The Livingstons

The Livingstons

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Go Vikings!!!

What's New?

Well, not a whole lot has been going on these past few days. But I must say that I've hung out with Greg every day this week. It's been a lot of fun. I love his roommates. They all play Super Smash Brothers (occasionally I play too), but two of them, Kedrick and Casey, get sooo into the game! They yell at each other and make hilarious comments during the course of their playing. They told me that they were so loud, even the people down below them had to come up and tell them to try to be more quiet. I seriously LOVE it. I will sit there and crack up at them the whole time.

On the more serious side though of going over to their apartment, Greg and I have had some really good talks. We talk about classes, church/doctrinal things, our families, our hobbies, our traits, etc. He is someone that I can tell anything to. It is so easy to talk to him. Tonight he is coming over as well to "study and do homework", but the good thing is, my roommates all really like him a lot. I'm way excited :]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Soccer.. etc..

Last night was my first soccer game here at BYU-I. I am on the Vikings team, and we basically dominated last night. We played the Hawks. The final score was 5-0 (mainly because there is a mercy rule and we can't win by more than 5 or else it'll give us sportsmanship points, which isn't good..). I scored the 3rd goal; it went right into the left side of the goal. I was stoked. Then I went to see the last minute of Greg's game, which was right next to my field. Turns out the score was 3-3, and he scored the game-winning goal in the last minute of the game to make the score 4-3! He also scored the first goal of the game too. I was surprised, but super excited for him.

Greg had his bike up at the fields, but he walked all the way home with me, and then went back to his apartment. We both took showers really fast, and then we went on another walk. I just enjoy talking to him so much. He is awesome! We walked everywhere; I'm sure we saw the entire city of Rexburg. But even though we both were super sore from our games, we didn't care. Half the time we didn't even realize how far we were walking because we were so caught up in the conversation. Basically, it was an awesome night. I'm glad I met Greg.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm Happy :]

Things are good here, everyone. I'm so genuinely happy, and I love it. Tonight, our FHE brothers Ryan and Martin came over, and a little bit later Greg Livingston came too. We talked, ate this delicious Oreo dessert that Leah and I made (courtesy of Karina Lee), played Uno with some Skip-Bo cards, and just had a really good time together. But tonight we had an apartment check, and as soon as we heard that our checker was two apartments down from ours, Greg immediately said, "Hey Sam, let's get out of here during this cleaning check." So we went for a walk. I loved it. I love talking to Greg. I have such a great appreciation for him. We had a nice time out in the freezing cold weather. We were both chattering and wishing we hadn't forgotten our jackets (I really hope I don't get a cold...). But it was very nice and super fun :]

Life is good today. It's been good since I've been up here. And I wouldn't trade what's happening here for the world.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Last Night :]

Alright, scratch what I said about Saturday night being the best night I've had since I've been here... LAST NIGHT TOTALLY WAS! There were people coming in and out of our apartment all night after FHE. It was awesome. I love it because we make so many friends. That's what college is all about.

One of the greatest parts of the night was when a few of our FHE brothers, Ryan, Martin, and Stewy came over and hung out. We all got Stewy to get up in front of everyone who was in the room and sing "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen at the top of his lungs. He even did the air guitar! It was the most funny thing I think I have ever seen. Ryan got him on video, so don't be surprised if you randomly come across a funny video of some random guy singing on YouTube.

A little bit later, Greg asked if I wanted to talk with him because he needed to talk to me face to face. So we went for a drive and just talked about every little thing. I really appreciated it. It made me feel a lot better about stuff... Let's just say that I'm excited with things right now. Oh, and my roommates were sitting waiting for me when I got home after talking with Greg. It was pretty funny.

I am so glad I came here. I honestly can't say it enough. I love the people here. I love the friends I've made. I love my classes. I love my life right now!

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Weekend

Is it bad that I already sometimes just don't want to go to school some days? I mean, come on, who wants to get up and go to school on a Monday morning after an awesome and fun weekend? Not me. In all honesty, school really isn't too bad. I actually really enjoy most of my teachers. The worst part about it obviously is the homework and reading. But hey, I'm not the first one to go through college, so I think I can deal with it.

