Wednesday, June 15, 2011


This is what tonight looked like.
"When I admire the wonders of a sunset of the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator." -Mohandas Gandhi
I think I'm in love with the moon.

I saw this movie and fell in love..

He is so cute.

This week has gone by fast, and I don't have a problem with it. I love when weeks go by fast.
I have a month and 6 days left of school, then I go back to Oklahoma!! I'm way excited. I love Oklahoma.

So, I have been using this new hairspray. My hair is kinda thin so it really helps volumize it. I love it.

Tonight, I skyped with one of my good friends, Sheldon. It was so nice to talk to him. He is leaving on his mission soon to Brazil and it is so great to see him getting ready and preparing for his mission. He is so humble and uplifting to talk to. He always makes my day. He has such a sweet spirit and I know he will do GREAT.
I love missionaries.

Welp, catch ya later.

Monday, June 13, 2011


"Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime. We'll take the best, forget the rest, and someday will find that these are the best of times."

This past week was waaaay better than the last week. I was caught up on all my homework and I just felt on top of things.
On Friday I had a soccer game. We played better than our last game and came out with a 5-0 victory. I played better than the last game too, since I didn't give blood that day. But, I did take some excedrin extra strength before. I took 2 an hour and a half before the game because I had the biggest headache. About 20 minutes before the game, my headache was still there, so I took one more excedrin before the game. I don't think that was a good idea, because I was kiiiinda shaky and felt weak. But as the game got going, it went away and I started playing a little better. I scored the last goal, so I guess that was pretty sweet.
After the game, me and my friend Alex went and hung out. We didn't really know what to do. So we ended up getting our friend and going to Jack in the Box and eating it at his apartment and talked. It was a good night.
Saturday was my roommates birthday! I woke up and told her happy birthday, then I went to the doctor, then I went to Sally's Beauty Supply. Ha, funny story. I went and got fake eyelashes to put on, since I have never used them, I wanted to see what they were like. I went to Bethany's and she helped put them on. Man she was a pro! Well, here is how they turned out..
Gaga-ish? I know...but they were fun while they lasted!
After I got home, me and my roommates went rock climbing then to Texas Roadhouse!
It was delicious!

It was way fun!

After we got back, me and Alex hung out again. We drove around town for a little bit then we went and said hi to one of her friends. Then went home. Let's just say it was a successful night! ;)

This weekend was just overall, great!

Welp, hope everyone has a great week..and catch ya later!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Well, this past week was absolutely more than I could handle, but guess what, I handled it. Actually, I can't really say I handled it, because it was a team effort with my Heavenly Father. The past week was very stressful. I had two classes that were coming to an end because they were block (half a semester) classes, so I had to do some finals for those classes, I had a couple mid-terms, homework and on top of all that, I had soccer practice to attend and of course boy drama (that always seems to add impertinent stress). With me, when I get stressed, I seem to worry about things that have been on my mind for awhile, such as missing my family and how my life has gone thus far.
So, what to do when you have a massive load of work to do and all your emotions start to run high?--Cry, of course. And throw running in there.
I thought of this quote:
"Sometimes our vision clears only after our eyes are washed away with tears."
--I believe this is so true. After I was done crying out some stress, I felt 95% better. That's pretty good if you ask me. Also, I made a plan and wrote down all I needed to do and started doing work.

As you can see, I got everything crossed off my list, and I was a happy girl. But, I only did everything I needed to do through Christ.
We have devotional every Tuesday here at BYU-Idaho. This past Tuesday Sister Nyland spoke and she talked about the 4 P's.
1. Purpose
2. Plan
3. Perspective
4. Persevere
She also talked about forgetting the past and looking towards the future and by small and simple things come great things.
After thinking about this and really pondering what this meant to me, I decided it pertained to me in so many ways.
1. I needed a purpose as to why in the world am I putting myself through all these classes and stress?--Because I want to obtain a degree and be able to say that I accomplished college, and by getting a degree in what I love.
2. I needed a plan. How was I going to finish all of my work on time? How am I going to manage and balance all my time to do each subject?--By writing down things, it helped..a LOT. Also, the Lord knows my life and He has a plan for me, and I don't think I would give up on my 3rd semester of college, that is just not Elizabeth Wardlow.
3. Perspective. How was I looking at my situation? At first, I was so stressed and was freaking out, not really thinking logically about things. After I prayed to my Heavenly Father for help (and of course, crying out my frustration), I saw what I needed to do in a new perspective and it was (sorta) smooth sailing after it.
4. Persevere. I had to endure to the end of the week. I accomplished everything I needed to do. Also, I can apply this to my whole college career as a whole. In order to get my degree, I need to persevere through each semester and focus on what I was working on at that moment in time and if I do that, I will persevere to that day, where they call my name to graduate, not high school, but college.

It's funny how the Lord works. I've always heard he works in mysterious ways. He sure does. Who knew I would need a stressful week to learn important life lessons? Also, the Lord knew what I was going though and during devotional, I felt that Sister Nyland was speaking to me personally, but really, it was the Spirit of the Lord speaking through Sister Nyland.
I love my Heavenly Father more than words can comprehend and I thank Him every day for all that He has given me and blesses me with.

This weekend in Rexburg was b-e-a-utiful. It was about 75-80 degrees and there was a slight breeze. So, me and some friends decided to go to the dunes to layout. It was great, I felt like I was at home once again. But, when I would look into the distance and saw mountains, I knew that I was not in Oklahoma. But, I sure did love the sunshine! Also, it was warm on Sunday too, but it was windy. So, me and my roommates decided that we were going to take advantage of the sun, and layout again. We went to the sand dunes first and let me just say, wind + sand = death. The warm sand, pelting everywhere on our body was not the laying out that we pictured. So, we packed up and searched for a nice grassy area. We soon found one (we call it our secret spot now) and we got some sun! It was nice. (I forgot to mention, I did use sunscreen!)

The weekend was a treat after that stressful week. I am glad it is over, but I still have half a semester till I get to go home. So until then, I shall keep on persevering.
Welp, catch ya later.