18 May 2009


Hey all! It's been awhile... A lot has happened since I last wrote. First off, it snowed during reading days. Haha. This picture is just the aftermath - it was a lot worse at about 3 am. I only know because I may have been at Zac and Sarah's playing Tetris until that obscene hour of the morning. :) Because, you know, that's what college graduates do...

I also had my 22nd birthday! It was a LOT of fun. The day was beautiful, church was great, and we had a rockin' celebration that evening. Many of my friends came which was AWESOME. Thanks all! The guys made a yummy homemade German chocolate cake, AND they somehow managed to get a copy of Savannah Smiles for me! I hadn't seen that movie in so long, so we popped it in and had a great time watching it. Love you guys! :)

And...I graduated!! [Everything is officially official now - I got my diploma in the mail today!] It was a BEAUTIFUL day, and we were able to get some awesome pictures. We heard from Elder Nelson and President Uchtdorf. Sarah and I had to stifle our laughter during commencement as we watched a graduate in front of us struggle [in vain] to stay awake...When he finally conked out, his tassel was hanging over his lips and he was, like, eating it. Ha! Anyway, it was great to have family in town for graduation and catch up with everyone [Thanks mom and grandma and Aunt Karen and Uncle Art and Bev and Sheila and everyone else... I love you all! :)].
Now that it's spring and beautiful, I love spending time outside. I'm working as a research assistant on campus, preparing for the research I'll continue this fall as a grad student. I'm doing a lot of reading and thinking and drafting different documents. It's really quite interesting and fun stuff. :) In my free time I'm doing a lot of reading and playing and rocking out. I love Provo in the summer months - everything is so much more relaxed!I'm planning on roadtripping home and back in the beginning of July. Hopefully things will work out with that. Elizabeth has expressed interest in coming along, too, which will be a lot of fun. I want to see Pageant while I'm back home, then stop in Kirtland and Nauvoo on the way back. Hopefully I can catch a night of the Nauvoo: City of Joseph Pageant, too.

Anyway, I'll try to keep y'all updated on any fun happenings in my life... Peace!