Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In the books!

A little over a week ago I started my graduate studies through USU. The two courses are eight weeks long and require some "light" reading. And when I say light, I mean six textbooks. :)

I am just thankful that I enjoy reading and it isn't a chore like it is for some people. I have been able to keep up with reading really well so far (it has only been a week mind you) and have even finished a 400 page "pleasure reading" book this past week. It is so nice to be able to escape into your own reading!

Speaking of reading, Paul gave me a Nook for my graduation present this past month. It is such a neat little contraption and can hold thousands of books. I am not sure I would take it to the pool with me, but other than that scenario, it is a very smart idea. Notice the handy little touch screen!
When Paul and I have the opportunity to drive together, one of us navigates the vehicle and the other one reads. It makes the car rides go by a lot faster! For those of you out west that don't understand the east coast driving - it generally takes you at least an half hour to get anywhere. We have a little over an hour drive (roundtrip) for church so really makes the time fly by and you aren't "wasting" your life just sitting in a car doing nothing.

Tell me what you are reading right now - I would love to hear!

Well, back to my studies!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Whew, it's been awhile!

After my graduation on May 8, time has just flown by! My parents came out for a week long visit following my graduation; Paul took me to the Adirondack Mountains after his TBS graduation; Paul's parents came out to visit for a week; and now I have started my Graduate courses through USU. It has been a full month, but a very fun one at that. It was so nice to catch up with family while they were here and we enjoyed their company. It was equally nice getting away to the backwoods cabin in NY.
Well, instead of describing it all, I will post pictures for you to stare at. After all, a pictures worth a thousand words...right?

After Paul's graduation with sissy Laura :) Paul is excited, can you tell?

Paul received the highest shooting award at TBS in the rifle and pistol. His Grandpa, who was an excellent nationally recognized marksman, would've been proud of him.

My Undergraduate Graduation! I forgot our camera charger so after four pictures our camera died. I was so excited that so many family and friends showed up for the event. Thank you to those that came and were there in spirit!!

My parents with Paul and I. Can I just say that those caps are my nemesis. I.HATE.GRADUATION.CAPS!

At the top of our hike in the Adirondack Mountains. Such a beautiful day! We could see the Lake Placid area and the ski resort from the top of the mountain.

Our cute little turn of the century cabin. Complete with an outhouse, no electricity, no running water, but a neat hammock!

I love this picture! Taken on our hike.

Covered bridge in Jay, NY
Paul and Lucy discovering this unique covered bridge.
And now a tribute to Lucy, cutest little hypo-allergenic non shedding dog in the world! :)

I have more pictures on my camera that I have yet to convert to the computer...so those will be posted at a later date. I hope to be more consistent with short little updates on here at least twice a week now...we'll see how that goes! :)