Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Why are we friends??

I love my friends, I really do. But sometimes I just have to wonder WHY we are friends. Don't get me wrong they are the best and I wouldn't trade them for anything. But the other day Mia, Rachel, Zoe, and I all got together, It was one of the few times we've all been together since highschool. We sat and talked for hours, and it was some quality talkage, that's for sure. But we're just different, SO different, all of us. In fact, it may prove difficult to find 4 close friends more different than us.
What do we have in common? The only thing I can think of is the memories we have made together. I mean, we're not friends with the same people, we have different opinions on everything, we enjoy different things, and basically we're different in every way possible.
But I love them all the same. I love how we can still talk forever, even though we are all moving in different directions, living in different places, and experiencing different things.
I'm sure glad we're friends.

oh and ps... kymber renee causey can be added to that list as well. she wasn't there that night, but i love her guts as well! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

College Rivalry :)

Another reason why Thanksgiving is the best time of the year: college football rivalry week.

I think I already mentioned the BYU-Utah game... that's the game that my family waits for all season.. It was a good game for sure, exciting until the last dreadful second, but unfortunately the outcome was no bueno. But I'm over that one now. Why? One, because it happened almost a week ago, but mostly because last night was the ASU -U of A game. Oh baby! It makes me happy just thinking about it!

We've been planning on going to this game for months.. We bought our tickets in September, so it always seemed so far away. But once we all got back from Thanksgiving break it was trash talking time! We went as a huge group, a divided group. There were 7 ASU fans, and 15 U of A fans. So, naturally, throughout the week there was plenty of trash talk going around, all in good fun of course :).

Now when we first started planning this, I didn't know who I should go for. I never really cared for ASU or U of A. But after pondering the situation for about a week, I decided I could be a devil at heart. So I became ASU all the way!

Well yesterday was gameday!! We took off for Tucson at about one. After lunch at Raegan's, we got to the stadium (after getting lost) and in our seats about 25 minutes before kickoff. I was wearing a gold shirt, so I was booed a lot walking into the stadium. It was awesome! The place was packed, there was a fair amount of ASU fans, but the place screamed red.

The first half was not very exciting. At all. There were no big plays and neither team was playing that well. ASU was up 6-0, after 2 field goals (one of them 52 yards!), at half time.

But then the second half came. Oh man. U of A got their first touchdown and made it 7-6. Well, the stands erupted, it was the first thing they had to cheer about all game. But it was Cody and Blaine getting all up in my face about it and all my U of A friends cheering and trashtalking that made me get all competitive. Before that I still didn't care a whole lot about who won, but not now. ASU needed to win.

So then I started screaming and getting way more into it. The game got super intense and it was even better being with U of A and ASU fans! This is where it got exciting, we were up on our feet for the majority of the game remaining. Everyone was going nuts, there was so much screaming, so many moans, claps; anticipation was extremely high.

U of A got another touchdown in the 3rd quarter, 14-6 U of A. More trashtalking in my face. Arielle, Raegan, and I just look at each other, everyone else is high fiving and screaming. Then in the fourth quarter ASU scored a fieldgoal, 14-9 U of A. Then ASU recovered a U of A fumble YEAH DEVILS! and scored a touchdown 17-14 ASU! That shut them up! Then after another ASU fieldgoal it was 20-14 ASU with 56 seconds left. U of A then scored another touchdown after a huge kickoff return, it was tied 20-20 with 27 seconds left, CRAP! The crowd goes absolutely wild, everyone thinks that's the game. Brian, Raegan, Arielle, and I try to avoid all the "what now's?" coming our way. So many celebrations.U of A goes for the extra point. BLOCKED. Oh baby! Still tied, to overtime we go! Everyone was on their feet. The stadium was so loud! Both U of A and ASU made a fieldgoal, so into double overtime we went. ASU scored a touchdown and made the extra point, 30-23 devils. Then U of A came back and scored yet another touchdown.. going for the extra point, deflected, wait, it still went in, no, that was close, refs? what's going on? NO GOOD!! ASU WINS!!!!!!!!!!
2 deflected kicks that cost them the game!! Ahh! It was so intense!

