Saturday, April 30, 2011


This last week I went crayfish collecting for work in Mississippi. It was a lot of fun! Here are some pictures:

Eating a crawfish. It was a little gross to rip apart their tail from their head.
Our first hole! We dug up to my shoulder but no crayfish, it was too dry
This mud was much more wet. Black mud clear up my arm. Keith got one Fallicambarus but no one else got one.

Jesse loved his Po Boy...until it came back to haunt him.
Ben looking for crawfish
Me looking for crawfish in the swamp. We luckily didn't see any gators :)
On Wednesday, the largest tornado storm in 4 decades hit the South. We think we missed several tornadoes by 30 minutes or an hour. It was really sad to see the devastation. This used to be a house.
A huge tree that was uprooted. We passed an entire forest that had been uprooted.
Heather and her form 1 male she dug in the hard clay for!
Looking for more crawfish. Isn't it pretty?
Seeing what species the crayfish is
We went to this awesome BBQ restaurant made from junk. It was DELICIOUS! Check out their story here.
Ben and I at The Shed. Oh man, that food was seriously SO good.
The last thing we did was go to the beach! That's Ben and I swimming out there. We saw a bunch of sting rays, they were cool!

All in all it was an awesome trip! We were really lucky to avoid the tornadoes and we got the crayfish we were after. It was tons of fun! :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!! I have always loved Easter. This video is amazing. Please watch it.

I am so grateful that Jesus Christ suffered and died so that we, as God's children, can live. Easter is a time for us to reflect on that great sacrifice. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and without Him I could not progress in this life or in the next. He suffered, bled, and died for ME and for every other person on this Earth. He loves us and is always there for us, even in our dark, lonely hours-especially then. I hope I can try to be more like Him and feel His love for all of God's children because I know that His love for them is unmeasurable. He lives!

"Savior, Redeemer of my soul,
Whose mighty hand hat made me whole,
Whose wondrous power hath raised me up
And filled with sweet my bitter cup!
What tongue my gratitude can tell,
O gracious God of Israel."
-Savior, Redeemer of My Soul
(my favorite hymn, #112 in the LDS hymn book)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

weekends go so fast

I can never believe how fast weekends go! It's already Saturday night! I'm being SUPER exciting and doing homework, currently waiting for a 205 MB file to download. It's taking forever. We had Jocelyn's bridal shower today, it was super fun! Sarah's and Rachelle's were earlier this week and they were fun too! Yay for weddings!

So, in preparation for the bridal shower today, I was cleaning our apartment. I really hate vacuuming our floor because hair always gets stuck up in the vacuum and I don't like having to cut it out. So, I googled ways to get the hair up before vacuuming cuz let's face it, with three girls the hair is unavoidable (and I shed enough for 4 girls.) One site said to scrape across the floor with a rubber flip flop. I was skeptical. But, it worked WONDERFULLY! It was like magic! No more clogged vacuum! Hooray!

Also, my 21 birthday is on Monday. You'd think I would plan something incredibly exciting. But no, I'll go to work and school and FHE. Haha, woohoO! :)

Three days left of classes. Eight til I'm done with finals.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

flying hot dogs

On Friday night, Lizzy and I went to the men's volleyball game. They had free hot dogs and churros! We only ate the churros and they were delicious. Then, during the game, they realized they had lots of extra hot dogs. So, what do they do? They throw them into the crowd, of course! We were soon being attacked by masses of flying hot dogs (wrapped in foil). Lizzy almost got pelted in the face. It was hilarious. But, these hot dogs looked SO gross. Seriously. Especially after they had been thrown all over, the bun was a squished mess of wonder bread and the dogs were broken and looked a lukewarm temperature. Some fell on the ground, others were frantically fought over. All in all, incredibly entertaining. Sort of felt like I had fallen into "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" from my childhood.

Only 8 days of classes left! Time flies, I tell you!