Monday, April 20, 2009

Everything from Elegant Event Center Openings to Surgery to Prom!

1). I was asked about a month ago(?) to work at the Grand Opening of the Kemmerer Event Center. It was fabulous, however, since I was on the job I didn't feel like taking my camera would be appropriate! So here is what I have left from it. A delicious box of cookies + a bag of precious gems adding up to $50 bucks.

2). I know you all have probably been waiting for the beautiful pictures from my knee surgery;). But really, this isn't even that bad- I have been pretty thoughtful in waiting about 2 and a 1/2 weeks before posting a picture of it. I think it's lookin' pretty dang good if you ask me! The most exciting news is that I can walk again =)! An ability that was temporarily lost. I can't tell you how glad I am to have it back!

I have to thank my mom for the millionth time on here. She came down for my surgery and was so supportive. She stayed for about two weeks! I'm so grateful for her- I really have no idea what I would have done without here. And, because I was having such a hard time with the recovery my mom bought me the cutest sandals ever!! Pictured below... I wore them yesterday for church- I LOVE THEM! Thanks mom =)

Seriously, she rocks.

So my surgery was right before our week long spring break- which I was so grateful to have. I don't know what I would have done about school if we'd had it. And, a week after my surgery on Easter Sunday I had to speak. It went pretty well other than the my extremely pale face, the fact that I had to sit because standing was just no an option unless they were okay with me passing out, my occasionally/involuntarily crossed eyes (just kidding), falling asleep a couple times on the stand before and after my talk, and a few mixed up facts due to the dope I was on.... Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a tiny bit... but really, not too much to be honest.

I am currently recovering speedily, feeling better and better everyday, and doing extremely well with physical therapy (I'm a week ahead of schedule- thank goodness for that competitive Allen spirit I've got). Oh, and thank goodness for priesthood blessings- I'm so gratefull to have so many amazing worthy priesthood holders in my life.

3). Okay, so here in Kemmerer there is an extremely cute tradition of asking a girl or guy to a dance in some original way.

I arrived home Saturday night from a fun-filled game night with some of my friends (Amy, Jimmy,Kolby, Neshia, and Kayla) at about 11 pm- and since the surgery that is the equivalent to like 2 am for the average person. This fun-filled night also included a prom invitation for my friend Neshia! We stepped out of her house for a bit to find Hershey's Kisses scattered all over her walk way and a note that said "Now that I've kissed the ground you walk on, will you go to prom with me?" Cute right?!! Anyways, slightly out of it and extremely tired I climbed out of my truck upon my arrival home and began to walk up towards the house but when I looked up there was a random string blocking me from being able to go up the stairs. I investigated a little further to find the following note on the side... ( I decided to take these pictures the next morning after church so that all of you could enjoy this little adventure with me ;D )

...the notes continued and I have to say again that this was about 11:30 (aka 2 am for the average person not on pain killers and such)

....continuing onward

..almost there- yeah, right.

I thought this picture really captured the ridiculous amount of wind that I was trying to collect this string in! It was insane. I was still in my church clothes- meaning skirt- and you can only imagine how much fun that was ;).

The lovely collection of string that I was acquiring... I still have ton of it.

So, I didn't really get the last note...

...but, it's the thought that counts right?

Because I didn't really know where he was headed with that last note, I kind of had a hard time thinking of how I would reply. But, with the help of my awesome girl Neshia I was inspired! She said I could respond with like some sort of scripture and found the perfect one. I hope he caught the humor in it, and knowing Dallon I'm sure he did. Not that I'm trying to make a mock of the scriptures or anything!

(above) That is what I did! He is in the other seminary class so I decided I would tie up his scriptures with some of the string that he provided me with and have him find the answer in the " Book of Righteousness".

In case you can't read the note, it says: All the answers are in the Book of Righteousness.

...with the reference to Doctrine and Covenants 9:8

and for all of you who are like me and dont' have that memorized it reads:

But, behold, I say unto you that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.

Neshia also had a really cute idea for her response. The guy who asked her is a thrower for the track team and since Josey is the head coach we got a disc and a shot that she put cute notes on and left in his 1st period class today. The discus said " Discus gonna be a blast!!" and the shot said " Let's give it a shot!!"

I totally loved how cute all of this was. I've never even heard of people doing this kind of thing in real-life. Well, not in MT at least. Last year I was casually asked to prom on the phone- not that I didn't have a good time anyways, and since I grew up in Lewistown I didn't really expect anything different. So this whole thing was just so original and creative! I thought this whole experience was just too cute.

Also, Dallon actually lived in MT his 7th- 9th grade years and remembers a bunch of people from the Greatfalls/Fairfield/Augusta area. AND, his mom went to high school with my mom in Ronan- she was actually in my Uncle Chuck's class. It's such a small world- and that's probably in part because we're talking about Montana and Wyoming here ;).

4). Prom is this upcoming weekend so stay tuned!!!


  1. Arielle~Sounds like your doing great! What a fun/creative way to get asked to your senior prom! So jelous i never got to experience anything like that! I can't wait to see pictures from prom! I'll definitely be looking forward to them! Love you tons!

  2. I'm still laughing over your post ...what fun your humor! Sounds like you're having some great experiences there ...we're really missing you here. YW is not the same without you ...everyone LOVED the notes you sent! That's quite a picture of your knee. Hope all is healing well. I'll always remember the night of the injury ...quite scarry. We love you, Arielle!

  3. oh wow-- that's a lot going on your life right now love!! that's an insane way to get asked to a dance, there was one guy at my high school that did crazy things like that every time he asked a girl to prom and it was so bizarre because nobody else did it, but that's really fun that it's so normal there, that sounds like a blast!!

    i still don't even know what happened to your knee, but i'm so glad that it's healing okay!! that scar will be gnarly :) if anybody can pull it off it's you

    and i HAVE to know where those shoes are from. i almost fell out of my chair when i saw them, they're so great!!!

    love love love you