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Tuesday, December 28, 2010


We are finally graduated from BYU! It is about time too! We seriously could not be happier. Bryan graduated with a BS Psychology and I a BS in Communication Disorders. Unfortunately we don't have pictures of us in caps and gowns because BYU only has a ceremony in April and August, so we may go back to walk, but we'll see where our lives are in a few months. Nonetheless, it feels so good to be done with school. It hasn't quite set in yet, but I know it will when vacation's over and we don't drive back up to Provo with everyone else. We're big bad adults in the real world now! It's crazy!!

So what's next for us? Bryan is in the process of applying for law schools. He is applying to BYU (which would be ideal because of the costs), Chapman in Orange CA, La Verne in Ontario CA, UNLV, Gonzaga in Washington, and U of Denver. We are(temporarily) living with Bryan's parents until Bryan starts law school in Fall 2011. We are both just looking for jobs right now, hoping for something good since we have are awesome Bachelor's degrees! Right now we're just kind of taking life as it comes.

However, the main thing occupying our minds right now is when to start a family. I wish I could fast forward time 8 months from now and see what our situation would be like with Bryan in law school and a baby on the way and see how well we can handle it. So this is where I need opinions!!! We really want to be able to have our own place to live throughout law school, but the only way that seems possible is if I work full time for the next few years. If we choose to have a baby, then we may be forced to live with our parents until Bryan finishes law school, which isn't ideal. I just want to be independent and still have our full privacy and continue to be our own family. I just wish my desire to have a baby wasn't so strong!! So I want to know how you mothers do it. How do you have a baby while your husband goes to school? Do you continue to work? Does your husband work? Who takes care of your baby if you do work or go to school? Anyway, I would really appreciate any advice you could give me about having a baby, living in your own apartment, and being the sole provider of your family!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Phantom of the Opera

Was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness. I cannot even describe how good it was. So Bryan and I took a brief trip down to California to go see The Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages theater in LA at the beginning of the month. It was a short, but sweet trip. We got to see both of our parents (who also came with us to see the play) and even had time to relax and watch General Conference. We were running SUPER late the night of the show and just BARELY made it through the doors before they closed behind us! Boy were we lucky! I seriously refused to miss even a second of it. My favorite part of the whole thing was that Bryan absolutely loved it!! He just kept telling me leading up to it to "don't expect anything", "I already know I'm not going to like it",...yadda yadda yadda. He loved it and couldn't wait to get home and watch the movie. That made me so happy! Hopefully it is warming him up to actually wanting to go see more musicals with me :) Here are some pictures of the fabulous evening:

Bryan's parents are on the left and mine are in the middle

Monday, October 4, 2010

Colorado Trip

Bryan and I have been talking lightly for the past couple years about going to Denver to see the Dodgers play the Rockies sometime. It wasn't until this past summer that we actually discussed it seriously and decided we were going to do it! We reserved a room at a really nice Best Western,

bought tickets to two games, and by the end of August we were on our way!

The first game we went to, we decided to splurge a bit on some decent tickets and sat right on the third base line, just 5 rows up. That is the closest I've ever been at a Dodger game!!

Before the game, James Loney, the first baseman for the Dodgers, came right up close to our seats to sign autographs and he signed our ball!!! We were so excited to say the least!

James Loney signing our ball:

Our signed James Loney Ball :)

My wish is to attend an away Dodger game at least once every summer (my dream is to go to St. Louis next year). So as we attempt to do this, Bryan's goal is to have the hot dog known for the team. Here he is eating his Rockie Dog:

They won the game that night, which was super nice. Unfortunately, they were so lucky on Saturday night. We spent the whole day Saturday in downtown Denver, where they have a lot of fun and interesting things to do. My favorite part was seeing the King Tut exhibit at the Denver Art Museum! The exhibit was stationed there for a short time and I wanted to see it so badly that Bryan willingly sacrificed the money (it was expensive!) to go see it with me. It was certainly the highlight of my summer and definitely worth the money especially since the guy told us that these artifacts may never leave Egypt again! We weren't allowed to take pictures of any of it though, which was way too bad. Here are a few more pictures of our adventures downtown:

Can you find Bryan?

This was my second favorite exhibit the the art museum:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Who Had a Birthday??

It was Bryan!!!!

Bryan is now officially...

His cake was a pain to make. It was SOO moist so when I tried to spread the icing it just kept falling apart. Luckily it ended up ok and looking cute and thank goodness it tasted good!

Bryan and me before the party started:

We had dinner at his most favorite place to eat: Pizza Pie Cafe! It was as good as ever!

Bryan with all his loot:

The Plaid Clad:

The Gang:

All in all it was a great day. Happy Birthday Bryan!!!! I love you!!!!!!! :D

PS. Yes, his birthday was September 4th, but since school started, I haven't even had the chance to think about anything else, which is why this post has come so late.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Winners in All

Congrats to Spain for winning their first World Cup ever!

But more importantly, congrats to Uruguay for being the fourth best team in the world! It's so amazing that they were able to get so far. Nobody believed they would even get out of the group stage. I am so proud of them!!

Better still, a HUGE CONGRATS to Diego Forlan of Uruguay for winning the coveted Adidas Golden Ball award: best player in the tournament!!!!! I sure hope this really puts Uruguay on the map and hope people don't disregard their skills just because they are such a small country. I can't wait for the Fifa World Cup 2014: Brasil!

