Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Best of 2012

Welcome, welcome!

First blog post ever!

I'll catch you all up to date. Jake and I have been married over a year! Can you believe it!? We have been through a lot, let me tell you!

Let me just sum up 2012 for you really quick.

Last January Jake and I made a very tough.....let me repeat, VERY TOUGH decision. But when you're desperate for money and dirt poor married college students you do crazy things.

We signed up for 4 am custodial....

That's right, you read it right, AM! Early morning. Wake up at 3 AM Monday through Friday to get to work and clean toilets, sweep floors, take out trash, vacuum.......(I'm shuddering just thinking of it!).
This picture pretty much sums up my life.....if you add a toilet....

Our typical schedule looked like this:
3:15 AM: Wakup (4 alarms)
3:30 AM: Eat breakfast (bagel & banana--to this day I hate that combination with a passion)
3:45 AM: Romantic bike ride to school by moonlight...
4:00 AM: Clean Toilets/Offices
7:30 AM: Clock out and LUNCH TIME!!!
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Go to classes, sleep in classes, sleep outside classes, fall asleep while studying for classes. Second lunch.
5:00 PM: Go home and cook a wonderful dinner for Jake (Hopefully bake something to warm our little ice cave)
6:00 PM: Do the dishes
7:00 PM: SLEEP!

Longest semester of our lives! The bike rides to work were fun though, racing Jake, trying to hold hands while we biked,...almost getting ran over a few times.... That's when we invested in helmets.

Don't we look dashing?

But then a miracle happened....well two actually.

Miracle 1:


Miracle 2:


And then another great event happened! I got an internship! An internship at Y Be Fit as a health coach at BYU! This was amazing because my internship was on BYU campus, within walking distance of my custodial job. I didn't have to pay to drive to Salt Lake for my internship (like many others in my major.)

The old logo
The new logo (that I designed)
 Sorry for the blurry images...the first one was the best image I could find. The second was because I was too lazy to convert the PDF to a I took a picture on my computer screen. Ah, such is life.

Jake also had a big event happen! He started shadowing dentists this past summer! In fact, he has accumulated over 80 hours of shadowing! Way to go Jake! My husband is so dedicated.

 And! We were lucky enough to turn our custodial jobs into full-time! Our bosses let us add an afternoon shift!

So basically, our Summer consisted of custodial work and internship/dental shadowing. We both worked 40 hours per week, and then I added 20 hours of unpaid internship hours to my schedule, while Jake added 8 hours of shadowing and a Chem class.

Busy, busy, busy!

We did make some time for fun though :).

We went on lots and lots of hikes and bike rides!
Hiked the Y

The top of the Y

Slate Canyon

The Provo River Trail
Mount Timpanogos

Y mountain! The view is gorgeous. Can you see why hiking is so addicting?!

Y Mountain Meadow

 And....we may have carved something on a a tall skinny something somewhere on top of a giant something....

But anyway!

Our Summer was amazing! 

Work all week, play on the weekends!

The biggest and best miracle came at the end of the Summer.

I applied to be a Hall Advisor at BYU and got the job! It was the most stressful time of my life waiting....and waiting....and waiting..............

It was a huge life changing moment when I got the job. We could move out of our bug infested hole of an apartment, not have to wake up at 3 am anymore, not have to clean toilets anymore, not have to worry as much about money, good insurance, and the list goes on.

We felt very blessed that day.

Currently, I love my job working and living with the Freshman men and women. They do crazy, dumb, and silly things...a lot.... but I enjoying mentoring them and my RAs and working with wonderful people, Cannon Center meals every week? Can't beat that!

The last part of this post will just be notable pictures from the year. This post has already been long enough! Hope you enjoyed!

We went to Oakland in May! Jake showed me around his mission.

Halloween costumes! Katniss vs. Seneca Crane.

Jeremy got home from his mission!

The Fisher's were all back together! 
Visiting Ben & Betsy in Alamogordo, NM and sledding at White Sands!
Slack Lining with Kayla & Ryan with shoes on. Hello! There was snow on the ground!
Christmas with the whole Shelley Family!
Best year of my life so far, and it can only get better.

I love being married to the man of my dreams!

1 comment :

  1. Yes! Trisha's blogging! :) I hope it's okay if I add you to my blog list. Loved this update of you and Jake.


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