Reason 126: Spring Classes

April 28, 2011

Spring Schedule. Be jealous.

Functional Anatomy
With a couple of my favorite people like Mary, Jenny, and Nalani.

Weight Training
Yep.  Legit.

Basic Vocal Skills
Tryin' to find me some singing skills since I have a
*NEW PIANO!!!!!!!!*

Pansy schedule, eh?  I love being this <-------> close to graduation!  

Reason 125: State Drama and a Perfect Monday

Monday, April 18, 2011.

This has definately been a great couple of days.  On Saturday, I drove to Nephi to watch Andrew compete at State Drama.  This kid is SUCH a good actor.  He did a scene from the movie, "On the Waterfront."   He did a monologue that was performed by the great Marlon Brando. I will try to get the video up tomorrow, but for now here are a few pictures.

That is Andrew and Heather with their medals that they were awarded for receiving straight superior ratings from all 3 judges.  AND Heather was voted best female actress.  Way cool!

Yesterday was our last day in the Glenwood singles ward.  Kind of sad, but we are really excited to be in a family ward.  We had a really great calling in this singles ward as the Dating and Courtship sunday school teachers.  We taught the lessons out of the Family Relations manual.  It was so awesome!  We learned a LOT and had some really great discussions with our classes.  We taught the class during fall semester and we were asked to teach it again this semester.  That made us feel good about ourselves-- haha :)

And finally I had a nearly perfect Monday.  I took my Marriage and Family final at 8 am- it was 25 minutes of regurgitation (haha).  I walked over to the testing center and went right in to take my American Literature final.  This took only 17 minutes.  And I even reviewed all of my answers twice.  Score?  96%!  I only missed one.  That means I got my very first compliment on a final exam from the testing center... NOT an easy feat here at BYU.  

After finals I studied for chemistry, talked to my Grad school advisor about classes and my thesis, and got to come home with Jason around noon.  Pizza, movie, long nap with the rain pounding on the windows, two mile run in the rain, and totally unpacked our second bedroom.  

Only three finals left- technical communication (she told us we'd be wasting our time if we studied), Capstone, and chemistry.  StG in T- 5 days.  

Reason 124: Life in General

Friday, April 15, 2011.

Life sure does change a lot.  

February 2011
Knee surgery

Great-Grandma Lena Bartholomew passed away
Jason's uncle passed away
Apartment flooded

Had to move out and back into said apartment
Andrew starred in "The Foreigner" at DHHS

Gosh I love my family. 

Hard drive with 13,000 pictures was water damaged

March 2011
Moved to Springville (*Cheers*)

These are deer in our backyard.  Quite common.

Covered a BYU Golf tourney in StG at Entrada

Froze to death
Hannah turned 10 (tear)

Festival of Colors with my girls

April 2011
Got accepted in Grad school at BYU!
Jason fixed our hard drive.  Pictures=recovered
Renter's insurance flood return funded a pretty, new TV
General conference was amazing
Maren threw Jocelyn a lovely bridal shower

Bubble gum game. Jocelyn=fail. Just kidding :)

Cleared to exercise on this blasted knee of mine
Succeeded on a chemistry test
Classes ended
About to tackle a relatively manageable finals schedule
HOME for Easter

This has been an insanely crazy semester.  So many highs and lows but ALWAYS a silver lining.  

Me. Graduation:  3 months and 26 days away.
August 11 and 12.
BS in Athletic Training
BS in Exercise Science
Awarded "Outstanding Senior Athletic Training Student" last week
That came with a lovely Tucano's gift card!
Dr. Allsen says, "It's not bragging if you got it." So, I  promise I'm not bragging.
Just super stoked.

Jason: Cancer Research Fellow for summer 2011.
Working with BYU, U of U, National Institute of Health, Huntsman Cancer Center, and Harvard University.
Doing animal trials on a couple of drugs that may be able to
*Slow down the metastasis of cancer*
Now I am bragging.
This kid is super smart.
How did I get so lucky?

Current plans:
Jason graduates in April 2013 with a
BS in Biophysics 
Minor in Music
I graduate in April 2013 with a 
MS in Exercise Science
Emphasis in Athletic Training
Drive off into the sunset,
a.k.a higher education for Jake.
Possibly an M.D./Ph.D program.

Life is the 
Craziest. Adventure. Ever.