Tuesday, July 24, 2012


So today might have been the most nerve-wracking day of my life. I am ecstatic to announce that I passed both my written and practical state boards for cosmetology. I was having the nervous stomach aches for at least 2 weeks prior to taking my practical test and I did not sleep a wink last night. Today I took my practical which is basically a timed 4 hour test where you are tested on doing a perm, women's cut, color, men's shave, facial, sculpted nail, thermal curl, men's cut, and client protection. Basically it's scary. Only 6 people can take the test at once and the examiners watch your every move and they check all your work. Man, it's intimidating. But I survived and I passed which is all that matters! YAHOOOO! Now I just got like 250ish hours left until I am done which is roughly 30 days at school.  I'm also considering doing the master esthetic program after I finish cosmetology. I'm having a rough time deciding. The thought of more school kills me right now. But it would be so worth it in the end. We'll see I suppose. 

Lagoon Day

 Last Friday my mom took us to Lagoon. It was such the perfect day to go, mostly overcast weather and we barely had to wait in line for over 5 minutes. We lucked out. It was a great fun day much needed for me. Thanks Mom!
 We decided to go on Rattlesnake Rapids at the very hottest point of the day (seemed like a good idea?). This is a picture of me about to soaked. I have such bad luck when it comes to these rides. How do some people escape without getting drenched?  I was by far the most wet person in our group.  I spent the rest of the day paying for it, walking around with wet underpants and stragley dirty hair. I thought I could outsmart the rapids. Lesson learned.

 I got talked into doing the Sky Coaster. {I'm weak when it comes to peer pressure}. Oh, it's just that ride where they strap you into a harness and lift you 150 ft up into the sky and then they drop you. It was terrifying. But such a rush that I really could have lived without experiencing, but it was definitely worth experiencing it with my sister and brother. Thanks for making me do it guys! I would do it again for sure! Good memory.

Fun day at Lagoon! We are definitely using our bounce back passes.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekend in Stadium Circle

I am blogging like crazy these days. It's a weird time in my life where I feel like so much is about to change in our near future. So I guess I am trying to record what our life is like now.

This weekend was a good one for Robbie and I, just simple and fun. Friday I had an early eyelash appointment and Robbie went to work. I had lunch with my dear friend Madi, who I am so happy is back in my life. Then Robbie and I got an early start to our night. When Robbie got home from work we red boxed This Means War and made our way to Costco to get the already-made-pizza-you-just have-to-bake (Robbie's favorite) plus it was on sale for $5.99 which was obviously meant to be so we bought two. Then Robbie bought me a mini cupcake from Cupcake Chic (my favorite). I already had seen This Means War and I knew Robbie would like it because of his man crush on Tom Hardy. Success.
 Saturday, I went to school and Robbie came in to get his hair textured and shaped since he has been trying to grow it out. We played around with some fun new do's for him. I couldn't stop laughing. His hair is still quite a challenge for me. He has Asian hair. It's so hard to cut without it looking poofy. Robbie picked me up a little early from school and we headed up to West Valley for one of Robbie's friend's wedding reception. We hung out in Salt Lake for a little bit and ate at Apollo Burger and Letherby's (starting my diet tomorrow). Then we drove home and watched a little bit of TV and headed to bed.
 This morning I had a class at school for Raccoon Extensions. I was mad it was on Sunday, but I am so stoked to learn this method of extensions. They really are the best kind of extensions in the market. I have an all day training tomorrow too. So far I think I am going to enjoy doing these types of extensions. Oh and I signed up to take my state board tests. Unbelievably nervous. Wish me luck. On the side: I always have the Bachelorette to look forward to and we miss our dear friends Will and Grace, we hope we can visit them soon!
P.S. We are moving once again! Feels like we just got to Stadium Circle. We have really enjoyed living here and the ward has been great! We don't know where our next destination is, but we'll see in the next 3 weeks I guess!

thanks for reading.

Our 4th of July

We had a pretty good 4th of July. We woke up and went to the Provo parade which was pretty festive of us. We both agreed that even though it was blazing hot and we had to sit on the road with no shade or chairs, that we liked going to the parade because that is what people do on the 4th of July.  It makes it an actual holiday instead of just another day off work. We went to the parade with my dad and two little brothers. We didn't make it through the whole parade but I felt we gave it our best shot.

This is like a really good picture of Chase. Everyone should appreciate this picture because Chase NEVER makes a normal face for pictures. I am sure you all have seen what I am talking about, just look at the picture a couple above this one which is actually pretty decent too. He is getting so old! I love having this kid around he always keeps life exciting. My dad purposefully put him in a bright green shirt so we could spot him easily. Just in case.

Oh and we changed our puppy's name from Mya to Mika. At first I was opposed, but I am used to Mika. It actually fits her quite well. She is a fire cracker.  Everyone pray we can get her potty trained!

Amanda and I. We live really close to the BYU football stadium so close we could charge $20 for someone to park in our driveway. Our friends invited us over for a BBQ earlier that night. We ate kabobs that were so delicious. After dinner we came to our house to watch the Stadium of Fire fireworks on our roof. We had the most perfect angle that made for an amazing view. We could hear the beach boys and the songs to the fireworks as well. Glad we got to see the fireworks that close at least one time. This is our last month living at this house.

Happy 4th