Glad this week is over...

Well it's been a pretty long week, and I am glad we are starting a new one. Midterms is over, thank goodness, and now the end of the semester stress-fest is about to commence. I got approved for fast grad this week, so I am officially going to school next semester. We will both be going to school, hopefully both working, taking a ton of credits, and coaching a lacrosse team. It is going to be a busy semester! But it will all be ok when it finally warms up!
My flower show is coming up in two weeks, so our group is working hard to figure out what we are going to do for our room. For those of you in Rexburg, preeettyyy pleasseee come to the Horticulture Bridal flower show on March 12th (2 weeks). We are doing 8 themed wedding/party rooms, and lots of flowers for people to get ideas, and to come support their horticulture friends! I am in the sunset themed room, and it is going to be amazing. I have been having so much fun planning this and can't wait for the show. Here are my flowers I did this week!
I have also been applying for jobs this week. I applied at Circle of Love, Maurices, Down East, and this telephone survey place. I have to still turn in some stuff, but I am crossing my fingers that I can find a job so I can help make us some money. Plus I could keep it over the Spring semester and summer, so I figured it would be a good idea to start early.
Yesterday morning Julie, B. Beck, the General Relief Society President came up to BYU-I and gave a regional conference. It was an awesome experience to attend and feel the Spirit. I love that woman, and I needed to hear so much of what she had to say. After that, on a spiritual high, we were able to go to the temple and it was so nice. I am going to try so hard to go so much more often. I never want to grow up and regret not going to the temple when I had one three blocks from where I live!
Well here is what I baked this week in class, it is a fresh strawberry pie. Let's just say pies are not my specialty, though the crust's texture was like to-die-for. It ended up a little sad and crispy on some of the edges, plus transporting it home caused a lot of the edges to fall off.....So it is safe to say I don't think I will be baking many pies in the future...
Alrighty, well 30 days left, and in that amount of time I have a lot of classes taking breaks, and ending after the wedding show. So i am just staying calm to the finish. I cannot believe it is March on Tuesday though...I feel like it was just Christmas!
Oh by the way...I have become addicted to Grey's anatomy...I haven't really stopped watching it since Monday....it might be a problem...


Valentine's day!

In the event of this being 1 year ago that Jared and I got engaged, and I  blogging away for the last year...I am going to try my hardest to update every week. I have a great example in my amazing sister in law Vanessa, who faithfully updates, and she can be my inspiration!
So sorry if my life is boring, but here's to a weekly update!
Valentine's day was wonderful, but so buys. Mondays I am at school from 7:45 to 6:30 at night with a 45 minute break, and Jared was working all day, so we missed each other all day. I came back for lunch and the apartment was spotless, and I found this lovely display on our table...
This movie, the Time Traveller's Wife, is one of my all time favorites, and right before we got engaged, Jared and I watched it and he actually liked a chick flick, for once. We really bonded after watching it and my sweetheart thought of that movie for a little Valentine's day gift-even if we have yet to watch it hehe.
That night we were able to go out to a delicious dinner at Chilis, and just spend a little time together. With Jared working so much, we hardly see each other anymore and it was nice just to have a date.
All I have to say is, I have the most handsome valentine in the whole world....just saying...

The rest of this week has been good, busy, midterms are over, and I am on the downslope of this semester, which is wonderful! In bakery we made blueberry muffins...which Jared then ate in about 2 minutes flat, and I was also able to make some flower arrangements this week, which have been beautifully adorning the apartment!

Well this is going to be a lovely 3-day weekend. Jared is working all today and all Monday, so I have a lot of time to get homework done, and deep clean our place. 
Just 7 weeks left...and the countdown begins...


Trucking along....

What a great last few months! Just a bit of an update...We were able to go to North Carolina for Christmas, and it was so great. It was so fun to spend a few weeks with the whole Thomas family. They are great and it was so warm in Charlotte! We got to go up to Ashville to see the Biltmore house, which is the biggest house in the United States. It was gorgeous and it was so fun to hang out with Mike and Vanessa and Mariah.
Christmas was great, Jared and I got so spoiled! And we were even able to Skype with Ethan in Chile...and he is home now!
Last week Jared was able to go back to North Carolina again to see Ethan get home from his mission. They haven't seen each other for about 3 1/2 years, so it was great for him to be able to spend time with him. However this required that I stay home alone for a week. Let's just say I am not a fan of being away from my husband, and I was expressing this to my sweet dad a few weeks ago and he offered to fly me home for the weekend that Jared was gone, so I was able to go to Colorado for 2 days, and it was wonderful! I miss them so much. Since we've gotten married I've only seen my family for a few days over Thanksgiving, and it was so great to see them and hang out. I got to stay up late and talk to Nicole about everything going on, and I got to talk to my parents and watch Ghost Whisperer with my mom. I cannot believe how different Lance looks even since Thanksgiving, he is not a little boy anymore! So that was a quick trip, but it helped me get through my Jared-less week and now I have him back home and we are so happy!
Anyway, after Christmas we just came back here to Rexburg and the last 6 weeks have been a blur of homework and classes. I feel like I am just keeping my head down and running for the end of this semester. I am loving baking and my culinary fundamentals class, and my wedding flowers classes, but I have so many classes it is so hard to keep track of everything, and I am fighting to keep it all under control! It is teaching me pretty good time management though, which is a plus I guess.
Here are some of the many flowers I've done:

Well truth be told our lives are just not that interesting right now....school is dominating my life, and up until yesterday Jared had been searching for a job, and he got one!! We are so happy finally he found something. He is working as a receptionist at Smith and Kunz, which is an accounting firm here in Rexburg. He is getting a lot of good experience around finance, and speaking Spanish like crazy.
Another big thing is our recent aquisition of a 2010 Black Nissan Altima with 7000 miles on it! It's a big thing for us, buying a car, and we wanted to get something nice and reliable. My uncle Ramon buys salvage cars at auctions and fixes them up, so we are able to get a steal of a deal on it, and it is going to be great! It is currently being nursed back to health in Texas, but we will be getting it soon!

Well I know this was a pretty lame-o update, but I will try to be better. Midterms are this upcoming week, along with Valentine's Day! I cannot believe we got engaged a year ago, this whole year has been so amazing it's crazy to think what is in store for us!