Wednesday, September 12, 2007

School, school, and more schoooooool

I've been in school for almost three weeks now, and let me tell you, it feels like an eternity. I'm really enjoying the accounting program, but it is a LOT of work. My classes are everyday from 12:30-3:20 and I study in the library from the time I get out of class until eight or nine pm, come home, eat some food, play a little guitar hero, do some more homework, go to bed, wake up in the morning around eight and finish the rest of my homework, then go to class and it starts all over again. Hahahaha sounds really fun, right??? Tim knows what I'm talking about. Some days there isn't as much homework as others but I'm usually pretty busy.

There are definitely some great perks to being in the program though. For example, there is always some kind of event going on with free dinner or free lunch and we get to go to fun events and listen to great lectures. Two Fridays ago we got to do the "Pit Crew Challenge". A race car team from Canada goes around the country giving motivational lectures to different corporate companies and to a few selected Universities, BYU being one of them. So we got to break up into teams and take turns changing the tires of a real race car as fast as we could. I was the chief executive for my team, which basically meant that I didn't get to do anything awesome, I just made sure everything was going according to plan (I even had a clipboard to make me look official). It was a pretty fun experience.

Here are some pictures of the Pit Crew Challenge--I'm the one in the jumpsuit. I looked like a baller hahahaha

This was my team. The guy standing next to me was on my co-ed soccer team last winter. He's the bomb.

This past Tuesday President Hinckley spoke for the weekly devotional at BYU. Of course it was amazing, as always, to hear him speak in person. My favorite part is the incredible spirit you feel as he walks into the Marriot Center, there is no way to deny he is a Prophet of the Lord. He spoke on the Thirteenth Article of Faith, emphasizing the first line of being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. It was great!!! I feel so blessed to be able to attend BYU.

Also, Friday night I went to the homecoming spectacular which is a huge performance of all the great performing groups at BYU. For the whole second half of the show the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed along with the Orchestra at Temple Square. It was awesome. I saw Brody on the big screen a few times, and Heidi watched him through her binoculars hahahaha.
Those are a few of the big events that have been going on for me lately. I'll be sure to post more pictures next time. I love you all!!

Sunday, September 2, 2007


Alright everyone, I know I haven't blogged in a reeeeeeeeeally long time and I just got busted by the blog police aka Luke Lee so here it goes.

Well, I am officially back in Cougar Town and it's been pretty hectic since I've been back. Lisa drove up with me and we got to Provo Wednesday evening. The drive went by really quick, probably because we listened to the High School Musical 2 soundtrack practically the whole way up. I guess Troy Bolton is just really inspiring or something. It was great. Then I had to move in and unpack and of course I've got to get back in the social scene since I won't have much of a social life once school starts. Heidi and I have done some fun things this week. We went swimming in the Provo River with some of her friends from home and we went wake boarding on Utah Lake and we went to the girls' volleyball game and of course the football game yesterday. It's been fun, but I feel like I've been going non stop since I got here.

Oh and church was fun today, our ward seems like it is going to be a lot of fun. It starts at 9 am which is pretty unfortunate when you're a college student, but at least I'll be able to take my Sunday naps again. Oh and Luke's brother Danny is in my ward so that will be fun. But here is the weirdest thing that happened at church today. So the guy that is giving the Sunday School lesson today starts telling this story about his family and he starts talking about his triplet uncles and how his grandfather was in the military and how President Hinckley came to his grandfather's funeral and the whole time he's telling this story I'm thinking to myself that this sounds all too familiar. So after the lesson Lisa and I ask him if he has any Rozsa's in his family and his face lit up and he said, "Yeah, that's my mom's maiden name." Then we told him that his uncle Doug was our bishop back home and sooo Jordan Rozsa's cousin is in my ward. Pretty funny stuff. It's such a small world within the church.

Anyways, I'm pretty anxious to start my classes because I'm not really sure what to expect. All I know is that there will be a lot of boys in my classes, so that should be pretty interesting. I'm taking 3 accounting classes in a block from 12:30-3:30 everyday. Other than that I'm taking a religion class on Thursday nights and I have a soccer class on Monday and Wednesday at 9 am. It should be a pretty fun semester. I'll be sure to let you all know how my first day goes. Oh and I'll post some pictures of my apartment once we're all moved in and it's not such a huge mess.
It's great to be back up at school, but I already miss everyone at home. I haven't posted any pictures from Sarah and Drew's wedding so enjoy. It was a great day!

The bridesmaids outside the temple
Dad's mankle at the wedding dinner

Mr. and Mrs. Drew Calder--weird!!!