April 20, 2015

A-Week and Snow?

There were so many fun things going on during A-Week! I wasn't able to go to all of them, but there were definitely a few that made the week super fun. And who would have thought it would have snowed last week!?!

This is me. Wishing I was cool enough to really hang-loose. (Ignore the fact that I had also gone running. You know, just trying to be like the cool kids)

We missed being able to get the food earlier, but luckily, there's Mo' Betta's so we still had some delicious Hawaiian food. Not quite the excellence that I am sure was the meal being served, but it was the next best thing.

 Miss USU pageant!

I was so excited to go to the pageant this year! Especially since I did Miss USU last year. Did you guys know that? Surprise! Ha


BUT ha this is not just about me. I was so proud of all of the girls last night who did such a great job.
And congratulations to Miss Education who won last night!

And then boom. There was snow. WHAT?!? It's April!

But. I will be honest. I enjoyed it. Just a little bit. Old main definitely looked pretty in the snow though.

Until I had to scrape the snow off my car...

What did you guys do during A-Week??

April 5, 2015

Eggs. Eggs. & a Basket.

Happy Easter ladies and gentleman.

This is one of my favorite holidays of the year. One of the many reasons why I love it: Coloring Easter Eggs.

You all know how it goes. Buy the package of egg dye. (this year, we went all out: neon)

 All the things you need to decorate and make it all happen.
Egg Dye.
Crayola Crayons. (According to my family)
Cups to put the dye in.

Getting everything set up and read to dye or beautiful eggs! 

The Final Products!
You can barely see it, but it says Happy Easter on it. Cute right? I know.
I would definitely say we are expert egg dyers. Yes, it's a profession.

That is only the first part of Easter. We all know that we anticipate Easter Sunday where we have our baskets that our parents have laid out, or in some families, hide them for the children to find.

After the baskets have been found, it's time for breakfast. And I was quite content with my breakfast. 
[Plus. I know you all love seeing pictures of other people's food]
Cause who doesn't love chocolate chip pancake, Mickey Mouse style!?!?

Plus, I was very proud of myself and made my very own cinnamon syrup! Which also, FINALLY, gave us an excuse to use our awesome syrup holder. Snazzy.
Recipe? It's secret. You'll have to bribe me with lots of chocolate to get it.

Then of course, we all take pictures on Easter, and I know you guys just can't get enough of us.

But the best. Is this little guy. This day is also a day for a lot of family time. Which is always a plus. In case you guys forgot, we have the cutest little nephew. 

Come on. Cutest little bunny you ever did see. 

One great, great Easter.
Enjoy those eggs, peeps.

March 30, 2015


Hey guys!!

So, I know we have been back from spring break for almost two weeks now, which is really a sad sad thing. And, I know it is sad that I am just posting about it now, but I also have to say a little bit more on the upcoming end of our spring semester here at USU. There have been so many things that have been going on and happening over this whole year, and I am just so excited that new things are going to be coming our way!

First of all. Let's go back those two weeks and cover what all happened during that wonderful spring break. One thing you should know, is I have only ever gone anywhere on spring break once before. Usually, I just like going home to visit my family because my other siblings never had spring break the same time I did. Plus, I was not as cool as I was back then.... Anyway.

This year, my friends and I made our way down to St. George to go hike in Zions & take a day to visit good ole Las Vegas. I also have only been to Zions once, so this also was kind of a first for me, yet oddly enough I have been to Las Vegas on many different accounts. So, come Sunday, we packed up the truck, piled 6 of us all inside, made sure there were plenty of treats we could snack on, and we made our way down for the next 6ish hours. That night we just hung out and slept as much as we could. Let's be honest though, I slept any time we were in a car.

End Day One.

On Monday, we went down to Vegas. (2 more hours in the car, NOOOOOO). We met up with some other friends and we spent the day at the outlets, shopping more than we probably should have, visited the  strip, walked around pretty much everywhere, and ended our night eating at an all you can eat buffet. Sounds about right for Vegas.

End Day Two.

Tuesday consisted of lots of snacks and hiking. We got up, well, some easier than others, had breakfast and then made our way out to Zions. We had decided that we were going to hike Angels Landing. [let's be honest though, everyone and their dog decided to go hike Angels Landing today.] We basically saw at least 30.2 Aggies up on this hike. It was fun seeing all our fellow Aggies hiking such a dangerous trail; you could always tell because this was definitely the day everyone decided to wear a Utah State t-shirt, myself included. I had never hiked Angels Landing before, although hiking other trails at Zions, because the last time we tried it was closed due to weather conditions, which is very understandable considering the hike.
For those that have never been, the first part is not so bad, minus all the switch backs and the continuous climb upward, but it isn't until you are actually hiking the rock that leads you to the top that you realize what you have just gotten yourself into. The hike is so high up, and so narrow and steep, that they have inserted chains that you can grab onto so you do not slip and fall. As cool as we all wanted to be to be able to make it to the top on our own, I secretly think all of us were super happy to have the chain there. Luckily, we all made it to the top, and it was such an amazing view. Definitely worth all the work to get up there. Plus, once we finally made it down to a more stable ground, we ended up running the rest of the way, which was fabulous.
Well, let's just say, after that hike, we were all pretty beat and we just wanted to relax. So we grabbed some food, hit the pool, and played games for the rest of the night.

End Day Three.

