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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Instant Choir?! Count me in!!

Today, we went to my cousin's mission report. He just got back from the Gilbert Islands. It was super amazing. His talk was so great. It's so cool to see missions change people. He had to go through some super hard stuff on his mission, but he seemed to be so positive through it all. He's so awesome!

Anywho, in their ward, they had an "Instant Choir." They handed out some music before sacrament meeting started and it was just a regular Hymn, but it said what to do on the paper. For example, it told us when just the men were supposed to sing and when it was just the women. I spontaneously decided to go up there and sing with them. Why not, right? Let me just tell was amazing. It was so much fun! This is not a joke. It was so great. There were so many humans up there! I was squished beyond belief, but it was so incredible! It sounded so good and it was pretty loud. How fun is that?! Instant choir. Whoever invented that deserves a chocolate bar or something. I loved it. I sincerely loved it.

Happy Sabbath, friends! :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Grab one of my buttons and place it on your blog! Please and thank you, friends!

Oh! Heyy! It's me, Becca! I haven't posted in quite some time. I'm awful! My sincerest apologies are expressed through this word: SORRY! Truly sorry.

I honestly don't have much to say. I'll just say...
  • School stanks.
  • Being in student council is both irritating and ridiculously fun.
  • I guess I might be better at playing the violin than I thought. Lori (my violin teacher/bestest friend that isn't my age) had me become the first chair of the second violins in the chamber orchestra. In other words, I'm the section leader of the second violins in the smaller, better orchestra. Terrifying, right? I was so mad at her! But, then I went to chamber orchestra on Saturday and ROCKED IT! I played a bunch of notes. In other words, I'm a lot better than I thought. Just saying.
  • Some people bother me, but other, I just love them!
  • I want every single thing from Jack Wills, including the male models. I'm not gonna apologize for that. Free shipping, yo!!! The only thing is that...everything is ridiculously expensive. Such a dilemma! Oh well.
  • I love love LOVE Little Women. Such a classic film. The more I watch it, the more I love Beth. She's an angel.
  •  I miss Downton Abbey. The third season couldn't come soon enough.
  • I got to witness, with my own eyes and ears, Les Miserables this last Saturday. May I just say that it was...the most amazing thing of my life! It was fabulous. Every single human in it was so incredibly talented. I had the chills the entire time. Right when the orchestra began playing, I almost just started BAWLING! I didn't..but almost. That would be the most amazing orchestra to play in. The music is way too amazing for words. Not to mention...when Javert jumped off of that bridge....that was the most amazing thing ever! Absolutely brilliant. I will say, though, that there were some parts that were just...unnecessary. How awful. But, other than that, it did not disappoint.
  • I've been feeling so weird lately. I'm always confused about how I'm feeling and I can't use my words to express things. I'm just..tired. I'm not angry or anything, but I just feel so interesting. I can't explain it.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kaycee, for placing this video on my Facebook wall. You're an angel. Honestly, this video is for everyone! I don't care if you hate The Newsies, or if you've never even seen the amazing film. This video is FOR YOU! Have a wonderful Monday night. And then have a good Tuesday, tomorrow. You're welcome. PEACE!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dad knows what's up. That's for sure.

You know that moment when you have 4 minutes before sacrament meeting starts and you're supposed to be speaking in church? Well, I know that moment. I kinda felt it just earlier today. It was 12:56 and I realized that I was supposed to be speaking. (Not only that, I was supposed to speak at the nursing home this morning but I missed it because I was at BYC...and because I forgot.)

I turned to my dad and I said, "Dad. I'm supposed to speak today." And, he looked at the program and said, "Yes. Yes you are."

I freaked out. My dad was telling me that I should go up there and speak even though I had nothing prepared. I was just dying. In my head, I was thinking, "DAD, TAKE ME HOME! I FEEL SICK!" Well...I was still so nervous. Then, my dad said, "You've been preparing for this for 17 years." After that, I just thought...Well, duh! Of course I've been preparing for this! I don't need to worry! I know my stuff!

So, I went up there and told my bishop that I was sorry that I forgot to go to the nursing home in the morning and that I was just going to wing it. I went and sat on the stand and wrote my talk. How lucky blessed am I that my scriptures are chock-full of quotes and stuff bookmarking scriptures that go along with those quotes? How lucky blessed am I that my parents have always taught me the best stuff and helped me to understand key principles? So blessed.

