Monday, December 8, 2008

Thanksgiving Break at Disneyland!

Over Thanksgiving break we took the chance to go to Disneyland. We went on black friday, so a lot of people were out shopping and it was relatively uncrowded. Below are the pictures we took while we were there.

This one is me right before I pulled the sword out of the stone.

Jenna was not as successful, maybe she didn't have the same focused concentration on her face. she is cute though.

This is while we were waiting in line for the sweetest ride at Disneyland. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. In this ride you steal a car with Mr. Toad. Get drunk. drive through a bunch of explosives and finally go to hell. it is so much fun. unfortunately the ride broke down while we were on it and we had to walk through the second half as we were escorted out.
This is in front of the giant Christmas tree that they had up. The park was all decked out of its halls with Christmas decorations.

Here you can see how the castle was decorated with snow and what not. we had one of the professional disney photographers take this one. thats why its at such a good angle and all.
They had real reindeer and a real pluto with reindeer antlers.
Jenna steered Tarzan's tree house to safety. Thank goodness I had her around. (we had so much extra time that, yes, we went up the tree house too and its not even a ride)

This is a sweet pic of the haunted mansion. Notice that this was about one hour after the park opened and there was not another soul on the streets yet. The haunted mansion was also decorated and completely different with the decorations of the nightmare before christmas.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


This is actually the night after halloween. We got together with a few friends and ate and played some games. Jenna and I rocked everyone at scatagories. Jenna traced our card costumes and then we colored them together. We then watched a scary movie and I (Josh) would have had trouble sleeping that night if I hadn't knocked myself out with some nyquil.

We used the carving kit that my mom sent us to follow a pattern and carve a sweet pumpkin. it was kinda hard but worth it in the end. Until we accidentally left the pumpkin by the heater one night and it completely filled up with black mold and got all soft. It was a serious biohazard for a while there.
This was us after carving our first pumpkin.
Ours is the skull and crossbones. The ghost is our friend jenni's and the flamingo is our friend becca's.
This was the second pumpkin we carved after our first pumpkin succumbed to the forces of fungi.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

jenna's the cool teacher

a little update on the latest. sorry we dont have any pictures. we dont take much. ill have to take some when i go to interviews so we can post them. but this is the news. at school jenna is the cool teacher. after school gets out all the kids of other teachers and administrators come and hang out in her class and play while she does things that she needs to. some times she puts them to work and makes them file papers and stuff like that. they do happily. 10 yr olds are sweet. there are some other oddities. every friday she does a drawing with the kids names and the winners can pick stuff out of the treasure chest. she has done it for five weeks now and one kid has one every single week. if the kids each have a fair chance of winning then every week he has a 1 in 27 chance of winning. the chances of him winning 5 times in a row is like less than .000002. although for those of you math related, i guess that each pick is unrelated from the pick before so he always has a 1 in 27 chance of being picked. my life hasnt changed much. i get to school and do homework and have enough time to take naps and read for pleasure. i might even take a job as a physiology ta.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jenna's 5th Grade Class

Last week was my first week of school. It was crazy, fun, hectic, stressful, and great. These are pictures of my 5th graders. Aren't they cute?!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Med School Application Process

The update is brief. Last thursday I finished my last secondary application (at least of those that were sent to me, there were a few schools that I never heard from). That was a huge relief. I now have a bit of a break until I start the interview process. So far I only have interviews set up at Ohio State University. The rest of the schools were still waiting for my letters of recommendation before they would screen my application and consider me for interviews. Thanks to BYU's huge planning blunder, my letters were not sent out until this last tuesday. So hopefully in the next couple weeks I will hear from some more schools about interviews.
In the mean time I have very little to do. Its pretty nice. Jenna gets up at 6 in the morning and wakes me up at about 7 to give me a kiss and say goodbye ( isnt she sweet). I then role over and get up later some time. I am doing some research in a lab on campus but some days they dont need my help. so on those days I get a full dose of TV. and that is about my life at the moment. I am actually a little anxious for school to start so that I have something to do. and also because that means Lauren and her wonderful dining plus card, I mean wonderful Lauren and her dining plus card will be up here too.