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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

~National Convention~

Yes.... I am indeed a has-been. I should be pretty well done with FFA... but I can't. What can I say, it's one of my passions. So this year I went, once again, back to the National FFA Convention. This year, however, I was not competing, nor was a delegate for Idaho. I just went to help out with the Colliget FFA. While there though, I made sure to enjoy myself. Here is the stage when we went to the opening session.

The first day I got in I didn't have much to do. So I played! This is at the NCAA Museum. Jared, a state officer from this year, and I are posing with the "Flying Wedge".... football historians should know what that is...
This is the hotel we stayed in. It has 20 floors, plus a resaurant with a rotating floor at the top. (Some friends and I made sure to check that out... it was really cool)
One of the keynote speakers we got to see and listen to was Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. It was really interesting to hear what he had to say. I really enjoyed it.
A kind police officer pointed this sign out when he saw I had a camera in hand. He said I needed to take a picture with it. It is a pretty awesome and massive sign.
Samantha and I took advantage of the fact that the State Capitol Buliding of Indiana was just a block away from our hotel. So we went and took a self guided tour... :)

This is the group of CFFA members who came from the U of I to help out with the Parliamentary Procedure event. It was fun to get to know them better!

I'm kind of nerd... and I LOVE this massive gavel!!!! It was just amazing...
When everyone participating took the written exam I thought it was sooo cool that you could see all the states across the jackets. Ohhh that beautiful blue courdoury jacket... :)

The other reason for my travels back to Indianapolis was to recive my American FFA Degree. Only 2% of FFA members recive this degree. It is the highest honor of membership bestowed upon members... basically, I'm kind of a big deal in the FFA... haha!

Here are some of the other BIG DEALS of the FFA... Samantha, Valerie, Stephen, and me.
Oh how I miss my blue jacket and all the bubbly FFA members. I'm so glad I was able to make it back for this years national convention! Yay for all those FFA nerds out there who can't get enough of FFA, even after they're a has-been.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wow... I haven't written for awhile... so I guess it really is time for a quick update!
First of all, I'm back at college in Moscow at the University of Idaho. YAY! I still live in my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. It's nice to be back up here with all my friends. Also I'm a senator on our student government this year. So far, I've loved it! It's been great! Oh and classes are okay too... :)
Also, I'm no longer dating Sean... now I'm dating his friend Mikkel! haha... funny how that works out, huh. This is Mik:Since being to school I have done a few really fun things! A few weeks ago some friends and I drove over to Spokane one evening to go meet up with our friend who attends Gonzaga and went to a concert at the Spokane Fair. It was a Josh Gracin concert. He was a very good live singer! I was impressed...Then we went back to drop of our Gonzaga friend. While there we (as in I) decided to be the crazy Mormon running around a Catholic campus taking lots of dumb pictures! It was great! Here I am with good ole Bing!

Another fun adventure was going to Seattle this past weekend with my Mom and sisters!!! We met up with our Aunt and Uncle and had a wonderful time!!!! We played all day on Friday, and on Saturday went shopping. Then, the best part of it all, we went to WICKED!!!!! It was absolutely amazing!!! I loved it soooo sooo sooo sooo sooo sooo soooo much! Basically that is what I have been up too... Life is good, school is great! It's just kind of weird to think that I'm a sophomore in college... But hey! I'm not complaining! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fun Weekend!

So this past weekend I went on a fun little road trip! My boyfriend, Sean, and I went to Salt Lake City for his mission president's homecoming!
We took off on Saturday afternoon after Sean's dance competition at BYU-Idaho, and drove non-stop. When we got to Salt Lake we went to his Aunt's house. We had talked forever, got acquainted, and had dinner. After that we went to my cousin Bethani and her husband Darnell's house just a mile away. We got to see there cute new home they bought not to long ago and chatted with them for a while.
Then we met up with one of Sean's old mission buddies for the evening. On our back to my cousin's house for the night, we got off a wrong exit, then our handy-dandy GPS re-routed us on what had to be the LARGEST loop of all the highway systems in Salt Lake City. Finally, we got it right and made it back to Bethani's house a half an hour later than what we should have.
The next morning we got up, dressed up, and set off to find the church building in Holladay, Utah, where his mission president would be speaking. We arrived about an hour early, to find MANY return missionaries already filled the foyers. I just kind of stood back and let Sean run around like a little boy at a candy shop- so excited to see everything/everyone he loved for two good years of his life. Occasionally he would grab my hand and use me as eye candy for all his single R.M. friends to be jealous of. haha!
It was so much fun to see about 50+ missionaries from the Washington D.C. South Mission come to support there Mission President and see him again as he returned home. My favorite part was when they had all the missionaries present stand up and sing "Called to Serve" for the full overflowing sacrament meeting.
Overall- it was a super fun weekend meeting so many people and just hanging on Sean's arm. The car ride was a lot of fun too! Not only did we get to talk a lot, but singing some of our favorite songs at the top of our lungs with the windows down was great! (I'm talking songs from Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge, and some A Capella CD).
Now if only I didn't forget my camera to take some pictures..... I'll have to work on that... haha