Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday to Me

October 29, 2008

Does anyone know how to display the date of your post? I can not seem to figure that out. In the mean time, I will just type the date at the beginning of my post. Check that out, I can solve problems.

This is a belated post to tell all about my birthday and birthday party. Yay! On October 15 I turned 22. *gasp* It was a Wednesday so Danny and I had class. That evening he took me to Macaroni Grill. mmmmmmmmm. I love that place. I do a create your own pasta and pretty much make the Pasta Milano except I take out the mushrooms (yuck) and put in broccoli (yum). Danny ate a really delicious and spicy Sicilian 4-cheese Ravioli thing. I opened presents too! I got Sleeping Beauty of DVD and Alfred Hitchcock's Master Peice collection. It includes a bunch of his movies including all the Jimmy Stewart ones, The Birds, Psycho, Topaz, Trouble with Harry, etc. I'm super excited to watch the ones I haven't seen before.

The following Saturday we had some friends over for a birthday party. We had so much fun! We did a beanbag toss and a pin the ____ on something. For us it was Pin the Headlamp on the Toad. We all had a great time.

We finally carved our pumpkins last Saturday. Danny put the Dark Mark (from Harry Potter) on his. I carved Hitchcock's profile on to mine. And it keeps loading my pictures at the beginning of the post. I don't know what's going on.

I am excited for my Halloween costume! I am going to be Tonks, from Harry Potter. This means I get to have purple hair! Awesome! Danny is going to be Professor Lupin, also from Harry Potter. Last night we went to DI and found Danny an old worn suit coat. We are going to a Halloween party hosted by one of our friends. I look forward to it.

As far as school goes, both of us keep really busy. I have so many things due in November that it is completely ridiculous!

Work for me is starting to get busier and busier. Danny's is pretty much the same. Lucky guy.

Oh, I have also registered my classes for next semester. I do not anticipate changing them much, if at all. So as of now, I will be taking Masterpeices of English Literature (for a GE but I think it will be awesome anyway), Behavioral Neurobiology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psych: Adolescence, and Sensation and Perception. I am really excited for these Psych. classes. I am finally away from the required ones and I get to take the ones that pretain to my concentration and interest. My concentration is Behavioral/Cognitive Psychology and all my elective psych classes will be from the Clinical Psych cluster. So exciting!!!

That is pretty much it in our little world right now. I will post Halloween costumes pretty soon!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Winter comes too early in Utah

I think my title should explain it all.

It is October 11 and it is snowing. Now, so as not to be accused of being over dramatic, I will acknowledge that this form of precipitation is like a soft hale. It is frozen, but not a hard frozen, but also not as fluffy as the snow we usually get here. THAT STILL DOES NOT EXCUSE THE SNOW FROM FALLING IN MID OCTOBER! *sigh* I am sorry, but I think it is just wrong for it to snow before my birthday. October 15 is supposed to be the middle and most beautiful time of autumn!
I guess I will just comfort myself with the fact that this is Utah and it will probably warm up again for a little longer before we plunge into the long and dark winter. (now I am being over dramatic).
I do love the snow, in appearance. It is so beautiful! I truly enjoy taking a stroll on a moonlit night through the snow. It just sparkles! Then I come home, bundle in a blanket, and drink hot chocolate.

Erasmus is doing well. We have bought him an infrared light to keep on during the night. The lamp gives off this red glow that is rather eerie. We figured our turtle lives in the red light district now. How scandalous.

Danny is doing well. He is currently working on a project for his programming class, computer programming. I don't understand even 1/8 of what he's talking about while he's working on his projects. I do a great job of smiling and nodding though. ;) Actually I am learning more than I ever cared to learn about computers.

I just finished up a very stressful/long week at school. I had two midterms and a preliminary draft due for my literature review. On top of my already full schedule it was pretty intense. I made it through though! With lots and lots of help from my wonderful husband and from Heavenly Father. I do not know how I did on my first test, half of it was essay questions. My second test for my psych testing class was lower than I wanted. Hopefully it will not effect my final grade too much. It was not THAT bad but I don't think I could get an A anymore. Maybe A-...

Oh, Danny and I had a wonderful conference weekend. We went to the Saturday morning session then went to a luncheon for law school students, faculty, and alumni. Danny counted as faculty and Bryan, a friend we went with is a student. The food was delicious. We watched the second session in the Tabernacle! I tried to imagine the speakers speaking behind the pulpit in there. I never saw conference in the Tabernacle. We then wandered down to Gateway Mall and had dinner. The boys then went off to the Priesthood session because they had tickets. Nicole (Bryan's girlfriend) and I explored the mall and had a great time. We ended up spending an hour in Barnes and Noble. For a birthday gift to myself (at least that is how I justified this purchase) I bought a collection of Jane Austen novels for 20 bucks! It has all 7 (includes Lady Susan) and is beautiful! The book is old fashioned looking.
Anywho- Sunday we watched both sessions at our house with Byran and Nicole. What a great weekend!! I really enjoyed Pres. Uchtdorf's talk Saturday morning. And L. Tom Perry's talk from that session as well.

Well, I think that just about sums up current events over here. I make these posts way too long! Sorry!

I hope all are doing well!