Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nothing Better...


There is nothing better than the feeling of finishing the last final. Complete relief and stress literally lifted off of my shoulders!!
My last final was exercise physiology (I know, sounds painful) and I studied for the LONGEST time!! When I left my test, I did not want to throw away my flash cards because I grew so attached to them. How sad is that!? After the final, my friend Masha and I were so ecstatic, we couldn't even believe it! I had a grin from ear to ear for about an hour after I finished.
This picture reminds me of how I feel during finals, a little bit frazzled with what is going on.
It is so interesting how finishing a test can bring the greatest joy to my life. Thank you school.

Friday, November 27, 2009

My Sweet Baby Oliver


On November 23, 2009, my Sweet Baby Oliver passed away. He was not acting as he normally did, so we took him into the vet, and they told us he had cancer, and he had about two to four months to live. We later found out that he also had cancer in his liver and spleen, and if we didn't put him down soon, his spleen would rupture, and he would bleed to death. So, we made the decision while in California to put him to sleep. This decision was so hard knowing we would not be able to see him one last time.
Oliver was the GREATEST dog that ever lived. Even though he had a mind of his own, and was sometimes a little brat, he was the cutest dog ever born. He ruled our family with his adorable looks and loving personality. Even though he hated to cuddle with me (and most of the time I would force him to), I know he truly cared about me. Whenever I would cry, he would lay by me, letting me know he was there for me. Whenever I would come home from the Deeg, he would sleep on my bed. We also always took random naps together. He was always the best napping partner. Even though I annoyed him so much, because I always wanted to be holding him or putting costumes on him, I know he loved me deep down.
Right before we left to Cali, I spent 3 nights at home. I would not have normally done that, but I decided to that week. Oliver and I spent a lot of time together, taking naps, watching movies, or just laying by him. I know I stayed home those few days because he was about to leave, and Heavenly Father knew I needed more time with him. I noticed he was so sad, so during those couple of days, I fed him a lot of cheese which I know he loved. When my dad took him to the vet, for some reason it was so hard to let go. Now that I know that was the last time I saw him, I know everything worked out how it was supposed to. He lived a wonderful life of ten years making every day more exciting than the day before. He was loved by many, and I know many people were hurt by him leaving. But, I know his cousin Toby was in heaven waiting for him, and he is more happy than ever. My mom says we have him as a special angel to watch over us as we are still down here.
I love you Oliver, and miss you so much. Thank you for all of the fun memories!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Why-Rascal Flatts

It must a been a place so dark, couldn't feel the light
Reachin' for you through that stormy cloud
Now here we are gathered in our little home town
This can't be the way you meant to draw a crowd

Oh why that's what I keep askin'
Was there anything I could have said or done
Oh I had no clue you were masking a troubled soul, God only knows
What went wrong and why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song

Now in my mind I keep you frozen as a seventeen year old
Rounding third to score the winning run
You always played with passion no matter what the game
When you took the stage you shined just like the sun

Oh why that's what I keep askin'
Was there anything I could have said or done
Oh I had no clue you were masking the troubled soul, oh God only knows
What went wrong and why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song

Now the oak trees are swayin' in the early autumn breeze
The golden sun is shining on my face
The tangled thoughts I hear a mockingbird sing
This old world really ain't that bad a place

Oh why there's no comprehending
And who am I to try to judge or explain
Oh but I do have one burning question
Who told you life wasn't worth the fight
They were wrong
They lied
And now you're gone
And we cried

Cause It's not like you to walk away in the middle of a song

Your beautiful song
Your absolutely beautiful song

Sunday, October 18, 2009

In the Life of Dallas

I went to Dallas to visit my sister and I had so much fun! I was so lucky to be able to go down there and just hang out with the girls. I actually miss being there, because I love them all so much.
Jane was adorable! She is talking a lot more now (even screaming!) and was so much fun to be around. She is so sweet and the cutest girl ever!!

Sweet little Abby is always a fun time! She has quite the mind of her own! I seriously think she is smarter than I am. With her praising the Lord songs and giving me advice how to slow down my prayers, she was such a joy to be around.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Airport Visit


So my best friend THOM left on Wednesday for Texas! Even though the MTC advises no one to come to the airport when a missionary leaves, we decided we needed to pay a visit to the airport. We got there a little late (Timmy drove extremely slow on the freeway), so we were worried we had missed him. My mom had made sweet rolls so we brought those and just waited for what seemed like forever. Finally, we saw a big group of missionaries walk in, and I took off running to see him. I could not wait! I was so excited, and he was thrilled to see us there. Alex made fun of him for a while, but soon enough the boys were talking about sports. Of course. Thom's mission companion did not like that we were there. After a while, he had to leave, but I was just so happy that we were able to see him. He is such a great missionary!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SYTYCD


So You Think You Can Dance is the GREATEST show ever made!! I love it.
I was so sad that Janette was kicked off, I thought she was going to win for sure! But now I love Jeanine, she is so talented. Her and Brandon performed a dance called "Battlefield" and it was AMAZING!! I got chills when I watched them performed! It makes me miss dancing so much.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince


I saw Harry Potter last night and it was so good! They didn't follow the book as much as I would have liked, but I still loved it! The reason I put a picture of Bellatrix up, is I think Helena Bonham Carter is AMAZING at this role! She is so creepy, but brilliant in how she does it. I just love every time she comes on the screen, because she is so good at her role.

