Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring, spring, spring

"Its beginning to look a lot like Rexburg!
Snow on all the trees,
Take a look at women and men, frozen once again,
With icicles and frozen toes galore!
Its beginning to look a lot like Rexburg!
Spring is lost from sight,
But the prettiest sight you'll see 
Is the tiniest patch of green on your own front lawn."

Thank you, thank you! Yes I am going to publish that and make millions : )
As happy as I am about my latest stoke of genius, I'm not happy that there is snow on the ground and it is the second day of Spring...
All I have to say is that Spring (or maybe I should say Summer because I think Rexburg skips Spring) better be BEAUTIFUL to make up for all this miserable weather.   I have great hopes for Spring semester...the best part is that two of my room mates and I are moving into a house!

Isn't it cute!
Look at our porch!

Speaking of Spring this is my schedule!

CHIN 101 (rock on!)
SW 260--intro to Social Work
REL 112--Book of Mormon pt. 2
BIO 264--Anatomy and Physiology (this will be the death of me!)

Any guesses what my major is?...SOCIAL WORK! Ah I'm so excited : )  I really want to minor in International Studies but I don't know if I can...I will just do a little persuading I guess.

Ok so I'm officially starting a new tradition called Tunes Tuesday! So every Tuesday I will post a new song from artists that strike my fancy...I hope you are all excited as I am because I have pretty awesome taste in music if I do say so myself...then again maybe I'm just biased : )

Here's the song of the day:

Ta ta for now! Much love,


Comment and let me know what plans you have for Spring!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Acting on Impulse

This week I have two confessions.
1) I bought three boxes of girl scout cookies.
2) Friday I didn't go to bed until 5:30 in the morning.
Yeah college!

Earlier this week I went to Wal-Mart for groceries and there were the cutest little girl scouts selling cookies, so of course I had to buy some!  The Thin Mints were a must, but then again I love the peanut butter and chocolate ones, ooh and the straight peanut butter ones are good too...and that is how I ended up with three boxes of Girl Scout cookies.  Besides, it was for a good cause right?  When I got home I cracked open the Thin Mints and ate half the box. Ha! I just had no self control that day and I am perfectly ok with that!
Tempting little buggers!
Ok so confession number two...on Friday night my room mates came home from a basket ball game at around 11:30 and had magically obtained a pizza which looked so dang good we decided to bake it.  So there we were eating pizza at midnight until we felt sick.  PREFACE: my room mate Shayla (for reasons unknown) decided to take a job doing a paper route in middle of no where Idaho at two in the morning...every night.  Her friend on the basketball team, Ally, who is crazy and never sleeps decided that she would go with her to help out on the paper route.  Then on Wednesday night my other room mate Allysa decided she would join in the fun and go too.  On Friday Shayla's sister came to spend the night and also decided to go on the paper route.  I, being completely dumb and not wanting to miss out, decided to join them on the adventure.  After eating pizza we sat in the living room cracking jokes, goofing off, and killing time until we left at 2:00 AM.  When the time came we all hoped in the car and headed out to the barren waste land called Ashland where there was still a good 4-8 ft. of snow on the ground.  We put on N'Sync and jammed to that while singing at the top of our lungs.  Wow good memories of the 90's...anyways after about two hours the fun wore off very quickly.  I was so tired and the pizza we ate was doing funny stuff in my stomach.  I dozed off for a while but remembered thinking that it would never end!  To my relief, we got back into Rexburg at 5:30 Saturday morning.  We were all so wasted that we ran to our beds and were out before our heads hit the pillow.  It wasn't until noon that I emerged from my bedroom to find my other two room mates also just getting out of bed. 
P.S. that is the end of my confessions.  Feel free to read on to hear more about my oh so exciting weekend...if not, I thank you for making it this far : )

For breakfast/lunch we made German pancakes, which were delicious by the way!  We then went to the BYU-I center to shoot hoops and watch a boys basket ball game.  On returning home we watched more basketball!  We all got online and streamed the march madness games on our computers.  I must say that the BYU game was awesome!! I, just like everyone else, was expecting them to be crushed by Gonzaga but they pulled through in flying colors.  It was so refreshing to see them play as a well rounded team with better offense and not only rely on Jimmer to carry the team.  Anyways, after the BYU game in which they threw off everyone's brackets (muahaha) we returned to the BYU-I center to watch Allysa's basketball game at 8:00.  (And yes at this point I was a little basket balled out.)  Because it was just out of the question for her to eat dinner before the game, we got dinner at Subway after the game at 10:00.  To be honest, I don't know where the time went between then and midnight, but it wasn't until midnight that we started a movie, which was Stomp the Yard in case you were wondering.  And that my friends is how I stayed up until 2:30 last night.  Thank goodness for 1:00 church!

Ok, ok, so now I have had my rebellious fun and I promise this week I will be a more responsible adult : )  

Cherio! Much love,


Sunday, March 13, 2011


Ok so the alfredo sauce we made for our dinner was sooo delicious I thought I would share it with everyone!  Trust me, it is the best alfredo sauce you will ever eat!

8 oz. cream cheese
1 cube butter
3/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
1/2 cup milk

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and stir until melted.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Hello! Guten Tag! Jambo! Aloha! Ni hao!

So yesterday, two of my friends came over to my apartment to make dinner. We decided to make pasta with delicious alfredo sauce, french bread, salad, and fruit.  Knowing me and my cooking record, burning something was inevitable...

Besides that, it was wonderfully delicious dinner and here are the pics for your enjoyment : ) 

Our cupcakes that didn't turn out very good...
Moral of the story: don't experiment with a recipe you've never made : )
So after dinner we watched the movie I.Q.  If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching it!  So adorable : )

Well that wraps up Friday...

