Last weekend Caroline and the kiddos came down to Texas! I've been so lucky this year, I've seen Caroline and the kids like 3 times!
We took the kids to the park and I jumped on the opportunity to experiment with taking some action shots.
Peter is the world's best baby model. I think this is a trend we may see among more kids of this generation. They recognize when they are being photographed and they automatically know what to do!
This picture right here has Caroline written all over it. Peter definitely got all his mom's genes.
We're so lucky we got to celebrate with Peter for his birthday! We had the entire May clan over for burgers, hotdogs, and birthday cake. It was a lot of people.
Such pretty women who I admire very much. Nyssa used to be my dance teacher. She is one of the most patient women and I know, and I miss our lessons very much. I have known Chandler for years but I have always known her as "Chandler, Caroline's friend." This summer Chandler and I were in the same ward, and I felt like I got to know her just a little bit better. She always gave the BEST testimonies and made the most insightful comments during Sunday school. I definitely miss being in her ward!
Update on school:
It's going well. I'm taking 3 Parks and Rec classes, and 1 Kinesiology class (it's ultimate frisbee, so it doesn't even feel like school at all). I'm taking one Parks and Rec class in particular that I just LOVE. It's an international and cultural diversity class, and it is so fascinating. It's like the perfect mix between P&R and Anthropology (my minor), so it's right up my alley.
I got a job working at Great Clips, and it's also working out really well. I love being able to get to know some students outside of my department. I didn't realize just how big our engineering programs were until my third day of work and I had only cut engineer's hair.
Some weekends I am also working as a counselor at a scout ranch about 30 minutes south of College Station. It's a cub scout camp, so I'm getting a little more experience interacting with younger kids. So far I'm really enjoying it. I mostly work canoes, and we've gotten several packs for whom this is the first time they've gone canoeing. Being able to take them out on the water and witness the excitement that comes along with their first experiences with outdoor activities like this, it reminds me of the whole reason I am working so hard in school!
This is the first semester that I experienced feeling really sad and frightened at the idea of leaving school. I love school! I love THIS school! I love my friends, and I really enjoy being a student. Grad school sounds more and more tempting each passing week... but then again, so does money. It's a toss up.
Until next time, then :)