Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Poor, Ignored Blog

Well helloooooooooo.

It's fall break! I have a minute to say hi! Hi!

Yeah, so, where does the time go? Last I checked it was August and I was frantically trying to get organized and ready to go back to school. It's now mid-October, and I'm already half-way through my first semester of graduate school. It's great! Super busy, but great. I pretty much work part-time, go to school and study. Mark works, makes dinner, does the dishes, the laundry and the grocery shopping. Hmmmm. I should have gone back to school a long time ago!

In spite of being very busy, I am enjoying my classes and learning a lot. Mark has been a huge help - I couldn't have asked for a more supportive, wonderful husband! Mark has been spending his free time keeping a wary eye on the stock market and watching some baseball playoff games. I spend my free time going to the gym and going to an occasional lunch with family or friends.

In other news:

In August, our friends Larissa and Shawn adopted a darling little boy! Five-month-old Christopher has already got those two (and everyone else) wrapped around his little finger! Check out those beautiful eyes!

On September 20th, Katie, Mark and I went on a hike up Mt. Olympus. It was so fun, but that was one hard hike! Well worth it, though. It only took us 3 hours to get to the top!

Last week, I had a the opportunity to go to the Body Worlds exhibit. It was amazing. I highly recommend it.

Fall break has been wonderful - I've been reading novels (Breaking Dawn, for one) and have been able to catch up on some homework. Mark and I took a trip to Wendover, NV last night. While Mark played Texas Hold 'Em, I worked on a scrapbook project. It was fun and relaxing. I know that these next several weeks will go by so quickly, with school and the holidays fast approaching. I will certainly try to check in at least a couple of times between now and winter break, but I'm making no promises! If not, Happy Halloween and Happy Thanksgiving! Ha!

By the way, the journal from my last post - I found it at Barnes & Nobel. It is currently sitting on the shelf collecting dust.


Becky said...

What can I say. You've posted twice since me and I've taken this semester of school off - yea, I know - I just started.

So all I can say is I'm in awe of your determination and grateful you've got such a fantastic husband. I think he's a pretty great guy myself.

Happy fall to you both - love.

The Hilton Family~ said...

I sure was excited to see a new post! I am happy that school is going so well for you. I hope to see you soon!

Sarah Z said...

Is this Larissa that I know (that we used to work with?!) Tell her congrats from me if it is! good luck with school and no, I do not envy you right now...

Haley said...

glad school is going well. Tell Larissa congrats on the darling baby. and yes, mt. olympus is a straight up hike- try doing it with a kid on your back- never again- oh wait- I probably won't do it ever again- i live way too far away- later

The Beckstroms said...

Yeah! I am glad that you got a nice break! It is so worth the stress of school. I haven't looked back once. If you ever need to vent, you know where to come. Way to live it up over the fall break.