The game was so sweet! So much fun! So loud! Such a nail biter! And ASU prevailed!! The second half was awesome! I didn't think I could handle it at times, It was a great game! And my voice was definitely gone, but it was definitely worth it!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving is the best time of the year!

The end of the year is the best! It all starts in October when things start to cool off, you just get a wave of excitement for what's coming. Then November comes (and goes before you blink) and it gets even cooler and brings Thanksgiving, a time for family, football, and food. Then it's December! Lights come up, Christmas music starts blaring, nativity scenes are displayed, hot chocolate is needed after you get home from class ;), and everyone is full of holiday cheer and happy as can be!
But I think that Thanksgiving is really the best! And in my expert opinion, I have to say that I have the best Thanksgiving experience every year! Sorry guys, try again next year.

It's the Gunderson tradition to go up to Utah and feast at Grandma's house. It's the most wonderful time of year! This year it was blizzard weather.. so the
turkey bowl was in the snow!

We had 42 people over for dinner! (Everyone except some of my family and the Burr's). It was too cold to eat in the garage, so we ate in the warmth of the house.

That night, some of the cousins went to the revamped Gunnison Theatre to watch the 7th Harry Potter. It was 17 degrees outside. We got there and were waiting for the previews to start when the owner comes out and tells us that the heater had just broke. He said that we could leave if we wanted and he would give us our money back, or we could stay because someone was on their way to fix it, and we could get free popcorn and soda. So naturally we stayed and got free popcorn! Well, the guy came and was working on it... but it never got fixed! IT WAS FREEZING!! It was 52 degrees when he annouced it, but it dropped A LOT as we were watching. We all had hoods on, collars popped, knees in chairs, and I was shaking madly. It was like 30 degrees in that place! But the movie was good!

Black Friday means shopping, right? Well, when you're in Centerfield you don't have that many options. So every year we drive the 45 minutes to Ephraim to go to Walmart! Haha! It's fun! Then we usually stop at the Malt Shoppe on the way home. The malt shoppe was closed this year, and so was the fudge place in Manti that Adam says is the best place ever. So we went to a small ice cream and donut place... but they don't sell donuts on the day after Thanksgiving. Haha. Oh well, it was still fun!

Friday afternoon Paula and Rachel came for a few hours since they decided to abandon us and not come on Thanksgiving. We spent the rest of the day watching football, talking, going on walks, and playing games.

That night, everyone had gone home.. or to another cousin's home, except Adam, Amanda, Jeremy, Kyle, Tara, Mattew, Jacob and I. So we went to the Ephraim theatre and saw Megamind. IT WAS HILARIOUS!

Saturday was Jared and Jarom's baptism in Springville! We all went to that then went back to their house for lunch!

Thanksgiving weekend is rivalry weekend. So we get to watch the BYU-Utah game together every year. This family loves BYU. We were just born with BYU blood... Except the rebels, Shane and Jared. So Ashley made Jarom and Jared this wonderful cake this year.

The BYU side was for Jarom and the Ute side for Jared. We sang happy birthday, after all the "to you's" everyone would yell BYU! Then they had a race to see who could blow out their candles first, Jarom aka BYU won.. only because Jared was stopped by a certain BYU fan.

After that, Mariam took our family pictures at a park in Springville.. it was mighty cold outside!

Adam, Jeremy, Matthew, Jacob, and I met Tara and Rachel at Kyle's work (a pizza buffet) in Alpine to watch the BYU-Utah game! We got there, paid for our food only to realize that they didn't have the right channel for the game. OI! So we scarrfed some food and were off to Grandma and Grandpa Burr's house to watch the second half of the game.
The game was HECKA intense. Utah ended up winning by one point, I don't want to be a sore loser and say it was all the ref's fault.. But... there was one call on a BYU interception that would probably had changed the outcome of the whole game. Oh well. We still had a chance with 4 seconds left, down by 1, with a field goal attempt.. but some guy came out of no where and blocked it. Oh well, it was a good game to watch and kept us interested until the last (very sad) second.
After BYU's first touchdown.

Shane after Utah's first touchdown.

After the blocked fieldgoal.

It was a great weekend! Let's do it again... next year! Same time, Same place! :) Be there!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I walk normal now!

