Sunday, April 22, 2012


Finals are over! This has been one of the most difficult semesters for me. The material wasn't too bad, but I think that it had something to do with going to school straight for 5 semesters without a break-winter 2011, spring, summer, fall, winter 2012. It was a bit much and I am very excited to have a break from classes. Both John and I did well this semester and finished strongly. John did some AMAZING work for his animation classes and you can (and should) check out his website.

Despite being busy, we were able to do some fun things. I had two field trips to southern Utah to see Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks. The trips were my first experiences going to a National Park and I am so excited to go back with Sammy and John this summer. Arches was definitely my favorite. We went on a ranger guided hike through the Fiery Furnace and it truly was an amazing time.

John had the opportunity to go to Disney Inspire Days in Burbank, CA with a friend. They were two of only a handful of students from BYU that got to go. you can read a post by John about their amazing adventures here.

Este semestre passado foi um dos mais dificils para mim. Os cursos nao foram muito dificil, mas eu acho que eu fiquei bem cansada porque eu fiz 5 semestres sem descancar. Estou muito feliz por o oportunidade a descancar um pouco. John e eu terminamos a semestre e foi bom. John fez alguns coisas MARIVILHOSOS para as aulas de animacao e voce pode (e deve) ver o site dele.

Ainda sendo muito ocupados, not fizemos alguns coisas divertidas. Eu viajei duas vezes com aulas para o sul de Utah. Eu vi tres Parques Nationias--Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands. Foi minha primeria vez a indo estes locaies. Estou animada a voltar com Samantha e John este verao. Arches foi minha parque favorita. Fomos para a "Fiery Furnace" (forno ardente) e eu gostei demais!

John tinha um oportunidade a ir para Disney: Dias do Inspiracao em Burback, California com um amigo. So tinha poucos estudantes do BYU que foram desse viajem. Pode ler (em ingles) mais sobre a viajem de John aqui.

I also got my dream internship with the National Forest Service for the summer! I will talk more on this in a later post.

Here are some of the things we've been up to:
aqui estao alguns coisas que estavamos fazendo:

Sammy learned to conduct the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Everytime they would come on, she'd run and get a big spoon from the kitchen.
Sammy aprendeu como dirigir o Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Sammy Conducting MoTab from Rebecca Herzog on Vimeo.

I had my 27th birthday and John baked me my favorite: better than sex cake! You can find the recipe here.
Meu aniversario passou, e John fez meu bolo preferido!

John went to Disney (John foi para Disney).

I went to the National Parks (eu fui para os Parques Nacionais)

We colored Easter eggs. (Nos pintamos ovos de Pascoa)

Sammy continues to be as cute as ever! (Sammy continua sendo linda)

John and I went on a date to Trafalga were we did the batting cages and black light mini golf. We got an AMAZING deal on the Pass of All Passes here in the area. We bought two passes (Sam gets in for free) for a total of $20 and we get season passes to the local water park, season passes to the bird aviary in SLC,  unlimited mini golf, go carts, bumper boats, laser tag, tickets to the semi pro basketball and baseball games here in town, tickets to see Real Salt Lake soccer team, plus more that I am sure I am forgetting. they normally cost $50 per pass, so we got a steal of a price!

John e eu passiamos juntos! compramos alguns "passes" que deixa nos fazer muito coisa de graca aqui em Provo, incluindo ir para um parque de agua, golf, e alguns outras coisas legais!

And we planted a garden! I got one of those topsy-turvy planters and we planted jalapeno peppers, banana peppers, sweet 100 cherry tomatoes, another type of cherry tomatoes, and lettuce. Plus we planted cilantro, parsley and basil in another small pot. 

Nos plantamos alguns verduras incluindo, tomate,pepinos, e alface.

Samantha wearing the planter

Samantha helping fill the bird feeder
Sam helping to raise the bird feeder into the tree

Filling up the planter with soil
 The final project! (o projeto final!)