Friday, August 28, 2009

My Last Semester Starts!

School starts back up this weekend. It's hard to believe it's the last semester!!! This semester we are going to be studying the aging process and a lot of neuro rehab (strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries). Neuro is my favorite!

Here’s my live weekend schedule.  I am a Year 2 student!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Hopeful Garden Plans

Click drawing to enlarge.

Jack and I have been talking about how we want to plant the yard --what we want, where to put it, and when to plant it.

Per Aunt Suzanne's suggestion, we are hoping to plant in the fall. We have been working on digging up the pool in prep for demolishing the top foot or so (it's a buried pool that sticks out a bit above the grass).

Tonight we plotted out with a little more detail what it is we want to plant and where. We even sketched it out. One step closer.

Things on the shopping list:
Grandpa Cowles' Tangerine
Paper Shell Pecan
Ever-bearing Lemon
Date Palm
Grammy's grass (this is Jack's grandma)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sammy Massage


Our sweet little Sammy. When I’m so tired, he likes to tell me to lie down on my stomach so that he can give me a massage.  Then he walks up and down and all around trying to work out all those school stress knots. 

Actually, Jack tells me to lie down and then thinks it’s great fun to trick Sammy into giving me a “massage” by making him reach to be pet.  Sammy doesn’t like to not be touched, so if he sees a hand, he’ll go to great lengths to be touched by it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Girls to the Rescue!

When Jack hit that deer, we were about half an hour south of Flagstaff. After calling AAA and the car insurance company, I called Toni Holland. Toni (Hermana Jones) was my second mission companion. She and I had a lot of fun together. Toni and Jared and their 4 girls (Nichole, Melanie, Jennifer, and Sarah) live in Flagstaff and came to the rescue! Toni found a recommended collision center, picked us up there, took us to their house for the night, fed us breakfast, gave us Jared's car the next day while we took care of business, and sent us back on our way! What a whirlwind all within 24 hours.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekend Get Together

Melissa Gonzalez and her baby, Mikey, came from Utah to visit for the weekend. Melissa and I were mission companions in Virginia and have been best friends ever since. It was great to get together and to meet her little baby!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Top Ten of our 1 year Anniversary

1. Deer attempting to make itself our new hood ornament-- instead totaling Jack's car.
2. New car- 2004 Toyota Prius (we're really enjoying the hybrid.)
3. Grand Canyon camping- very relaxing and very beautiful
4. Remnant shooting stars from the Aug 11 Perseid Meteor Showers.
5. Cherry pit spitting contest.
6. Ladder ball- Jack made the frames for this game out of PVC pipe and we had a lot of fun.
7. Mormon Bridge, Spades, and Yahtzee.
8. S'mores by the campfire.
9. Reading from the Farseer Trilogy together --this is what we do when we actually have time to relax.
10. Coming home to enjoy 1 year old freezer burned wedding cake.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jack's Cars

From 2002 Hyundai Elantra to 2004 Toyota Prius

We even saw the deer coming. : (
Although, we were avoiding car payments for another year, we are enjoying the new car.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer Semester Complete!

Yay!!! Another semester closer to graduation! Summer has been good. We had a shorter term and fewer credits. We studied orthopedic treatment and mental health/psychosocial intervention.