October 28, 2013

a new fall look

It is fun to have a photographer for a roommate because you get a lot of stellar pictures! Photo Cred to Nicole Tucker photography check out her work it is great!

This story may be one of my favorites from college so far. It was later in the evening (really more like midnight) on Thursday night. It had been a long hard day of midterms and I was done with tests for the week and ready to get the weekend started. The door was open and people came in and out through out the night drinking homemade dirty dr. peppers (my personal favorite). One girl came up with color setting in her hair- the spark that lite the fire. I decided I wanted to dye my hair for fall. I had never done it before. Why not? You only are a freshman in college once right? (YOLO?) If I was gonna do it than why not do it that night. Everyone agreed with the idea and off we went to Wal-mart! Luck would have it that one of my roommates is a talented hair dresser and she worked her magic on a few of us. It was a long process for I have a lot of hair and we didn't finish until 4am. My cute friends sat up all night to see the finished product.


 [room-meyt, room-] Show IPA
a person who is assigned to share or shares a room or apartment with another or others.
those with whom you paint your nails and dye your hair
1780–90,  Americanism; room + mate1
2013-2014 Utah State University

This picture makes me laugh so hard. Just call us the next pretty little lairs! hahaha
I love them. I love them so very much!

October 25, 2013

on top of the world

Imagine Dragons

It was my first concert (I don't really count David Archuleta in the 8th grade) and what a concert it was. I have been a big fan of their music for quite a while and hearing them live was phenomenal.
I knew all the words so sang and screamed like any good fan would have. I loved every minute of it and wished it would have lasted longer.

October 23, 2013

open road

I hit a freeway barrier about a month or so ago on my way home from school. It has made me really nervous to drive but tonight I fell in love with the open road.

...there is something soothing to the soul in the rhythm of driving.
the long stretch of open road ahead mesmerizing and
darkness engulfed the scenery so i watched the headlights of cars.
cars passing me and me passing them,
back and forth everything moving like clock work.
no other obligations at that moment but to drive forward
everything else in my world has no choice but to wait.
instead of worrying about everything waiting for me
i day dreamed
free to think about whatever i wanted
no one in ear shot to hear me sing at the top of my lungs to all my favorite songs
in that moment, through that canyon,
i fell in love with the road
that night the drive went by too quickly
if i had gas and time to spare who knows how far i would have gone...

October 21, 2013

My City

It's my city my city childhood my life that's right, right under those lights

Spent a Saturday night drinking swig sitting on the top of Dixie rock over looking my home turf.
I can't even count how many nights and even a fair few days have consisted of staring down on St. George.
Man does that rock have a lot of memories-
First place I ever held hands with a boy.
Where I spent a bitter-sweet (mostly bitter) "last night together".
Countless heart to hearts with dear friends who are now far away.
Day dates, picnics, laughter and tears... I was slightly overwhelmed when I began to try and list all that has happened there. It is safe to say that the view up there brings back a lot of memories. It has growing up and high school written all over it. While I am glad to be living the next chapter of my life it was fun to sit and reminisce for a moment. Good old Dixie rock is a must visit if you ever find yourself in St. George.

October 20, 2013

Red Rocks

Snow Canyon State Park

Picture overload so you can share in my obsession of these red rocks I love so much!
A sunny day with the perfect Southern Utah fall temperature is hard to beat.
My happiest childhood memories included many hikes with my family. As we walked my mom told me how she wished I could remember riding around in one of those back pack things on family hikes when I was just a little girl. I might not remember those hikes but somewhere inside me I sense it. I feel happy there on those trails with the people I love very most. I belong under that bright sun in that red dirt.
It is funny the things you realize you love when you no longer have them. The red rocks have been that for me and I got a good fill of them this last weekend.  Hopefully it will carry me over until Christmas when I can find myself among them again.
The iPhone did alright with pictures I'd say.

October 17, 2013

Coming Home

There really is no place like home.
Pulling off the I-15 exit to hear the words
"I'm coming home
I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming home
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they've forgiven my mistakes
I'm coming home, I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming home"
sang by a car full of home hungry college kids as it blasts from the speakers.
There really is nothing like those red rocks and still feeling the sun on your skin even at this time of year.
Oh St. George I've missed you. To speak in song lyrics again
"Back where I belong. I've never felt so strong"

Fall break... what a blessing and what a weekend it will be!

October 15, 2013


one of the hardest parts about being away for school has been not being able to see these boys play.  i'm so glad that i got the chance to watch this handsome freshman football captain do what he loves!  he is one of  the most dedicated athletes i have ever met and i'm proud i get to call him my brother!

 when did he grow up? i mean really look how good looking he is! watch out ladies he may break some hearts! and he is taller than me a which i am not so okay with because he is supposed to be the bee-boo (baby)
 it felt good to laugh and joke and even to have those funny brothers push my buttons! love the fam!

October 14, 2013

sick of goodbyes

See ya in 2 Elder

[I know I already posted about this guy once but it's my blog and I can do whatever I please right?]

It's hard to hang up when you know you wont hear that voice for a long time. I'm so grateful to have been able to have such an incredible friend in my life. I'm excited to see what great things Elder Paddock will do in the mission field. I'm sure gonna miss this kid but those people need him more than I do. I know, that is hard to believe because he keeps me sane and feeds my hunger for humor. The total came to 11,491 snap chats. I don't really know what I am gonna do while I wait for the bus now that my top snap chatter will be MIA from the social media world. To be frank I am rather sick and tired of these goodbyes. It begins to take a toll on you. Luckily or maybe unluckily Zack is the last of them for a while and then hopefully sooner rather than later it will be my turn.

