Monday, March 2, 2009

Guitar Hero Champions

So it's been a while since the last post, but we had a really fun weekend so I thought I'd share. On Friday night we went night skiing at Brighton with Todd. It was really fun, but our night ended a little early because for some unknown reason Utah Power shut Brighton down that night. But it was a good deal for us because now we can go back another night and ski for free. So we got a little extra time in on the slopes to warm our legs up. Then Saturday night Brian and I went to our friend Trina's house for some dinner and some Guitar Hero. It was so much fun! I think I have an unexplored talent for the game. I can do the guitar and the bass, but the drums blew my mind. I had very little coordination on that instrument! Brian, however, seemed to rock the drum set. So now we know, if we ever get the opportunity to compete in a Guitar Hero contest again, I'm the guitarist and he's the drummer. Destiny has called, why not answer?

Monday, December 1, 2008


Last night Brian and I got home from our Thanksgiving trip and we found a certified letter from Nova (in Florida). It was an acceptance letter! Yes, Brian got accepted at the earliest possible moment from one of his top two choice schools. We were very excited. And if we end up going there, you could all come visit us and go to a beach that looks like this! The school is very near Miami, Florida. HOORAY FOR BRIAN!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Long Time No Post

SO life has been pretty crazy around our little apartment lately. We've been playing catch-up from all the things we missed due to dental school interviews. Also, I just took my big national exam for Speech-Language Pathology. I won't get my scores back for another month, so I don't know if I passed yet, but at least I don't have to study for now! It's nice. Hurray for Thanksgiving and some time away from class...I can't wait. Also, my good friend Addie gets home from her mission on Wednesday! I can't believe it's already been a year and a half. And I can't believe that I'll get to talk to her in 3 days! Life sure comes at you fast. You just have to hold on and try not to get pulled off the boat.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween Cupcake Pops

So I got a little crazy last week when Brian was gone for an interview and I decided to make these cute Halloween cupcake pops. They were so much fun to do! I found them on the wonderful Bakerella blog (listed on my page here). Here they are.

Spooky black cats

Wrapped-up mummies


Creepy crawly spiders

and Witches.

These were so much fun to make, and the best part is that they actually taste good too! They're not too complicated once you do a few and get the hang of it. My mom is also making some this week for her Halloween book club party because she saw the pops I made and loved them. You should look them up on Bakerella's blog and try some on your own!

Las Vegas Weekend

Brian and I went down to Las Vegas last Thursday for his UNLV Dental School interview. It went really well. He really liked the school because it was very new and they have all the latest technology. The whole school is digital- they don't have any paper records anywhere! And the classrooms have huge plasma screens all around the room for viewing PowerPoints and such. It's pretty high tech over there. We also got to spend some time with my family which was a blast. We hung out with these little munchkins.

We got to see our niece Carissa's primary program on Sunday as well, which was very fun. Carissa's class had the assignment of telling how they could be missionaries. Carissa walked up to the microphone, and with no hesitation and no shyness at all she said, "I can be a missionary by singing primary songs at the grocery store." It was very funny and the audience got a kick out of it. It was a great weekend and it was hard to come back home to school, but we had to get back because Brian leaves for his next interview tomorrow morning! This has been one crazy month.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cabins, Shakespeare, and Scarlett O'Hara

This weekend Brian and I went down to Cedar City where we met my parents and my sister Karli. On Friday night we went to see Julius Caesar at the Shakespearean festival. It was a very good production. The actors spoke the lines from the play as they were, but they were dressed in modern clothing (ie. wearing business suites while at the capitol and wearing fatigues while on the battlefield). I thought this would really bother me, but it was actually a very good production. I didn't even notice the costumes after the first 20 mintues.
Then Friday night we went up to Duck Creek to stay in a cabin that my parents had rented. It was a very cute, cabin-y place and we had a blast there once we found it! Heading up the mountain in the dark, we had trouble finding the cabin because the cabins are not numbered in order! On the road Heavenly Dr., it goes #575, then #596, and then #566, which was the cabin we were staying in. Now that's good Utah sense right there. So after almost breaking in to the wrong cabin we finally decided to head back up the road and we found the right one. Thank goodness we figured this out before someone saw us trying to break into their neighbor's cabin!
Saturday afternoon we headed back down to Cedar City and saw another play called Moonlight and Magnolias. It was a farcical look at the week during which the screen play for the movie Gone With the Wind was written. It was very funny. These three characters are locked up in a room together for five days trying to get the screen play done. They start to get a little crazy towards the end and I couldn't help but think, "Hey, this is like me writing my thesis!" I could really empathize with the characters.
We had a great weekend, but it's back to real life now. Hopefully my attempts to finish my prospectus will turn out better than things turned out in the play!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This Sums It Up

For the past two weeks, Brian has been receiving more and more interviews for dental school. We are so grateful for all these opportunities. BUT this also means that we've been trying to schedule all the interviews and buy all the plane tickets to get there. We're trying to find flights that will work with my schedule (so I can take him to the airport), with our friends' and family's schedules (for those people who live in the cities where he'll be interviewing), and Brian's schedule (so that he doesn't miss too many school days in a row and flunk this semester, making all these interviews somewhat pointless). It's a little hectic.
Meanwhile I'm trying to work on my thesis at break-neck speed. I'm about halfway through my Review of Literature section and I'm trying to finish the other half by the end of the week. It's getting a little hairy, but at least it'll be over soon! Things are a little crazy right now, but life is still wonderful. Brian and I have so much fun together. It's so nice to be able to come home from a stressful day and just crack each other up while we cook dinner and do the dishes together. Thank goodness for having fun with the small things in life. It's like President Hinckley's quote about how you can't wait around for life to be perfect or you'll spend a lot of time feeling ripped off. You have to find joy in the small moments. Just a little philosophy that I'll slip in between all the craziness.