Sunday, November 21, 2010


I am finally home from a long swim meet in Long Beach. I am here in Provo for 2 days and then it is off to Henderson to see my family! I am soooo excited! It doesn't even seem real that I will be going home and seeing everybody and staying in my old house and sleeping in my old bed. It feels like I have been gone a lot longer than 3 months.

Not only am I excited to just see my family but also to eat Thanksgiving dinner with them and to watch the dog show with my brother and sister. It's always a good time with my family during the holidays.

So, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here. It snowed, and it was so beautiful. My friends and I were walking back from church in the snow and we were singing Christmas songs. It was so great. I could have kept walking but it got a little too cold. I have never lived in the snow so I don't really know what to expect, but so far I just think it is so pretty and festive.

This weekend I realized that I should appreciate what I have now, and should not dwell on what I want to have or become. I am grateful for who I am today. Although I may want to see results now, everything takes time. Patience is a great quality to have, but sometimes the waiting is hard when others get exactly what we wanted in no time. But with time the rewards are greater.

My Book of Mormon teacher shared this with our class and I liked it a lot:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Long walks on the beach

It is going to be a short week! Tomorrow is my last day of classes for the week, and then the team leaves for California. I am stoked, other than the fact that there is so much to be done between now and Wednesday, and not a lot of time! It must be done, though.

Today was a pretty good day! I had a really good talk with a friend today. I appreciate those people who are willing to listen, and know just what to say to make things alright. I am perfectly happy, I just had a lot on my mind today :)

I just got back from a walk. I have a thing for walks. I am not sure what to call it. Obsession? Fad? Hobby? All I know is that I enjoy them. They help to get my mind off of things, and the night air is just really refreshing.

Have a loverly day,

allie pallie

Saturday, November 13, 2010

No stress, no stress, no stress

It has been a good weekend so far. It makes up for the awful week that I had. So stressful, but it's all good now! I went to the BYU basketball game. I love basketball, and I am so excited that the season has started. I really hope the team does well this year. Anyways, it was white out so all the students wore white. It looked awesome, and there was a super cool introduction before the game started. Sweeeet.

Earlier today I went to a service project at the pool. Some of the swim team played with kids with disabilities in the pool. It was such a great experience, and all the kids are such sweet hearts. I loved talking with them and just seeing them have a good time. I am so glad I ended up going.

Then I took a 3 hour nap. Felt so good. It was much needed. I think I always make up for all the sleep lost during the week on Saturday. But what else have I to do on a Saturday afternoon? Homework and laundry maybe, but sleep tops both of those.

Everything seems to be going great in my life, and I am thankful for that. I'm praying for a stress-free week next week, but we all know how unlikely those are.

Have a wonderful day my friends!


Monday, November 8, 2010

"Have I found you, flightless bird?"

Oh, it has been a sad day. Disappointment after disappointment. Oh well, what can you do? Things don't always go right and I have to get over that.

School is so overwhelming! I have so many things to do, and I don't know where to start? I need serious hellllp! Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks and I am BEYOND excited! I want to go home and get away from some things. I will miss so many people here, and it will be weird to leave, but it will be a nice break. I definitely love it here, but sometimes my mind goes crazy.

Not much else is going on in my life other than how I have heartache everyday and it is the worst feeling EVER! Make it stop!


Well, have a nice day folks. I wuv you!

Al Pal

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This weekend was a gooood one! I had two swim meets. One against SDSU and the other against UNLV. I wasn't super happy with the first, but I way very pleased with the meet at UNLV! It was nice to see my family and friends, and to swim well at the same time. I miss my family and friends so much but Thanksgiving is approaching quickly! Yay!

The bus ride home from Vegas was a brutal one. I think it took 7 hours which is ridiculous because it should only take 5. And I was tired and thirsty the whole time. We made it though, but now I am extremely tired from the minimal sleep I got. I will probably take a nap :)

Life has been so great lately, and I am so happy with everything going on in my life. I feel so blessed for all that I have been given, and all the opportunities that BYU comes with. It is a blessing to be here, and I am so grateful for all the people I have met that have made my life so wonderful!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"You don't wanna fight me, in my extra small white tee!"

Today was a greeeeeat day! I am just so happy, and I can't explain it. I got to skype with one of my best friends tonight, and that made me really happy! She likes hearing about my college life, so I tell her all about the drama, boys, homework, and snow that goes on in Provo.

Story for the day:
I was taking the elevator from the third floor of the student athlete building down to the first floor so I could go back to my dorm room. I got in the elevator, and pressed a button, and waited for it to start moving. I didn't realize this before, but I had pressed floor three over and over again, and I was not moving. All the while I was singing because I figured no one would hear me while I was in between floors. I just forgot to press level one. I sat in there for a good 2 minutes before I realized how dumb I was. My mind has not been focused today. I don't know what is up with me. Oh wellz, it made for a good story.

Now I need to do homework and go to bed. So excited to go home this weekend!!!!!!