*How did you find out you’d won?
"To be honest, after I was nominated I decided to wait and see what happened, especially as there were rumours that I might win but nobody was revealing anything. Then I got a message from a friend in Buenos Aires which said 'Congratulations, you’ve won the Golden Ball’. Then my agent called me and confirmed it. I started getting more calls and suddenly all my squad-mates had charged into my room, and before I knew it they’d chucked me into the hotel swimming pool!"

Friday, July 2, 2010

One More Week of Glory

*Warning: this post is only about soccer and I won't be offended if you choose not to read it.

Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVE THE WORLD CUP!!!!! I should have written this post a long time ago, considering it has been going on for a few weeks now! I figured if I was going to write about it at all, I might as well do it before my FAVORITE TEAM is out of the running (not that I have any doubt that they will move on, but just in case). I love soccer very much and am so sad tat I stopped playing when I was younger. I haven't ever really gotten into MLS soccer though, they just don't show enough games on tv and it just hasn't interested me much. But the World Cup is the main event that I look forward to every four years, right up there with the Olympics! There's just nothing better than watching National teams playing for the pride of their country! As sad as I am that the US is out of the running, I'm very proud of them for getting as far as they did and being number ONE in their group. US soccer has seriously come so far, even from the last World Cup four years ago in Germany. We went in as the favorites in our group and people all over the world were expecting them to get past the group stage and show what they are capable of. Unfortunately, we just couldn't figure out how to score against Ghana and once again, they were the death of us. There is, however, one more team that I am so proud to call my own, that at least for one more day is still in the tournament: URUGUAY!!!!! My mom is from Uruguay and we have been back to visit so many times throughout my life, so I hold this country very close to my heart. I have so much confidence that they can win today against Ghana, but still I am soooooooo nervous to watch the game, I really don't think my heart will be able to handle watching it! No matter what happens though, they have already made their country proud. It's been a long since they've even qualified for the World Cup, but to get as far as they have has been such an accomplishment already. They finished first in their group, have played excellent defense (only allowing one goal so far in the Cup) and Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan have been AMAZING strikers with two goals each. I'm not worried, just nervous. All I can say is: GO URUGUAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are a couple other teams I am rooting for, however. Bryan served his mission in Paraguay and they amazingly enough, are still in it as well. This is the furthest they have ever gotten in the World Cup and that is a huge accomplishment. Unfortunately they are to face Spain next. Yikes. Good luck! It's going to be a tough game to watch because Spain is the final country that I am routing for. Of all the teams that have the best possibility to win the trophy, I want Spain to win it. They are notorious for choking in the Cup and have never before won the grand trophy. Plus, my mother's parents, grandparents, and everyone before them come from Spain, so it's in my blood to root for them as well! Finally, I am SOOOO glad that Brazil is out!! Woohoo!!!

Landon Donovan after his amazing goal in the 91st minute, allowing the US to win the group!


31 year old still amazing: Diego Forlan and teammates

23 years young and fabulous: Luiz Suarez

Sadly, it's not real face paint.

I'm so glad Bryan has chosen to support Uruguay as well! :D

Paraguay flag for Bryan.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


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Sunday, May 2, 2010

I WON!!!

Check out what I just won:
Can you believe it?? I sure can't! I'm so excited! I've never won anything before! I'm going to pick the mocca design. It's super cute and pretty gender neutral. Now if only we had a baby to use it for...Oh well. Maybe sometime this year we'll talk more seriously about getting pregnant. Who knows. :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

It Begins Tonight

Doesn't this just give you the chills?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shanghai Circus

So for those of you who may not know, my birthday is today!!! In celebration, Bryan took me to go see the "New Shanghai Circus" last night at BYU and it was amazing!! I couldn't believe how agile and strong everyone was. Some of the GIRLS were carrying the weight of up to three other girls! It was absolutely fantastic to see! One of my favorite things they did was the hoop jumping. The guys did that part and they would jump through hoops that were way above their heads feet first and even butt first! I was also very impressed by the tight rope girl. She rode a unicycle on it and hoola-hooped with about 15 hoops and climbed a latter that she plced on the tight rope. The contortionist girls was kind of freaky. For every act, at least every 30 seconds you couldn't help but clap or say "wow!" or "ooo!" or "aahh!" because of the crazy things they were doing. Here are some pictures (none of the actual show we went to), but it shows some of the things they were doing:

The celebration continues tonight when we go to JDawgs, courtesy of a sweet lady who works in my office, and I'll probably open my "biggest" present tonight. My sister-in-law, Deborah's birthday is Saturday so we're combining the main "party" in the middle, which is when I open the rest of my presents (meaning the 3 others that I have). So tomorrow we are going out to dinner with my brother and family, and Bryan's brother and family, to Tepanyaki! It's going to be so nice to spend the evening with family.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Olympic Glory

I am unbelievably excited for the Olympics this year!! (Well, I am EVERY year they come around). It's going to be so exciting! I've always had such a desire to go to the Olympics...to compete. But since I'm lazy and don't ever plan on training that hard for anything, my dream will never come true. So instead, one day I would like to at least go and watch some events in person. I have my fingers crossed for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London! Between Bryan and I, we pretty much want to watch every event this year, but here are the ones I'm looking forward to the most:

(This guy reminds me of the movie Blades of Glory)

It's very unfortunate Sasha Cohen didn't make the team this year.

*Just to name a few :)