Monday, December 3, 2012

Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar.

As most of you know, I attended BYU and was on the cheer team there. There are not words to describe what an amazing experience that was. It was truely a once in a life time opportunity. I remember my coach telling us to enjoy this while we can. She was right. Looking back now, I miss it more than ever.

Practices for cheer were not optional. Everday I would wake up at 6:30, roll out of bed, grab my stuff for the day, and head to the gymnastics gym for 7am practice. I have to admit I don't miss making my body run, strech, jump, lift, and flip that early. I do miss everything else about it though.

I miss my team.
I miss being flexible.
I miss being able to do a flip whenever I want without the fear of landing on my face.
I miss cheering at BYU sporting events.
I miss big bows.
I miss talking with 30 girls everyday about their lives.
I miss the pump up music.
I miss wearing sweats everyday, and i really do mean EVERYDAY.
I miss trying to put on fake eyelashes everygame.
I miss performing with my team.
 I miss running hills.
I miss long plane rides with my girls.
I miss winning national titles with my team.
I miss Cosmo.
I miss it all.


Just in case you missed it this past year. Here's our performance. National Champs 2012 :)

So here's to my years as a BYU Cheerleader. I miss everything about it. I am officially a "has been" but I don't even care. It was unreal and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Zoo Lights

This weekend we went to ZOO LIGHTS! First of all just let me say, if you have never been to the Zoo Lights, you need to go. What is better than the joy of Christmas at the zoo?

Aust and I went to Zoo lights last Christmas at the Oregon Zoo. I always tell him that is when I knew I loved him. Christmas time :) It may or may not have taken him a little longer to realize that he loved and wanted to marry me. He was worth the wait though.

Yay Love! 

On to this year's adventure at the Zoo. We saw elephants, leopards, sea lions, monkeys, snakes, turtles, and even alligators! I also got to see my long lost friend Abby, who I see about once every 345,643,534 days. I'm obviously not bitter. Kidding. Love you Abbs :)

I think we'll make this Zoo Lights thing a tradition in the Cornilles family. 


Sorry about the crazy eyes...


This HAD to happen.

Christmas card?