Friday, October 28, 2011

Update Time...

Well since our last post was about our fish Mango Fizz, I will begin my giving you an up date on the fish in our life. Mango Fizz died two weeks after we got him. We suspected he was sick because he stopped eating and swimming and would just float around. So we replaced him with two other guppy fish, General Finn and Pez. Come to find out our tank was too small for two guppies to be together so they battled and Pez died. So we replaced him with another little orange guppy named Cheez-it. Cheez-it and General Finn battled while we were at church and General Finn died. So we didn't replace General Finn and Cheez-it has survived for a month now and seems to be doing well. Hopefully we can keep him alive for a few more months. In other news... I finally found a job. A new portrait studio is opening up in Logan and I applied had a few interviews and thankfully got the job! I am way excited to start working there and doing what I love and getting Paid for it! Andrew has been busy with school, he has worked hard on projects and there have been many late nights doing homework but he is doing well in his classes. Not much else has happened with us, we're happy and healthy and looking forward to the holidays!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keeping Busy

Now that school has started up again our lives have become a little less hectic. It is nice to be able to stay in one place for more than three days at a time. It has been a little weird for me to not go back to school but I have been keeping my self busy. I have enjoyed reading books and I started sewing a quilt, and taking it easy. I am still looking for a job and hopefully one comes along soon. Andrew is enjoying his classes and he comes home with a pile of homework every night. I'm trying to find ways to keep my self entertained while he studies so I don't distract him. We recently added a new edition to our little family! We are not allowed to have big pets in our apartment, and as some of you know I have wanted a Kitten for a very long time. But since that is not allowed we decided to get a fish! We named him Mango Fizz, he is a tropical fish and seems to be very energetic, hopefully we can keep him alive for more than a few days.

Mango Fizz

Thursday, July 7, 2011

One Busy Summer

This summer has got to be the busiest summer I have ever encountered. We started it off by moving into a new apartment. I am so happy to be out of the flood ridden and bug infested basement apartment that we lived in before. We now live in a two bedroom apartment that is right next to campus! It is by far so much better then where we were living before. Besides moving, this summer has been full of driving and living out of suitcases. Andrew works in Kaysville, so he commutes to work about 2 or 3 days a week. The rest of the days we drive down to Kaysville and have been staying with Andrew's Mom. It has been a blessing for her to let us stay there so often, but I must say, there is no place like home. I love coming home to our apartment and being in our own place. It is hard sometimes to feel like a newly married couple when we have no time to our selves. It has also been a blessing for me to be working for the University of Utah, on a project that allows me to work from home most of the time. It has ensured that I can work wherever we are staying at the moment, and I don't have to commute to Salt Lake everyday. Besides driving back and forth from Logan to Kaysville we had the chance to go to Flaming Gorge with Andrew's family for a few days. It was nice to get away and be on the lake. My summers are never complete without a few boating trips and I am happy that we got one in. Hopefully there will be more to come in the next few months. Currently, I am on the search for a full time job in Logan. Having graduated this May, but still living in Logan for the next two years while Andrew finishes School, has not given me much hope for finding a Photography Job. So hopefully something will come along, and I will be able to do my own photography business on the side to make a little extra money. Anyways, We have a few more trips planned for the summer so when those come along I will try to update a little quicker. As for now, I hope you enjoy a few pictures of Flaming Gorge, and my Graduation!
Getting ready to go rafting down the green river! It was fun, and very very cold!

Red Canyon

Hip hip hooray! It's Graduation Day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Almost done!

Well it's been a while since I posted so I figured that I would just give a quick update. School has been very very busy and time consuming and while It has been fun, I am super excited to graduate. Which is only 3 weeks and 3 days away! I have so much to do before graduation it is crazy but some how I will get it all done. What I am really nervous for is finding a job that pays well when I actually graduate. It will be an interesting summer with Andrew working down in Kaysville while we still live in Logan but we will make it work. I've already completed one class this semester. So just four more to go and I will be free and off into the real world... I don't know if i am ready for this!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You Will Be Missed!

It is amazing how things can go from being wonderful, to being the worst they could possibly be in so short amount of time. After a 14 Month battle with multiple myeloma Randy Noorlander left this earth to return to our Father in Heaven on February 14, 2011. Andrew, my self and his siblings found out about two and a half weeks ago that their Dad's cancer had returned with full force and was quickly taking over his body, there was nothing left to do but wait out our remaining time with him at home and pray that he wasn't in too much pain. So we decided to take the time off of school and be with the family. It was hard to watch Randy suffer as the cancer took over his body, it was hard to watch Lori and her kids in pain and in their own way suffer and try to deal with the fact that in a matter of days their beloved husband and father would no longer be with them. As we spent time with the family we had many opportunities to reflect on good memories, and things that they have been taught about their Dad. I took the chance to reflect on some things that Randy had taught me even though I had only known him for a little over a year. First and foremost he taught me about enduring what ever may be handed to you, he taught me patience, optimism, love, gratitude, and serving others. Randy always made me feel welcome when I came to the Noorlander home and I always felt included in their family activities. I always felt that he genuinely cared about how I was doing and what was going on in my life. He made me feel apart of their family before I actually even was one. I will greatly miss Randy, I will miss listening to his stories, tease his children, and miss his warm and giving heart. I am grateful for the short time in which i had to get to know him and even more grateful that he was able to attend our wedding, that is a blessing I will always treasure. I know he is already hard at work on the other side, and hopefully he is teaching my children how to behave. We will always love and miss you Dad. Thanks for everything you have taught us, done for us and the love you have given us.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Time Flies!

One minute i'm sitting in an apartment full of girls talking about boys and playing games and the next I'm living in a little one bedroom apartment with Andrew, cooking chicken enchiladas while my washing machine floods the kitchen. Sounds crazy right... well that is exactly what these last few months have been... I finished up fall semester and did surprisingly well considering I was going to school full time, planning a wedding, and working. I was happy to see the semester finally be over and walking out of my last critique was a great feeling! It took a little of the stress off my shoulders and I had time to relax... for about a day. Then I moved home, well I shouldn't say moved because I didn't, I went home for christmas break and continued with the wedding plans and trying to move into our new place. After many many busy days with lots to do December 21st finally came. That is the day I recieved my endowment. I received it in the Draper temple and what a wonderful experience it was. Alyssa was my escort because Kathryn also took her endowments out the same day, same session! It was so cool to be there with my older sisters and my mom waiting in the brides room before we headed up to be with the rest of the family. I am so grateful to everyone who came and supported me. I have the best family ever and would be no where with out them. Next we move on to Christmas. Talk about a crazy day... back and forth from Kaysville, visiting this family and that family and trying to spend as much time with everyone as possible. It was a lot of driving but a ton of fun! Next comes the big day! December 28th was a wonderful day! Clear beautiful skies, chilly but over all I couldn't have asked for better weather in December. The sealing was incredible and I was so over whelmed to have all of my family and a few of my closest friends there with us. I couldn't look anywhere but straight at the sealer because every time I did I found someone who was crying which would make me start crying and I really didn't want to do that. The luncheon was wonderful and we had tons of fun and got some great advice from everyone we love. The reception was over before I knew it, although my feet certainly felt the 3 hours of standing there. Now We have been married for over a month and are loving our cute little apartment, despite the floods and the broken dishwasher. But hey life could be worse.