Wednesday was our last day. [this is what happens when you get older, married, and have a job you need to pay all those terrible bills]. So, for our last day, since we were back in St. George, we decided to visit the St. George temple. We also had a fabulous lunch before we all split ways and made our way back to Logan. And what a long car ride it was. I mean for everyone else that stayed awake, everyone knows that I just slept the majority of the time. We made it back to Logan that night, and the next few days of spring break consisted of nothing but work work work work work work.

All in all, this was a fantastic spring break, and I definitely had a more enjoyable time. I'll still have one more year for spring break, 2016, so I have to make that one the best one ever! Disneyland anyone?

And for my final segment, thank you Jimmy, I just want to hurry and tell everyone that this last month of the spring semester is going to be dreadful. I know, I know, we are all looking for the the semester to finally be over so summer can come. For some reason, the spring semester always seems to have a harder time on us college students. We have already been burnt out from last semester, so coming into spring, and having to do the same thing we did last semester (i.e. tests, studying, paper writing) we are pretty much done when the spring semester begins. Not to mention by the time we reach this last month, we are all dying to get out of here! Especially those that really do get to graduate! [unfortunately, another year and a half for me] However, I just have a few things to say as we finish out the rest of this semester.

  1. Make sure you spend the time that you need to get everything done. This is going to be hard, (darn you Netflix), but if you truly want to get those grades that you know you want, you are going to have to push yourself now more than ever. 
  2. Start getting a good night sleep, if you don't already. Now, I am not saying that you need to spend 12 hours sleeping, you know what you need to do in order to function. Be wise with your decisions and know your limits. 
  3. Eat. I know this can be hard because you are all saying, "BUT. Nothing I get is healthy." This is true for 95% of college students. Try your best, still fill your stomach the best that you can, and do what you need to in order to feel ready to take on the day. We all know that food can help you. 
  4. Ask for help. There is nothing wrong with asking someone else for help on anything you are struggling with. We all need a little help here and there. Myself ALWAYS included. 
  5. Never fear the chocolate. Or treats. Or the burgers for that matter. Whatever helps you make it through, without going over board, go for it!
Good luck to everyone! 

I hope this spring is the best one yet!


March 23, 2015


We at Utah State take our vacations seriously...that's why whenever we leave the state we always remember to pack three very important items:
our cameras
and a giant tub of whey protein
Our muscles aren't getting much fuller, but are memories are getting a lot fonder.
So squirt on some sun back and join us, as we take you on a wild ride through California for a glimpse of a true blue spring break...the Aggie way.


March 20, 2015

Own Every Second

Hello Aggies!

Alright so I haven't posted about my life since Mardi Gras! I know you are all thinking that Mardi Gras was the high point of my Spring semester but YOU'RE WRONG!

Life has been busier than ever but thankfully I was able to have a, what felt very brief but actually was a week long, break from school.

This Spring Break I took myself to the only place that was full of cronuts (croissant doughnuts), napping sea lions, and so much sand that I didn't even get to visit them all. That's right, I went to California...again.

Instead of writing about my experience there, I took my GoPro with me on the trip and thankfully so did some of the people I went on the trip with so here is a mini-wrap-up of my Spring Break trip!


Am I just realizing most of that video was just of us eating? Rest assured, we did a lot more than just eat in California. It was an amazing trip and while I was there I discovered the importance of living every moment you have to its fullest.

I think that we all get in this rut in school where when our schoolwork is top priority and nothing else matters but what I learned from this trip is that it is equally important to take care of yourself.

You can wall  yourself up in the library and study all day on all of your classes and ignore the texts from your friends or miss a few events going on at school but I would highly recommend to really think about taking the opportunity to live. 

At USU, I have taken a lot of opportunities to live. I won't list them all on here but on Monday, somehow it all came together on a little piece of paper I received from the Student Body President of USU.

On Monday, I was selected to be one of the recipients of the President's Award. For awhile I was wondering if I was living a little too much or in other words, I was trying to find the point of being involved but when I got that award, all of the hard work, the sacrifice of sleep to be a volunteer for Mardi Gras, the tweeting for USUSA elections, the new job, all of it came together on that one certificate and it told me that I was doing a good job.

My point is there are going to be times when school is the top priority and if not school then it is going to making a lot of money at work or something else but whenever you have a break, even if it only for five minutes, I want you to live. 

Life is too short. Go out there and be amazing. 

I'll see you all later.

Make good choices.

Chris G.

March 4, 2015

Cabin Trip ft the Snow Hunters


You have NOT LIVED until you've been snowmobiling with the Nibley Boys. It was my first time sledding, and I'm in love. The feeling of freezing wind biting your cheeks while your skin flaps at 90mph, and your hands go numb from clenching the handlebars as you fly off a hill of fresh powder, is UNREAL my friends! Completely and utterly UNREAL! SO FREAKIN SICCCKKK!!

Kody,"Micajah you drive."
 Me *Takes sled, gases it at full speed, Kodiak, and Ky fly off the back within 1 second and sled blasts away.* 
*The boys drive the rest of the day*
#rookiemistake #somuchtalent 

We spent the weekend at Trevor's cabin in Bear Lake to celebrate his 22 years of life. It was the dopest! If you don't know Trevor, I'm sorry. He is seriously the nicest, most genuine guy I know. Plus he's got a rad chill playlist, and he's my favorite gluten free homie! I really don't know what I did to deserve such great friends in my life, but I'm so glad I have them! Have a sick week/spring break Aggies! Can't wait to hear all about your guys' adventures! I'm off to Cali! Peace out. GO AGGIES!