Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer 2011

I have been having an amazing summer so far! Having Scott back is INCREDIBLE!

-I finished my classes and all my finals on June 16th

-Scott drove into Provo late on June 17th and we had about 4 hours together before we had to get some sleep and I left the next morning for the beach house
      It was so surreal to be in the same room as Scott! I just couldn't help but stare at him with a HUGE smile on my face! I can't even express how happy I was and how amazing it was to finally be with him!! :D

-Before Katy and I left on our road trip to California we briefly stopped by Springville to see Scott and so Katy could meet him finally :) Then we had a very long and very fun drive to Ventura, CA

-The beach house was super fun! I LOVE my family! We had a great time together catching up, relaxing, and laughing!

-June 23rd I flew back up to Utah and got to spend more than 4 hours with Scott! We went on a walk, ate at In-N-Out, and hiked up to Stewart Falls in Provo Canyon before coming back to watch Tangled together :)

-June 24th Scott and I drove up to Bountiful to go on a double date with one of his former companions. It was so cool to hear them talk about different mission stories and experiences. We made pizza, played Bocci Ball, and watched The Italian Job - it was so much fun!

-June 25th I worked a wedding as the Captain and it went really well :) Then Scott and I were able to hang out, but got the fortune of getting my first flat tire ever. We had a nice walk home together and since I was with Scott I really didn't care much about it.

-June 26th Scott came over after church and we made dinner, had a really great talk, and played Phase 10 with Mark and Ashley. Mark also changed my flat tire for me during the day, but at night we noticed that the donut on my car was flat - great.

-June 27th I filled my donut with air and got a new tire, bleh. And then was called into work for a few hours so Scott and I walked to campus together. After FHE we helped a friend of Scott's roommate with a community mural and then enjoyed the beautiful warm night by taking a walk in the park. A word of advice - pretty much every park/grassy area in Provo turns on their sprinklers starting at 9:30 and this makes a walk a grand adventure, haha

And I get to spend the rest of the summer just like this! I am not taking classes for Summer Term, I'm just working and spending as much time with Scott as possible- its amazing!! I am loving Summer 2011 and I have a feeling its just gonna keep getting better and better! :D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Work Work Work

Here at school I have the fortune of working for BYU Catering. I started there Fall 2009, so I've spent quite some time there. I really like the job and have made some great friends with some of my coworkers :)

Its a great job that is flexible with the hours and will allow me to take time off for family vacations this summer [like the Beach House at the end of this week!!] But with this flexibility there is a lot of adventures... Some weeks I work 0-2 shifts, sometimes I work every day of the week, and sometimes I have 3 shifts in a day for two days in a row.

Yeah, last Thursday and Friday were insane! I am training right now to be a Captain, the one in charge of a banquet that directs the whole crew of Wait Staff, so I had Captain-Trainee shifts on Thursday and Friday at 6:30 am. And EFY is in full swing here in Provo so We are feeding those hooligans every day, as well as many different Sports Camps that are going on here, so then both Thursday and Friday I worked on a shift for one of those groups of kids, and then each night I served or cleaned up a dinner banquet. Thursday I wasn't supposed to be in charge, but then kind of was anyway, and Friday was a wedding where I was a Captain-Trainee again.

Thursday 6:30 am - 11 pm. Thats when my first shift started and my last shift ended. Then Friday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm. Whew... needless to say on Saturday I did a whole lotta NOTHING! It was amazing :)

This week I just have one shift each day until Friday when I will be leaving with my cousin Katy to meet up with all of our awesome Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, etc at a beach house in Venture, CA. I am super excited to see so much family and enjoy the relaxation, but it does stink that I leave Friday morning and Scott is finally arriving in Provo that night. TERRIBLE timing, right?! But I guess after 2 years an extra week shouldn't be toooooo bad... we'll see though :)

For now though, since all my roommates are gone and my classes are over I am happy to have work to keep me busy and give me something to do until I am done procrastinating my one final ;)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 1st :)

A week ago right now I was freaking out. A lot.

I had just found out that Scott's flight was cancelled and he would NOT be landing at 2:55 EST at the airport close to his house, but instead he was placed on a flight landing around 4 in Baltimore instead. In retrospect, this really isn't that big of a change, but at the time it was HUGE!

But then his flight kept getting delayed and we were worried it was also going to be cancelled! Shannon and I were texting and venting to each other for a while. I'm very grateful for that :) So to pass my newfound time I did some laundry... incessantly checked the flight status... and watched Tangled with my good friend/my roommate's fiance Mark. I love that movie and it was just what I needed right then :)

Then Scott finally landed!! I was flustered and anxious and all over the place. And then Shannon sent me a picture message with Scott and "Cardboard Holly" as I like to call her. It was the sweetest thing ever - Shannon blew up a picture of me and brought me to the airport on a stick to welcome home Scott with their family! Isn't that the best idea ever? I loved it! I stared at that picture of "us" for a good five minutes at least :)

But the airport was crazy and Scott's luggage was lost, then I guess they were in traffic on their drive back home so it was a while before I got to talk to Scott on the phone. He called me outside the restaurant they stopped at and it was such an awesome 20 minute phone conversation! It seemed unreal!

Then that night after making it back home and getting released from the Stake President, Scott and I got to Skype! After 2 (very long) years I got to (sort of) talk to him face-to-face! I had the biggest smile on my face! I was so excited and so happy! Before we knew it, it had almost been 3 hours.

And since then we have Skyped every day. I'm still getting used to being able to talk to him whenever I want! :) It is so great to have him back!!

We made it!! :D

Friday, June 3, 2011

Life is so happy!

So, the wait is (finally) over and Scott is home!!! I am so grateful for Skype so that we can talk and be sort of face-to-face. He's the best and I am so happy to be able to talk to him everyday!

Scott showed this song to me yesterday and right now I feel like it describes my life perfectly. I love making connections between songs and my life and this one does it perfectly!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Because I can't sleep...

My eyes are tired but my stomach is twisted in anticipation and my mind is whirling. 12 hours from now it will be so much worse because 12 hours from now Scott's plane will be about to land.


This is just starting to really hit me and I know that it is only going to get stronger.

I have waited for over 2 years for Scott to come home from his mission. And its happening today.


Tomorrow is going to be epic. :)