Monday, August 26, 2013


Honestly not much happened in Utah, but the few things that did happen were GOLD. Every time I go to Utah my family stays at my grandparents house in Payson, which is a really small, quiet town. Everywhere you look there is green for miles! It's sooo pretty, but at the same time quite boring. Basically the only store they have is Walmart! So I'm sure you'll be able to understand why not very much happened while we were there ;)

We went up on a Saturday, and came back home on the next Saturday. But on Monday the One Direction music video for their new song "Best Song Ever" came out. And I KID YOU NOT, I probably watched it non stop for about 4 hours. HONESTLY. So I definitely take credit for helping break the VEVO 24 hour views record! :D But anyways, if you haven't seen it STOP RIGHT NOW AND WATCH IT.

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday we basically just hung out with cousins and had family dinners, and I also cut my mom, and aunt's hair. On one of those days though we went to a creek up in Payson Canyon! We brought up subway with us and it was delishhhh! Then we played in the creek and caught butterflies... check out my skills!

Then on Thursday I was planning on going out to try to find One Direction since they were in Utah at the same time, but the hard thing was that I didn't know where they would be! So I set my alarm and started getting ready constantly checking twitter, and chatting with other fans that were in Utah, trying to figure out where they were. Finally I got the best guess figured out and headed on my way. The hotel was a couple blocks away from temple square, and when I got there, there were quite a bit of fans gathered around the door, so I totally started getting anxious. I got out of the car and ran towards the group and squeezed my way to towards the front. The body guards kept coming out and telling us to back up and blah blah blah, but FINALLY little baby Lux, Lou, Paul, and Gemma came out! THEN HARRY STYLES WALKS RIGHT ON OUT AND I JUST STARTED CRYING. He was beautiful. It was sooooo surreal. He tried to take pictures with fans but security pulled him away and straight into the tour bus RIGHT PAST ME. I totally couldn't like smacked his head but that's mean ;) 

After the tour bus pulled away I started hysterically sobbing and ran after the bus. My parents picked me up and then we followed the bus about halfway to the arena when we lost it. So we just kept going to the arena, and when we got there I went around to the back where there were a ton of fans and just looked through the fence hoping to see one of the boys. THEN MY DAD COMES UP TO ME AND HANDS ME A TICKET TO THE SHOW FOR THAT NIGHT. Now keep in mind I was very very veryyy convinced I would never see One Direction perform live ever in my lifetime, and the thought always made me really sad since I love the boys so much! So when my dad handed me the ticket I broke down into tears again. I was SO HAPPY. 

  After that I met up with my cousin Maddie and her friends until the show. We got some food,met other fans, and bought merch. During the show I was by myself but I had the GREATEST TIME OF MY LIFE. I cried, I laughed, I smiled till my cheeks hurt, and screamed at the top of my lungs. 5 Seconds of Summer was the opening act which was AMAZING SINCE I LOVE THEM. Here's a video taken of them performing "Heartbreak Girl" one of there songs that night (not my video).

When One Direction came out I literally thought I was gonna die! I got soooo light-headed. But they all sounded INCREDIBLE!  I think my favorite songs they performed were "Summer Love", "Teenage Dirtbag", and "She's Not Afraid". Here's a video of them singing "Heart Attack" (once again not my video).

All 9 boys put on an AMAZING show. Hopefully I'll be able to see them all perform again :) 

The day after the concert I went to Lagoon with my best friend Heather, her older brother Tyler, and my brother Trapper. We didn't stay very long though due to the fact that we all got really sick and tired. My top 2 rides were Wicked and The Samurai!! They are SOOO trippy. If you ever have the chance to go to Lagoon, those rides are a must. 

Here's a video of the Samurai... 

And here's a video of Wicked...

LOL at the guy recording's grunts. 

The next day we went home, which was both happy and sad. But as commonly said, "There's no place like home." :) Hope you all have a great week!!
Au revoir! xx

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Girls Camp

This summer I was able to go to Girls Camp for my LDS church for my 6th, and last year. And this year they changed the way things worked. Usually cabins were divided by ward, and everything was run by adults. But this year cabins were divided by certification year, and all the oldest girls were assigned to cabins in pairs as "cabin moms" . So my best friend Heather, and I were paired together over a group of 8, 13 year old girls.

The camp experience started as usual... with bored bus selfies. Things got pretty cray.

Once we arrived at camp things were instantly crazy, and I knew that we definitely had our work cut out for us. All the youth leaders got there about an hour before everyone else, but all of our stuff was stuck with them. So while we were supposed to be decorating our cabin we were left running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Finally everyone else (and our luggage) got to camp and we found all our girls and took them up to our cabin. We all started getting to get to know each other, and all of our girls seemed really quiet. BUT OH BOY WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THAT. Turns out we had the craziest bunch. So that was interesting to say in the least.

The second day we went on our hike. Now you see, I'm not very physically fit, and I was exhausted after the first 10 minutes of our 3 hour hike. But aside from that it was pretty good.

After this we were able to have our one and only shower! Which was great!.. until it started RAINING. I was pretty upset about it, but luckily it stopped not too long after it started. Next in line on our schedules was COPE, which consisted of a bunch off team building activities. It was loads of fun. 

For this activity you had to try and climb up the net, then go back down on the other side. Which believe me is more difficult than it both looks and sounds.

This one was more complicated. But basically the whole team had to stand on the platforms and beams while passing the next beam to be placed so you all could cross that one, and so on and so forth. But if someone fell you had to start over. 

For this one there were two wires that started relatively close to each other but grew farther apart as you went along. You had to stand on one wire while your partner stood on the other, and you both had to support each other trying to make it all the way down the wires while keeping your balance.

I mean I think this one is pretty self explanatory, but you were put in a harness and kind of pulled up but and the same time you kind of had to do it yourself pulling yourself up the logs, one to the next, using your partner as a tool. 

For this one someone had to go through the tires, and the team had to help the person through by holding the tires still and pushing her body through.

This was just a couple of the girls singing camp songs.

We got through most of the activities when it started sprinkling.....

Which was no big deal...


At that point we had to walk back to main camp in the pouring rain which was NO FUN, and I thought I was going to die. Once we got back to the cabin we all changed into dry clothes and chilled bc the leaders put us on lock down until the rain stopped. But to be honest, that moment walking back to camp in the pouring rain was probably the most miserable moment of my life. You see, I hate the rain to begin with, but it was a LOT of rain. It also soaked through my backpack and got all my papers wet, ruined my shirt, and broke my camera. So after that point I was no longer able to take pictures for the remainder of camp. Which was pretty lame.

The next couple days consisted of the spiritual night (which was great), testimony night, and many MANY camp songs. If I'm honest I think the thing I'm going to miss the most about girls camp is the camp songs. They are all just so fun, loud, and obnoxious. Haha :) Well in conclusion, camp was fun although it was a lot of hard work. But I was VERY happy when I got home. My camp years will be something that I will remember for the rest of my life, and I'm grateful for all the things I've experienced there. 

Until next time friends...
Au revoir! xx

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Kick off to story time

Sooo I've kind of been missing due to the end-of-summer craziness, BUT I have returned. For the next couples posts I will be updating you all on my very few summer events (3). After that I have quite a few fun posts in mind. BUT UNTIL THEN I'M GOING TO PLAY POM GETS WIFI BC WE ARE ONE. Anyways, stay tuned for posts on girls camp, Utah, and my concert adventures! Keep in mind that I don't bite, and I DO appreciate comments. I'm really excited to be posting again :) Talk to you all tomorrow!!
Au revoir! xx