It Hurt A Lot But It Was Worth It (ft. my tired brain)

We went on another hike today. I asked if I had to wear hiking boots again. (Side note: ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HIKING BOOTS, unless you're just walking down the street. If you're doing more than walking down the street, you have to wear them, because it's Austria and everything is a mountain.) It was actually the... Continue Reading →


Austria: First Impressions

- You don't quite realize you're in the Alps until you're really into them. The road just slowly winds up and the mountains get taller and taller. - I feel like Heidi in this cute little house on this gigantic mountain. Except there are cows grazing, instead of goats. - The cows are happy. The... Continue Reading →

10 Things About Germany

1. The water heater is broken, so taking a shower feels like jumping off the Titanic 2. German food is making me fat 3. The countryside is beautiful, especially in Bavaria 4. Bayerish is unintelligible, like Southern slang 5. Chickens get scared if you enter the coop wearing different colored clothes than you usually do... Continue Reading →

Day 6ish

At the request of a friend, I'm documenting a day of my trip.  Day 6ish in Deutschland: I've gotten over jetlag and we're beginning to sight-see in earnest. This morning, we walked through Freising to the Bahnhof (train station) and took the train to Munich. They weren't kidding when they said that Munich is a... Continue Reading →

My Seventeenth Year in Review

Happy Late Fourth... I was going the entire day with my dad at Universal Studios so I kind of missed the conventional Fourth of July celebration post. So I'll just say here: I love you America. I'll make you proud to call me American, and you make me proud to call you my homeland. I... Continue Reading →


Hey all; sorry for being Missing In Action for a couple (ten?) days. I was rather busy at SummerFest; I'll give you a quick run-down of a typical day so you understand why I couldn't post. 6:00: Wake up. Stumble around the room. Wash face. Go to the bathroom. Change clothes. Do hair. Do make-up.... Continue Reading →

It All Begins Tomorrow

BYU Young Musician's SummerFestival begins tomorrow. And I could not be more excited. This will be the third year I have attended. My first two years were wonderful. I knew from the first full day I went that I wanted to come again as many times as I could before college. Am I getting ahead... Continue Reading →

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