I took my first final this morning. Maggie and I were talking about it, and wondering...why does everyone get so stressed out about finals? I'm not saying that my finals/classes aren't hard, or that I'm being lazy or anything like that, but honestly it's not so bad. I had a week this semester with 5 exams in one week! That was crazy, that was stressful. The are a few huge differences between that week and this one. 1) After I finish this week the semester is over! 2) I don't have to work this week, at all. 3) No classes. 4) 5 exams 84 hours to study and take them (then another one online Friday morning when I'm home--in AZ).

I felt like I needed a between exams and study sessions treat/snack. But I'm fresh out of those, so I'm eating some Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips right now. It's quite tasty actually.

My family picked names for Christmas presents this year. I got Brooke. I made her present this weekend (A homemade present!) It is so awesome, if I didn't love Brooke so much, I'd keep it for myself. It's kind of a work of art, I'm trying to decide if I should sign the corner of them, just for fun.

It's been in the low 60's high 50's the past couple of days, Maggie says it's like we're having springtime for Christmas. I kind of like it, I miss Arizona weather.

So, I keep getting complaints about how I haven't been writing. I just want you all to know, that I have nothing interesting to say! Seriously though. I went back and read a few of my classic posts, and now I'm like "my life is so boring and lame". Ok, the lame part isn't really true. I actually am quite fond of how my life is going right now. So, for an update of my life:

I go to BYU.
I'm a Junior (which when I say that it makes me feel old. But then I think, I'm only twenty, I'm practically a child).
I LOVE my family.
I work in the Law Library, some people find this intriguing...I have no idea why, it's pretty boring.
My roommate, Maggie, and I watch Gilmore Girls religiously. I called her today to let her know that I wasn't going to be making it to our weekly viewing because I had to take a physiology exam. To my utter delight, it was a re-run tonight and I didn't miss a new one!
I finished my last test for the semester (pre-final that is) I had 3 this week, and I am starting my 6 finals on Monday-- Lucky me!
We're going to rent a movie and watch it now, so I have to go.

So that Bryant doesn't feel like a complete dork for filling out this survey and actually sending it to people. I am going to fill it out as well, and post it on my blog...

1.What color are your Kitchen plates? A cremey beige-ish color with a blue ring around them like early 90's style correll dishes.
2.What book are you reading? That should probably be books...I'm reading Serve With Honor, Preparation Precedes Power, Gethsemane, Drawing on the Powers of Heaven, The Book of Mormon and other scriptures, and all of my school books like Human Physiology and Organic Chemistry, etc.
3.What is on your Mouse-pad? To quote Bryant, "Mouse pads are for sissies." In other words...I don't have/need one.
4.What's your favorite board game? Pounce. Oh wait that's cards. Board game...Star Wars Monopoly w/Higgins Family Rules
5.Favorite Magazine? Um, the Ensign. Yeah.
6.Favorite Smell? CHRISTMAS!! Oh, I mean the smells that go along with Christmas, like cinnamon potpurri that my mom boils on the stove and Christmas trees and Mexican Food (I mean Mexican Food at Christmas..yeah, I don't know)
7.Least favorite smell? I don't know gross smells.
8.What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? AAAAHHHHH!!! the alarms going off, quick turn it off before you wake up mags!
9.Least favorite color? I like mostly all colors, I don't discriminate.
10.How many rings before you answer the phone? As many as it takes for me to answer my phone.
11.Future child's name? Being a girl, I have a list. But we'll just go with one I heard recently that I like. Betty short for Elizabeth (which is a family name so Betty could work)
13.Favorite Sound? The sounds that storms make, rain on the roof, thunder, lightning, etc.
um, so what happened to #12?
14.Chocolate or vanilla? It depends. I like a good twist cone, I love vanilla yogurt, but I also love chocolate everything else. So, I'm going to go with chocolate.
15.Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? Maggie? Oh no, uh no she's not stuffed, or really an animal either.
16.Storms: cool or scary? Super Awesome!
17.What type was your first car? I'm still driving her. A baby blue 1991 Toyota Corolla, previous owner: Grammy
18.If you could meet one person dead or alive who would it be? I should be saying Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Peter, John the Beloved, Moses, etc., but I figure those are given, so as a second choice it would be kind of cool to meet Gregor Mendel or Darwin my heroes in Biology (keep laughing mags, I know you think I'm a dork)
19.What is your birthday? The best Birthday ever!!
20.Do you eat the stems of the broccoli? yes.
21.If you could have any job, what would it be? Ok, so I'm going to say mom. but in a close second is a highschool biology teacher.
22.If you could have any color hair, what would it be? The pretty kind. Actually I like my hair color pretty okay.
23.Have you ever been in love? Yes. and that seems a bit too personal to be sharing on the internet.
24.Is the glass half empty or half full? Today, it's half full (it usually is)
25.What are your favorite movies? Gattaca, My Fair Lady, White Christmas, I think there's some listed on my profile or something.
26.Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? Mostly
27.What's under your bed? Everything I can't fit anywhere else in the room. Maggie and I live in a very intimate setting.
28.What's your favorite number? I guess 15, that was always my number for soccer
29.What is your single biggest fear? Being alone.
30.Say one nice thing about the person who sent this to you. Do I have to? Ok. fine. Bryant is a loyal friend.
31.Person you sent this to who is most likely to respond? Okay, so I should just delete this question since I'm not actually sending this to anyone.
32.Person you sent this to who is least likely to respond? see above
33.Favorite CD? hmmmm, I dont own many cd's we'll go with weezer's blue album, and coldplay parachutes, and the cars: greatest hits because it reminds me of my dad. Oh and Manheim Steamroller's Christmas CD's
34.Favorite TV shows? haha. Lizzie McGuire when I'm watching it with my little sisters, and I have to say Gilmore Girls just for Mags. I don't actually watch too much tv.
35.Hamburgers or Hotdogs? Usually Hotdog, especially from JDawgs (yum!) oh yeah and from Higley Hotdog too.
36.Favorite Soft Drink? (it's soda...honestly!) yuck. I guess cherry 7up
37.The best place you have ever been? My home. I miss it so much!
38.Screen saver that is on your computer right now? slideshow of my pictures.
39.Cats or Dogs? I would like to say dogs, because I've never really gotten along with many cats. But I'll probably end up owning a cat.
40.White Holiday Lights or Multi-colored? BOTH! MAN I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

Chandler and I are 12 years apart, so when I was a senior in High school she was in Pre-School. My senior year Chandler got out of school at around noon and went to a neighbors house, and I got out of school at 1:30 and picked her up. We got to spend the rest of the afternoon together until everyone else got home for the day. So, being the cooler, older sister that I am I'd try and find fun things for us to do together. We would go out to lunch, play at the big park, go to the mall and hit up the disney store and the pet shop where I would lift her up so that she could see all the doggies, go get some ice cream, etc. It was so much fun to hang out with Chandler especially since I was able to get to know her better before leaving for college.
Chandler is the girliest girl in our family, the rest of us range from mediocre girly to tom-boy. She loves Barbies. She has a Barbie kitchen, store, telephone, slug bug power wheel, CD player, and lots of Barbie Dolls. I have a good picture of her to put on here from when she broke her arm and got a sparkly blue and purple cast. I'll see what I can do about that.

