Sunday, January 17, 2010

A new year

I haven't posted in quite a long time. My apologies for the hiatus. Here's what's new:

1. I have decided to go back to graduate school at BYU and study anthropology. I decided this on January 4, and then had to start studying like mad for the GRE so I could get a decent score. I was pretty worried about it, especially since the last math class I took was 6 years ago. I took the GRE on the 14th, and it went very well. You take the test on the computer, so I know my scores for the math and verbal sections, but my writing score is still a mystery. It's very nice to have it over with, although I still have to write a bunch of things for the application that I'm not too excited about.

2. My sister got her mission call to Hong Kong! Everybody was really surprised by this. She's studied a few different European languages and Portuguese was her latest passion, so I was nearly certain she'd be called to Brazil, but I guess the Lord needs her in China. I'm so excited for her!

3. Since the new year started, I have made a tradition of baking bread every Sunday. I don't have a bread machine; I do it by hand. So far I have tried two different recipes: one is a no-knead bread that rises over night, and the other one is a "normal" bread recipe that I have tried in white, whole wheat, and today half and half. I like home made bread sooo much better than store bought bread, and it seems like it's cheaper too. I love the way it makes the house smell. We'll see how long this tradition lasts, but right now the plan is to keep doing it forever.

4. Peter spent last weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. His work rented an enormous house complete with its own swimming pool for the 20 people or so who went down together. They had a lot of fun looking at all the latest electronic gadgets and enjoying being away from the snow.

Sara and Emily (Sara's best friend) came up and spent the weekend with me so I wouldn't be lonely. It was really fun to have a girls weekend, although I was glad when Peter came home too.

I think that's pretty much it for the month of January. We also had a wonderful time in Oregon with my family for Christmas. The trip was way too short, but it was really nice to be home.