Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Twins!!

Dear Twins,

Happy stinkin birthday! I am so glad we are roomies and great friends. Thanks for always being there for me, listening to me cry..a little too much, listening to tyface stories, sharing your yogurts, taking care of me when I was sick....alot, late night sneak outs, getting annoyed with me about the dishes not getting done, hearing out all my crazy ideas and opinions, inviting me to Sweden, cleaning up my judd, laughing at my not so funny jokes, keeping me entertained with your stories, going on crazy adventures like the Flatts, helping me with all my stuff when I was on crutches, making me laugh til I wanna pee my panties, getting annoyed with school with me, showing me what a good runner really is, pushing me through the missionary phases, being examples to me, having the witty personalities that you do, doing my hair like a billion times, and the list could go on and on.

I hope your birthdays are a great one! You guys deserve it. I love your faces so much and I am so glad we are friends and roomies. Never forget it and remember how great you both really are.

Love Cheltz

Sunday, September 28, 2008

5 kids later...

This weekend was great, and well...tiring. The Hoag's were gone (well, the parents) all weekend and so I played mom from thursday morning to sunday night. Not gonna lie those kids wore me right out! This was our schedule:

6:00 AM lab
8:00 Out the door for their school
10-2 I had school
2:00 pick Nate up from school
3:30 pick girls up from school
3:30-7:00 homework done, dinner made and fed, house cleaned, garbages (3 out on the street), tubs, teeth brushed, stories read, hugs and kisses, prayers, and bed. Whew
7:10:30 study and fall into bed

I had school til 2, so I had to have someone watch them.
3:00 pick them up with 3 friends
3:00-8:30 cleaned house, helped them write a play and get costumes, homework, movie night, made "gack", dinner made, picked up book from library, teeth brushed, jamies on, prayers, stories, and in bed.

6:00AM nate woke me up
7-12: Did ALL the girls hair and nate in tub
12-2 Lia's birthday party
2-5 bowling
5-8:30 movie night,pizza ordered and eaten, house cleaned, teeth brushed, paper finished.

6:00 AM Nate woke me up
8-10:30 hair done and ready for church
11:00-2:00 church
2:00-6:30 quiet times, house cleaned, banana bread made, lasagna made, homework done, and gone.

That was my weekend. I am dead tired. Bring on the new week.
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Semi on my high horse...

Ok so can I semi be on my high horse about this...? LOVED The Office Season opener and hope everyone got a chance to watch. But with The Office being so big now, can I just say that I was, not even kidding, one of the ORIGINAL (hahah) followers. I became like a MISSIONARY, a Saint if I may, of The Office. Converting all, especially in my time of illness to this wonderous, and might I add brilliant show. The conversion and spreading of The Office movement started with the parentals and then I made so many come and watch it with me....partly against their will and now they are fans. So it is just one of those things that I feel strongly that people should know...that I was one of the originals of the show. This also happened with Napoleon Dynamite....and now would you look at it? Everyone hated it at first and I loved it in the I hate it. Ugghhh....I must say, Kristi Wilson did I believe start the Office love before I did. I will hand it to her and only her.
Thursday, September 25, 2008

I think I am busy...?

I decided I am really busy. Taking 17 credits, working about 25-30 hours a week, Ambassadors, studying, church stuff, and wow...imagine sleeping! I am running out of hours in my day. I sincerely apologize to anyone who texts or calls me. I usually don't get back with you for like a week. But I really do think of you! Promise promise, and my intentions are good.

K wait, can I just tell you my good news?! I have gotten really good grades this semester which is a pay off I guess....complete turn around from last year when I could hardly get OUT of bed to get good grades. Bah, my health is so much better and I am so grateful. One more semester of pre-req's before I can apply! Wish me luck :).
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Classically Funny.

This is my brother today:

This I found on my computer of him probably when he was eight and I seriously could not even handle myself. Is this not the funniest thing you have ever seen? Especially if you know him. Then it is ten times funnier. Enjoy.

Another reason I love 4 year olds....

Tonight was the rodeo and as tradish goes, me, Linds, and Linnea put our hair in ba-raids, got in our most cow-girlish stuff and headed off. Love the Dixie Sun Bowl and the severely uncomfortable cement seating. But much to our enjoyment we met this little stud:

This is Eric. The 4 year old who had a HUGE crush on linds. He loves the women and kept us SO entertained and had to be one of the cutest little boys ever in his little Wranglers, cowboy boots, and button down. Here is the funniest video of him dancing. He said he loves to dance for girls! HA!

We had a great time! Just another great year at the Rodeo! :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Whew....the weekend finally.

