Tuesday, April 5, 2011


This is a rendition of the Friday song a few members of cloudNINE created.

Take a look!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Newest cloudNINE member: stanzie

The Stanze, Stanzie, is a quiet soul that loves to laugh and read. I love this photo of her. She is so happy and this is her actually laughing. I love capturing moments like this. She is a good soul.

newest cloudNINE member: teresa

These photos were taken at the beginning of the semester April 2010. I think this photo is awesome. Teresa is awesome. When she finally grows up she wants to become an Art Teacher. She's one cool lady.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Hey its my birthday!!! I'm having a HUGE birthday bash on April 21st in cloudNINE at 8:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited! This will be a great time to meet everyone in Greenbrier!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Time Flies.

This week everyone in cloudNINE moved out except me, Sara Malone moved back in, Megan and Dorthy ended their college career through graduation, and I watched it all happen.

What a great two semesters this has been. I don't think I could have asked for a better experience.

To Dorthy: Thank you for being so dedicated in everything that you do. I have learned so much about endurance in all things that are good because of your example.

To Cari: Thank you for always wanting to serve me. I learned what true kindness really is through your example.

To Megan Farris: Thank you for being so fun loving. I learned so much about laughter and fun. You have really brought light into my life.

To Christina: Thank you for being you. You are so down to earth and fun. You have taught me so much about friendship. Thank you for being my friend

To Megan Adams: I can't thank you enough for all of the fun times we have shared and for everything that you have taught me. This is the end of an era for us, the time we spent together I will never forget, even though you will. haha.

It may seem as though cloudNINE is being ripped apart, but really this is a great opportunity for each of us to move onward and upward. I pray that we will all stay dedicated to the gospel of Jesus Christ and never forget the fun times we had together!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dear Future cloudNINE members

(I just thought I would post this for all new members to refer to.)

My name is Natalie Hupe and I am the founder and Co-President of cloudNINE. (Co-President because once you move in you will also be a Co-President as well. "Equality in cloudNINE at all times.") I am pleased to welcome you to this elite club. It is very important that you know a little about cloudNINE before you move in so that you may answer questions properly when you move in.

First, cloudNINE is NEVER referred to as "Apartment 9" it is ALWAYS referred to as cloudNINE. Everyone at GreenBrier knows of this apartment as cloudNINE and it took about two semesters to fully establish its reputation. So just be ready.

Second, cloudNINE is an elite club that was formed January of 2009. For more history of cloudNINE please go tonataliehupe.blogspot.com. (Please note that the blog has not been updated of the past two semesters but will be very soon. This will just give you an idea of cloudNINE.)

And lastly, this is the first time that only 2 of the 6 Co-Presidents will be returning, usually there are at least 4 of us, but due to graduations, people being off track and a marraige there will only be two.

It is a bittersweet time because we will be missing these great Co-Presidents, but at the same time we are really looking forward to a fresh view from you, our new Co-Presidents. I hope that we have a great semester together.

Our First Male Member

Jordan Waite has been an aspiring cloudNINE member since the fall of 2009. I am happy to announce that he has been accepted into this elite club, and he has great ideas for a new t-shirt.

More information and pictures are to come.

Congrats Jordan!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Elitism Never Falls

The two Co-Presidents of Cloud Nine that I would like to introduce are Megan Farris and Bora Malone.  These two girls are amazing and much to offer, although we now must say goodbye to Bora as she has moved just yesterday. 
Bora enjoys huanted swing sets, dancing, singing, and beautiful black men.  Lets give Bora a nice rhythm of snaps!
Next, we should give it up for Megan!  She enjoys screaming, burping, farting, and eating brownies.  There is no better fit for Cloud NINE.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I realize this blog has turned into a way for me to express how I feel about my roommates.  I want to say that this blog is also letting the world know the greatness of Cloud Nine, and the people in it.
After my roommates moved out about a week ago, I was saddened thinking I would never see them again, I thought, "No one can live up to the greatness of the original Cloud Nine Co-Presidents."  I even thought again, "These girls who move in will not be in the presidency because they will not be as cool."
I want the world, old and future Cloud Nine Co-Presidents to know that I was wrong.  It's hard to believe that I could be wrong, but I was.  I do miss the past Co-Presidents greatly, but there are more who belong to this Elite club.
Only four of us live in Cloud Nine as of now and each roommate is in fact a 'Co-President.'  Each has past the interview process with a breeze, and are now being publicly introduced with their new title.
Ladies we STILL live in Zion.  Do not you worry!
Our first shout out goes to Brionna Gamble: she is an artist who loves life! Brionna also enjoys swimming, farting, and eating brownies.  Please give Brionna a round of applause!

