Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Next year we will send out actual Christmas cards because of the following reasons:
1) I won't be finishing up my MFA like this year
2) We won't be in school (yahoo!)
3) Maybe we will be interesting enough to warrant a Christmas card/letter

2011 was an interesting year full of adventures and challenges.  We celebrated our first anniversary and went to  a whole bunch of weddings/receptions.  We went on an epic road trip with James' family to Nauvoo to see his sister and her husband and son get sealed in the temple.  It was a LOOOOONG trip but totally worth it!
James started his last year of grad school, he will spend next semester finishing his project and writing his thesis.  I know he'll do a great job! I finished my degree earlier this month, it was a lot of work but I'm really glad it's done.  Now I need to find a job.  Anyone hiring?  Ha ha.

We hope you all enjoy this Christmas season!  We are so grateful for  our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the blessings of the Gospel.

Merry Christmas!
James and Lindsay 

Monday, December 12, 2011

December, so far

As usual it has been COLD in Logan.  Not as snowy as usual but cold.  Here is some proof:
Lovely icicles connecting Tessie to the ground
And another picture

 Don't worry, it's just ice from the INSIDE of my windshield.  Did I mention it was cold?

I handed in my paperwork for graduation last week.  It was all so final and somewhat scary.
The blue paper is my binding reciept from the library for my Plan B report, I can pick it up after 2 PM January 17!

 Alex was set apart as a missionary on Tuesday night so we drove down for that.  It was great to see.
The grandparents Arbuckle with Elder Keller
My ridiculously good looking siblings

Elder Keller showing off his mad yo-yo skills
Me and my Keller grandparents.  I tried to get a picture with the Arbuckles but it didn't happen
My Dad with his parents
 We slept over so we could see Alley before he went to the MTC:
See you in 2 years!

 Some of the fruits of my education, a dress made in draping class and a mock-up from a paper patter I drafted off of a completed pattern.

I'm hoping that my dress looks more Modcloth than weirdo

 USU is producing "Pirates of Penzance" with the music department.  We borrowed several costumes from the Utah Shakespearean Festival (specifically the daughters costumes) and we need a few more.  Luckily out of the seven (?) costumes we borrowed, six fit the actresses so we only need to build four.  My job was to take a paper pattern off of the largest dress and then alter the pattern to fit the remaining actresses.  Our luck continued because the four girls were basically two sizes so I only needed to make two more patterns!  I wish I could be there to help make the other dresses.  I'll really miss working in the shop with my friends.

I think that's about it!  James took his only final today and I have to meet with my design studies professor sometime this week.  We're basically done!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alex is a missionary!

My little brother Alex went to the MTC today.  He is going to be a missionary in the Mexico Veracruz mission.  I know he'll do a great job.
We love you Alley!
(The pictures were taken by one of his friends, McKay Bailey)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

November in a nutshell

What a month!  
I defended my Plan B report, all 106 pages of it

The green square is my defense on the seminar room schedule
My printed report (for some reason the picture looks like it was at night)

 Later that day I narrated the Relief Society Thanksgiving dinner.  The cultural hall looked amazing!

I was grateful that when the needle shattered after hitting the pin that it didn't hit me in the eye.
The (almost deadly) pin
 Over the Thanksgiving weekend my brother Alex gave his farewell address.  He did a wonderful job.  We had a bunch of people over afterwards:

 After the crowd left we took some pictures as a family.  It will probably look different in two years!

The soon to be missionary:

 After that Hil and her family got ready to head back to Vegas.  We had some fun before they left though.
Ave with her grammy
 James and I helped my parents get the house ready for Christmas.  We figure that since we don't have a tree at our place, helping someone else put up a tree fills our quota.  Right?

And one last, random, picture.  This is prop storage at Utah State.  It looks like the room of requirements...

Did I mention that I have three sets of renderings to finish and then I'll be done?  I can't believe I'm so close to being done.  I'm very excited!