Chandler is Awesome.

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Hay Den!

My family came up to Utah this summer to go to Aspen Grove. When they got to my apartment we were chatting when my brother informed me that the four youngest had ranked themselves in order of weirdness (did I mention my family is awesome?). Chandler was weird, Paige weirder, Parker weirdest and Hayden weirdester. So, I guess you can figure out that Hayden is pretty awesome.
My mom gets really excited about things. I mean she jumps up and down and hollers and just gets so excited about anything. All of the kids in our family are more like my dad. We're all pretty mellow and relaxed. If we are excited about something you can't really tell, because we don't express our excitement out loud (the way I do it is by thinking about whatever it is that's getting me so excited constantly in my head to the point where I can't really concentrate on anything else). Hayden is the only kid that's more like my mom. She does the same kind of things my mom does, and then some. She gets really silly telling jokes that make no sense whatsoever, for example Q: Why did the three-legged chicken cross the road? A: Blue. And then she would proceed to laugh histerically at herself and this great joke she's told. She just kind of gets the giggles. It's pretty funny though. Anyway, that's something I really like about Hayden, it doesn't take much to get her laughing and smiling.

On to Paige!

What's cool about Paige is that we look so much alike. When Hayden was younger I pointed at a picture of me and asked Hayden who it was, she said it was Paige. If you look at pictures of us when were both five or so we look almost identical. Paige loves Harry Potter, and I share with her in this love. She sent me an email that she made up all by herself called...

You know you are obsessed with Harry Potter if:
1. You want an owl, frog, or cat and say you need it for school.
2. Instead of knocking or unlocking the door, you yell Alohamora!
3. When you want it quiet, you yell Silenco!
4. You start calling your friends muggles.
5. You say (when injured) do I need to go to St. Mungos? (or hospital wing, if at school)
6. You want to marry Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Gint, Tom Felton, or any one else on the crew.
7. You wear cloaks, and really baggy, or mis-matched muggle clothing.
8. You hope to be a prefect.
9. You try to deliver mail by owl.
10. You read and watch the movies and books non-stop.
11. You wonder what the ministry is up to and where your Daily Prophet is.
12. You ask your friends if you can use their fellytone.
13. You try to blow up your Aunt.
14. You have a friend 3 feet taller than a normal man and you call him Hagrid.
15. You say your godfather died and he was the most wanted wizard.
16. You love Cho Chang (this is for both boys and girls).
17. You say your parents were murdered by He-who-must-not-be-named (even if they are standing right there).
18. You wince when hearing someone say Voldemort (*gasp*).
19. You try and ride a broom stick.
20. You use sticks or wood and try to do magic (not that pulling a bunny out the hat stuff either)
21. You want a phoenix, a long beard, half-moon spectacles, and to be verrry wise.
22. You say Bloody Brilliant! all the time.
23. You call a girl who is kind of wacked (hehe) Loony Lovegood.
24. You like circular glasses.
25. You try and fix your glasses by saying Aculus Repairo!
26. You pretend to not know how to mail properly and cover the whole envelope with postage stamps.
27. You try to get to Daigon Ally with Floo Powder.
28. You stick your (so-called) wand out to get on the Knite Bus.

So, my sister is pretty funny (she's a Higgins, would you expect anything less?).

Okay, I didn't know I was going to write such a long one on Brooke. I guess it just goes to show that she really is my best friend, along with being my sister.
So, here's a story about Parker-Sparky-sparks-spinko:
So, he's with his friends in our driveway, and being a boy he decides why don't we tie one end of a rope to me, and the other end of the rope on this wagon, and then send the wagon over this ramp we've made, so that I can come flying behind it! So, all of Parker's friends think this is a great idea, so they set everything up, and send Sparks over the ramp with the wagon leading. Of course Parker thinks this is going to be awesome, while any girl would have been saying this is the dumbest idea you've ever had. Parker goes over the ramp and immediately crashes face first on the driveway and continues to slide down the driveway as the wagon keeps rolling. Parker gets up and has a huge gash on his eyebrow, and a chunk of his shirt and some skin is missing from his shoulder where he was skidding down the driveway. And his friends just stand there looking at him with blood rushing down his face. Finally the neighbor says, "I think I'm going to go get my dad," his dad is a fireman. So Sparks got some stitches and he still where's the shirt with the hole in it, I don't know why, maybe to always remember the day he let himself be tied to one end of a rope that was connected to a wagon on the other, and "launch" himself... onto the cement driveway.
So, to be honest I thought that was the funniest story when I heard it. I think my brother is so awesome, and I think that when guys do things like that it is hilarious. Parker is the reason why I want to have boys when I'm a mom. There would be a definite gaurantee that some crazy things would happen. I was going to save Sparky for last, but I don't want anyone to think I have favorites, even though he is my favorite brother.

Since Brooke and I are only two years apart we grew up very close with each other. She is one of my very best friends. Something that I like about Brooke is that she is very blunt. You don't have to worry about if she is just saying something to be nice or whatever. If the shirt you are wearing is ugly she'll say you should probably change. I like it that way, the last thing I want to do is go out of the house with an ugly shirt on. You get the idea, right?
I've always wanted to be just like Brooke, everything she did, I did. Well except for the part about getting married and having a kid all be for she turned 20. She's amazing! She just had her second child, and was sending out her baby announcements just two days after he was born!
I'm going to list some things I love about her now:
1. She is very thoughtful, she cares about everyone, and always remembers when something big is happening to them so she can bring them a gift or treat, or a helping hand.
2. She is always smiling and is positive. You would never be able to tell if she was struggling with something because she is too happy to be upset.
3. She loves her family (she has two boys and you can already tell that Nixon is a momma's boy, shh...don't tell Nate!)
4. She is very responsible, when she was having her first child I never felt like she was too young for the job, It's hard to believe she's only two years older than me with the kind of responsibilities she fulfills.
5. She is so funny, I am always laughing when I am around her.
6. She is a great example to me and my family, of working towards a temple marriage.
7. She is Martha Stewart Jr. minus all of that stock market scamming thing.
8. She is beautiful, inside and out.
9. She has always included me in her circle of friends, even in high school she would invite me to hang out with her and her friends.
10. She has always made me think that I am beautiful and worth something, she has always supported me and helped me feel better about myself. She never questions the decisions I make, and is kind to remind me of who I am and the standards I wish to live up to.