Friday, July 24, 2009


This morning I woke up to Kristen Miles coming into my room declaring, "I just wanted to say goodbye, I may never see you again."
As I gave her a hug, in my very groggy state, I had sadness overwhelm me.  These past two semesters have been the best experiences of my life.  My heart hurts knowing there are a few of my roommates that I will not ever see again.  
I just wanted to say that I love you all and that you will always be in my heart.  I guess I titled this blog "Regret." because I regret not doing more for my roommates or letting them know how much I really appreciated them and all of the moments we had shared together.  I truly do love all of you as sisters.
Thank you for everything.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Tribute

First impressions.

"What will she think of me?" 
"Will I really have to live with her for three months or more?"
"How is it possible for six girls to live together comfortably in one tiny apartment?"
"I hope she doesn't snore."
"Oh, great.  She's one of those girls."

Each semester seems to bring a surprise with every new roommate.   A girls happiness can, sometimes, be measured by her roommates.  

Will they laugh together?  Share stories?  Bond?

January 7, 2009

I was so excited to see what the Winter Semester of 2009 would bring.  It had to be better than the semester before.  I was prepared.  I checked in on time.  I moved my things in before anyone else.  I had sufficiently stalked my roommates on facebook.  I was ready for the semester to start.  Or so I thought.

Really, I just wanted a fun semester.  I wanted to feel at home and enjoy life.  I was ready for that.  

I wasn't ready for what that semester would bring to my life.

Jami Peets

When you laugh my heart smiles.  I'll never know where your energy and passion for life comes from.  You are one determined girl.

Megan Adams

I'll miss our late night conversations.  You are such a great friend to me and now that you're leaving who will laugh at my stupid jokes?

April 13, 2009

What I wasn't prepared for when I moved into Cloud Nine, were the friendships I would make.  Each member of Cloud Nine is unique.  We are sisters.  

I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to continue to live in Cloud Nine, but I will miss those who are leaving. 

To the New Members of Cloud Nine 

I am excited to share this semester of my life with you, just know that you have great shoes to fill.  You will add something unique and wonderful to Cloud Nine as well, and I can't wait to see your contribution.  

To the Original Members of Cloud Nine

You are all wonderful.  Each of you, whether you still live in Cloud Nine or not, will always be a member of Cloud Nine.  Also, you will always have a place in my heart.  You have each changed my life for the better.


I had no idea when I moved into Cloud Nine that I would love each of my roommates as my own family.  I thought I was prepared for this semester, but I wasn't prepared for this.  Thank you.  

This is your tribute.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Which Cloud Nine Member Are You?

Take this quiz to find out. Then leave a comment telling us about your results and how you feel about them.

1. If you were one of the following animals, which would you be?

a. Bunny
b. Pig
c. Heron
d. Puppy
e. Lizard
f. Sloth

2. How do you feel about self breast exams?

a. Ew.
b. That's what she said.
c. I enjoy teaching people this important skill.
d. For some reason, I’m thinking “Cinnamon buns.”
e. I leave town when people start discussing this topic.
f. People do that?

3. If a person was looking for you, where would they most likely find you?

a. On my bed, reading another classic novel
b. On the couch, watching some TV show on my laptop
c. At the library
d. No one ever knows where I am
e. Working on graphic design in the computer lab
f. In Utah

4. What was your last big accomplishment?

a. Eating five servings of French fries in one sitting
b. Not skipping class for an entire week
c. Running a 10K
d. Getting a boyfriend
e. Making a bunny cake with a snowball tail
f. Puberty

5. If someone saw you at a distance, how would they first recognize you?

a. They wouldn’t.
b. They’d probably hear me coming.
c. By my naturally curly hair
d. By my scarf-hat and bicycle
e. By my impeccable sense of style
f. By my stunning good looks

6. When do you plan on getting married?

a. After Jesus comes and makes everything right
b. 2009, it’s my time!
d. I’m dating someone right now, and things are going well. Anything could happen.
e. I don’t know.
f. I’ll be engaged by the end of the year.