Basically, my weekend went like this:
I had soccer tryouts on Friday night, went home with Leah afterward, and started watching a movie. About an hour later, this guy named Greg and two of his roommates came over and hung out and we ended up going back to their apartment complex to check out his pool. No, I didn't go in it, but it was really weird to see that there was a pool in Rexburg, Idaho. Overall, extremely fun night. And yes, everyone, Greg is super cute.

Saturday, I had soccer again in the morning, but ended up coming home and pretty much did nothing all day. But then later that night, Greg texted me and asked if my roommates and I wanted to go to a bonfire with his roommates and him. I was tired of being cooped up all day, so Emma and I went with them. I have never been to a bonfire like that before! The fire was HUGE! Definitely nothing like a beach bonfire; it was about 100 times better. Let's just say that Saturday night was the best night I've had since I've been up here.

Sunday, went to church, Sara gave the Relief Society lesson, and then got to hang out with all my roommates, plus Greg and his roommates once again. Sunday actually wasn't that awesome. But overall, I'm starting to feel like I'm in college now.

Today I have practice in about 45 minutes. I'm excited, but I think my coach, Kat, is going to make us run a lot. Oh well, no big deal. I hope everyone is doing great! I am!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Soccer :]

I am finally playing soccer again! It's been about 6 months since I last played, and that was for my high school team. We had tryouts today and last night. But to be honest, it wasn't really tryouts.. It was more like making sure they could even out the teams with the girls that were "trying out." It all went well though. It made me realize just how much I miss playing soccer. It also made me realize that I am in HORRIBLE shape! It was tough running a lot after hardly not even doing anything for such a long amount of time. But I am so excited to be playing again :] I will find out what team I am on tonight, hopefully!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Josh, Diana, and Family

I also want to thank Diana and Josh for the awesome package they sent me full of goodies and sweet messages. Thank you so much! I love you and your family so much, and can't wait until the next time I get to see you!

Thinking About What Matters

I have been pondering about how you know if a choice you want to make is right or if it is wrong. I have prayed so much with such real intent about this, and I've come to know that it is a tough thing to discern when making huge decisions that could influence the rest of your life. I know sometimes Heavenly Father's answers don't always come in a heartbeat, but they do come. I know that for sure. I'm grateful for the changes I have seen in my life since I've been in college in Idaho. I can't express my gratitude enough! I wish everyone the best in all they are doing back at home and my family who is abroad. I love you all!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

He Hears Me... Really.

This morning, my glasses broke. One of the screws had come undone, so Leah tried to fix it for me. As she was attempting to help, the screw fell on the floor, and we frantically tried to find it with no luck. I stopped and told Leah that we needed to pray to Heavenly Father to help us find the screw. We did so, and once again started to look for it. After a few minutes (I had to stop because I needed to get to school soon), I started making my bed. As I was putting the pillows back on, I stepped on something tiny, but sharp. And yes, you guessed it. It was the screw. I know that my Father in Heaven hears me, even though this is such a small and simple experience. But isn't that how our Heavenly Father works? He almost never gives us huge miracles to rely on. He wants us to have faith in the small and simple things. That is how our testimonies are strengthened. I love Him with all of my heart, and I am immensely grateful that he gave me the opportunity to be up here at BYU-I.


Making food is probably the hardest part of living on your own. Although the act of making dinner really isn't too bad, it's the motivation to get up and do it that really gets me! But last night I made some enchiladas for everyone. I was actually very proud of myself. That's a step up from the burnt pizza I made the first night I was in Idaho, right?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Well, college has been great so far. I'm really glad I came up here to BYU-Idaho. It has blessed my life immensely. I read the Book of Mormon every single day, and I pray every single morning and night. I haven't always been the best at either of these things, but I have already seen the changes in my life. The Spirit here is so strong. I love my roommates; they are all so great. I've met numerous people, and I love my teachers. One teacher that has really caught my attention is my Book of Mormon teacher, Brother Astel. He is so very powerful during his lessons and it really gets you thinking about what life is all about. I've noticed that since I've been here in Rexburg, Idaho, I have been contemplating my life and what is most important to me. I'm not sure I would be able to have the experiences I am having now had I stayed at home for college. I recommend to anyone to go out of state for college if you can. It is so worth it. I still miss my family and friends back at home, and I'm not sure how long it'll take til I feel like I'm at home, but I do know that I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.