Thursday, October 15, 2009

"I'm having a bad week; I miss my mom" no MORE!


my MOMMA is comin'!! Unfortunately, my dad works. And has to take care of ma famille. I mean, who expects Ant and Angie to driving Shelby to and from school and tennis practice and everywhere else that girl's heart desires along with pay the bills?!

My mom and dad at Anthony, Benjamin, and Angie's graduation this spring. What a cute photograph. I love my parents. They're awesome.

So this past week has been pretty awesome. As always. Well..stressful, but fun nonetheless. COURTNEY and her beau Nate were here for unfortunate circumstances, but I got to see them! They drove in Saturday night and I got to hang out with them for the next few days and spent almost the whole day with Courtney on Monday! I had a blast seeing them and it definitely was a highlight in my week. (heh heh..)

This is a photograph of me teaching Court my tap dance! Notice her large belly. Crazy!!
So that was great. That was on Sunday. Sunday I also attended a "Cheese and Cider" formal affair in a guys hall, hence my formal attire. Although I only was able to attend for 20 minutes or so, I had a good time. Man, I just realized that I am going backward in my story! Dang it. Well whatever. Saturday I went to D.I with my friends who are in the hall that had the party (they call their hall "the Dude Ranch"), Nick and Matt, mainly to get Nick and I clothes for a Mystery Date Night thing I invited him to for his birthday. So we were at D.I just looking around, when Nick decided to buy a couch!

Yes, this is the couch that he got. For only $10. I was impressed not only with that deal, not only because there were no holes in the inside which would mean that there were drugs stored in it, but mainly because it fit inside of my car. Well, Explorer. But a small one. So when it was shoved into my car and there was room for Nick's feet in the front, I felt proud to have a car that fits a full couch that can seat 4 people. Hurray for my car!!

So this Mystery date thing I went to with Nick was alot of fun. My name was Mary Jane Loveall and he was Fidel Fletchon..? So I was suppose to be a weirdo volunteer for a museum that dressed like a librarian and carried a huge bag. During the game, I was being questioned because the Parrot Jar was stolen from the museum and they were thinking I had it in my large bag, so this guy across from me says, "Are you from Texas?" because of the size of my bag. However, I was completely thrown off gaurd because yes, I am from Texas! But was my character? Was he asking me as a real person or the person I was playing? How did he know I was from Texas? Is my character from Texas?? All of these questions came buzzing through my mind and I just sat there turning red and stuttering. Hahaha. It was priceless. So after the game I told them I really WAS from Texas and that's why I reacted so strangely. It was really funny though. Nick got a good laugh WHILE I stuttered. Hahaha. Fortunately and unfortunately, neither of us was the thief. This is a photograph of Nick and I before we went inside; already in character!

So that's been my week lately. I took my intro to interiors test today and passed. It felt good. Friday I have NO classes!!! My Navajo teacher canceled class, so what can ya do? Why, you ask? J'ai ne sais pas! All I care about is being able to spend the whole day with mi madre!!! YESSS.
I love yall and don't worry, I miss you too.
Love always,
devan rose

Thursday, October 8, 2009

You make me happy.

So alot of things have happened since the last post...
I had my first tap dance test. From left to right: me, Christy, and Kristina performed our dance and we did pretty well!! And we looked good. And that's an important thing when dancing.

Native American DAY!! Every 4th Friday in September!! I decided to throw a party in the basement of my hall. It was pretty tight. We made headdresses, had facepaint and a bow and arrow to practice our shooting, and Aunt Mazie and I made little fry breads and so everyone could enjoy the amazingness of Native Americans.

For FHE, we hiked the Y! This was right before, so as you can tell we went when the sun was going down. Luckily I told Roland to bring a flashlight, because it would have been kind of difficult walking up an incline in the dark. Afterward we went to the Creamery on 9th and enjoyed some original ice creammmm. :-)

So my first home BYU Football game EVER. It was exciting. My non-rotating seats are unfortunately right next to bad company, so I was invited to sit by my new friends Scott and Nick from Budge, which isn't in our ward. I met them at the stairs! Haha.

This is my intramural volleyball team. As you can see, we all like to flex our guns. But seriously, I love these girls! They're soo fun and crazy. Our team name is (obviously) "Good Lookin'".
My internet is being kind of ridiculous so I will update this asap!! And say more. But just wanted to let yall in on a little bit of what has been going on!! Love you and I hope this helped a little bit..!
Love, devan rose.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a great day to be alive.

Today was surprisingly not an incredibly sucky Monday as Monday's usually are, thanks to many awesome things that happened.
1. It RAINED!!!! I have missed the rain since I've left Texas. Not that it rains consistently or anything there, but it rains at least once every few weeks or so. So the rain added humidity and it made me happy. Later on after FHE my friend Michelle from next door wanted to go frolick in the rain, so Elizabeth and I got our flip flops on and ran around outside for a bit and practiced our tap dancing skills singing "I'm singin' in the rain".

