Tuesday, December 30, 2008


When Mom found out Colby had never been to Disneyland, it was made a priority during Christmas break. But, once we got there spent over an hour in line just to get a ticket, we decided this wouldn't be the best experience for Colby and decided to go back another day. So, Colby's first disney adventure was only to the front gate (and downtown disney).

Monday, December 29, 2008

Snowboarding (in California)

{warning...graphic pictures follow}

Started out like this...

...but ended like this.The in between looked something like this...
. . . and this.
But don't worry. We got him a balloon and some meds and he was just fine. Thanks Dr. Dad! Who says Orthodontists can't puts stitches in legs.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Next Stop, Vegas Please

Colby had never been to Vegas, and since we are moving soon, we figured we should take a stop and stay a night.

what's vegas without the fountains

a little excited, eh?

there was an amazing christmas display in the bellagio. these snowman were made entirely out of flowers.

chillin' at the grand canal in the venetian.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Looks like Colby and I will be in ARKANSAS a month from now. Colby accepted his finance position with Wal-Mart's headquarters and will start on January 19. We are excited to start this portion of our life together and look forward to all it will bring!

Friday, December 5, 2008

4 Things...

4 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. purchasing ankle cut socks to replace all the tall socks!
2. Riding my bike to school early with a helmet (I was a safe person...) then doing my hair in the bathroom with tons of butterfly clips. My helmet would have messed up the do.
3. Playing the flute in the Dartmouth Middle School Band.
4. Wearing Braces

4 things on my list to do today:
1. Call the CEO of TWG to discuss my recent job offer
2. Work on my market research final project
3. Write 15 pages of personal goals for my personal finance class
4. Clean our apartment

4 Things I love about my husband:
1. He loves me no matter what!
2. He is great at helping out with chores at home. I think his favorite is hanging up the towels that I sometimes leave on the floor... ;)
3. He is brillant, which I have learned more this semester as I have had two classes with him.
4. He has an amazing testimony!
5. (ok, I couldn't stop at 4...) He has an AMAZING personality and can carry on a conversation with anyone. For me, that is amazing. He is such a people person.

4 Jobs I have had:
1. Sterilizing orthodontic instruments at my Dad's ortho office. Somehow I thought this was the coolest thing when I was 12. I have since learned better.
2. Office receptionist at the Ortho office
3. Manager/Secretary at Do it Right Construction
4. Sales Associate at Gap

4 movies I have seen more than once:
1. August Rush
2. Legally Blonde
3. The Notebook
4. Step Up

4 Places I have lived:
1. Richmond, Virginia
2. Hartford, Connecticut
3. Rochester, New York
4. Hemet, California
5. Provo, Utah
6. soon to be Arkansas or Texas
(ok, that was more than 4)

4 Places I have visited:
1. Southeast Asia (Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong)
2. Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain, France, England)
3. Mexico (Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Matzatlan, Cabo San Lucas)
4. States (Alaska, New York, Idaho, Wyoming, DC...)

4 T.V. Shows I watch:
1. anything on The Food Network
2. House
3. The Office
4. recently I have been watching animal planet and discovery channel with Colby

4 Things you may not know about me:
1. I am (mildly) allergic to some fruit: apples, peaches, pear, plum, nectarines,
2. I GRADUATE from BYU in 2 WEEKS!
3. I hate Spiders. If I see a scary looking spider or hear a spider story, it is almost guarenteed that I will have nightmares about them that night.
4. I love pumpkin seeds. Colby and I carved pumpkins the day after halloween just so I could cook the seeds. Store bought ones don't usually do it for me.

4 People I tag: Drew Rucker, Jessica Brothers, MC Sommers, Jessi Blackham (and anyone else who wants to do this!)

Job offers

So apparently my interview in Texas went well yesterday. While I was on the plane heading home I got a call from the CEO of Texas Wasatch Group extending me an offer!! Exciting! If we take that offer we will move to the Dallas area and begin work the beginning of February.

Well, Colby also has an offer with Walmart's finance department in Bettonville, Arkansas, Walmart's headquarters. I think we would both rather be in Texas than Arkansas, but we have to decide which job is better for us. Wish us luck! Any comments/suggestions/advice/networking opportunities are greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

where I will be tomorrow...

Quick trip . . . leave SLC at 8 am, return at 7 pm. I guess I should start practicing with my "y'all" :)

Check back soon to see what we did over thanksgiving.