Thursday, October 28, 2010

Packages are the best

Yesterday, I came home from my tough test and arduous day of studying to find a big package in our mailbox - so big it was hard to carry up the stairs with my backpack.

The package was from Nana, my maternal grandmother, who pretty much spoils me rotten. Scott said he felt lucky to be a part of the family so he can now join in the spoilage.

In the package was

* A set of white sheets
*An assortment of goodies from Trader Joes (which I wish they had in Utah!)
- dark chocolate covered peanut butter cups
- dark chocolate covered raisins
- dark chocolate covered caramels
- spider and pumpkin fruit gummies
- cinnamon almonds (which are pretty much my favorite thing ever, thanks to Zupas)
- honey roasted nuts

And the best thing of all....

Time to make some frozen yogurt!
(I was going to upload a picture but my computer won't let me so... maybe later).

Thanks Nana! We love you!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


So... I finally figured out how to use Scott's SD card reader, so I am writing about our honeymoon tonight! (Sorry about the non-chronology of everything!) We stayed in the Anniversary Inn in Boise the night of our wedding. The rooms are very fancy and it was fun to stay in such a beautiful place! (And we really appreciated the cheesecake that came with the room because we didn't get to eat very much at the reception!)

The next day we headed to California. We were staying at the Grand Californian, which is actually inside the California Adventure Park.

Our room was Disney-fied and cute with rose petals everywhere. When Scott was asking me if I had any expectations about a proposal, I told him I thought rose petals were romantic. He told me that they wouldn't be a part of the proposal, but might show up later. Here they were! That night we walked around Downtown Disney and ate at a really good pizzeria similar to Terra Mia, which is one of my favorite restaurants here in Provo.

The next day we went to Disneyland! Yay! We had a two-day park hopper pass so we could basically do whatever we wanted in each of the parks for two days. We decided to start with Disneyland because there was more to do.Here is Scott at the Toy Story ride (you get to shoot at things with lasers and get points!) He totally defeated me.

One of the favorites was Indiana Jones. We had to wait in line a long time, so we took some pictures. After many failed attempts at trying to take a picture of ourselves, a lady in line took pity on us and took some pictures of us.

In the Tarzan Treehouse. Scott really could have hit his head on that beam - he is 6'4"!

For lunch we went to the Blue Bayou, which is probably the most delicious restaurant in Disneyland. I had a Monte Cristo sandwich like always and a mint julep (when I was little I was scared of how dark it was in there, so my Nana bought me a mint julep to cheer me up). I can't remember what it was that Scott had but I remember it was really good. We had a ton of food. I don't remember if we even had dinner that night because we ate so much. I think we just ended up getting ice cream at Ben and Jerry's later.

After Pirate's of the Carribean! I think Scott looks better than Jack Sparrow though. (Also, see his little pin? It says we are on our honeymoon, and it got us some free stuff. After we were so full at Blue Bayou, they brought us some chocolate mousse and of course I ate it. And people everywhere just kept telling us congratulations).

Gotta get the castle picture with my handsome prince!

Scott was a really good sport about letting me do all the cheesy rides that aren't actually exciting, just nostalgic. We rode on the Storybook Canals, the Finding Nemo submarine ride, and the carousel.

Scott may or may not have been slightly bored on the carousel.

That night we watched the Fantasmic show with the huge dragon and then the fireworks. We went and got some ice cream at Ben & Jerry's in downtown Disney and then crashed because we were exhausted!

The next day we got up early to go to California Adventure so we could get our tickets for World of Color. After getting our tickets, we had to wait around for the park to actually open so we got a picture by the L... Yay for the Lemmons!

We went on all the big rides and attractions of California Adventure. This is the Beast's Library - basically my dream.

We also took pictures by the beginning of this exhibit ("once upon a time"). The same man who worked there took both pictures. He was full of marriage advice (as were many people). It was funny to hear different bits of advice contradicting each other.

That night we went to Napa Rose, a restaurant inside the Grand Californian. It was the nicest restaurant I have ever been to, and it was very expensive. I felt like an imposter being in such a nice restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing. I blogged about it in a book review here. They also gave us free dessert - a little box of chocolates.

After Napa Rose we went to see World of Color. It was really, really cool. If you are going to California Adventure any time soon, make it a priority to go to this show. As you can see, I am still learning how to wear garments...

The next day we flew to Modesto for our open house. For some reason I can't get Shandi's pictures on the campus internet, but once I'm on a computer that will let me access them I will post those. It was a lot of fun and Kathryn and Ashleigh did a great job making everything beautiful and delicious.

Our flight home was a bit of an ordeal. There was a lot of turbulence and it made me really sick. We ended up flying to Vegas to refuel and then back to Salt Lake, so by the time we got to our home it was very late and we were exhausted. Scott had been really sweet, planning ahead to make me dinner for when we got back. We didn't end up eating it the Sunday we got back, but he made it the next day - spaghetti carbonara, one of his gourmet Italian pastas.

Do you love the millions of boxes in the background?

Saturday, October 23, 2010


The Giants are going to the World Series! There is much happiness and rejoicing in the Lemmons household!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

School for the Lemmons

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).

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Favorite engagement pictures

I don't have a lot of time to post tonight, so I thought I would just put up some of our favorite engagement pics (credit goes to our lovely photographer, Jennifer Ashby).

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