Thursday, April 28, 2011


Clint and I had a great day today! We got our grades from Winter Semester today (never thought my grades would make a day great but life is full of surprises). We both were so happy that we ran to Tucanos between work and class (which was one hour) and we ate everything in thirty minutes to get me back in time for my class. It was pretty incredible, impressive and delicious! And in about twenty minutes we will be driving to California for Brittany's Wedding in the morning, I sure hope we make it in time:)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Clint's Birthday Weekend

Clint and I had a three day break between semesters of classes and for it we went up to Heber and celebrated Clint's birthday with my family. On Friday we saw the movie Source Code...crazy movie but good! On Saturday we went shopping at the outlets in Park City and went to his cousins baptism. Then we went to get some dinner with my parents and had great mexican food with even better carne asada!!! It was so moist and just melted in mouth. Clint would not stop talking about it for the next couple of hours. On Sunday we celebrated Easter and had Mom kick our trash in Yahtzee as she got not just 1 but 2 YAHTZEES!!!! Incredible! Such a fun weekend, I love having family close by!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

23 things I love about my Husband on His Birthday!

1. His smile!
2. How he hides behind the door when I come home to try to scare me.
3. How he races me to the car and gives me a head start.
4. He lets me cuddle with him at night even if he doesn't want to.
5. He takes care of me when I'm sick.
6. He still gets excited like a little kid and jumps around.
7. His sounds like a purr.
8. He still opens the car door for me.
9. His study habits (he is so hard core it makes me want to be better)
10. When I'm sick he will study in bed next to me because he knows I don't like to be alone.
11. When we play basketball he doesn't go easy on me just because I'm his wife or a girl or 5'2. And he kicks my trash every time.
12. He always loves what I cook and bake (even if I forget the baking soda)
13. He tells me he loves me everyday.
14. He twitches while he sleeps.
15. He started the Birthday Month tradition which is AWESOME!
16. He loves to teach me romanian, tennis and basketball.
17. I love when he makes up songs, they are always funny and so creative!
18. He will g-chat with me while he is in class.
19. When we have fights (I know and here you were thinking we were a perfect couple) he never yells at me and they usually end with us laughing at how ridiculous it is.
20. We always watch Modern Family together and laugh so hard!
21. He supports me in all of my decisions and continually reassures me that I will be a great teacher.
22. He is a great dancer! The best I have ever seen!
23. I love how he looks at me like I am the best thing that has ever happened to him.

I love you Clint! I hope you have a great birthday even though you are spending it studying in the library for your finals!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

General Conference

I have been so busy the past month with final papers and projects due and getting ready to for finals that I have a hard time keeping my blog updated. Here are a couple of pictures from our general conference weekend, which is always a lot of fun! I love hearing all the talks and seeing my in-laws and a lot of familiar faces at conference. It is always a great time to forget about homework and spend some time with my husband. I love being with him and acting like we don't have anything else on our mind! It was a fabulous weekend!

This picture we were so excited for the snow (sarcasm) but we were actually excited to see some good friends from Clint's mission!

Love family!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Birthday Present

I know this is a little late but I had the perfect birthday!!! Great celebrations, family, delicious food and great gifts. But I must say Parker gave me one of the most original gifts ever! I think maybe he should start a fashion line, what do you think? (In case you can't read it the shirt says parker approved)

I Am Not My Body

Many of you know that I went to Romania for four months. While I was there I heard an amazing story! There was a boy named Marius whose house caught on fire. His parents died in the fire and he had burns over 75% of his body. He was in a coma for a couple of months following and during this time his older brother was rebuilding their house and working to get custody of Marius. Marius was in the hospital in Iasi where the BYU interns go to help children who do not have parents to help them. They met Marius there and instantly became close. They became so close that they worked for months to get funding to bring him to the U.S. to receive proper treatment for his burns and reconstruction (the fire took his nose and fingers and he could not close his eyes). They were able to get enough funding to bring Marius and his brother to the United States.

Anyway, long story short there is a documentary about his life and the blessings that he has received every since those BYU interns walked into his hospital bedroom. It is a beautiful story and I would urge everyone to look into it. Unfortunately, I got to see a premiere of it but it is not available yet to the rest of the public. Here is the website where you can go and support Marius and stay updated on the upcoming dvd!

Marius was at the premiere and I got to see some of his personality and he is an adorable kid, not to mention an optimist ever since the fire! When asked what he wants to do with his life he said "I want to be a motivational speaker!" It is just so inspiring and it brought back so many memories. After the movie and a Q&A session I got to see an old friend from Romania (they flew her out for the movie) and ask her how all of my kids are doing! They are all doing so well! One of the girls, Claudia, that I LOVED, is with a foster family and doing great. Another lil boy, Bobo, that Rhett and I worked with is still singing songs that we taught him while we were there and he is talking even more than before. It is such a blessing to have spent four months with those children. I loved them so much while I was there and still do! Before I went to Romania I was so excited to serve them and teach them but in the end those sweet faces and spirits taught me more than I could ever have taught them. They will forever hold a special place in my heart!