Wednesday, August 24, 2011


In about 48 hours, I'll be in an airplane for the first time since I was 10 or 12 (I don't remember pre-high school very well). This time it will be without my nervous mother. I'll admit, though, that I am the nervous one now. I'm not nervous about flying. I'm nervous about forgetting to take my pocket knife out of my purse. I'm nervous that I'll pack things in my carry-on that I'm not supposed to. I'm nervous that I won't get to the airport on time. I'm nervous either Harvey or I will forget our passport. I am sure everything will go well and my fears won't come true. But I am my mother's daughter.
I will experience quite a few "firsts" on this trip. My first time in an airplane without my mother, first time on a cruise ship, first time snorkeling, and first time kayaking.
I'm nervous about the snorkeling. I swim okay. I'm just worried about the breathing part. As far as the kayaking, well, I just hope Harvey and I don't paddle in circles.
Despite all the worries/fears, I am incredibly excited. It is going to be a great adventure with my best friend.
On another note, I just happened to notice that, even though I am right-handed, I drink with my left hand. Even when I am drinking out of a water bottle, I use my left hand. Weird.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Checking Back into the Blogging World

Lately I have been given the "parties all the time and needs to get serious with life" label. Well, I have finally finished school, I bought a car, and it is summertime. Therefore, I take advantage of having a reliable car and the freedom to go places and see new things. Here are just a few pictures of my adventures

I've been on a few awesome 4-wheeling rides. This one was right before Brother left for his mission.

Celebrated my two favorite holidays (4th and 24th of July). Shared the experience of the Redmond parade with Harvey.

Took my 3rd trip to Havasupai! It was as awesome as usual. I even got to go to church there.

I met this man and look forward to more fun with him.

Sent Brother on his mission. Sometimes I miss him so much. Yes, both my older sisters are pregnant in this picture. Liz's baby was born July 10th and is very beautiful. Amy's baby girl will arrive in October.

A few other things of note:
  • I had my first true boating experience this summer
  • I get to go on my first cruise in only 22 days!
  • I've started the job application/interviewing process
  • I have my first post-college interview today actually
  • I live with a Chinese woman who cooks me awesome food all the time.