Sunday, December 21, 2008

We Can't Miss Uncle David's Song!

For those of you who have read my post from earlier this morning there is a part two that I was waiting to post until after a certain announcement was posted on Melissa Turney's blog. The announcement is that Sean's older sister Melissa and her husband Adam are having their first child and making Margie and Tim grandparents in the process! It is all very exciting!
Now getting to the reason for the interesting title of this post. After leaving my family party we, Sean and I, went to the Marsden Family party, aka Lesley's Famous Christmas Extravaganza! The drive there was definitely memorable as Sean was on the phone with one of his parents every seven minutes asking them to please stall the traditional talent show so that he wouldn't miss Uncle David's legendary songs. We got to Bountiful in one piece and were soon being entertained by talent upon talent. I can honestly say that Uncle David’s song was worth speeding for. Everyone did such a wonderful job! From little Rebecca on the piano and Mason on the maracas to Grandpa Alan singing beautifully, I was very impressed!
After the talent show the whole family, alone with many friends, broke into a chorus of “Wrong Song” where every individual picks a favorite Christmas song and sings it all at once. Happy Havoc rang through the cultural hall and I couldn’t stop laughing. This game ended and then with an entrance of Jingle Bells Santa came and it was such a joy to watch as children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren sat on the Big Man’s lap. Thanks to a thoughtful family I even got a present and gave Santa my Christmas wish.
Soon games broke out and the true Marsden flare shown through. I was so happy to be welcome so kindly into such a wonderful family. There was not a dull moment which makes sense because this is definitely not a dull family.

My Heritage and Christmas!

I love my family so much and that also includes my extended family. The Brutsch's are such wonderful people, from Grandpa, Helen, and Grandma to little Lucy(still in Lauren's tummy) they are all Amazing! It was wonderful to get to see them all this Christmas. The party started with me introducing Sean to my family. My whole family did a wonderful job of making him feel welcome and Sean with his well mastered people skills just fit right in. Next we blessed the food and then started eating. The food was delicious and the family made it even better with laughter, talk and joking with Katherine about here new boyfriend:) Grandma Brutsch then sat down with the little kids and explained to them what the items we are familiar with around Christmas time really mean. It was a wonderful presentation and I hope a lasting tradition.
One of the things I love most about my family, and trust me there are a lot of things to love, is the pride we have in our hardworking heritage. My Grandparents were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the wonderful country of Switzerland when my Mom was around three to four years old. Because of this conversion they left Switzerland to come to the United States. Although they left Switzerland my family's Swiss blood is still strong in all of our veins. Christmas for us is filled with traditions because of this heritage. So at this very wonderful Christmas party all of us got in our cars and drove to a somewhat secluded pine tree to place our Polish:) candles on it and sing the familiar Christmas songs.
I love this tradition! Christmas is not Christmas in my family if this tradition does not take place. I am who I am because of my heritage and I am thankful for the traditions that remind me of that.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dear Jenna!!!! Tag you are it!

Jenna don't be alarmed!

Dear Jenna Marin!

I don't really know how to tell you this, but I dislike your eyelashes. I think I realized this when your dog humped my leg, outside your office and I saw you sit on my knee caps. I'm sure you're ashamed enough to understand that there is no solution to you being dumb. I'm returning your toe ring to you, but I'll keep the oil tank from your car as a memory. You should also know that I get sick when I think of your feet and thanks for the cocaine.

With tears of sadness,

Carly

NOW YOU, Pick a friend, any friend, choose the correct answers, and fill in the blanks in the message at the bottom. Tag them, See what they say. It's Funny!

1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue – our romance is over
Red – our affair is over
White – I’m joining the Convent
Black – I dislike your eyelashes
Green – our socks don't match
Grey – you're a pervert
Yellow – I'm selling myself for candy
Pink – your nostrils are insulting
Brown – the mafia wants you
No shirt – you're mean
Other – I'm in love with your cat (purple!!!)

