Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Business.. Means Business.

Whoa. So.. School is making my time speed by.. and all my homework and extra work lately has not left a lot of time for anything else!
This semester (since.. I'm ALMOST done with my business part of my degree!) I have to open up a real honest business of my own! (with like 20 other people, so it's not too bad) But it's been so busy!
And to add to everything, I got the job of CFO for our company.. so that = no extra time for hailey + lots and lots of finance work.
I DO love that it's so hands on though, I haven't hardly had anything more than quizzes this semester because they've given us projects to help with the company..
[unfortunately this week may or may not be midterms for us, so here come the tests.. but up until now it's been so nice]

This is our company if you want to check it out.. you can click.. HERE :)
make sure that you "like" us.. we need all the support we can get!

SO, to help us prepare for our business, a couple weeks ago they cancelled pretty much all of my classes and we all went camping!

 The point [at least from what I gathered.. ] besides being soo fun! Was to develop team unity and to help us all learn to work together.
So our first adventure.. was learning to ski with only FOUR other people! If you think skiing alone is hard.. just wait til you try this.. haha

 We got pushed over a couple times.. and definitely took turns needing pit crews.. but it was an all new take on three legged races. Ten legged races go a litttle.. bit slower.

 We had a pretty intense snowball fight/competition..

 AND we built some things with our OWN bare hands! Ha just kidding.. the boys built some things with THEIR own bare hands while I cheered them on.. it worked out better that way. :)

 They also.. did some hiking..
There are definitely advantages to being a business major with so many boys.
They take care of me :)

We did some trust falling..
and catching..


We climbed over things you wouldn't think were earthly possible..
& probably weren't without our team..


We fit 18 people on a small piece of wood.. and I only kicked two people in the face with my muddy boots trying to climb on someones shoulders. :)


And THEN we prepared for the scariest climb ever!


We had to climb a telephone pole..
ask me if I've ever wanted to do that..


AH I was SO scared! I was shaking like crazy and it seriously took me five minutes at least standing in this position before I could get on top of the pole..
BUT once I did..


I felt like I was on top of  the world.. and I definitely didn't want to jump off the top of the world..
so it took me another 5 minutes to jump off.. :)


Now let me introduce you to my BEST business friends in the world :)
This is Jordan and Aubrey. And I lovvvve them soo much.
We've been in all the same classes for the last 3 semesters, and I don't know how I would have made it through the business program this far without them..
Lots of all nighters, and homework parties, and feeding Hailey Ice Cream to cheer her up.
I'll love them forever.

We didn't completely get out of homework.. so that was good.. ha
Camping was a learning experience.


Then we had to climb logs that were only like 10 feet in the air!
Ahh.. this was another scary one..

I made Jordan hold my hand until he was on his tippy toes.. I was so scared.


And then we rode on the BIGGEST swing I've ever seen in my life!
Click THIS and you can watch me!


AND that was my camping adventure.. :)
It was soo fun. I wish I could skip school and go camping every week!

Sorry that I got so behind in my blogging! I have so much more to catch up on.. I'll probably get caught up when I graduate! But I'll try to do better..
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer and had a good memorial day!
Have a good week!
Miss you all!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Mother's love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." -Marrion C Garetty

Happy Mothers Day Mom!!

I love you!

My mom is definitely the BEST mom in the whole wide world :)
Yes.. my opinion may be a little biased.. but I'm pretty sure I'm right.
I've always been so blessed because my mom was a stay at home mom and was always there when I needed her..
[to bring me money.. that I forgot, and reports.. that I forgot, and notes.. that I forgot, and food... that I forgot.. it seemed to happen more often than you'd think]
She was there when I woke up in the morning and when I went to bed, she was there to pick me up from school and to make me meals and snacks, she was there to go on field trips and to help in my classrooms growing up, she was there to make the holidays special and the regular days fun, she was always there when I was sick or sad... even when I was over dramatic and whiny, she was there when I was happy and just wanted someone to talk to..
and SOO many other things that I can't even get close to listing them all.
She always put me first.. and I'll never be able to repay her for what a great Mom she was :)

Mom I miss you! You're the best friend and Mom I ever could have asked for and I couldn't have hand picked anyone more wonderful.. I love you!
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Back Tracking...

So this whole school thing.. is seriously cutting into my blogging time! :)
Which unfortunately means.. I have lots of catching up to do..

