Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day out with Thomas

Grant's days are pretty predictable. He wakes up, changes into Thomas underwear, asks to watch Thomas and then asks to build a train track for Thomas and his friends. Repeat, repeat, repeat....

Last year we had decided that we were going to take Grant to the 'Day out with Thomas' in Heber, UT when it came. We quickly bought our tickets and tried to explain to Grant that he was actually going to see AND RIDE Thomas. He didn't quite understand because he "sees Thomas" almost everyday, he likes to tell little fibs that Thomas (and Santa, or a monster) are outside or flying in the sky or whatever. Once we actually pulled up to the train station and he could see the real Thomas there, oh man he was excited. You know he loves something when he just stares in awe. He was speechless, just a huge surprised smile on his face. 

We were one of the first ones there, thank goodness! No lines! They had different booths to play at and he even met and shook hands with Sir Topham Hatt.  His favorite part was of course the train ride, he listened to the conductor and loved waving at other passengers. Oh this little boy and his trains! 

Sunday, June 10, 2012


If you happen to be reading my blog and you also happen to be searching for an MBA program and you also happen to be considering BYU let me assure you, you will not regret coming here! I'll be honest I wasn't overly excited to return to Provo. I felt too old, too "mom-ish", I've never ran Ragnar and I don't have fake eyelashes. Now I'll be honest and tell you that I want to live in Provo for the rest of my life. What???

Why do I love being here so much? Maybe it's the gorgeous mountains that I never get tired of looking at. Maybe it's my neighborhood and home. Maybe it's the clear sunny skies. Maybe it's MBASA. What in the world is MBASA?! Master of Business Administration Spouse Association. It's basically a glorified Relief Society program. Just because the MBA students are meeting new people and developing relationships doesn't mean the spouses can't right?

Some of the things we've done over the last year include (sadly I was at work most night so I didn't attend year, next year)

-book club
-park days
-guest speakers, including Richard and Linda Eyre and their daughter Saran, Sheri Dew, BYU professors
-running group
-I taught a few aerobics classes
-girls nights
-fondue night
-music and sports classes for kids
-a HUGE yard sale where everything is FREE
-international cooking classes
-cake decorating
-lots of service projects, especially for each other-meals, babysitting, helping new Utahans adjust
-seminars on nutrition, home decor, hair cutting, budgeting, parenting etc.

Two of my favorite activities included the overnight girls trip. A few weeks before graduation we went up to Aspen Grove and had a nice catered dinner and then just hung out without kids for the night! It was so nice to just spend time with friends.

We also had a family field day that was complete with drumroll.....COSMO!!! Grant was beyond thrilled. He just stood in awe as Cosmo entered. He was the first to give him a high five and man alive that boy was excited. It was wonderful to have Cosmo to ourselves for a few hours. Later that night we went to the BYU baseball game and had another fill of Cosmo!

I seriously love the MBA program and how it's helped shape our family. If you ever need convincing to scoot on over this way, just give me a call. I really feel so lucky to be here right now and to be part of such a worth while association.