Things have been really great this week! I got off my crutches which made me soooooo happy. I am still being really careful because it still hurts, but I was so sick of them. Then my tests went REALLY well. I got a 90% on my Anatomy Lab test, and an 88% on my lecture test! Wahoo. I did good on my other ones too, and I am not gonna lie it has been SO long since I didn't just completely bomb a test in college so it is like i got new wind this year and am actually managing to do well. I have been working LOTS, but having fun and just studying my bum off. Yesterday I went on a blind date that was pretty fun, they picked us up on tandem bikes and we rode to dinner at the Players Sports Grill. We went back to the one kid's house named Hans, who got off a mission 3 weeks ago literally....anyway and they made us margaritas! Ha it was so funny, and they were way good. We watched 21 and oh don't worry I was trying to move this curtain to go out of the room so I could go potty...there were two stairs and well, I didn't see either one. I fell down to my knees that are SO sensitive and I had tears when I got to the potty. They were so swollen and hurty after. I seriously have nightmares about falling on my knees because that is where they took out my cartilage right in the front there to break my fall. still makes me cringe when I think of falling again. Bah! But Lindsey's date was really great. My date on the other hand.....not my type, and much too cocky for my taste. was semi-weird with him. He has been home for 6 months....and just not my type like I said. Mmmmm...nope. Not at all my type.
Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Modge!

Today is my mom's birthday and I just wanted to write a few of the many reasons of why I love, adore, and look up to her so much!

1. My mom is always, always happy. There are few times in my life where I have really seen her upset or angry. I love it, but can hate it some days when I just wanna have a bad day...then mom comes in tickle me and say "OH! HI Sheltz!" And I can't help but smile. Sometimes I wanna shake her and say "Just be grumpy with me for like two seconds of your life!!". Hahaha I love it.

2. I can tell her ANYTHING. I probably tell her TOO much sometimes, but lately I can't handle not calling her at least once a day and telling her every detail of my little world down here in St. George.

3. She always, always is there for me. In thick and thin, and these last few years there has been quite a lot of thick. She sat and walked hand in hand with me through thousands of seizures, hundreds of doctors appointments, listened to me cry, cried with me, cheered me up, took care of me, and was my best friend always through it.

4. She's like a movie star and does all of these random movies and it makes her giddy. Actually lately they haven't been so random! She is in some big time stuff so watch for her ;). She cracks me up every time she gets a new part.

5. She is the best wife and mother. I can't believe how well she handles our family and all of our needs. I love how much her and my dad are still so in love, and how much she gives of herself to watch our family succeed. She is so great at running the household while keeping a bubbly excited attitude about life. Like she always says, "I might be crazy, but I'm fun to be with!". It's true....she will ALWAYS keep you entertained.

6. She loves my friends just as much as I do and I love it when she sits and talks with us. We always have a good laugh or she gives excellent advice and I love it. Sometimes I think my friends go to my parents with their problems instead of their own....haha.

7. How dedicated she is to the gospel. She has taught me what it is like to be a Christ-like person, and to live a Christ centered life. She never harped doctrine on me, but taught all by example. Everything she does, she does keeping what the Lord would have her do in mind. I love walking in on her down on her knees. It has to be one of the best things ever.

8. That she makes up songs for our dogs. Yes Buddles and Sunnles always have a little tune, and they just adore her because she adores them. She is sooooo funny with them. And Buddles, rest in peace, will always be the "Dat My Nice!" Dog who started it all.

9. She loves to sing, and I love to sing with her. She has such a beautiful voice and I am not gonna lie it is one of my favoritest things about her. If you ever get a chance to listen, man that woman has got some PIPES!

10. That she is my best friend and we can do everything together. I never get sick of her like most kids do of their parents, and I love how hard we laugh when we are together. Honestly there is no one in this world that I laugh harder with than my own mother. Countless nights we have stayed up way to late laughing so hard that there are tears, and we both, but mostly her almost wet our pants. I seriously am laughing right out loud when I think about it.

Mom! I love you! Wish I could be there on your birthday but I hope you have the best one ever!

Love, Sheltz
Saturday, September 13, 2008

I quite enjoy.....

This song, music video, and both Estelle and Kanye's voice. Just take a look. It is fab. :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Brains, dates, and quality moments with Nate.

So here is just a brief update of my recent going-ons:

Just nannying a whole bunch, but mostly just of Natey because his family went to LA to see Wicked, and we stayed here having a "wicked" good time :)

Ughhh...and it won't upload my video of Nate. So slash that idea. I will upload it later

Cuttin' brains out, dat my. I love it....not gonna lie though, since I have my lab at 6:00 AM if I don't eat, the smell of formaldehyde in the morning does kind of get to me. Other than that, I love anatomy. Uhm sorry if it grosses anyone out...hahaha but I am not really THAT sorry.

And I went on a date with another Natey Naterson...THE Nate Jensen. We had a great time!

