July 29, 2011

jason's graduation from byui.

So proud of my future husband
     Jason did it! He graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho in English with a minor in French and he graduated Cum Laude! I’ve always been proud of Jason and proud to show him off, but I don’t think I've ever been as proud as I was when Jason graduated.

     Our last week of school was crazy— finals week is always stressful. Of course, on top of finals, we had cleaning and packing to do and I ended up getting sick (possibly from heat exhaustion). I also knew that Jason’s family was coming to town for his graduation, so I wanted to try to get everything done beforehand so I could spend time with them. Luckily, by the end of the week I was able to find time to relax and hang out with them.
Class of 2011
     Jason’s actual graduation was really great.  His graduating class count was about 1500 students. When all of the graduates walked into the auditorium, it was impossible to find him. For the convocation, Jason was selected to read a poem that he wrote (yet, another reason for me to be proud) and he felt especially honored to be able to share it. The poem he chose was Ariel Perspective, which was about our hot air balloon ride on our engagement day— a personal favorite of mine, of course. After he read it, a woman behind me asked, "Is that your boyfriend?" and I answered, "He’s my fiancé" (cue big smile).
Everyone wants a picture with the recent graduate
      Now that Jason has graduated, our plans are for me to finish my last three semesters (one full year) at BYU-I while Jason is studying for the GRE and applying to graduate school.
Jason reciting his poem
     Our wedding is in about two weeks! Oh my goodness, I’m so excited! What am I most excited about? Yes, I look forward to the big party, the beautiful dress, and for my friends and family to be there, but what I’m most excited for is just knowing that Jason and I will be together for eternity. I couldn’t imagine my life without him, I mean, even spending these three weeks apart is pretty tough. I always wondered when I did eventually "fall in love," if I would know that I was truly in love. Seriously, how could I not know? Each day that I see Jason’s adorable freckled nose, I still get butterflies, even after almost two years of being together. And his smile just melts my heart.
Photo ops with Jason's friends and professors
Looks like I'm next
     Anyway, enough with the mushy stuff. Jase and I are so excited to move into our new apartment. It is still being built, but it should be finished (at the latest) by September 1st. I just love organizing and decorating and I’m even excited about cleaning our new apartment and making it ours. I’ve even scheduled Saturday mornings as my cleaning day. Now I’m just nervous about cooking for someone other than myself. I guess I can’t have macaroni and cheese as often anymore. 
Our new apartment complex

1 comment:

Brooke Koster said...

Haha mac and cheese :-) I'll probably eat the amount you don't eat plus the amount I usually eat. ugh.