Tuesday, December 11, 2007


K, if I ate this much pizza.....I would get so sick.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Ugly Sweaters and Sumo Wrestling

This weekend was crazy!! Friday night we went to an ugly sweater party.....it was way fun! Before the paty we went to the D.I. and picked out some really ugly sweaters. Mine was super small, but definently fits into the ugly category.

As soon as we got home from the party (midnight-ish) we began deep cleaning our house. We had a White Glove clean check the next morning at 8:00am and we didn't know how long it was going to take us. We started off in a jolly holiday mood.....until we realized the extent of cleaning we were getting into. The cleaning list includes jobs like: Defrost Freezer and Wash; Oven Cleaned Inside and Out (Don't Forget The Back); and Tile in Shower Scrubbed so There is No Mold, Soap Scum, or Hard Water Spots. By 3am, I was a zombie. We didn't get to bed until 5:30am. Crazy!! After our check, and three re-do's, we were done, and finally able to sleep.....yesssss.

After much sleep and relaxation, it was SUMO WRESTLING TIME!! It was crazy!! They had real sumo wrestlers from all over the United States and a Mongolian. A few of them had been world champions in years past. Sumo Wrestling doesn't seem very hard, you just try and push the other guy out of the circle...but it's still really intense. Some of the guys were only, like 180 pounds, but there were some that were 600 pounds. It was crazy

My Ugly Sweater.

187 in ugly sweaters! (except for Candi...she forgot hers)
One little kid in the audience really wanted to try wrestling a sumo wrestler. It was so cute!
We bought shirts.
The World Champion Sumo Wrestler!!! He was so nice, and so funny!
Another sumo wrestler....I think he was second place?

Anyway, luv you all, see you in less than a week!

Monday, December 3, 2007


Four Squared

Candi and Megan......they tend to match a lot.....on accident

Watch Out......Here Comes Ricks 187


Magma & Ray Shell!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas....

It's almost December! This makes me very excited because it means only two more weeks of school and then Christmas break! It's also sad though because Megan my roommate is leaving. She is so amazing and we have so much fun together. We are hoping to be roommates again next fall. I'm going to have to get used to a whole new roommate....but it won't be so bad, I'll still have Caiti and Candi here. Here is one of the pictures I'm turning in this week for photography. There is another one, but I have to fix it before I post it. They are both kinda abstract like last weeks picture...but I like them. :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


This weeks photography assignment was all about color…..a nice change after taking black and white all semester. We are finally getting into digital photography which is very exciting. Here are the two pictures I'm turning in today. They were both taken at the Sacramento temple. Enjoy!

Fire lane thing on the sidewalk

Julia being beautiful

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Memories

Hello everybody!
I'm back in Idaho after a wonderful week in California! It was crazy but I was so glad to be able to visit my friends and see my family! I luv you guys! I took a bunch of pictures for my photography class while I was there so here ya go:

Three more weeks until I'm back for Christmas!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tag :)

I was tagged by my mother.........here are my seven random facts! Enjoy :D

1. I get excited over anything.....seriously. I'm excited just filling out this thing :P

2. I love hand-clapping games!!! My friend Ryan and I started The Hand-Clappers Association Of Woodland. We love learning new ones and can play them for hours. Slide record=12 (if anyone knows how to play this game, you know how much your arms start hurting after #5, we had to practice forever to reach #12. Our goal is to reach #20 someday, but it takes, like, half an hour.)

3. I don't like nuts.

4. This summer I worked for the Yolo County Health Department in the Tobacco Education Program. Some of my duties included: Taking a bunch of my friends to Six Flags, hanging out in Santa Cruz for a week, and Chaperoning a bunch of teenagers on the beach in Sausolito for a week. I loved that job.

5. I own a pair of lucky pants.

6. I once planned on being a Forensic Entomologist. This was probably a result of all the murder mystery novels my mother let me read as a pre-teen. I'm glad I grew out of that stage :)

7. Ever since I was very very little, I have asked for a My Size Barbie for christmas. I still haven't gotten one, but it's on my list!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

This Week In Pictures

I haven't really blogged in awhile so here's a quick update: School is going wonderuflly, I love all of my classes especially Book of Mormon, Photography, and Drawing....even though I'm not very good at drawing. My roommates and I have tons of fun together and love drinking hot chocolate all night long. I got a calling as ward publicist...or something like that. Pretty much I just make flyers for activities in our ward...so far I haven't had to do anything yet :) I went to fall formal a few weeks ago!!! It was soso much fun, I'll write more about it later when I get pictures from it. Here are some pictures of the past week. Enjoy!