School is also great, and they got me my very own golf cart! I am so grateful because I also came down with a horrible kidney infection. So pretty much backpack+sore back on my kidneys+crutches+heat+hurty knees = Suckfest of a day. Doing better though! :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Proud to be a Rebel.

I'm not gonna lie, I really really love St. George. I know I have said it earlier, but I really wanted to make a list of the things I love.

1. Dixie Pride. Everyone's got it down here. And yes, it's dominating and becoming nationally recognized for our programs. Oh yeah, and we had the top enrollment in the state....thank you Ambassador program and the billion hours of calling high school students.

2. Big, bleached blonde hair on LDS moms that are orangey colored. I love when their skin blends in with the rocks. It's perfect. They usually have a gigantic rock on their finger and live in a perfect Ivory home with an Escalade.

3. Polygamists at Wal-mart. I still have to stare. It never gets old seeing what their buying. They are usually in the fabric section if you wanna spot a really good one.

4. The heat. Yes, even though it kills me when I have tacos the size of texas when I am trying to make it across campus on crutches, I still like it. Especially when it is still 75 degrees in december and everyone else is scraping ice off their windshield.

5. St. George Boulevard. Actually I really hate it. I have a love hate relationship with it. Because everything awesome is located on it, but there are a million lights, it's 30 MPH, and you can't turn left ever. But I still love it.

6. That it is still a small town but has everything at the same time....except for gap. I hate that.

7. The red rock. It seriously is still so breath taking, even after a year and a half.

8. That palm trees and pine trees grow next to each other.

9. That you can go wakeboarding and snowboarding in the same day. At Brian Head and Lake Powell. Where in the heck else can you do THAT?!

10. Jimmy Johns sandwiches. AH! They are seriously amazing. Club Lu Lu is the best.

And yes ladies and gents, that is why I love it.
Friday, September 5, 2008

The Human Body

Well, I am completely amazed by the body. I am so lucky to be able to be doing anatomy this semester! And although it is ridiculously hard to not only just memorize (which the memorizing isn't hard actually), but figuring out the clinically how each "thing" works. Everything in our bodies is such a miracle and each time I study I think it is a testimony builder of our Heavenly Father, and that he truly is our creator. There is just no possible way there could not be a creator with the complexity of our bodies.

Dan Callister in the Jan 2008 Ensign said, "One of my brothers is a physician. During medical school he was assigned to study anatomy in companionship with an agnostic. Their education eventually required that the two of them carefully examine and dissect a cadaver. They studied the incredibly complex yet harmonious systems of the body. They noted the body’s power to correct its own deficiencies and to send healing antibodies to the place of injury or infection. They learned of over 150 trillion cells within the body. If set end-to-end, these cells would encircle the earth more than 200 times. Today medical students learn of more than 1 billion miles (1.6 billion km) of DNA in one human body. My brother and his fellow student learned of a brain that continually receives signals from 130 million light receptors in the eyes, 24,000 hearing receptors in the ears, 10,000 taste buds, and hundreds of thousands of receptors in the skin, with specialized commissions to recognize touch, vibration, cold, heat, and pain. My brother and his friend became silent as they contemplated the miracle they were examining. Sensing the moment was right, my brother challenged: “Coincidence is a marvelous thing, isn’t it?” His agnostic classmate responded, “You win." ."This earth departs from its orbit of the sun by only one-ninth of an inch (2.82 mm) every 18 miles (29 km). If, instead, it changed by one-tenth of an inch (2.54 mm) every 18 miles, we would all freeze to death. If it changed by one-eighth of an inch (3.18 mm), we would all be incinerated.4 Did this all happen by accident? Alma spoke to us, as well as to Korihor, testifying, “Yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” (Alma 30:44). The doubter requires too much of us when he asks us to believe that the miracles of eyes and hands and DNA and order in the universe all happened by chance. The passage of time, even long intervals of time, is not a “cause” and provides no answers without an intelligent designer. The evidence of Heavenly Father’s existence is everywhere: in every newborn babe and in every system, part, and parcel of the unending and orderly universe, including our own bodies. He is evidenced in every sunset, work of art, and passage of music, all of which He has provided to gladden the heart and bring beauty to our lives. Richard Swinburne said: “God paints with a big brush from a large paintbox and he has no need to be stingy with the paint he uses to paint a beautiful universe."

I love that quote, even if it is super long! And every day I study this amazing world, and more specifically our bodies, it makes me really process how incredible it all is.
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dear Knees,

I really like you when you are functioning right, and I really, REALLY don't like you when you are malfunctioning like you are. I would really appreciate it if you would help me out by going back to being the knees I like so I don't have to hurt my poor arms anymore. They are more mad at you, and so are my armpits. This isn't fun anymore, and I surrender. I sincerely would love to have your cooperation in keeping up with my busy life, not hindering it. Thank you for all your help when you are helping....which is not now.

All the love I possess,