Today being Saturday meant grocery shopping, yeah!  In Wal-Mart there is a shelf with little plastic putter and bowling kits that I've had my eyes on for the past few weeks.  Soooo today I got a little golf kit! Silly I know, but it was five dollars and I just couldn't pass it up.  Maybe I was feeling nostalgic for the good ol’ days when I was a kid or something, but I also bought one of those cups with the straw handle.  

Haha yes I am 6 years old...
So then, on the way home from Wal-Mart we stopped at a clothing store called Panache so Julie could buy some jewelry.  And this is what I did while we were there...
Coolest. chair. ever.
Well that wraps up my Saturday!  Oh yeah my roommates and I also watched the BYU game but that was just sad so I'm not even going to talk about it.  But, hypothetically speaking, if I were to talk about it I would say that BYU needs to round out their offense and not rely on Jimmer to carry the team. 

The end!

Much love,


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sometimes I take my umbrella to school...

Hello? Testing, testing...

Monday it was actually warm in Rexburg! Exciting right? So then Tuesday morning I was feeling rather optimistic about going to class, and then I stepped outside...it was as though Rexburg was in its own little snow globe and the god of humor decide to give it a really good shake...
In 500 Days of Summer there is a scene where Tom is riding the bus and hears the Smith's song that reminds him  of Summer and he yells, "I HATE THIS SONG!"  So then everyone stares at him and he is asked to leave the bus.  Sometimes while walking to class I imagine myself yelling, "I HATE THE WIND!" and watching everyone stare at me and give me funny looks...I feel like writing a book called "Nichole and the Horrible, No Good, Very Blustery Day", in which I talk about how I am going to move to Africa.  haha.  
Ah I feel much better now that I got that all out...it really isn't that bad, I'm just a big baby. 
Haha the only difference is that he has a cleaner room than me : )
It is common knowledge that I really don't like math.  Fortunately for me I have a really funny math professor that makes class enjoyable who also teaches in a way that I understand.  It has been a really helpful class that has taught me a lot about finances, mortgages, and the probability I will win the lottery, hence the name Math For the Real World.  I wish I would've written down all the goofy things my professor has said in class because they just crack me up!  Oh well.  But, I did remember some things he said in class today and I would like to share them.

Bro. Goodwin: "Sometimes I bring my umbrella to school with me...even when it is not raining because it makes me feel cool..."

Bro. Goodwin: "Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  Hmm, that is a really romantic name for a store if you think about it..."

Bro. Goodwin: "We can't divide by zero, but Chuck Norris can.  But seriously, please don't try and divide by zero...it is in direct violation of the honor code."

Ok well it's time for homework, woot. Ta ta for now!

Much love,


Monday, March 7, 2011

Back to reality

Well for all of you who don't know, I went home to Utah for the weekend and it was fabulous! I love being home with my family and doing anything and everything.  
Lets see, my weekend consisted of
being silly
75th birthday party
vegging (aka doing nothing)
The Adjustment Bureau 
I'm trying to make it sound interesting, but it was rather uneventful...all that matters is that I got to spend the weekend with my family with not a care in the world!  For any who are interested, here are a few photos from the surprise birthday party we had for my grandpa:

The women hard at work getting the desserts ready
She was being a pest and wouldn't put her hands down!
Aw how precious : )
Haha this is Heather's favorite thing to do!
We make such a great pair : )
Sadly I didn't get a picture of his face when he walked in,
but he was sure surprised!
This doesn't even show the HUGE amount of dessert we had...
haha too bad you can't see Chad's face very well, he is making the
funniest face! 
Allyson, Bryce, and Camille
Ah good times...I can't even tell you how much I didn't want to go back to school!

Well anyways, I'm sad to say I didn't keep my promise to post a new video everyday last week...
So it is your lucky day because you get three for the price of one!

Oh and one more thing...I'm still discovering my blog "identity" and how I want it to look so there might be some fun changes here in the future.  I want to do some revamping to make it a little more...interesting for lack of a better word.

Ta ta for now! 
Much love,


This one is ten minutes long, but so worth watching!

Always been my favorite

Such a great message!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Today was one of those days where you stare at your closet, and you think 'I have nothing to wear.'  And so you try everything on and nothing works.  So then you just settle on something because you can't spend all day playing dress up.  If you are a girl you know what I'm talking about.  So while I was doing my hair I stopped and thought, 'wow how lame am I?'  Here I am starring at a closet full of clothes complaining about having nothing to wear when there are children in Africa who have maybe two things to choose from; a ratty old shirt and pants or their school uniform.  We have so much to be thankful for! Don't ever take your life for granted.

Well I don't exactly have anything clever to say but as far as good news goes it was "warm" today in Rexburg which means it was above freezing!  Instead of icy, everything was wet and grass is starting to show!  Woot.

So long story short, a few weeks ago I met a lady, Trisha, at a ward's service project sewing reusable pad kits to send to Uganda in which they had me talk and help out.  So last night I babysat her kids and it was so much fun! I started babysitting when I was about eight and that continued until I was about seventeen.  I absolutely LOVE kids and it was so awesome to babysit again! All I can say is that I can't wait to have kids of my own : )  Anyways, I babysat the four youngest boys and besides the baby screaming for 25 minutes strait after the parents left, we had fun acting like cowboys, doing crafts, and dancing around the basement.  (By the way, the secret to kids is they can't cry forever, so you just have to be patient and wait it out.) Ah it was so good to be around kids again since I'm constantly surrounded by people my age.  The beauty of kids is that they don't pass judgement are full of innocence and curiosity.  

Well besides that, nothing terribly exciting has happened in the past 24-hours so I guess this is ta ta for now!

"'Someday I will' can be a thief of the opportunities of time and the blessings of eternity."  Do not rob yourself.

Much love,