Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Reading Books

As a little girl growing up my mother would make us read over summer. We would go to the local library and find the books that looked the most intriguing to us, and were forced to read them. To me reading felt like a chore. I much rather would have been at the beach, dance, swimming, gymnastics, or cheer practice. As I grew older however I grew to love reading.
My junior year in high school after competition season for cheer had ended I started reading "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" by Mitch Albom and I fell in love. I could not put the book down. I would read it at lunch, during class, after class, after school, and on rare occasions before school. This book is amazing. It was the first book I that ever loved. After that book, I fell in love with reading. I now read all kinds of books. I read poetry books, biography, romance novels, classic novels, religious books, and of course text books.
I just finished "Tuesdays With Morrie" also written by Mitch Albom. He is my favorite author. I love his style of writing. His writing makes me feel so comfortable. "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" and "Tuesdays With Morrie" both discuss death. It is strange how a topic that is normally so depressing he makes seem uplifting. "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" changed my perspective on how I could impact peoples lives."Tuesdays With Morrie" made me realize that we all have emotions and that we are all the same; we all are born into this world and we all die. I cannot wait to dive into my next read. It will have to wait however, because now I am bombarded with school. Textbooks are my main source of reading now a days.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Valentines

Happy Valentines Day!! I dedicate my valentines day to my family!! They are always my valentines!! They keep me grounded, make me laugh, and know me better then I know myself!! I love them!!

My dad is great!! He is smart, kind, and funny!! My dad has taught me everything I know about sports!! My dad has helped me grow a love for ESPN ( I know I am strange I watch sports center by myself)!! My dad is a great listener!! My dad is a great peacemaker!! My dad is a great cook!! My dad is a great texter ( I get a text from him everyday saying that he loves and misses me)!! I love my daddy!!

My little brother John is the greatest thirteen year old I have ever met. He is hilarious!! He makes jokes that get me rolling on the floor laughing! He is very determined!! My brother wants to get his eagle scout by the time is fifteen! He is becoming the little athlete (he may even work out more then me ... scary thought)!! He is very kind!! My little brother also has a testimony and does what is right without even being asked!! I wish I was at home so I could see him grow up!! I love him!!

I have the most gorgeous sister on the planet!!! My sister is the kind of person that people want to be around! She is also very athletic! My sister is very smart! She is a freshman at BYU and loving it! I love her so much!! She is the best sister I could ask for!!

I have a wonderful and beautiful mother. My mom is my best friend!! My mother is very smart, personable, and kind. My mother is an amazing first grade teacher. She is great with people of all ages. She relates to her first graders, teenagers, and her peers! She is great!! I am so lucky to have her as my mother! I love her very much!


I know what you all have been secretly waiting for ...  My Blog!! I guess I will begin by telling you how completely amazing and fun my life is. Well I go to a University in Provo, Utah. Its called BYU, you might have heard of it before. I study communication disorders in hopes of one day becoming a speech pathologist. I love the beach, working out, sports, shopping, reading, and a little bit of everything. I guess thats my story and you will just have to wait see what kind of exciting place life decides to take me.