Sunday, April 27, 2008

Congrats Scott...You are done (at least with your undergrad)!


Thursday and Friday were exciting times for us, especially Scott. He graduated from BYU. His parents flew out for it and totally spoiled us while they were here. It was so much fun getting to know them and it re-confirmed to me how great of a family that I married into. Two of Scotts brothers came out (one from Clearfield and the other from Cedar City) and brought their families.
Thursday was Commencment (I have called it a couple of different things liks, Concession and Convention, but we know that is not right) and Elder Bednar was one of the speakers. It was really neat for me to be able to listen to his talk and brought back some fun memories during Ricks beccause he was the President at the time. I even had a personal interview with him at one time (which was really cool but a little intimidating. And for those that are thinking...oh, she probably got in trouble and had to meet with him, but not the case.) Anyway, he said something that really hit home for me. He said that the one thing that he really wanted to focus on was for all of us to learn how to love learning. I have been graduated for four years and know that there is so many cool things out there to learn. I also applied it to the gospel, and that I need to learn to love learning about the gospel. It is so easy to get caught up in the normal every day-to-day reading and after listening to Elder Bednar, I want to gain a stronger desire to continue learning new gospel principals, along with educational things.

We had a great time with Scott's family.


Scott decided to sit with us during his commencement, only because he doesn't really know anyone from his graduating class (they all graduated a year or two ago). So, we sat WAY up in the nosebleed section...we literally could not get any higher.
Graduation Day.Scott with his mom. We got him a pretty sweet lavendar shirt with an awesome tie to go with it. He looked really sharp and hot!
He really was excited!!! :)
Scott gave me the "Stole of Gratitude." It is basically a "thank-you" for helping me support him through school. It made me feel really good.
I think that these two pictures are classic. For anyone that knows Scott, knows that he doesn't hold babies...hardly ever. He said that he is always afraid that he will hurt the baby cause it is so small. Well, his brother Greg and his wife Jessica have the cutest five month old baby, Emerson. She is so adorable. Scott texted me during graduation and said that he thought Emerson was so cute and that he was almost tempted to hold her. So, he did. And what he loved even more, was when I held her she cried, and she didnt cry when he did. I think that Scott has a really big soft spot for baby girls.


We walked around campus and took pictures where Scott had classes or walked everyday.

Thanks again Gary and Vivian! We had a great time.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

SLEEPOVER

So, I can't take credit for this fun activity. As you can see our mattress is in our living room. Awhile back my friend Lori told me that she and her husband had a sleepover in their family room. They took a mattress, brought it into the family room, and watched a movie.
So, Scott and I went to the dollar theater Friday Night, with high hopes to see National Treasure II, but, since it was Friday night, the showing was at 7:30, AND it only costs $1.50 (Guess I really shouldnt call it the dollar theater anymore), the movie was sold out. So, since he refuses to watch 27 Dresses, we agreed on Spiderwick Chronicles. I actually really ended up enjoying the movie. We were not satisfied with it only being 9 at night when the movie was over, so, we decided to watch another movie, but we would rent it from the RedBox (the most awesome invention). So, we rented License to Wed (yes, a little cheesy and very much a chickflick), bought some really good ice cream and went home. We pulled our mattress off the bed (I swear...that thing is HEAVY), and it barely fit into our family room. We kind of had to shove it down in front of the couch. This was the first and only time we will be aloud to eat in bed, but we popped some popcorn, ate some ice cream, and watched a cheesy, somewhat irritating movie. Fun times!

Where to go?


So, the last couple of months have been the waiting game for us. Most of you know that Scott will be going to law school in the fall (and yes, I will be going with him. I had someone ask if I would just stay in Utah if he moves away...). Anyway, everyday we check the mail faithfully, hoping that we have heard the final news from our last (one of our last) school to hear from. University of Utah. So far, Scott has been accepted to Temple Law School which is in Philadelphia...Fun Huh? That one sounds very exciting to me. He was also accepted to Northeastern which is in Boston (way too expensive), Stetson Univeristy in Florida (which was VERY tempting to go to after this last week of freak weather), and the last one was Western New England College, also in Massachusets. He was offered a couple of scholarships, but we won't be going to those ones. Anyway, we sent our first $150 to Temple University to secure a spot, but we are still waiting to hear from the blasted U and one other school in Sacramento. We would love to get out of Utah and have some change, but the cost of living is SOOO much cheaper out here, AND I already have a pretty good job. BUT, even if we get accepted to the U, we still might leave. I just want to know! I need to be patient.
Scott was not too thrilled about getting his picture taken after every acceptance that he opened. The first acceptance was to Temple and this other picture was for Northeastern. For some reason I didn't get a picture of Stetson. I know that he will do a good job wherever we end up going.

Cinnamon Roll Parties are BACK!!


My sister Julie and I used to host Cinnamon Roll parties. We would have to get up three hours before the morning party to prep and start the dough. Now, I was there more for moral support because I was afraid of messing up the dough. Sometimes I would help put the brown sugar and cinnamon on, mind you with Julie's supervision. So, Scott and I had stake conference a couple of weeks ago and I thought to myself, "Cinnamon Roll party." We know some of our neighbors so I thought it would be fun to invite them over for the little celebration. And nobody know what to do with themselves when stake conference starts at 2:00 in the afternoon. Oh yeah, and DUH, it was Easter Sunday. So we just wanted to have a little extra fun!I was so proud how these were turning out. I had to call my sister during the whole process to make sure that I was doing things right. I had Scott help pour the butter on the dough and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon on. Oh Yeah, and he helped me roll the rolls. Good job Scott, you make me proud!

This is what the mass looked like before we rolled them. Looks pretty good huh?
Here are the cinnamon rolls rolled and ready to rise for another hour. Making cinnamon rolls from scratch is such a long process because you have to wait for the dough to rise at two different times.

The finished product. Now, I know that they look to die for, BUT...there were a couple of things that went wrog during the process. 1. When I used to help my sister sprinkle on the brown sugar and cinnamon, she would tell me to load it on. That is what Scott and I did with ours, but, we overloaded, making for VERY sweet cinnamon rolls. 2. I was paranoid that the middle was going to be too gooey, so I kept them in longer than they should have been so they were a little dry and 3. When making the frosting, it was too thin when I put the first of it on so it kind of just sunk to the bottom of the pan. I realized I didnt put enough powdered sugar in them. Once I got more sugar added, it thickend up the frosting and made a huge difference. Once the party was over (which was really fun), Scott and I rated the sucess of the cinnamon rolls. I think the overall rating we decided on was about a 7 out of ten. Not too bad for the first time. I know what to do different next time!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Is This What Love is all About?

Hopefully you can click on this to make it bigger. I think that it is classic and I would love to find the girl and tell her she is full of poop! Anyway, enjoy the artcle. Let me know what you think!








Friday, April 4, 2008

My Biggest Weakness

I LOVE donuts! It does not matter what time of day it is or how much food I have already consumed...I LOVE donuts. One of our vendors brought some donuts in from Lehi Bakery. I had two and a half and apparently, my boss loves them too, cause he had FOUR!! Growing up it was pretty much our Saturday tradition to get donuts. So maybe that is why I have such a love for them. Sometimes Chad and I would walk to the little shop and bring a dozen or two back for the fam. Good Memories. Anyway, I just wanted to share with all of you about the wonderful treats that I had this morning! I know you want one now, go and get yourself one...it's Friday!!