It's finals week. The library is open until 1 am. Weird things start to happen when you spend hours speaking in hushed tones surrounded by rows of books that no one ever opens (hashtag the internet).
Things I have learned the last few days on the 2nd floor.
1. Things are funnier in the "quiet study area"
2. We aren't very good at being quiet and I'm pretty sure everyone in this area hates us.
3. Headphone dance parties in the bookshelves of the basement (learned nothing but had such a great time it needed to be included on the list)
4. If you aren't careful you may find that you can consume a large amount of candy, cafe brownies and any other edible items retrieved from the depths of everyone's backpacks.
5. The time to things accomplished ratio is is skewed depressingly far left... or right... which ever way shows that you didn't get enough done for the amount of time you spend staring at your computer screen.
6. Studying with other people is much more fun but not necessarily a good choice. However, the memories are totally worth the lack of sleep. Love my aggies!
Kira looking F I N E
Not so quality photo from my phone with a filter to try and make it look better.
Love and Hate these Library nights!!!!
Only Nicole and I would wake up early to capture the perfect roommate Easter photo.
kiss kiss and Happy Easter from Megan and Nicole.
It was a B E A U T I F U L Sunday morning, perfect for Easter. #BecauseOfHim I am able to feel the joys of each and everyday. I was able to come to Utah State and live with my wonderful roommate. I am grateful for sunshine and springtime and for Nicole! I love Easter and my Savior Jesus Christ.
It sure left its mark on us, we sure left out mark on it
We let the world know we were here with everything we did
We laid a lot of memories down, like tattoos on this town
Like tattoos on this town
Let's not talk about how the semester is ending. I'm not ready to write that post yet. Instead let's take a moment to acknowledge how cool Logan, Utah is! They call this place the concrete jungle. I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning with two wonderful gals vandalizing and ignoring all the school work waiting for us back at the bottom.
Picture overload but I don't even care because I loved this place. (photo credit: Nicole Tucker)
Dear next person who tells me how quickly it has gone by or how they can't believe it's already been a year... I may explode on you. This has been a LONG year as far as my sister goes. It feels like she has been gone a lifetime. What I have learned in the last year is that no average missionary lasts 12 months in Nicaragua. My sister is something special! It has been hard not having her around to help me stumble through the big mile stones I have hit this last year. However, I have a testimony that what she has been doing instead is far more important. Haley has always been a hard worker and tougher than most girls. It's a good thing she is because reading her e-mails I have thought more than once about how if I were in her shoes I would search the jungle for the fastest plane out of there. Oh I miss her sassy attitude and even her bossy tendencies. I'm already looking forward to my reunion with her 19.5 months from now. xoxo to my favorite Hermana today and Happy hump day.
Whose idea was it to put the evacuation of the Donetsk Ukraine mission and a 6.8 Earthquake in Managua in the same day? The goodbyes started this weekend too and I wasn't prepared for that. I am no where near on track with my school work and I wonder if Heavenly Father is over estimating my capability to managebalancecopefunction ... who knows what I am doing at this point.
Today I sat in the last fast and testimony meeting of the year and thought life as an 18/19/20 year old is emotional. The last few month of my life have been some of the hardest few month of my life and I am not alone in saying that. Find yourself any 'not a kid but not quite and adult yet' and there is a good chance they'll say the same thing. Life is hard, love isn't as peachy as the movies show it to be, school is demanding, money can't buy happiness but is require to stay alive, people frustrate and disappoint you, sometimes you have to say goodbye but you hang on to those
Magical Moments and Meaningful Memories.
Life might be full of emotions but what would it be without them..probably pretty boring.
> take a road trip with no predetermined destination
> publish something
> set foot in Europe (maybe even visit Frodsham England)
> earn a college degree
> visit one of the original 7 wonders of the world (link)
> see a musical on Broadway
> spell out something inspiring or a proclamation of love on a freeway overpass
> spend a whole day doing and eating only things that start with the letter M
> paint something I would want to hang on a wall in my living room
> sleep on the beach
> watch all 8 Harry Potter movies without stopping (meaning stay awake)
> do something recklessly adventurous
> cook delicious Asian foods and eat it sitting on a cushion on the ground
> have a flower garden
> sing karaoke
> go up in a hot air balloon
> visit Harry Potter world
> dress up, have a tea party and play croquet
> decorate an entire room with only thrifted things
> watch the sunrise from the top of a mountain
> read my horoscope every day for a year
> take a scenic motorcycle ride through the Grand Canyon with my husband
> Spend a 4th of July in a nothin' but cowboy America loving country town
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and this is my four minutes.
Words I needed to hear were spoken this year. I'm grateful for the love I felt and the people I listened with. I realized this year how much I have taken for granted the blessing that I have received in the form of frequent conference tickets. Sunday morning is one of my favorite sessions to attended because you get to listen to sounds of Sunday before. Given I was a little sleepy this year but my subconscious appreciated the beautiful music. I'm so grateful for these good looking family members of mine (plus Haley).
I needed this weekend and wish it could have lasted longer. I'm happiest when I'm with my family! So lucky to get to have them for eternity. I miss them while I am at school and it was especially hard to drive in opposite directions this time.
It sure is fun to be together! I mean look at these studs dressing up for the movies ;)
I need to go re-watch Sunday afternoon because paying attention when the whole Marchant fam is around was not gonna happen. I sure love them and laugh the hardest when I am with them. My family is really close and I wouldn't want it any other way.
I was was a big winner at the Desert Books give away Saturday night, Holla! And of course I had to take a selfie with my fellow Toronto pals! (They both served as mission presidents in my mission.)
I wonder what I'll think when I look back on this part of my life.
The tears came as I hugged my family goodbye this afternoon.
The tears came again when I walked into my apartment to hugs and 'i missed you's.
The tears came and keep coming. They sit right below the surface ready to leak out given any opportunity.
I wonder if the will be how the next 2 months will go. I sure hope not but the emotional ups and downs only seem to get worse as June 4th gets closer. I love college and I love the crazy, the fun, the loud, the everything. However, I can be surrounded by giggling screaming girls and yet I can feel so alone.
Bring it on Satan. I'm never alone and I recognize that these feelings of discouragement don't come from my Father in Heaven. That's what I will focus on. Time to dig deep and finish the last mile of this race.
Fun friends and furry B A B Y A N I M A L S made for a fantastic day.
We did not get to hold the baby bears and I am pretty upset about that, I really am. However, I did pet a whole plethora of farm animals. I'm not a pet person but I acknowledge the cuteness of God's creations and I dig things like baby animals days for giving me the opportunity to enjoy them.
Let's face it.. Everything is cuter when it is a baby!
We stopped by the ever so delicious Crepery on our way home. It is a must experience if you ever find yourself in Logan. Love, love, love that place.
My roommate pointed out to me today that we only had one month left until the semester was over. I seriously can't wrap my mind around that fact. Time to squeeze in as many experiences as I can into these last few weeks- oh and accomplish the tremendous amount of school work on my to do list. I may be really busy, stressed and slightly overwhelmed but I sure am happy today.