It's a beautiful day! I don't have to hobble to class! haha! Oh how I love my life.... and my wonderful, hardworking, heal -themselves feet! :)
It's been quite the week. Monday night Cody popped the rest of the blisters. The only reason we didn't do all of them before was because rumor had it that it would cause infection. Well after one day of ridiculous walking that still caused pain.. just in a different place.. I didn't even care about infection... (well I do.. remember how I said I love my hardworking feet? Well they do work hard, believe me. I don't want them to get gangrene and fall off! That would be disasterous!) But alas, I was willing to take the chance.. I thought this way it would get a callous faster and I could be normal!
Tuesday morning I went to put shoes on before class... my left foot was definitely swollen and the buckle on my sandal didn't fit around it... so I wore slippers to class and devotional. It was awesome. I probably would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't accompanied with my wobble.. but oh well.
Wednesday I tried walking normal on my way home from class... my big blister on the sole of my foot exploded in my moccasin and sock. It was NASTY! Then throughout the rest of the day everytime a tad of pressure was put on that foot it would explode.. it happened 7 times! I don't even know how there was so much fluid in that thing!
Thursday the same thing... but I didn't even try to avoid it. I just walked and if I got a little squirt in my sock.... so be it. (Ok, that sounds disgusting... but I wasn't wearing shoes so it wasn't as gross.. and it only happened twice all day)
Now today there is not a problem in sight! Well, unless you look at the bottom of my feet.. but who's looking there? I mean, that's gross... I don't walk around showing people my feet! Especially now because there are little pieces of skin hanging off almost every toe of mine. But to the rest of the world who just sees me walking around.. I AM NORMAL AGAIN!! Ahh.. It's so refreshing!

I'm so upset that I didn't take pictures until Wednesday after they were all popped.. oh well... here are the ones on the soles.... ENJOY! (Oh. and you know how some people have good lookin' feet? Well I am not one of those people. But you can look at them anway... or look away... which ever you prefer)

Oh ya! My roommates MADE me ride this around Walmart on Monday. Never before have I gotten so many dirty looks from old people. I did not enjoy it. I wouldn't reccommend it.

