Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Fresh Start

I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by. I feel like there are so many things I have to do and places I need to go before school starts again, but I guess I need to kick it into turbo mode since June is almost over!

I love summer because I always feel more driven to carry out the things I want to do and work on the habits I want to develop. I guess it's because I actually have a little bit of free time to accomplish my goals, unlike during the school year. This summer I've taken up my old ways of running every day, and I'm actually enjoying it! It's amazing how hard it can be to get back in shape after not exercising for a while... I'm finally learning the value of building back up slowly, rather than jumping into four mile runs right off the bat. I have quite a few goals this summer: I want to get back in shape, develop healthier eating habits, learn to love reading, strengthen my family relationships, improve my guitar and piano playing skills, and several others which I'll keep personal. :) Did I mention the fact that I love summer?

Andy's leaving for Singapore today... he'll be gone until the beginning of August. Poor McCaye. :( Poor Andy! It's been so fun to have them both around for a few days.. they're hilarious, smart, and genuine, and I love spending time with them! We had a big early morning breakfast this morning before he leaves; it was the first time in a long time that we've had everyone together. Except Gunner I guess, he's definitely a part of the family. Unfortunately he's spending the summer in Nashville.

Amity Christine Smyth is my very best friend. :) I'm so thankful to have such great friends as examples and role models! Am and I both love singing, which makes it that much more fun to jam out in the car. We also pleasure in making crazy movies and music videos when have sleepovers, tanning (only for special occasions, of course), making our famous roast beef melts, frazils, and going on double dates. You could say we're joined at the hip. :) Much to our dismay, we won't be able to room together next year, but luckily we'll be at neighboring colleges so I'll still get to see her lovely face often.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Little Prelude Music...

I've finally given in... I'm officially a blogger. I'm sure you already know me well if you're reading this, but I figured I'll start with a little Cassie prelude music:

I absolutely love life. There are many many things in this world that make me happy, and very few that bring me down. I have an incredible family... we are all very similar and very close! My parents are two of the most kind and hard-working people I know; I feel so blessed to have been raised by them! Ryan is my 25 year-old brother, with a birthday coming up on Friday! He is my true hero... I have always felt a unique closeness with him. We seem to have a similar understanding and opinion of almost every situation. I can come to him for anything, and his advice has saved me a million times. McCaye is the cutest pregnant lady I've ever seen. :) She and Andy are awaiting the arrival of little Andrew Nash, my first nephew! I'm so excited to see the new family member! McCaye is adventurous and driven. I've always admired her confidence... I remember going on a walk with her when I was little and she waved and said hello to everyone we passed along the way. I wanted to be just like her, so I decided to do the same, and I've smiled and waved to every friend or stranger ever since. :) Kellie is kind and reserved. She's been my partner in so many things over the years: shopping, sonic stops, tanning, draggin' main, cafe rio salads, dances, parties, softball... I could go on forever. She and R.C. are happily married as of February, living close by in Springville. She's one of my very best friends! Chris is the youngest of the clan, although he acts older than most of us. He's going to be a pro soccer player someday, I know it. He's amazing. It's just he and I left at home, and we've grown a lot closer because of it. I love hangin' out with him... he's way funny, witty, smart, and extremely thoughtful.

I'm going to BYU this fall, and I couldn't be more excited! I plan on majoring in Speech-Language Pathology, and eventually mastering in Vocology. It's a long road ahead of me, but I'm ready to start trekking, one step at a time. I'm rooming with a good friend from West Jordan, Ashley Gray, and we're already making our nerdy lists to get everything ready for the adventure. :)

That's all the time I have for today, but there's more to come in the near future!