Friday, July 17, 2009

Ariel Nielsen Fisher

Ariel is now a married woman!!! She looked gorgeous of course in her dress and the reception and ring ceremony were beautiful. I posted my pictures on facebook, but here are some others that I have accumulated from other people so everyone can get the full impact. :)

Lawn where the ring ceremony was held

Flower girls walking down the aisle

Brynli, the youngest flower girl

Chase escorting his mom

Ariel and her dad

Waiting for the beautiful bride

The bouquet handoff

The happy couple

It's not difficult to see how much he adores her

Bridal party

Places everyone?


Walking back after the ceremony

Laughing with her soccer friends

She is a happy woman

The banquet hall at Snoqualmie Ridge
where the reception was held

The view from the head table

Chocolate fondue fountain :)


Getting some grub

I was smiling when I helped myself too

All the bridesmaids at the reception

Sarah & Elizabeth gettin a little tipsy :)
With the glasses that I used to toast with!

Everything turned out well, and I am so glad I was able to be there to see my best friend become a married woman! I will always love her and know she is going to be so happy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Finals are officially OVER! What a relief, I finally made it. Now I am so excited to go to my friends' wedding receptions, venture home to spend some long-awaited time with my family, and then experience my first summer in Provo. A new chapter in my life has officially begun. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


So I am awake here just after midnight in my humble Provo student apartment pondering the direction my life is taking lately. Or lack thereof would probably make a better description. I just realized that my priority registration date for fall semester was tonight at midnight, so I am frantically trying to decide which classes to take and what I want my schedule to be. But of course the BYU network is so backed up with crazy students all signing up at the same time that I am free to blog up my dilemma. Here I am about to finish my fourth semester at BYU and I STILL don't feel any closer to accomplishing anything. I have yet to apply to and hopefully get into the nursing program, or decide if that is even still in the cards for me. My chances are looking slim now that my college GPA is slowly declining and I just feel more and more burnt out as the days go by. Should I apply to other nursing programs? UVU? BYU-I? Get my bachelors at BYU in exercise science or something and then continue on in a two-year program elsewhere?
Growing up I always knew what I wanted. I got through school with the mentality "Do my best, and be the best." High school was a challenge I was more than ready to undertake. I knew I wanted a high ranking and to be placed in the satisfactory top 1%, but back then the way in which I went about it didn't really matter. Not many choices, and whatever classes I took would get me to my eventual goal as long as I did well. Now I have too many choices to comprehend, and I don't even know where to begin! Plus the ever-impounding pressures of finances, finally obtaining a car, a couple steady jobs, and maybe EVENTUALLY finding my prince charming so we can start that wonderful family life I've always dreamed of. But my life's journey is no where near over yet, and right now I'm not even sure where this part of it fits. I'm sure everything will turn out in the end as the Lord intended it, but until then, I just wish life would slow down for a minute so I could maybe catch my breath!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Welcome Spring!

So it's finally here. The time of new flowers, warm weather, and overall bliss... I'm so excited! An Arizona girl should not have to be surrounded by so much snow all the time.. it's just not natural! As wonderful as it is to welcome spring, Provo weather has yet to settle into a steady pattern. During "spring break" the week of March 16 (which was not a break for poor BYU students) I was able to wear shorts outdoors for the first time in months! So of course I was excited to put away ALL my bulky winter clothing except a couple sweatshirts, but alas the climate deceived me yet again and it began snowing soon thereafter. So for the past month I've been rotating my two lonely sweatshirts, but I refuse to get the other half of my wardrobe out of storage! Anyways, things are finally looking brighter, and I have been able to participate in some exciting events to welcome spring more fully.
Group that went to the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. This is a Hindu ritual that involves the welcoming of spring! And includes hundreds of people throwing packets of colored chalk powder at each other.. Gotta love it!
The Hindu temple where the festival was located. Isn't it gorgeous?
Crowd surfing! For a while there we were all looking around desperately so someone would not be thrown on our heads... Scary!
Michelle. She was the only one of us brave enough to crowd surf!
Caleb. I have him to thank for the lovely green smeared all over my face.
Brandon. Someone attacked only the left side of his body. Nice effect.
Final color accumulation. What a day!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Random Pictures

All right well here are some recent and some not so recent pictures that I thought someone might enjoy. Anything that gives a little insight into my life is good right?

[My makeshift portable mistletoe... I didn't get any kisses out of it though.. I'm not THAT desperate]

[Clayton and I when we were in Twin Falls for Cooper's baptism. He really enjoys my company.]

[Monthly dinner with my roommates from last year. This was for February, at Olive Garden.
Melissa, Paige, Jilian, Ariel, me
Paige had recently gotten engaged]

[Me and my current roommate Liz before going out to Happy Sumo for dinner.
I curled my hair so might as well get a picture to remember it...]

[Ariel & Brian on the night of their engagement, each calling family members and close friends to share the good news. I thought it was funny.]

[This is the spot! On a mountain overlooking Provo.]

[Me and Liz at Sub Zero. They make ice cream from milk and liquid nitrogen. I'm obsessed!]

[Roommate dinner for March at Red Robin. Kaitlyn made it to this one!]

Sunday, February 22, 2009


So this weekend I got to relax and hang out with some friends. Ariel's cousin Colin came down to spend some time with us and we had a lot of fun.

The sweet indoor pool house we partied it up in. One of my roommates hooked us up with this piece of majesty. Heated pool with jets for swimming against a current, hot tub, huge flat screen tv on the wall, and three rock slides (the tallest of which require you to wear a life jacket and helmet).

Colin and I at TUCANOS, an amazing brazilian grill restaurant. Pretty much unlimited everything, salad bar, rice and beans galore, fried pineapples and bananas. And all the delicious meat you can eat! (You should be able to see a server in the background with a skewer of tastiness in his hands.. garlic sirloin.. yes please!!)

Ariel and Brian at Tucanos. Ariel had just eaten a chicken heart for the first time. I think she secretly loved it.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Catching Up

All right so for New Year's this year my roommates and I went to Salt Lake for this public party thing. It turned out to be pretty lame to be honest, but at least we got out...[Four of the roommates: Ashley, Ariel, me, Liz]

[the "almost engaged" couple: Ariel & Brian]

[the unattached individuals]

[a classic Ariel & Nicole moment: my hair was very tangled]

[Ariel Brian & I at the BYU vs. Wake Forest basketball game]

Other than those specific events, I have basically just been getting through my first two weeks of winter semester. I've kept up with my reading for all my classes so far, so I guess we'll see if I can keep up with it. I've also started getting to know and hanging out with more people in my ward this semester, as I sort of developed a "homebody" label during the last month or so of last semester as I focused solely on my studies and work. Now I'm hoping to get a more balanced schedule figured out and not let myself get as stressed as I did last semester!