Right foot

Left foot


Monday, November 8, 2010

Blisters, half marathons, and amateur doctors

This will be long! Beware!
This weekend I decided to run a half marathon. It was a womens half marathon benefitting Susan G. Komen for the cure. It wasn't really that big of a deal because I had zero expectations for it. I knew I would finish and I didn't really care about my time because I hadn't prepared for it at all. In fact the last time I even ran anything was a 5k in Provo last summer. Yep, it's bad.
Well I guess I should take back the zero expectations.. when we got down there and we were ready to start, I decided that I really wanted to finish before 3 hours. Now for all you runners out there, you probably think that is terrible, but i'm an amateur with absolutely NO training, so give me a break! :) Haha.
So the race begins and i'm pumped! I was so ready for this.. haha well my mind was ready, my body was not. The first 2 miles I was running with the 2.5 hour pace leader lady. That went well... until I slowed down. For the next 5 ish miles I was right in front of the 2:45 hour pace leader lady. Then I slowed down some more... right after mile 9 I could feel a blister coming on the sole of my foot. (I hate blisters, I might just add... I usually don't get them... but when I do, they are super blisters! It brought back memories from the first time I went to Havasupai... and that was no bueno) At mile 10 I was running with the 3:00 hour man, but right after the water/sunscreen stop I stopped and put a tube sock ( we were wearing them on our arms at the beginning because it was hecka cold when we started) on my foot for extra protection... my whimpy little ankle sock was just not doing the trick. But after this I could barely run.. well shuffle. My feet hurt so bad! But, I couldn't stop, I still had 3 miles to go! So for the next mile I was walk/shuffling.. but mostly walking. Not too long after mile 11 I took my shoe off altogether and walked in my sock. A lady came running up to me telling me to put a "blister bandaid" aka moleskin on my foot. I did so.. but I still could barely walk. About 200 steps later, I put the other sock on my foot and took my shoe off. I waddled the last 2 and a half miles... I was walking on the outsides of my feet.. and it KILLED and I looked like a freak! By the end I could barely put one foot in fronf of the other. Pain was the name of the game. I finally waddled past the finish line at 3 hours and 20 minutes.(Many people were taking pictuers of the "no shoes" girl, I heard many comments as I was finishing and apparently it was a topic of covnersation to many people after I finished) It was actually really fun! I'm glad I did it! But I was really disappointed because I could have finished so much faster.... but oh well... I guess I'll just have to do it again with better shoes!
When I got home I took my socks off and inspected my feet. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 BLISTERS! It was nasty! Apparetly wearing super old shoes that might have had some sand in them from Havasupai this summer was a bad idea... I wore many holes in them throughout the race... but it was a great adventure! :)
Later that night, after the fireside (once I was back in Thatcher), everyone wanted to know why I was walking so funny.. I hadn't told anyone I was running this because I didn't want to see everyone's fact turn to absolute shock while hearing the words, "have you trained for this?" Then watch them say to themself she's an idiot! haha. So I just kept it to myself... so I had to explain to them all that I ran the thing and a brief explanation of what happend (Which was even briefer than this one). But they all wanted to see them... So when I revealed the 8 little wonders on the bottom of my feet everyone was FREAKING out! Pretty soon I had many people pretending to be doctors, telling me what to do.
Cody got a needle, we attempted to sterlize it with a match and he dejuiced 2 of them... one of the ones he did was pretty much a second toe. And I tell no lies.. it was the size of my toe and looked like a slightly bigger than normal jelly bean. It was awesome. I still have the 2 ginormous ones on the soles of my feet though... but there is lots of moleskin on them!
The only problem with all of this is: I can't walk. I still need to walk on the outsides of my feet.. But I can only do that for so long (like to the parking lot of the AP building) before they hurt terribly. Plus, today i'm do dang sore! Mostly just when I sit down or get up, it would probably hurt more when I walk.. but i've been walking slower than molasses... And the bottom of my feet hurt worse, so it makes the soreness not as bad. Haha. But I can deal with pain, no problem. It's the walking funny I do not like. For one, I look like a freak.. and to make it worse I don't even have a good story! It's a whimpy story! Haha! "What's wrong?" "Oh, I just have 8 blisters on the bottom of my feet" And two, I don't like it when people feel bad for me. I just wish I was normal. (But I did get many offers for rides when I was walking to class. I even accepted on one of them... Thanks Arielle! I really do love the people in my life!)
Haha. But I'm just glad I still have 2 feet, I can walk, I have a healthy body, and my body can heal itself! I really am so blessed!

Waddling through the finish line.. shoes in hands I was given the nickname savage, awesome.

This is one of the smallest ones...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Faggots, dragons, and "Oh! I always drop my phone in the road!"

Tonight = success.
Really, it was a great night! It all started with a tailagate party at 6:30 for the Regional volleyball game. Ahh Yeah free food! Well actually I didn't even eat it because I wasn't hungry.. but that's besides the point. Free food just makes everything better.
The volleyball game was HECKA intense. We ended up winning in just three games - but they were all really close. The crowd was super loud and supportive the whole time! It was sooo exciting and probably the most fun game of the season. Pretty sure my throat will be a little soar the next few days. Plus, I, along with the majority of the crowd, was wearing an EAC pillowcase bandana.. and it surely doesn't get much better than that!
After that we were off to the Safford baseball fields for the bonfire (for homecoming week, of course). This is not the boring, everyone stand around and stare bonfire either! They shot off fireworks that were SAWEET... fireworks are just plain cool. They also had pizza! WHAT?! 2 opportunities for free food in one night?! Like I said, it was a great night! :) Hahaha. It was thoroghly enjoyable.. lots of talking, people, dancing, and burning. Yes, burning. We had a contest to see who could stand close to the fire the longest (apparently common sense wasn't present). I won the first game and Abbie and I called it even on the second after far too long of suffering. I might have some blisters on my backside... Youch.
The drive back to the apartment was hilarious. We, once again, had more people than seatbelts, so we were squished. Everything that was said was HILARIOUS. My abs still hurt from it actually. We almost hit a car, but Abbie decided it would be okay if we hit that particular car.
After the bonfire we were going to climb a grain sylo. As we were waiting for everyone to come, we had some pretty funny times. Earlier in the night we had been talking about a fag jar that I said we should make..Kacey said she wouldn't stop saying fag because it was in the scriptures. I looked it up... she wasn't deceiveing me. So, tonight, we had a conversation that went as follows...
Hannah: Mosiah 17:13
Cody: What does that say?
Hannah: FAGGOT!
Kacey: Wiggedy wiggety wack!
That makes it sound terrible, but at the time it was pretty funny. We were also reminiscing on all the good times we had last semester. It was great.
But remember how our mission was to climb a grain sylo? Well, by the time everyone was ready it was 11:30 and we were all pretty exhausted so we decided to not even go tonight.
Instead, all the girls went on our nightly walk! :) I love that thing! It was the first time Kacey and Jacie had been. Kacey was jumping off of everything making the sound that our good'ol friend, Kirby Heyborne, told us about yesterday. Then suddenly Abbie, with her hood, became a ninja and me in my blanket became a dragon. We fought. I don't remember who prevailed. Then on more than one occasion throughout the walk, Jacie dropped her phone on the pavement and it fell to pieces. For some reason it was really funny... every time.
Haha sorry this is so long.. and so random. I bet you can tell it was just one of those nights were everything was funny... even the things that really aren't funny were funny. But only to us. Ahh. I think i'll go now. I have to get up before 7, which is in 6 hours... and I still need to shower because I smell like smoke!... ready, set, BREAK!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Perfect Timing

