Monday, April 25, 2011

Graduation Weekend

This past weekend has been really busy, but really fun as well! Jared's parents and my family were in town for his graduation and so most of the weekend was spent hanging out with family. On Thursday night Jared had a dinner with all of his classmates from their program that we went to. Then on Friday we went to his convocation (where he walked) and then afterward we all went up to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. I don't have any pictures from that, but once Whitney and Jared's sister post them on their blogs, I'll steal them and put them on here. On Saturday morning, Jared's sister Mikell went through the temple for the first time so I went to that. Sadly, Jared got really sick the night before so he wasn't able to make it, but luckily he felt better later that day so we all went out to dinner to celebrate both of Jared's sister's birthdays since they are only about a week apart. For a graduation present, Jared's parents got him an iphone that he's been coveting for the past six months or so. He is pretty excited about it, and has been fiddling with it for the the past two days now. On Sunday we spent Easter with my family up at Whit's house. We had some delicious ham and other goodness.

Now we are back to the grind this week. I have to take one spring class that starts on Wednesday and Jared needs to finish up some of his senior projects before he's officially graduated. Right now he's on his way up to a second interview at Xango which is a pretty big company here in Utah. We are hoping that he can get that job because it would be a good starting place for him to get experience. We'll keep everybody posted in the next couple of days.

In front of the computer that he always used at school

This is the BFA lab, where Jared spent most of
his days in his graphic design program

This is how I would usually find him if I ever visited him at school
minus the gown, white shirt and tie :)

Jared's mom was really enthralled with the graduation speakers. . .

So was my dad, haha!

Congratulations baby, I'm so proud of you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Playing Parents

Last night Jared and I got to watch my sister's cute little son Drake (who we call Biggie) for a few hours. We had lots of fun watching "Fast Cars" and the "Prince Show" (aka Tangled), walking to the store for a treat and playing Mario Kart. We love hanging out with this little dude, he's pretty awesome!

The first thing he said when he walked in
"Bah watch Fast Cars!"
(He calls Jared "Bah" and Jared loves the nickname!)

Playing a little Mario Kart

He was pretty into it! Jared always says "Cheapos!" whenever
he gets hit by a shell or something like that on the game
so Biggie kept saying "ah cheapos!" too, pretty hilarious

He really liked climbing all over
our coffee table, I think he was impressed
because he doesn't have one at home he can climb on


This little video is funny, he thought that the race car in Mario Kart looked like Lightning McQueen (who Drake is obsessed with by the way) so he's saying "lightning mcqueen go fast!" He also refers to himself in third person sometimes, haha, so he was saying "funny biggie" too. Sorry about the crappy quality, but oh well!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


It's been a really long time since we've updated the blog, and when I say "we" I really me "I" considering Jared only posts about once every year. Anyway, here's a quick update on what we've been up to during the past couple of months.

- I've been having fun being a TA for business calculus again this semester

- Jared has been as busy as every trying to get projects finished, he's almost done, just another few months of school left!

- We went down to STG to go mountain biking again with our friends and with Mikell. The weather wasn't the best, but it was still really fun!

- Jared has gone to a couple different portfolio reviews in SLC and he's gotten some really great feedback about his portfolio, everybody says it looks awesome. He won't admit it, but he's one of the best students in his class, and BYU's graphic design program is one of the best in the country, so he's pretty good.

- Speaking of how great Jared is, some of his portfolio pieces got selected into a graphic design show in SLC. The show is sponsored by a design group called AIGA, and every year they do a 100 Show that honors the 100 best graphic design projects that are turned in by professional studios and graphic design students from SLC and surrounding areas. It's a pretty cool accomplishment for Jared!

- I have been working really hard on my thesis this semester. I've finished my thesis proposal (which is about the first 50 pages of a thesis, not the whole thing sadly) and I will defend it in about a month, wish me luck!

- We've been watching alot of basketball lately. It was fun to watch BYU and Jimmer, but sadly the college season will be over tomorrow.

- This past weekend we spent up in Kaysville hanging out with Jared's siblings. We got to meet his brother's fiance for the first time. Her name is Crystal and she's really cool! They are getting married in May and we are exited to go up to the wedding in Portland.

This is all I can think of right now, if I think of anymore I'll add it to the list. Overall, things are really good though. We are in the home stretch of this semester, so in a few more weeks, things will be even better. Jared has been looking around for jobs in the Provo/SLC area as well as out of state, but nothing hasn't gotten an offer anywhere yet. Pray that he can find something in the next couple of months!