Monday, December 6, 2010

Luggage Carts and Hallways

My life is an interesting one all right.  Things just happen to me!  Haha.  But most of my experiences are rather humorous.  I think one of my most favorite memories is something that happened to me in Nauvoo this summer.  Yes, Aunt MaryEllen, you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about!  Story time! 

We took a family vacation to Nauvoo, IL this summer to visit my aunt and uncle, Linda and Steve, who were serving a mission.  We took Grandma and Grandpa, and MaryEllen came along with us.  So basically, it was just a big party the whole time.

My whole life, I've always wanted to ride a luggage cart through the halls of our hotels.  But Mom and Dad never let us.  Haha.  Wonder why!  Well, I found out this time around.  Devin, Aunt MaryEllen, and I went down to the lobby to get the luggage cart, and we were in the elevator going up to our room.  I was bored, so I sat down.  MaryEllen sat down with me.  We got to our floor, and I was planning on getting off, but then realized that this could be a fun ride.  So we were like, "Push us Devin!"  Our room was at the very end of the hall, so it was a long, straight shot. 

This was the funnest ride of my life!  It's like a makeshift Disneyland ride!  We were laughing the whole time hanging on for dear life.  We started twisting this way and that ever so slightly, the rush of stale hotel hallway breeze running through our hair.  Well, we were getting to the end, and we weren't slowing down.  So we get there, and Devin whips us around to stop us.  Well, this is the end result.

But that's not the end.  We were laying on the ground like this for literally 10 minutes.  Once we were finally able to catch our breath, we looked at each other and burst into laughter again.  Mom heard noise, opened the door, and said, "I don't even want to know," and shut it.  So we laugh even harder!  Then, this random lady comes walking down the hallway.  She stops and stares at us, says, "I wish I had my camera!" and keeps walking.  By this time, our faces are super red and we can't even catch our breath. 

We finally went in the room and finish packing, but still, every time we looked at each other, the endless giggles erupted once again.  I still can't help but laugh every time I see this picture or even just think about it.  So thanks MaryEllen for a great memory and bonding moment!  And thanks to Devin for helping this dream come true!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Where is my life heading?

This is a question I've been asking myself for a couple of years.  I'm now a freshman at BYU-Idaho studying Early Childhood Special Ed.  I LOVE it!  I finally figured out what I needed to do with my life.  And it was a really tough decision.  It's not the most comforting feeling not knowing where my life's heading.  I said so many prayers trying to decide!  So how did I decide to do Special Ed?  It wasn't an easy decision.  In fact, it was something I DID NOT want to do.  I've tried for over 6 months to find a job so I could work over the summer before I went to school.  No luck.  Sure, there were places hiring, but the problem was, there were TONS of teenagers competing for the same jobs.  So it was pretty much impossible.  My Mom had been trying to get me to apply to some developmental agencies to work with the disabled.  I just never wanted to do it.  It didn't sound like the type of thing I wanted to do.  Well guess what?  I finally got a job!  And care to guess where?  Yep.  The one place I didn't want to be.  But i put a smile on my face and went to my first day of work, not knowing what to expect.  But ever since that first day, I had a weird feeling about what I was doing.  It just felt RIGHT!  And I began to love my job more and more!  I love the clients I work with, I love my coworkers, I love everything!  Then... *click*  The lightbulb turned on.  I knew what to study in college!  This is one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life so far!  Yeah, it will be hard, but so worth it.  I'm so thankful for the way the Lord works!  He knew what I needed to do, but I was too stubborn to find out.  So He threw me out there, and BAM!  The Lord works in mysterious ways, for which I'm so thankful!  I should have learned to listen to my mom first though.  It could have saved me a lot of headaches!  So listen to your parents!  They really do know what they're talking about!