Thursday, December 27, 2012

Trip South

I keep delaying posting about our pre-christmas vaca to Zion National Park because i keep promising myself i will actually put some panorama pics together for it. Since thats not happening, i'll just post what i have. (and if it does ever happen.. i'll still post those)

I finished my last final of my first semester of law school on a Thursday! The Thursday that the Hobbit came out. Went to a law school christmas/finals party and then to the Hobbit at midnight. Got home about 4am. Danny left to take his last final and like 6:15 am. Somehow he aced it.

A couple of days later we left for St George and ZNP!

We dug our hotel-- especially the indoor outdoor pool & hot tub! It pays to travel in the off season! We had a king suite and the aforementioned amenities for $50 a night. Nice.

I'd never been to ZNP in the winter and I was praying for warmer weather but it was SO pretty with the snow and the winter angle of the sun. And it's always a pleasure to get out of Provo.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Holy canoli. I finished my first semester of law school. 
I loved it. 
Maybe that's cause I don't have my grades yet. 
But I love learning it-- I find it almost addictive. 
I feel a little sad today with nothing to study. 

Kind of like when I finish a marathon or race. 
And I'm happy its over. 
But also a little sad. 
Because the journey getting there was so great. 
They call it runner's blues.

Don't worry, I'm sure I will find lots of fun things
to do to keep myself distracted. 

Including but not limited to: 
1. Road trip with Dan
2. Christmas, in general
3. Snow shoeing
4. Snow boarding
5. Watching every show I missed
6. Running/working out so that I can:
7. Bake lots of delicious things. 

So I have some updating to do. 
Not that I have done much besides hang in the library for the last four months. 
Here is some fall stuff:
Went on a bike ride in the fall leaves 

Then some weeks later in snowed while it was still fall. 

And all of these peaches got hosed

Derek and Hope and sometimes Danny and Aly and James hang with us on Sundays where I make it a point not to study. 
Derek made us some delicious mexi salsa made of the above ingredients-- which he grilled himself. Impressive. 

Then it was Thanksgiving. We missed my fam who got together in Seattle but got to spend the day with the Masters. Played some badminton and ate more than I thought humanly possible. 

I made this turkey out of fruit. 

And I made mommy brown's delicious heavenly hash brownies. But I added oreos, m&ms, grahams, and chocolate chips. Because I felt like getting diabetes I guess. 

Maybe that gets us up to speed. I'll have to look through some pics. Speaking of pics, I made time to squeeze some photography sessions over the semester which you can see here. I'll be updating all the sessions over the next couple of weeks.

Went to a little Christmas party then the midnight showing of the Hobbit last night. So magical. Then I slept til like 10:45 which I really think is a personal record. On to Christmas shopping!