Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Graduation Flashback

My mom emailed me some pictures from my graduation last December and I figured I would take a step back in time and blog about it. Graduation was way fun. It was like that one big finish line saying I didn't  have to go to any more formal schooling if I didn't want to. It was kind of nice knowing I didn't have to go home and write papers or study for tests again, at least for now.
I remember looking around at graduation and being kinda disappointed that I didn't know very many people, but I guess that's how it is in college. Now that I mention it, it's not like I really knew that many people at my high school graduation either. I had already finished my first semester at BYU-H by the time I walked in my high school graduation. Gosh I hated that night. ANYWAYS, graduating from byu-hawaii was nice. My mom and sister, Rachelle, flew out to be here; and of course I had Tyson there too! Elder L. Tom Perry came out to speak at the graduation ceremony and it was great to be in the presence of an apostle. I even got to shake his hand!
Plus, I got some great leis! I love that about graduations...especially here in Hawaii. Everyone ends up drowning in flowers. It's really nice. Tyson's parents even sent me a fresh lei all the way from Pennsylvania :) The whole day I just felt loved and I was just happy to be done! Oh! and I graduated with my bachelor's degree in political science... K here are some pics:

I've decided that NOBODY looks good in a graduation cap...haha

Friday, March 25, 2011

Winter Ball

Tyson surprised me and asked me to go to the byu-h winter ball. I was especially excited because I love dances but Tyson hates them...so i never thought he would actually take me to one, epecially after we got married and he stopped doing things to try to impress me ;) But we went last night with our friends Camille and Kent. And we had a blast.
The ball was held at the Polynesian Culture Center, which is right next to our campus. First we had dinner. It was buffet-style and we had salad, steak, grilled chicken, steamed asparagus, coconut rice, and these mini pastries. (Okay so the mini pastries were probably dessert, but we ate them throughout the meal ha)

Throughout dinner a live band played jazz music and Norah Jones-esque music. It was lovely. Once dinner was cleared we made our way to the dance floor and Tyson allowed me to dance about ten minutes before he decided that we needed to go watch the movie that they had playing at the IMAX theater in the PCC. After the movie, (Which was Just Like Heaven, with Reese Witherspoon...love her) we went back to the dance a few songs before calling it quits and walking home.
It was a really fun night altogether! Here are a few pictures from the night:

Camille and I both decided to wear long Hawaiian-ish dresses

Camille and Kent :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gonna Miss It!

Tyson and I are looking for an apartment to live in for next fall semester. Right now we are living in TVA, which is byu-hawaii's on-campus married housing. It's been nice because it is super cheap (in comparison to living off-campus) and it has everything we need. BUT to keep our spot in TVA Tyson would have to go to school at least 2 of the 3 summer terms. We are going to Pennsylvania for the summer and Ty is going to none of the terms...so we are losing our spot and have to live off-campus next year. Honestly, I was kind of excited about this...until I actually started looking for places to rent. Everything is sooo expensive. To rent a place that is comparable to our apartment now, we would have to pay literally TWICE as much as we are paying now. Maybe we'll find a miracle place that is decent and wont make us go broke. *fingers crossed*

Our kitchen!
Our living room!
Haha looking at it, it's not much, but it's kinda what we get for wanting to live in Hawaii ;) I honestly can't wait until we live on the mainland for reals and I can decorate our home because I really can't justify buying any cute decorating shtuff because we are leaving permantly in a year and I'll either have to ship it...or get rid of it. Both options don't seem worth it... SO as of now, our cozy little home is a little (really!) boring. Still gonna miss it tho!
PS. You see that lamp that made it's appearance in both pics? Tyson hates that pink lamp. Which is why I keep it.

New Haircut

On Sunday I decided I wanted to cut my hair. Kinda out of the blue, but I thought a change might be nice. So Monday comes and I go down to the only place in town that does haircuts and I tell the lady I want my hair cut to my shoulders. I was thinking she would cut like 5 or so inches off. But no, she starts hacking away at my hair and I have to bite my lip to keep from crying as I just watch my hair fall to the ground. It ended up being about to my chin. I went home and straightened it (while crying of course) and I kinda curled it under. I think it made me look a little too much like Justing Bieber, sooo probably not doing that again. Today I decided to try something new...I kinda thing it turned out like Alice from Twilight. haha Oh well, what can you do right?

Ha this is Alice from Twilight....You kinda see where Im comin from right? Anyway thats what it made me think of.