Thursday, November 18, 2010


College life is starting to get so much better!! Its so much fun and just a blast! A couple days before Halloween our ward went to the temple to do baptisms for the dead in the Billings Temple. It felt so amazing being in that sacred place again! I loved every single second of it! I cant ways until the day when I can go to the temple more often and do temple sessions.  It was such an amazing experience! I'm hoping to go at least once a month with a couple of my friends! I love the Temple and the atmosphere it provides me with.  Right after the temple, Sean, Keesha, David and I went to a corn field.  There were two big corn mazes.  One was a haunted one and the other one was a really hard one to get through. We first went through the haunted one.  It scared the crap out of me on some of the parts.  Especially when they chased me with a chain saw! I absolutely HATE it when people chase me with big objects like that.  We finally made it out of there alive after I got invited to a zombie tea party! haha After the haunted one we went through the really big one!! It was so confusing but we made it out in pretty good timing.  At this place they also had a giant slide that went super fast and was super fun! Then we got to ride on these really cool bike things, we had a race and David won.  We wanted to have a rematch because I didn't think it was a fair race but there was a huge line and it was freezing so we just said forget it and let David win something for once!  For Halloween me and a couple of my friends dresses up like Zombies, we did a little halloween carnival for a bunch of kids in the powell area. I was part of the spook ally and man did I scare some of the little kids. I felt bad at first but then the same kids just kept coming in so I didn't feel bad any more. The best part was when David, Tyler and I would corner a group of kids and just scare the crap out of them. I got kicked, slapped and my hair got pulled out a couple times, but over all it was a great experience. I love dressing up and just having a great time. On monday I got to dress up again for Family Home Evening. It was 80's night and so of course I went all out and got dressed up! I had hot pink eyeshadow on and just went all out! There was a lip sync competition going on so I did it with Tyler and Durand. It was so much fun, I was the guitarist Tyler was a dancer and Durand was the singer. At the beginning I was just standing there playing my guitar and I decided that was super boring so I then decided to spice things up a bit. I jumped in the air and landed in the splits! It was so awesome and it didn't even hurt! I had everyone hooting and hollaring! It was pretty awesome!! Its been a great couple weeks, and I get to go home so soon so that makes it even better! I miss my family and friends so much and I can't wait to see them again!!

I have also been thinking alot lately about missionary work and how amazing it would be to get that opportunity to be a missionary. I know I still have a couple years, but to be able to serve the Lord completely and whole heartidly for a year and a half would be the most remarkable experience EVER!! I guess I'll see what happens down the road! If I cant be a missionary I would love to be an EFY counselor! I just really want to serve the Lord in a way that I can completely focus on Him! My Savior and Redeemer is a remarkable man He has helped me out in more ways than I can express. I have been reading the Book Of Mormon again daily to try and recieve some help in situations I have been having and man my testimony has grown so much!! I want to go and shout to the whole world that I know this gospel is true! I know it with all my whole heart!! Even though I have had some rough and challenging times I know Wyoming is the place I need to be right now! I have become a better stronger person and I have come to the realization that I am a truely remarkable daughter of God! I have a testimony that If you really want to accomplish something that you think is impossible, it is ALWAYS possible with the Lord. I'm grateful for this opportunity I have had and I wouldn't ever change it for anything!! I just hope one day I can impact someones life for the better by being a member of the Church! I love my Savior and Redeemer, I love my amazing Family especially my parents and all they have done for me!! They are truely my divine inspiration to never give up! To always keep trying and to endure to the end!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


You know I have been asking myself this question so much lately.  Why is the sky blue, why do rainbows happen only after rain, why do somethings happen to some people and not others? I'm sure you are probably wondering what any of this has to do with life but it has a very huge significance.  There are rainbows after rain, because in order to have beauty you have to have pain.  God gives us all trials, some are in different ways and some hit us harder than others, but he will never push us harder that he knows we cant handle.  I have been told numerous times since i have been here that I am different from many other girls. I dont know what makes me that way? Whether its my personality or just the way I treat people I really dont know? This is one thing that has me quite baffled. Moving to Wyoming for this temporary time has been a very great experience for me.  It has been filled with hard trying times as well as some very sad and lonely times, but those times have meant the most to me and have impacted me the most! I have grown so much in spirit as well as self confidence wise.  I never knew that something like college could change someone so much but it really has done for me! I'm more willing to go out and serve and be that example in Gods church.  I am more willing to be the best I can be and always give my best! I am a proud daughter of God and I'm gonna strive to be the best I can be so when I go home to Him, he will tell me that He is happy with me. 
I still dont know why somethings happen but I feel that one day things will all come together and I will understand why things happen the way they do!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