2. Which is your birth month?
January – that night you picked your nose
February – last year when you peed your pants
March – when your dwarf bit me
April – when I tripped on peanut butter
May – when I threw up in your sock drawer
June – when you punched me in the face
July – when you smacked my butt
August – when I saw the purple monkey
September – when you farted in the bathtub
October – when I quoted Forest Gump
November – when your dog humped my leg
December – when I finally changed my underwear

3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos – in your apartment
Lasagna – in your car
Pasta – outside of your office
Hamburgers – under the bus
Salad – as you were eating
Kraft DinnerChicken – in your closet
Kebab – with Jean
Chr├ętienFish – in a clown suit
Sandwiches – at the Elton John concert
Pizza – at the mental hospital
Hot dog – under a street light
Other – with George Bush and Stephen Harper

4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow – hit on
Red – insult
Black – ignore
Blue – knock out
Purple – pour syrup on
White – carve your initials into
Grey – pull the clothes off
Brown – put whipped cream on
Orange – castrate
Pink – pull the pants off of
Barefoot – sit on
Other – drive over

5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black – my boyfriend
White – my father
Grey – the Catholic Priest
Brown – your ‘My Little Pony’ collection
Purple – my corned beef hash
Red – my knee caps
Blue – my salt-beef bucket
Yellow – my illegitimate child in Ghana
Orange – my Blink 182 cd
Pink – the Montreal Canadian’s goalie
None – my prized statue of Michael Jackson in the nude
Other - the elephant in the corner

6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs – manO.C. – emotional
One Tree Hill – open
Heroes – frostbitten
Lost – high
House – sly
Simpsons – cowardly
The news – scarred
Idol – masochistic
Family Guy – senile
Top Model – middle-class
Other – ashamed

7. Your mood right now?
Happy – how awful you are
Sad – how boring you are
Bored – that Santa doesn't exist
Angry – that your smell makes me vomit
Depressed – that we’re related
Excited – that I may pee my pants
Nervous – the middle-east is planning their revenge on you
Worried – that your car sucks
Apathetic – that you need a sex-change
Ashamed – that I'm allergic to your earlobes
Cuddly – that I eat garbage
Silly – that there is no solution to you being dumb
Other – that your driving sucks

8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White/Beige – your toe ring
Yellow – your love letters to me
Red – your Elton John poster
Black – your pet rock
Blue – the couch cushions
Green – the pictures from Vegas
Orange – your false teeth
Brown – your nose hair clippers
Grey – our matching snoopy underwear
Purple – your New Kids on the Block blanket
Pink – the cut toenails
Other – your booger collection

9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B – your photo with the mustache drawn on it
C/D – the oil tank from your car
E/F – your neighbor's dog
G/H – my chastity belt
I/J – the results of that blood-sample
K/L – your left ear
M/N – your book of poetry
O/P – my common sense
Q/R – your mom
S/T – your collection of butterflies
U/V – your criminal record
W/X – your glass eye
Y/Z – your lock of hair

10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B – told my psychiatrist about the bruises
C/D – never will forget that night
E/F – always wanted to break your legs
G/H – hate your cooking
I/J – mocked you behind your back constantly
K/L – will tell the authorities that you did not steal that whale in the back yard
M/N – gave my confession today about the moose poaching
O/P – was interviewed about the car you stole
Q/R – always will remember the pep talks
S/T – get sick when I think of your feet
U/V – will try to forget that you broke my heart
W/X – haven’t showered in a month
Y/Z – am better off without you

11. What do you prefer to drink?
Soft drink – I’m off to lead a new life as a lemon
Coffee – I will haunt you when I’m incarnated as an
EskimoMilk – the apartment building is on fire
Water – thanks for the cocaine
Cider – I have a passionate interest for mice
Juice – you ruined my attempts at another world war and world domination
Mineral water – you should get that embarrassing rash checked
Hot Chocolate – your cucumber fetish is weird
Beer – I'm scratching my butt as you read this
Wine – our friendship is ruined
Hard Liquor – I love Oprah Winfrey
Other – you should stop picking your nose

12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand – Warm tingly sensations
Australia – Best of luck on the sex change
France – Love always
Spain – Go drown yourself
China – You make me sick
Germany – Please don’t hurt me
Japan – Go milk a cow
Greece – Your everlasting enemy
USA – Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt – Kiss my butt
England – With tears of sadness

NOW ITS YOUR TURN!

Dear (_YOUR FRIEND'S NAME_),

I don't really know how to tell you this, but (_1_). I think I realized it (_2_), (_3_) and I saw you (_4_) (_5_).I'm sure you're (_6_) enough to understand (_7_).I'm returning (_8_) to you, but I'll keep (_9_) as a memory.You should also know that I (_10_) and (_11_).

(_12_),
(_YOUR NAME_)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GOAL!!!

I have a new goal! Many of you will think it is funny but I am sharing it with you because if I tell people then I will have more reason to do it. My new goal is......by the end of next semester.......to have run a total of 25 5Ks at the gym. If I do this that means I will have run a total of about 77.5 miles. I really want to be able to work up to a half marathon and this is going to be my first step.
YEAH TO EXERCISE!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Watch it!

