Saturday, December 22, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Anyway I was so excited I completely ignored the fact that Carlie was barely breathing and yelling at her daughter Halle to hurry. My curiousity got the better of me and I finally asked what she was doing. "I'm chasing Santa." I let her go and left Santa to who knows what fate.
I think now would be a good time to remind everyone to take a step back and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Appreciate family all that we've been given, or you could end up like Carlie, chasing Santa this Christmas.
Friday, December 7, 2007
My sister is having another boy! Congratulations. This is her second. Here is her ultrasound. I don't really see a boy in the picture, but I'm sure he's there.
I'm graduating soon! I graduate December 15th. I don't really feel like it's happening for a number of reasons. 1) I hardly ever go on campus for my classes, so I feel disconnected from the University. 2) I still have to take a biochemistry class next semester to be able to get into the U. I originally thought that I didn't have to take Biochemistry, and that is why I opted to graduate early, but it turns out that I have to take it, and I have to graduate now because I said I would be graduating now. The admissions committee at the U is very hard to please. 3) I have been working more than schooling, so it really isn't a big part of my life right now.
Anyway, it will be interesting. Anyone is welcome to come. My graduation is Saturday, December 15th, at 10:30 am at the Dee Glen Spectrum on campus here in Logan, UT.
Here is a reminder of Eliza's big day last May:
We'll keep you updated on any baby news that might pop up. Eliza claims that she can feel the baby move, but then she farts. I'm pretty sure it's gas every time. She probably doesn't want me to say that, but it serves her right for not ever posting on our blog.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I just spoke to Eric Gardner, also from the mission, and he told me that Trentle is getting married! (Trent Hunsaker, also from the mission, also an Assistant to the President, also an awesome guy and my former roommate.) The word is he's getting married over spring break. Congratulations, Trent!
In other news, I am at the library trying to do my homework, but I just can't get into it. My geography class isn't what I was hoping it would be.
All I can I think about is a quote that one of the residents at the nursing home said while on the toilet anticipating a bowel movement: "Dear God... Amen."
Monday, November 12, 2007
I have to mention that I finally went to the temple on Saturday. It was awesome. I can't believe how blessed we are to have the opportunity to go to such a place to learn and become closer to our Father in heaven. Since it had been so long, and since I had just returned from St. George, I was a bit tired and uncomfortable at the temple too, but I stuck it out, and enjoyed it. From my trip to the temple, I realized that I really need to lose weight. My pants don't fit me anymore. I am showing way more than Eliza, and I'm not the one carrying the baby!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Eliza and I went down to St. George with her family on friday to attend her grandfather's funeral. It was beautiful. Her aunt and uncle gave wonderful talks, there were two musical numbers sung, and the prayers gave us a little "something" to talk about. The overall trip was nice and entertaining. On the drive down to St. George, we got to experience a debate between Uncle Gordy and McKay about the intricacies of modern revelation (I sided with Gordy), and I successfully won a spelling bee by spelling hemorrhage, diarrhea, and diphtheria. On the drive back to Orem, we played "Topic: Subtopic", the next gameshow sensation, which gave way to brainstorming for possible business schemes for Michael and McKay to embark on as soon as Michael graduates from college (although I don't know how likely it will be to become Water Lords).
In the hotel that we stayed at, the water main broke, and we were without water until midnight, or possibly later. This was the opening act of the water tragedy, the closing act to be realized at the Platt home when I clogged the toilet, made it overflow, and, during clean-up, accidentally bleached the really nice hand towel in the bathroom. I only wish that I wasn't the star of the second half.
On a more delicious note, I ate at the new Market Street Grill in South Jordan with my parents, and it was AWESOME! I can't wait to go back.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I think blogs are the greatest thing. It's like mass e-mailing family and friends without the hassle of trying to figure out who you want to send it to. And the family and friends don't have to feel guilty about deleting those messages without reading them (which is what I often do). Blogs are so informal and fun. Go Blogs!
So, Referendum 1 didn't pass (YES!!!), so Eliza and I don't have to feel guilty about not voting yesterday (since we have a "STOP Vouchers" sign on our lawn). We just didn't register on time. I don't know what else to say about that.
I have my first medical school interview tomorrow at the University of Utah. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm not nervous yet. I haven't had enough time to think about it too much. But I'm sure that I'll be a mess tomorrow morning.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
On our first night, Eliza's birthday, we went out to dinner. I told Eliza to choose the restaurant. Being a little pregnant and sick, she chose the only Mexican restaurant in town, Arriba Mexico! I don't know how we found it, but it was the best place to start our expedition in Paris. By this time, we had already been to London and Barcelona, and Eliza was ready to go home. Fortunately, that little splash of Mexico transported us home for the evening. We spent the night in a cute little hotel manned by a wonderful staff and two cats. We had a room on the fourth floor that was right on this corner. We would spend all six nights in this hotel, but our room would change without us even knowing it.
After the activities of the second day, we arrived back at our hotel to find people in our room on our bed. Completely confused and a little upset, we asked why they were in our room. Apparently the cleaning lady let them in. So we asked them about our things, which were mysteriously not there, even though we let everything everywhere after unloading our back packs the previous night. They didn't know where our stuff was. Fuming and ready to kill, Eliza led the way back downstairs to the lobby to speak to the manager. After a very confusing French/English argument, everything was "no problem" because our stuff had been moved to a smaller, less awesome room without our knowledge. No problem. This is the room we stayed in for the remainder of the trip. Why they couldn't keep us in our room and move the other people in the other room is beyond me. But, this is Paris. There are no problems in Paris.
I can't tell you how much we loved the museums in Paris. It is so amazing to actually see the art that is in every social studies book you've read since elementary school. I'm not talking about the Mona Lisa. That kind of sucked. I'm sure I would have enjoyed her more if I was allowed to get closer than 15 feet away from her, but I just couldn't appreciate her from such a distance. Now, the Venus de Milo was awesome, as well as the Winged Victory (both in the Louvre). The thing about the Louvre, for me, was that I felt like the building outdid the artwork in most rooms. The palace is amazing.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
So, I said that we would talk more about Europe. I'm not ready to do that yet, but here are some fun pictures.
Okay, so not much information in this post, but you really don't need information all the time.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
I am currently applying to medical school, and I can honestly say that it is the most stressful thing I've done so far. Right now I'm waiting to here back from the schools that I've applied to so they can tell me that they want to interview me and accept me to their school. Many of my peers have already had interviews, or have interviews scheduled, so I'm feeling a little behind. Eliza has to pep me up about every other day. I was especially depressed on Wednesday night and had to drink away my emotions with a peach smoothie from Sonic. But guess what? I'm an average applicant and can't expect too much action in the beginning. There's nothing wrong with being mediocre--it just means I have to be more patient.
On a more positive note, Eliza and I went to Europe last month and we had the time of our lives. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment:
In front of Buckingham Palace...
I hope you can recognize this place...
We just got down from the very top.
We went to London, Barcelona, and Paris. More will be written on our trip at a later time. Another thanks goes out to Michelle for watching Fergi while we were gone. And thanks to Brianne for setting this up for us. You're the shiz.