Thursday, September 23, 2010

Please dissect my dream

Okay first off before anyone jumps to conclusions, I did not get a wedding dress at Sears, I actually dont even know if they sell wedding dresses at Sears, lets hope not. I seriously can not even imagine what those dresses would look like but anyway the other night I had a dream that I went to Sears to pick out my dress. Sears caitlin? really...In this dream my mom was like so caitlin whats the guys name again? Oh his name is_____. Oh my gosh i forgot my freakin fiances name! This dream must be a sign of some sort. I havent figured it out but I am sure that it can not be good. I have had my wedding planned out my entire life, which isnt too weird because I'm a girl and we think things through... But recently my room mate just got engaged and so she has been wedding dress shopping and I got to go with her and it was so fun! everyone is so wedding crazed out here, I feel it is catching on. Although I know for a fact I am nowhere near ready to be married because when I was in orientation for work, they were asking all these questions about taxes and health care and I had to text my mom for everything. There is no way I can take care of myself and be married when I am not independent at all haha. I'm not at all embarrassed to say that I know what style wedding ring I want (cushion cut), what colors I want (hot pink & black(maybe some orange)), what flowers (gerber daisies), what invitations and everything. I've always been this way, I've always known what I wanted and I guess nothing is different when it comes to my wedding, something thats always been planned out.

I always try to remember my dreams because I feel like they are significant in some way or another. Last night I had a dream and woke up in the middle of the night to type it out so I could remember and tell my room mate, of course when you are half asleep this is what you get.

"I had a  dream abput c mprganast night that we met pm hlloweeanand it was like we loved eachotjer right away" 
Okay give me some credit for trying please...

Regional Conference

I am so blessed to be in Utah during Conference and Regional Conference and being able to hear such amazing speakers like Sister Julie Beck, Elder Snow and Elder Holland. I mean watching something on television is totally different than watching it in person. Being in a HUGE auditorium with thousands of other students my age is so uniting and the spirit is so overwhelming. My favorite story from the regional conference was one that Jeffrey R Holland shared about Belle Smith. A story in which they were pioneers on their long trek and they came to this area that was so hard to conquer and they were the last family and the others had forgotten about them and it was just Belle her husband and their three children under five. She was so impressive she agreed to be attached to the horse and handcart so she could make it down the steep mountain, a job in which five men could barely do but Belle was positive and had such strong faith. The story went on and brought tears to my eyes as I listened to how obedient Belle was and how strong she was. They had left all three children on the top of the mountain and when they went back all three were in the same spots they had been left in. Then the men came back just as the Smiths made it down and her husband said. Dont worry fellas, Belle is all a man needs to complete this journey. :)

I want to be just like Belle Smith.

just the way you are.


Well I didnt find this song but this boy introduced it to me... So it all started this past week with FHE and my room mates had a lot to do so we almost didn't go but thank goodness we did. We were participating i promise...but we took a break and these cute boys approached us and started talking to us and they were so funny. Instead of rewriting how this went, I'll just use direct quotes to show how charming and funny these boys were.

                             "Where are you guys from?"....Both: "Maryland "
                            "oh sweet I love out of staters!" who says that
                                 "hahaha alright where are you from?" "Utah"
                    "oh sweet, I love instaters." my room mates pretty funny

Then we quickly realized Maryland wasnt that exciting and tried to be pretend we were from Italy and Switzerland...dont ask it just fit...anyway skipping some fun stuff but then one of the boys came back to our apartment and he wanted to show me this song... see above...and it was so cute because he sang it to me and was like are you listening? of course i'm listening... and to sum up the story i listen to this song at least 10 times a day. So thank you R*****. I love this song. I actually would love it if someone would learn it on the guitar and play it for me...just throwing the idea out there. Anyway the boys pretty charming and very cute which a lot of boys out here are though, maybe its something in the water? He told me that i wiggle/scrunch my nose when i laugh *me appalled* "No its cute!" Yeah i'm sure its cute mister...I have never heard this in my life and also why are you looking at me so close huh? I mean not that I mind...hes beautiful.

Dear, my future prince


  Please hurry up, I dont have THAT much time...

