Wednesday, October 27, 2010

leaving this...currently 34 degree weather

for this... 80 degree weather....

and could not be more excited about it!

Happy Halloween Weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Karaoke Night...

I have the best, most entertaining friends ever...

this will prove it:

Rach and Bradley singing lady marmalade at Pirate Island for karaoke night.

Jason, Jake, Robb, Michael and Trevor doing their thang with the Thong Song.

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. I am so grateful for such fun and amazing friends. They make life so much better!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

blast from the past.

Last summer Mariss was living in a ghetto bootleg place called Brownstone. One Sunday during Relief Society everyone was asked to describe their perfect in a Hicken manner this was her response:

"Well, first of all he would be a babe. He'd pick me up and would be dressed in business casual attire with a surfer twist. He would somewhat resemble Michael Scofield (you know Prison Break) except for he would have a thick head of hair I could run my fingers through without getting dandruff on my hands. Upon picking me up he would go indulge in a delicious meal. The following places would be acceptable: BJ's, Cheesecake Factory, Pedros Tacos, or another dirty mexican food place. Then we would go to the beach and go sailing on a yacht. We would discuss topics including, scubadiving, saved by the bell, the Los Angeles Lakers/Dodgers, and various frozen yogurt types. Then because he is Mr. Perfect, he knows how much I love Golden Spoon, and so he will pull out a cooler that contains one large Golden Spoon coconut/chocolate malt/ double vanilla with a side of almonds. Then we will sail back into the harbor and he will surprise me with 2 tickets to Tahiti. I'll probably be real excited and kiss him on the mouth and then he will take me home and I will go see my dog Riley and then go to bed. I will probably text him something that is slightly witty/ a sincere thanks. Then I will set my alarm for 7:50 a.m. thinking that I will get up and go for a run but really I won't. That would be my perfect date. "

this is why we all love this girl so much. always so full of witty comments and stories. There really is never a dull moment when Mariss is around. also i would take this date anyday. cheers to you and your future perfect date rissy. xo.

your scribe,

Monday, October 11, 2010


October is just one more reason I love fall. There are always so many things to do during this month. Haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, carving pumpkins, trick or treating, the leaves changing color and enjoying the fall weather.

Last weekend a big group of us went to the Haunted Forest in American Fork. I am seriously terrified of these things, but somehow I end up going every year.

This past weekend, us girls decided we wanted to go to a pumpkin patch and pick out some pumpkins to carve.

We went to Thanksgiving point and what a thrill that was. Cornbelly's really treated us right.
This girl makes everything more fun.
We all got really into it. It was pretty hilarious.
2 broken knifes and a few hours later we were finally done.
(from left to right- mariss, nik, kris and rach)

I am excited for the next couple weeks....and especially the end of the month. Why? Because I will be heading home for some fun activities down there.
Count down to CA: 13 days! Holla!


Today in my marketing class, a rep named Michael Hansen came in from Nike.

He was telling us all about Nike and how they go about marketing to athletes and consumers. It was really interesting to see how Nike has transitioned throughout the years and adapted to it's athletes.

He was telling us how Nike has recently released several sets of ads called BOOM that feature athletes, celebrities and regular people that became part of those "boom" moments captured on film either as participants or witnesses that left many of them in awe of the sight that they had just seen.

Nike said, the BOOM moment is "that game changing moment. It's the play that you want to put on replay."

How sweet are these? Check it out:

I dont know why but these ads get me fired up! What a be able to work for Nike...maybe one day...

I think I might finally know what direction I want to go in my career. So needless to was a good day!

first things first...

General Conference.

General Conference was this past weekend and it never fails to be a great weekend.

I was so lucky to be able to attend a session up in Salt Lake. There really is something special about sitting in the same room as the Prophet. So blessed to have that opportunity.

Its always such a refreshing and rejuvenating time of year!
I am so grateful for the Church and the messages shared.