My Sister's New Blog

Ok, so I know I haven't posted anything in like, forever, but this doesn't really count as a post either. :P I'm testing to see if wordpress is going to pick up on this link to my sister's new blog that I just made for her.
Ten Cow Chick

We'll see just how quickly google's blog search updates :D

Valentines Day

So Josh and I had a very interesting Valentines Day experience. Josh got us tickets for the Marvin Goldstein concert at 7:30 and he wanted to take me out to dinner at my favorite restaurant before hand. So all day he tried calling Ruby River Steak House to get a reservation, but to no avail. They never answered the phone. Then at 5:30 he tried to walk into Ruby River to get a reservation and he discovered why they weren't answering. They've left St. George. Closed down. Gone. *cry* Now I have to find another favorite steak house. So then he drove around town trying to find some other place to make a reservation, but at that point the lines were all too long and we would've been late for the show. So guess where we went, all dressed up. To Taco Bell. lol. (It sounded nummy to me.) The show was awesome though. I enjoyed it a lot. After the show went to get in the car; the keys were locked in the car. So we said, "oh, no big deal we'll just walk 2 blocks home and get the spare key." There was a problem with that though... the apartment key was also in the car. *sigh* Luckily Josh's mom has a spare car key, so it all worked out. Like I said, it was a very interesting valentines day. But it was all okay becuase Josh got me LOTS of flowers.

(I actually got them all over a 3 day period, not all at once. In case you were wondering.)

Road Trip

Josh and I went on a road trip today because it was a holiday. Originally we had planned on going to the Grand Canyon because Josh has never been there, but that got changed. We stopped and my parents house on the way out of town and my mom reminded me that the North Rim of the Grand Canyon was probably closed. We called the park and she was right. So we took a slightly different trip.
We went through Zions (it was Josh's first time through the tunnel). Then we went through Glendale and up to Duck Creek, where we had lunch.
This is Kirby shivering next to a large pile of Snow in Duck Creek:
And this is Josh throwing a snowball at Kirby: And this is a little tree we saw on the road, that Josh had to get a picture of:
Continuing on with the trip, we wanted to go up through Brian Head to Parowan and then back down to St. George. Unfortunately the Cedar Breaks road was closed so we just went across to Cedar and then came home. But maybe it was a good thing we the road was closed, because this was Josh's favorite view of the entire trip: (just outside of Dixie National Forest)
Today worked out wonderfully. Our trip was MUCH shorter than the Grand Canyon trip would've been, so we have the rest of the day to do other things. (like posting this.) And we got to see some really amazing sites.


Ok, I know I've been lazy. I haven't posted a thing about the wedding. Can you blame me? Life gets really busy after something like that. The truth is it would probably take me way too long to catch you up on everything I've been doing, so I think I will pick up with where I am right now. And if I have some spare time, I'll post wedding pictures...

The Mac Mirror

And there it happened again.... I fell off the face of the earth for a few days. Where did I go? I disappeared into the depths of the CIT Lab. I got an email on Monday last week asking about redoing the mac mirror. I thought it was going to be easy. I was wrong. The way a mirror works is you set up 1 computer EXACTLY the way you want all of them to be. Then you plug it into second computer and create an "image". This second computer then broadcasts (mulit-cast) the image and all the computers that need to receive the image SHOULD see it when you're booting them up. Then you restore the computer to that image and TA-DA 60 computers that look the same. Unfortunately, I was having problems. The computers couldn't see the image being broadcasted, so I had to do a huge work around the probably took 3 times as long. It really was not fun at all. It all got done in the end (except one computer that has failed 5 times now. I think the hard drive might be going bad). But I'm a lot better off than Stephanie right now. She's doing the PCs. We got all new PC computers this year (someone higher up at the college, not in our department, made that decision) and in my opinion it was a waste of money. They are not much of an upgrade from what we had before and in some aspects they're even a downgrade. On top of that the new hardware is being REALLY difficult about mirroring. I would not want her job. I'm sure she's learning a lot while doing it, but it's a lot of stress.
So yeah... that's where I've been: Mirroring Macs.

To Do: Post a quick blog

So much to do and no time to do it in! Well, that's not entirely true. But it makes for a good excuse as to why I haven't posted for a while. And I really do have a to do list that's a mile long. It's really exciting though. I've discovered that wedding dress shopping for someone my size is NOT easy! *sigh* We'll get it figured out though. Sorry for such a short post when I have so much I could say. Hopefully I'll find some time soon to say more.

I'm engaged!!!

I'm sorry it took me so long to post. I've been very busy. This is what I've been up to:
On Friday morning, Josh, his younger brother Justin, and I left for Salt Lake City. The drive was just as long as usual. That evening we went to a big barbeque with his family and friends, and afterwards the girls crashed at Brittany's and the boys went to Brandon's.
The next day Josh, Nicole, Justin, Brandon and I went exploring downtown Salt Lake. We went to the Gateway mall and got a bit of a sunburn. Then we went to temple square. And we ended up in front of the reflection pool. Josh told me later that ever since he was young, he has wanted to propose by the reflection pool. And he did. First he pulled out a black velvet ring box and said 'If we were a normal couple this is how I would propose to you. ... But we're not. The box is empty.' I opened it, and sure enough - empty ring box. So then he pulled something else out of his pocket and all I could tell was that it was a plastic case. I thought he was going to throw it in the pool and make me go wading for it. But he didn't. He turned it over in his hand and I saw that it was an Apple mouse. I thought that was really cute, but I was still a little bit confused. He got down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him. Of course, I said 'yes.' And when I took the mouse from him, I could tell that the ring was inside. So I had to figure out how to open the mouse, and then he slipped the ring on my finger. And the whole time, Nicole was taking lots of pictures. Afterward we went to the Conference Center and took a tour over there. Then we went to lunch at The Pie and then it was time to go to Snowbird.
For those of you I haven't told yet, every summer Josh's extended family has a big family reunion that lasts a week at the Snowbird Resort and they invited me to come too. It's really pretty up here and I've been busy since I got here. But this morning everyone is either playing tennis or swimming except Brittany and I, who are just sitting here with laptops enjoying the wi-fi.
Sorry, I don't have all the pics right now. Next time I see Nicole I'll ask to borrow her camera. For now I'll just take a quick picture of the ring with my laptop camera for Mariesa. You'll get some better pics later.

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