Everyone please watch this video. It was put together by students at BYU and it really reflects the joy that can be found around the world instead of the pain and hurt we are so accustom to seeing. The story behind this music video is also on the website and I encourage to you read it! Love you all and I hope you all have joy this Christmas.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I Never Knew Spaghetti Could Be This FUN!

























After about an hour of lying on our very dirty kitchen floor, we hadn't cleaned it yet, the winner of the game was crowned! The winner was...... Drum roll please......... Jeralyn(Jer) with 73 pieces of spaghetti, Vanessa took second with 61 pieces, and I gallantly took third with 60! I will never look at spaghetti again as just a type of pasta!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Little Women



I know I have talked a lot about my family on this blog but there is no way to not talk about something that is so great! I am so blessed in this life to truly have my best friends be a part of my family! My sisters are my life! They know me better than anyone and I love them for it.
Those of you who know me and my sisters really well can understand what I mean when I say that we are truly the characters of Meg, Joe, Beth, and Amy found in the book Little Women. I don’t know if in the pre-earth life my sisters and I met Lousia May Alcott and she decided to write a book about us but these characters are in many cases a perfect match to the Hirst girls.
Lindsey is Meg! Meg is the perfect older sister. She is interested in just making everything run smoothly and making sure everyone gets along. She is the second mother of the home but doesn't use that privilege to boss her younger sisters around but more to comfort them. She seems to just love everyone and everyone loves her.
I am Joe! Joe is in a small way the rebellious one. She wants to experience life on her own but still likes to come home. She wants to aspire to something, but she never feels like she quite measures up to her own expectations. She also thrives in the shadow of goodness created by Meg but is also strong enough to make her own imprint on the world.
Cierra is Beth! What else can I say? Cierra is completely and totally Beth! Beth loves to be home and doesn't need others around her to be entertained. She loves doing her own thing and is fine if she is the only one doing it. She has a kind heart and is always concerned about the welfare of others. She likes it when everyone is home, not because she needs to have them with her, but because of the comfort and safety everyone home brings.
Haylie is Amy! Amy is the crazy little sister that Joe both adores and wants to knock some sense into. Amy is the most beautiful and most visual talents of all the sisters. She is the one whose goals are 1) to marry rich and 2) to fall in love. She instead 1) falls in love and 2) he is a rich man. Amy is the joy of the family.
I love my sisters and will never forget the memories that have been made with love through the years! I miss you so much girls!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Taps

Yesterday I auditioned for an advanced clogging class. Since I wanted to skip the two classes that you are suppose to take before the advanced class, beginning and intermediate, I had to go specifically to the professor, Brother Larsen, and show him "what I can do." I was really nervous for this audition and got to the Kirkham building a half an hour early. I practiced some of my more impressing stuff and at two o' clock I nervously knocked on the door to his office. We talked for a bit and my nerves started to quiet as I realized how nice he was. He asked me to show him a Canadian, I laced up my shoes and did the step that I proudly conquered at twelve, he was impressed. He told me that in this class we will be learning Doubly Doublies and Pull-Backs. He asked me if I knew what these were. Instead of answering I showed him and my self-esteem grew with his praising "Wow." He then went on to say that he thought I would be perfect for the class and in fact if I wouldn't mind being there to help him out with struggling students. I was so excited and promised I would. As a walked back to my apartment I was on cloud nine! There was no reason for me to be scared and I was now going to be able to continue doing something I loved and helping others to do the same!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Picture Catch Up!!

Here are all the pictures that should have gone with all of my last posts!
Enjoy
WEBER HIGH ALUMNI!
My two, very tall, little sisters!

Jer's half birthday!
Cookie Dough Consumption!
The Four Real Angels of 209!
The Four Snow Angels of 209!




Snow!! I love Snow, Snow, Snow!






This is my amazingly cute pumpkin from Halloween!








Sunday, November 16, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN!!!!


First off I figured out how to upload picture yipee!! Second, today was the most Amazing Guy in the worlds birthday. I know I have talked about him a lot but he is that wonderful!:) I am so glad that today Sean Timothy Marsden was born because my life would be a lot different without him! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sean!!! Thank you for being you and for treating me so good! Sleep well and Happy Birthday.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

OnE yEaR aGo ToDaY!