7. If someone were to insult you, how would you respond?

a. I would call them a “wench” and threaten them with black eyes and/or broken bones.
b. “Your face is (insert the original insult here)? (i.e. “You’re weird.” “Your face is weird!”)
c. I would stubbornly and calmly defend myself.
d. Continue the conversation as if the insult were never said.
e. Cry.
f. I would tackle them, and if a fight ensued, I would most likely lose.

8. If you had invisibility powers, how would you use them?

a. I’d rob a candy store.
b. I’d run around naked and/or pants people.
c. I’d spy on my crush to find out what he/she thinks of me.
d. I’d float up to space.
e. I’d walk into people’s apartments and talk in weird voices, and once they were sufficiently freaked out, I would tell them to give me presents.
f. I’d watch my anime out in the open.

9. What is one word people would use to describe you?

a. Awkward
b. Loud
c. Normal
d. Happy
e. Giggly
f. Oblivious

10. Which “The Office” character are you most like?

a. Stanley
b. Dwight
c. Kelly
d. Pam
e. Angela
f. Andy


You are MEGAN. You like having a flexible schedule and being able to do things whenever you feel like it. At the same time, you enjoy school because it gives you a sense of accomplishment, and you enjoy learning new things. You enjoy being funny and laughing with people, but only when you have time. When you feel pressured to accomplish a task, you become a hermit until it is completed. You make jokes in uncomfortable situations, but only when you are around at least one other person that you know because you are generally shy, which is why a few people have accused you of being awkward behind your back. Fortunately, you have loyal friends who stick up for you and later inform you of these rumors. You are the coolest person in the world.


You are NATALIE. You crave attention. Whenever you come home, you announce it loudly as you walk through the door. If you feel neglected, you migrate until you find somewhere you can take your place in the center of attention. You enjoy playing games like “Twister” because you enjoy watching people make fools out of themselves. You also tell lies for the same purpose, but in the end, you usually admit you were making it up. You love being funny and often use the same jokes over and over again, which tends to work for you. However, you are extremely proud of yourself when you come up with a new one. You are constantly finding ways to improve and are often critical of yourself and your work. You are generous and outgoing and make friends very quickly. Everyone knows who you are and enjoys spending time with you.


You are DIANA. You are the normal one in your household. You go to class, study in the library, and make the most delicious cookies. You are a very good conversationalist. You love talking with people, but you are not into mingling, ironically enough. When something exciting happens in your life, you can be heard telling the same story on the phone multiple times because you have the desire to tell everyone, and you have a lot of friends. People sometimes unintentionally leave you behind in restaurants. Perhaps this is because you blend in with your surroundings. If someone says something you disagree with, you will debate, but you always remain calm. People love you for your pleasantness, your ability to laugh at a good joke, and your dedication to every task that is yours to accomplish.

You are JAMI. You are always cheerful unless you have
procrastinated a huge project and are pulling an all-nighter. In this case, you are frantic, but always likeable. You do not work well under pressure. You often come up with the most random things to say, and it is often hilarious. You love life and people, and they love you in return. You enjoy taking care of your body by running and not overeating. You are loyal to your friends. When you are dating someone, you wish other people the same happiness, and you and your boyfriend try to set others up on dates.


You are KRISTEN. You enjoy artistic things and are very creative. You are always laughing and coming up with random fun things to do, such as making secret Valentines and reenacting bad star trek scenes for the ward talent show. You have a great sense of style. You enjoy being a self-proclaimed president of Cloud Nine, so you can have the final say matters such as dinner or other important activities. Sometimes you are content with spending the entire weekend watching movies, while other times, you get antsy and really want to get out of the house and do something, although it is difficult for you to decide what.


