Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Brief Summary

I haven't been good at blogging, but I'm not sure anyone reads this anyway:) So here's a summary of my Sophomore year so far... in Pictures!

JOHN MAYER CONCERT
love my girls

LABOR DAY PAINT WAR
so fun

LAKE TAHOE ROAD TRIP
beautiful


BYU FOOTBALL
the back of the shirt says im a cougar...get it?

HALLOWEEN-- GOLDFISHIES
love you:)


FLANNEL 5K WITH ALEXA
she did great in her first 5k

So these pictures do not account for all the homework and the studying.. but besides that they're pretty accurate! Oh and next semester I will be studying abroad in London!! Only a few months left in the country!!

-Elise

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Mexico Summer :)

Goodbye BYU, hello Santa Fe!!



Summer is here and I am so excited to be home. One of my best friends, Kim, was amazing enough to take the long 10 hour drive from Provo to Santa Fe with me. We made it in 9 and a half hours! haha We went boating (yay skiing) and saw Toy Story 3 for my birthday. I am officially 19. We explored rustic downtown and some ancient Indian ruins. My friends surprised me for my birthday and took me to a Kris Allen/Green River Ordinance concert in Albuquerque!! They're so fun:) Now that Kim has left, I spend my summer days going to the gym, relaxing by the pool or doing manual labor in my backyard; It's great!! I love my family, I love my friends and I am loving life!!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Apartment, New Term--- Spring



It has been very interesting moving out of the dorms and into an apartment!! I love the new independence, but i miss all my freshmen buddies!! This is Shawn and she will be my roommate in the fall and winter; I miss her and I love her soooo much!
Spring term is WEIRD! There is no one on campus and the classes cramp so much stuff into such a short amount of time. I am taking New Testament, Mission Prep and Art History- I love all my classes!! My Mom and my sister got to come see me this weekend and it was so nice! My day with little Emily was perfect!Friday we went to the dinosaur museum, the imax theater and the park. Saturday I went to Lagoon with my best friend Blake all day, it was a blast!! Now I have Thursday to look forward to when I get my wisdom teeth out, ugh!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's all mine!

This blog has served its purpose as a wonderful tool in my English 150 class at BYU and is now all mine to write whatever I desire! Hopefully I will be good at updating it regularly with information about my life at BYU and beyond!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Not Just Another Good Book


Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza is so much more than a story; it is the written transformation of a soul. This book took my breath away. The word that best describes this deep and humbling tale would have to be inspiring. Every time I read I wanted to be a better person and what more could you ask for from a book?
I recommend this book to anyone who is mature enough to handle the brutality and gruesomeness of ethnic cleansing. If you want to read Left to Tell it is vital that you look past the written words and see deeper into the lessons that Immaculee Ilibagiza is trying to share. Immaculee’s story changed my perspective on life in so many ways. I was deeply humbled by the great faith and fervor of this great young woman. Immaculee was able to find happiness, peace and forgiveness while living through evil. Reading her thoughts made me re-evaluate myself and change my way of thinking. I live life with greater gratitude in everyday things. Left to Tell has also sparked an interest in current ethnic cleansings around the world and what I can do to help. This book is truly motivational; though horror and terror are prevalent, the focus of this book is the power in finding God. Even though Immaculee Ilibagiza is not of my faith, I felt the power of my Heavenly Father in every sentence I read. This heartrending, inspirational narrative cannot do you wrong; read it!