Sunday, December 20, 2009

A little get-away!

Rory planned this BIG surprise for me this weekend to celebrate school's ending! Saturday afternoon, we headed up to Park City and stayed a night! We both have been really busy lately so it was really fun to spend some time together!
Us leaving our house!
Tubing Hill!

Our Hotel: Treasure Mountain Inn. Really nice! All newly remodeled! It is located at the top of main street. Rory left me little hints during the week about the location! It drove me crazy! I hate not knowing about surprises!

Dinner at Baja Catina! Yumm! Our favorite!
Lovin his TJ Taxi!

We ate breakfast at the Eating Establishment. Really good food!

Thanks Rory for such a fun weekend together! Love you!!!

Unofficial End to Graduate School!

Yes, after 1 1/2 years of sheer torture, I am finally done with graduate school...well, unofficially. Next semester is just externships! I'm not saying that they will be any easier! Actually I am quite convinced of the opposite, but FINALLY no more class! It was a bitter sweet ending...Everyone up there has sort of become my second family! I did after all spend most of my time with them! The week before finals, we decided to get together to celebrate the unofficial ending! We went to Fat Cats for bowling and pizza. We also did White Elephant for Christmas. Here are some pics...Here is all of us, or at least those who could make it! Poor Peter (in the middle) who had to put up with all of us girls!

Even Rory joined the fun!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

So busy...

I know I have been slacking on updates! I have a lot to catch-up on. But if you guys don't mind...may I just give a brief run down!!

Rory completed his first Triathlons in November! Both incidentally called the Turkey Tri (or at least I think). One in Orem, and the other in St. George. I am so proud of him!

Next, Thanksgiving was good! We didn't go to St. George like we planned but had a nice dinner at my family's house. We also did the whole Black Friday Madness deal! Even my dad joined the fun after I told him everything was 50% off at the Bass outlet! haha so funny! We really got some good deals though so it was worth it!

It's coming down to the end of the semester and I am so jammed packed with clinic paperwork, group papers, and studying for finals! I seriously have been so grouchy lately so sorry if I have offended anyone! Rory really has to put up with so much right now. On top of all this, both Rory and I have caught this stupid cold! So frustrating! It feels like I have been sick since mid October! Oh yeah, I had Bronchitis since after coming back from our cruise (in case you didn't know). I just can't wait until December 15th afternoon! I will be DONE with graduate school! (well not officially but done with all my classes because Spring is only externships!) The Christmas break won't be much as I will be studying the whole time to take the Praxis in January. But overall I am just really excited to be done with what I will have to do over these next week and a half!
Well, I probably should be getting back to homework. This post acted somewhat like a break but I really need to get back! I have to much to do! Hope everyone will have a wonderful Christmas! Hopefully I will post something new before then...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cruise Junkies

So for Fall break, I wasn 't expecting much. Just sitting at home, studying my homework...blah blah...that is what Rory had me convinced. So when I got home that Thursday night, ready to begin my Fall break, Rory let me in on a HUGE surprise! He had booked an 8 day cruise to Mexico. I was stunned to say the least! I started freaken out because of all the stuff I had to do! We planned on leaving the next day to drive to St. George, stay that night at Rory's brother's, then drive all day Saturday to CA. Thanks to the publishings of Glenn Beck, the ride was not that bad! And thanks to our NGV car, it didn't even cost that much either!

So, here was the itinerary:
Sat, Oct 10 San Diego, CA
Sun, Oct 11 Fun Day at Sea
Mon, Oct 12 Fun Day at Sea
Tues, Oct 13 Manzanillo, Mexico Arrive
Wed, Oct 14 Zihuatavnejo/Ixtapa, Mexico (our fav.)
Thurs, Oct 15 Acapulco, Mexico Arrive
Fri, Oct 16 Fun Day at Sea
Sat, Oct 17 Fun Day at Sea
Sun, Oct 18 San Diego, CA

Here are some pics! We had such a great time! Thanks Rory!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


So we decided to get our membership back to Life Time Fitness. It was nice and cheap when the weather was good to just go run outside but it's too cold now. We love Life Time because they have everything there and it's a family gym so the meatheads are at a minimum plus the place is very nice.

We really love this free "No Limit circuit" class it's on Monday and Wednesday nights. It really kicks butt one of the best work outs. They also have a lot of other free classes. I plan on swimming and running a lot more because I (Rory) plan on doing a Triathlon next month. I need a lot of work!

I am also in the market for a Heart rate monitor if anyone has some ideas or good deals leave me a comment I am a newbie at this stuff also If anyone is interested I have a few seven-day passes if you would like to try the gym.

Here are a few pictures I stole online: (All the gyms are the same)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 vs. Praxis

Something I (Rory) is looking forward to...

Something Courtney is NOT looking forward to...

(Speech Language Pathology Praxis exam)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


So I have been really trying to convince Rory that we need to do something fun for Fall Break...Last year we went to Cali and had a blast! What's more is that this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal look awesome!! Too bad we don't have money to blow for a road trip...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bryce Canyon

It has been a busy past couple of weeks! School has been crazy trying to wrap up the summer semester. I got a couple of days off before having to start the Intensive Stuttering Clinic that I signed up for. My family all headed down to Bryce Canyon National Park. It was so beautiful down there! A little cold at night but perfect in the day for hiking! Here are some pics...Wish we could have stayed longer!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mirror Lake Camping

Last weekend, Rory and I went up camping at Mirror Lake with our friends Isaak and Beth. It was really fun! (Good idea guys!)

Bald Mountain

It was just a short drive, maybe hour and 30 mins, but it was worth it! It was so nice to get out of the heat of the city and enjoy fresh air of these beautiful mountains that we have! Rory and I agree that we live in such a beautiful state!
A bit chilly at night but it was perfect in front of the fire!
Here was our set up. We were able to fit on one single campsite which was nice (saved money).
You can see Milo and Koda chillen on the ground...We definately ate well! Wish we took more pics of our food cause we cooked up some great dishes! Friday night: grilled chicken, pasta salad, beans, and grilled pinapple! Sat: grilled sausage, corn, beans (yes again put different flavor), and shishkabobs. So good!!!
Isaak and Beth
I always enjoy the smores....Milo and KodaSaturday was spent down at the lake. Great day except for the stupid weather... Hutchie just loved it up there! He loved rolling around to get dirty and rubbing his face in smells! Don't worry a big bath was waiting for him when we got home. This is Rory "not-so-happy-cause-my-Walmart-fishing-pole-sucks" picture. He didn't want me to take the photo but I thought he might someday look back, laugh, and realized I told him so!Like I said, weather wasn't the greatest. After fishing at the lake for a couple of hours, we came back for a nap. Later on, the clouds came rolling in and just poured down!!! Sure glad we had a rain fly for our tent! Hutch got a scared from the thunder so he snuggled by Rory. They both fell asleep. So cute...
All and all really fun weekend! Much needed break from school and work!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Harry Potter Mania!

Yes, Rory and I saw it! Rory got pre-showing tickets through his work! It was great! Now I just have to finish reading the book (including the last book)!!