You are MELISSA. You are quirky. You like to experiment with different accents and sing weird songs, and you have secret desires to have an extreme hairstyle and dress like a robot. You enjoy breaking out into dances that sometimes make those around you uncomfortable, not because it is dirty, but because your moves are strange, and you stand a little too close for comfort. You are a terrible listener unless you are truly interested in a topic, and as a result, many things people say go over your head and/or you immediately forget what was just said and ask the same question ten seconds later; however, your friends love you for this because it often provides cheap entertainment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Brief Look Into An Elite Life

Hi. I'm Megan. My roommates and I live in Apartment 9. During the first week of this, the winter semester in the year of our Lord, 2009, we came to the mutual agreement that "Cloud 9" was a more suitable title, as it more adequately alludes to the eliteness of our nonexistent, yet semi-existent club. Without going into a stream of incoherent scientific mumbo jumbo, "Cloud 9" is another way of identifying the cumulonimbus cloud, which takes its atmospheric position above the rest; therefore, when a person claims they are on Cloud 9, they are expressing the feeling of being on top of the world.

An extensive interview process is required of all potential members before admittance to Cloud 9 is allowed, enabling the self-proclaimed presidency (which varies on any given day according to who is available and/or feeling authoritative) to delve into the psyche of all applicants and examine their potential in terms of sophistication and respectability. We take matters such as appearance, dignity, and propriety very seriously at Cloud 9, and failure to live up to either specified or unspecified standards may result in the immediate and unlamented (from the presidency's perspective) termination of one's membership. Interviews may be conducted by one or more members of the Cloud 9 presidency and may include questions concerning the applicant's background, character, and any other issue the presidency deems pertinent. Excessive hesitation or stuttering in one's responses may disqualify the applicant.

In the unlikely incident in which a person successfully passes the interview stage, a thirty-day trial period is then extended. Immediate supervision of such persons by a member of the Cloud 9 presidency is required at all times during the 30 days. Trial members must submit a 500-word essay no later than the 10th day of their trial period, explaining in detail their unique reasons for seeking a place in the prestigious Cloud 9 family. The presidency will then review the essay and determine if the applicant should complete the remainder of the trial period or whether immediate termination of said period is necessary. Also during these first 10 days, trial members are expected to present the club with various baked goods on no less than 5 occasions. More is encouraged, but Cloud 9 cannot guarantee the increased likelihood of acceptance through these means.

On days 11-20 of the trial period, the applicant should keep Cloud 9 premises presentable at all times. Laundry of the presidency must be hand washed, hang dried, starched, and pressed; dishes must also be hand washed and organized within their appropriate cupboards; rooms must be freed from all debris and clutter, floors swept or vacuumed, and all hard surfaces polished. Any other tasks requested of the applicant are to be completed on demand, including, but not limited to meal preparation, homework tutelage, and musical entertainment.

Days 21-30 will consist of involvement in official Cloud 9 meetings where the applicant will take minutes and keep the presidency's glasses filled with freshly squeezed orange juice. On completion of these last 10 days, the applicant will present an elaborate power point presentation describing both his or her experience during the trial period and an original plan for Cloud 9 funding. This plan must have been extensively tested, guaranteeing a positive effect within Cloud 9 usage. In the case of acceptance, the applicant will be in charge of carrying out the described plan. Failure to significantly increase Cloud 9 profits may result in termination of membership.

Once membership into the elite Cloud 9 is achieved, the new member is welcome on Cloud 9 premises at anytime within the bounds of curfew (this excludes those who live at or have exclusive permission to stay for a predetermined length of time at Cloud 9. These are welcome regardless of the hour). It is a member's own responsibility to keep up to date with exclusive Cloud 9 activities as the presidency will be preoccupied with more urgent business, which may or may not involve the club. Continuation of random acts of kindness directed toward the presidency is encouraged.

(This statement is subject to change without notice, and a person's membership may be terminated at anytime with or without explanation, in which case reapplication will be necessary to continue membership.)

Unfortunately, the semester ends in a few weeks, leaving two vacancies in the Cloud 9 presidency. Presidency positions are only available to females, and she should consider herself very fortunate if she is able to obtain one of these positions. Those who are interested must also submit an application to Greenbrier Apartments. Keep in mind that any replacement presidency member has large shoes to fill, and an applicant must be willing to live up the elite Cloud 9 standards as a beacon of all things supreme.

Now that you are aware of what it takes to be a member of Cloud 9, here is a short video demonstrating some of the activities you will most likely be involved in once accepted. Note: this is not a reenactment.