April 21, 2010

Going All Out

..For graduation!!

First of all, Emma graduated from LDS Business College last week. Go Emma!
                                  If you look closely you can see Emma and her friend, Adeline.

My mom arrived for both our graduations last week and we've just been having a party while she's here.
                                                                   cute picture, guys!
                                               I was there of course and Grandpa came too :)

This week for FHE we hiked the Y. My mom had never done it before and neither had Steve, so we decided to do it to get us in the mood for graduation...which is tomorrow!!!

                                                    Here we are, just starting off the hike.
                  There's my mom sitting on the Y. The hike's a lot longer than it looks like it's going to be.
                                                            Here I am, posing on the Y :)
                                        and it was practically dark by the time we came down.

Today I got to pick up my cap and gown at the Hinckley Center on campus. I had never been in that building, and neither had my mom and so we took some pictures!!
                                            Super nice on the inside....These are for you, dad!!
                                                        Super nice on the outside, too.....
                                       And a picture in front of a picture of BYU campus. COOL.

Yesterday I finished my last final, today is my last day of work at Sewell Direct, where I've worked for a little less than 4 years! I already feel like a free woman now. Can't imagine how I'll feel after tomorrow when I'm an official BYU graduate too!!
And to all those who can come, Steve and I are having a graduation/goodbye party at Nielsen's Grove Park in Orem tomorrow at 6:30 PM. SO EXCITING!

April 9, 2010

Two Weeks.

First of all, it's been about two weeks since the last time I posted. :S
Since then, Steve and I have been up to a lot.

I presented my senior thesis on "what makes a language prestigious" at the "mock" symposium and I think I did pretty well :) Again, thanks for participating in my survey. And now I need to write the paper. Oh boy.

Juliette was born! She's a beauty! And I will post pictures when I see her in only 2 weeks!

Steve's family came down for conference. Steve's grandparents got us pretty close up seats. I'd never been that close before! Thanks Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Charlene :)

We really enjoyed conference. Now we just have to finish reading the talks from 6 months ago before they publish the ones from this conference! Time just flies.
                                     Steve's extended family and us outside the conference center.
                                                           Us with Steve's grandparents.

We spent Easter with Steve's mom, Craig, Alyse and Benjo. We had a great time with them.
This is how we spent Easter day. Yep, watching conference on the laptop and all snuggled up on the floor. We have yet to buy a tv. Gotta pay the bills first!!

                                                   Our beautiful Easter dinner with family :)
                                        I loved having family around. Soon my mom will be here too!

                                                                 Steve made the roast.
                                            And I made the beautiful strawberry shortcake. :D
And Benjo went on an Easter egg hunt by himself. He has to remind everybody that he's only 11 and likes doing things that any normal kid likes to do since the rest of us are so much older than him. And so Steve hid the eggs for him. In really hard spots. Not.

 That evening, after Easter dinner, after watching conference and after Craig and Alyse left to go back to BYU-I, and while Steve was watching videos of giraffes fighting (seriously, watch this), I got cabin fever from being inside our apartment ALL DAY LONG. So, we went on a walk and

                                                              took more pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                   aww cute brothers :)

This past week I also had my Welsh choir performance. Welsh club is so cool and I have no idea how I became a part of the choir. haha. I have never been to Wales and I have no idea when I will go. But did you know that Catherine Zeta-Jones is Welsh? I didn't either! But Welsh is definitely rubbing off on me. I can't believe it but I dreamt in Welsh the other night!
                                                  (example of one of the songs we sang)
Thanks for coming Steve, Yvonne and Emma (and thanks for being my paparazzi, Emma ;)

And lastly, to sum up the past two weeks, we saw my Uncle Michael perform in the Encore ballroom performance tonight! They invited the alumni of the BYU ballroom company to celebrate the 50 years since it began!
                               He had a blast! And so did we. Thanks for inviting us, Uncle Michael :)

Now, in the next two weeks, I will be finishing my thesis, taking finals and graduating!!!! in exactly two weeks from yesterday.

How's that for an online diary ;)