My talk ended up not being so tragic. It worked out just fine. I actually felt pretty good about it. Maybe impromptu speaking is my thing. Maybe not..

My dad knows what's up. Of course I'm prepared! I've known all of this my whole life! What a good point. I've been preparing for this for 17 years. I should know this stuff well enough that if anybody ever asks me anything about what I believe, I can just tell them! No need to be nervous.

Thanks, Dad, for helping me to realize this! :)

Happy Sabbath, friends!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Something smells fishy in here...

It's time for I'll share a little video with you instead of writing a full post. Not to mention...the video is too funny not to share. It kills me a little bit. I wish that I could have these young gentlemen as my friends. Just saying.

PS) Things I love:

  • My comfy Saved by the Bell sweater.
  • Seminary.
  • Our new seminary teacher.
  • Talking on the phone with my best friend.
  • Twitter.
  • Niall Horan.
  • Reconnecting with old friends...kinda..
  • Imagine Dragons, City and Colour, etc. (I should write a "Playlist" post. I'll tell you my favorite songs. Trust me. They're super super good. I pride myself on my good taste in music. If you don't like my music..I don't like you. If you don't like my have bad taste. Sorry. Wait...I still like you. I lied.)
  • Going to bed.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

First Week of School: SUCCESS!

I have survived week one of school! Yayyy! I don't even know what to say except...being at school reminds me how much I sometimes don't really like people. But, it's all good.

Yesterday was a blast and a half.

1. Went to orchestra. Found out we're playing Lord of the Rings. Word to your mother!
2. Cleaned. Everything.
3. Went to Bailey's house to prepare for a SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY for her lovely sister!
4. Had the surprise party...let's just say when she walked in and we all yelled, "Surprise!!" she said some choice words and slammed the door. Too scared to come in, I guess. I would've done the same thing!
5. We decided that we didn't want to be with all of the freshmen anymore, so Bailey, Whitney, Tanner, Drew, and I went to buy Twinkies. Then, we played Twinkie Roulette. So fun! (Twinkie Roulette= Getting a twinkie, writing your name on it-- with the package on it-- and then putting it in the road. Once yours gets smashed by a vehicle, you have to eat it. Nasty, right? It's too dang fun!)
6. Came home and went to bed!

Pretty eventful day, right? It was quite fun.

Maybe this year won't be as bad as I thought it would be. We'll see... I've survived so far. Let's see how this next week goes! Huzzah!

Happy Sabbath. I hope you've had a good day. Give somebody a high five as soon as you can. That's my advice for the day. I'm gonna go give my mom a high five right now. Peace, kiddos!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Haaaaaaaaaaaappy Birthday To You!!!!!

It's a day late but, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG!!!!!! This blog was birthed a year ago yesterday! I'm so glad that I have this blog to write my feelings and crap on. It's sooo lovely!

Today was the first day of school. It was not too horribly bad, but it reminded me why I don't particularly lurve people. I don't hate them. I just don't have a massive love for a lot of them. You know.  What'er. Seminary is gonna rock my world. Our new Seminary teacher is sooo nice! I'm excited to LEARN! Haha...nerd.

I got to see an old friend and talk to another old friend today. Sooo lucky! My brother's best friend stopped by for a few minutes today and we got to talk for awhile. I'm so glad. He's one of my best friends, too. I miss him terribly. I could always tell him everything.
And then, I got to talk to my "big sister" on the phone. She's at college..and she's not really my big sister..but, she basically is. I miss her dearly. Good thing phones were invented so that we can discuss basically everything in the world with each other.

That's all I'm tryin to say. Goodbye. :)

PS) Keep watching that OneRepublic video that I posted yesterday over and over and over again, like I am. I know you are, too. It's too good not to.

Monday, September 3, 2012

School tomorrow? What is this world coming to?! Oh Dang.

For all you LOVELIES:

Seriously. Amazing. Ryan Tedder sounds almost like a male version of Florence and the Machine in this one. I ADORE it!! Yayyy for new OneRepublic singles. For real. starts tomorrow. Senior year? Freaking out. Ahhh!

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Today I got to just sit and talk with my family.
We just laughed and seriously enjoyed each others' company.

Too dang fun.

Seriously. I have the best family. They're way cool. No biggie.

Peace && Love

PS) School starts in two days. Senior year? Weird.