One year ago today I was in The Beauty and Beast play at Weber High School.
One year ago today I was faced with a big choice.
One year ago today I saw the Marsden family as they watched the play.
One year ago today I drove Sean home.
One year ago today I was kissed by my boyfriend.
One year ago today I made my friend Heidi deaf from screaming with excitement.
One year ago today I couldn't stop smiling and,
To this day..... I haven't stopped!

The Best Gift

I am so horrible at keeping up on this blog, I am so sorry! So my birthday was on the eighth of November and it was wonderful. My roommate’s half birthday is November sixth and since we won't be in college for her real birthday, May sixth, we celebrated her half. This birthday celebration included cake, ice cream, and mass consumption of cookie dough. So basically it was a girl's dreams come true!
On Friday I was given the best gift ever. Sean gave me a trip home to see my family. There was nothing else that he could have given me that would have meant that much. I had talked to him over and over about how much I missed my family and to prove how different Sean is from other boys, he actually listened. It was just me and him on the ride home and we passed it playing all types of games, which I won, and talking about ourselves. Now I have known Sean for a long time and it was so wonderful to hear more about everything about him and his life. Margie if you read this I just want you to know that your son thinks the world of you!
After three and a half hours I was home. I walked into my house heard my Mom's voice and the instantly the waterworks started. Two of my three best friends rushed me and I was in the biggest hug with my two, not so little any more, sisters. I swear they each grew a foot and I am now officially the shortest person in my family. I next hugged my Mom and we were both in tears with me apologizing for crying and her telling me that she was glad that I still liked coming home. I looked up to see my hero looking at me. I walked up to my Dad and gave him a hug missing the smell that seems to always be on his clothes.
Everything else that weekend passed in a blur. I saw the much missed friends and caught up on who was dating who. I also went to Tyson Price's farewell and it was wonderful to see the legendary Jared Zemcik once again. The ride to my home away from home was again wonderful. When I walked in the door no one was home but with my room all decorated, a letter from Alex, and flowers from my cousins it was like walking in to comfort.
It is true what they say! You never miss something until you lose it. Now I haven't lost my family, but my sisters are no longer in the next room, my Dad is not outside, and my Mom isn't checking on me. I miss it I really truly do! Thank you so much Mom for putting up with me all those years. I have never not know that I was loved by you, but last weekend I truly felt and began to understand the love that only a Mother can have for her child. I Love You Mom and the rest of the family, and Lindsey... you had better be home before me when I go home for Thanksgiving because being home without you there is getting really hard. I love you all and will forever be grateful that the Lord felt the need to place me with such an amazing family.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's SNOWING

We had our first official snow fall up here today!! It was wonderful! I love the snow so much. There is just something about snow that makes you realize that there has to be something more than this life. It is like a little gift from God letting us know that He is aware of us and just want to make sure we know that He is thinking of us. Once again as soon as I figure out how to post pictures I will send you all the fun pictures my roommates and I took! I love you all and remember that we all have a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to come back to his loving arms more than anything!
Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
---Democritus

Monday, November 3, 2008

Championship Soccer Game!

After many weeks of practice, hard work, and educating people that no, you cannot pick up the soccer ball with your hands, my team actually made it to the Championship Soccer Game for our league. It was a game filled with very close goals, penalty shots, and learning that half of our competitors were from Bulgaria. At the end of the first half the score was 0-0 and things were looking interesting. Well it so happened that one of our players got fouled in the opposing team’s penalty box and we were awarded a direct kick. For those of you not aware of the soccer lingo a direct kick, also known as a penalty kick or PK, means that an individual goes one on one with the goalie. Our team picked our best forward to take the shot. Sean Marsden stepped up to the ball, concentrating hard on the opportunity given him and realizing that this shot might just be the one chance his team had to win the gameJ He slowly sized up the goalie, took aim, and let the ball fly. There was nothing the goalie could do. The ball was in and we were up 1-0. Of course within a couple of minutes our goalie got a call for elbowing one of the other team’s player while they both went for the ball. Yeah I think that was a dumb call too. Once again for those of you who don't quite understand, calling a foul on the goalie is like calling a foul on the quarterback, it just doesn’t happen. The other team took their direct kick and made it. So the game ended 1-1 and you can't end a championship soccer game with a tie. The game went to s shoot out and we didn't score any of our five shots and they scored three so they automatically won. Some people would say, “You didn't win? Well that's sad.”All I can say to that is this season was one of the most fun-filled seasons of my life!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hey everyone remeber there is a 24 hour fast tomorrow, November 3rd, for the passing of Proposition 8. Everyone please fast if you can and keep those people who will be voting in California in your prayers. "Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God" and "the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children." Pray for yourself, for those you do not know, for you children, and the Church, because Proposition 8 will affect us all.

