Friday, November 30, 2007

My Other Cougar

My sister, Karrie found out yesterday that she was accepted to BYU. (Steven actually calls it The BYU - not just BYU). I think Steven is more excited than I am. It's like he feels like he converted one of my family members to his religion.
Living in Provo was such a great experience. Sometimes I have to remind myself that we had to move away; BYU didn't offer a PA program. Here's a couple of pictures of one of my favorite cities. It holds more dear memories than almost anywhere else I've ever been.

This is the campus with Mt. Timpanogos looming in the background.

Here's the bell tower with the Provo Temple in the background.

Provo library; originally Brigham Young Academy - the first version of the BYU. The "Y" is in the background.

For those of you that have lived there, I bet right now you're sighing and thinking I hope I can go back soon and visit. Maybe take my kids one day and show them all the stuff I did. Well, that's what I'm thinking. There was always SO MUCH STUFF YOU COULD DO! Living in Texas has greatly diminished our options of outdoor activities. It's kind of a bummer. Then again, people in Utah have been scraping snow off their windshields since October and last night we played outside until dark in our t-shirts. I guess you can't have it all.

Congratulations, Karrie!
We're going to celebrate in your honor tonight. We always need an excuse to celebrate.

Now someone needs to let her know about Elder "Swicket" (SWKT).

Photos from byu.edu

7 comments:

terica said...

Oh, that makes me miss that place a lot. I am just happy I was enjoying it all while we were there. I never wished one second away while we were in school. Did you know that Wyview is now dorms for freshmen? Sad... I have to say one of the greatest things about living there was making life long friends. You included.

John said...

Can H-Town get some representation here. Nobody likes smutah.

Andrea said...

Congrats to your sister! She'll have so much fun. I went to BYU for 7 years and loved it! It sure has changed since I graduated a few years ago--new buildings everywhere. P.S. Love the BYU Logo so I'm stealing it for my blog! Thanks!

Audra said...

Ahhhhh, the bell tower. Mike proposed to me at the top of it. Sweet memories.:)

Congrats to your sister!

Heidi Kjar said...

Congrats to your sister! I love BYU-I did some sessions there for EFY and loved it there. I bet she will love it! Oh the college
days....good times, good times...
Remember our British Literature class together at USU? All I know is we couldn't look at each other or we start cracking up so hard- I think we both suffer from that.... when things are supposed to be serious and quiet for some reason I think its funny and start laughing. And then if someone else is the same way...there is no holding back, I duck my head down, my body starts shaking, my face is bright red and it's all bad after that....

janet said...

oh.. the memories. It was a great time. But can you believe the size of our apartments? We could barely fit a couch in the front room! It was perfect for our little families though.. good times. Thanks for all the pictures! Congrats to your sister! I have a handsome single RM brother there..........

Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

I sure was sighing - Chicago, as well, limits MUCH to recreation. And I miss the winters where 40 degrees is the norm. I only wore my heavy coat like twice a year out there. Here? I wear it every day for 4 months...with layers and layers below! WHINE WHINE - I know. What I am trying to say is YEAH - those days were awesome -loved it!! :)

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