Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Year in Review

This last year has been a good one.  Jessica and I recently celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary and took the opportunity to go see Fiddler on the Roof at Sundance.  It was an enjoyable play with a talented cast including our mutual friend Jay.  The green apple suckers from the gift shop consummated the evening to make it a most delightful anniversary celebration.
It is great to be married to such a wonderful person not to mention her high level of endurance when it comes to watching Levi.  She doesn't even need a break after a few hours like I do.  This last year with Jessica has indeed been a gratifying one.  Here's to many more!

Reviewing the last year couldn't be complete without giving an update of Levi, our one year old son.  He is a happy boy who usually has his head bruised due to his insatiable curiosity.  Just yesterday he tumbled down the stairs pell mell while pursuing me out to the garage.  Levi's interests include: playing with plastic outlet covers, eating, crawling up the stairs, biting, smiling, biting and then smiling, pointing at interesting things, pointing at seemingly uninteresting things, sitting on something that is elevated (toy cars, toy trains, chairs etc.).  This last month I have noticed cognitive change in Levi. His problem solving skills and memory have increased.  For the first time I have thought, "I better be careful in what I do around him.  He seems to be watching."

He also very much enjoys swimming.  He loved going to the Provo Rec Center on his first birthday. 


I graduated for college and it only took me 9 years!
It was only fitting to climb to the most majestic point in all of the Wasatch Front to celebrate my newly experienced triumph.  Here's a few more pictures, just for education's sake:
It was lovely to synchronize graduation celebration and the yearly Lone Peak hike.  I think Zach's 'Murica theme was his most comical yet.  I had a hard time holding the camera still from all of my chuckling.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


I know it has been a while since I graduated from BYU but I feel like my college graduation is important enough to go back and blog about. 

When it came to graduation I thought I would be more excited than I was. For me after giving birth walking for my graduation seemed anticlimactic. Graduation ceremonies were three weeks after I had Levi. At this point I wasn't feeling up to going out in public and my body was still recovering. However, I  will only graduate once from BYU so I might as well make the most of it. So I went to my graduation. Luckily since I walked in August there weren't to many other people walking. So the whole ordeal wasn't to long.

One of the many perks of my father being the University Photographer is that I get some great pictures with some pretty amazing people.

This is me with the Dean of the Marriott School, Dean Perry.

President Samualsen

Marilyn Berrett from the Department of Dance
Elder Rasband

I made Levi a BYU outfit for graduation!

I am officially a college graduate. I received my degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Contemporary Dance!