Tuesday, March 19, 2013

i'm already getting texas pride

So folks, as you probably know, I got my mission call!!

Texas Houston, English speaking!! I leave July 3rd.

I am so happy to where I got called. When I found out where I got called to, I was just so happy. Because of that, I just knew it was right. I wouldn't be this happy if I wasn't supposed to go. I leave actually pretty soon -- in about 4 months I will be in the MTC. I will spend a few weeks and then be out to Houston! AHHH!! I used to dis Texas and make fun of their Texan pride, however, I already love Texas and I am so happy I got called there, and English speaking. It is so perfect for me :) I am visiting my sister who lives in Texas next week so I get to see how great Texas is. -- I am excited about that!


Here is my mission call opening, enjoy :)

Still Brave, Still Crazy, Still Mostly Young, Still Me!


p.s. anyone guess correctly? 
p.p.s. March Madness, fill out those brackets!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

a little bit of homemaking

At my work, every week we have a treat day where obviously we bring treats. I can tell you it is a great day. Because of this wonderful day, I have been making different treats. This is what I made for tomorrow.I don't like to bring boring treats. I want to bring something that people will like, not just out of courtesy. I want to be proud of what I make. I do like when it turns out!

Creative :)

Don't mind the lovely background.

 Still Brave, Still Crazy, Still Mostly Young, Still Me!

Love, Rachel

p.s. It's my half birthday this month. 20 and 1/2

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

i love you

March has never my favorite month. It's not that I hated it, there was never really anything special. Well, there used to be that wonderful thing called a "Spring Break," but now at BYU I guess we are not special enough to get one. Of course there is Easter, which is also nice. Besides those, I have never loved March, until this year! So many great things are going to happen this month! Now that the cold, love-fest month is over, March is upon us! Easter is the 31st,

Its my puppy's 1st birthday today!

She is way bigger now!

Not much of a lap dog

Even though I leave for college,

She still remembers me! :)

I get to ACTUALLY have a mini spring break in 22 days! We get to go to Texas to visit my sister and her family. I'm so excited to see my little niece. She is so big! She is about 14 months!

She is so precious!

I can't believe that she is walking.

Isn't she a cute little model?

Can't wait to see her!

It's been too long.

She's a little goof ball.

We are going to have to much fun together!

The feeling is mutual Hannah baby!

I also get to see my sister!! I love her so much!

Isn't see pretty??

And lastly.....

I can't tell you... tee hee. It's a surprise! You will just have to wait!!

Still Brave, Still Crazy, Still Mostly Young, Still Me.

Love, Rachel

P.S. ... Find something to love about March!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

spur of the moment

I feel like "spur of the moment" describes me to the letter. I love doing things spur of the moment. I just come up with an idea and I have to do it and I can't get it out of my head. Kinda like being OCD. I do it until I am sick of it and done with that project. Sometimes it's awesome and it makes me motivated to do different things like:

- Doing hours and hours of family history
- Crocheting for almost a whole Christmas break
- Being motivated to do my homework
- Different pieces of artwork

and so on.

However, on the other side, being "spur of the moment" is not always with projects, but getting an idea and having to do it.

So a couple of weeks ago, my friend and I decided to go home to Meridian for the weekend. It however, was not the best idea.... because 1) It was in February and 2) it was snowing. I really just wanted to go and was definitely being stubborn. It was an... experience that I won't ever forget, and I never want to drive in a snow storm again! We did have some fun on the drive back to Provo with the roads being clear.

ATK = All The Kittens

 Awesome Hick Town

^ Check it Out

Still Brave, Still Crazy, Still Mostly Young,
Still Me!
You know where to find me,
Rachel -- I want to sign it xoxo, and feel like Gossip Girl
*Watch Pretty Little Liars Tonight* -- but don't tell me what happens, I'm watching it tomorrow

Monday, February 11, 2013

and the base keeps runnin runnin...

So I have a guilty pleasure. I really like the show "The Biggest Loser." I like the transformations of each contestant and seeing how much weight they can lose each week and at the end. I also liked how I could sit down and eat junk food while I watched them work. haha suckas! Anyways, towards the end of one of the seasons, the players had to run a marathon. For some reason, that really motivated me and made me want to do something awesome like that. Also, I work with this guy who is really into running like every single race there is. Definitely made me feel like a total bum.

That is when I decided to get into shape and get ready for a 5k. If you know me, this is a big deal. I am very anti ever having to exercise most of the time. So I have been starting to get in shape and find the love of running, I guess for me it comes and goes, hopefully it will stay.

I challenge you to exercise. Get in shape like me! Run this race with me!

Wish me luck!

Still Brave, Still Crazy, Still Mostly Young.


P.S. If you haven't heard the song "Just A Fool" by Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, you totally should listen to it. It's great!

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Best Major-- The Best Friends

Hands down, no exception, there's nothing better than my major-- Elementary Education. Why? Good question let me tell ya.

1. I'm going to be a teacher!! Who doesn't like kids? They are so fun and make me smile. They really are great and can teach us a lot! They are crazy yes, but they are so funny and say the darnedest things! Let me tell you a few conversations I had with some 2nd graders.

       A. Guy: Are you married?
            Me: No
           Girl: You look pretty enough to be married.

       B. Girl: You are just so sweet!
            Me: Aww, thanks.
            Girl: I want to be a teacher when I grow up... or an Astronaut!
            (That girl takes after my own heart!)

       C. Me: I go to school over there.
           Guy: At BYU?
           Me: Yep.
           Girl: My dad goes to BYU, do you know him??

2. I have made some pretty great friends! Nuff said.

Kylee and Me after Dance final with our accidental matching sweaters!
Don't forget that I was an hour late to that final...

Costa Dinner after watching some kids choreograph their own dances
Too precious to handle!

Costa Dinner!

Having fun at the mall

A beautiful landscape, couldn't resist

Couldn't. Handle. The. Math. Class.


Girls Night Out! Definitely had to have our nails done!
So much emotion!

Love you guys!!

Still Brave, Still Crazy, Still Mostly Young, Still Here,

-----Remember, be happy the groundhog saw his shadow, spring just around the corner??

Friday, January 25, 2013

My Claim to Fame

We all want those 30 seconds where we are on national television right? Our 30,000 milliseconds of awesomeness! Our claim to fame. Maybe not national, but something awesome! Maybe we could be interviewed because we rescued a baby or skydived from the moon, or even had the best photo-bombing! Heck, even curing cancer.... those all would be pretty sweet.

But unfortunately, we don't all get cool claims to fame. I know mine wasn't... eh maybe a little. So far, only about 22,000 people have seen it and I am pretty anonymous. It is a weird prank that they did, and they got me. How would you like it if some RANDOM, weird guy came up to you and asked if his breath smelled bad?

Hey at least I was honest right?

Watch for me, I am at 2:06

Why couldn't I have said something more intelligent instead of "you're not good." Hahahaha oh well. What can I say, I'm full of great one liners!

Words of wisdom.... just in case you are going to be filmed, say something at least a little more clever than me. ;)

Still brave, still crazy, still mostly young, still me!
Love, Rachel