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Switching blogs

I am truly sorry to inconvenience any of you that may check my blog from time to time.  I think I am going to switch.  Here is the link:

http://jacklynmc.blogspot.com/

I will be posting more frequently!


Only 4 More weeks!

I know I have been out of the blogging world, but I am happy to say that school will be over in only 4 weeks! That includes finals so there is only 3 weeks of class left. It has been a long journey, but I am glad I took it. We will see what is next on the road!


The Sun will come out….

Today!!! Yes, finally after a snowy weekend the sun decided to show its face again. It is wonderful to feel the warmth and see the bright blue skies. It does bring colder temps and windier conditions. Today was 18`, cold for walking on campus, but I am very grateful.

I have learned today that the month of February will not exist for me. I am working on costumes for two shows in two different locations and building sets/slash sewing huge drapes for another. So, I probably will not be posting much around then. I thank those that still keep in touch.

Last night we had a special training for relief society and the High Coucilman said that in challenging times there is always a rainbow. Mine is called March…

I wanted my family to let them know that I do have a goal to post pics from the holidays on Shutterfly or where ever to send them to everyone. Hopefully I got some good ones of your kids.

Hope the sun is shining where you are today!


Inversion

In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude. It almost always refers to a temperature inversion, i.e., an increase in temperature with height, or to the layer within which such an increase occurs. [1]

An inversion can lead to pollution such as smog being trapped close to the ground, with possible adverse effects on health. An inversion can also suppress convection by acting as a “cap”. If this cap is broken for any of several reasons, convection of any moisture present can then erupt into violent thunderstorms. Temperature inversion can notoriously result in freezing rain in cold climates.

Thank you Wiki for teaching me what all this nasty weather is about.

Dear Weather Gods,

Please take our cloudy days away.  It has now been well over two weeks since we have seen Mr. Sun.  My family is experiencing a certain amount of weather caused depression and our bodies crave Vitamin D from the sunshine.  I long to be woken up by the bright clear skys of morning but instead I have a hard time rising before the late hour of 9.

I really, really, really miss the sun.


The Book of Mormon in 59 Days

We were challenged in Relief Society to read the Book of Mormon in 59 days.  It started one week ago and you have to read 9 pages a day.  I decided that this was a great challenge for me because I knew it would be really hard.  One of my goals this year is to become closer to Christ.  I thought I would go about that by reading Jesus the Christ but when I heard about this challenge, I thought that would be a good place to start.

I am now in Nephi 2 and the experience has been totally different for me.  Normally, I try to read maybe a chapter a night.  Reading this quickly has really helped me see how much Christ is prophesied of and testified of.  It is really hard for me.  Nine pages is alot right now and school starts tomorrow, so it is going to get harder.  But I know the end goal and that is what I am focusing on.  I do believe that it will bring me closer to my Savior.


2 Happy

We recently got back from our 3 week vacation.  We had a great time, but we are so glad to be home!  After visiting family, the last leg of the trip was a short stop in Chicago.  I am calling this our 2 year anniversary celebration.  Chicago was great, but extremely cold.  I don’t think I would ever live there or go back in the winter, unless I had to.  The two full days we were there it was less than 20′ outside!  Freezing!  One of my favorite parts was a great gift from Ryan and a big suprise for both of us.  Here are some pics:

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We went to see the Broadway musical Wicked!  This has been something I have wanted to do for along time.  It was fabulous and I am so happy we got to go.  It was Ryan’s first time at a prodcution like this.

We had a great time celebrating these last two years together.  It surprises me how much things have changed and how much better they have gotten.  Not that they were bad, but it is great to recognize progress and I know there will be more throughout our whole life.

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My Favorite thing this semester

I had the opportunity to desgin costumes for the Theater Major’s Association production of Almost, Maine.  The show is a whimiscal story of people finding love in Maine, in a town called Almost.  It was a great experience and I felt very confident about my work.  I found that I really do love designing and that I am good at it.  Here are some pics of my work.

Glory and East

Glory and East

Getting it Back

Getting it Back

Hope and Danny

Hope and Danny

Seeing the Thing

Seeing the Thing


One more semester

I know I have been gone for so long…please keep checking.  I have a New Year’s resolution to start blogging again.  And wordpress is getting better it looks like so I might stick to it for a bit longer.  I was totally considering moving to blogspot.

We finished this semester with flying colors and I only have one more to go.  I am so happy.  I missed school at first and I know I always will, but now, I am ready to be done.  I just can’t believe it is going to happen.

I learned a great amount and will be posting some of my favorite things.


Back to School—FINALLY!

Classes started today for what is hopefully my final year towards a undergraduate degree.  I just want to say…I love college!  I really have enjoyed every semester of my college experience and am so glad to be back.  There is a good reason I am particularly excited this semester (please do not think I am rubbing this in!).  I am just so grateful to have an awesome schedule for this semester.  Only on Wednesday do I have a long day…from (9:30-6:00).  I don’t have class on Tuesday and Thursday, but I do have an online class which I am planning to spend a couple of hours on.  And then on Monday and Friday only from 10:00 to 3:00 and that is including the time it takes to ride my bike.  I am so grateful that I have some time to be home and clean!  Ryan also started school today…he is there right now.  He is now going to work full time and school part time (every night until 7:00).  I feel bad for him but glad he takes care of us so well.  That is why I am so happy to be home to have dinner ready and clean, so he doesn’t have to worry.

Classes seem great.  Shakespeare-Comedies and Romances—wanna know what the teacher is like?  Think the extremely stereotypical english professor that all the female students swoons over.  Glasses and button up shirt-oh but he leaves the top two buttons undone.  I was like are you kidding me and the girls next to me kept giggling.  I just found it funny.

Then, Theater Management, Theater History III (which has an awesome teacher) and so far that is all I have had.  I loved going to BYU, but most of my classes were huge.  BSU is more like UofA where it is big and it feels big but the theater department is small and tight knit.  My biggest class was 35 and the smallest was 12 I think.  All in all, I think it will be a fabulous semester!!


The summer is officially over…

I know you all have missed me and I have missed you.  I am glad to be back from vacation and starting school next week.  Ryan is starting as well and that is going to be hard but it is all exciting.  Right now I am trying to use the power of forgiveness.  I had a great trip with my parents but United Airlines had to ruin it on the last leg.  Ryan stayed home and a week apart was very hard.  Neither of us could sleep very well and I was definitely ready to come home yesterday.  But the plane was late and I missed my connection in Denver.  Luckily they were kind enough to provide a hotel room.  I ran from the plane by the way!!  I tried my hardest but the plane I was trying to catch left early…hmmmm….

Today I am so glad to be back home and with Ryan again.  I had the best trip to see my family as possible (the only thing better was if Ryan could have come), but I am glad to be home as most are after a trip.    But now I am waiting for my luggage.  I can’t call anyone b/c my phone is dead and the airline is giving me ZERO information.  How can they treat people like that?  That is the big question of the day.  Not to mention I had to pay $15 for my bag…not on the way there of course but it changed within 7 days!  But of course that has nothing to do with if I actually ever get it back!  Oh well!

Sorry for my anger!  Next time it will be better…IF I get my stuff.


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