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It’s amazing to think that Josh and I have been married only a little over 3 months now. To me, it feels like June 19th was years ago and we’re going on our 30th wedding anniversary. Not that it’s a bad thing, I guess we’ve just come a long way since June. I think you learn more than you expect to learn as a newly wed. Compromising, sharing, living with another person (not to mention sharing a full size bed with another person) really teaches you a few things about yourself. Since I was little I always thought I’d know exactly who I was by blank age, or blank date, or blank year. As of June, I’m learning I am constantly changing and will probably never have myself pinned down just right in this lifetime. I’m also learning this is okay…. and actually, much better than forcing myself into some category or sentence of “who am I.”
Overall, the past few months of marriage have been just fabulous. We’ve definitely had our bad minutes, or days, and on occasion weekends, but when the good days outweigh the bad by a gazillion little swedish fish, what can you complain about….really?

“I’ll take one of these and two sugars in my tea.”

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So, obviously this day is far away for Josh and me, but I can’t help noticing all the adorable little babies around the city. As it’s getting colder out, the mamma’s seem to find more and more creative ways to bundle these little things up and nothing catches your eye more and gets to your heart faster than a cute baby.

Mountain Man Rendevous at Ft. Bridger, WY

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Each year, over Labor Day, my family (including our dog Buster) haul our big tipi up to Fort Bridger, a mountain man rendevous in Wyoming for the weekend. Over 2,000 people attend, where you trade or barter, camp out with other families in old tipi’s, eat dutch oven cooking over a fire, see some pretty sweet sites, and meet some very interesting people. There are barn dances and old-fashioned activities. On Sunday morning they hold an amazing Sacrament meeting outdoors in the woods with the bearing of testimonies. It’s probably the most spiritual thing I’ve ever attended. I didn’t get to go this year, but Josh and I are planning on going with the family next year.

Here they are at Fort Bridger, having an awesome time!
And, my amazing mother sewed all the pioneer clothing they are wearing because she is capable of anything imaginable. She is ridiculous.

Isaac traded some beads for the turtle-shell pouch he is wearing. He also is a great little negotiater, and bought my mom a beautiful walking stick which he talked down the price from $60 to $35. He’s pretty awesome for being 9 years old.

My family is beautiful and pretty rad.

Secret Blanket Forts and Camping in the Apartment

so, we put the tent up in our apartment last week, put a mattress inside with sleeping bags and camped out. (our first camping trip!)
we watched movies inside and ate breakfast for dinner…¬†putting the tent up inside the apartment made me realize¬†our space is slightly bigger than I always assume it is (all 450 square feet of it)¬†which makes me happy.
let’s go camping!!!!

and, i didn’t want josh to take my picture, but he still did…
so this is the outcome.

252 days until we graduate…. Holla!

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Last Tuesday night was quite a night. Besides alot of drama which went down, my friends and I went on our last Juilliard Cruise…as, SENIORS. Yes, we finally have made it to this point. And what an amazing school year it will be. We’re working with Robert Battle and we’re doing Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 for our Juilliard Senior Showcase! And, we’ve almost got them BFA’s in our little pockets!I could not be happier finishing up school with my beautiful class. I love all of them so much. They are my family.
It’s also so exciting to go into my last year at school with my new husband by my side. Although I am the only student in the entire school as an undergrad who is married, I couldn’t be happier about it. I love my Josh Davis very much. And I probably wouldn’t be able to do this last year if he weren’t in my life.
And, side note: Ugh…getting back to school was absolutely thrilling. I loved my lazy summer but it feels so good to be moving again with such inspiring and liberating people! I know I always make a huge deal about how I can’t wait to graduate and end this very intense chapter of my life, but I will most likely cry every night too missing everything about my life at the jail yard.
And, since school has started as of Thursday, I would like to declare myself the most sore person on this earth. The end.
A few of my beautiful friends. Class of ’08!
L-R: Collin, Sumaya, Me, Sarah, Buddy (his head is chopped off because Sarah is attemtping to give us a little Cover-of-Vogue-Magazine action here), Chanel, Dwayne, Nigel, Carolyn. Alaina, Brett.

Sarah, Carolyn, and me in a taxi on our way to our last Cruise on th Hudson as students.
Us, again. We are lovers. I love my girls.
(and yes, that is a HUGE bruise on Sarah’s left arm but it isn’t what you’re thinking, the girl just bruises far too easily if you even touch her. True story.)
Collin and me. My old roommate and great friend.
Sumaya and me. My other fabulous roommate and such an amazing person!