Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cherry Pickin'

Two Saturdays ago (I've been trying to post this for forever - dang internet issues!) we had our first big country adventure since returning to the EO. We made a quick jaunt over to Cove for the annual Cherry Fair. In all honesty, there wasn't much to hold our attention longer than an hour, but it was nice to get out and meander with the country folk....and eat cherry ice cream at the Cove Drive-In! 

Some artisan or something.

Jam. Or jelly?

The only actual cherries we saw.

A church bell.

My belle.

Notice the cherry overalls? 

Cove Drive In. 

Cherry vanilla swirl. Mmm. 
Then last Wednesday we took a little date up to Indian Rock Overlook. 

Nobody warned us of the massive sheep herding going on.

Eric, despite his height anxiety, neared the edge. 


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bachelor Hood

It took me just shy of 7 years, but I finally graduated from college, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Brigham Young University.

Let me tell you, it was a long, hard journey. Probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. And while I only had 13 credits left when I officially left BYU in April of 2010, those 13 credits have been some of the most difficult to realize.

Chalk it up to final trimester pregnancy, working full-time, supporting a husby who was also working full-time and going to school, but I barely eeekd out those seven credits last fall. And chalk it up to not having my own home, being away from my baby girl for 5+ hours a day for the first time in her life, and accomplishing semesters amount of work in 7 weeks, but this summer term was a trial all of its own.

Did you know that 75% of high-school freshman receive a HS diploma? Did you know that only 56% of those who enter college graduate, and it usually takes us six years to do it?

So while I applaud the high school class of 2012 for graduating, I'm gonna take a moment and applaud myself for completing my undergrad. It's kind of a big deal.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ireland, I am coming home....

Blog, I'm coming back, I promise.

We are experiencing technical difficulties which prevent me from uploading the only things that matter when it comes to blogs - photos.

So, hang tight, we'll soon reunite.

P.S. We made it. We're back in Oregon playing house. More updates to come, I hope!