Friday, April 17, 2009

Home Again (With Pictures and A Video)

I'm finally home. I finished school, graduated, left, drove 10 hours Sunday to Washington, woke up the next morning drove 5 hours to Oregon, 2 days later drove 5 hours back to Washington, then 2 days later flew back to Idaho and am now currently sitting on my couch. I'm exhausted. It's so nice to be home. I'm very excited to get started on projects and just living my non student life. I've already read one book and am working on another. I'm going on a long walk around the country tomorrow. I'm sleeping in, doing laundry, have to run my Young Women around, have dinner with friends, prepare a lesson. Still feel busy but no pressure. If I don't get everything done tomorrow... so what. I'm really looking forward to Sunday. It will be the first Sunday in quite some time where I will be able to be home and not be doing/worrying about homework. It's such a nice feeling. I am terrified I'll forget everything I've learned. But I can't say I'm super willing to go through my notes and tests and stuff every once in a while. I can't wait to start cooking, even though Jaren isn't home at dinner time, I might be able to get him to stop by long enough to eat a plate before going out for another round.

Anywho, here are some pictures from the last few weeks.

In my costume for my Jazz Dance final (video all the way at the bottom)

Jaren tried... I couldn't see him in the crowd of people so I just stood there and kind of smiled into the crowd. Turns out he couldn't shove his way to the front - too many people!

So after wards I had him come take a picture of me recreating the moment.

Here is my family. Jaren wanted to take the picture - not be in it. ButI think I got a pretty good one below.
What is funny is that I was SO busy the last 2 months of this last semester that Jaren did dishes, washed laundry and picked up after us. I've never seen him clean like that! So, Saturday I did laundry, cleaned, did dishes so the house would be clean for him before I left and that night he says, "Yay! I got my wife back!" Now if I could just get those shirts of his ironed that i keep promising him I'd do.

video
DISCLAIMER: I am not the most amazing dancer. Not professional even a teeny bit. This is a beginning Jazz Dance class. We didn't get to practice this dance NEARLY as much as I would have liked. I messed up a good 5 times - most of which are noticable. Poor posture and horrible technique. I wish she had given us more than once to perform this. I choreographed quite a bit of this :) Enjoy! But don't make fun. :| (that is my stern face) And I think you can all possibly figure out which one is me. (front middle - your welcome)

15 comments:

Victoria Elder said...

Yes! Whit this is why I LOVE YOU! You are so fun, I think you danced fabulous! YAY! Good job & sweet outfit

amber belmonte. said...

awesome! props to you, seriously! you did a great job! love the pics :) i'm so happy for you that school is OVER!

Kristina P. said...

Congrats to finally finishing! And you look great with your cute little jazz number. You're a natural!

Wendyburd1 said...

Whit you rocked it! And that was with not enough rehearsals?! No I am not brown nosing, you did great! Learning numbers is really hard and then performing in front of an audience?! Does NOT help you to remember your moves, I can remember that from all those years of dance recitals!

I love the pics, you got a really GOOD one with you and Jaren, he is smiling and everything, he looks so proud and happy!!

Ah I am SO glad you are BACK!! I have missed talking to you so much, you are so fun and full of energy!! Are we 100% again? Because I am so excited you are back I could squish you in a hug!!*SqUiSh*

Jillene said...

Congrats and WHOO HOO!!

Life as Ashley said...

She's a DANCING QUEEN, young and sweet....

Nice little number missy!

So glad you are finally getting back to the real world!

Congrats on graduating!

Joe and Ashley said...

That's awesome that you are all done I bet that is such an amazing feeling. I only have 3 more years. :( I'm jealous you got to go home to WA.

Erin said...

What a great feeling to be done! Hooray! (And the dance number was awesome. I love dance.)

Shauna said...

Awesome! Congrats! Great post and pictures :)

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

Whit! It is a TRUE talent to be able to count music. TRUST ME!!! Wait to go!

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

Whit! It is a TRUE talent to be able to count music. TRUST ME!!! Wait to go!

Kate, Mike and Ellie said...

I am loving how you re-created the moment you got your diploma! I got married two days after my last final and was on my honeymoon during graduation so I didn't walk! :( Now I definetly feel like I didn't miss a thing!! Congratulations over and over again!

andrea. said...

congrats!! you finally did it! i love the jazz video and all the pictures. i am sure jaren is loving every minute of your new found free time!!

Abra said...

Fun video! I took hip hop for awhile, I'm sure my video would have been horrible. I'm impressed you're so cute and it was great! Glad you're done school :)

Jo said...

You are too hard on yourself. You AND your group did a really good job. Such a relief to be done, I am sure!