This is Megan (my roommate) and I on Halloween. Sadly, I had class that night so I couldn't really do anything, but I dressed up anyway :)
These are two of our FHE brothers. We took them to Applebee's the other night for dessert. Very fun.
Megan, Candi, and I.
Yesterday (Saturday), we all went to Caiti and Candi's cousin's wedding. Caiti and Candi's parents came up in their RV. It was HUGE and so much fun. The wedding was beautiful and I had a blast hanging out with Caiti and Candi's family.
Candi in her brothers big fur hat.
Caiti in her brother's big hatMe in the big hat. It was huge.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Art Stuff

Some people have been complaining because I don't update my blog very often so here ya go! Most of you know that my shoes are my favorite thing in the whole world.....I haven't had a use for them in a while since I decided not to wear them anymore (they are falling apart too much) so I've decided that they will be my muse. Here are two of my art projects that show off the beauty of my beloved shoes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

It's October!

Tonight our ward had a party and all the FHE groups had to decorate a pumpkin....and TA DA!! Here's our phantom pumkin. It won the award for the best off broadway performance. woot!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Real Snow, Emergency Rooms, and a toaster

Wow, this has been a crazy week. Thursday night I was in the emergency room all night because I had a major ear infection that was making me so dizzy I couldn't move my head at all. Luckily I have amazing roommates and friends who stayed up with me and helped me all night long. They are my heroes!! I'm feeling much better because of them ;)
Today I woke up to REAL SNOW!!!! This time it's actually sticking to the ground and stuff. It's so pretty!! Megan and I were so excited....we went outside in our pajamas to play in it.

This is a toaster I have to draw for my drawing class....not very interesting huh?

Saturday, September 29, 2007


YAY!! I woke up today to SNOW! I'm sure I'll be hating it in a few weeks, but right now....it's lovely ;)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Usually I have a class on Wednesday nights from 7-10pm (lame) so I was really sad the other day when my friend was telling me how much fun Country/Swing Dancing was because I knew I wouldn't be able to go....but guess what!!! Yesterday my class got out an hour early!!!!!! So Candi (my roommate) and I headed over and we had so much fun!! I had no idea how to country dance and I've only taken swing once, but I guess it doesn't really matter cause the guys lead the way anyway. I was spinning all over the place....it was crazy......and so much fun. To bad my class probably won't ever get out that early ever again :( Dang.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

My New Shirt

Yesterday my friends and I went to the D.I. (a thrift store) and I found this really awesome scout shirt. So I wore it to a party last night. The party was so much fun! We roasted hot dogs, and marshmellows, and starburst. Roasted starburst are so delicouse!! Try it...I dare you.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Photography is all right, if you don't mind looking at the world from the point of view of a paralyzed cyclops -- for a split second"
-David Hockney

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pictures of the Rexburg Temple

Today my roomates and I walked to the temple. It's beautiful!

First Date At BYU-I!!

Yesterday I went on my first date at BYU-I!! A bunch of us friends got together for a group date to see A Capella Live. The boys picked us up and we ate pancakes for dinner at their apartment...it was so cute. Then we walked over to the auditorium for the show!
The first group, T Minus 5, was soso good. They were really funny and could sing really high. They sang a bunch of popular songs and some spiritual songs too. It was cool.
The second group, Toxic Audio, was amazing!!! They could seriously make any noise with their voices. It was crazy!!! They were really funny too, they brought people on stage and stuff. I would definently see them again.
So pretty much I had a fantastic time.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


This one is pretty much self explanitory ;)
My roomates and I got to watch a game called "Singled Out"...it's kinda like the dating game. My friend Candi got chosen as one of the contestants! She is the girl in the middle....sadly she didn't get the date :( This is where I live.
This is the quilt my family made for me!! I love it!!!
Today was so much fun, I love this school! Everyone is so friendly and I'm loving it. I got my internet working so e-mail me! Raymundosf@gmail.com
luv, Rachel

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The First Day Of School

YAY!!! I love it here! The campus is beautiful and if I walk a few feet from my front door I can see the new temple being built!! Today I had my first three classes, Photography, Book Of Mormon, & Ceramics. The first two days of the week were CRAZY. They were full of dances, roller-skating, eating, and learning about the Spirit of Ricks. I loved it! My roomates are really cool and we have tons of fun hanging out together. I luv you all and miss you!!
p.s. I don't have my internet connected in my room yet so it might be a while before I get on here again. I will get it fixed as soon as possible :)