Happy Halloween

****Before I even start writing I'm sending out a disclaimer that because of procrastination this message is going to be very very long!****
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! I am not a big fan of Halloween, I know sad. I love all the haunted houses and everyone getting all dressed up but Halloween just loses some of its charm when I no longer have to hike up the hill by my house so I can "earn" the candy that I will receive from my ever generous neighbors. I wasn't very excited for Halloween this year and thought it would be a drag, oh man was I wrong. I have never milked a holiday so much. I swear I celebrated Halloween all week.
It first started on Wednesday going to The Haunted Mill with me and my roommates. We all took dates and I was lucky enough to get the best looking and nicest guy of the bunch, Sean Marsden. The haunted house was extremely terrifying! I don't like to be scared and so it was wonderful to have Sean there. Between having a dance battle with a goblin and pulling a "that's what she said" through all the scary parts Sean got both me and my wonderful roommate Heidi through the mill safely. After The Haunted Mill all of us went to my dorm lounge and watched this movie called The Cave. It was pretty good except Sean called the movie half way through. I hate, and love, when he does that. The actual Halloween day was really fun for me. Now others may think that carving pumpkins the day of Halloween is lame and pointless but to me, who loves carving pumpkins and hasn't got to for a really long time, it was a dream come true. Sean, Jordan Thorpe (Sean's roommate) and me all carved pumpkins, and although Sean will argue I definitely think mine was the best. When I figure out how to posts pictures I will show you guys them and let you be the true judge.
After I got Sean and Jordan home after a very intense night of knifes and pumpkin guts the real fun began. Here in Perkins Dorms my roommates and I have really connected with two other apartments of girls because of this we decide to have a girl’s night in our dorm. Now, you have not experienced college until you fit nine girls into the living room of a dorm. This is something I will never forget. We stayed up late watching What Happens in Vegas and Twenty-Seven Dresses. All in all it was a wonderful night.
Now here is a question. Why should Halloween end with Halloween?:) After waking up to go to Sean’s soccer game, which he won! GO HAWKS! My roommates came up with a plan to rent a scary movie and go to a field to watch it. Well Sean is at this point basically considered one of the roommates so it was automatic that he would be coming. Soon Heidi also had a guy friend named Andrew coming and we were all at Hollywood Video searching for the perfect movie. We were looking for what felt like hours until Sean started turning each move over and reading the back. He finally picked one up called Cry Wolf and said “Guys we have to watch this one it looks good!” Well no one can argue with Sean when he says something is good and we didn’t need to because it did look good. We rented it and headed out into the recently harvested potato fields of Rexburg, Idaho.
After getting most of the dirt from the field we hiked through in our shoes, we spread out our blankets and began to watch. We were about ten minutes into the movie when low and behold it started to rain. Go figure! We hurried and ran to the cars, getting even more dirt in our shoes, and all six of us cramped into my Silver Chevy Cavalier. We got about three fourths of the way through the movie when it was time for curfew so we booked it home. In my opinion there is no possible way to start a scary movie and not end it that night so me and my girls finished watching it. That is where the story of my Halloween week ends because at this moment all my roommates are sleepily making it to their beds to dream of Cry Wolf and the victims of the movie. Goodnight all and don't forget to set your clocks back for day light savings!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Nerves, engagement rings, and college life

I'm a little nervous. This is my first attempt at a blog and hopefully I do everything right. I'm still trying to work out the little kinks but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Now I better make something clear before my family starts calling me and asking questions. I am not engaged, in fact no one I know is. However, my roommates, me, and the girls in both 208 and 207 thought we were going to die when Whitney came back from Utah with a ring on her left hand. The questions came out faster than any boy could comprehend. Of course we were all girls so we all understood everything that was being said. Soon the whole story came out. Whitney went down to Utah and met a friend of about five years down there. They didn't have anything really to do and so they went to the Provo temple. Anyway while they were walking around they somehow, I don't know all the details, wound up on a bench together. He pulled out the ring and asked her.......if she would wait for him on his mission!!! Only in Utah folks, only in Utah. She said yes and is now proudly wearing a very beautiful ring. So that just gives you a little taste of what life is like at college. I hope eveyone is doing well and as soon as I figure out how to post pictures I let everyone see how life at college really is! Goodnight to all and I love you!