Thursday, May 10, 2012

Moving On

In the fall of 2007 I found myself alone in Rexburg, Idaho.  My family had moved "temporarily" to Utah after my high school graduation and I had spent the summer feeling alone. I was about to start college at a school I had never seen without knowing a single person.   
Lamprecht Hall
Soon, my belongings were unloaded into my dorm and my parents drove away, leaving me with three very unfamiliar girls (one of which came home bawling because she and her boyfriend had just broken up--she didn't just shed a couple of tears she was practically screaming).  
Kelsie, Melissa (Vegas), and Andrea
Those first few weeks were a huge adjustment, but my roommates quickly became kindred spirits and I fell in love with BYU-Idaho! 
With my family. Andrew's family also came for the ceremony but unfortunately we didn't get a picture with them!
Last month it came time for me to say my final goodbyes to BYU-Idaho.  I admit, I was counting down the days until we would move out of Idaho but sitting in my cap and gown during commencement I thought about all the things BYU-Idaho has done for me (besides just the diploma!) and I started to get chocked up at the thought of leaving.
(See that belly!  I waddled across that stage to get my diploma!)
Thankfully, I am not leaving alone :)

Congratulations Andrew!  We did it!
Andrew graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, an emphasis in Marketing and a Minor in Web Development. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science and a minor in Medical Assisting.

Andrew just accepted a job in Utah as a Front End Web Developer and Baby Himmer is due next week!


  1. I love this post! I miss BYU-Idaho a lot, so many great memories there. And lol @ your screaming/crying roommate bahahaha!Can't wait to see pictures of your sweet baby :]

  2. SO excited for you. I hope I get to see you and the wee one when I'm there this summer!

  3. This made me tear up... admittedly, not something that is hard to do these days, but so excited for the next phase of life for y'all. Wish we were closer :(