Thursday, December 23, 2010

Brooklynn, Emma, and Austin

So, visiting North Carolina. The scenery was beautiful especially the beautiful houses all lit up with Christmas lights. Yeah, no. I didn’t even pay one bit of attention to the scenery because I was too involved with my sweet little nieces! My nephew was there too, he just didn’t always want much of anything to do with me. So anyway, we did a lot of things when I was out there. Some of those things include getting new coats, going shopping, and making gingerbread houses. But what we did the very mostest was make these small little bead animals. It’s where you take some beads and you put them on a string in a certain way so they come out as animals….. I don’t really know how to explain it, but if you want to go see, we got all of our patterns from Anywho, so we did that a lot! In fact, I found out that we did over 20 of these little critters.

Austin was SO cute! Oh man, it kills me how cute he is! But yeah it’s adorable because the two things he will randomly say all the time would be NO! and daddy. It’s so cute how he says them, I don’t know how to explain it, just say it like a two year old would say it. Lol. And yep, I think that’s just about it. At least for now.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just another update

Hey guys, I’m here again, because I decided that for the time being, this will be my journal, essentially. Anywho, so I wanted to say that one, I have been SO excited about my glasses all day! Lol. It’s been great. And the other thing I thought I ought to mention is that I get the opportunity to go out to North Carolina this Saturday! Then my mommy also thinks I should update you on school and my volunteer job, so yeah, I guess I’ll do that too.

So yeah, about me and my new glasses. It’s just been funny how obsessive I’ve been with my new glasses. I can actually see things now. It’s crazy! I often times will push my glasses down to remind me of what I saw yesterday, then put my glasses back on to see how I can see now! Omg, it’s amazing! I wish I could better describe to you the miracle that has just taken place in my life, but oh man, it’s been a miracle. Anyway, so I’ve been super happy all day today (which is unusual). It was kind of funny, in my drama class today I went up to some people and I just said, all peppy, “hi guys!” and this girl in my class named Kimmy was like, “wow, Shannon you’re really happy.” Haha I thought it was great. But yeah it’s just been like that almost all day, just because I can finally see, and I’m so excited about it!

Anywho, so enough about my glasses (for now). Let’s talk about my adventure! I get to go to North Carolina to see my brother, sister-in-law, 2 nieces and my nephew this Saturday! I’m so jazzed! It really is my sweet, little, adorable nephew that has kept me going through some of these hard times (besides Brian Regan of course). Austin’s SO cute! Anyway, so I get to fly out there on my own on Saturday and then I come home on the 23rd, so I’m still here for Christmas. But yeah, I’m so super excited.

So about school. I surprisingly enough have all As once again. Except one A- but it’s in an AP class, it’s not the end of the term and it’s because I haven’t taken this one test but as soon as I take that it should go up to an A! So yeah, it’s okay that I have one A-. The most amazing thing I think about all of this though would be that I have an A in AP Biology, which would for sure be my hardest class. Anywho, I think that’s it about school……

Finally, volunteer job. I don’t know if we ever told you that I volunteer at the hospital every week, but I do. However, I think it would be the most boring thing EVER. I am on the pediatrics unit so I thought I could maybe play with the kids or something. Turns out, I was flat out wrong. Instead, all I get to do is push a button when a visitor comes and wants to get in to the pediatrics unit of the hospital. So I guess you could say that I am in charge of the security for the pediatrics unit on Mondays from 1:30 to 4:30 but I wouldn’t necessarily call it that. That sounds much more exciting than it really is. But it looks really good on college applications! Lol.

Yeah so I’m pretty sure that’s it. At least for right now. But please, let me know if you have any other questions!


Monday, December 13, 2010


Dear blog-readers. Today I would just like to update you on one of the most exciting things that happened to me today. I can now see! Oh my gosh, I’m so excited! It’s crazy the difference it makes when I put these glasses on and off, it’s like black and white. That’s how bad my vision has gotten since this injury. Anyway, I should probably back up for just a second. So today we finally got to go see the eye doctor. The reason why I say “finally” and “got to” is because I have wanted to see him for SO long. Just so that I could see again, and not always have to go like 2 feet away from the board to see anything and stuff like that. Anywho, so we finally got to go see him today. He did what I thought he would do, he gave me a prescription for glasses. I think I look SO ugly in glasses, but if it makes it so I can see finally, it’s worth it. So yeah, that would be my big important update for today. But oh my gosh, I’m so excited. It was funny, as we drove around today I just could not stop obsessing about how I can finally see things! Oh man, it’s so great!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Brian and progress

So I decided that we don’t need to be so lazy about updating my blog all the time and maybe I should start to update it more often. That is, if anyone still reads it. Because I’m not sure if anyone still even does. So anyway, there are 3 main things I would like to address to you today. First would be BRIAN REGAN!! Second would be standing, and third would be running!

So anyway Brian Regan. Oh man, this was the best thing ever! So my Bishop, who is a CFO for NuSkin, had a business party for their company with a Brian Regan entertainment. So my bishop could get a whole bunch of tickets for this thing so he gave me 6 flipping tickets to go see Brian Regan!!! Oh my gosh, it was incredible! He had quite a few new jokes that I hadn’t heard before, but he also did have some I knew very well. Including this one joke he has that goes something like this: My teacher once asked me what the I before E rule was and I said I before E, always. Okay? So he was forgetting his own lines for this joke but it was great because I was on the third row and I said always before him so he looked down at me and then said always. Oh man it was great. Even though, I unfortunately didn’t see it, my friends and family still told me that was what happened. Anywho, so yeah I got to bring my family and two of my closest friends. It was pretty exciting. And although I did not get to go back and meet him or anything, its ok because I’m still counting on his promise that next time he comes in town we can get backstage passes.

So about standing. If you don’t remember, it was not very long ago when I couldn’t walk without assistance let alone stand for very long. So I still have quite a few issues with standing, like I really just can’t stand for very long but it was so great what happened to me the other day. So I was in seminary and I just didn’t feel like sitting. Which is really weird for me because I ALWAYS feel like sitting. But yeah so anyway, I asked my teacher if I could maybe just stand reverently during class. And he said that would be fine so I did. He eventually said something about having a new calling, being the reverent child, then he also had me come stand at the front of the class to show everyone how reverent I was being. Anywho, so then I got kind of tired not too long after I was up there, but I decided I needed to stick it out to practice standing so I could get better at it. So I then stood up for almost all of the class. At like 2:05 I finally sat down, but yeah, that would mean that I would have been standing for over a whole freaking hour! Which is incredible, by the way. I still can’t do that, unless I force myself to, but I just get tired way too quickly.

So running. Running was great. I found out the other day that I can totally run again! Which is kind of a miracle, no wait, it is a miracle. I totally ran from McDonalds, which is right across the street from the school, into the school! It was great. And granted, I still did kind of feel like the whole world around me was just like bouncing up and down and stuff but I still ran! And that’s really all that matters. Lol. So yeah, I’m jazzed to start playing football again once spring comes back around. I don’t really know who I’d play with but still, it’d still be totally awesome! Anywho, so I think that’s just about it.