Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Break Thus Far!

Christmas season has been jolly as married people!

We started off attending Billy's Mom's graduation from her school that taught her about the techniques of emotional healing. She was hands-down the star of the show--best speech, best song, best flowers. She was fantastic. 

She also gave us her new keyboard to store at our house until she needs it!!! I WAS SO HAPPY! I love having a piano in our house! It is the best!

Billy is relearning the piano too, so i especially like it. 

Mom and Dad came into town and we went night skiiing. All our welcome to join us again! It was so fun and we will all have a blast; affordable, fun and close!

We have been wanting a Christmas tree but were waiting patiently for people to throw out their old trees to Grounds; little did we know that the tree lot next to Wyview would throw out all of their trees to Grounds. 


Four of them just sat outside our house haha but we did bring in one of them and decorate it up. (even though Billy had to structure his own jimmy rig with some tow rope and a plastic bin since, who knew, live trees need water in their stands. And of course, every store in Provo had already sold all their live tree stands)

On Christmas Eve we went snow shoeing. We borrowed the shoes from my supervisor and headed for Mt. Timpanogos, which had CRAZY amounts of snow. 

It was so fun, but kinda hard at first and I kept ending up in a little snowball haha

We spent the evening at the Hiatt residence carrying out their family Christmas Eve traditions, which included reading some Christmas stories.  

Christmas morning we celebrated!! We didn't have that many presents, but it was fun to open them with Billy  

We also saw Les Mis (which we still can't decide if we really liked a ton) and spent the day with the Hiatt family before randomly deciding to drive to Monroe to surprise the Carters and Mom and Dad!! It was a good surprise and a good Christmas night. 

We worked a ton, and then drove through roughness to get to Colorado where we are now gazing at Pikes Peak and watching Mom and Dad play Angry Birds on their anniversary haha and soon we will run the Rescue Run! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Hiatts!

(You may also be interested in the blog beneath this one if you haven't seen it yet)

Friday, December 28, 2012

From Lise

We have been without internet in our pleasant little duplex as of late, but there is much for a blog in the near future. 

As for now, enjoy THIS BLOG by our very own dear Elise, because I sure did. (Made me cry.) Not to mention it was an amazing recall of an event that is just  blur to me (she even remembered what we ate and things like that) and she talks about all of you.

As a sneak peek and a tactic to convince you to read the whole thing, I'll just note that one of my favorite parts was the fact that she thought it was weird we like to wrap those chocolates so much. I  never thought it was, but I guess, in the end, it is. 

Thank you, Lise! I cherish you to the ends of the world!!

(More blog to come, now that I have some internet in Colorado, where we are)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fall Fell

We are done! Hooray! Finals are over for both of us and now we are just going to work and play all break long and watch Moon Rise Kindgom (which we haven't actually done yet).

What we have done, however, is shown below.

Billy helped make this sweet wall!

He said he can't take full credit for the stairs but that he did cap all of them and the whole wall so that's cool

And he made this entire corner by himself. And just generally helped with the whole wall. Pretty sweet, project eh? I think it turned out sweet in the end.  

Meanwhile, I was working my brains out on this huge project for BYU Radio that we've been working on all semester. I have been highly fortunate to have very dedicated groups my entire time in the PR program, but this group was TERRIBLE and I think I did more work than was fair. But. Oh well.

When I was a sophomore we did a PR campaign thing and my group was just so proud about the 20 pages we pieced together. I look back on that and almost scoff.

This bad boy was 100 pages long! (we had to have 3 copies of it) but yeah, i designed that cover and the whole thing and it was fun to use indesign but also took a ton of time to piece together all that research and make sure it made sense and was easy enough for the client to understand.

Billy wasn't sure what to think...

...he's still trying to figure it out haha....
Maybe now that finals are over we can finally put up some Christmas decorations! Hooray!

Goodbye, last fall semester of college I will ever see!
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