So, I should be doing my pysics, but my physics tutor is nowhere to be seen. Actually he is at the Varsity Theatre watching the foreign film "Twilight Samurai". So really I'm just filling up the space between now (8:30 pm) and an hour from now when I have a soccer game to coach...9:30 pm! Starting a soccer game! Oh well, it's going to be okay. So, I'm trying to think of what I wanted to write about. All I'm coming up with is how awesome my family is. So, here's a few things about my family:
My Dad-
He's only 5'4" and was a gymnast growing up. Something I remember about him when I was little, is that I thought he was the strongest man in the world. He would walk around on his hands, and just seemed to have the hugest muscles! Plus he is so funny. My little sister Chandler used to gallop around our house, and my Dad would join in with her galloping around the house. Well, Chandler is much too old (7) to gallop around the house now, but my Dad's not! He still trots along holding the reigns of the horse in front him.
My Mom-
Now you're probably curious as to how tall my mom is, she is also 5'4", and the best part is when we measure them they are exactly the same height. So the thing that comes to mind about growing up with my mom is Holidays. My mom LOVES holidays. We ate pink heart-shaped pancakes with pink applesauce and pink juice for Breakfast on Valentine's Day and got a present from cupid. Last year my parents came up for Conference and my mom was shocked to see that I didn't have up any Halloween decorations yet. I said, "Mom, it's only been October for two days, you have to give me some to put up my decorations" to which she responded, "Heather, you only have thirty-one days to celebrate Halloween!" We celebrate every holiday at home too, I mean my mom has decorations for Groundhog's Day. Groundhog's Day! And she'll make us "groundhog" (sausage) for breakfast on Groundhog's Day.
Okay that's a good start. Stay tuned for more stories of how awesome my family is (there's still 4 sisters and a brother to go).

Just what I needed

"Those who would have nothing to do with thorns may never gather flowers"

I don't know who it's by, but I like it just the same.

So, I've come to a cross-roads in my life. I have some major decisions to be making, and I am having a hard time choosing between my options. The problem is, both of my options are good things. Both of them would benefit me and others. In both cases I would be growing, learning and preparing. I can't outweigh one option with the other. I am having a hard time with this and it has been taking a lot out of me. I guess the good thing is, I know that whichever I choose will make me happy; they may be in different ways, but still happy. So, anyway. This is what has been occupying my time and energies lately, and with school and work on top of that, I'm just super busy.
I went to the Referral Center at the MTC on Sunday morning. It was so much fun! Non-LDS people would call in asking for a free book of Mormon, or a free Finding Faith in Christ video, and I got to tell them about the Book/video and bare testimony and ask them if they would like church "representatives" to come tell them more about Jesus Christ and His teachings. I was pretty nervous starting out, but then got more comfortable, and just thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Being sick

Oooo. Isn't my blog pretty?
So, the other day I was sick. I came home from my classes in the morning, and felt like my insides were going to explode. So, I stayed home from work. I curled up in my bed and slept for maybe 20 minutes before Maggie and Dan got home. So, I met Dan and I talked to them for a bit, and still felt gross so I curled up with Maggie's "ugly blanket" and went to sleep. This blanket is soo good. It is comfy and warm, I love it! (Despite the random hot pink and forest green colors as well as a miriad of other colors) Anyway, the blanket smells just like my grandparents RV too, so it was so soothing, and reminded me of good times with my grandparents.
Getting sick growing up was a little bit of a different process for my family. With Hayden at home there was no way I would be allowed in the house with any kind of sick germs. So, every time I got sick I was shipped over to my grandparents house to be taken care of by Grandma Higgins. My Dad will know exactly what happened there. I was forced to drink tons of grape juice (which I like, so I was okay with it), then my grandma would get out a bunch of sheets to put on the couch and wrap me in a couple afghans. And she made me sleep! Man, I was used to going outside and climbing up trees, playing dress ups with all of my aunts old dance costumes, or playing in the irrigation when I went to Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was tough times. But I loved it anyway.
We had our second soccer game last night. We only lost 5-0 this time! woohoo! Small steps, small steps...

I got my birthday package from Bean this week. I got a huge ostrich egg with a giraffe carved on it, tons of great pictures, and lots of Chocolate from South Africa, my favorite of which would be the tempo bar, it was delicious!

My room smells like the inside of my old soccer bag (not a good thing). Guess I should have left my soccer shoes outside after practice today. -Sorry Mags

P.s. Did anyone else notice that today is Sept. 11th?

doing nothing

Doing nothing seems to be the best college activity. It requires little to no effort, anyone can do it, it's FREE! It wastes valuable study time (always a good thing...), it makes whatever it is not boring actually because it has a title-- "What are you doing tonight?" "I dont know probably Nothing."
Last night I made waffles for me, my roommates and that guy who came with the apartment. They were pretty darn good, but my waffle maker is the belgian variety so I was thinking "I wish I had some homemade whip cream and fresh strawberries to put on these babies!" But we didn't have either of those two things so they just got topped with butter and syrup.
Today we have soccer practice (for the men's intramural team that I am coaching). After losing 7-0 in our game on Wednesday I see we have a lot of work to do--if we don't want to lose as bad as last time. So last week we said practice at 10 am and everybody showed up at 10:30. I hate that about Utah! Why can't people just BE ON TIME! I'm a pretty passive person, so I never mentioned how annoying it was that I was there at 10, they all showed up at 10:30 and practice didn't end then until 12. Anyway. Hopefully everyone will come, and be there at 10.

Yesterday was crazy. In fact most days are crazy.
The other night I had this dream (it is very abnormal for me to remember my dreams so you can just imagine how weird and warped this dream was), and we were watching the news-by we I mean me and my dad and maybe my mom was there too, I can't remember. Anyway, we were watching the news. So they're talking about some far off place, South America or something, there was this animal that was killing tons of people (I think the announcer said something like 98 people killed by one animal). It lived under water, and these people that it was killing were workers that worked on top of these huge lilypad like things on top of the water--I think they were harvesting something- I don't know what. (Sorry the details of the dream are a little hazy, but I can't believe how much of it I remember!) So this animal would come up from the water and pull the person off of their lily pad and drag them under the water. None of the bodies ever came back up so they didn't know how the animal was killing it's victims. So anyway. I'm sitting at home watching this on the news right? wrong! All of the sudden instead of watching it from the safety and comfort of my home I am magically transported to my own lilypad down in South America somewhere looking at the water below me. Then instead of pulling me down the animal comes out of the water and is looking directly into my eyes. This is the scariest animal ever. It looks like a monkey with a huge mouth with tons of sharp teeth. It had this yellow kind of hair, but it lived underwater. Anyway, in my dream the monkey animal kills me and I remember thinking, "so, that's how the monkey kills all of those people" because he didn't eat me or anything, he just carved me up with his huge set of teeth. Then I woke up after I figured out what he was doing to all of those people.
I'm not sure why I'm telling you this, but I think I can come up with a couple of reasons. 1)It's rather unique that I can remember the dream. 2) It was, to quote Emperor Koozko "scary beyond all reason". 3) I think it was my brain telling me I have way too many things going on and although I'm all cool and collected on the outside, the inside of my body is on hyper-drive and it's about to overheat.

