Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Week of Fridays!

This week was fabulous - every night this week felt like it was Friday night! It was GREAT!! :D On Monday for FHE, my student ward went down to see the lights at temple square! It had snowed earlier that day, which made the lights even more pretty!! After the lights, I got to play basketball at the institute for awhile, and then we went to the Pie for dinner! It was my first time there, and it was a lot of fun! The atmosphere there is so fun...the restaurant is in this basement with tons of writing and graffiti looking stuff on the walls, with music and tv playing, and the PIZZA! Oh it was delicious! I loved it! So that was the first "Friday" night of the week! On Tuesday, I got to go home to Layton because my family had tickets to a Jon Schmidt concert up in Ogden!! Jon Schmidt is so funny! I wish I could play the piano like him! His piano Christmas songs totally set the Christmas mood for me! Then on Wednesday I got a surprise phone call from my cousin Danny, who just got home from his mission to Colombia!! He said he was coming down to Salt Lake to hang out with Rachel and Clint (my other cousins!) and he wondered if I wanted to hang out too! So after my Anatomy Lab Practicum (which went very well! I had to identify 70 different structures on different body parts in the cadaver was thrilling) Danny came over, and then we headed over to Clint and Rachel's apartment for a night of games and Ratatouille! I had a blast! I love my cousins!! :D Thursday after work, I was back over to Rachel's apartment for another night of movies and just hanging out! Rachel works with me at America First now, so we have a lot of fun! So finally we're to the REAL Friday night - last night - which was probably the best Friday night of this week! I went to an "Ugly Sweater" party for like 15 minutes - just enough time to have some hot chocolate and burn my tongue while I was at it - came back home and played Settlers of Catan (my new favorite game!!), went to the Pie again and then stayed up til 4 in the morning watching Pursuit of Happyness!! So basically, this week was great. Loved it. :D

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Best Weekend EVER!!!

Coldplay's Stage!! The lasers were so cool!!

At the Coldplay Concert!!!

Touring Temple Square!!

This past weekend was amazing!! My sister Shannon came down to Salt Lake and we had all kinds of adventures!!! We toured Temple Square and the Church History Museum first, then after that we went to the Salt Palace for my work's Bonus Night, then it was off to the Energey Solutions Arena for Coldplay!! The concert was awesome!!! Coldplay played all their fabulous new songs as well as some of their old ones!! I LOVE Coldplay!!!

Since Saturday was also the big U of U vs. BYU football game, they had the game playing on big screens for us to watch at the Salt Palace during Bonus night!!! I must say I thorougly enjoyed watching the Cougars lose!!! GO UTES!!!!

I absolutely love Salt Lake!! There are always so many activities going on and so many fun places to visit that are only like 5 minutes away!!! The University of Utah was definitely the right choice of school for me!! Shannon really wants to come here too!! Hopefully that works out! We would have so much fun living together. We had a blast together this weekend, I can only imagine what college life would be like with her!! :D

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What the Weather???

Is anyone else out there confused by the weather?? A few weeks ago, I woke up to a blizzard and freezing temperatures. Now, with December 10 short days away, I'm shedding my jacket and thinking about going and putting on some shorts!!! What is the deal?? Its about time we had some snow if you ask me. How on earth am I supposed to go skiing with the sun blazing down on us like this? That's Utah for ya I guess...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blackout Game!!!

Last night was the Utah-TCU game!! It was probably one of the best games I've ever been to! Well, at least the 4th quarter was good...that's when all the exciting stuff happened!! Like when TCU missed 2 field goals, and when we scored a touchdown with 48 seconds left to win the game!! AMAZING!!! :D Now Utah is first in the Mountain West Conference, AND we're bowl eligible!!! There's nothing like a Utah game, they're always so fun!! Hopefully we'll win the next two games (one of them being against the team down south) and have another perfect season!! "Fill your lungs and sing it out and shout it to the sky, we'll fight for dear old crimson for a Utah man am I!" GO UTES!!!! :D
The team in their awesome blackout jerseys!!

My roommate Amanda and me!!!

The final score!!! GO UTES!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This is me being thrilled about the snow...


Basically it's been snowing all day...I wouldn't have been too upset by that, except for the fact that the heater in my house was NOT on when I woke up! It hadn't turned on all night either. Apparently, the girls downstairs have been regulating the heat in the basement by turning the furnace (which happens to heat the entire house) on and off whenever they feel like it. Unforunately, they forgot to turn it back ON when we really needed it! So I woke up this morning in a 59 degree house. Not the greatest way to start off the day. But now the heat is on, the sun is coming out, and things are looking up in the life of Nikole :). This is the view from the Trax station looking down my street.

Monday, November 3, 2008

So I was right...

I DID in fact lose interest in the blog thing!! But it didn't take a week...I didn't do anything with it even after that first day! Oh well. Maybe now we'll try again. So since that day in July, life has been good! Summer ended too soon, and I've stayed extremely busy with school and work. I've changed my major at the U...I've decided I don't want to do Exercise and Sports Science anymore, and I think I'm going to try the Medical Laboratory Science route. We'll see how that goes. I'm still working at America First and loving it! My coworkers make it fun for me. I'm really enjoying life and having fun! :) That's all I can ask for I guess. Life is good, and I'm happy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 9th 2008

So today I randomly decided to try out this blog thing. I'll probably lose interest in like a week or so of trying to keep this thing up, but what the heck, now I can tell people I have a blog.