Monday, March 26, 2012

Oh, Dear

Hahaha I thought this was hilarious - definitely a good pick-me-up for a Monday afternoon:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


So if you read my blog here, chances are pretty good you already know I got engaged last week.


Here is the story:

On Friday night, 3/16, Caleb was talking to me and told me some story a mission buddy of his had supposedly told him, about a Leprechaun Godmother (similar to Santa Claus), who came and brought presents to kids in Ireland.  I didn't believe one word of it, but he was pretty convincing.

On Saturday, after work, we went to Kneader's for dinner.  When we left and went back out to my car, the Leprechaun Godmother had left a note on my car!  Written on it was a note with a map, saying that if we followed the map (symbolic of a rainbow), at the end we would find the pot of gold.

So after going to a couple clue spots (his apartment, the student center on campus), we arrived at the Logan temple (cheesy, but adorable still).  Across the street, on a bench, was a pot filled with gold-wrapped chocolates, and a dozen pink roses.  Buried underneath the chocolate was an engagement ring, and Caleb asked me to marry him.

I said yes.

We'll be married and sealed in the Bountiful temple, on June 30th.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mormon Celebrities, Revisited (Again)

Guess who just got called to be on the high council in my stake?

Oh yeah, this guy.  Craig Jessop.

This is so cool! I secretly dream that he will be walking down the halls of our church building (our stake center is the only building for our stake, so it's pretty darn likely I'll see him) as I play the organ, and he will be so inspired that he will dash in the door, and with tears falling down his face, invite me to either a) take music lessons from him, b) invite me to be in an exclusive orchestra he conducts, or c) invite me to be part of the American Festival Chorus he conducts here in Cache.

A girl can dream, right?

All coolness aside, can you imagine how stressed out this guy has got to be?  Head over the Music and Humanities Department here at USU, and former MoTab conductor, as well as any extra obligations he has, and now add high councilman for a single adult stake on top of all that?


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On Spring Break Weddings

Seriously, people.  What are y'all thinking?!

I know some of my readers have gone through with Spring Break weddings of their own.  I apologize if this offends you.  It doesn't lessen the truth found herein, though.

But really - for students in college, a spring break wedding is not always such a great idea!

Think of the lost money on the housing contract, the midterms that are going on not just for the bride and groom, but for everyone else attending the wedding.  Think of the undue stress that is caused while trying to pass exams, do homework, and just go to class!

Also, there is still snow in Utah most years at this time!  Everyone seems surprised each year when it happens.

What the -?  Why is it snowing right now?  It's March already!

          Um, you asked this exact same question a year ago, and the year before that, and the year before that, and the year before..........
No, it couldn't be!  I specifically remember all snow being gone and sunshine emanating throughout the land as though it were summer last year.


So anyway.  You get the picture.

Cold+stress+school+snow+wedding = CRAZY   (I should know, I am a math major.)

I just know of so many people who get married each year over spring break, or, better yet, during the three-day break for Thanksgiving.

Maybe love really does make people crazy.

Also, cold weather often promotes the wearing of 



My friends and I have promised each other we will not, under any circumstances, allow the other to wear anything resembling this at her wedding.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Big Happenings

Yeah!  Oreos turned 100 years old today!

This Oreo is NOT 100 years old.  Hopefully.

Kind of exciting, right?

Picture your childhood without Oreos.  Okay, maybe some of you can.  I can't.

I'm proud to say that over the last couple years I have decreased my Oreo intake significantly.  By significantly, I mean that I am craving them all the time and die a little whenever I see a customer at work by a package and not share it with me.  Because I have purchased Oreos probably exactly 3 times in the last 3 years.

I'm staying strong.

I did purchase a package of their "Birthday Cake" Oreos last week, just for fun.  They were pretty good, but I'll probably never buy them again.  Double Stuf would beat them in any good and fair contest.  Just so you know.

Carry on.