Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Queen

Happy Birthday to the Queen of Queens. My mom Nata. I do not know where I would be with out her. She is my biggest cheerleader in everything I do. Over the past 9 months I have spent more time away from my mom then with her but we have proved distance doesn't matter. No matter where I am or what I am doing I am always in contact with her and she really is my best friend.

I hope you are having the best day soaking up the sun in our favorite place! You really are the Queen!
Happy Birthday mom!


Monday, January 30, 2012

21 Days

I found a 21 day junk food challenge on Pinterest the other night (gotta love it right?). It sounded like a good idea so I told my roommates that we are all doing it. They are thrilled...not. But I figured if we did it together it would be much easier.

Wish us luck!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Picture Post

Here is a little weekend recap in pictures...

New blue pants and a Valentine's Day pedicure

We cheered on BYU in a very depressing game

Once again I stayed up all night watching tennis. Yes, I got that diet coke at 1 in the morning

Just a little Sunday pic

What the rest of my week is looking like...I love the 1st test of the semester

Overall, it was a pretty great weekend in P-town!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Reunited And It Feels So Good

We had quite the crew in Washington DC and luckily the majority of us are still living in Provo so we get to see each other now and then. Morgan and I have been wanting to go bowling since October but the boys weren't so keen on the idea. Well, bowling is much cheaper at BYU so we planned a little reunion at the BYU bowling alley.

It was so much fun to be back with these peeps. I have missed being with all of them at the same time. We have all been really good about keeping in touch but this was the first time we've really hung out all together. Bowling proved to not be the best sport for us girls and the boys proved they are superior. Don't worry we will get them next time and Trevor will be buying all of us dinner!

It has been so great to come home from DC and be able to keep up these relationships. The laughter never stops when we get together!

Monday, January 23, 2012

As of Late...

This has taken over my life...

Especially when my boy Federer is playing. Unfortunately, Australia is a day ahead of us making it so the matches are on in the middle of the night. Lack of sleep has also made me do some out of the ordinary things such as tweeting a really cute American tennis player...

Falling in love with  what can I say I love my tennis players.  

Sleep has not been my friend but there has been some amazing tennis played. This has become my new motto:

The good thing is that I have a lot more time to do my homework! I just have to make it through Sunday and then my schedule can return to normal, or as normal as it ever is.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Star Gazing

Sundance Film Festival always creates a lot of hype around here. Facebook and Twitter pages blow up with everyone bragging about which celebrities they saw. Confession time...I am one of these people except I never have any celebrity sightings to brag about. But I love walking up and down main street searching for all of those celebrities that are supposedly there.

We got a group together and headed up to Park City for some dinner and celebrity hunting. Although our only claim to fame is walking past Justin from Wizard's of Waverley Place I would say the night was a success. The boys were especially happy when they met one of the missionaries from the Preach My Gospel videos. Leave it to the BYU kids to be excited about that right?

Thanks for the good times Sundance maybe next year I will finally get to meet one of the stars I spend so much time reading about!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valley of the Sun

We love our home away from home in Sun Valley. It was fun to be up there as a family to spend the weekend together. The last time we were all there together was in the summer. The weekend was spend relaxing, watching football and basketball, walks on fairway road, and playing games. Unfortunately I got an awful cold right before we left so my weekend was all about a little rest and relaxation. It worked! By the time I got back to Provo on Monday I was almost as good as new.

I am always looking forward to when I get to return to our little get-away!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Music of the Heart

Thank you music for being my constant companion!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Memory Lane

I have to take a moment to revisit my time at BYU-Hawaii. The reason I am doing this is because my best friend and roommate Lohren Merrill has just moved to Provo. It will be the first time since being at BYU-Hawaii that we will be living in the same city and I could not be more excited about it! We did everything; surf competitions, spontaneous drives around the island, hours spent in Waikiki, learning the hoe-down throw down from the Hannah Montana movie, every movie that came out, buying a tent to camp on the beach, hikes, never sleeping or sleeping too much, beach beach and more beach, and of course staying up till 3 am during finals week to rap to Aaron Carter.

First day on Campus

Our typical transportation

Let the camping adventures begin with matching sweatshirts!

I don't think we could count how many movies we went too!

The best crew!

Halloween in Waikiki

Birthday's were celebrated!

The Awesome Foursome

 Hawaii was my first real adventure away from home. It is the reason I have been able to go and experience so many other adventures. I love the time I spent in Hawaii and the people I met! But the best part about it was spending it with my best friend and now we are finally reunited!

And by far the best picture taken of the year!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


This is Carizzy... Carli plus Lizzy.

As you can tell we are very happy to be reunited as roommates once again. We've already fallen back in our attached at the hip routine and are loving every minute of it. Sometimes we do very productive things and other times it's not so productive but whatever we do it is always fun!

Our goal for the semester is to be spontaneous. So if you are up for an adventure give us a ring! Chances are we will come along with you!

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year, New Home

Once again I have changed locations! Are you surprised? I am back in Provo living at an apartment with my friends and attempting to actually do school. Moving in this week has been quite the experience! Luckily I have my wing girl Lizzy to help me figure everything out or be with me as we attempt to figure everything out. After getting all of my stuff out of my car and into the apartment (I have a LOT of stuff) we started unpacking.
First up was trying to hang up the mirror in our hallway. The nails wouldn't stay and it was proving more difficult then we thought. Lizzy thought we should leave it hanging sideways making it abstract art. That wasn't happening. At one point Lizzy had to take the mirror away from me because I was getting so frustrated. This was our last attempt:
Fortunately we had some boys come over later that night and got the mirror all fixed up for us.
Next, was trying to fix my desk chair. It was pretty much built for a 5 year old so we tried to raise it up which led to the chair breaking into two pieces.

This is pretty much a very typical Lizzy/Carli situation.

Finally after a day and a half of unpacking, shopping, and hanging things up I had a room to call my own, a first for me in college life!

I got a new chair that my great friend Trevor came and fixed up for me, put cynder blocks under my bed by myself, adding the last touches my room is complete! School has started, books have been bought and the new year is on its way! Wish me luck!