Yes 2010 is here, crazy. I have not made a new year’s resolution and I am not sure if I am going to, resolution schmesolution. I am just trying to enjoy these last few days of my break and I am hoping that my January stays pretty low key.
Snowboarding with the boyfriend was really fun. I fell a lot, which was expected, I have a very soar butt, which was also expected, I did really well after we ate lunch, not expected. I was really happy that after we ate lunch I spent hardly any time at all on my butt and I spent most of it actually snowboarding. I had a great time overall and I am really excited for the next time that we go, which will be soon.
As promised I have some pictures from our trip and just some randoms from experimenting with my new camera.

My mom and me.

My niece Aggie.

My nephew Hudson.

The best friend Kimmi and I shopping in downtown Olympia.

So glad the boyfriend is back from Florida!

The boyfriend and me taking a walk at sunset.

The harbor in downtown Olympia.

The capitol.

On our way to White Pass!

White Pass.

The lovely boyfriend and myself.

The first half of my day.

Eating lunch.

Getting ready to drive home.


I was very curious about what the boyfriend was going to get me for Christmas because it was very oddly shaped and he told me I would never guess it….it was a snowboarding trip to White Pass! I have been wanting to try snowboarding and when we went to Mt. Hood last year we really wanted to go together. So we just got back from renting our snowboards and we are waking up soooo early to head up to the pass and spend the day there. I am pretty excited, to say the least.

Also, I have been taking lots of pictures with my new camera and it is AMAZING! After our trip tomorrow I will definitely be posting pictures!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful end of the year and I am looking forward to sharing all of my pictures with you!

I have a story…as promised from yesterday’s blog. A couple of weekends ago I was getting frustrated because I still have not received my degree from the community college that I graduated from in June and they told me that I would get it four months after the completion of my classes; it has now been six months. I was looking through paperwork from the school and I decided that I should look at my transcript online to make sure that I actually did get the degree I thought that I applied for. Sure enough, my degree was posted, and even better, it was posted as a direct transfer degree. This means that when my classes got transferred to PLU I wouldn’t have to take any general university requirements. Unfortunately, for some reason PLU did not have me listed as having a direct transfer degree and they told me that I had to take 5 more classes. So I was already registered to take a class during J-term for one of the requirements to get it out of the way and I was so excited when I found out I didn’t have to take it. To make a long story short, I carried out so much correspondance with the school that pretty much went as follows: SPSCC sent my transcripts before my degree was posted so I would have to request a new official transcript, I did this and the school still has not received it (one frustrating thing), in the place of the class I am taking I was going to take a phsychology class so that I could get a minor but they were all full (pretty much a lose-lose situation there), if I did drop the class and the school received my transcript I could do two things: pay $450 for food and not take a class but just work or pay $200 for the late fee to cancel my room and stay home for an extra month and not work (also a lose-lose situation). There has been so much fuss and stress over this (and I am sure there is so much to the story I have left out as I have been dealing with this for the last 2+ weeks) that I just decided to keep the class because J-term tuition is free, I could still work, and then when PLU gets my transcript I would be fine and I would gain some new knowledge from the philosophy class that I am taking (I am trying to look at the silver lining). SOOOO that is the story.

In other more exciting news, tomorrow we are having our family chrismas party and I am really excited; it is my favorite part of Christmas!!!
This is last years Christmas tree…I just wanted something Christmasy on here though! And I won’t be such a butt about posting pictures on here so I will post some pictures from the partay tomorrow! Hope you are having a great weekend!

So as many of you know, I have been looking for a new way to put pictures on my blog without posting them individually and I also dislike the gallery postings. As you can see, I have flickr on the right side of my page (those are not my pictures) and today I set up an accout. However, I am not sure if that is what I want and I don’t think that I will ever find what I want. I have like 100 pictures that I want to put on here but I really do not have the time to post each one individually…sooooo I am taking suggestions on what I could put on my page or how I should post these pictures.


After taking Jenni’s advice about what I should do in this spare time of mine, I decided to post the pictures I took of my room (even though I hate the process of doing it, honestly, it takes FOREVER!)

This is the entry way and my closet. I am going to hang a curtain there so that my clothes are not always showing.

This is the rest of my room.

A close up of the bookshelf.

The desk and more shelving.

The, um, chair and stuff.

And lastly, the sleeping quarters.

I still haven’t decided where I am going to hang some of my pictures but for the most part, it is all put together.

is my middle name right now. I have been packing for my move this Thursday and I have a long ways to go. My biggest problem is that I want to take more than I have room for. It is very difficult to pick what I want to leave behind. Packing my clothes with be hell.

In other news, my cousin is getting married on the 12th and I have a lot to do for that as well. All of the bridesmaids are doing a dance at the reception and I have not been practicing at all. I know about the first 10 seconds….I have a ways to go.

School starts on the 8th, thank goodness I have all of my paperwork done but until the wedding is over, I will not be comfortable with prioritizing my tasks for the first week of school. Although I cannot wait to start, I am also dreading it because I know I have so much to do other than school.

I went on vacation last week and I am too lazy to blog about that right now and post pictures. I will do that later as well post some things that I have been meaning to post for the last couple of months (oh I am terrible). I will say that vacation was amazing and so much fun.

I will be posting pictures of my room once I get it all together…I can’t wait!

Oh I had a wonderful birthday this year! I got to celebrate it a day early with James and it was amazing.

We went to dinner at Farelli’s for pizza. It was funny because it took us forever to decide what we wanted and then we decided that we wanted a big pizza so that we could have leftovers because we ate dinner super early. Then when they brought our pizza to us the lady was like “there are three pieces here that got really done on the crust. Do you want us to make another small pizza for you to make up for it?” We were like “HECK YES!” So we got our extra pizza and had a ton left over.

James got me some awesome pictures and roller baldes for my birthday. They are so amazing and we went down to the Tacoma waterfront to rollerblade. Before we went, we decide that maybe we should go on a practice run outside the house before we went because there are some pretty amazing rollerbladers down there and we didn’t want to look like idiots. I am so glad that we practiced. Rollerblading is a lot harder than I remember it being. We practiced and adjusted my rollerblades for a good hour before we felt a tiny bit confident that we wouldn’t totally embarrass ourselves.


These are the blades. The ones on the right are his and the ones on the left are mine.


This is the result of practice. I would have rather had it happen in front of the house instead of at the water front.

The drive to the waterfront…





“What are you even taking pictures of?”


“My motto is point and shoot.”














It was a great day and although I acquired some bumps and bruises, it was worth it.