So this last week as you all know was my first week back at school. It went really well and I am pretty excited for this semester. Yep, things are looking up for Heather Higgins.
My friend, Bryant, told me about him wanting to start an intramural soccer team and that he was wanting a coach for the team. So after he signed up for the team he made me the coach. We had our first practice on Saturday. It went really well, and Bryant said the guys on the team like me as a coach. So anyway, we start out practice with a half field scrimage 5 on 5, no goalie. This let me see their skill level and some of the things they needed to work on. Most of the guys on the team haven't played soccer in a long time, a few had cleets and some even had shin gaurds. We have a marathon runner on our team, and he just kept going and going. We also have a rugby player on our team and he is super aggressive (great defender!). I found out that Bryant signed us up to be in division one because that was all that was left. So, division one equals highest team level. So, apparently our team of guys who haven't really played soccer before are going to be playing against other soccer teams that have guys that have been playing soccer their whole life. It's going to be a rough season.
So yesterday I made Sunday dinner for my apartment. Before going to church I made my family's famous carmel brownies, so I could put them in the fridge while I was cooking everything else after church. When we got home from church we were all starving so we decided to cut into the carmel brownies before dinner. I think I used too much evaporated milk with the cake mix, because they were a bit crumbly. I think dinner was a success. I made up my own recipe for mashed potatoes and used a spicy carribean marinade for the chicken that we put on top of our spinach salad. The mashed potatoes were heavenly! And following dinner we finished off the carmel brownies. Today is a holiday and I feel like being lazy, but I've got to get some studying done. Ah well.

Back to School

I love how BYU looks when school starts up again. There are tons of people walking around with maps and absolutely no idea where they are going. There's swarms of kids heading to class- yesterday I was late to my Chemistry class in the BNSN building because there was a major traffic jam in the JKHB where I had just had my D&C class. There are tons of flowers all over campus and everything just looks so fresh. The only thing I don't like are the lines at the book store. "Welcome to the BYU Bookstore, if you are looking for the end of the line to buy books it is currently at the back of aisle 31 on the east end of the bookstore, you will see one of our bookstore employees holding up a sign there," is what's being announced over the intercom as you arrive, pick out your books (which is a tricky thing in and of itself), find the end of the line, as you wait in the line, and while you actually finally get to purchase your books. Then it's what you hear again the next day as you wait in another line to return some of the books it turns out you don't actually need.
School is going great. I have only gone to three days of classes, but so far I am loving them. I am especially excited for my two religion classes: second half of D&C and Sharing the Gospel with Brother Bott. I have been told since my freshman year here that I have to take Sharing the Gospel with Bott, "it's part of the BYU experience" I have gone to Sharing the Gospel twice now, and I already love it! It is ranking right up there with Bioethics, Molecular Biology, and first half New Testament with Sister Strathearn. I am beginning to realize that none of my classes that I am taking right now are ranked in the Super Hard category. In fact I don't think I have any in the Hard category.
Let's see... Physiology, Physics, and Intro O-Chem: Medium Hard. Art History: Medium Hard to Not so Hard. D&C: Not so Hard. and Sharing the Gospel: Super Easy and Awesome (or maybe it should be, super easy because it is so awesome--either way). I'll keep you updated if any of those rankings change throughout the semester though.
Anyway, I am enjoying school thus far, which is great because I was afraid I was going to be so sick of it at the end of the summer, I would need more than just a two week break to get back in school mode.
Well, Greg is in Claifornia getting ready to go on his mission to Samoa, so we don't have Tuesday Night Dinner at Greg's anymore. But we did have a couple of the usuals for dinner here last night, we just had pizza from Little Ceasar's though, not the gormet stuff that Greg used to make. Tonight we're having mid-week fiesta though, I'm making egg enchiladas again because they were such a hit last time.

Sorry about my lack of posts--I had tons of fun in the Big AZ though!


Brooke had her baby Thursday night, while I was on the road home. So here's a good story:
Brooke had been having contractions since Tuesday the 3rd and had been holding out for quite some time. She finally decided to go to the hospital this last Thursday. So she and Nate got in the car with my parents following in their car behind them. Brooke and Nate's car gets a flat tire on the freeway, so Brooke sits in the Suburban and waits for Nate and my dad to change the tire. My dad drives back to Brooke and Nate's to exchange cars while Nate, Brooke, and my mom continue on to the hospital. Once there the nurses act as if Brooke has all the time in the world to have the baby. Finally my mom tells the nurses Brooke is in a lot of pain, and they let her into a delivery room. They get into the room at 6:30 and Brooke has the baby at 6:59. Yeah. I want to be in labor that long too. With Nixon she was only in labor for an hour. She's crazy.

Here's the wedding party at Brittany and Ben's wedding reception.


So last week was totally crazy. I felt like I was running around like a moose without his horns. There was my birthday, and cleaning my aunts house, while also attempting to go to class, take tests, go to work and sleep. Then there was my cousins wedding and reception, and my preparing for finals this week- which I have already taken one final and I have two left. I went to Bounitful with David for his Dad's birthday dinner last night, and went to sleep at 9:30-ish so I could wake up at 4 and study some more for my Anatomy Lab Final which I took promptly at 8 am this morning. My birthday was so much fun. It was possibly my best birthday ever. I was getting calls from all kinds of people, and every time they called they started in with a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday to You"! I got a call from my Grandma in Payson, AZ, and a call from Grammy in Carson City, NV, and one from the Magster, as well as one from Brittney Smith, My mom, Brooke, David, Laura, Scottie (my cousin), as well as Brittany (Scott's older sister) and her fiancee Ben-who is now her husband.I think that's about it. I had flowers waiting for me when I got to work- tulips, my favorite! And at work we had some cake and sat around and talked so I only had about an hour and 15 minutes of real work. I picked up my Dad from the airport and we went to eat at Rumbi's Island Grill-It is sooo good, I think it has become my favorite restaurant. Mags I'll take you there some day. Then we drove home from Salt Lake and decided to stop in at Village Inn for some pie, I got French Silk...so tasty, and what made it even tastier is the waitress found out it was my birthday and let me have it for free! Which my Dad was paying anyway, but still it was free.
Now we have come to a new week, and it is probably going to be just as crazy as last week. But soon I will be relaxing in AZ with my family. I am so excited to go home! and I will get to see Brooke's new baby (she hasn't had him yet, cross your fingers that he'll wait for me to get there). I think that's it for now.

