Sunday, February 27, 2011

A picture of someone/something that has had the biggest impact on you

I'm doing this out of order, but I wanted to save this post for today. On February 28, 2003, the world lost three incredible people and heaven gained just a few more angels. I have encountered a decent amount of death and funerals in my life, but none have made quite the same impact that this one did. The three angels that so tragically lost their lives on that day, Brian Ellsworth, Micheal Heykoop, and Caitlyn Craig, were not ordinary individuals. I know that is said about a lot of people who have passed, but it is true. They were extraordinary. They touched so many lives, and continue to do so today. I know I am not alone when I can honestly say that they have changed my life. Loosing your friends in a terrible car crash at 15 years-old is not an easy thing to go through. Watching the entire class of '06 become so transformed by this event, bonding in an unbreakable way, and 100% knowing that at the end of the day, any person in our class could call another at any point in their life, and they would be there for them, is something truly spectacular. Brian, Michael, and Caitlyn taught us that life is short. Sometimes way to short. They taught us that above all, love those around you. Be there for them. And don't take any moment for granted. I will never understand why this had to happen to such GREAT people with such big hearts. But what I do know is that through all of this, many lives were touched and changed. I can only hope that I can continue to live my life to the fullest, in the way they so faithfully did. Even though they went to Heaven at 14 and 15-years old, they LIVED such incredible lives...Impacting SO many people. I can only hope that I can touch as many people in my lifetime.

Brian, Michael, and Caitlyn...know we love you endlessly. We miss you terribly. You will NEVER be forgotten. THANK YOU for showing us what it is like to live everday to the fullest, and leaving us with a lifetime of smiles~

 ~Last day of school Senior were STILL with us~


~We love you guys!~


~Successfully passing the Graduated Driving License Law in 2005~

~I took this from Jess (your doing great things with these ladies)
CSH will always remember~

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Happy :)-- "Sweet Serendipity" Lee Dewyze

* And I’m doing just fine * I’m always landing on my feet * In the nic of time * And by the skin of my teeth * I ain’t gonna stress * Cause the worst ain’t happened yet * Somethings watching over me *
*Like Sweet Serendipity*

Sad--"It'll be all Ok" JC VanLuyn

* Step on outside * Can you see the stars tonight * There's one bright light * Shining on you, that's me tonight * I'm right by your side * All you have to do is close your eyes * I'll be right by your side * Sleeping with you while you sleep tonight * It'll be all ok...*

Bored--Anything T-Swift

*You are the BEST thing that's ever been mine!*

Hyped--"Less than Perfect" Pink

*Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel * Like you're less than, less than perfect * Pretty pretty please, if you ever ever feel like you're nothing * You are perfect to me! *

Mad--"King of Anything" Sara Bareilles

* Who cares if you disagree? * You are not me * Who made you king of anything? * So you dare tell me who to be? * Who died and made you king of anything? *


"Mean" Taylor Swift haha

* I bet you got pushed around * Somebody made you cold * But the cycle ends right now * Cuz you can't lead me down that road * And all you are is mean. And a liar. And pathetic. And alone and life and mean...Why you gotta be so mean? *

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 06 - Favorite super hero and why

Captain Underpants!!!!

Umm..he is a super hero...that wears underpants. Do I really need to explain why I think he is AWESOME?!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you’ve been

I thought it would be fun to show you our adventures thus far with the Army..."Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

* Ft. Lewis, Washington *
"Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!"

* Ft. Benning, Georgia *
"You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed. You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest."

* Ft. Drum, New York *
"I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you...But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl...So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act."

"And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have

I have developed a terrible habit of speaking without thinking. It is a habitual problem that I have been suffering from for years. It leaves family and friends with a deer in the headlights look as I continually blurt out the infamous, "Cassie-isms." So without further-a-do, here are some of the most brilliant statements said. You might learn a thing or two from my genius comments ;)

*The Red Rocks ARE in fact, very real…God made them on the 8th day

*You do have to be dead before you can be an organ donor

*If you clean the hard wood floor with canola oil…it won’t ruin it, it will just be really shiny and extra slippery

*The gas tank is on the left side of the car…no matter what gas station you are at

*You can’t cut bread very well with the knife upside down, or vacuum a hardwood floor with it upside down either

*No, Bryan does NOT have brights on the back of his truck. Those are just the reverse lights

*If you write a college essay for a j-school class and write “duck tape” instead of “duct tape,” your essay will be read aloud in front of the entire 200-person lecture

*It is possible to tip room service $30 on $5 worth of ice cream…hopefully they will be nice enough to knock on your door and tell you that you made a mistake

*Contrary to popular belief, airplane tires are actually very small…I know…who knew?!

*Just because you go, “back east” doesn’t mean you will go, “forward west.”

*Under no circumstance does, “Quiero ser desnudo,” mean, “I’m hungry.” Even if Maddi and Erin tell you differently

*The place where you pour anti-freeze into the car looks like two backwards candy canes…even if common folk refer to that icon as “windshield wipers.”

*Fascinations is NOT a cheaper version of Victoria’s Secret (insert shocked face when I walked in)

*You can go into the men’s bathroom at the airport, give the man coming out of the stall a dirty, disgusted look while he gets flustered at the thought that HE is in the wrong bathroom, and then have a second man walk out of another stall, realizing I am the one that doesn’t belong

*Leaving oil in a pan on high heat for to long WILL start a fire

*Goldfish (the food) are made hallow from yeast…just call customer service, they will transfer you to someone who will inform you of this

*Alaska is actually up north, not south like they always show in the corner on maps

*When asked how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver correctly, the appropriate response is NOT to give the patient five “pelvic” thrusts. Those will not save the patient, five “abdominal” thrusts will.

*When someone walks into Victoria’s Secret and holds out their arms, you shouldn’t automatically assume that they want a hug. It could be that they in fact, just want to be measured…

*And last, just as an FYI…the 8-cups of water you need to put in Kool-Aid don’t actually go IN the packet itself

So the next time you speak without thinking and someone’s response to you is, “your pretty,” shut your mouth, swallow your pride, and chalk another Cassie-ism up on the board…

.......Life is tough.......

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends

Hahahaha...well I can't pick just one. My friends are my life...get cozy and enjoy!

* Summer 2007 *

* Senior Year of High School...Halloween *

* Senior Prom *

* High School Graduation *

*College Roomies *

* Fall of '07...maybe ?! *

* Summer '07...Bryan's LDAC Graduation in Seattle * 

*CU vs. CSU...Go BUFFS!!!! *

* 911 Stairclimb with my Missy Boo *

* BolderBoulder '10 *

*Cops and Robbers 5k *
Shanney the Bananney and John King Kong
Kanye West and Taylor Swift

* IRISH SNUG rub club!!! Spooinin' Kyle! *

*My 21st Birthday! *

*Chelsea's 21st Birthday *

*My TRACK loves! *

* Indoor Big 12's *

* Last Big 12's...Lubbock, TX '09 *

* My Best Friend's Wedding *

* Madison Bell...I LOVE the way that sounds *

* My Lainey :) *

* My other family! I Love you guys! *
And last, but NOT best friend....