The idea of posting wedding pictures is overwhelming to me right now, because I haven't saved them yet to the computer. So I thought I would just update you on our semesters for today.
Scott is taking some really hard classes this semester. He has:
* An Italian class on Dante, which I think he loves. He has been telling me all about which punishments all the different sinners receive in Dante's circles of hell. I'm reading it once I finish my library books.
* The second half of O Chem. This is probably one of his toughest classes. I can relate having taken it a year and a half ago. However, Scott is also taking it in conjunction with the O Chem Lab, which is a lot of busy work. I took that separately - I can't imagine taking them both together. He has to spend a lot of time writing out the labs because he isn't allowed to bring anything into the lab but his writeup.
* Animal Diversity - He gets to dissect all kinds of creatures and memorize facts about their cell structures.
* LDS Marriage and Family - I took this one a couple of years ago too. Scott has Brother Richardson, who is the father of one of my former roommates and a great teacher. He has to grow a seed for the class - I think to represent our marriage and nurturing it?
* Scott is also teaching Italian 101, which takes a lot of his time. According to my sister, who is in the class, he is a great teacher and everyone loves him.
I am almost done with my time here at BYU - this is my last full-time semester! I have:
* Endocrinology - This is a pretty tough course that actually has a lot of graduate students in it, but so far I am enjoying it, even though I usually don't understand anything during lecture and have to re-teach myself when I go home. We learn a lot about signaling pathways and I am surprised to find that I love them! Cell bio and molecular biology were both tough courses for me but I guess once those principles are applied I really love it.
* Advanced Neuroscience - this is the capstone for my major. I have Dr. Brown, whom I have had for almost every neuro class, so I am finally used to his tests and teaching style. My goal is to get an A in his class because I haven't gotten an A in any other class I've had with him. It is pretty interesting, mostly what I have learned before in neuroscience classes but in a LOT more detail.
* Bioorganic Chemistry - This is the "easy" O chem for nursing. I could have used my other chemistry courses but I didn't do great so I am taking this course to hopefully make me more competitive for nursing school.
* Physiology lab - I am just taking the lab for physiology. This is a neuroscience elective and nursing prerequisite. It is all right - a lot of busy work, and the computer simulations can be annoying to figure out, but every once in a while we learn something really interesting.
* Nutrition in the Prevention of Chronic Disease - this class is reasonably interesting. I like finding out about the different risk factors for disease. We read a lot of primary literature and interpret it in class. I don't love it or hate it.
Other than that I am getting started on my application for nursing school and trying to find a place to do my phlebotomy externship. I am glad that I will have a few months where I won't be going to school full time before I start my marathon 14 months of nursing (fingers crossed).