Here's another beautiful Higgins

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Here are some pictures from my vacation to Lake Tahoe

Me and Channie
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Sparks and Paige
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I'm still awesome

I was reminded by an old friend of something I did when I was a Freshman here at the BYU. There were four of us on my hall that had three or four classes together, including a calculus class that required us to do homework every night. So the four of us congregated in the mezzanine (upstairs above the lobby in the dorms) and cracked jokes and messed around while eating snacks bought from our "fake money" dining plus cards.. and attempted to work on our calculus homework. Every time we went up to study in the mezzanine without fail, someone would be downstairs playing "the clapping game"--at least that is what I imagined was happening down in the lobby. One day I just couldn't take it anymore, and in a fit of rage I yelled out, "Man, someone's playing that clapping game again!" For a second all was quiet as the other girls looked at each other wondering what on earth I was talking about. Soon you could see the light bulbs flashing in their heads and they were all rolling with laughter as I stared at them blankly. When one of the girls could finally manage to get a few words out of her mouth, she kindly explained to me that no one was clapping downstairs. You see, we had a pool table in our lobby, and that was the clapping noise I had been hearing all that time. You are probably wondering why I have told you all this story. It is simply because I needed to remind you of how awesome I am. So, I think that about does it.

She is sooo CUTE!

So yesterday I finally took my anatomy exam, and I actually didn't do too bad. When I got home from the Testing Center I called David and he wanted to hang out and said he got me a birthday present, and wanted to know if I wanted it right then or wait until my birthday for it. I'm not usually one to wait for birthday presents, but I told him he could give it to me whenever he couldn't hold out any longer. So, he came over and we went out to his car to go get something to eat. On the way out to the car, he tells me he has my birthday present in the car and I have to close my eyes. He bought me a mouse! A real one! With a mouse home and a spinny wheel thing on the side of it and he bought her one of those balls that you put her in and she can roam around my apartment. She is sooo cute! She is brown with a white stripe around her mid section. She is soo tiny, and the first time I held her she bit me! She is still scared of me, but I think she will get used to me soon.
So now the big decision of what to name her....
I really like Kate, so I've thought about naming her that. I definitely don't want to name her precious or fluffy or anything like that. I've done a lot of speculating, and hopefully I will come up with a name soon...any ideas? I just call her mouse right now, so I think anything's better than that. (but not pooky or princess or any of those types)
Isn't that soo exciting! It's not even my birthday yet! More exciting birthday mysteries to unfold!


So a week from tomorrow I turn 20. Okay, is that old? Because I think it is. My roommate Toria is turning 20 three days before that, and for Tuesday dinner at Greg's we're making it a birthday celebration! We're going to have turkey dinner, with mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pies for dessert...the whole nine yards. I'm pretty excited, and I can't wait for Toria to get home (and by home I mean Provo, not where she currently is back home in AZ). I miss having roommates.
My cousin is getting married on Friday (the day after my birthday) I am one of her bride's maids and my parents are flying in for the wedding. They get in on the afternoon of the 5th and we're going out for my birthday, probably up in SLC (my choice for dinner...I don't know what to pick though, so many choices!). Then the wedding all day Friday, which is cutting into the end of my semester-I have finals the next week. My parents are flying back to Phoenix on the 7th in the afternoon and I am their chauffer.

Things change

This morning I had my anatomy lab. We were learning about the heart and the major arteries in the body (very fascinating stuff). RB, my TA, was right in the middle of telling us what three arteries the celiac trunk splits into when all of the sudden we hear the fire alarm go off! It was as if we had lost everything we had learned all those years we did fire drills in school. We all just stood around for a minute thinking to oursleves "can't we just ignore the fire alarm and get on with the lesson or do we have to evacuate the building?" This took me back to my high school days when kids were hopping out of their desks all excited because they new the fire drill would a. get them out of class and b. allow them to find their friends and talk to them during the fire drill. It's funny that the reaction to the fire alarm was completely opposite of what it used to be. In fact I was kind of annoyed at the fire alarm, we need the cadavers to study on. The T.A. teaches us all of the body parts we need to know on the cadaver at lab and then the next lab we are quizzed on where all of these things are located on the cadaver. We ended up having RB finish teaching us all of the arteries outside just using a diagram in our lab manual. It is kind of cool that I love the class so much I didn't want to have my time in the class cut short.
It looks like Maggie's the only one who has come up with some new titles for my blog, how come I knew that was going to happen?
Oo, Maggie last night David says to me "what's this?" pointing at the muscle under his armpit, and I say "that's the serratus anterior" and then he says "it hurts"!! I bet you're getting soooo excited!
It looks like I'm going to get to go camping this weekend after all. Not to Yellowstone, but still camping.


Okay, so I didn't like the title on my blog, so I'm changing it. But, I don't know what to change it to. So I figured I could get some help from all of my faithful fans (I don't know why I say that, I should just say, "Mags what should I name my blog?" and then she'd say "oh, name it something like...'I'm weird, but you should like me anyway' or 'Hi My name is Heather and I'm crazy'") who read this blog religiously. So, if you are just dieing to rename my blog, please leave your input. And thanks in advance for keeping the titles appropriate.
So, remember that one time, and I said I was going on a trip to Yellowstone? Yeah, the trip got canceled. I know, I am so dissapointed, so now we're going to have a barbeque or breakfast or something dumb, I mean cool, on "Pioneer Day". I wanted to see the buffaloes soo bad! And I wanted to get all stinky hiking around and not showering ever, and see Old Faithful, and do lots of other cool camping type stuff. but alas!
So my plan to get tan over the weekend didn't really work. I was out in the sun for hours and my farmers tan didn't fade at all! I think my skin has stopped producing melanin, next thing you know I am going to be albino. Yep, soon I will never be able to go outside without a full body suit protecting my delicate body from the harsh sun. It's a cruel, cruel world.

Going out of town

Finally, a vacation!! My Grandma decided that for an early birthday present this year she would fly me out to Carson City to see her and hang out with my family at the lake. I am hoping to get a little tan on my body, or at least get rid of my farmers tan I have going on my arms-I won't even mention my legs (why do people say they won't mention something and in the process of "not mentioning it" they are mentioning it? just a thought for the day). Anyway I'm pretty excited, plus I get to see Lake Tahoe, I haven't been there since before college. Whoa, it's been longer than I thought. I need a vacation. I think you finally become old when you have to scrounge for time to take a vacation. I'm only going to be there for like 2 1/2 days-leaving tonight and coming back Sunday afternoon. It's going to be great though, and then a week from today I will be heading out to Yellowstone! That is going to be awesome, I think I am even more excited that we dont have to shower or look nice at all. I love camping! Anyway, I am off to finish my day of non-vacation, but as soon as it is vacation time I'm not doing any work! (That's not true, I'm taking my computer and my Anatomy books with me, dumb!) Try not to get bored while I'm gone! ha ha!

