Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I miss playing the piano!

I played the piano from 2nd grade all the way through high school. I like to think I got pretty good and I really miss it. Whenever I visit my parents, I'll sit down for a little bit and try playing, usually just hymns, and I am so rusty. It's kind of frustrating because I put quite a bit of work into it growing up. Anyway, the last few weeks I've listened to Jon Schmidt's "Pachelbel meets U2" a few times and I've decided one day Trent and I will purchase a piano for our home. Right now it's probably just a far off dream, but I can dream, right?! I'm excited that we'll be moving down to Arizona so that for at least the next several years I can use my parents' piano.

Here is Jon Schmidt's "Pachelbel meets U2" (it's just the music, there's no video). If you haven't heard it, I hope you like it!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

2 Year Anniversary!

Trent and I were married two years ago today! It was a great day :) I don't know what I'd do without Trent. He is my best friend. He loves me even if I'm ridiculously scared of the dark and paranoid that someone's in our house, when I'm super emotional and can't stop crying (haha), when I make fun of him, when my side of the bed is super messy (my side is the side that people can't see if they come upstairs and see our bedroom!) and the list goes on. He loves me no matter what and boy am I grateful for that! For those of you who know me, you know that I'm not one that laughs a whole lot. Not because I'm not happy, it just takes a lot to make me laugh. Trent makes me laugh like no other and I love it! I love that he loves to shop. I am so grateful that he enjoys cooking. Life would be so rough if I were the sole cooker. We would have a lot more cereal nights, that's all I have to say! In the end, I don't think he realizes just how much I love him.

Enough of that mushy gushy stuff (love you so much honey!). We celebrated our anniversary yesterday at Lagoon (an amusement park here in Utah). It was our first time and we had a great time, just the two of us! We didn't get any pictures :/ It's hard not having anyone around to take pictures for us! Also, Friday I got my first massage. It was great during the massage, but ever since I've been pretty sore! We decided not to exchange gifts this year because last weekend we went to the outlets in Park City and spent way more money than we thought we would. It was way fun though!

It's been a wonderful 2 years and I'm so excited for all that lies ahead. I just wish life would slow down a little bit!

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Last Song

I finished reading The Last Song Tuesday night. Loved it. I think I'd say, without hesitation, that Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author. Added to my bucket list - to see a Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest hatch like Ronnie and Will do in the book (and for anyone who hasn't read it yet, I don't think I'm giving anything away b/c the cover of the book has baby turtles on it). I'm excited to go see the movie now! I know the movie is never quite the same as the book. Like Dear John. Even though there were some significant changes in the movie, I really liked it.

Oh and do you notice anything off about this picture?

The library put the cover on upside down..haha. I thought it was pretty funny!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Graduation..I'm a bit behind on blogging :)

About 2 weeks ago Trent and I graduated! Well not officially. We actually only walked, but it was exciting nonetheless! We will officially be done with classes at the end of June, and we'll officially graduate in August. Since we'll have moved by then (we move to Arizona at the end of June) we walked during April's ceremony. Hope that makes sense! We both graduated from the College of Life Sciences. My major is Public Health and Trent's is Physiology and Developmental Biology (PDBIO).

It was so fun to have both our families come celebrate with us :) Here are some pictures!

These first two pictures are from Thursday, April 22nd after Commencement. I really like this picture even though we're all looking at another camera.

Here are Trent and I with my Grandma Whitmore ("Gram"). The white ribbon is called a stole of gratitude and I got it for my grandma b/c my grandparents paid my way through school! I so appreciate them :)

These next pictures are from Friday, April 23rd when we actually graduated. Here we are before the ceremony began.

Here we are headed to walk through the Marriott Center tunnel to get in line to get our diplomas.

This is right after my name was called. I'm walking up the ramp with Trent right behind me :) We got to walk together! (Unfortunately this picture and the next are quite blurry)

Too bad there is a mysterious blur above my head :/

We're walking back to our seats here. My mom was waiting to hand me a gorgeous bouquet of roses :) You can see them better in a later picture.

We didn't get any good pictures outside afterwards because it was freezing and RAINING..yuck! Here are myself and Jen (my twin for those of you who don't know) headed to the car far, far away.

Finally at home and warm. It was an exciting few days!