I’d Rather Be A Cougar Than….Anything.

So if I survive today, I will have lived through one week of college! That’s a big if though….but I’ll update you if I do. Anyway this first week and everything has been crazy! My roommates are so fun, even though we all semi hate Jett for going on all the dates. But we love her ๐Ÿ™‚ My classes are good, some I like more than others and the reading is insane…but it’s all good.

So yesterday was crazy and I had to move my car and Randy and I were screaming at each other on the phone and I was trying to figure out where to put my stupid vehicle and then Randy was a dear and just moved it for me because I had class and then things were great and we made dinner together. Haha college has made our relationship a bit crazy, but he’s still my best friend. No matter what. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I owe him HUGE TIME.

Then last night I went to the first BYU game against Washington State. Which we won. Handily. And it was super fun! I sat by Heidi and James and David Steed and Jorgen and Sexy Rexy and Becca and Whitney. We helped stage a fake proposal so everyone around was oohing and aaahing and cheering, which was fun. There’s something so thrilling about singing the fight song after every point scored, screaming FIRST DOWN whenever you hear the announcer say “that’s another Cougar…”

Then after the game I was in my room facebooking, when my roommates got home and said that Jack and Dylan our friends (who also happen to be in our FHE group) were coming over to give Rebecca a blessing because her back was hurting. They came over in their shirts and ties and gave her a blessing. I’m pretty sure it was a first time for both of them. But it was so cool to feel the Spirit with these boys we barely know and who barely know what they’re doing. College is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

Hailee Jane

This is my shout out to Hailee Jane Henson, one of the best people in this whole world. Today is the day she was born, and I literally thank Heavenly Father for this day every day. Because Hailee is a light in my world. Someone who cares and is always ready to listen and help. Someone who truly exemplifies the Savior. She’s funny and sweet but real and caring, modest and humble and most of all, a choice daughter of God. So I am thankful today that 19 years ago, she came into this world while I waved goodbye to her from heaven. I don’t think I was sad though, I knew I was going to be with her on earth soon and that she would help me live my life and be the person I was meant to be. Love you Hai.

Singing in Church

College is interesting. AMAZINGLY FUN, but interesting. Yesterday I walked around campus to find all of my classes (I decided I don’t need to hit the gym to work out…walking to all my classes with my 50 LB backpack is work out enough.) Then Bandy and I went to the grocery store and I taught him how to eat healthy (haha) and then went to a party for the last night of socializing before classes. It was super fun! Heidi and I watched the dating game (basically the Bachelor and Bachelorette in 10 minutes with people you have never seen before) and danced in the rain and met fun new people. It was nice. Then today Heidi and I sang in Sacrament Meeting for the first Sunday in our new ward. Intimidating much? We sang an arrangement of I Stand All Amazed. And…..it went well ๐Ÿ™‚ And now we’re bonding as roommates and having boys over for dinner and being adult or something….it’s weird.

But I think it’s like when you are singing in church. You practice ย and stress and practice and sing the one part you can’t get right all during the first talk and then…you get up and you do it. Right now in college we’re at the practicing practicing practicing and stressing point…pretty soon we’ll just get up there and sing.

We Got Swag

Ok so I haven’t posted in an obscenely long time, because an obscenely long list of things are going on and I really don’t have time to do everything AND tell the world about it. Well I guess it’s not the world, just the few people who read this blog. But anywho. So I moved to college (pictures on FB will be appearing soonish) And so far it’s been EFY on steroids, but in a good way. If that makes sense. I moved in and was STRESSING because everything was out and not where it should be and such, but now everything is good except the kitchen, which is a disaster area. We’ve spent all our time thus far hearing about how BYU is the best school, how it’s rankings are the top in the nation, laughing at funny skits and walking around on campus for way too long. The pep rally last night was awesome! We got to meet some of the freshman athletes, who told us we were going to beat the Utes because we have more swag, and some not freshman athletes (Brandon Davies anyone?) and then there were fireworks and free stuff! So far college has been overwhelming and GO GO GO all the time, but super fun. Randy has been over helping me and being with me a ton which is great. I haven’t gotten to see him as much as I’d like but that will change once classes start and things mellow out. I’m making friends and so is he, and so far everything is looking awesome.

One Year Later

Warning. This blog post is going to be sappy and cheesy and if you’re going to throw up or later tell me about how this post made you throw up, maybe you should just skip it ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho now that that is out of the way…

Monday is one year since I realized I had a crush on Randy Low. Actually that’s a lie. I knew I had a crush on him several times throughout high school, but Randy was too cool for girls ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s been one year since I realized he maybe kinda sorta liked me back. And we True Darted. Which is honestly a ridiculous activity but for me it held wonderful results. I can’t say enough things about this past year. Randy and I have had ups and downs, lefts and rights and forwards and backwards moments. But we got through them. Because we’re best friends.

Lots of people say things about how we’re young and things are going to change, and they’re right. Right now neither of us pretend like we know how this story ends. But for this second, this moment right now, he’s my very best friend. And yes he’s going on a mission. SOON. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be his best friend. That I can’t adore him. I want to do nothing but support him on his mission, and as the song goes…’So now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend.” So maybe we’ll live happily ever after. Maybe not. Either way things are going to end up how they’re supposed to, and I will not look back and regret one second or one thing that happened between Randy and I.

I hope whatever happens, we both look back and say (quoting the Notebook)…”We really loved each other, didn’t we?”

Because we do.

So here’s to one year of intense friendship as I like to call it ๐Ÿ™‚

Open your eyes

Yesterday my sisters, mom and I went to Lagoon! Keep in mind, I haven’t been to Lagoon since I went with Tyler for Frightmares a year ago. So it’s been a while. We went on lots of crazy rides and walked around having fun. And then Liv and I decided we wanted to go on the Sky Coaster, (the big ride where you go sixty feet up in the air and free fall for literally fifty feet before you start swinging over Lagoon.) I have been on this ride before, but I closed my eyes for all the way up and most of the swinging. Because it is HIGH UP.

This time I was with my sister, going up. My eyes were shut tight. And then my sister said “Maddy LOOK!!! It is so cool!!!” So I opened my eyes.

Sprawled out before me was lots of trees and people and water fountains and so many cool things. And then we dropped and it all got closer before we started swinging and seeing lots of different things. And I realized something. Some people will help you open your eyes to everything wonderful around you, and others will be ok with you keeping them closed. I’m figuring out who will help me open my eyes, and I am so grateful for those people.

So, open your eyes.

You’ll beย surprisedย by what you see ๐Ÿ™‚

Hopeless Post

I’ve been sitting here trying to think of what to say for quite a while now. There are ten million words running through my head of things I want to say, could say, shouldn’t say, or plain ol’ just don’t wanna say. This summer has been really weird. Incredibly fun, but weird. Weird in that I’m not doing the things I thought I would be doing, but the things I’ve been doing instead are super fun. Which is good. Haha I think this post was doomed not to make sense since it’s conception. Poor little hopeless post.

There’s probably nothing really good to say because of the fact that I literally do nothing. I go to work…..I hang out with Randy for short amounts of time…..I ride on Jackson’s bike for literally five minutes…..I go to a party or a gathering probably once a week that is entirely uneventful…..I watch a lot of Olympics…..I clean my room and ready for college stuff (which I DO NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT)….and then I sleep. And repeat the cycle. It’s really fun, honest. But still nothing very intriguing to post on this blog happens too often.

I’m thinking though. And when something blog-worthy happens…you’ll be the first to know, little blog ๐Ÿ™‚