Saturday, December 25, 2004


beautiful home
beautiful snow
beautiful ward
beautiful family
beautiful friends

what a wonderful day to be alive

so lissa called me and apparently they got snow in their part of texas last night. poor sarah i'm sure she's upset. :) yeah so they haven't had snow since 1989 and it didn't stick on the ground that time, so it's pretty amazing what's going down for them right now.

i wish everyone the merriest of christmases!


Monday, December 20, 2004


"i used to have a secret admirer, in second grade. he always signed it "love your secret admirer, and then his name"
"oh did you ever find out who he was?"

"stop making nazi jokes. it offends the germans"
"why would the germans care?"

"i really like your belt! it freakin' has your name on it!"
"yeah... my dad got it made for me in some third world country"

so yeah...
my friends are brilliantly funny.
gotta love me.

Sunday, December 19, 2004


i'm home
super weird huh?
but wonderful at the same time
but sad at the same time
so weird.
my room isn't my room anymore.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

sweet life

so aaron flew in yesterday to go to the mtc. it's been nice to see him here. weird because i'm supposed to be calling him "elder" or "elder mccullough" instead of aaron.
so robbie bullough, sam noble, and i picked him up from the airport. i tried to hug aaron because i forgot but luckily he was on his toes and shoved his hand out so i got the friendly missionary hand shake lol.
he looks so different with his hair short and parted. i can't remember how long ago he wore it like that... maybe eighth grade? but then he looks more mature too so he is starting to look like his dad so it's confusing. does he look old or young? lol :)
then robbie, reed, aaron, and i hung out. we were going to go to salt lake to look at everything on temple square, but that never worked out.
reed, aaron, and laura jakeman came over to my house for dinner. that was nice. we played some games. we tried to go to squaw peak (for the view of course!) but it was closed because of winter weather conditions on the twisty mountain road.
this morning aaron, robbie, chris jacobson and i went to the temple. aaron wasn't able to baptize me because he's already been set apart and they can't touch girls, but he'll be able to baptisms when he's in the mission field, just not in the temple doing proxy work. so aaron did robbie and chris did me. that was still alright though. it was cool to have a friend that is my age doing it. it was a really nice experience.
then we all ate breakfast together.
we're meeting back up together sometime before noon. reed, robbie, and i are going to pretend to be aaron's family and we're going to drop him off at the mtc and do all of those family missionary mtc things.
i've kind of been neglecting my finals while aaron has been here. but i still have time. i've already finished three and i only have four left, and one is just a written thing that i have to email.
i love living so close to the temple. i've been able to go four times already while i've been out here. i used to only be able to go twice a year! see, there are perks to utah
i'm so excited about being home soon! i am completely, utterly PSYCHED about seeing everyone again.

i love you all!

Thursday, December 9, 2004

could you cry a little?

so the guy that i like the most definitely does not like me back.
i thought he might but apparently he's just really nice.
he did flirt with me a bit but then he apologized to one of my friends to tell me that he was sorry so yeah... i thought that he was just being polite, but apparently he apologized because he just didn't want to lead me on.
sad story.

i'm still going to learn german though.

free free!

wootie toot and a woot scoot!
i totally just got home from my last class
all i have left is finals and then i'm free to be home!
i kind of wish that my dad hadn't purchased my plane tickets so early because i totally could be flying out of utah wednesday afternoon or evening, but alas my tickets don't take me home until saturday.
i'll get over it
i love everyone from home!!!

Monday, December 6, 2004

christmas devotional

people it was so awesome!
i sat next to elder ballard!
within nine seats of me in any direction were eyring, nelson, oaks, uchtdorf, bednar, holland, and hales.
i shook hands and was introduced to president hinkley's son, richard, bednar, and ballard.
i don't know where scott, perry, wirthlin, or packer were. they must have been sitting elsewhere.
i was so tired though! i kept almost dozing off but i couldn't let myself because i was sitting next to an apostle. however when the choir sang their song where the three verses began with either still, still, still and then sleep, sleep, sleep and then dream, dream, dream i tell you what it was brutal to stay awake.
i really like the talks that the first presidency gave though
elder ballard told me that i had a beautiful voice and that i should keep singing.
it was so cool they have a totally special glow
i felt so silly though because i was so excited to see them and wanted to meet them and shake their hands and got so excited about seeing them that you could definitely tell that i was not from utah!
richard hinkley knew eric boyce because he was his mission president so that was kind of fun
brother bednar and sister bednar went to purdue and went to the institute and their time their overlapped a bit of the time that my parents were there! how boss.
i had a lot of fun with dan - he's cool.
jacob jackson is talking to me again!

i only have:
four days of school
two reading days
one sunday
five days of finals

shrek 2 holding out for a hero

this is melissa and my theme song right now

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet


Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Watching me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood


Saturday, December 4, 2004


so i was reading a friend's thing online and they said (this was a guy by the way)

"ah, women... they make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."

just wondering how you boys and girls feel about that.