Friday, August 31, 2007


I just got home from Cedar City! I went down yesterday morning to visit my best friend Diane and see her new baby! She is seriously adorable. Daisy is only a week old but she was so alert! She would open her eyes and look all around and be stretching her arms and legs all over. So cute. Diane had to go to class at 4 and then take her husband something at work at 9 so I got to babysit while she was gone! It's scary but she isn't too hard to watch sleep. :) Here's some pictures that we took this morning before I headed home!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Finally! I was able to get my parking sticker today! It's about time. It made me late to class though because, when I got to school, all the visitor parking was full! So, I drove to the edge of campus and got my sticker and parked in the regular parking lot. What a pain. Glad that's done with.
Also! I am officially registered for the photo 2 class! That is a good and a bad thing. Good because I need this class to be able to take all the higher photography classes but bad because now I want all this new camera equipment! I really want to buy a medium format camera so I can have more detail in my prints but they are expensive! I also want a light meter which is pretty dang expensive as well! I need a better paying job, I think. I need some money! ;)
I finished Twilight last week. I freaked out when I read the last page!! Now I'm so addicted to New Moon. (Thanks for the books, Kelly!) I get so annoyed when class starts and I have to put to book away! I wish I had the time to just lock myself in a room and read it all the way through! So good.
Well, I'm so very, very excited for this weekend! Jake will finally be here! We've got a lot of fun things planned. I can't wait to come see everyone while Jake is here, too! I've been missing him a lot! No fun. I'm glad we have been able to see each other often but our visits might get further apart coming up. Dang expensive flights. Doesn't money grow on trees?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm an "aunt"!! My best friend, Diane, just had her baby last night at 9:09!
She named her baby Daisy Pearl Rees and she is 7 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches with lots of hair!
I'm so excited to go see the baby and I'm hoping that I'll be able to see her soon. Diane and her husband live in Cedar City so it's going to be tough to find time inbetween school and work to go visit but I'm hoping to drive down next thursday maybe and stay the night and drive back friday morning in time for work. What a pain but I can't wait to see my new "niece"!
I stayed up way too late last night trying to put down Twilight so I could go to bed but I couldn't stop! That book is seriously addicting. It got quite a reaction when I pulled it out in one of my classes yesterday to read before the class started. Everyone went crazy talking about it! It was hilarious.
Speaking of classes, my first day went fairly well. I only had a few complications. I'm still not officially in my Photo 2 class because there were soo many people that showed up to add the class so I have to wait and hopefully be able to add on monday. I know the professor from taking Photo 1 from him in the Spring and we became good friends so I'm hoping that works to my advantage so I can get in the class before all these other kids! I'm kind of annoyed about some of the people that are actually registered for the class because I found out that some of them aren't even photo majors and are taking the class just because they want to. Grr! So, there are quite a few of us photo majors that actually need this class to be able to take any other higher photo class that can't get into it because people are taking it for fun. Anyways!
The other annoyance from yesterday may require a little more background information..
In the beginning of June, I rolled my car. I totalled it. Sad, sad day. So, I no longer has my cute red car that I got for my 17th birthday. Well, on the windshield of that cute, smashed up little red car is my UVSC parking sticker that I bought at the beginning of the year for $80 so that I could park there all year long. I have tried to get a replacement sticker twice now and I still have had no success. I went in once and they told me I had to bring in my vehicle registration to the parking services way at the east end of campus. Not a big deal. I went in yesterday with my registration only to be asked "do you have a piece of the old sticker or a reciept saying you bought the sticker?" No...shouldn't you have that on record somewhere? So, now I have to either find the reciept saying I bought it, find information that says my car was totalled or go find my smashed car somewhere in Kamas and scrape the sticker off! Lame. Oh, there was one more thing, if I don't have one of those things, I have to pay half of what I originally paid for the sticker as opposed to paying $3 to get a new one. Hm...$40 or $3? A bit of a difference.
Alright, I'm done ranting! Other than those two things, my day went quite well and I'm kind of glad to be back in school.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The semester starts up again for me tomorrow! Crazy. I think I have finally got a schedule put together that I like. I'll only have class on Mondays and Wednesdays and then work on Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays. Thursday is going to be my new favorite day, I think. No school, no will be great! My schedule is 10-11:20--History of Photography, 12-1:20--2D design, and 3-4:50--Photo 2. Hopefully it won't be too difficult of a semester, I think I'll survive it! ;)
I am way way way excited to have Jake come home soon! I'm bummed though because Bishop Smart is going out of town that weekend so Jake and I won't be going to dinner with him and I don't even think he'll be there for church on sunday. It's okay though, we have lots of fun things planned! We're excited to come see the family and so happy that Todd and Jane and the kids are going to be here the same weekend that Jake is!
Candace mentioned something about a pedicure night with the girls...I'm definitely in on that one!
I'm pretty excited to go to work tonight so that I can read Twilight all night! I didn't think it would interest me much from hearing people talk about it but I'm hooked! I better hurry and finish it before I get into classes further and I'm forced back into required reading instead of reading for enjoyment.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Thanks girls for the fun movie night! I seriously had such a good time with you girls. The movie was great and I loved hanging out and talking! I'm glad I could update you all on how Jake is doing since he hasn't kept you updated himself! ;) Hopefully his blog will help keep you guys more informed.
Kelly has been asking to see the pictures that I took at my grandparent's rodeo so I made an album on my photobucket account. Here's the link to it so you guys can go look at some of the pictures I have taken. Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Hey everyone! I finally got myself a blog! I've been looking at everyone's blogs and they are way fun. This is a great idea! I'm way excited to see some of you tomorrow for our girl's night out at the movies!
As you all know, I went to see Jake this past weekend in North Carolina. I loved it there! It really is a beautiful place. Jake and I had a blast and it was so good to see him! I think our favorite day was monday when we went to eat at Top of the Hill restaurant and then to the movies to see Bourne Ultimatum. The food was sooo amazing. We seriously could not stop talking about how good both of our meals were! We each cleared our plates! The night was topped off with the movie that was just as good as dinner. Jake was making fun of me because I get so caught up in the action of the movie that I tend to tense up and lean forward in my seat. I get pretty into it! But, he is doing well out there and is liking his job more and more. He has a great ward and already has home teaching assignments and a calling! They're putting him straight to work. Jake went in to talk with the bishop to get his new calling while I sat on the couch outside but, of course, a little while later Jake pops his head out and calls me in there too! We talked with his bishop and he got to know us a little better. His bishop is very nice, along with the rest of his ward! Jake is coming home on the 31st! He'll be here all the weekend and flies home that monday at about noon.
I start school this coming wednesday and I have finally got all my classes worked out. What a reflief! So, I'll be busy with work and school this fall but not too busy! I only work 3 days a week and I'm only taking two (maybe three) classes this semester.