Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Starting Real Life

Since graduating, it seems like everyone wants to know what's next for us. So here's the rundown... For those who don't know, Ryan majored in Construction Management and I majored in Business Management. As of next Monday, Ryan will begin his new job with Intel Corporation as a Project Manager. In the position, he will be managing a wide variety of construction projects within the company. We're pretty excited as it's tough to find a job in construction management with normal work hours. Ryan's pretty excited to start, especially since he can wear jeans and a t-shirt to work, work from home every once in a while, and Intel allows him to have a flexible work schedule.

On that same note, I will soon start my new job working for SubmitAWebsite.com as a PPC Manager. (I'm sure most of you are wondering what the heck a PPC Manager does.) Since my background is in online marketing, I decided to go that route for a career. Let's just say that it deals with online marketing and the management of search engine accounts with Google and Yahoo. Since online marketing is such a difficult field to get into, this is definitely a great opportunity with a lot of potential for growth in the future.

Luckily, we have 2 weeks to relax before we begin the new jobs. We've definitely been cherishing these weeks of vacation before it's officially time for us to start real life.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Little Surprises

After 3 years of freezing in Idaho, we are officially warm again! On Thursday we made the long drive from Rexburg to AZ and on Friday we got moved into our new apartment. We absolutely love being able to go outside without having to bundle up!

Before moving back to AZ, we seriously searched for months for a good deal on an apartment. It was tough to find a place that would work for us since we want to get into a house in the next 6 months. Apparently, apartments expect you to pay a lot more if you want a short lease. So when a friend (thanks Celeste) told us that her old apartment was available, we jumped on it as it's a super smokin' deal. Although the apartment is older, it'll save us a lot of money as most of the utilities are included. However, since moving in, we continue to find more and more surprises. Here are a few of the surprises we've found SO FAR:

1. No baseboards in any of the carpeted rooms (only in the kitchen and bathrooms)
2. No lights (Yep, that's right, there's only lights in the kitchen and bathrooms)
3. No microwave (I went to heat up some food yesterday, only to realize that we don't have a microwave. It's sad that it took us almost 2 days to realize this one)

Don't get me wrong, overall, we like the apartment and it should work out well. Hopefully we just won't have too many more surprises. But it's a fun adventure living in a new place and we're excited to see what new surprises each day will bring. So stay tuned, you never know what new surprises will pop up next!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Star Struck

When writing the previous blog entry, I totally forgot to mention one of the best stories from graduation. One of the cool things about the BYU schools' graduations, is that they have general authorities come and speak. This year at our graduation, we had Elder Ballard as the main speaker. Now Ryan's uncle is a member of the 70 so he's met quite a few apostles, while I, on the other hand...have not. So there we were, walking out to the main floor at the beginning of commencement, and all of the faculty were lined up on the sides of the hallways clapping for us. As we walked through the hall, we were saying hi to all the teachers we had taken classes from in the past. At the end of the line, right before entering the auditorium, I saw the President of the university standing at my right, so I looked to my left to see who was standing there. As I walk past this man, I realized that it was Elder Ballard. Being totally shocked, I just stood there staring at him in total awe. More than anything, I was just surprised. I had never even been in the same room as an apostle, and "poof," there was one right next to me. After staring at him and not saying anything, he finally broke the awkwardness and said "Hi there." The moral of the story is that I will always be known as the creepy girl who just stood there totally star struck by an apostle. Let's just say that since it happened, Ryan hasn't let me forget what a total goober I looked like.


Saturday, April 12, 2008


Well, that day has finally come and gone... On Friday, Ryan and I officially graduated from college. I'm not gonna lie, it's a little weird. Here we are, sitting at our apartment on a Sunday night, not knowing what to do with ourselves without homework. I'll admit, the thought of starting real life and working 8 hour days without a summer vacation, really doesn't sound too exciting. But altogether, we're excited to be moving back to the warmth and starting something new!

It was a fun weekend as we were able to spend the weekend hanging out with our parents. We definitely want to say thank you to our parents as they made the trip here to Rexburg to support us. We also want to give a special thanks to my dad for making the drive up here the day after tax season ends to help us move!


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Fondue Night

One of our favorite wedding presents has been our amazing fondue pot. When we first picked it out, we were a little skeptical as to whether we'd actually use it or not, but this weekend we had our second fondue night since getting married. Since our time in Rexburg is coming to an end, we decided to have one last rockin' night of fondue to say goodbye. Although we were too distracted by all the food to whip out the camera and take pics, we had a great time getting to hang out with all of our friends one last time before making our big move. A special thanks to Ansley & TJ for hosting the night at their place! (And thanks to everyone else for the thousands of calories I consumed while piggin' out on fondue!)


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