Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas and Finals

Merry Christmas everyone! 
Finals are finally over...well sort of. I still have to send in my Humanities Final that I've been working on for what seems like 3 straight days. Do you want to check it out? It happens to be a blog which you can access by clicking - Jenny's Humanities Final
We had to create a virtual art exhibit for a museum and I decided to display it through blogging. It is a far cry from my best writing, but I hope it will do the job well. 
Tomorrow, I head home to begin the craziness that will be my Christmas break. Between Christmas parties, bridal photo shoots, shopping excursions, cooking meals, bridal showers, weddings, and New Year's toasts, I hope somehow I'll find some time just to relax with my family and enjoy the magic of Christmas. It truly is one of my favorite times of the year...although I would like it a lot more if it snowed. I don't remember such a warm, bright, and snowless December. I'm still DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS.

Tonight my roommates and I are going to toast to being finished with finals and of course to the upcoming new year and semester! So in preparation for that, here is my toast to all the great things that happened this last semester:
  1. Successfully handling a job and 15 credits 
  2. Reading Hamlet for the first time
  3. Rediscovering how special my family is
  4. Best Friend's engagement 
  5. Friends pulling together through tough times
  6. Co-Workers who make me laugh
  7. Using Spanish successfully at work
  8. 2 Messiah Sing-ins
  9. A 100 on an English Paper
  10. Fun adventure in Las Vegas with Jessica
  11. Cutting my hair
  12. Weight Watchers
  13. Zumba
  14. Christmas decorations at the Apartment
  15. Cooking 
  16. Another Semester completed! 
Merry Christmas to all! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

That's my Dad!

It's my Dad's birthday today, and I have decided (a poor decision perhaps) to stay down in Provo for the weekend in order to study for my finals next week. Since I cannot be at my Dad's birthday dinner, I've decided to do a little blog spot light for the most important man in my life. 
---- My DAD----

Where do I start? I know it is an impossible task to try to capture someone in one blog post, but I am going to try to at least give you the essence of what my Dad is to me. 
My Dad is... 
      The door opening near dinner time with a deep sounding "Hello?" as my little voice yells "Daddy!!" and I run to throw my arms around his strong legs. 

Only going to bed if I can walk on Daddy's feet down the hallway

Corn dogs and Snickers Blizzards from Dairy Queen

Daddy Daughter dates to the Nutcracker

A straw hat with big sunglasses

A man of routine - News at 10, asleep by 11

My Daddy Warbucks

A Walking encyclopedia

A hard worker 

Standing on top of the playground and looking for the building downtown topped with the red lettered sign knowing that's where my Dad works

A silent server

Ice breaker Tournaments in St. George with Oreos and pull apart Twizlers

Wearing a T-shirt that said "The Best Dad in the World" colored in marker by my little hands even if it was only at the beach. 

A dog that barks around the house, but mysteriously never appears

Our resident dishwasher, snow blower, weeder, and lawnmower

U of U basketball games with a hot dog and cold sprite

Taking me to a Cher concert for my birthday

The "All I ask of You" duet from The Phantom of The Opera

The man in the tucked-in button down shirt, slacks, and an extra large umbrella standing by the goal post of my soccer game.

A humble helper

My bedroom door creaking open with a "Jennifer, are you going to school today?" to let me know i've somehow slept through my alarm. (Thanks, for making sure I was never late)

My Chauffeur to early morning basketball practice

Holding a bouquet of flowers after my performance

A compliment when I needed it most

Strong arms that give the best hugs in the whole world

My Dance partner

Our evening cookie run from the Lido deck of our cruise ship

"Mmmm...It just melts in your mouth"

Teaching me how to properly cut a steak 

Calling my mom during his lunch break every day

Shoveling a path from the car door to the church building so my mom and I didn't have to step in the snow. 

Embedding grammar rules like "He and I went to the store"

Giving me his suit coat when the chapel was a bit chilly

A Jokester at times

My Financial Accountant

Good taste in Jewelry

Waiving from outside the security line as we head off to our flight

The low snoring sound through the walls

An aspiring chef

The Best Dad ever!!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy DaD!!