2. I got a scary text from my roommate Elizabeth that said "MOTHER OF PEARL CALL ME ASAP!!!!!" This frightened me, because I didn't know what she was freaking out about. So when I checked my phone after she had called and left me a text I had just gotten to Navajo which is after my tap dancing class. I was kind of nervous and kind of hungry so I left class (luckily I got there a little bit early and my teacher doesn't mind people coming in a little late) and called her, very curious to know what she was freaking out about. She began screaming in my ear and to make a long story short (too late..), a guy that's in our ward (and is very..not-unattractive) had called her and asked if her and I wanted to go to the World of Dance performance on Thursday with him and his roommate (who is also pretty cute and a lot of fun). Guess what Elizabeth said.

Why? Because we had already purchased tickets a few weeks ago. But who turns down a DATE?
Luckily this brain fart was fixed when she called her mom and told her-all giddy and what-not- and her mom demanded that she call him back and say yes and give the tickets to someone else. Thankfully Elizabeth is very obedient and called him back and said yes. PHEW! She almost blew BOTH of our chances to have a date. lol. I almost killed her when she told me that part. Thankfully she fixed what she messed up. That is a huge relief.
3. I got my package from MOM! She just sent it on Saturday so I wasn't expecting it until Tuesday or Wednesday (the worst days of the week), but to make my Monday even better I went to the mailbox and I had a cute little red slip that told me that I had a package waiting! I could barely contain my joy as I walked back to my dorm, eager to rip it open. I was not dissapointed whatsoever. :-D Towels, my calender, brownies (which I don't need but are well appreciated), my all-sports pass, two packs of gum, some quarters for laundry, a Texas picture frame to show Texas pride, my dress that needed to be fixed, and some extra cash. Aren't moms just the best? I know mine is. I love you, MOM!!!

4. I found out that the math test that I have to take's last day to do is on SATURDAY thanks to! :-D I thought it was Wednesday. PHEW!!!!!
5. Elizabeth's chair was replaced! It was broken since the semester started, so she's had to either sit on the very edge of the side of the seat, or be on her knees, or use mine if it wasn't being used.
So now we don't have to worry about completely breaking the chair by sitting on it.
Last week Elizabeth and I made ICE! Everyone was complaining that their mini-freezers inside of their fridges didn't work, but I decided to test that theory. And ALAS! They were soo wrong.

We also have the best greeting on our mini-cork board under our door number.

AND to top off this week, President Monson is speaking at our devotional TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday we have another intramural volleyball game! We won our first game on Friday! Sweet!! I am having SUCH a great time here meeting new people and seeing friendships grow. This is me, Elizabeth, and my new friend/math tutor, Palmer, who knew Elizabeth because she was his seminary teacher's niece. haha.

It's such an amazing experience and it all has happened for a reason. It hits me every time I think about my indecision about schools almost a year ago that I was really supppose to be here. Not just at BYU-Provo, but in Helaman Halls with the girls in my hall, the guys in my ward, and my amazing roommate. All of the stress and confusion that I went through was well-worth it. I've met people here who don't realize that they're here for a purpose, and it's great to share with them my story about the acceptances into all 3 BYU's, the not-feeling-right about BYU-Hawaii, and then the whole chaos of getting a dorm. We're where we are for a purpose. That's something I know is true. I LOVE it here at BYU. I am completely accepting the fact that I am not suppose to be in Hawaii, even though it will be ridiculously cold in 2 months and amazing all year long there, because if I was there, I wouldn't be going on a double date on Thursday with two really cute and really fun guys or be going to the school that's ranked #7 in football (!!!!!!) or be having the best time of my life with my roommate and awesome people from this school.
I love y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!! Send me letters! haha.
Devan Rose

Monday, September 7, 2009

Heck yes.

Hello, everyone! So I convinced myself to get a blog because it's difficult to inform everyone on what's going on in my new life here at BYU, so this should help everyone keep up. As long as they check it. SO! Here we go, starting a blog... I'm excited! Basically I've been making new friends every day, gotten confused in Math 110, been overwhelmed in SFL 102, and mixed up French and Navajo accents in Navajo. Regarding my roommate, Elizabeth...she's...interesting.

Hahaha, jk. She's ridiculously awesome. And somehow she dodged becoming Relief Society President.. But yea. We're tight. It's so fun!! So concerning my dorm, because I'm sure that many of you (if not all) want to see what my dorm looks like! If not...suck it up. haha.

As you can see, I'm using the nightstand thing that Anthony and Angie gave me (that I learned from Courtney is NOT a family heirloom, ANT! hahaha), my bed is MADE (a definite step up from home), and I have an alarm clock that would make me jump for the first few days when it woke me up. I have my bathroom wire basket thing so it's not in the way of the sink that's to the left of this picture..and we have a PLANT. Yes, a plant. And not just any plant; a Bromeliad. It's an "indoor flowering plant", so says it's tag. After much contemplation, Elizabeth and I decided to name her (yes, her! After all, it's a girls dorm..) "Priscilla". Hahahaha.

I definitely think it fits. And this next picture is of my amazing wall that is not finished yet.

And this next picture is just to entertain you and let you know what we do at 2 in the morning on Friday nights: put loads of makeup on (and crazy hair for Elizabeth) and take ridiculous pictures you're embarrassed of the next morning.

So this is the beginning of I hope many to come. If you didn't like it..well, that's your own problem. Sorry. Just doing what I can, being a poor college student and all.. hahaha. Psyche. Love y'all!!
-Devan Rose