Sunday, November 25, 2012

TSO 2012!

I have a strict No Christmas Music before Thanksgiving Policy.
But, I made a small exception this year. 
My friend Danny invited me to go with him to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert. 

I have never been to a "real" rock concert before, and I think this was a good one to start with. It was intense but sophisticated, all at the same time! :)

So, it started with a whole story-line about how God sends down an angel from heaven to meet people and change their lives. And this angel meets a man who is very hard-hearted on Christmas Eve. Through the course of different things happening to this man, his heart is softened and the angel returns to heaven, where he is praised by God for his good work.

It was sort of a spiritual experience, in a Trans-Siberian kind of way! 
The Gospel means "Good News" and that's exactly what it was :)


Then, after the story-line portion of the show was finished, that's when "the real party started!" 
The man guy of TSO came out and asked if we had a couple more songs in us, and of course we did! Then he said, "Let's show you what this stuff can really do!" (talking about all of the special effects) 

Now that, was a rock concert-Christmas style! 

Here is a video of the finale, "Carol of the Bells" 

Thank you so much Danny for letting me experience that with you! :)
It was incredible!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

To Infinity...And Beyond!

Remember that time I said that I had a Halloween post in mind that I was going to write and put up on here? Yeah, my school life has been pretty crazy since then with studying Embryology 24/7. But, I can finally breathe for about 2.4 seconds, until I have my CNA State Written Test on Monday and Skills Test on Wednesday. 

But, while I have the time, I shall update the blog with my homemade Halloween costume and Halloween festivities!

It all started out with me coming home from school and needing a costume within the next 3 hours for UFit. I decided to look online for some easy homemade costume ideas and saw a picture on google of......*get ready for this*....BUZZ LIGHTYEAR! I was pretty dang excited about it! 
My mom and I then figured out what we needed to pick up from Wally World. 
Our Shopping List:
Black Duct Tape
White Duct Tape
Green Duct Tape
Purple Duct Tape
Red Duct Tape

The supplies we had at home:
Red, Blue, Green, and Purple Fabric Markers
White Long Sleeved Shirt
White Shorts
Long White Socks
An Old Belt
Pretty good size piece of cardboard

On the white shirt, I just drew the design on with fabric markers. I then put some of the green duct tape around the sleeves and black duct tape around the bottom of the shirt. On the white shorts, I put green duct tape around the bottom of each leg. On the belt, I covered one side of it with the green duct tape. On the socks, I put purple duct tape on the bottom of each foot and green tape around the top of each sock. I wrote "ANDY" on the bottom of my right foot and put the socks on over my shoes. 
For the wings, my mom was the mastermind and just looked at a picture of Buzz's wings online and cut and covered with duct tape a piece of cardboard we had in our garage. 

Put it all together and....TADA!

Going down the stairs and through hallways was a challenge...

After the great success of my costume at UFit, I decided to where it to the Institute Halloween Party! 
As I was getting ready, my friend Whitney texted me to ask for a ride to the party and of course I said, "Sure!" Then about 20 minutes later I get a phone call from a number I don't recognize, but I answer it anyways. It turns out to be my friend Jared that recently got home from his mission and that I had only seen once since he got home. He had been talking to Whit and was also wanting to know if I could give him a ride. So, I went and picked up Whit first and she was dressed in a Mr. Incredible's Jersey! Pixar anyone? (I hadn't told her what I was dressing up as)
Then, we went to Jared's house to pick him up. We get to his house and Whit calls him to tell him that we are outside. He opens his door and walks outside dressed as WOODY! Um, Perfect much?? 
So, Jared and I matched and Whit was also Pixar, with no planning required. 
We are just that awesome :)

Jared wanted to get pictures with random people :)

Missionaries?? YES!

 A Minion from Despicable Me!

 The fierce Mr. Incredible smashing Syndrome!

 Jared with Jessie from Team Rocket

Partners in Crime :)

 This was after we had finished cleaning up and were waiting for Jake's dad to arrive to pick up all of the blow-up equipment. It was probably past midnight at this point. So we were all a bit loopy :)

 Also, here are Dad's and my pumpkins that we carved! 
This is Dad's face!

 And, of course, my Ute Drum and Feather :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blogging Hiatus

I have been neglecting my blog the past couple of weeks, and probably will for the next week and a half or so as well. 

My head has been filled with thoughts and decisions and options, all mixed together with the attempted knowledge of Pneumothorax's, Mesonephric ducts, Obstructive lung disorders, Limbic System pathways, Cloacal membranes, and much, much more. 

I did finish up my last clinical for my CNA class this past weekend, and then passed my ccCNA class final! Now my paperwork is mailed in to get my vouchers to take my State CNA Written and Skills tests! Hopefully that all can happen quickly so that I can start working and get some clinical experience :) 

So, that's what has been going on lately!

Enjoy a picture of Swoop and I at the latest Utah Football Game :)

I do have a Halloween post in mind that should be up soon, if all goes well the rest of the week! 

Cheers Blog Friends!


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