My computer is being so retarded! As you all know I'm not the most computer savvy person out there. I think somehow I got some kind of virus, because my old internet explorer keeps popping up, even when I'm not doing anything with the internet, and displaying all kinds of web pages with ads for "Let Uncle Sam Make Money for You!" and "Your system has failed our virus check, download our free anti-virus program" and "You are the 100000000000th visitor to this site" like I purposely tried to visit the site, or my favorite "Get Our New Computer Gaming System" right like I play games on my computer, ever. I wouldn't mind getting Uncle Sam to make money for me, and YES I would like to get rid of whatever this virus/bug/stupidface is off of my computer.
Anyway, I'm a little frustrated...
Last night I missed dinner at Greg's because I went to my cousin's birthday party, we'll call it "Brittany's Surprise Birthday Bash" just for kicks... So the birthday bash started with my Aunt getting me to buy some balloons at the dolla--Interjection I just got another pop-up "even YOU can find romance at findromance.com"--r store, of course I was going to help out my Aunt, but I HATE balloons. I don't know why, but I just don't like them. Luckily, the store only had millar balloons left, and I can tolerate the millar ones. Then it was just me and Matt at my Aunt's house for a little while... Matt was the photographer, he got lots of great photos of me, actually I think every picture I'm in I look drunk. Ok, ok, if you want to see pictures of me looking like an idiot here they are. But seriously, it's pretty bad...Thanks Matt.
This was a surprise party unlike any other; Brittany was actually surprised. We played silly games and broke open some pinatas. It was great, and we even got lettuce wraps from P.F. Changs yummy! We finished off the night with some strawberry pie, Brittany's (and my) favorite.
"Sign up for Satellite TV!" I'm going to go crazy if I can't fix my computer soon, I already ran Ad-aware, and my Norton ran out of its subscription recently, so it's not working. Man I stink at life sometimes.


Another thing about BYU in the summer is that there is so much going on, it is impossible to do everything. This past week Parker was up here for EFY, he got done Saturday morning at 7am. So after having gone to bed at 3:30 I woke up at 6:45-ish to pick up Parker and Mike. We dropped off Mike at the airport at 11am, and had the rest of the day to do anything we wanted. Since we were already in Salt lake we decided to stick around there for a while. For lunch we settled on The Pie...Utah's best Pizza. It was so good, and the atmosphere was cool too; if you get a chance, you should go there. Then we headed over to the famous 54 lane bowling alley (actually I don't think it's famous, but it should be, it totally creams Miracle Bowl). I was victorious in both games winning with an 88 in the first game and a 108 in the second, I didn't even have to try to win! (I'm just trying to rub it in your face David...even though you warned me beforehand that you're not any good at bowling.) Then we came home and took a nap while watching the movie Surf Ninjas--a classic. After that dinner at Sonic, and we rented the movie A Beautiful Mind (which was very good--although I'm sure I didn't need to tell you that). We went to David's and I fell asleep while David and Parker played Halo, obviously a very entertaining game... Then I took my brother to spend the night at my hometeachers apartment, he got his own bed and everything, it was pretty funny having him stay there. I picked him up Sunday morning and we made pancakes and eggs for breakfast then went to church, then (yes there's more) we came home and I made Sunday dinner, pesto pasta, Maggie's favorite. And finally we took Parker to the airport, and I went home and slept.
That was a pretty good story. I'm still recovering from my exhausting weekend...which reminds me I forgot to include Friday night. By special request I could tell you about my date on Friday. Yeah, I think that's a good idea. If you're interested let me know and if I get enough requests maybe I will actually write about it on here.
Thought for the day: while attending BYU in the summer, whenever you have the rare chance at some free time, take a nap. (sorry that means napping comes before writing in my blog)

On Tuesday we had dinner at Greg's again. Greg doesn't get out of class until 7, so Toria, David and I went early to make the dinner. We made meatloaf, "cowboy potatoes", rolls and vegetables. I worked on the meatloaf, we had to combine two different recipes, and the pan was overflowing with meat, but luckily unlike bread (and most other things you bake in the oven) it doesn't rise when it cooks. The meatloaf turned out pretty good, but it didn't have as much flavor in it as I am used to. My mom always makes hers with Worchestshire (I know I spelt that all wrong) sauce and garlic and other flavorful things. We just had tomatoe sauce, eggs, oats, meat, and onions. It was very moist at least. The cowboy potatoes were phenomenol! I will have to hand out the recipe to everyone.
My boss has been out of town this whole week and she won't be back until the 19th. I think it makes my job extra boring. Sometimes when I am working she will randomly pop her head over my cubicle and say hi, it kind of keeps me on my toes...not that I need supervision of any kind, but just knowing someone might be watching you... Anyway, my friend and I decided to spice up our work environment by making up stories about things that happen there. David works at a "data entry" place, so he says that the ninjas come and steal all of his companies top secret data. Well, I say that a giant octopus came and ate all of my looseleafs and was about to eat me too, but then captain wonderboy came and rescued me and made the giant octopus be my new pet, you should see how well he fits in our windowsill.

Happy 4th of July!

