Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcoming Softball Season!!!!

January went by so fast and now it's time for games!!! We have our first games (we always play double-headers) on Saturday February 6th against HPU! They are going to be some intense games! I'm still working back into throwing so I don't know how much or if I will be playing on Saturday but I'm still so excited. If I do get to play on Saturday it will be my first time playing at the collegiate level (since I didn't play last year)!!! Depending on how this weeks practice turns out I could be playing a little bit :) I hope that I can at least play a few innings. I'm looking into getting the games recorded so that I can send it to those who want to can see them, let me know if you want to watch the games.

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point and continues to bless my life everyday! I wouldn't be here without all of the wonderful people who have helped me along the way. All the hard work is paying off :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year, New Semester

Well everybody it is a new year and a new semester, so that means new goals and new adventures!! I am back in Hawaii after a two week break in which I went home to Utah. I loved being home and honestly did not want to leave, I definately could have used another week or two...or three lol. I spent alot of time with the family and some of my close friends. I loved being in the cold and wearing my winter clothes!! haha, silly and weird I know ;)

I had an interesting flight back to Hawaii, I ended up getting stuck in Portland overnight. My flight was an hour late leaving SLC so therefore I was late getting to Portland and missed my connection. There weren't anymore flight going to the islands that day so I had so spend the night in Portland. It ended up being really fun! I met a girl from my school, Sara, that had the same problem, the airlines put us up in a hotel and gave us some money for food. We spent the day together and ended up sharing a room, it was really fun to get to know her and now were good friends. It's fun seeing her around campus and laughing about our night in Portland.

One of the highlights though was this older couple we met. They were on our flight and ended up missing their connection to Maui. They are from Missouri and were headed to Maui to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They are catholic and the husband was actually a minister. They were the cutest couple and were so happy even though they were losing a day in Maui because of the flight complications. One thing I learned from them is that as long as you have a positive outlook on life and realize that Heavenly Father makes things happen for a reason, nothing will ever dampen your day!!! Because of that and being able to laugh with them it changed my whole perspective. What had been an inconvenience ended up being a really fun adventure!

School has started and I'm taking Economics 201, English 201, Psychology 111, Biology 100 and D&C II. It's going to be another busy semester, especially with softball, but I'm going to enjoy it! We have started up practice again and are getting ready for our first game on February 6th. While I was home I went and saw our doctor and got my back fixed up. I feel so much better!!! I'm throwing agian, hitting and taking infield :D. It feels so good to actually be playing and practicing with my team. I'm really excited for this season and think we are going to do really well.

I hope everybody is doing great! It was so good to see everybody over christmas break, I can't wait to see you again in the summer :D. I Love you all, keep in touch!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Video - Birthday Diner at Breakers

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Here is one of the videos we took while at Breakers. It was really funny when they sang happy birthday to me because all the people in the resturant started singing along and yelling (it's a small resturant). It was so fun and I'm so grateful for the great friends I have here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birthday #19 - Night

The day of my birthday was a school day so we didn't do much because we all had homework. We went to the soccor game and then that night we made my favorite cake (german chocolate) and then just did homework. It was fun making the cake and it was delicious. However becasue my birthday was in the middle of the week we decided we would make it a week long birthday, spreading activities throughout the week. It was the funnest week.



Don't worry I didn't eat that big of a bite...or the whole cake :)
Me, Kaitlyn Schooff

Kaitlyn Schooff, Me

Kaitlyn Schooff, Me
The next big outting was for my 19th birthday!! The Friday after my birthday we went to Haliewa and had diner at a resturant called Breakers. They have some really good hamburgers (as far as Hawaii has to offer) and they have the yummiest brownie and ice cream dessert!! I went to diner with my friends Kaitlyn Schooff, Katresha Veaze, and Cody Teeples. We had so miuch fun, and yes they did embarrass me by singing happy birthday, but it was really funny too, there's a video of it posted below.

Thank you everyone for all of your birthday wishes through phone and email, they really ment a lot to me. I love you all!!!


Kaitlyn Schooff, Katresha Veazie

The most delicious brownie dessert ever!!!

(left) Me, Cody Teeples
(right) Katresha Veazie, Kaitlyn Schooff
Me, Cody Teeples

Kaitlyn Schooff, Me

I had one of the best birthdays ever, thank you to Kaitlyn and Katresha for making it so fun even though I was away from home!!! You guys are amazing!!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Beautiful Maunawilli Falls!!

Hey everyone!! Sorry I haven't been as good about keeping my blog posted this semester. So I'm going to catch everyone up with whole bunch of posts, to begin....

Maunawilli Falls!!
It's about a 30-45 minute hike in to where the waterfall is. It's natural water and there are three different levels that you can jump off; the pool at the bottom is really deep. It is one of the prettiest hikes I've been on, I can't wait to go again and actually have time to spend exploring all the different side trails along the hike. I went with two of my best friends Kaitlyn Schooff and Katresha Veazie and her fiance Landon. It was so fun to jump off the falls...even if I did get sick from getting to much water in my head...but besides that it was amazing. The hike wasn't hard at all until we got to the stairs, they're huge!!! but here are some pictures for you to see what it looks like :)

Katresha Veazie, Landon Portor, Kaitlyn Schooff, ME

the killer stairs!!! It's so beautiful and after you hike up the first waterfall there is a second one up above it that you can't see unless your above this one. However I didn't get any pictures this time, but I will for sure next time!

Friday, October 23, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JADON!!!!!

I just want to put a special note in for my brother Jadon. Today is his 11th birthday!! I can't believe how much he's grown up and that he will be getting the preisthood in a year. Jadon I love you so much and I am so glad that you are my little brother. I love watching you play sports, especially baseball, and to see your love for the game. You are so fun to be with and are always laughing. I miss you alot and can't wait to see you at Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and it is everything you want it to be. Know that you are loved by all those around you.

Love your sister,

Shiri