Sunday, February 15, 2009


So when I first started this blog, it was intended to be a blog about the Coons Family, hence the name, "Coons Cabin." But then...stuff just stopped happening in our family, and when things DID happen, my siblings already had it posted on their blog so I was like hey what the heck, I'm writing about myself! So I hope that you haven't been bored with me telling you all about my own life and whats going on...but hey. crap happens, and you'll get over it. And I'll be most definately updating you on the family things as well...but no promises of anything happening for a while!

Well, this week was a pretty awesome week in school!! Monday I got my Alg 2 test back and found that I got a 95% on it, and if you know me, you know that that is a very big deal for me! :D and I also got a 100% on my history test. I realized last semester when it was too late to change anything that if I really want straight A's, it's not going to happen unless I put my mind to it and not settle for less, and work my butt off. So I put my plan into action this spring semester, and so far, It's been working! My hard work is really paying off! I love when that happens! I just got this computer course called UPC (university prep center) and it basically is a ACT/SAT study program thing. Even though I am only a sophomore, it'll be good to get a headstart on it so it won't be TOO stressful when the time comes. Gosh I love high school. HAH! No, I really am enjoying high's just sometimes....yeah....nevermind. haha. Tuesday we had a Snow Day, Thursday we had shortened 3rd and 4th periods so we could have a pep assembly, friday was an early release, and then I have no school on Monday! Having this much off of school has been awesome...I just hope it's not hard to get back into the all day five days a week crap they make us put up with. =P I know, I'm such a baby!

I got back from a Bishop Youth fireside just a few hours ago and it was very entertaining! They had a newly wed couple, a middle aged couple who have been married for about 20 years, and an elder couple who have been married for 55 years talk to us about their marriages and how they came to be. It was funny to have the men tell the story, and then the women correct them on every detail! They all had very good advice! After the fireside had ended and we were all gathered around eating refreshments, a good friend of mine, Bekkah Lybbert and I were talking about how our best friends were boys. Bishop became part of our conversation and he let us know that to girls, boys will just be their best friend, but boys always look at it as more than that. They are your best friend, but if a girl showed interest in him, he would drop everything and date her. We got in a very big argument, and it just so happened that my very best guy friend was amongst the crowd. This discussion started with 3 people brought in a few more, and all of the adults said the same thing. They agree with Bishop. Even though I had a number of people tell me that your best guy friend will always see you more than a "Best friend" or "sister" I still refuse to believe that they have "feelings" for me all these years we've been friends!! But whatever... I have my guy friends and they can look at me any way they want...they jsut don't have to tell me! :)

Well, i hope everyone has a wonderful President's day! I know I will! I'm reading Tuesdays With Morrie, but haven't had much time to read w/ all of my homework and other books I am reading for english. So hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to read some of it! Geez, I have such an exciting life! WOOOH!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Enjoy The Beautiful Sunshine!

Not gonna lie...Flagstaff is full of psycho hippies. I thought San Fransisco and Berkeley were the places for that...but I stand corrected. This last weekend, I got the chance to go to Flagstaff with 2 of my best friends, Maddie and Marissa, and my cousin Katelynn. We went to the basketball game on friday night, went to the White Out Dance, and then went back to Maddie's house, too tired to even make sense in what we were saying. Maddie crashed in the car...

Marissa and Katelynn woke up WAYYY earlier than Maddie and I, (we woke up at 9:45) and then we got ready and piled into the car and headed down to Flag!! I got thinking on our way to Flagstaff how incredible it is that 4 girls who are SO different can be the best of friends. Just driving there, listening to Marissa and Katelynn talk about coach and chanel, and listen to their "gangsta" music, while maddie and I talk about our classes, interesting facts about the beatles and other bands our parents listened to, while singing along to the oldies station. When we arrived in Flagstaff, the 4 of us went to the rock climbing gym, Vertical Relief.

Yes...we all climbed that really skinny one!! :)

We were assisted by a very nice and dorky man named Jason. We called him Dave until we found out his real name. :) Once we learned how to belay our partners and the rules of it all, Maddie was climbing every rock she could get her hands on, and Marissa overcame here fear of heights. Katelynn and I were partners, and we had a wonderful time. We pretty much stayed on the same level as each other, which was really nice. She had a little bit of fun while belaying me...i'd get a foot off the ground and she'd just hold the rope there so I couldn't put my feet on the ground no matter how hard I tried. Family Love....

The four of us showing off our attractive climbing shoes.

After climbing for a few hours we decided to walk around Down Town Flagstaff to find a place to eat and do a little window shopping. We strolled around trying to find a Mexican Restaurant, and then we found The Black Bean. The Cook...oh my goodness, he was my favorite. He was sporting a pink bandana over his long hair that was pulled into a ponytail! He was singing along with the radio as if nobody was watching him. The food was incredibly delicious, and it was a very good source of entertainment for the four of us.

On the way back, we did some window shopping in this boutique...and the style i would say was very "earthy." The Manager of the store definately had a sense of she had signs all around the store that said...

The clothes were very interesting... definately not something I would wear to school. The Manager was very nice however, to tell us to "Enjoy the Beautiful Sunshine" on our way out... Man, we should've eaten at the "Veggie Joint" so we could get the full effect of the hippy. Peace and Granola as Marissa and Katelynn would say. After strolling around down town, we went back to the gym and climbed until we layed on the floor, too tired to move. But then we decided to move so that we could go home! I do not have any pictures of us climbing or anything. We all wanted to fit in just a little bit at flagstaff so we didn't style our hair and put on make up. (except Katelynn of course...) so pictures of our faces were strictly not allowed! But either way...this weekend was AMAZING...and I'm glad I could tell ya'll about it!