wow its been a while

Sorry it has been so long since I last wrote.  Anyways this last weekend we went to Cour d' Alene Idaho, must I say that is the most beautiful place I have ever been! I want to go back there so badly just to see the beauty.  We played two teams while we were there.  We lost the first game but it was a great game, we just didn't step it up until the second half.  Then our second game we played went alot better! We won that game even though we only had one girl that could sub in that game, due to injuries the day before.  Both of these games I got to play the full 90 minutes! It was pretty awesome, and I actually was in way better shape than I thought I was, because I wasn't completely worn out once the game was over.  Our next game was yesterday Tuesday September 28. It was a home game, and wow it was a great game!! We came out kind of weak but then became really strong.  The second half we kicked butt, then the other team came back and tied up the score.  We went into double overtime, and a stupid mistake in the defensive line brought us a loss.  This was another game that I got to play the full 105 minutes (90 minutes plus overtime).  It was a great game and I had alot of great saves.  I even assisted a goal which was pretty amazing!!
Life has been going a little bit more smoothly but it still kickes me in the butt most the time.  Its so hard being away from home and being away from every one I love.  This has been an amazing experience and I wouldn't change it for the world, I just wish somethings could happen differently sometimes and that God would give me a glass ball showing me what I'm going to do with life.  It would surely make things so much easier.  I never ever would have thought I would be going to Wyoming to play soccer for a college team, but I have done it, If I can do it I know anyone can! I'm so excited that I get to go home this weekend for my birthday, it is a very well needed vacation. 
Anyways thanx everyone for your love and support! It helps more than you could ever imagine! I'm so greatful for all the friends and family I have that do support me and that do tell me I can do it.  It would have been so easy for me to just give up and stop trying, but then I wouldn't become as strong as I am today, I wouldn't know God for who he truely is, and I would always be second guessing myself wondering if I really made the right decision. 
I'll try and keep this more up to date and try and keep everyone more informed.  Thanx again everyone! I love you all so much!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Wow! Its been a while since I have been on here, and must I say alot has happened. So far we have had five games.  The first one was not so pretty so we are just gonna pretend like it never happened and move onto the second one.  Our second game went pretty good we played against the University of Great Falls.  They were a really good team and had alot of great passes and great tactics.  We lost to them 3-0.  It was a fun energetic game and it helped us to know that we needed to get our heads out and play college soccer!  Our next game in Salt lake also went pretty good.  We played a great game and  learned alot of great lessons.  I learned that if you actually want to play in a game then tell your family not to come, because this is the one game that my family could come to and I played maybe ten minutes! I was very frustrated at this time, especially since I worked my butt off the practice before.  But oh well it wasn't worth the complaining over.  Now that i'm sorta caught up ill talk about our two games in Kansas.  Let me just start out by saying, HOLY LONG BUS RIDE!!! We were on the bus for over 15 hours for the way there then the same on the way back.  Our first game against Kansas went great!! We won 3-0 and played really well!! Coach was very proud of us! I was glad I at least got to play the last ten minutes, along with Jessica (the only other mormon playing soccer at this school).  Then the next day at two was supposed to be our second game but when we arrived there were no refs alligned out so we waited for an hour and fourty minutes until we finally had two show up.  It was so windy by the time we played and it was on turf so the ball would just roll for miles!  It was so insane, to watch them play soccer! This game ended in a tie after double over time.  It was a very slow paced game, and yet again me and Jessica the only two girls on the team who actually have morals, sat the bench.  It pretty much sucked because we were the only two sitting there! I'm starting to wonder if this is going to become a trend.  Anyways Soccer has been good for the most part I guess.  Other than every time I walk on the field the goalie from my team criticizes me from the time I walk on till the time I walk off.  The very first thing she said to me on our second game we ever played was: Great why the heck is she playing, she cant play for the life for her, she really should just give up on this game and find something else to do.  Then her best friend said, "oh I know, its ok Ill make sure her person is always marked since she wont do it!" That is one thing that really affected me and it made me want to just call it quits, but I didn't I held in there and tried harder the next time, only to be just as discouraged and humiliated the next game.  I never thought I was a Great soccer player but I didn't think I was completely Awful.  I guess we all get a little cocky at times and this was just my reality check for the time. 

Well I don't know if i'm gonna be here much longer but I guess if I am then I have to learn to stick up for myself and stick up for what I believe! Its already been a long journey and I'm trying to make the best of it.  Eventually it will simmer down and I'll be able to focus, but as for right now I'm just the laughing stock of the team. 