Please & Thank you. xoxo GossipGirl

oh the lessons i learn from Gossip Girl...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Theres a first time for everything

This week i seriously did so many things for the first time. I got a UTAH, did laundry by myself, rode in a convertible BMW, went on my first date in Utah, etc. So anyway the week started off the same as last week, looking for a job. Well Monday everyone was off for labor day so we got to sleep in and play. Heather and I headed off to Wal Mart with Winnie and we decided that we were gonna paint our apartment.  We picked out brown light blue and dark blue and even did one wall with polka dots. Its very cute. Then we had our first FHE with our new family! It was in the apartment right next to ours, and since it was a holiday, barely anyone came but we had a lesson and then our cute new FHE mom had coldstone ice cream for us. Perfection. So the week goes on and we meet some cool new people from our ward and i continue to look for a job. So Wednesday comes a long and I go to the Sizzler to apply for a job and they ask if i can do an interview right on the spot. I instantly loved the manager, like lovedddd him. He was so nice and joked around with me which made it not awkward at all. After the interview I knew I got the job which sounds super cocky but oh well. Surprise Surprise the next day I got a phone call saying I got the job. Sweet. The next day I was on Facebook talking to my best friend Tommys cousin Alex. Alex also lives in Raintree like I do and just got back from visiting Maryland for the weekend, and took me on my first date in Utah!

                 "Tricia Gadberry spoke quite highly of you, so I have to see if its all true :)"

So he then tells me that the date is a double date with his brother and he just kinda said so my brother and I both wanna have dates for tomorrows recital, would you wanna go? And he tells me all about it and then I'm like who am I going or your brother? "Me! hahahaha" oh sorry I didnt know...So I was just complaining about not being asked on any dates yet when perfect I got asked. And at the same exact time I was being asked that I was talking to my friend Jack and he was asking me what my plans were for that time and I told him that I actually had a date and Jack says

 "oh man i guess he beat me to it..." and then he goes "welp I guess ill have to ask you another time, that is if you dont really like this guy."

And i informed Jack that I hope he does ask me. Let me tell you a little about Jack, he is amazing. When I saw Jack I instantly thought he was like the coolest guy by the way he dressed and carried himself. Theres just something about him, he kind of reminds me of an indie, neon colored wearing kid? If Jack sees this, he will tell me thats not at all what he was going for but sorry Jack thats the best way for me to explain it. I seriously love Jack. But back to the date, so Alex picked me up at my door at exactly 5. We went to a piano recital and I love piano, my mom plays and I've always loved to listen to her play. Anyway after Alex took me out for ice cream at this subzero place and it was pretty good. Alex was such a gentleman about it the whole time, unlocking my door and then opening it and closing it for me, it was so nice. I thought he was an awesome date!

 Then later that night, after the date my room mates and I got invited to play Nert's with two boys from our ward who love to invite us places. So Friday rolls around and I'm like okay today seriously better be fun because no one has school. My room mates and I plan on going to Fall Fest which is apparently usually for freshman but we decided to go anyway. So its 70s theme and I realize I have nothing to wear which is surprising because I have tons of tie dye but my box is somewhere in the mail...Its been in the mail for a while now so I'm hoping some stranger isn't walking around in my cute plaid heels or my tie dye shirts because I will probably be pretty mad...scratch that not probably i will be. So anyway we go there and meet up with Jackie and Kristen and then we wait in the line for tie dye but its ridiculous and who wants to wait that long in lines? Not me. But we got free t shirts anyway because the first 1000 people got them. Added bonus.

 So then we got free pizza and as college students you take any amount of free food that you can get your hands on because we/ mainly me are super poor right now. Theres even a dance but since we were pretty early it was lame which means we left. So we headed back to the Colony to get ready to go to another party. This is where the night became fun. So Jake (a friend of Winnie's), walked us outside to a white BMW convertible. Not his but it was still pretty sweet. A car that should really only hold 4 maybe 5 people because the backseat is so small ended up holding 7. Three squished in the back with my poor room mate Annalisa across our laps, who could really go any minute, was seriously the highlight of my evening. Jake was such a fun driver, and besides the fact that it was freezing it was one of the funniest things I got to do here in Utah. When we came to a stoplight we got a lot of stares, maybe because Heather was doing the pageant wave like we were in some sort of parade or maybe because Jake was driving kinda crazy at times...but anyway this guy rolled down his window and I'm figuring hes gonna tell us how dumb we are or yell at us like hes our parent but instead he calls to Jake "Are you the only guy?" and Jake smiles and goes yup and the guy gives him a thumbs up and offers to take some of the girls off his hands hahahaha. So not exactly how I had thought it would go but it was pretty funny. So we get to this party and theres lots of people and by people I mean guys because when youre a girl, lets be honest, thats all that really matters but no one who really catches my eye. I quickly realize I'm ready to go but we just got there so we might as well hang out for a while. So then my room mates decide they are ready to go and Jake being as sweet as he is offers to give us a ride home. The guy who actually owned the car didn't want to but Jake just stood up and was all nice about it. Jake just keeps on winning points as the night goes on. See the thing with Jake is, hes a hot commodity and I was like whoa I am not trying to get into all that drama with girls fighting over this kid, but its getting really hard not to like him. Jake and I walk alone and we talk about motorcycles and our shared love for them and then we all pile into the convertible. I sat shotgun and my room mates sat in the back and were so cold I literally could hear their teeth chattering and I guess Jake could too because without even being asked to give up his jacket the boy takes his jacket off and hands it to the girls to get warm. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is seriously so impressive...I wanna hug his mom. At this moment I'm sure I had a look of awe and admiration for this boy with such good manners. Now dont get me wrong I'm not into him at all, I just think he seems like a really good guy and who doesn't like those?    

