Sunday, November 14, 2010


Friday night some of my friends and I went to the Mr. Wyoming pageant that one of the sororities put on. One of my friends, Adam, was in it. It was a lot of fun to watch, and it was totally different from any pageants that I've ever watched. It was much more relaxed then a pageant that girls participate in. Boys are funny and out of control and just don't care about what the crowd thought about them, they were there to have fun, and they did it without people thinking it was weird or over the top.

They started off with all the contestants doing a dance, after that each contestant came on stage and told a little about themselves and their lifestyle, then they came out in their formal wear, following that there was an interview section, the last portion they were judged on was the talent, and right before intermission where the judges were going to decide who was the winner, everyone came back on stage to do the dance one more time. There was a short intermission and then the results were in. It was a great time, full of laughing, and Adam ended up winning Mr. Congeniality.

This is a video of part of the dance they did. I didn't know they were going to do it again because it wasn't on the program or I would have recorded the entire thing, but you get the idea!

Earlier that night we had a Relief Society activity. At our "Fall Fiesta" we made little turkeys out of cookies, frosting, candy corn, and chocolate covered cherries. It was really fun & they are super cute and easy to make. You use the frosting as a glue, spreading it completely on one cookie and place the candy corn around the edges, on the other cookie you put a big blob of frosting and put the chocolate covered cherry (or something else that is brown and round-shaped) on top, you then put the two pieces together and let them harden. I added eyes & a beak using sprinkles and the end of a candy corn because I wanted it to have a face.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This last week, Danielle & I had some visitors. Melissa and Darius came down to Laramie last Wednesday from Lovell, and Derek met us here after he flew in from Phoenix. While we waited for Derek to get here, Liss, Dani, and I played Just Dance. It was a pretty fun and passed the time.
After I got out of class on Thursday we went to the Union and walked around, then we ate at McCalisters before my next class. Later that night we watched the volleyball game: UW vs. Air Force. It was a good game, and we won in 3 games. We ate at Applebee's for dinner. We watched Darius while Liss & Derek went on a ride, and when they got back we talked for a bit before I headed to bed.
Friday after my classes we headed to the park. Darius got to try to feed the ducks, but they weren't very hungry or they don't have too many people feed them. Either way they weren't interested. We walked around and Darius got to see a train car, and then went to play on the playground. We went to the foot bridge at down town and let Darius see the trains that were right below. We headed to Walmart after that to get a few things, then ate dinner at Corona Village. We watched Toy Story 3 that night, and ended the evening with playing Just Dance.
Saturday morning, we made some breakfast, got everything cleaned up, and Melissa, Derek, and Darius left to go to Colorado for an alumni basketball game that Derek was going to play in. It was great to see them, and it went by too quickly. I miss them already and wish they could stay longer or come visit again!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween Weekend....

This past weekend, Dani & I headed to Lovell to spend it with the family. Melissa came into town on Thursday for a visit. It was great to see everyone again. It's been since May since we've had the whole family together.

Dani & I got into town Friday afternoon around 3:30. We spent the day hanging out and seeing Kara's new house. That night we watched the high school playoff game. It was a good game & was nice to have something to do. After the game I headed up to Byron to visit Michael Bernard.
Saturday we carved pumpkins in the afternoon and got ready to go trick-or-treating that night. Katelyn was Hannah Montana, Jake was a Jonas Brother, Darius was a race car driver (lighting MacQueen style), and Dallin was a lion. They all looked so cute. At 5:30 the kids went down the the trunk-or-treat at the Stake Center. Darius pretty much had it after that, so we headed back to the house, while Kara & her kids went to a few more houses. They came back after a while and we ate dinner.
We headed back to Laramie Sunday afternoon around 3 after we ate dinner. It was a good weekend, definitely not long enough, but it was totally worth it to see everyone! Now only a few more weeks until Thanksgiving break!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bowling Night: Take 2.....

Since our class had such a good time bowling when we went before, we decided to go again. We went last Thursday because our exams were done for that week and we didn't have any the next week. Since it was going to be Halloween weekend a lot of people were going to be gone or doing something else for the holiday, so the weekend was also out.

When we first got to the bowling alley, there was league going on so we had to wait for awhile. Some of us ended up playing pool. It was a good warm up until we could get some lanes. There were a lot more people there this time & it made it way more fun.
We took lots of pictures & had a good time. I can't wait until we do it again, it's been a lot of fun as we've gotten to know each other even better & spend more time together.