Thursday, December 30, 2010

ch- ch- ch- changes!

announcement one:

I cut my hair really short.

announcement two:

We are moving to the motherland, Northern Virginia, in early February.

No, we don't have jobs there (yet), but a large majority of jobs for Russian linguists are in the DC area. We'll be staying at my parent's house until we figure out what we're doing. Scary? Yes. Exciting? More so.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

if anyone has not had the joy of flying with me...

... this will be me tomorrow at 8:05am as we are waiting to get off the plane in Denver.

Friday, December 17, 2010

parks and dickson- out!

After a combined 20 semesters, we are both DONE at BYU! Beau finished his last final today and never looked back. No more commuting to Provo every day, no more papers to write, and no more tuition.

(Don't worry about my independent study class- I just took the midterm and I am determined to be done.... soon.)

This was where we had our first conversation playing Stake Conference bingo. RIP Provo Tabernacle.

Friday, December 3, 2010

oh hey, december (notice a trend?)

Oh, blast. It happened again. Another month where I didn't post anything. If you are dying to view my wit and charm, head on over to the fitness blog, as I keep that up pretty well.

First up, I helped throw a baby shower for dear Anna. Thanks for the picture, Emily! We had fun making neat little appliqued onesies. I also learned what "appliqued" means.

This should be the first of several, as I have a few more pregnant friends and coworkers. BABIES!

We went for our last hike (without snowshoes, anyway) of 2010 up Butler Fork trail. Isn't it pretty?

Aiight Utah. Stop trying to win me over with your outdoorsy-ness.

I really need to do better about taking photos of things other than hiking or cycling. Because it really ends up looking like that's all we do. Not true! 

And then there was Thanksgiving. Best weekend ever. Started out with getting out of work early because of supposed "Blizzard of 2010". So we saw Inception at the dollar theater! So good. Luckily, we were able to traverse through the 3-4 inch snowfall to get home without any incident. Thanksgiving morning brought a little Turkey Trot. My partner in crime with the Mia Maids is even more crazy than I am, and we were able to convince some girls to come with us. It was COLD. But great!

I got home just in time for my favorite part of  Thanksgiving- the Purina Dog Show! I was excited that 3/7 final dogs were my very favorite breeds, but alas, the Irish Setter won it all.

Black Friday, normally something I don't participate in, lured me in with the promise of $20 gift cards for the first 150 people in line at REI. I am bought for a small price.

Our other crazy moment of the weekend was going on a group ride Saturday morning- the "Saturday Fatterday" ride. 30 miles from Saratoga Springs to Suncrest and back.

Winter cycling: colder than winter hiking or running. Wind plays large factor.

To give our apartment a little Christmas cheer, we put up our 2 foot Christmas tree (same one from the dorms, Kate!) and made some ornaments. Because we don't have any.

Isn't Beau's skiing santa cute? It is especially neat when you know that we didn't have any glue. That is all staples and tape, my friends.

Not pictured- trip to the Salt Lake temple, our attempt at cross country skiing, BYU's loss to Utah, and the viewing of Toy Story 3 and Enchanted.

Now it is back to work/school, with only a few weeks left in the semester for Beau! Hip, hip, hooray!