So Saturday I got to wake up at the lovely hour of 7. On a Saturday that is just not okay. I had orientation for work and it was really cool, okay so it was freezing when I woke up so I took the bus to the mall and the malls open at this hour for cute little old people who exercise in the mall. So I go through the whole mall and realize that all the other doors are locked, so I get to sprint back to the beginning and walk around. Luckily I am still 10 minutes early to the orientation but talk about a little stress... Then later on in the day, my room mate Kelly who just got engaged invited the room mates to go dress shopping with her and I'm crazy about weddings and love so of course I'm all for it. But it was so weird to sit in those chairs and not only watch Kelly try on wedding dresses but all these girls who looked like they couldn't be a day older than 15...But then again, I am in it all makes perfect sense. I then text Jack and were talking about what were doing and I tell him I'm wedding dress shopping and he goes "Are you getting married?!?!?!" and i tell him yes! and then tell him no because thats mean and he goes "oh okay I was about to be pretty bummed if you were. Congrats to your room mate." Did I mention I love Jack? Jack also told me that he thinks "I'm cute and I should consider myself lucky because he pretty much never tells girls that." Really Jack, just cute?...thats all. ;) just kidding.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Everydays a party

So I have been here in Utah for exactly a week and a day. Everyday I have done something fun or met someone cool or both :). Since I last blogged on Sunday, theres been a bonfire, a birthday party, a football game and tailgating, a trip to glenwood a sleepover and laying out in the courtyard, which is actually very fun. So this really cute girl in my ward is going on a mission so she had a going away bonfire. I love everything about bonfires, smores, the stars you can usually see, the fire the smells, everything. It was fun to go to because I still dont know a lot of people in my ward and I got to meet some more/ get to know people better. So afterwards there was a birthday party for another girl in my ward in the apartment above mine. So as I'm up there I run into this really funny guy from the last blog and he starts trying to back it up on me. "Woahh, what are you doing?" "Oh dont lie you've been eying me all night! Youre such a tease." Hahaha this kid is definitely the funniest kid I have met here at BYU. He is always calling girls out because he thinks "honesty is the best policy with girls." But its kinda awkward, like these guys were coming in and hes like dude look at all the hot girls at this party! He points to this one girl and then grabs my arm and says come show him how hot you are Caitlin. Hahaha then I tell him to show me his dance moves and hes like I cant dance to this music I'm actually a member of the thunder down under. And I guess I gave a confused face because this cute guy in my ward was like DONT google it. Dont worry cute guy, I wasn't planning on it. Then I got to have a whole conversation with cute boy. And yes he has a name but its kind of dangerous to post it on here for various reasons. And then we had a sleepover at my friend winnies apartment which was fun. 

The next day we were super bored after classes and job hunting so we went over to Glen wood apartments which are owned by the same people as Raintree and we were looking for our friend bryan but then this helpful boy was like are you looking for someone? and I said yes bryan and he goes well you found him, I'm bryan. Then we talked to him for like 10 minutes and he was like come hang out at my apartment. Sorry cute bryan we are in high demand but maybe another time. And then it was funny we saw him at the tailgating party today and heather was like hey isnt that bryan. It was funny we called out to him "hey remember us?" and his friend or brother was like "yeah he does." Hahaha its funny out here I've noticed that boys speak for eachother a lot. Like just last night to a dance at the Wilk with a friend from home, Sarah and her really fun friends and the two step song came on and these boys started two stepping all over my heels and pushing into me and I turned around to be annoyed but then I realized I knew these obnoxious boys. They were the Liberty square RMS. Very cute so I quickly forgave them. Anyway getting to the real point here I was like Oh heyy I just met you guys, you remember me right? And up steps another cute boy (there are many) and he was like of course he does hes been talking about you all night we had to tell him to cool it. Well obviously he was not talking about me all night but I think this is like what boys do when they are trying to cover for a friend or like make him look good. I dont really know but its pretty funny. They didnt have the cute boy lan lan with them though so that was a major bummer. Anyway today after tailgating and getting all this free food I went to my very first BYU game! It was BYU vs Washington and it was amazing. One of my room mates was out of town for the weekend so she gave her tickets to Heather and I and the seats were seriously too good to be true. We were practically on the field, like 9 rows up it was incredible. We won 23-17 and jeffrey R. Holland and Steve Young and other awesome people were there for this halftime event. I had such a good time and hope I get the opportunity to go to another one. :)