My family came in Friday night, and I have been so busy playing with them I haven't had time to make any posts. On Friday they didn't get here until 10, so we just went to the creamery and had ice cream. Did I mention my family is so crazy...My brothers and sisters are so weird they even ranked themselves from weird to weirdester--Chandler is weird, Parker is weirder, Paige is weirdest and Hayden is weirdester. I don't know what that says about how weird I am. (Maggie you don't need to comment on that-I already know you think I am the weirdest person alive...but hey that's why we are such good friends, right?)
On Saturday I went with my family and my aunt, uncle and cousin to Park City to do some shopping! The reason why this is exciting is because I am a poor college student so whenever my parents say "we're going shopping" that really means "we need to buy you lots of stuff Heather, because you have no money to buy it yourself", and it's true, I don't. I got 2 new skirts, a nice shirt, and some patriotic pajama bottoms-just what every girl needs. Because my parents are probably reading this I must add...Thank you so much for everything you do for me, I really appreciate your support in my education.
After shopping (which was about a 5 hour affair) we came home for the Fourth of July festivities! Being from Arizona I have never actively participated in firework displays...Fireworks are highly illegal in the big AZ. We had a barbeque, and set off our own fireworks, then my sister and my friend David and I met up with Jana, Toria and Cora to watch the Stadium of Fire fireworks at the field by DT. The fireworks were pretty good, but seemed a little short, I guess in Arizona since we can't light any of our own, we make the shows longer...I don't know. We didn't get home until an hour and a half after it ended. There were soo many people. Just imagine, not only the stadium packed to its fullest capacity, but all of the fields and parks near the stadium stuffed too. Yeah, we had no chance. And then my cousin tells me it took them 20 minutes to get home. dumb!
On Sunday I went to sacrament with my family at my Aunt's ward. Then my family and I left so we could go on a picnic. We had a nice drive, and ate some yummy sandwiches and then picked up Parker's friend, Mike from the airport. We went back to my Aunt's and finished off the rest of the fireworks, and my mom and I killed my cousin and her fiancee at rook! Monday morning we went out to breakfast before Parker and Mike had to be registered at BYU for EFY. Then I went with Greg, David, Toria and Jana to the Arches National Park. It was pretty cool, I'm always up for an adventure. We didn't end up leaving until 12 so we got there around 3:30 and hiked around and saw a bunch of different arches and then went into Moab for dinner before heading home. We didn't get home until 11:00, I was soo tired! But, I had a great weekend so it was all worth it!

Yes, yes... I've been busy! Monday I spent the afternoon with my friend John studying Anatomy, which is going great! I love that class, oooo today was our first day with cadavers (we've previously just been looking at bones) it was pretty stinky, and probably an experience that everyone needs to have. It is so interesting to really see and know what the inside of your body is, how it functions, what it looks like...I don't know, that kind of thing has always fascinated me, which is probably why I love biology so much.
So once again Tuesday night was dinner at Greg's night last night. Poor Greg has been sick lately so the meal wasn't quite up to his normal cuisine standards. We had corn on the cob, baked potatoes, and grilled chicken. I made the dessert, chocolate chip cookies! They were pretty tasty, not to toot my own horn or anything like that (I get the weirdest expressions from my mom).
After the dinner all the regulars at Greg's Tuesday night dinners (which I am now an official "regular" after having attended 3 Tuesday night dinners) convinced me it would be a good idea to see the first showing of Spiderman 2, which was at 12:06 am. The only theater that wasn't sold out was in American Fork (of course!), so once again I drove us out to AF and we got there at about 10 to get tickets and sit-not stand-in line. This time there wasn't any cops around or anything like that. I studied anatomy, David played poker with some other kids that got in line behind us and Toria and Greg argued about philisophocal stuff--I usually try to stay out of those discussions, I don't care much for philosophy, it just frustrates me. The movie was pretty good, but Greg was extremely dissapointed. He's a HUGE spiderman fan, and he expected a much better showing. I liked the first one better, but I don't really sit and analyze movies too much. So when a movie ends I'll usually just say, "well, that was entertaining," and move on with my life, unless it is a really bad movie or a really good movie, then I will think about how much the movie was a total waste of my time (like legally blonde 2 or the one with paul walker and the best line was "Tribuchet!", I forgot the title, timeturners or something like that) or how I would love to see the movie again because it was soo awesome! So anyway, we got home at 3 am and I had my Anatomy lab at 8. Yeah, I woke up at 7:42, took a shower and got dressed and I was still on time to anatomy! Man I'm awesome. If you are in love with spiderman see spiderman 2 expecting the 1st and/or 3rd one to be better. If not, then just go and enjoy the action scenes, and if you don't like action you'll probably like the love story. SO, I hope this post made up for my lack of posts as of late.

I got a calling!

So, I have been in my new ward for about two months now, and I just got a calling. It is a very important calling, I am in charge of the music in Relief Society. I think that's all I have to say about that.

I spent pretty much this whole weekend with my roommates. On Friday we were supposed to have a ward party at our Bishop's house with swimming and watching a movie outside, but it got rained-out. So instead Toria, Jana and I watched some really dumb movies like Captain Ron and just hung around the house eating the cupcakes Jana made for Bean's "half day". Yesterday we went to the Hare Krishna temple and watched the Indian girls dance and petted the llamas. Then we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner called "la dolce vita"-the sweet life. It was pretty darn tasty. When we left the restaurant it was raining pretty good outside, so we ran to the car, and came home and played pounce or nerts or whatever you want to call it. We were just going to play until someone got to 100, which would have made me the winner, but then we decided to go to 200...in which case, I was the winner again. Then Jana remembered she needed string to tie on her pork roast she made for dinner today, so we were sinners and went to Wal-Mart at 12:30 am Sunday morning...I felt so bad, but not that bad because I didn't buy anything, and we wouldn't have been able to have the amazing pork roast we had today without the string. So that's my weekend in a nutshell. I love my roommates! (Maggie you're in for some good times, I miss you!)

In honor of Bean's one year mark! Unfortunately I don't have a scanner, so I can't put up any of him in South Africa.


Spring term I was re-taking two classes, Physics 105 and Chem 106. The first time I took physics I actually didn't do that bad in it, but it just wasn't good enough. Chemistry however I got a D in, yeah not even a D+. So my goal for spring term was to get better grades in the two classes than the first go. Well, I would like to let you all know that I did just that! I totally rocked physics with an A-, and can you believe I got a C in chemistry! I got a whole letter grade higher in the class, I was just hoping for a D+, man that is so awesome! I just wanted to share with you all how awesome that is.
So today at work we had a special meeting, it was good for two reasons: 1. (The lesser of the two good reasons) I only had to do actual work for 2 1/2 hours as opposed to 4 hours 2. We were discussing our upcoming BYU Law Library Technical Services First Annual trip to Yellowstone National Park! --Did you like how I built that up...man I'm such a talented writer-- You don't even know how excited I am for this trip, I have never been to Yellowstone before, I've never seen a real (live) buffalo before, I've never seen the tetons (is that how you spell it? We are driving back home through Jackson, Wyoming). Yeah, all of the stuff we're going to be doing I've never done, except for the whole camping/hiking thing, I've definitely done that before. The ONLY draw-back to the whole adventure is that it has been a personal goal of mine to never go to Idaho. I will have to spend a considerable amount of time in Idaho to get to our final destination of the Grant Village campsite. I will be the only one in my family who has ever been in Idaho. I just don't know how I feel about it. I can't back out now though, I am one of the drivers, and we already set up cooking groups. My group is cooking the first breakfast and the second lunch. Man this is going to be great, if you think I am missing from July 22nd to the 25th, I'm not actually missing, I'm just far off in a better place watching Old Faithful um...erupt(?) and sipping lemonade.

