Monday, January 17, 2011

Ich bin neunzehn Jahre alt!

It's my birthday and I am nineteen years old! o how I have grown.

Mom asked me what i wanted for my birthday, and I had really no idea. So the girls in my hall who play the ukulele inspired me to ask for one. So, we went to the mall and bought this little beauty and I named her Layla :)

She also got me the pop-up book of the century! Just look at this baby! This is no child's pop up book. I love it so much. The pages include Diagon Alley, Hogwarts (as you can see here) Hagrid's Hut/Forbidden Forrest, Harry retrieving the egg from the Hungarian Horntail, and Harry and Voldemort in the Graveyard in Great Hangleton!

Jacob got me my very own Bean Game, the most amazing photo book full of pictures of us, and an entire cheesecake! He also went to the fabric store with me and took me to dinner at Cafe Rio! He is too good to me.

Harly and Lauren took me to Zupas for lunch, my cousin Ryan and his friends made me brownies, and my parents are taking me to dinner this weekend! Birthdays are so very wonderful!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


The moment we've all been waiting for! Elder Jacob Brogdon had been called to serve in the Germany, Berlin mission! His departure date is March 2. He has been so anxious to get this call and it's so exciting that it's finally here! He is mostly excited that he doesn't have to go to school this semester :) He's still got a lot to prepare before he leaves (like learn German) but he will definitely be an amazing soldier in God's Army! Congrats Jacob!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Well I am now entering my second semester at BYU. I'll admit, before coming to college, I was terrified. I thought that I would have to stay up until 4 am every night studying my brains out. Turns out that's just for the kids who party until 1 am and leave their homework for when they get back. And that is definitely not me.
I'm not gonna lie, I did have a bit more to read and study than I did in high school, but it was nowhere near overwhelming. I am proud to say that I received a 4.0 GPA for my first semester and plan on doing what I can to maintain that. Full tuition scholarship, here I come!
This semester I am taking the following classes:
Book of Mormon (second half)
American Heritage
Sewing (which I am so excited about)
Child Development

15 credits in all so not a bad load. I'm really excited to learn some great stuff that will help me throughout my life. I am praying constantly so that hopefully the Lord will help me out. I know I can use all the help I can get! Go Cougars!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Harry Potter World!

After I graduated, I didn't really get to go on a trip to celebrate this great accomplishment. Instead, my mom agreed to schedule a trip to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure in December. Of course the parks in general were not what interested me. It was the new addition to Islands of Adventure that made me so keen to attend... The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! It was such a magical place. I would have been content to stay there quite a bit longer

On top of that, we got to spend the vacation with the Simmons Family! They were so much fun. I spent half a day just with Jessica and we went on all the water rides because it was raining anyway.
Ellie was also very fun to play with when she wasn't tired:) Her favorite part was Dr. Seuss Land. She rode the Cat in the Hat ride about a million times.

Adam's favorite part was definitely... his grandpa. That little boy could not get enough of this man!