Do you know what is perfect timing? The Lord's timing.
He said that "All things must come to pass in their time." He knows what that time is, not us, so we need to put our trust in him. He knows and understands a lot more than we do. He will help us when the time is right... even if it's not when we want. We just need to continually put our faith in him and everything will work out. He won't abandon us. He wants us to return back to Him. The struggles that come our way are to help us and make us learn the things we need to learn. We need to suffer sometimes. But at the right time, everything will get better and we will be able to see why we needed to suffer that way, at that time.

And that's not all! The Lord is so aware of each of us and all that we are going through. When we are struggling with something he ALWAYS puts things in our path to help us succeed. Always, always, always.
Just today I was having some doubts about myself and other things. I randomly stumbled upon MULTIPLE different scriptures, talks, and stories that were EXACTLY what I needed to hear. He is so aware of me. My dreams, my fears, my everything. He knew that at that moment I was struggling and needed some extra help. He put those things in my way to help me realize what I needed to do to overcome.
It is so amazing how perfect the plan is for each one of us. We all have a specific work to do. We all have divine potential. We all have different imperfections, but our imperfections are for each one of us specifically. We need to make the most of them, they were given to us for a reason. We will learn what we need to learn by experiencing them.We can't all be the same, we, especially, can't all be the same perfect people. That would be oh so boring! We are supposed to be ourselves and NO ONE else. We are here to learn and we have been given everything we need to succeed. We can do it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I got myself some beauty marks!

This weekend was a really good one! It was pretty eventful and a lot of fun! Schoolwise, I didn't get that much accomplished. But one thing I did accomplish was giving myself a new array of beauty marks... or lack thereof.
1. On Friday morning I burned my forehead while curling my hair. No big deal, right? WRONG. The thing was white all Friday morning then turned dark and scabby and has been that way ever since. I have caught many a people staring at it as they are talking to me. Hahaha! It's a big triangle in the corner of my forehead.
2. Friday night we played human foozeball. Only, I wore flip flops to the activity. No worries, I just took my shoes off... It's more fun that way anyway. Except, this was no friendly game of foozeball. It was pretty intense and brought out the competitiveness in me (and just as a sidenote: my team won all 3 games I played before we left).. But one time in particular, me and the person from the opposing team across from me, went to kick the ball... I got the ball... he got my foot.. he was wearing shoes... I wasn't... Because of this I am the proud owner of a nasty 5 inch bruise on my left foot. It touches the scar/bruise thing I already had on my left foot from a ward FHE we had back in February.. we ran around in the dark trying to dodge upturned tables and chairs... great idea, huh? Who's for hoping they both go away together? :)
3. Saturday afternoon we went to Mount Graham to pick some apples from the apple orchard and go on a little hike. As we were leaving the orchard, we hurriedly piled in the car. I was climbing to the backseat of Arielle's suburban trying to dodge the jackets that were strewn all over the middle seat. In doing so, I ran into a metal hook thing on the middle seat with my shin. One red goose egg coming right up!
4. Sunday evening we were walking into the institute to attend a wonderful fireside. I opened the door... but was in the way of its trajectory.. The door ran over my foor and split open my toe.
It really was an eventful weekend! I'm not exactly sure where my brain was though. I sometimes do stupid things - but not so many in such a short time! Luckily the body is such an amazing thing and can heal itself!
Pretty soon the beauty marks will go away and i'll go back to my natural beauty... bahahahahahaha!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hint Taken