I'm gonna end with this quote that has been helping me get through: "All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why.  Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.  It's what you do for others.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

first week of college soccer

Let me just start out by saying this: If you love being with your family and friends then moving three states away is not recommended.  This has been the hardest thing I have had to do yet.  Its been so difficult for me to gain the concept of it all. Soccer has been amazing and its been a great experience but it has been so hard on me emotionally.  I was actually doing pretty good until today when I thought about all the great sunday dinners with my family.  I guess i took advantage of that too much because now that they are gone I'm really missing it.  I took a lot of things for grantid because now that I dont have them I am really beginning to wish I did.  Like my own room for insance, I had privacy and was able to do anything I wanted and now I have to share a room with someone I dont really know.  She doesnt like the same things I do and it makes it really really tough.  Another thing I took for grantid was the occasional dates I got with Colton or just being able to say hey I'm coming down for the weekend.  Now I cant do that anymore and Its really tough.  Or the simple little kisses on the cheeks I gave to my parents every night before bed.  Or the sweet soft wispers of I love you's from Kayden.  It has been really rough. 

Alright enough of my sob story.  Soccer so far has been pretty good.  The day we arrived we went to the soccer field and got right down to business.  We ran a couple laps then started with our ball tactics.  It was actually quite fun.  We got to know some different things about our team members and just have a great time.  The second day we weren't quite as lucky.  We woke up and had practice at nine and it wasn't the easiest thing ever it also wasn't too hard.  We had to do a bunch of obsticals, such as: ladders, push-ups, burpies, sit-ups, tires, a mile run, and a few other things.  We were busy for a little over two hours.  Then we went to lunch and at three we had soccer practice where we worked on tactics.  Thursday was probably the hardest day for me because we had to run 4.5 miles in the heat of the day.  That was for sure a killer for me and many of the other girls.  It was so insane.  Then we had the same afternoon practice.  Friday was much like wednesday was, obsticals in the morning and tactics in the afternoon.  Its been a pretty good adventure just very stressful and rough on the emotional level.  On top of all this I pulled my hamstring pretty good the first day which was a pain! I had to get a shock treatment done on it to make the muscle stronger which kinda hurt but it felt alot better once it was done!

Anyways this has been my first week in Wyoming and i'm hoping and praying that it will get better! I'll keep you all updated!

Love always Megan

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Soccer Schedule

For anyone who wants to keep updates on my games while away at school here is where they will be! Here is a list of my games and when they are!

2010-11 Schedule / Results

Date              Time         Opponent                        Location                        
Sun, Aug 15 11:00 AM Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT

Tue, Aug 17 2:00 PM University of Great Falls Great Falls, MT

Sun, Aug 22 10:00 AM Salt Lake City Community College Club Team Salt Lake City, UT

Fri, Aug 27 4:00 PM Dodge City Community College Dodge City, KS

Sat, Aug 28 2:00 PM Cisco Community College Dodge City, KS

Sat, Sep 4 12:00 PM Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, NE

Tue, Sep 7 3:00 PM Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs, WY

Thu, Sep 16 10:00 AM Laramie County Community College Powell, WY

Sat, Sep 18 11:00 AM North Idaho College Powell, WY

Fri, Sep 24 3:00 PM North Idaho College Coeur d'Alene, ID

Sat, Sep 25 12:00 PM University of Idaho Club Team Coeur d'Alene, ID

Tue, Sep 28 4:00 PM Western Wyoming Community College Powell, WY

Wed, Oct 6 10:00 AM Western Nebraska Community College Powell, WY

Fri, Oct 15 4:00 PM Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY

Fri, Oct 22 TBA Region IX Tournament Scottsbluff, NE

Sat, Nov 6 TBA District Tournament TBA

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Wow I cannnot believe I have already graduated from High School. Although I must say, it was for sure an amazing weekend. We had a bunch of family and friends that came here from Salt Lake and the St. George area. I was so thankful for everyone that came! I had a great time, between the BBQ and all the city people trying our amazing BBQ turkey, all the way down to Gage (Korrie's little boy) crawling into the dog Kennel. We had a lot of fun, On Thursday night I went to grad night and had some fun. I was so tired and out of it that I didn't really know what was going on. We the seniors went to the Prince of Persia and i honestly couldn't tell you what it was about for the life of me. Then right after that which was two in the morning we had breakfast at the College. One of the biggest rules our school had for the actual graduation ceremony was to wear nice clothes, including nice dress shoes. But as you can see i rebelled and wore my amazing green converse. I was the only one to wear bright green non dress shoes! It was so much fun, and the funny thing is, all the administration admired my amazing shoes.

Now that High school is out of the way, I have the opportunity to have all my school paid for from a full ride soccer scholarship! Its such a great offer and of course I took it, but it took A LOT of thinking about, seeing it is eleven hours from my family and friends! It was the hardest decision I ever had to make, but it will be so worth it! One of the quotes that is now my favorite is what is helping me cope with all this stress and crazyness, it reads: "With any major decision there are cautions and considerations to make but once there has been illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from the good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now. Don't give up when the pressure mounts. Face your doubts. Master your fears."  Anyways i thought i would get started on my Journey through life after High school and let everyone know how life is and what is even going on :)