Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Fabulous Weekend! :-)

This past weekend was a great one! It was Martin Luther King Jr. day and therefore we had a 3 day weekend :)

*Friday* Carli and I went to P.F. Changs to spend the money we got when the mysterious caterpillar showed up in our lettuce wraps on my birthday. It was fun, but we quickly realized that it was date night for every one in Provo, meaning we felt quite out of place! ha ha...What's new though, Carli and I go everywhere together! However, we have decided that it's our turn to finally get lucky in the dating world! All of our friends are either dating someone, engaged, etc. By all means we are excited for them, but like I said, it's our turn now!! Other than this is our goal this semester, that's all I have to say about that :) We ended up going to an Institute dance that night which was way fun! I loved it! Marc Harrison from EFY was there, and we partied it up like we did in Santa Barbara! It was a good night, and we ended it with watching Step Up at Carli's house afterwards.
*Saturday* I slept in until about 11, and then went to the mall with LaRee. We spent an absurred amount of time in Forever 21 because it is such a fun store! And we love it! I didn't end up dropping any money in there, but no worries I found the sale at Bath and Body Works and made out with some great smelling things, and great deals! I then headed to Sports Authority to get some new shin guards for all the soccer games I will have this semester with playing on the intramural team, and on the indoor league in Lindon. I also bought a ball because my other one I left at home :( I then went and tried on the dress I will be wearing in Sandra's wedding on the 3rd of May. It was super cute, and I fit in to a size 10!! yay! ha ha...I then had to get back to Provo because I had an intramural game in which ended in a tie unfortunately. Carli and I went to dinner later that night with our old friend Devin who went and got married on us this past October. It was good to see him and catch up with him. Around 11 that night we went to Carli's friends house for a bonfire/backyard party, which basically was spent indoors because it's freakin' cold here in Utah! We had a great time meeting new people, and playing card games all night long.
*Sunday* Went to church, and then went to visit Mark and Karen Skaggs, and their adorable children!! They have two now, Amanda Leigh Skaggs and Joseph Skaggs (don't know the middle name). It was really good to catch up with them since it has been about a year since I had seen them! I then went over to hang out with some new friends I had made Saturday night and we watched the Packers and the Giants game. I have to say it was sad to see the Chargers lose earlier on in the day...We then made waffles and played apples to apples all night! And p.s., i kinda like this kid that i was hanging out with that night, and it's going pretty well, so we'll see :)
*Monday* Carli and I went to go see The Bucket List and it was simply amazing! Go see it if you haven't already! We both cried like babies and it was awesome :) Then we went back to her place and ordered a pizza, ate Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream, and watched One Tree Hill for about 3 hours. It was a true day off from everything! I loved it! Then that night I went to go tubing with the guy I mentioned above, so that was TONS of fun! I couldn't stay on my feet to save my life, therefore I was quite a show, let me tell you!

It was a fabulous weekend, and I'm ready for the next one to begin!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Utah is really cold this time of year, and I'm really beginning to miss my home sweet home, California :( Only 3 more months and I'm home free!!! Well, only for the summer that is... I'm planning on taking an internship in either of the following 4 places: Palo Alto, CA, San Diego, CA, Denver, CO, or Boston, MA. The facilities in Palo Alto and Boston are Children's Hospitals, and the one in San Diego is Sharp Medical Center where they deal with individuals with various types of physical disabilities. Craig's Hospital in Denver has been around for a while and they deal with those with Spinal Cord Injuries, and Traumatic Brain Injuries. This hospital is very well known, and would probably be the best internship to take if offered. I am beginning to create my resume and discuss these possibilities with my adviser, and then I will start applying towards the end of this semester.
As I am finishing up my college career, I am taking the following classes: 472 Program Dynamics in Therapeutic Recreation, 473 Issues in Administrative Therapeutic Recreation, 486 Legal Aspects, Intro to Ceramics, and Humanities 202. Three of my classes are my last upper division classes, and the last two are just the last of the General Ed. requirements. It's been a great semester so far, and I'm hoping it will stay that way! We are only on our 2nd week of this semester, but I can't help but think about graduation every day :)
The social life is always fun seeing as there are always fun things to do around here. Some of the favorites are sledding, dollar movies, dessert parties, bowling, game nights, intramural soccer (that's my favorite), going out to dinner, shopping, going to Salt Lake & Park City, dating (a rarity in the life of Traci), and just hanging out at each others apartments... I usually hang out with either carli, tiffany, or my roommates. As much fun as it has been being up here, I am ready and excited to move on to the next phase of my life; wherever that may lead me. After the internship I am considering serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is something I feel I should do if the time is right and if I feel prepared. I think it would be an amazing experience, and one I know I would grow tremendously from. If I could help this world become a little bit better by introducing the gospel and God into their lives, then why not go for it? We'll see where I'm at come December of this year :)