Sunday, April 18, 2010

Almost there

Jenn: 4 down, 1 to go
Daniel: 1 down, 4 to go

I'm doing much better on my finals than I've ever done on any of my finals, and it's a good feeling! Between now and Wednesday I have to put together an 8 page paper and a 10 minute presentation for the same class, but I'm making peanut butter Rice Krispie treats with chocolate on top, so I really just have to write the paper because treats + presentation = golden. It's going to be hard though because I hate this class so much that I lack ALL motivation.

It's finally warm outside, meaning it's time to work on the tan! I'm looking for some longer shorts/cute sundresses so my legs can get some sun, I love my jeans but I love being tan more!

Yesterday we went to the temple, then went on a double date with the Holladay's that included pizza and volleyball. We swept Cal State Northridge on Friday, but we lost 2-3 last night. We sat by some very entertaining people though, and we joined them in taunting "Clappy," or this guy, Jeff Baxter

He liked to clap really loud when it was our turn to serve. He didn't affect us much, he was just super obnoxious. The most glorious moment of the night was when he got up to serve and hit it right into the net. The crowd went wild and he got pulled off the floor. Sweet, sweet karma.

I think we're going to hike Timp on Thursday and then head up to Salt Lake for the day on Friday. It's going to be a nice little mini-break before classes start up again! We're going to try to get together with Kacey and Tyler and Crystal and Stefan over the weekend, I'm excited to have the 3 Musketeers (plus significant others) reunited!

This evening is the last ILM dinner of the semester, it's sad to think that we won't be back together until September! We're making baked beans from scratch, so hopefully they turn out ok!

This is my ridiculously gorgeous sister and her attractive boyfriend. Last night was prom (at the aquarium!), and they took pictures at the boardwalk...

Crazy to think she'll be here in just a few months. Where did the time go?!

-Daniel and Jenn

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yada yada yada

So last week Daniel and I babysat Kimball's little ones while they went to Denver for Sharla's birthday. Daniel dropped me off after my classes and then went back to campus to finish his classes for the day. Natalie had a spaz attack when she woke up from her nap and realized I was not her mother, Kurt and Carie were very good at calming her down when she cried (which happened a lot more that I would've liked it to). We played all afternoon and Daniel came over around dinnertime. We played some more and then put the kids down. We did some homework and went to bed early in preparation for an early morning. Carie woke up crying at 5:30am because she was sad, so I stayed in her room with her until she went back to bed. I was awake by that point, so I took a shower and got myself ready for the day, then woke up Daniel so he could get going before the kids got up. By 7am everyone was up and we had breakfast and then watched The Incredibles. Daniel had to leave for class a little after 9am, and Natalie cried and cried when he left (he didn't even really do anything with her, Kimball and Sharla both said she just likes men way more than women). After the movie we played in the backyard and Kimball took me back home when he and Sharla got back. I worked from home that afternoon and went to bed early again, playing with kids all day is exhausting!

From this experience Daniel and I realized that we are not ready for kids at all. We also realized that we should have summer babies so Daniel can be around for the first little bit before disappearing at school for 8 months. Luckily we'll be near family wherever he decides to go to school, it'll be really nice to have a nice little support system!

On the topic of med school, Daniel took the MCAT this past Saturday! Here's his MCAT outfit:

After he got back we went to Provo Towne Centre to get tickets to see Date Night after dinner at Spicy Corea. Little did Daniel know that I invited his family to dinner with us! He was quote surprised and we all had a yummy meal and it was nice to see everyone, they're such a fun group! Date Night was great, I love Steve Carell and Tina Fey so seeing them together was hilarious!

On Sunday we had a little dinner party with our friends, Derek and Jen and Amy and Aden. We made spinach stuffed shells and ate yummy salad and some English treat that was banana cream pie-ish and amazing. We played this game about beans called Bohnanza and just talked for awhile, it's nice having good friends in the ward!

Classes are over and it's the second reading day. I'm taking a test today, one tomorrow, and two on Saturday, leaving one in-class final for Wednesday. Poor Daniel has an in-class final on Wednesday from 8-10pm! We were going to get away for a couple days, but because of that we're just going to hang out here instead.

Yesterday was the end-of-the-semester party at Kimball's, it was fun and we cooked hotdogs and s'mores over a fire and played bocce ball and I still smell like smoke. On our way over, we saw a note under the wipers of the car. It turns out Parkside is getting re-roofed next week and the roofing cars/trucks needs places to park, so all of the non-assigned parking spots and #13's assigned spot will be given to them Monday-Friday. So we get to park on the street. Cool. I don't really care that much, I just hope that the dumb kids who drive on our street will be careful!

As a thank-you for reading through this super long post, here's a hilarious video one of my friends put on Facebook last night...


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Where is the warm?

This weather has got us all bummed out. The average for this time of year is in the 60s, but looking outside I see there is snow on the ground. I hate winter enough as it is, and dragging it out for this long really isn't fair. It's totally throwing off my motivation too, I want to just go to bed and sleep until it's warm again!

Of course, Daniel's taking the MCAT in 4 days, so he's on top of everything making sure he's ready. I bought him a good luck charm and it came in the mail today (a Duke Med t-shirt. Daniel said, "You actually paid money for something from Duke?!" This proves that I really do love him!) and we're ready for it to be over so we can get to the other exciting/expensive med school application things.

Tomorrow we're staying over at Kimball's to babysit while he and Sharla jet off to Colorado for a T-Swift concert for Sharla's birthday. It'll be fun to get a taste of parenthood and see how Daniel deals with little ones outside his family. And it will probably reinforce that fact that we want to wait for babies!

One more week, then recuperate for a couple days, tackle finals, and do it all over again. I enjoy Spring/Summer classes a lot though, less work overall and was less crowded on campus. Plus it's beautiful out and I can work on my tan just by walking up to class. Warm weather now would be nice!

-Daniel and Jenn

Friday, April 2, 2010


We have officially registered for all of our classes for Fall semester! It's going to be rough for both of us, but graduation is just a year away at this point and that's enough to keep us going. We're especially excited to get out of Utah right now, it's April and it's cold! We need somewhere warm and humid, like North Carolina!

-Daniel and Jenn