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Monday, July 18, 2011


This picture was taken the day my life changed.

So much has happened since then. I've broken the news to my friends, cried, I've visited my new home and met some people that will be in my ward, cried, said goodbye to my friends at school, cried, said goodbye to my cheer team, cried, said goodbye to some of my closest friends, cried, said goodbye to my ward in Arizona, cried, said goodbye to one of my best friends Brooklynn today, cried, attempted to face the fact that things aren't going to be the same anymore, cried, said goodbye to my family, cried...

And now, here I am three months later, sitting in the same spot as where I took the picture in April; staring at a bunch of boxes.

I've watched the movers pack away everything in my house, cried, came home to a bare house with boxes everywhere, cried, and tomorrow I'm going to hang out with Ashley for the last time. That's going to be another tough goodbye. And if that isn't enough, tonight is my last night sleeping at my house in Glendale. Thirteen years of being in this house. So much has happened here, and I have so many memories in this house. It's hard to imagine that this is it. This is the end of my life in Arizona. One more day and then it's all over. And it's hard to enjoy my last times here because of all the emotion. So, let's just say water proof mascara has been coming in handy lately...but, it's time to move forward. I've got bigger and better things coming for me. Wish me luck. The next time I post on this, I will be 1767 miles away.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


My mom and I flew up to our new home a few weeks ago. Here's how everything went down:

Thursday: Our flight left at 5:00ish and it was a looong plane ride (at least to me it was long...ha :) ) I sat next to a random couple with a cute little boy who kept trying to steal my pencil while I was doing homework. We got there really late and I remember right as I walked off the plane, I could feel the humidity. Ew. Then my dad was there to pick us up. :) It was about a 45 minute drive from the airport and all I did was look out the window the whole time. It was really dark so it was hard to see all the green and trees, but it was light enough that I could see it was nothing like Arizona...

Friday: My dad went to work and our realtor came and picked us up to go check out the high schools. That was when I could really see how different it was there...

First we went to [school #1]. It was big and confusing...and it blew my mind that it was all one huge building (because no one wants to walk from class to class in the snow...obviously.) The man-counselor gave us a tour and then we left. I thought this school was okay...

Then we went to [school #2]. I thought the last school was big and confusing...holy crap, NO. This school was BIG and confusing. We're talking almost 5,000 high school kids. Plus, the counselor was an idiot so I wasn't very pleased with this school. In fact, I was so unpleased with it that I started crying.

Our realtor took us to Paradise Bakery and I completely lost it and started bawling in the bathroom. That lunch wasn't so fun to say the least... From there on out I was a complete wreck for the rest of the trip.

Next we went to [school #3]. I honestly loved this school...it was small and the kids oddly enough seemed like they were having fun. That's when I started feeling better about moving and I was positive that this was the school I was supposed to be at.

We picked up my dad and looked at a few houses that night, but nothing jumped out at us. Then we went over to a family's house who invited us over when they heard we were moving up there. They invited two laurels from that ward over to hang out with me, which was super nice! Their names were Katie and Milani. We talked for a little bit and then they wanted to go ride around on their Rhinos (mind you I hadn't been on one since my accident, so I was fuhhhreaking out the whole time.) And I met another family that was in their ward. Then we got pelted with water balloons by little girls. After that, we watched Pirates of the Carribean and talked some more. It was a good night. :) It made me feel SO much better about moving.

Saturday: House hunting day. (I'll keep this short, but it was a looooooong day.) We looked at quite a few houses and right as we were about to give up for the weekend, we found this one that was in the same ward as the people we met and school #1 (which I was kind of upset about, but Heavenly Father knows what's best for me...)

and we bought it. The End.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

“Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever.”

It's crazy how your entire life can be changed in an instant. This past week has been...insane. Before I get to the news, let's rewind back to a few weeks ago. My life was perfect. At least it felt like it. Things had been going my way with boys lately... :) so I was happy about that. And I had just gotten home from my Nationals competition in Las Vegas and we did a.m.a.z.i.n.g. So I was super pumped about next season and so happy that I found something I loved so much.

Anyways, we got home late on Sunday night so my parents let me sleep in. I took as long as I could getting ready that morning trying to see if it would get me out of going to school. Finally my parents gave in and said I could stay home from school. Then my mom and dad called me out of my room and brought me into the family room so they could "update me on some things."

I sat down, my heart was beating. Then my dad started talking. "So I just wanted to go over our plans for the summer" (In my head I was just like ehhh, okay. This isn't a big deal like I thought it would be.) "You've got your trip with Kathy to Oklahoma, Girl's Camp, EFY, and a move to INDIANA."


(I didn't actually say that, but that's what was going through my head.) My eyes opened really wide and I said, "for sure?!?" I was in shock. Complete shock. I started to cry...

Be grateful for this moment in time. Always be grateful. You never know when something will come your way and change your life completely.

I'm gonna miss this place.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Hold up, wait a minute; put a little love in it."

I had to blur out the name of my team on our uniforms because I don't trust people on the Internet that I don't know. :)

I love that I'm the only one that's not blurry. :)

I love them!!

Skyler. Lauren. Brinlee. Taylor.

We're all going to miss you Skyler... :(

**2nd Place** Awww yeeeeah.