I may not know a lot, but I do know that the scriptures are the word of God and are here to help each one of us in everything we do. I have seen the impact of the scriptures MANY MANY times in my life. However, a couple weeks ago I started slacking in my scripture reading. I was reading every night, but it was like 5 verses - it took me a week to finish one chapter. It was at this same time that I was wondering what was missing in my life. Good things were happening and I seemed happy, but I could just tell that something was missing and that there were things that I could be doing better. Something wasn't the same, and I wasn't a fan of that.
Well then Sunday rolls around and all of the talks were on the importance of scripture study. The whole time I was thinking, "Wow. These whole Sacrament meeting is here just for me." I could feel the Holy Ghost bearing witness to me of the truthfulness of what they were saying. I knew that by making more time for the scriptures in my life, that everything would run smoother. It was building on my already strong testimony of the scriptures. Unfortunately, as the next week went on, I didn't change my habits. There was a lot going on at school and I kept telling myself that I was just too busy. And I would do better the next night.
Well, before I knew it, it was Sunday again. And, naturally, the talks were on the blessings and importance of the scriptures. Again. This was my second chance. Unfortunately again, I didn't change my bad habit. Every night I would think "I should just read more, I need to read more." But then I would think of all that I needed to do and I would put the scriptures down. This was especially not smart of me because it was at a time when I needed extra strength, help and guidance. There were important decisions to make and I needed His guidance more than anything. Yet, I still didn't do this little thing to help me. Satan was getting the best of me. I didn't seem to have the strength to overcome him even though I KNEW what I needed to do and how it would impact my life.
Today is Sunday again. Guess what the talks were on? You probably guessed it. The scriptures. Okay, okay, HINT TAKEN! I need the scriptures in my life. Everything will fall into place as I make more time for them. I won't let another week get by. I won't make my poor ward listen to another weeks worth of talks on scripture study because I failed to listen to the promptings of the spirit.
These past 3 and a half weeks that I've been slacking in my scripture study I could feel the difference in my life. I knew that something was different, and I didn't like it. Things weren't running as smoothly as they usually did. Now I know why. The little things in life, like reading your scriptures, are truly important. It will make everything else fall into place. I have blessings waiting for me, I just need to do my part... reading the Word of God. That precious book that was written for me today; to find the strength to overcome life's temptations through the examples of the prophets of old.
I'm going to change and it will be for the better.

Recent Happenings

Guess what? Next Sunday is Halloween. That means that next week is NOVEMBER! Holy moly! That means that this semester is coming to an end. It is FLYIN by! But that's not without many a good times that I shall fill you in on via pictures! This semester may be way different than past semesters, but it's not escaping me without some kind of fun adventures!

Spent the beginning of the semester at the river or Cluff Ponds.

Went Craw dad fishing in the canal

Started MASSIVE water fights

Played in a HUGE castle playhouse in Yuma!

Went frog smashin... Don't worry, I have a heart now.. it won't happen again!

Firehose slip n slide!

Kacey's birthday celebration! Then off to the Neon Dance Party!

Explored some caves!

Danced in the rain while eating otter pops! :)

Went on a scaring run!

Made some shirts!

Slip n slide!

Redneck Wednesday!

Went thrift store shopping!

Picked apples in an apple orchard!

Went hiking on Mount Graham!

Yep I love my life! This semester has been pleasant to me! And it's not over yet! I smell a month and a half of awesomeness coming this way! And i'm ready for it!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My roommates are better than your roommates!

