This year has been pretty insane for us so far. I honestly have not had a moment to blog about anything since our “zoo” year’s eve party.
Since I know catching up for the last 6 months is going to be quite difficult,
I’m going to try to get a lot of it into one post.
Deep breath... Here we go...
In January I started my last semester of my bachelor’s degree.
I took 21 credits and took a lot of difficult and time consuming upper division courses.
We decided that I should quit my job (2 ½ years of real estate),
so I could focus on school and reduce my stress level.
I discovered that my stress level will always be high no matter what.
Josh had a very demanding schedule this semester as well.
He left at 8am each day and would come home at 8pm most nights with no breaks other than lunch, which we spent together nearly every single day of the semester.
Josh’s charm and tech skills gained him the position of teacher’s pet in all his classes,
as well as favor with many of the Dixie faculty and staff that he helped while on and off the clock. He is so good at what he does.
In January my friend Gabriela married Josh’s friend Steve in the Manti Temple.
It was such an honor to be able to attend.
The Manti Temple is gorgeous and so was the bride.
We have had some really fun group dates with our friends.
I have also had a great time just being married to Josh and going on weekly dates with him, whether we stay in or go out.
There is no time I look forward to more than the time I spend with him.
This year our only real snow action this year was tubing in January with Josh’s sisters Cari and Shandi. We had some fun rides and wipeouts at “cheese park.”
A little fun fact for you: Josh’s Mom, Krista, and my Mom, Corri,
both have the same birthday on January 19th.
This year we took them both out to dinner on different nights.
The first year we dated we had a combined birthday party for them.
It was the first time they all met each other.
Good thing we lasted!
Josh’s little brother, Levi, calls my family their cousins.
The girls all call each other sisters.
We all have a good time when we are together!
On Valentines Day this year, Josh brought me roses at school and bought me a house!
It is a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath and is located in St. George near Barefoot Gymnastics.
The location has been great and
it’s been huge size difference from our tiny, yet cute, casita.
|New House = Room to Breathe|
|Old Casita = One Room|
That morning we had a gourmet crepe breakfast at my family's house.
We also went out to Pasta Factory for dinner with my parents.
What an honor to spend Valentines day with my mom on her favorite holiday.
We had an amazing Spring break!
Josh and I hung out in town, did some home improvement projects and art projects, and went on a family getaway to Zion.
We hiked, relaxed, and partied.
Josh turned 22 and landed a great new job!
Max got his mission call to Russia!
Emily won her solo dance competition as well as group nationals with the Vault.
She is only 11 and dances with a team much older than her,
and all proceeds for their shows go to support a cause
(this year is Mighty Meg who has cancer).
Emily amazes me!
My dad finished his “Phil Younger” CD!
He has a free album release show this Thursday night at 7pm at
Ancestor Square in St. George.
Come if you can!
We finally graduated from college!
I got my Bachelor's Degree in Art and Visual Technologies.
Josh got his Associate's in Business.
My parents gave me a sewing machine for graduation and I am way excited about it!
We went to Cali for our 1-year anniversary (more later on that)!
So far, so good! I love summer, and I love my man!