Small note

Today was the beginning of an old tradition...the mid-week fiesta! It was a beautiful beginning, but I miss having Maggie at the mid-week fiesta, it's just not the same without her.
A certain topic has been brought up a lot lately, and I was wondering if anybody had in comments on it...is it okay for a guy to have a man crush? I'm not sure how I feel about it. If you have any great insights to the topic do tell.

This is my family at Aspen Grove along with several of the LeSueur's.


Ok, so I had such good intentions for this afternoon. I went to my first day of anatomy class today, and I know the only way I'm going to make it through the class is if I study like crazy! My plans for this evening consisted of studying, going to enrichment night to make homemade jam, and then studying some more, going to bed semi-early and preparing for my first anatomy lab in the morning. Well, then Greg comes over and says, "Remember you promised you would come to dinner at my house tonight and we all know that liars and whoremongers go to hell, so I don't want you to go to hell or anything..." Yeah, so I went to Greg's for dinner. Actually he and Toria asked if I would like to come over early with them while they prepared the dinner. I suggested that I come with them and study my anatomy while they prepared the dinner. Greg's apartment has this amazing air conditioner by the wall that just blows out this icy cool air, and they have this soft, comfortable pillow and blanket. So, I took a nap with the cool air blowing on me...it was nice. But I did get in a little studying after I woke up while we watched some show on TLC about fixing up people's cars. Then we got to eat an amazing meal of Lasgna! MMM, it was so tasty.
There is something you should know about Greg...He's crazy. No seriously, in-sane. Which makes for many wonderful adventures... Recently I went on a hike/picnic with Toria and Jana and Greg and his friend Craig. We hiked up to this awesome waterfall (It's in Lindon by one of the many Kiwanis parks in Utah). So, you can't go to a waterfall without taking lots of sexy pictures in the waterfall, can you? I didn't think so-- Jana, Toria and I did the whole TLC waterfalls thing, which turned out really funny, I was resting my hand on my opposite shoulder and it looked like I was trying to brush something off of my shoulder, Jana was stripping off her shirt..with her bathing suit (one-piece I might add) underneath. Then we did some photos of me with the water coming down right on top of me and my hands in my hair it was sooo sexy...hahah...The best pictures were the ones I took of Greg and Toria, they were...really sexy. (Maybe if I can get Greg to send them to me I will try to put them on the site, but I still don't know how to put pictures on my blog. We'll work on that.) Am I supposed to have a moral to this story? Well just in case: while going to BYU in the summer always make friends with crazy people.


ok, I am not a computer person and I already typed my post once and accidentally deleted it, and now I am really not in the mood to re-type it. So all I have to say is I wish I was as smart as Bryant (that's a plug for Bryant you can feel free to visit his blog it also has links to his many amazing websites) then I wouldn't accidentally delete something important on the computer...I am so frustrated I am going to go to bed, and not shower!

Father's Day

So, today is Father's Day. I actually didn't do very much today for Father's day except for call my Dad, but I did give my Dad a pretty good present. I wrote him a letter. I mean a real genuine heart-felt letter. My Dad deserves to know how grateful I am for him, and so I wrote him a letter to thank him for his support and love all of my life. What's even better my family came up last week to go to BYU Aspen Grove Family Camp. Yes, they came right in time for finals. So, I found myself driving up and down Provo Canyon to attend classes and review sessions and finals while trying to spend as much time as possible with my family as well. The best event of the whole thing was the "family dance". It's kind of like a big stake dance only the whole family's invited. It was so fun. If you know anything about how I dance you know I am not the best out there...No one in my family is, and especially my dad. No offense to my dad, I love him to death, but he can not dance. It was awesome! He was jumping around and totally embarrassing my little brother and sister (they are 14 and 12 years old). I did a "swing" dance with my dad. Pretty much we swung our arms around he twirled me around a couple of times and then we did the twist-kind of. All I know was it was so fun. I love my dad, so for Father's day I got to spend all of last week (well not all of it I did have to take my finals) with my dad and my family. If there's a moral to this story then it is all families should go to Aspen Grove, it's cheesey but a lot of fun.

Post the first.

Well, here it goes. For your information:
My name is Heather and I love life. Yesterday my roommate told me about her friend that works nights at Denny's. I mean he works from 10pm-6am! I can't even imagine working a schedule like that. So, Greg told my roommate that Denny's is totally dead from 3-6 on his shift. Toria decided she wanted to go visit Greg during those hours so that he could have some entertainment for a while. So after an evening of making grilled cheese, flying a kite, eating some frozen yogurt at Provo Froyo, and looking for clay at shopko (which was unsuccessful I'm afraid) I went to bed. Then promptly at 2:45 am, my roommate, Toria, woke me up. Our morning began with a rousing song of "Goodmornin'" from the hit musical Oklahoma. I volunteered to drive because- I really don't know why, but I volunteered nonetheless. So we get into the car and of course as we are getting in our friend the moth gets in the car too. Jana (my other roommate) is going crazy in the front seat using her sweatshirt to smack the moth...as I just calmly exit the parking lot. (Don't worry Jana finally gets the moth out of the vehicle and we proceed to Denny's). I don't think I mentioned this Denny's is in American Fork. The distance isn't much of a factor in this story, but simply the fact that this Denny's is located in American Fork...if you know anything about Utah, this is the Apache Junction of the Phoenix metro area. I mean hicks and I'm sorry to say "white trash" come to mind when one thinks of American Fark as it is properly pronounced. --I'm serious I went to my cousin's graduation at the Marriot Center and following his Highschool graduation was the American Fark High's graduation, there were all these guys hopping out of their trucks with their jeans tucked into their shiny new cowboy boots that even match their new cowboy hat, actually I'm pretty sure they didn't match but that would have been pretty good. Okay so you get the idea...back to the story! So we finally arrive at this Denny's way out in yes, American Fork. You can just imagine the scene as we pull into the parking lot. There's probably five cop cars and an ambulence (it's Utah, when there's an actual crime all of the local police within 30 miles of the crime, come to help arrest the perpetrator). Oh man you're thinking to yourslef this story is getting pretty good... So, we of course just calmly walk into the Denny's without staring at all of the cops and guys in cargo shorts and cowboy boots. Our friend Greg seats us and everyone that happens to be int he restaurant fills us in on what exactly happened. It turns out that some man got up to leave the restaurant(after leaving a generous tip to our friend, the waiter, Greg), and as he was leaving he took one of those porcelain bowls you know those really thick heavy restaurant style dishes and walks up to the guy that was in the booth next to him and starts SMASHING HIS FACE IN!! oh man, I wish we could have been there for that. So, I guess that about concludes my story, I got a Moons over my hammy, and it was pretty tasty. We drove home and went back to sleep at 4:30 am. Don't worry I just woke up. So I guess the moral of the story is: Everyone should go to BYU summer term.

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