Friday, September 30, 2011

Don't 'cha Hear 'em Chime!

I attended a wedding reception on Tuesday.  Let me rephrase.  I worked my tush off at a wedding reception on Tuesday.  I loved it.  Seeing the bride, Keely, all dolled up in a beautiful dress made me slightly jealous, but I was so excited to see her so happy.

Working behind the scenes really got me thinking about my own wedding. 
 The things I want to serve, 
the flowers I want in my bouquet, 

the style of my dress.

My mom keeps saying it's the wedding i'm hungry for, not the marriage.  While she is correct in some aspects, she's also just nervous that her oldest child is at the 'Mormon Marriage Threshold".

No, I don't want to get married RIGHT NOW.  But heck yes I'm gonna plan my wedding!  Most girls have thought of their weddings since they were young.  I only started seriously thinking of wedding details about 2 years ago, so if anything, I'm a newbie.

My only conclusion is that I should be a wedding planner.  I'm not dating, I'm not engaged, and I don't see that changing soon.  Really, wedding planner sounds like a great way to release all my amazing ideas.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Phone Interview

Oh dear.

Just got off the phone with my Disney College interviewer and now I'm over analyzing everything.  I've read a ton of other's blogs who did the program and my interview wasn't anything like theirs.

She called early.  She didn't tell me when I would hear back from them. She didn't wish me a magical day.

I want this so badly, and I'm worried I just blew it.

I can't write any more of this right now, I'm giving myself an ulcer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I feel so completely embarrassed.

Turns out my interview wasn't today.  I came home from school all excited and nervous and sat down in front of my phone to patiently wait for the call. I had all my notes and questions written out on paper and I was ready to go!

Then 2:30 rolls around and no call, so I wait 5 minutes, then 10, then 15.  At 3:00 I called the phone number listed at the end of my confirmation email.  I called it, and they had just closed (considering the 2 hour time difference).  Then I scrolled up to the top of the email and realized it said my interview was scheduled for Tuesday the 27th, not the 20th as I had thought.

Embarrassed doesn't even explain what I felt.  I was also slightly angry that I now had to wait a whole week to do the interview.  I ended up rescheduling it to this Saturday at 2:30.  I double checked that about 12 times before logging off.

So yup, I'm embarrassed and would like to crawl into a hole right now.  Though, in my defense when the calendar popped up for me to select my interview day, the first day available was Saturday the 24th and the following week.  I guess I assumed the 24th was actually the day I applied and the Tuesday I picked was today, not next Tuesday.

I've certainly learned my lesson though, double check the first time around.  So Saturday is the big day!
I'll let you know how it goes!


Saturday, September 17, 2011


Um... I know I posted about an hour ago, but THE MOST AMAZING THING just occurred & I must share it!
I alluded to it in the last paragraph of the last post & I think it's about time I share this on the World Wide Web. I'm applying to work at WALT DISNEY WORLD!
My dear friend Leslie & I decided we'd try for it earlier this year.  The application was posted on the 5th, but I was nervous & hesitant & I decided not to apply yet. But then I read this blog yesterday during my lunch hour & I just knew it was time to apply!
I started the process at about 2 this afternoon with the online application.  It took me about an hour to do the whole thing, but I read every word on each page so that certainly slowed me down.  After finishing that I flipped to my email and noticed the 'thanks for applying' email.  I then shut down my computer and started on chemistry homework.  About an hour ago I got deathly bored and checked my email on my iPod to find the 'take your web based interview now!' email.  So after a few screams of joy I flung shut my chem book and turned on my laptop once more.  I flew to my email to find my interview link & immediately started on the WBI.  That took about 30 minutes & then I saw the most wonderful web page.  Here, let me just copy paste.

Congratulations - you have been identified as a strong candidate! Your next step is to schedule a phone interview. You will have the ability to schedule your interview appointment in approximately 24 hours.