Today was a lovely day. Well actually I wasn't that productive this afternoon... Raegan, Arielle, Abbie and I went to Sonic after devotional and they were all saying how they were soo tired. I was thinkin to myself "hmmmm I'm really not that tired." I came home after because I had a lot to do before I needed to go to work at 4. But then I was like oh maybe I am a little tired, I'll just lie down for a few minutes then get right to homeworking. Well. An hour and a half later I woke up. Yes guys, I TOOK A NAP TODAY! I usually can't sleep in the afternoons, it just won't happen. But not today. I'm a changed woman! :) But all this is besides the point. This is supposed to be proving my point that my roommates are better than yours.
First off, Our conversations are the greatest and usually pretty funny. Last night I came home early at 10:30 so I could study for my test today. Well we got to talking... which led to more talking.. and more and more and more.. and pretty soon it was almost 2 in the morning and I still hadn't studied a lick. (Don't worry I got up early this morning to study... then my 8:00 class ended up being cancelled so I used that time to study some more) But it was just so enjoyable that I didn't even care.. or ever notice the time.
THEN today we had Enrichment night where the Bishopric made a gourmet breakfast for dinner. YUM. But unfortunately I couldn't go because I had work. Well as I'm walking home, I retrieve the cellular device from my pocket and see this picture message that was sent 30 minutes before.

"Hurry and get home! Your dinner awaits!"

Yep. They are awesome and brought food for me home with them. I love them! They are the greatest! And a cold waffle never tasted so good!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Writing Tutor??

Sometimes I wonder why I do the things I do.
Two semesters ago my English teacher told me about the English tutors in the writing center, and told me I should look into being one. I basically ignored it. But this summer I realized I needed a job. Very badly. The thought came back and I looked into it.
Well. Here I am. A Writing tutor for the Writing Center.
We had our first meeting today. I'm pretty excited. Kinda nervous too. We'll see how it goes.
I'll probably have some good stories if nothing else! hahaha!

Friday, September 3, 2010


So a good friend of mine, Kelsey Brown, came to my apartment today and taught me how to Mexican Dance. Haha I know what you're thinking... but don't worry, we closed the blinds first. When this wonderful lesson,which basically consisted of everyone laughing at me, was over, we went to the institute because they were teaching everyone how to Mexican Dance for the Mexican Independance Day Celebration. Once there, I got to use my awesome skills that Kelsey taught me. Hahaha it was a joke. After I finished dancing with someone, who had to be a very patient person because I just WAS NOT getting it, all of my wonderful, supportive friends just looked at me and said, "Well.... you've improved a lot!" Haha. Thanks guys. If that was my improvement I really don't want to see what I looked like at first. :)
Today's Lesson Learned: Hannah really can't dance.
It was a lot of fun though, and i'm pretty good at making a fool out of myself. :)