Last Sunday was my first Easter away from home.. which.. I definitely started to worry about probably two months before Easter actually happened. My family is always so fun at Easter I was so sad to be having to leave them..
But luckily I have a sweet boyfriend who has.. a sweet family.. who let me spend Easter with them and their family.. so if I couldn't be home I had the next best thing..

 They hid eggs so we could go Easter Egg Hunting..

 Then in one of my eggs I found Bubbles! :) So I got to blow some serioussss bubbles...

 WITH my cute little bubble blowing new friend :)

 & after Colby's homecoming dinner and Easter Egg hunting Blake took me on a walk around the green belt around the temple in Idaho Falls!

 & we got to feed the ducks.. and other millions of birds!

 While we were feeding birds.. Blake thought it'd be a good idea to throw a piece of bread ON TOP of the back of a duck to see if they would fight.. how sweet is he.. haha luckily they were nice to each other and didn't.. but that one duck looked tempted he was definitely checking the bread out.. :)

 After our walk we started winding down and got to go back and decorate some pretty awesome eggs with Blakes cute little brother and sister Bridger and Madisyn..

 It was a very fun way to end my Bingham easter..

Once I got home I had a couple more suprises! My roommates had decorated cookies for us all and left me all kinds of delicious candy!

& my roommate Elana had hid easter eggs all over the house for me! (since I came home later than everyone else my easter eggs were all that was left..  and they were still everywhere!)

 I even found one in the shower just a couple days ago! It was such a fun little Easter hunt and made me feel more at home :)

Then I got to open my Easter "basket" from my family..
& I almost cried.. my sweet mom suprised me with a scarf I'd been really wanting.. and soo much candy and books and cake and movies..
I love you mom! & I love the rest of my family who tried really hard to involve me in their Easter even though I couldn't be there.
I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful family & friends.. thanks guys! I love you all!

So.. just to back track a little bit more.. since I haven't blogged in FOREVER..
back when I was home.. I got to do some serious babysitting/housesitting with these cute little girls.. and their sister who I didn't get a picture of.. but they were so fun!
& they definitely kept me busy.. and taught me a thing or two about Just Dance :)

THENNN.. Blake flew down to meet my family!!
& it went fantastic.. we took him to see Purgatory and Durango.. and Bloomfield.. (classy stuff.. haha)
and no one even slept in the laundry room..
so it was a really fun weekend with people I love with all my heart.

& then Blake got to enjoy the lonng ride back to Idaho with me and Princess Tiger Lily.. (that pretty little plant in the second picture..)

So I've just been at school trying to keep up with homework and life and everything.. nothing too crazy has been going on..
Blake and I have been getting really fantastic at cooking..

I've got to hang out with some pretty amazing roommates..

 This cute one.. is Chantelle.. :)
She's holding a piece of pizza that her ten year old cute little boyriend bought her at Little Ceasars.. She has a way with men.. no matter what age.. haha
[my scared face is from the NINE warm pizzas on my lap fogging up the car..]
I just want to throw out.. that my roommates this semester are absolutely amazing. and sweet. and clean. & if you've ever been to college you know how rare all of those qualities are between 5 other people..
Soo.. I'm really excited about this semester and the girls I get to spend it with!

Then yesterday Blake took me on the sweetest Saturday date ever :)
First he took us to Idaho Falls and took me to Red Robin because I'd never been there.. and.. if I might say so myself it was delicious.. and it was so fun to get to eat out since we're poor college students and don't do it all the time..

& then he took me to the Zoo!

[when I was little my mom always used to make Me Mitch and Mar take pictures in the Lion's head so I made Blake take a picture of me.. just for my mom! :).. and slightly because I needed a drink..]

 Then we chased the peacock in the grass eating area around for a little bit.. but he still wouldn't show us his feathers.. I guess I'm not quite as appealing as a girl peacock to him..

It was a really nice break away from school...
I'm so lucky to have him!

But I think that was the gist of whats going on.. I'm sorry I got so behind.. I have fun recipes for everyone soon AND I'm going camping this week.. so I will have fun stories and will be much better at keeping up with my blog!
I hope everyone is doing great..
If you didn't figure it out.. my Easter post is a link to a really awesome Easter video, so everyone should watch it :)
Have a good rest of your Sunday!