Monday, April 18, 2011


Things that have helped me through survive finals so far:
- Earnestly chocolate ice cream from the creamery. I joked with my mom last night that after each final I take I am going to treat my self to a triple scoop of creamery ice cream. It was just funny at the time, but now I think I might just make that joke a reality! 
- Study sessions in the sunshine. Provo has been BEAUTIFUL the past few days!
- A surprise letter from my brother Jae with a Jamba Juice gift card. Yep, that's just the kind of guy he is.
- Another surprise letter from my sister Laura with a "Good luck on finals Rie Rie" note that was colored by Brynlee. So cute!
- Phone calls and texts from family members. Can you sense a theme here?? I have the best family!
- Random laughing attacks prompted by pranks and people tripping on sprinkler heads. I've shed many tears this week just from laughing. 
- Supportive friends. I love running into friends in the library or on campus.
- Dreaming of California. I'll be there in less than a week!
- Running. I haven't been as often as I would have liked this semester, but it is the best stress reliever for me.
- Sunday. Today has given me a much needed break from school. The lessons were fantastic and the spirit was so strong in sacrament meeting. I love my ward!
- Roommates. I'm going to miss these guys so much!