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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Giant Blog Hug To You From Me!

Of all my blog entries, this could be the most important one. I wish to express just how grateful I am to all of you, for your support through this incredible year. I could NOT have done it without the amazing people in my life....

Jen, the inspiration for this project. I don't know her, but her blog inspired me (and gave me ideas... cough...) You can check out her blog on my side panel, or click me.
Katelyn Crump and my family
Cailie Ercanbrack
Pete Smithsuth
Ray Sullivan
Melissa Martinson
Jenelle Crump
Lindsey Buck, and my other old roomies: Abby, Ashley, and Mariesa
New roomies: Carina, Amanda, and Hailey
Joshua Lohner
Richie Loveridge
Spencer Clark
Mike Thorup
Jason Clark
Steve Crass
Everyone else in Jones Hall

I know there are so many other people out there that I need to thank... if your name isn't mentioned above, don't worry! I hope it will suffice to say thank you... you know who you are. I really honestly couldn't have attempted this project without the overwhelming support, ideas, and encouragement. Thank you so much!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

365



That's right folks, I did it! 365 New Things for 2008.

How did I spend my last day doing new things?

Under the stars, being one with nature, with those I loved. I couldn't have asked for a better way to thank God for all the blessings I have! For all the incredible experiences, laughs and magical moments I've been able to enjoy. For those I love most, who helped me along the way and supported me through everything.

That's right, dudes. I spent my new years laying in a field in southern utah, with nothing to see but millions upon billions of stars... and I could've sworn they were shining for me.

This is the last picture I took in 2008, of me huddling under a sleeping bag (giving Elise and Thom some "alone time"... snicker snicker...)

And don't think for one second that I'm done doing new things... the only difference between 2008 and 2009 is that there are 365 more opportunities to experience!!!!!!

I'm out, dudes. I got a world to explore.

December 31... I wish "U" a Happy New Years!

On the way to St. George, I learned how to play a few chords on the ukulele. I decided to play you all a little song, in honor of the New Year!!! I loved the ukulele, because it was easy to pick up. I recommend it to all those who wish they could play the guitar but can't quite make it... just kidding. :)
(I also learned "Somewhere over the rainbow" by IZ, because everyone knows that if you play the ukulele, you have to play that song.)

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I know that the video is blurry, and my singing is ten octaves higher than should ever be considered ideal.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 30... Need a hand/leg?

Today's new thing was not planned. It seems fitting to me (and very cruel), that the one time I play with superglue, I should glue my thumb to a plastic barbie leg.



Also: I sightread 52 consecutive church hymns in 30 minutes... that's a new record! And a new thing. (And a nerdy thing...)

December 29... Vegan Vittles

I've never been one to get into the whole "that innocent cow was mooing ten seconds before it was on your plate" thing, so I don't usually buy into this, but today...
I ordered my first VEGAN thing -ever.
A Portabella Mushroom Sandwich, and it was probably the most delicious Mediterranian food I've ever had. Not to say I'll be going vegan now, by any stretch of the imagination, but this sandwich could very well possibly change your life. It was that good.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

December 28... Bill Nye My Eye

If anyone were to ask me what my least favorite subject in school is, I would automatically reply: science.

Today, I took this test to see if I really was as bad as i remember...

It turns out, I'm worse. I barely sqeaked by with a 65%...

JustSayHi - Science Quiz

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December 27... Bienvenidos Abigail Bennet!

Tonight, Ashley, Ethan, and I joined the Abby Bennet support group to welcome her home from her long stay in Ecuador... seven months!
It was quite the adventure... while waiting for her delayed flight, we hopped on wheelchairs.
I know it seems pretty impossible, but in all my 20 years of being alive, I have never been on one long enough to operate one. I got on and was completely confused at how to turn! It took me quite a while to get the hang of it, and when I did...
"Excuse me. The wheelchairs are for those with special needs. Put them back."
Ooops....

That put a damper on our wait, until we saw that lovely girl come flaoting down the escalators... we all screamed in joyous unison, and I will admit, I got a bit teary-eyed when I went to hug her. I love Abby Bennet, and welcoming her back home at the airport has got to be one of the most heart-touching new things I've done this year.
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