Monday, April 18, 2011

National Champs!!!

Got back from Florida last week and all I have to say is it was the best dance competition ever! Best way to end the season, and possibly my dance team career. I love my Fullerton ladies so much and am so happy we were able to share the experience together. I hope we can all stay in touch and hang out over the summer.

School news: Going to Eugene, OR on Thursday to visit UO with my mom and little sister. Hopefully that will help me decide whether I want to go there or not. I finally heard back from Hawaii (after about 6 months of waiting) and I got a huge tuition decrease for the Western Exchange Program. So now the question is whether I should go there or not... Ughhh I hate having to make these decisions. Hawaii has beautiful whether, lots of culture, and a fun laid back lifestyle. But, Oregon has great athletics, the college campus feel, and cheap living expenses. On the downside, in Hawaii I might get island fever and the lifestyle may be difficult to get used to. Oregon is much too gloomy for my taste and maybe also a bit too earthy for what I'm used to. So, now I am hoping to plan a trip to Hawaii to visit the school (too bad I didn't think about that back in Summer '09 when we were right down the street for vacation). I'll get back to this decision after I am back from my visits!

After I get back from Oregon, it'll only be a few days until my 21st bday :) I'm excited to get together with all of my friends and party the night away! But, I have to make sure to wake up in time the next morning to board my flight to Berkeley!!! I'm stoked to visit Lauren and Katy and celebrate Lauren and my 21st birthdays together! It's gonna be a blast :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

In the Hunt

It's been a while... Deal with it.

I can't believe the break is over and spring semester is about to begin. Among the madness of serving, coaching, dancing, and school, I have found little reflection time. The major thing on my mind is transferring to a 4-year. I've applied to several cal states, u of arizona, u of hawaii, and u of oregon. I might still apply to ut in austin (in hopes that the second time's a charm). Although cal poly slo was the immediate favorite, I've started to lean a bit towards u of oregon. Seems a lot like Boulder (a little less sunshine/snow and a bit more rain... we'll see if i can deal with that) and has everything I look for in a school. It has awesome football (#1 or #2 in the country!), beautiful scenery, a sense of school spirit, is a pretty large school, and has a good kinesiology program. The cheap housing is a plus! You can't find housing that cheap anywhere in cali :( Cal Poly is still in the race. It just lacks in the school spirit and football areas. However, the weather may be a bit more my scene. Arizona is an option as well and is the only school that I have gotten an acceptance from so far. The other schools I am considering are csuf (dad's vote but definitely not mine), csulb (a longshot and not the area i'd like to live in). a sfsu (an awesome area but no school pride either).

So, hopefully I will get into most of those schools and will have my options open. At this point it's a waiting game. Good thing I have a busy semester planned so I'm not anxiously awaiting the next mail delivery.

Time to get some sleep (any free time these days needs to be spent charging up for everything that is to come). Acceptance updates will hopefully be coming soon!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Over the Hump

I can't believe the semester is half way over. I have to admit, I'm ready for it to be over. I want to be done with anatomy and starting COMPETITION SEASON! I can't wait to see my girls hit the floor and to be out there myself once again. There isn't much else to update at the moment. Just getting through school and work for the time being.

My FC dance girls at one of our football games.
I love them so much :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

End of Summer

So, I haven't updated in a while. A lot has happened in the past month. After a couple weeks off of Fullerton Dance and coaching my SM girls, it was time for a little surprise party fun. Jen and I put together a surprise 50th birthday party for my mom. She deserves to not do all the work for once and enjoy time with all her closest friends. We got everything ready: food, drinks, balloons, decorations, an amazing cake, and even some blinging pink shirts to match the party theme! After a martini at dinner and an entire bottle of wine at the party, mom actually seemed pretty with it, tired, but not sick or sloppy. Oh well, it was worth a try :)

I started school this week. I'm taking anatomy, speech, english, and beginning piano. The anatomy is probably going to be the most work I've ever had to do in a class in my life. Speech and english will hopefully be easy, and I'm stoked for piano. I'm running from school to SM song to Fullerton to Saddleback Hospital (Volunteering) to WR to football games at both SM and FC. It's basically nuts, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Oh and HAPPY 25th JEN and HAPPY 50th MOM!
I love you guys <3

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vacation Recap

I got back from vacation Sunday evening, but have been so busy I haven't had a chance to update about the trip. I'm already back to the weekly routine: Wood Ranch, Song, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society meetings, Hospital Volunteer Training, and hopefully seeing friends and family in between. Also, song camp is this weekend. So, I will be in Palm Springs with all my girls and my favorite Eagle coaches Friday-Sunday.

Now, back to last week. Mom, Christine, and I left Saturday morning for Boston. We arrived that evening and spent a few days with 2nd cousin Kristof and the rest of the Mar clan. Boston is incredible. There is so much history and sites to see. I wish we could have had more than just a few days there to see more of the city. One of the most exciting parts of our time in Boston was when we went on a tour of Fenway Stadium. Just after we went to get coffee before the tour, it started pouring. We didn't have time to wait for the rain to pass and had to dash through the rain to get back to the tour. We were soaked. It was all part of the experience!

On Tuesday night, we took the train from Boston to Portland, Maine. We stayed with my mom's cousin Ann for 2 nights. The first night we stayed with her in Portland and the second night we stayed in her condo up in Sugarloaf Ski Resort. I was really hoping we would see some moose while we were there, but unfortunately they didn't come out while we were up there.

On Thursday, we made the long drive from Sugarloaf, Maine to Stowe, Vermont where the family reunion took place. For the next few days we went to the Ben and Jerry's factory, shopping in Montpelier, slid down an alpine slide, rode a gondola to the top of the mountain, and had a family dinner with all 50 or 60 relatives that were there. It was a wonderful vacation and went by way too quickly.

Now, it's back to reality. I'm going to a PTK meeting this afternoon, then song practice right after that. Finally seeing my best friend for a little run/walk around the lake tonight. Possibly going to Disneyland tomorrow, then getting ready for camp on Friday. Adios!

Friday, July 9, 2010


I am leaving for Boston tomorrow! The plan is Boston for a few days, then Maine for a few days, then the family reunion in Stowe, VT. I can't wait! Today, I'm getting a manicure, shopping with Jen, getting my hair cut, having lunch with Kristan, doing a target run, and packing. I will just be going nonstop. Then hopefully I can go to bed early because we have to leave around 5:00 am tomorrow morning to head to LAX. So basically... It's COFFEE time! See ya!

Vacation Countdown: 1 day!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Last Few Days

I am going to up to the taping of So You Think You Can Dance with my song team today. It'll be a long day but hopefully fun as well. I also got my shift at WR covered tomorrow so that I can take my lil sister to Disneyland one last time before our trip. Then I am getting my hair cut and having lunch with Kristan (who officially is no longer a tenager today!) on Friday. So I really only have fun stuff planned for the rest of the week. Yayyyyy :)

Vacation Countdown: 3 days!