to start 2012 off we continued our tradition of MLKJ Day Eve:

the Spring semester of last year in Logan was da bomb. but really though, fun EVERYDAY ALL DAY. we spent a lot of time on top of mountains and exploring and dancing and just being weird. i miss those times and those ppl.

then the summer came which sometimes i have a hard time remembering what even happened during the summer of 2012. i spent it in Evanston, WY working and being with family that i don't usually get to be with very much. it wasn't the best of summers but it was still pretty great. Chaser came home from his mission in June and we hung out tonz, well as much as we could being two hours apart. i ran the Ragnar which was so much fun and i also ran a half marathon in August, the two medals i have make me feel cooler than they should.
school came and i went from Evanston to Logan (still two hours away). i spent a weekend with Chase and his family camping. we said goodbye to our Mia who was stolen by San Fran. my roommates (of last year, i still call them that) and i made some noobish music videos and continued our freshman year dance legacy by dancing to all the things and playing waterpong and skinny dipping, etc. Carrie and i also continued spice nights and we built some cool blanket forts and stuff. i went on a wicked awesome canyoneering trip with my dad and bro to California where we jumped off cliffs. i had my 20th birthday and i almost got a 4.0 in school, so close. my dad and i took Chase canyoneering in Zion's in October and it was kind of a failure with the weather but we still had a blast.
Carrie Bird got her mission call to Tennessee and we went for a bike ride in the cold. i moved home after the semester ended only to find out my family is moving to Canada real soon and i'll be homeless-ish. it'll be an adventure. Christmas parties and Christmas came and went way too fast like always. but we did get a white Christmas! i went with Chase's family down to St. G after Christmas and laughed for a few days, they crack me up. and then the year was over, just like that. 

2012, you were good!


tis the season to,

be in love, buy mini Christmas trees, take pics of every other handmade lantern because they are the best part of going to Temple Square, make Christmas cards & Christmasy treats, act out the Nativity scene with your family while your Gpa reads from the book of Luke (always hilarious), & get that typical photo in front of the temple & lights.

""And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed"...that's a direct quote from Obama"

-my Grandpa

North Vancouver, British Columbia

i guess you just never really know what's coming.
my parents announced to us a couple of days ago that they are moving to Canada in February.
people only ever joke about moving to Canada. But they are really doing it. i'm excited for them, my little sisters are excited for the adventure. i think i'm the one having a harder time about it since my family will now be a 17 your car ride away from me. i have my ups and downs, i'll be crying one minute & researching "NorVan" the next in excitement. but that's just how girls are, right? anyway, just as i move back home and get settled in i find out i'm gonna have to pack it up again here in a month or so. but, i did get a passport yesterday so that's exciting! it's gonna be way fun to visit them, it's like a resort where they're going. this is a big change, in fact, there are a lot of changes coming. my family's leaving the country & Carrie's going to Tennessee a month later. i still have my brother and sister-in-law & lots of family around here, & Chase of course.
Ohhhh Caaaanadaaaa!


Nashville, Tennessee

my best friend is going to serve a mission! i'm so excited for her but am seriously going to miss her so freaking bad. come March 27th i'm gonna be one sad girl.
(the last three photos were taken by Carrie's dad)

she has such a strong testimony & will do amazing work for the people in Tennessee. i'm so proud of her. LOVE YOU CARRIE! we'll be the best of friends for life, but really though.


Starry Night

why choose Utah State? pfff, for a million reasons. 
i attended this last night and boy was it amazing. a group of friends here at Utah State got together and showcased their many musical talents for us to enjoy on campus. Christmas music via piano, banjo, guitar, whistling, cello plus their unique voices. it was seriously incredible, i had goose bumps the entire time. the best part was when the finale ended up being Sister Winter, one of my favorite holiday songs:
i think Carrie was getting annoyed by me because i kept leaning over to her like "that was amazing" "ah, sister winter!" the entire night. it was just that good, they should record & make an album!
anyway, the whole time i just kept thinking, Utah State is the coolest. there are some really great people in this little town. Logan is a magical place & everyone here would agree that there's no other place quite like it. some of my best memories so far are from the time i've spent here with the people that i've met. i really feel like i found myself here and grew so much.
(aaaand i'll always be an Aggie, nothing else)


cruisin town.

we took some Aggie Blue Bike beach cruisers out for spin today. it was FREEZING, but way fun. then we found this viney brick wall on campus and took way too many pictures. typical chazz.



i just really love this video, and i really love Christmas time. and that couple is just the cutest aren't they?
i also love this song:



these people are crazy!

i can do the jumping stuff but not the flipping/parkour stuff, this video gave me a heart attack just watching it! but also made me want to hit up the Upper and Lower Jump Trip's again in California.

three good nights.

Friday night skating with my Carrie.
Saturday night bowling & climbing date with my favorite person.
Sunday night Christmas sweater party round two with the crew from last year, minus a few friends plus a couple newbies. See round one here.


a little late night skating.

we're such noobs.
what am i going to do when she's on a mission??