Saturday, July 21, 2012

I graduated!

After almost two years, I graduated from my Masters program at Lewis & Clark.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to the ceremony since I did high school and college, but I'm glad I went.  I got to see professors and friends I hadn't seen in a while and it was a good ending to a great program. 

Now I'm applying for teaching jobs and hoping I find something full-time in the fall.  Wish me luck!

Friday, July 20, 2012

kellyn's wedding

My cousin Kellyn got married in the Oakland California LDS Temple.  I was able to fly down with my mom and dad and cousin.  My sister was also a bridesmaid.  It was a quick weekend but so great to see family and celebrate Kellyn & Glen. 

Kellyn & Glen

Oakland Temple

Kellyn & Bridemaids

Wedding Party

View from the top of the Temple

Such a beautiful dress!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Surprise visitor

Also during Spring Break, my friend Jessie called and said she was filming a show in Portland and was looking for a place to stay.  I said of course, we love having guests.  And then she told me she was filming for Grimm!  One of my favorite new shows this year!  I was beyond excited.

 Jessie and I were buds in high school and spent many an evening watching Alias together and eating Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles.  Besides our shared love of Jennifer Garner, I also got to work behind the scenes of one of Jessie's high school plays.  It has been so exciting to see her grow as an actor and get more recognition.  I can't wait to see what she does next! Click here to see my visit to Seattle to watch Jessie in Sense & Sensibility. 

We had a fun time shopping and catching up--how's that purse working out, Jess?

Her episode aired in May and it was so crazy to see someone you know on tv.  It felt so surreal!

Here's a link to Jessie's blog where she shares her experience working on Grimm. 

She worked on the episode with Bigfoot.  If you didn't get a chance to see it, here's a link to the episode.

Jessie- Somehow we didn't take any pictures together!