Saturday, September 18, 2010

Just Hangin' Out

Michael in front of our apartment on his beloved hammock
Now that school has started, there is not too much to report since most days are pretty much the same. It's class, homework, work, housework, etc. and, with the exception of lots of free welcome-back-to-school/congratulations-on-getting-into-grad-school dinners, that's really about it.My diploma finally came in the mail, so it is nice to have proof that I officially graduated. We opted out of the mahogany frame to put it in... I am not quite THAT much of a real person yet.

We also hiked the Y one night with Ian and few of his friends. It is a new experience in the dark, though still just as steep :)

Sitting on the Y
Shivering atop the Y

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Michael's darling cousins, Paul and Julianne, and his brother, Logan, came to Provo for the weekend. It was a lot of fun, and man, are those boys crazy when they all get together! I have never seen so much wrestling and horseplay in my life! Guess I "missed out" not having brothers.

Anyway, we spent a lot of time at the pool and we got to go to the Washington-BYU football game. We even got tickets and T-shirts courtesy of Michael's uncle, who works for the U of W football team. The catch? We had to be traitors to our own school as we sat in the U-DUB staff section sporting our bright purple and gold. Truth be told, we couldn't really lose either way. Still, Michael had a hard time suppressing his excitement each time BYU took the ball. I, on the other hand, enjoy people-watching regardless of the score.

Emilie says, "Go Huskies, Mush Mush!"
Can feel the excitement?
Julianne and me
After the game the gang snagged free Powerades outside the stadium and went back to our place to eat grilled cheese sandwiches, made by our resident chef, Michael. Credits go to Ian for buttering the bread.


Only a week after I got back from India we packed up our things, crammed them in the back of the 'red rumbler' and started the 14 hour drive to my family's home in Washington. We made the trip in a single push from Provo (we are getting pretty good at this now). 

Sunset in somewhere in Eastern Oregon, brought to you by our cracked windshield, which we had to replace this week.

While in Washington, we got to see Coco before she headed off to Germany for her study abroad program. Even though Coco was deathly ill, we visited the Tacoma Glass Museum, Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle.

The Gum Wall
Next to the International Fountain
Pike Place
Part of the reason for this trip was to see Ian home from his mission in Brazil.
Seatac Intl. Airport
After a fast-paced week home and lots of doctor appointments, we whisked him away and back down to Provo for school. We stopped in Le Grande, OR to see Grandma Judy.