Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Summer Raines

Well folks, I keep saying I am going to be better at the whole blogging thing, but to my dismay I am still terrible at it. Anywho here is another try......

This summer was very busy and very fast! My baby sister got married in May and I was down in Mesa for like 9 days for it, Jeff couldn't come the whole time I was there but flew in the day before. It was a beautiful wedding! It was the first time my whole family was in the temple together, it was such a wonderful experience! I got to see my in-laws that week too. Marilee and Mikell are perfect for each other and I couldn't be happier for them. I loved being home with my family for that week and I miss them dearly. I miss my nieces and nephews a ton!!

Once we got back we were busy little bees at work and Jeff was finishing up the spring semester.  About a month and a half after applying for the animation program we finally got the letter back saying that he didn't get in, but that he should work on his drawings and reapply in august. We were a little bummed, but we knew he could work his tail off this summer and hopefully get in August.

While the rest of the summer was playing out we went to see some movies and musicals. In June for Jeff's birthday we went to the midnight showing of Green Lantern and discovered the magical place of Sub Zero Ice Cream!!! Oh my goodness it is amazing and Jeff gets so excited every time we go now, just cause he gets to see them blast liquid nitrogen on our chosen cream flavors! :) He is so cute! My personal fav is pumpkin, cheesecake and cinnamon with heath chunks in it. Yum Yum!! The next day I surprised him with tickets to see Singing in the Rain at the outdoor theater in Orem. It was so fun, we both LOVE that musical so it was a great date! Poor thing was slightly sick and a little miserable and fell asleep as we were waiting for it to start, but we loved the performance. A week later it was our 1st Anniversary and we went to Tucanos, an amazing brazilian grill and anytime you go, you have to be rolled out cause you are stuffed full. If you are ever around a Tucanos... GO! It will be worth it. :)

Happy anniversary Jeff! Love ya!! :)

I got to go to my first Drive-in movie during the fourth of July holiday when we were in Toole visiting his grandparents. I absolutely loved it. His cousin has this huge truck and we threw a love-sac and blankets in the back and watched a double feature of Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rio. Both very enjoyable! I  have always wanted to go too a drive-in but could never go whenever my friends were going. Later this summer my family was having a reunion in AZ for Grandma Jones' 80th birthday, but sadly we couldn't go because of work and Jeff getting all his stuff ready for reapplying for the animation program. We were involved in the t-shirt making though, Jeff designed an awesome design for the t-shirts. I wish I could have gone, but AZ was too far away. :(  

Later that same month Jeff's fam had a reunion too and it was only an hour away from Provo so we were able to make a short appearance there. It was Pioneer day weekend and we had scored tickets to the MoTab concert and Brian Stokes Mitchell and Linda Eder were the guests!! It was an amazing concert, I have always wanted to see him perform live and it was Marvelous!!! Sadly that weekend I was not feeling good and had terrible headaches, which turned out to be a sinus infection from the cold I had been blessed with a few weeks prior. It was not fun at all! No worries it got all cleared up 10 days later with lovely HUGE pills I had to swallow after eating yogurt. I finished those pills right before our trip to DISNEYLAND. Yep that's right I said Disneyland. We decided to celebrate our 1st anniversary by going to Disneyland for a couple of days in August with Marilee and Mikell. I will write about that in another post later. It deserves it own post.

Jeff finished up all of his portfolio for is application and felt really good about the changes he made. He sent off his application Aug 1st. We were expecting another long wait, but 2 days later he was told the letters were ready to be picked up. Whoa! I was like ok let's go pick it up, so we went and picked up the letter during our lunch break. We had to wait a bit cause the secretary was out for lunch too, lame come on who eats! haha.. So we finally got the letter and Jeff opened it and it said...... Congrats you have been accepted into the BYU Animation program!!! YAY he got in!! We were basically jumping for joy at the time! We called our families to tell them the wonderful news. It was a very glorious moment and also a relief to know that we can start planning our lives somewhat. Well It was great that we had planned a trip to disneyland that same week, so we were also celebrating Jeff's acceptance into the program. Life is great. Now I get to become an animation widow, but it will be worth it. :)