Friday, September 7, 2007


In less than 24 hours I will be on my way! I can't wait.......it's gonna be so much fun! Thanks to everyone who has helped me get where I am today....I love you all and will miss you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

10 Days

Last week I was in Oregon! Arianna's amazing parents bought some friends and me plane tickets to fly up and suprise her for her birthday!!! It ended up not being a suprise....but that made it even more exciting :) To sum up our trip:

1. Shopping in Portland......is the best.

2. Thai Food.

3. Pretty Dresses at 2:00am

4. Boys

5. More Boys

6. "Don't mind me..." hahahahahahaha

7. THE OFFICE!!!!!

8. "This is a circle of welcoming. Get out."

9. Buses


Anyways. Back to business. 10 more days until I leave for school! Today I packed all my snow clothes, pants, sweatshirts, and long sleeve shirts. Last night I took down a bunch of stuff off of my bedroom walls. In case you haven't known me for very long.....I love my bedroom walls. I put anything and everything up there. If I get a cool lookng pamphlet....I tape it to the wall. I have a whole section dedicated to cool fortune cookie fortunes! My favorite says "A movie would be a great way to relax this weekend." How awesome is that!?!?! And then there is the Ron Weasly Section......Aahhh I'm getting teary eyed just thinking about it. Anyways....I guess I have to get over the fact that that room isn't mine anymore. Just like I have to give up MY car on friday....Julia got her license today. Anyways. Luv you all!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Yolo County Fair

I love this week of the summer. We go to the fair every night....it smells really good: Like corn dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy. Really unhealthy stuff, but we eat it anyway. I always get a chocolate ice-cream cone dipped in chocolate. This year I was smart and asked the lady to put it in a cup....otherwise the ice-cream drips down my arm and I'm sticky until the next summer. We never ride the rides. They are way to expensive. But I'd rather watch them anyway. During the day they look all old and coroded but at night...it's really beautiful. Lights are flashing, people are laughing, and music is playing....it's really cool. My family always heads straight to the exhibition hall. That's where all the free pens, pencils, and keychains are. Jules and I try and get as much free stuff as we can.....haha it's so fun :) It's like we're stocking up on school supplies for the new school year or something. Tomorow I get to work there from 10:00am-5:00pm...woot.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New Laptop!!!

It's georgeouse!! I couldn't understand why my family wanted me to come home from work so quickly today. They kept calling my cell phone....and I was getting really annoyed. But I'm glad I came home when I did. This computer is sososo cool. The screen is so huge it made playing solataire an adventure :) I just dowloaded itunes and it came with a bunch of free music....which is awesome.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I don't understand

Monday, July 16, 2007

Gggggrrrnesss #2

Don't you ever just get sososososo mad that you can't stand it anymore?? Today has seriously gone so wrong, I got up late, I lost things (Important things) and my foot hurts so bad. Tomorow I have a physical therapy appointment so it's gonna hurt even worse. Everyone is at girls camp and I'm not. And Arianna is in China, without a cellphone. Grrrness. The only thing a person can do in a situation like this is listen to good music (Crazy For This Girl by Evan and Jaron is my choice) and read Harry Potter/watch Oprah.......if your day is going really bad, you might even consider one or two bowls of Ice-Cream. I already had one bowl, but we ran out of chocolate sauce so I can't really have another....dang. Anyways, I'm spending the week at my aunts house so it should be fun :) We're gonna be so Harry Pottered out though, I can't wait!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

So I just got back Yesterday from an awesome conference called Youth Summit: Fired Up To Bring Big Tobacco Down. We had so much fun in classes, karaoke, and the dance! Kate, Becca, Julia, and I were the Top Ten dancers of the evening. So yah, I'm definently having withdrawels. Anyways.....next week my family goes camping, and I don't. How sad.

Monday, July 9, 2007

This past week/weekend has been a lot of fun. The fourth of July is my favorite holiday. I love watching fireworks, eating food, and hanging out with my family. My cousin Janet stayed with us for a few days after and we watched movies, made crafts, and "lounged." It was so much fun
Tomorow I leave for Santa Cruz!!!! dang, I still have to pack. I'll be back on Thursday :)