Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I know I'm overdoing it on the posts today, but I'm just catching up!!

When you driving around cities it is not an unusual thing to see homeless people holding signs begging for food, work, help, or money. Driving around San Diego was no different. We often saw people walking up and down the median with a sign. On our way home from the beach we pasted one such man and I didn't give him much notice. Just as we were passing him I glanced at his sign that was just about as wide as he was long which simply stated, SMILE. I was a little surprised and a smile crept onto my face. I then looked up at his face and he was wearing the biggest, sincerest, cheeziest smile, the equal of which I've only seen on children. I broke into a giggle!! It was so funny. Dallas just turned to me and said, "It Worked."

It is funny how this man who I will never see again touched me so easily. It shocked me and I think I laughed about it all the way back to the campsite. He certainly made me smile and I think I smile every time I remember it.


I will never get tired of seeing these cute boys!! Their smiles just light up the world!

Caleb tries to be such a good older brother it is sooo adorable. I was taking pictures of Kyson and he felt left out so he hopped up on the couch to get in on the action.

All you have to do is start talking to Kyson and he'll give you the biggest grin!! He loves attention.

Andrea was holding Kyson by his limbs and swinging him! Kyson just loved it.

San Diego...........relaxation............what else can I say???

Dallas and I had a blast in San Diego!! Nothing to exciting just hanging out and doing exactly what we wanted... doing almost nothing for 3 days straight. We went to the beach every day, went to the temple, and had way to much sugar. It was exactly what we needed.

Isn't this the best picture with the sun starting to go down!! It makes me ache to be back on the beach!!

This is us at our campsite! I've camped there 3 times now and I love it!

This is my very handsome husband! (The hat was actually meant for me but with my very small head it didn't fit, and it actually looks awesome on him! Dallas has discovered lately that he has to wear a hat in order to avoid sunburning the top of his head:) The sunflower is just icing on the cake ;)

Dallas's Dad also joined us!! Alison his step-sister brought along a friend! It was fun watching and listening to them. It's been a long time since I've spent time with 12 year olds!! They are soo silly.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

One semester down!

I'm done with my first semester! YES!! I finished my last anatomy test today. It felt good. The real accomplishment is that I proved to myself that I can do it! I can't believe everything I've learned in only a couple of months! The professors at our school like to describe it as "drinking from a fire hose." I feel like there is so much I wasn't even able to learn because of the amount of information. At the same time I can't even remember some of the things I learned at the beginning of the summer. I learned it for the test and then forgot it as we moved on with new information! I here I'm supposed to "Trust the System" and everything will come together in the end. I've heard that phrase more times then I can count! So I guess I just go with the flow :)

I have met so many amazing people. The fun part is I still have 2 years to spend with everyone getting to know them even better. We all have the same classes together and see each other every day, all day! Its like a party every day (okay, thats pushing it) It is fun though, getting to know everyone.

Its been a good semester, and I'm ready for a break before we take off again! Here we come San Diego!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I can see an end in sight!!

Next Wednesday is my Anatomy Final!! Part of me wishes I could just take it and get it over with. The other, more sane part of me is saying that I need more time to finish studying for it! (I have another test on Monday) I really don't feel prepared at all. Its pretty bad when the TA starts quizzing you about information and you have no idea what the heck he's talking about!
It is exciting though I get a week and a half off before my next semester.

Dallas starts school in the middle of my break, I guess I'll actually have to get some things done in my house.... LIKE DECORATING.

There is nothing on my walls! Dallas hung a mirror upstairs but thats it. After living here for 3 months I think its time to pull out the hammer, nails, and pictures! I'll have to post pictures in a couple of weeks.

Friday, August 8, 2008

No Motivation...

I have no motivation to study today, yesterday, last weekend... pretty much since my last really hard test. I spoiled myself over the weekend at Christy's wedding and only studied a couple of hours (maybe one) every night when everyone else was in bed. Poor Dallas, I beg him every night to help me get motivated. Instead we end up eating dinner (which he makes-I just absolutely love that my husband likes to cook), maybe exercising a little bit, and then I finally convince Dallas to convince me I really actually do need to study! It's awful because by that time its 11:00 PM and Dallas wants to go to bed. I think though since I spent so much of my day with him he should exchange the favor and help me stay up... right?? Of course that is entirely selfish of me so I decide to just go to bed with him. That has been the story every day this week!

Tuesday night we both spent 5 or 6 hours researching Congenital heart Defects for a paper I have to write. Now the clincher is that it is only a 2 page paper and it has to be double spaced with 1" margins, and 12point font. For all of you who have written papers before, that translates into a very short paper!! The problem is that I decided to do the paper on my little nephew, Kyson's, heart defect. I figured it would give me a chance to finally really research it.

It was a lot of fun reading all about his little heart!! What I've come to find out is that he is a miracle, pure miracle!! Oh, and no I haven't written the paper yet. I can't seem to figure out how to condense so much amazing information into 2-double spaced pages!!

So... now that I have done everything I could possibly think, besides study, I guess I'll get started... maybe....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Christy and Zack sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, first comes love, then comes marriage......

Christy got married to Zack Christensen this weekend!!!(Christy Christensen) She was so beautiful!! We spent Friday and Saturday getting ready. It was a lot of fun hanging out and getting everything ready with my family. Here are some pictures!!

He just couldn't stop looking at her!! (SO CUTE)

Monday, August 4, 2008