Made-Up Spring Break

30 03 2011

Did you that BYU does not have a spring break.  It is true, but we finish in April, which is nice.

Since I am a senior and wanted to take a trip, I made my own spring break.  March 23-27, I went to Oregon and Washington.  Here is the breakdown of my trip.


Long drive, yep.  that was my day mostly.  When I got to Pendleton, I went to hang out with Amber and her hooligan kids.  It was a lot of fun.  My face hurt afterwards because I had tackled Electra and was tickling her and her sister, Trinity, decided to pinch my face with her nails.  After that, I went to Daniel’s house.  We went to Big John’s for breadsticks and hang out with Sam.  When I got home, I talked to Jared on the phone for like an hour and a half.


I worked on a paper in the morning.  Once I finished, I drove to Moses Lake.  One of my really good friends from school was getting married to her missionary and I chose 6 months ago that I was going to be there for her.  We went to get our nails done.  Amanda’s sister, Jessica also came with us.  I helped Amanda pack up her room, watched the BYU basketball game, and spent a lot of time just talking about everything.  I really do love that girl and I am super excited that she got married to her best friend.  I slept in Amanda’s bed with her and we fell asleep, watching Bride Wars.


I didn’t want to wake up, but I was woken up at 6:15 in the morning.  Spent time with Amanda while she got ready and I was placed in charge of her emergency bag (hair spray, safety pins, snacks, etc.).  Amanda had to leave early so I got ready after she left.  The rest of us drove to the temple and I drove my own car because I chose to go back to Pendleton after the events.  My gas light came on and I got to the point, I knew I wasn’t going to make it so I had to break off to fill up.  I was sure I could make it with good time, until I screwed up the exit and I was on the freeway going towards Spokane.  Not good.  Once you pass Tri-cities, their aren’t many exits.  I had to find the first place to turn around and make my way to the temple.  I got there right at 11am and I ran to the temple to ask the temple workers to take the bag to the bride’s room.  I really did run.

While the sealing was taking place, I was outside with Amanda’s family who weren’t members.  They were upset because they weren’t able to actually attend the wedding.  I took the time to explain the whole situation to them and the importance of the temple.  I helped take a number of pictures for Amanda and I really have to say, she was absolutely gorgeous.  I hung out with her mom during the luncheon and she told me how grateful she was that I came.  I guess many people told Amanda they would keep in touch with her when she moved to Washington, however, I was the only one to keep in touch.  Amanda was super happy to have me make the time to drive all the way to Washington just for her.

Went back to Pendleton afterwards.  I stayed at my house in the afternoon and then hung out with Daniel in the evening.


Went on a 2 hour walk with Sam.  We have known each other since Preschool, so it was good to catch up and talk about life.  That walk turned out to be at least 6-7 miles.  After that spent like an hour with Brandon just catching up and talking about his sister’s engagement.

My dad and brother returned from the East Coast Tour and Colin wasn’t able to stay awake.  I had fun bugging him.  We did pizza for dinner and Colin and I watch Veronica Mars, Season 2 together.  Well, we got through maybe 6 episodes.


I drove back to Utah.  When I was in Sandy area, Jared asked me to come to his house in Layton so I could meet his family and see him earlier than that night.  Since I had already passed Layton it wasn’t reasonable to send me back.  His family does want to meet me someday to make sure I am real.  Hung out with my roommates and Jared did come see me so I was a happy camper.

There you go, that was my made-up spring break.




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