Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Dear Utah,
     Today is my last day as a resident of your beautiful state. I thought I wouldn't be sad to leave you, but I was wrong. Thank you for being my home away from home all these years. Thank you for introducing me to Cafe Rio and fry sauce. Thank you for teaching me that ratting your hair is awesome. Thank you for giving me awesome roommates that became some of my best friends. Thank you for teaching me the grid system. Thank you for making it cool to wear a one piece swim suit. Thank you for making me feel really out of shape every time I hiked the "Y". Thank you for all the late night runs to 7 eleven. Thank you for consistently having construction on I15. Thank you for all the Saturdays spent laying out at Liberty Square. Thank you for the freezing winters and the burning hot summers. Thank you for letting me meet my husband here. Thank you for letting us get engaged and married here. Thank you for being a wonderful place to start a family. I will miss you and all my wonderful family and friends that are still here. I cant wait for the holidays when I can visit you again.
                                                                    Your dear friend,
                                                                              Sarah Jean

Monday, August 20, 2012


I need to give a quick shout out to this cute guy!!!!!

I am so proud of him. 
in the past year he...
 became a husband 
had an internship with Apple
worked crazy hard and was offered a job at Apple
finished his undergrad
was accepted into the masters program 
worked part time
made Pudgy Penguin
won several awards for Pudgy Penguin
took care of his (cranky) pregnant wife
became a father
and now FINALLY...
a college grad

I'm not gonna lie, I got a little emotional as he walked across the stage to receive his diploma.
I am so grateful for all his hard work, and for the wonderful husband and father that he is.

Back when we first started dating I asked him what his dream was,
and he said, to work at Apple.
Then he asked me, 
and I said, to be a mom.

I'm so glad we get to live out our dreams together!

Now onto the next chapter of our lives!