Sleepless Night

I'm sorry to all who are going to read this. My mind is rolling like a roller coaster right now and I just need to write it all down. Tonight I heard some things that made me think about my life and now my mind is going from one thing to the next and I can barely keep up.
I'll start out by saying I am happy as can be. I really am. I love it here. Sometimes I think all of my posts are either really sad and depressing or churchy. So sorry all 5 of you who know about this. I'm not a sad person, i'm quite the opposite. I love life and all the adventures. For reals. But I just don't write about all that happy stuff and my many awesome adventures.. but I will start... next time :)...Don't you fret.
I've been thinking about my life but mostly, why am I here at EA? If you knew me in high school you would know that I loved it. I didn't want it to be over. At all. I was comfortable with my everyday routine. I chose to come here because it just made sense, everything kinda fit right into place, even if it was last minute. Once I graduated I was excited to start the new adventure but honestly I was so scared. I didn't know what to expect. When I got here and school started all that changed. Even on the first day I felt like I had been here forever. It was great. The first aftenoon I was like, "Shoot, what am I doing here?" But ever since then I have never felt out of place. It's like my cousin pointed out to me, "I like change after it's happened, but I don't like it when I know it's coming." How true that is.
I was just happy that I could leave Mesa and go somewhere where no one knew me so I could just be me. In Mesa I felt Like I was living in shadows. When I came here I wasn't one of the Gunderson's, I wasn't one of my siblings' siblings, I wasn't my parents' kids, people didn't know about my family or my life or things that I had done. I was just me. A new person. I could start over. That's what I needed. I needed to start over and define myself. People were only going to know me for who I was and what I did from that point on. It was like I had a clean slate and could start over with all of my past experiences in my mind to help me succeed.
I have learned so many things about myself, and came to terms with so many things about myself. I love having a good time and can be really immature. I am sometimes really loud, maybe even too loud at times; I can be really quiet too, it doesn't always mean something is wrong, I just don't have anything to say. I love crazy adventures and being around people. I love making new friends and getting to know them. I've had my share of awkward times. I like to feel accepted. I like accepting other people and making them feel comfortable. I'm not very good at it, but I love helping people. I love my social life. I like school, but still have no idea what I'm going to major in! HELP!
Throughout my whole life I have been an "Inbetweener." A made up word for becoming friends with a lot of different groups of people and then making them become really good friends with each other by forcing them to meet. I have been doing it my whole life. I'm not going to lie, I have struggled with it before. I have felt like it wasn't fair because I was their friend first, but then they became better friends with each other than with me, I felt a little left out. It has happened many a times. I've come to realize that that is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it's somehting that I pray for on a regular basis: to be in instrument in His hands, to build up His kingdom. As I look back at those friendships, I see that the people that are now friends needed to be friends, they have helped each other in ways that no one else could.
I have also learned how much I truly love my family. They are my favorite people in this world. No joke. But, sometimes I don't show it to them. Everyone here thinks that we are the tightest family because I talk about them all the time and always text them. I actually hear comments about that on a regular basis, "You are always texting someone from your family!", "Are your siblings your best friends?", Even this one, "I love my family and we're really close, probably not as close as Hannah's though." I love being with them and I love talking to them,they really are like my best friends. I'm not good at telling them how much I love them. At all. Communication has never been a great thing in my family, but that is no excuse. This is something I think I will be working on for the rest of my life.
I love the Pristhood, the scriptures, and the power of prayer. They have changed my life. I would totally be lost without them. My testimony has been strengthened times a bajillion.
I love my friends. Without them who knows where I would be. I love how they make it so easy for me to live the Gospel.
Okay there were a lot more things too, but like I said, my mind was wandering too darn fast. I've already forgotten some of the other things... oh well. I feel better now. I sometimes love nights like this because it makes me really ponder my life and see all the good and the blessings that come from living and learning the gospel and really find ways to improve myself.
K yep this is so random. Mad props to anyone who made it through this. Sorry to have bored you to death.. I just needed to let it all out on paper! :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Let the semester begin!

We're a week into the new semester and boy it's great to be back! I've already done more things than I did the entire summer! We've been to Cluff Ponds twice, the river once, caught craw dads in the empty canal, watched a rainstorm flood some apartments and ruin our hot water heater, helped clean up after the apartment got flooded, and a sweet Phase 10 game that was, once again, never completed. plus more. It's sweet. But. It just feels like something is missing and I don't know what it is. It's driving me crazy. Everyone keeps telling me that it's only the first week and it'll get better soon. I sure hope they are right. I have never had to try so hard to put a happy face on. Trust me, it's better when they just come naturally. I'm not sure what it is but I just haven't been my normal self. And people are noticing. I've heard it all, "What the! Hannah! But you're always ready for an adventure!", "You're dead! Why are you dead! You are never dead!", "Where did your energy go?!" and more. The beginning of the week I was just really blah and super tired all the time! But everything is getting better, slowly, but it is happening, pretty soon I will be normal again! Maybe it's just taking me a while to get back in the swing of things.. I dont' really know. But as soon as I figure out what the culprit is to this feeling I will be sure to let you know! haha!

Friday, August 20, 2010


In a few days school will start again and I will be as happy as can be. I'm going to be a sophomore again! Thinking about this made me remember last time I was a sophomore... in highscool. Wow. Not my best year, to say the least, but I did have lots of fun! Here's a flashback for ya! Super spooners!Missionaries for Halloween!
Shopping cart races!
Awesome friends!

Lifeguard duty at a hotel pool :)

Painting my room
GO TOROS! Football and both boys and girls basketball made it to State.
The knee injury.
Rachel and I! Ahh.. we still love each other today!

Good memories! I'm glad it's done and over with though!
Sophomore year here I come - you're sure to be better than last time I was a sophomore!