Thursday, December 15, 2011

The last 4 years...

I have spent the last 4 years at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I remember the day I drove into the tiny town of Rexburg, Idaho. I was with my Mom, My aunt and my cousin, Cassie. None of us had ever been to Rexburg before. We drove from one end to the other, turned to each other and said that's it? We were shocked haha! I came to BYU-Idaho because I got in. No joke. I had friends who were already up here and they loved it so I thought, Hey why not? Not before long, I realized that this is where I was supposed to be. Every time I left and came back, I would drive into town and it just felt right. It quickly became my home. In the winter, I cursed this place A LOT. I mean... A LOT. But I survived and I can say I survived the Rexburg winters...not many can say that haha! During my time at BYU-Idaho....

1. I went on a study abroad to Europe! (an unreal experience)
2. I went on lots of embarrassing and awkward dates. I could seriously write en entire post on awkward dates i've been on.
3. I lived with roommates who are still my best friends today.
4. I slipped on the ice, bruised my tail bone and blacked out one time...sad.
5. I endured lots and lots of finals and brutal tests.
6. I found a lot for art and graphic design.
7. I met J, got engaged and got married all while we were in college!
8. I learned how to drive in the snow!
9. I had some amazing professors who taught me A LOT and helped me become a better person.
10. I gained a stronger testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
11. I found out that I really love learning and want to continue learning forever!
12. I pulled one too many all nighters during finals weeks.
13. I got homesick, like really really bad pretty much every semester. It wasn't that  I wanted to leave but I  always missed my family.
14. I became very grateful for California weather :)
15. I drove from California to Idaho and back, a 13 hour drive each way, at least 20 times.

The list could go on forever. I had an amazing college experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. It feels very bittersweet because I know it's time to move on and leave Rexburg but I will miss it a lot. Now lets start from the beginning.....

This is literally the morning I left for college when I was 18!


Efy counselor one summer!

I loved college and if I could do it all over again I would go to BYU-Idaho again! Now on to bigger things for hubs and I. Hooray for the future! 


  1. I am so glad you love it in Rexburg!!! I have to say there is something very special about that town! And I would have loved to go to BYU-I. I actually applied once. And everyone I know who has gone to BYU-I has loved it too. I have yet to meet someone who hasn't enjoyed their experience there. Plus all your pictures look like you are having a blast!!!

  2. Congrats on graduating!! That is awesome. :)

  3. i love that list, i relate to so many of them. moving away from home is a hard, but such a life-changing experience! congrats on graduating!

  4. Aw, I LOVE BYU-Idaho. I'm so sad we had to move away before I could graduate. but it's such a great school :) Congrats!

  5. Love the old pictures!!!! Classic freshman ones! Cute little memoir. I miss Rexburg tons too! Well, not the snow and wind.... :) Congrats on Graduating! Woo! Welcome to the "real" world- it's SUUUPPPPEEERRRR fun! HAHAH

  6. Congrats! I love looking back on all my college memories. I'm so glad you have so many happy ones to remember. :)

  7. Congrats!! It looks like it has been a great journey!

  8. Yay! Finishing feels SO good! Can't wait to party with you here in so cal!!!


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