my best friends birthday


my best friends birthday was yesterday. we (as her friends) had been planning for weeks as to what to do for her birthday, but nothing seemed good enough. finally, one of our friends came up with the idea to go boating and get her a cake for lunch! 
in wind symphony we gave her a dozen balloons. we attached them to her chair and after class was over we sucked helium and sang happy birthday. it was a grand time. and we ate lunch which consisted of cake and more cake.

right after school we loaded up in the boat and headed out to deer creek to go boating! it was so unbelievably cold and even with the wet suits we were freezing. and let me just say the tubing with contacts in is no bueno. but alas, it is possible to ride a tube even when you're injured! thank goodness, cause I would've not been able to do anything. 

okay lemme just tell you about this girl. ive known her for about a year and a half, but we really got close about 6 months ago. holy cow she is smart and funny and we are practically the same person which makes spending time together so super fun. I adore her and look up to her oh so much. and so happy 17 years of being on this planet my friend!

temple thursday


about a month ago two of my friends and  I went to the temple on a thursday and decided to have it become a weekly thing. we have come to know the temple workers quite well in the four weeks that we've gone. 
one of the most special things that happened while inside of the temple was that one of our friends who graduated last year was working in the temple the same time we were going. he is leaving on is mission this week, but has been working in the baptistery for a while now. he baptised us when we were inside and it seriously was one of the coolest experiences. it just went and showed us what a great missionary our friend is going to be. 
sadly, we have to change the time we go on thursdays, so all the temple workers will be different when we go for the next little while. but the spirit in the temple will never change. i love seeing my friends inside the temple doing the work of The Lord, and it just strengthens my testimony knowing how strong my friends are in the gospel. 
here's to many more months of weekly temple visits. 

something familiar (aka i have my boot back on)


i'm legit having an lol moment at myself because i suck at being safe and not being clumsy.
here i am, back in this boot that knows me oh too well. i've spent so many hours trapped inside of this complex contraption, but i've also healed a lot of wounds inside of this thing. and when i say a lot, i mean a lot of wounds.
two weeks ago i landed on my foot a little funny while i was jazz running at rehearsal, but i didn't really think much of it. i mean, it just hurt a little! but once it was swollen for a couple weeks i thought it was a good idea to get it checked out by a doctor. and so to the doctor i went.
the doctor instantly thought it was a stress fracture when he heard of my situation, but after thorough investigation and three xrays, we found that there was no breakage of any kind inside of my foot. you may ask, but why does it hurt? to which i (and the doctor) answer that we have no idea. lucky me.
he decided to stick me in my boot for two weeks and take it easy and see what happens from there.

we have our first marching band show in three weeks. pray, guys, that i get better. cause i have a solo. and it's my senior year. and so help me i cannot be injured for my last year of band cause that just flat out sucks. i know it's just a little thing, but it would be much appreciated.