I love Uncle Bret

A few months ago my Uncle Bret learned that he had Mesothelioma.

Not Uncle Bret
He is too strong and tough for cancer
Not Uncle Bret
He is too selfless and loving for cancer
Not Uncle Bret
He is too relied upon for cancer
Not Uncle Bret
That's not fair

Tonight we gathered as an extended family. We fasted and prayed and listened to beautiful blessings and faith inspiring testimony. The things I felt are hard to put into words. Bret Frodsham is a super hero in my eyes. I didn't know it was possible to face a trial like this cancer with such a positive attitude and unshakable faith in God.
If you need to read something inspiring or need a reminder about what is really important in this life got read bret54.blogspot.com

My Uncle Bret
Strong and tough enough to beat this cancer
My Uncle Bret
Still selfless and loving while battling cancer
My Uncle Bret
Relies on the Lord to face this cancer
My Uncle Bret
What faith he has

As we were leaving he gave each of the college kids 20 dollars. This isn't the first time he has done this. How is it that someone can think so much of other people and be so generous at a time like this? I was touched tonight by the testimony and example of an incredible man I am lucky to be related to.

October 11, 2013

Thinking of the Birthday boy

Happy Birthday Braison
It is hard to think it has been 8 years since you went to serve your mission in heaven.  I think about you a lot. Even more so lately as I experience mile stones like high school graduation, missions and college. Some times it still doesn't feel right that you weren't here for all of that. I know that our Father in Heaven had a different plan for you. I can't even imagine the good you are doing with that sweet spirit of yours. You made such an impact in my life in the short time you lived on this earth. I still think of you watching from heaven and it helps me want to be the best I can be. I try to treat others the way you always did with such kindness and love. I love you and miss you Braison Coe Hullinger. One day I will see you again and I hope that I can live the kind of life you would have.
Your friend,
Megan Frodsham


“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple...” ― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

October 9, 2013

Dear "John"

Thank you T-Swift for writing the perfect song.

Long were the nights when my days once revolved around you.
Counting my footsteps
Praying the floor won’t fall through, again
And my mother accused me of losing my mind but I swore I was fine

You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain
And I lived in your chess game but you changed the rules everyday
Wonderin’ which version of you I might get on the phone, tonight
Well I stopped pickin’ up and this song is to let you know why

Dear "John", I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
The girl in the dress cried the whole way home, I should've known.

Well maybe it’s me and my blind optimism to blame
Or maybe it’s you and your sick need to give love then take it away

And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand
And I'll look back in regret how I ignored when they said, "Run as fast as you can."

Dear "John", I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
The girl in the dress cried the whole way home

Dear "John", I see it all now it was wrong
Don’t you think 19s too young to be played by your dark, twisted games?
When I loved you so, I should've known.

You are an expert at 'Sorry' and keeping lines blurry
Never impressed by me acing your tests
All the girls that you've run dry have tired lifeless eyes cause you've burned them out
But I took your matches before fire could catch me so don’t look now
I’m shining like fireworks over your sad empty town

Dear "John", I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
The girl in the dress cried the whole way home

I see it all now that you're gone
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
The girl in the dress
Wrote you a song, you should’ve known.

You should’ve known
Don’t you think I was too young?
You should’ve known.

This has been my favorite Taylor Swift song for about 10 months now. I can't wait for the day when the 'ghost of High School past' stops haunting me. I guess I there is still something I can learn or maybe I just try to see the humor and go with "it makes a really good story".

October 7, 2013

Families are Forever

I love these people most!

I want nothing more than to be with them but being with them reminds me how much I miss them.

It feels like such a long time before all 6 of us will be together again and today that feels really really hard. A few years is not very long in an eternal perspective but to a homesick girl that is a hard thing to remember.

October 5, 2013

Subtle but Significant Blessings

General Conference Weekend

General Conference is a blessing I often take for granted.  I have such fond memories of sessions I have attended with my family. I love the conference center and am never disappointed by the messages delivered by the Prophets of the Lord.

Another one bites the dust...

15 million members of the church and I got to sit by one of my favorite people. It was the most pleasant surprise and a little mini-miracle. I love this boy so much. He leaves on his mission in just a little over a week now. I will miss his snap chats and phone calls. He seriously is one of the very best friends I have ever had. I wouldn't have made it through my Senior year of high school without him. He will be the most amazing missionary. Zack's example has strengthened my testimony and I have no doubt he will do incredible things speaking Spanish in Nebraska.

October 4, 2013

Game Day

The Big Game

It turned out a little different from what I had envisioned.

It started with a long cold night on the quad.
It was a blast for the first couple hours then it got cold.
Thousands of students braved the chill air and hard ground for the little piece of paper wrapped around their wrist that got them a little closer to the field.

Then down went Chuckie in the first quarter and with him the dream of a win. Win or lose I'm proud to be an Aggie! Being in the Hurd is everything I ever dreamed it would be. Going to games with my big brother is easily one of my very favorite parts of the #aggielife.

October 1, 2013

A bitter plung

30 seconds of bravery 

I had to jump fast because there were some fierce butterflies in my stomach and I did not hike across that railroad to chicken out. I closed my eyes and braced myself to hit the water. After what felt like a extremely long fall I felt the sharp sting of the chill water. The cold went deep into my lungs. My head broke through to the surface and air was hard to find. After a few desperate gasps I thought...
that was awesome.

'This is living through college'

The Jump
The Fall
The Splash
The Trek
The Date

The Guys 
The Gals