I also am OBSESSED with Luna Lovegood! She is definitely my favorite! She is so funny, and so cute but at the same time really out there. I think she is adorable though, and I just love her character. Evanna Lynch is such a great actress!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


As well as my sister leaving, my best friend, Thom is leaving on his mission as well.  They are both going to Texas which is funny.  He leaves tomorrow, and even though it will be sad, I am so excited and proud of him.  I guess I will be visiting Texas a lot more than I thought!

Gone, Gone, Gone


Well, this morning my sister Heather and her family headed back to Texas.  I must admit it is nice not having to share a bed and room with Timmy and Patrick, but I already miss them so much.  It is so much fun to have them here and stay with us.  This past month was so much fun! Being able to see Baby Jane and Abby every morning was such a fun time. I took some cute pictures of the girls.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Alex took State!!

Alex did so well at state! He definitely played his best and did so awesome!
Everyone on Varsity took first in their matches, so they swept all of State.
Everyone in the family was SO EXCITED! We were all so proud of him.

Sophie went and played in the fountains, so she was soaking wet. It was such a great day and we had so much fun!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thom's mission call!

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Thom got his mission call! We were all so excited for him.  Right before he opened his call, he said, I would HATE to go to Texas! The Lord works in mysterious ways! He leaves July 1st!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Puppy!

So my DG friend bought this new puppy and I am OBSESSED WITH IT!  I want one now so much!  The only problem is that I can't have a puppy in the DG house, and I doubt my mom will let me get one.  But as soon as I get married, I am getting one! 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Brittany and Matt's Wedding!

My friend from high school and Delta Gamma got married! We were all so excited for her.  She is the first in our pledge class to get married! Crew 22!

She dated Matt since 8th grade! I always knew they would get married.  Matt named me their biggest fan, and I am! They are such a cute couple.

Easter!


This is our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  I love how all of us are over the age of 18, but all of us still get so excited for this event.  It was quite a successful event, and no one got hurt luckily. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Wonderful Number of 25!

  1. I hate the name Liz, I only like being called Elizabeth or Lil.. Or if there is a nickname someone has given me, that works too..
  2. I have a large obsession with pockets, umbrellas and bridges. They always make a day better.
  3. I love that I have my dream job. Nothing is better than that.
  4. I write in my journal everyday and have been consistently since I was 12.
  5. I follow what my dad says in that he feels that a warm bath solves anything.
  6. I have an extreme love for Delta Gamma. 
  7. Laughing until my stomach hurts or breathing stops is one of the greatest feelings ever.
  8. No matter how big, how warm, or how comfortable your bed is, you are going to have to get out of it sometime..
  9. My dad calls me baby doll, and there is nothing I love more.
  10. I feel that music can solve my problems. There is a song for every situation if you just listen to the words.
  11. I love surprises if I don’t know they are coming. But, if I know there is a surprise coming, I might as well go insane trying to figure out what it is.
  12. I hate pickles and olives. But I have always wished I liked pickles because I love the way they sound when you eat them.
  13. My best friends are my family. Being with them is when I am my happiest.
  14. I think my nieces and nephews are cuter than any other kids on the planet.
  15. I am very impatient. I hate waiting.
  16. I love talking about old memories and laughing at how funny we used to be.
  17. I make videos in my spare time. Music videos are a personal fav…
  18. I love making people laugh. I try my hardest to see people happy.
  19. DISNEY is the greatest thing ever made, in every aspect. There is nothing better than the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!!!!
  20. I hate change, but once something is changed, I end up loving it.
  21. I love inside jokes, but hate when I am not a part of one.
  22. My greatest fear is driving in snow.
  23. Things are the funniest when I am with my sister, Annelise.
  24. My nails have to be painted at all times.
  25. IT ALL WORKS OUT IN THE END.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

DG 2009 Spring Formal


These are pictures of my DG Spring Formal. It was a great night with all of my friends!


All of the "E-Can's"!


Fun Family Photo!


Roomies!









Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Break in Arizona!



This is a video of my Spring Break! This is what I love to do. Making movies is one of my favorite things to do, and I love capturing the best moments in a movie.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Blog!

This is my first blog, and I decided I want one to be able to post all of the movies I make so that anyone can watch them.  So, enjoy!