Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Semester in "summary".

This is a lengthy post on events occurring from August until now.
There are several pictures with captions.
My mother took captured many of the photos.
Grazzi, Sayuri.
August: Summer ends (boo), but my sister meets a guy and decides to start a family (yay!).
Her wedding was beautiful. This is us with the rest of her bridesmaids. (In case you hadn't gathered that.)
The appointed Christmas card photo this year.  
Did I mention that my family is UTE OBSESSED? My decision to transfer to the U this semester was, needless to say, a good one. This precious photo of the young Foster children is a reflection of our early university influence. Red=Happiness.
Without Sarah, Jocelyn, and Jessica, I would have died this semester. Although though, as pictured, we did want to pull our eyes out more than once. Sarah is pictured on the left, and Jocelyn on the right. (Keep reading for more on them . . .)
Jessica! What a smile.
Just getting comfortable in our second home. Food-check. Whiteboard-check. iPod-check. Larry-check.
And once in a while we DID have some fun. This is at the last game. That we lost. Anyone know of a good kicker??? MUSS= Mighty Utah Student Section. Thus, Jocelyn's oh-so-clever MUSStache!
Enjoying some pre-game traditional grub at HIRES.

Continued hearing lots of great updates from brother Stephen! Who is absolutely loving his mission, btw.
PIE NIGHT! The holidays most definitely kept things upbeat throughout the semester.
I love it when my best friend and her husband come and visit me.
Glad you kept reading, because this photo is of Jocelyn, Sarah, and me outside of the library. Miracles happen.
Thanksgiving the next day- oh my. My mother kills it! Every time.
Corriney, Aunt Sheri, Madre, Grandma Japanese, Me,
Chatting with my pops on his couch.
Sayuri got things rolling in the kitchen this fall! Here she is, getting ready to demo some fudge making on 2 News.
She started up a fantastic cooking program at South Fork Hardward in North Salt Lake. She was constantly cooking for some of the classes (allowing me to act as her assistant), and bringing in several others to share the secrets of success in the kitchen. Curt Cutler's cookie class was easily my favorite. A) He is hilarious.  B) His family owns Cutler's Cookies! I needn't say more.
Gingerbread cookies with butter cream frosting. Click here if you want the recipe. You're welcome.
The craziest event of this fall: "the" storm. Destruction, power loss, and an incredible amount of uprooted trees.
Sooo many trees destroyed.
Coming home to Mother and a candle lit house? Priceless. Isn't this adorable? It is.
Hanging out with Jake after not seeing each other for literally days at a time. 
One of my dearest friends in the world leaves for an 18 month mission. Goodness I miss her.
The disgusting bruise she had the day we said goodbye. You'll have to ask her how she got it.
If you're wondering what a typical night in the Foster home looks like, there you have it.
Jack's been a real good friend to me this semester.
Also, he successfully learned how to use his iPad last month. Gooooooood dog!
A visit up to the cabin with friends for a weekend getaway. 
One of the absolute gems I captured that weekend. 
I also held two jobs this semester. Job number one: clean a doctor's office five nights a week. The job was super flexible and so convenient for my schedule at the U. This Sobe water bottle was there on my first day and was still being used when I left. I resisted the temptation every day to throw it away and replace it with a new one. Whatevs.
Job number two: hostessing at Settebello Pizzeria. Decent pay and delicccccccious food.
Another female friend has decided to serve a mission! She leaves this spring and will be serving in Vina del Mar, Chile! Took a visit down to P-Rove to say our goodbyes for the next 18 months. There were quite a few lovely photos, but this one was the true reflector of our friendship's reality. Love to you, Nattles.


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Cool photos, I really love those shots!

Erin Blake said...

charmed life!

cole linnae said...

broooooookie imma miss you when you leave to go see the world!!

Lauren said...

These are absolutely beautiful photos! And what a fun way to remember the year. I just love you and I am THRILLED that I was a part of your life this year.. and always.

Si said...

hmmm. that pic of the boys at the cabin. that's just wrong.
The kid in the elf suit. I think I have a crush on him.
Jack learning how to use the ipad= The smartest dog i know.