Friday, December 19, 2008

"Oh so this one time on a chapter visit..."

Every time I say that phrase I get laughed at. My roommates and all my friends say that it's one of my often used phrases. It how I start out most of all my stories. So I decided to start this entire post out the same way!

For being a state officer for FFA I get a lot of really great opportunities. One of which is doing chapter visits. I get to go around to various high schools that have FFA programs and put on workshops for the students. A lot of the workshops I do are about the FFA Organization, and the great opportunities involved. One of my other favorite workshops is about communication. It gets students involved, and never fails to get everyone laughing. Not only do I get to meet lots of awesome people and do all this fun stuff, I get to travel with some of my favorite people!!! (The other state officers!!!!) So here are some pictures of what I do on my chapter visits:

Oh the joys off the FFA, and my amazing chapter visits that I so enjoy... maybe next post I'll tell about how Stephen, Mr. Vice President, got us lost on our way to a chapter visit. ha ha!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

College 101: Random Road Trips

So this past weekend my friend Stephen, a fellow FFA State Officer, and I decided to take off to Seattle for the weekend to get away and have some fun (while working on a little FFA stuff if we were to get the chance). We took of Friday after our last class, went and stayed with some of his relatives, and got back around midnight on Sunday night. Check out some of our adventures!

First off, the Ferry:

Second, we have Idaho kids in the BIG CITY:
See that lit up sign in the background? After further inspection we realized what that was....
Finally, our sushi experiment:
(this may have needed a post of it's own! haha!)
I have Uncle Brian and Aunt Kathi to thank for this delightful opportunity at Sushi Land in Renton. Oh what an adventure.... Here goes the first bite of... who knows what!?!

As you can likely guess... whatever that was that we put in our mouths was... interesting to say the least. Somehow Stephen managed to swallow it quickly (maybe whole!?) But a good 5 minutes later this was still me....
Lets just say that was really really really chewy!!!
Here is me, failing at using chopsticks, so I used my fingers to place the sushi on the chopsticks... I'm a white girl (one of the four white people, and the only blonde in the entire restaurant not to mention) who was raised on a cattle ranch people!!! So you can just cut me some slack!
This dish was better consumed without viewing...
Oh and Aunt Kathi... she's not a fan of sushi....

Overall, it was a great weekend! If only I had pictures of me driving and freaking out in 5 or 6 lanes of traffic, Stephen attempting to calm me down while giving directions and figuring out the map, us eating Tai food the night previous our sushi dinner, our reaction to a 9 story Macy's department store, us finding the ferries, and Pikes Place Market. But after this little trip, it got me thinking... taking off on random road trips is a pretty good idea.... next trip NEW YORK CITY!!!! (ha ha... I wish...)

Monday, November 10, 2008

~Roller Disco~

So this past Saturday I went to a Roller Disco! My friend James from the Fraternity next door, Theta Chi, asked me to come along with him. So of course I said yes! (Who turn down dressing up like you're from the 70's and then go roller skating!!!) Friday we went shopping at Goodwill and Ross to find us some fabulous 70's clothes! Here is what we found:
My $2 sunglasses and $8 dress
Not sure how much his stuff was, but yes, those are girl dress pants!!! Ha ha!!!

Then here we are the roller rink skating the night away!!! (I think we skated until 12:30!!!)

Here are some girls in my house... and one really confident Theta Chi Boy!

These are all of the Kappa Alpha Theta girls who went to the Roller Disco! (And a guy in sparkly nylons who somehow snuck into the picture...)
And here is whole group of us! It was a pretty fun and exciting night!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

National Convention!!!

FFA- they excitement just never seems to stop! Two weeks ago was the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana! (It has taken me awhile to post cause I've been trying to catch up on School work!) Early Monday morning we left Moscow and arrived at the Spokane airport were we flew to Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a really great trip, and here are some pictures of the week!

Excitedly awaiting take boarding.... we waited a long time! But we had fun while we waited!

Can you guess which one is mine!?! Ha ha!!!! We knew when our luggage arrived by the polka dots!
We're on the plane and ready for take off!!! We're leavin' on a jet plane!!! la la la! (We sang that song on our way to the airport...)

You can't see it that well, but that is the Limo that picked us up at the airport! :)

Some of the sponsors of our Delegate Luncheons, and there keynote speakers
Katie and I bearing the Idaho State Flag for the parade to kick off the first general session

They block off this street for FFA members to walk down re-name it FFA Way for the week!

Our group, minus Katie our Secretary, going out for dinner!

Look at all the blue jackets flooding out of the Conseco Field house!

Some of the entertainment- the top female escape artist in the world!

Some of our favorite vehicles at the career fair and show!!!!

The new National Officers for 2008-2009

Us down in front of the stage in our Delegate seats (We had our seats reserved right upfront!)
By the end of the week, we were exhausted.... We were sad we had to leave, but excited to go back to school, where- surprisingly- we get more sleep and are less busy! But what can I say... we miss being at the National FFA Convention.

Monday, October 6, 2008

University of Idaho Ag Days 2008

This past weekend was extremely busy!!! It seems like every thing always accumulates a hits at the same time... and I've had 2 months of non-stop go! That just must be the college lifestyle...

Anyways, this weekend was Vandal Preview- for high school seniors to check out campus (I work in New Student Services, which was hosting that event... life was busy at work!!!) It was also Dad's weekend (Daddy and Momma, and Rachel came clear up to Moscow to see me!!! It was so fun!!!) and last, but not at all least- the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was hosting its annual Ag Days for middle school to high school students. So of course, as and Idaho FFA State Officer, I had the privilege of helping out!

On Friday out State Officer Team put on a communications workshop! It was so fun interacting with the students. Then, later that night was the Night at the Rec. Many of the students got to stay the night at the rec. Of course who actually sleeps much when there are activities going? We got to hang out with students, and of course bond as a team... Stephen being the only guy often feels the team love... ha!We were able to observe and join into a lot, including: volleyball, dodge ball, basketball, movies, and my favorite... ROCK CLIMBING!!!! Our officer team could not resist but to climb the largest rock wall at any college campus nation wide!!!We basically had a really great time! We were doing this about midnight... who doesn't have fun rock climbing at midnight!?! ha ha! So basically we were up till about 3:00 a.m. Just to turn around and be up at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for our early day with more Ag Days Events at 7:00 a.m.

Overall, it was a very eventful weekend! And very enjoyable! I almost felt like I was living a double life. Check out my mom's blog for the other Laura's weekend... ha ha! But for now, I'd just like to say that we have decided the State Officers need some more adventures... perhaps the next adventure for the State Officers will be skydiving.... Oh I do hope so! ha ha!