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Best of 2010

I had a VERY eventful year this year, probably my most eventful year so far. Here are a few of the things that I did this year:

In January I flew to Israel to make the Jerusalem Center my new home for a few months. I completely fell in love with this place. In January I also went to Egypt! While in Egypt I got to hike Mt. Sinai and watch the sunrise on top.

February was a full month! Here are a few of the highlights: I spent lots of hours in the Old City, I went to Jericho (the oldest and lowest place on earth), walked through Hezekiah's Tunnel, pretended to be David slaying Goliath, and found a new favorite bakery that I went to many many more times while I was there.

March was also a very full month. I watched many sunsets on the 7th floor balcony of the JC, spent 10 days in Galilee (pictures here), and took at least a thousand pictures of the Dome of the Rock.

April was a bittersweet month. It was my last month in Jerusalem, I was just about ready to come home but I knew I would be missing this place for a very long time. Some of the best parts of April were spending Easter in the Holy City, and going to Jordan and seeing Petra!

I finally arrived home after a bit of a scare from a volcano and almost immediately started school for Spring term. I went to school both Spring and Summer terms. May was an exciting month because I got engaged!

June was a good month. I sure do love summer. In April I signed up for a half marathon. In June as part of my preparations I ran a 5K with these lovely women. In June we also took a trip up to Burley, ID to go to some friends wedding receptions. Both receptions were so beautiful. While we were there we also spent a day at the river. It was a great trip.

In July, Jordan and I enjoyed spending the 4th here in Provo. We loved all of the Freedom Festival activities. We were lucky enough to go to the Stadium of Fire. We also loved the hot air balloons. In July we also took our engagement pictures, spent a fun weekend at Alturas with Jordan's family, and took a trip to Colorado to get our marriage license.

August was probably the most exciting month of the whole year. While trying to finish up classes, and plan a wedding we were still able to have some fun. We finally found a place to live which was a big relief. After we finished up finals we went to the Jack Johnson concert. We had great seats, thanks to my wonderful mother! The next day we moved all of our things into our new place and then headed to Colorado! While in Colorado we got married in the Denver Temple! We went on our honeymoon to Cancun and loved it. The last weekend in August we ran the Top of Utah half marathon.

September we settled down and started school. We also hiked Mt. Timpanogos, and Jordan had a birthday! The big 24! We celebrated for weeks.

I'm not sure what happened in October. I didn't seem to take even one picture the whole month! Yikes! I think if I remember correctly that October was very much full of lots of schooling. For Halloween we went to our ward party and made Navajo Tacos.

In November we took a fun trip to Moab with Devin and Claire. I also changed my major. We spent Thanksgiving with my family in Colorado. Dylan and Logan turned 12! Whoa. Oh yeah in November we also won a free iPad!

In December we set up our first Christmas tree, made billions of sugar cookies, went to a BYU basketball game in Salt Lake, I had a birthday, we spent Christmas here in Utah with our families and we went to temple square lots of time.

What a great year!

Look what I made yesterday!


I've been wanting yellow curtain for the longest time. They are not sold in any store, except IKEA and they are $50 each...YIKES! Needless to say, I decided that was a bit too much so yesterday I made these ones! They are the perfect color to match our beautiful comforter. I have some leftover fabric and I want to make a little pillow case so I'll put some more pictures on after I finish that of the whole completed product; curtains, pillowcase and bedspread and all. Jordan and I also found the perfect little nightstand yesterday to paint. We're just getting all sorts of Christmas Break projects.
Do you like them?

We watched these today in Personal Finance


My desktop

I am an avid blog reader. Really, I should probably tone it down a little bit, I have 134 blogs in my Google Reader right now. Whenever I see a picture of something I like I copy it to my desktop. As a result I have many random pictures there. Here is what is on there right now:

I like the way these shelves are organized.

I like the mirrors on the wall.

I like the window hanging there and the elephant pillow is pretty cool too.

I can't even remember exactly what I liked about this picture! But overall I really like how this room looks. Actually now that I'm thinking about it I saved this picture because I want to buy a nightstand at DI or on KSL or something and paint it to look like the little yellow one in this picture.

I like how the dresser has 3 different sets of knobs. I think it looks really fun.

I think these boxes look pretty.

Jordan and I have a collage wall, and I think it would be fun to hang a big "S" with our pictures.

Around the time that I got engaged, my cousin Alex told me that if he was going to get a diamond ring he would want the diamond backwards, so just in case he got into any trouble he could save himself. The next day this picture was on a blog so I saved it to show to him.

I think things like this are cool (kind of like our Chichen Itza picture). There are many problems with my system, I know. I don't always know where I got the pictures, sometimes I don't remember why I liked them, but for now it is ok because I think the pictures are pretty and are fun to look at occasionally.

Happy 2nd birthday Mr. Blog!

I was a little distracted with Thanksgiving break and school and tests, so distracted that I forgot to mention that my little blog had a birthday!

Happy late 2nd birthday Mr. Blog!

With only a few days left in the semester, I'm just trying to stay focused and not think about how much I will enjoy Christmas Break. I'm so thrilled that it is coming up. Have I mentioned that I have had at least one test a week since September?

Have I also mentioned that my iPad is broken? Big bummer! I've talked to apple support and they told me I needed a receipt, so I called and emailed the TV station and I finally got it so hopefully I'll be able to get it fixed/get a new one soon. It's a pretty fun little toy! I was very sad when only 2 days after we got it the screen stopped working.

Jordan has had lots of projects and presentations in his classes the last few days. We're both excited for some fun Christmas Vacation plans!

Look what we got!

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