Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Extreme Everything

So my Uncle Michael works for UVU, as I have referenced before, as an Administrator for the Wasatch campus. That being said he had a ton of extra passes to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City from an event they did a while ago. So this past Saturday we spent the day up there doing all the fun activities! 

When we first got there we saw this. This is where skiers train in the summer, it was a lot of fun to watch. The picture below shows one of them in action!

With my cousins! Baby Austin and Xander
Michael wanted to take pictures with JT's phone :)

This is a picture of JT and I coming down from the Extreme Zip-line! It was amazing! The next picture was from us right after, sadly we only did it once because the line was really long!

Michael, Heather, and Airick coming down the Extreme Zip-line
This was us ready to go for the Drop Tower, where you zip-line to a tower that you are harnessed to and just drop down a few stories, and the Extreme Ropes Course. They were terrifying but a lot of fun! We also got to do what I would call an Extreme Slide, it started as high up as the Extreme Zip-Line but it was a slide, kind of like a safe roller coaster. 
It was such a fun day, and it was cool to see where some of the Salt Lake Olympics took place. 

Living in a Bigger City

Living in Provo I have realized how small Rexburg and Saint Anthony are. For example, going to the Orem mall was the first big mall I had been to since Christmas in Washington. Then we went to the City Creek Center in Salt Lake, and WOW it is amazing. 

Life in a bigger city has brought a lot more fun to the meaning "going out". Lately we have visited temples, gone on the BYU campus, went to the best arcade ever, Nickel City, and so much more. So here are some pictures of our recent adventures:

Leaving Idaho with only what can fit in our car.
The whole reason we came to Utah, JT still loves his internship. (Coming home from his first day)
When we first moved in none of the kitchen electricity was working. Luckily the gas on the stove did, so all week we were limited to just the gas stove. No oven, toaster, kitchen aid, etc. Finally a whole week after we moved in someone came and fixed the bad wiring job they did right before we moved in. 

Above you can see we finally got a bed! We decided on an air mattress so it will last us more than just this summer. We also got a couch cover, although a little big it helps us forget the dirty, duct taped couch underneath. You can also see above, our new decorations!

Slab Pizza, a place right next to the BYU campus. I still think it is more of a pizza itself than just a slice, or slab. 
Nickel City High Roller

At Temple Square

A picture of mine from Instagram. When we went to City Creek Center we tried Kneaders, a new place to us that is like Panera and is just as good! We loved it! 
I also have some good news, I have a part-time job! My amazing Uncle Michael got me a job as a writing tutor with UVU. Wednesdays I work in the main campus and Fridays I work with him in the Wasatch Campus. I am so excited to be working again! My first day (Wednesday 6/12) was officially 2 months since I graduated from BYUI so it is about time I start doing more with my time. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Goodbye Idaho, Hello Utah...for 3 Months

So we are now officially moved out of our first apartment in Idaho, and live in a much smaller place in Provo. It is bittersweet. We really miss our place in Saint Anthony because we were so spoiled there, we had 900 square feet, with washer and dryer, dishwasher, and a huge bathroom. Although our new place is older, a plus is that it does have air conditioning, internet and cable. 

The move has mostly been hard because we moved from our one and only place together. We moved into the Old West Apartments in Saint Anthony a week after we got married. But life is about moving forward, and JT's internship in Riverton is great! 

Yesterday, Monday June 3rd was his first day of his internship with the church, and it was great! Apparently his boss emailed everyone to let them know JT was coming, and in the email talked about how great he is and lucky they are to have him. And JT has his own desk and a laptop they gave him. Having such a great internship makes moving so worth it. 

This move has also made me grateful. Moving I was having a hard time parting with all our stuff and comfort. The morning after we got here we were able to find a free couch and $5 desk. We still need some more furniture but we feel blessed with what we have, and are grateful to have some great friends and family in the area. So here's some pictures of what our apartment looks like so far!

Our "bed"