Then, not even 1 hour later, I get my 'schedule your phone interview now' email.  This is when I ran downstairs to scream the news to my mom, who just sat on the floor with a look of "I love you, but you sure are odd, honey".
My phone interview is scheduled for Tuesday at 2:30.  I can't believe I have to wait that long for this, but I work all day Monday & have chem that night so Tuesday really is my best day.  I will not be sleeping much, needless to say.

Disney, here I come! (hopefully!!!!)


New Doc!

I'd like to introduce you to someone.
This is Dr. Franz Monroy and he's my new physician.  I love working for him!  He's an amazing guy who really loves what he does.  We've made it through one full week of work, and I'm enjoying working with him. It's like I've found a new stride in my work, which means I'm not staring at the clock anymore.

While I have enjoyed working with him thus far, I still am excited to move on to bigger, more exciting things.  After all, I'm still young!  I'm not going to sit at one job for the rest of my life, I've got dreams to accomplish here!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Temple

At the beginning of the year, I made a goal to visit the temple 100 times in one year.  A few weeks later I realized that was an unrealistic goal, and cut it in half.  Yup, 50 visits in 52 weeks. 

I've done really well so far: today was my 35th visit.  I have primarily gone to the Draper Temple as it is the closest one to me when I am at home, but it looks like I will likely be finishing up my goal at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple for the rest of this year.  I've adapted the habit of going right after my microbiology class on Thursdays, and today I just felt inspired to go as well.  I feel so scandalous because I'm always changing in my car in the temple parking lot, and I'm always nervous someone is going to walk by and notice me pulling on my skirt.

The effort to make the temple and performing baptisms for the dead a part of my life has been so very worth it.  I feel so happy and calm after my temple visits, even if I know I have a thousand things that need to get done at home. This is likely one goal I will continue to do even after I make my 50 visits mark.

It was a gorgeous day at the Oquirrh Mt. Temple today.

To those readers who have no clue what I'm talking about, feel free to click on my blue I Believe link to the right to learn more about LDS temples, or go to


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fare Thee Well, Andrew!

Today being September 11th, I've heard a lot of great things on the radio and TV.  Thoughts of inspiration and strength that have made me, once again, proud to be an American.

My most favorite message from today came from my dear, amazing friend, Andrew.  His LDS mission farewell was this morning, and I excitedly drove myself to his church building at 9 A.M to hear his talk.  It was absolutely amazing.  He made me cry, he made me laugh, he made me grateful to be a child of God.

Andrew has been a part of my life for over 5 years now and he is one of my closest 'guy friends'.  In fact, he very well might be my best 'guy friend'.  After high school we went for almost 2 years without seeing each other, and yet today we were able to pick right back up like we'd seen each other yesterday.

And now this amazing guy is going to go all the way to Germany to share his wonderful testimony about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with all who are willing to listen.  He's going to change some lives and change his own life at the same time.  I'm so proud of this kid.
Go Forward in Faith, Left Leg!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Little Mermaid!

 My family has been going to Tuacahn in St. George for years and years now. I've seen so many different plays here.  Aida, Tarzan, Crazy for You, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Joseph, even Annie Get Your Gun.  Tuacahn never ceases to amaze me, the props are spectacular and they find the most amazing actors to play these roles.

The Little Mermaid was amazing!  Tuacahn took a play that I was semi skeptical over, and turned it into the human version of the cartoon I watched repeatedly as a child.  Water all over the stage, projections onto a sheet of falling water, a massive ship, and Ursula wheeling around the stage standing on an electric wheelchair (the poor driver! That must have been an awkward arrangement under that skirt.).

To top it all off, I got to bring my friend, Leslie with me!  It was her first time in St. George and we had a good time looking around the city.  We also went down to Zions and hiked the Emerald Pools hike... IN FLIP FLOPS!  We were sort of stupid there... that was my fault.  when we got to the top (after much prodding and encouragement from Leslie) we played in the big pool and I drenched my shorts so badly it looks like I had an accident.  Getting down the mountain was terrifying, but worth it (I suppose).

Pictures to come later!
Thanks for coming with me, Leslie!