Thursday, February 21, 2013

We're Back!

It's been roughly 2,000 years since we updated this thing, and a lot has happened. We moved to Northern California for 5 months and traveled around the west coast together. 

We went to EGYPT after we moved back to Utah, and now we're back in Salt Lake trying to finish up that previously forsaken PhD.

 I'm still looking for a job, meanwhile I daydream about having a family, and am getting all crafty again! I miss our Cali friends, but it's nice to be around family again :) 

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Bennion spent a lot of time editing footage from our trip to Korea and this is the finished product. I think he did a great job!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wreath Town

   I made another one. I may have a problem. 


Friday, November 11, 2011

Hang Gliding

As a birthday present, my awesome wife Sarah got me a tandem hang gliding flight, and a first lesson from a place called Birdman Academy. I have some video from the tandem flight, courtesy of some guy I got to borrow my camera, and my old roommate Shaun who let me borrow his GoPro. I clipped it together and put it on YouTube:

The next day I had my first lesson. I'm a pretty quick learner, and did a few flights on my own, and by the end of the day got to fly about 10-15 feet in the air. I'm hoping to take some more lessons next summer, so if anyone's interested in doing it with me, let me know!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


i've been spending an uncomfortable amount of time at craft and scrapbook stores lately - not ok. but! i did make a large amount of things! and that is good. i finally got to give camie her card and calendar yesterday at her beautiful and extravagant bridal shower. she liked it! bonus. also on friday i ditched my husband to drive an hour, hang out with cool people and make a wreath, then drive an hour back - worth it. i love how it turned out! fake flowers half off from michaels + acorns = my sole fall home decoration.

also, i carved a pumpkin. i seriously considered doing voldemort's face, but since i didn't get to it until today i opted for a much easier jack skellington. minus the too big of under-eye wrinkle, i'm pretty proud of how it turned out. yay.

last but not least, i live in a beautiful place. well, WE live in a beautiful place. we got really lucky.


p.s. one of my neighbors looks like legolas. this really is the place.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Utah State Fair

Sarah and I went to the Utah State Fair to see Weird Al Yankovic, and we've got some good pictures of the event. One of the coolest things there was a giant "robot," or some guy wearing the coolest robot costume I've ever seen. A lot of little kids thought he was pretty awesome.

We grabbed some honeybutter scones and ran off to the concert. I'm a big fan of Weird Al, and my two favorite songs of his are Amish Paradise, and White and Nerdy. Here's a picture from Amish Paradise:

 And another one from White and Nerdy:
The costumes were awesome. Close to the end of the show he came out as a super-fat guy for the song "Fat." He puts a lot of energy into his shows.

 I also really liked the video segments in-between songs, especially the Al TV Interviews. It was my favorite concert ever. He finished by being a Jedi, singing with a bunch of Stormtroopers.
 Sarah wanted a picture in front of the Ferris Wheel. She's a cutie!
We've gone to the Utah State Fair twice now, so it's practically a tradition! And if you ever get a chance to see Weird Al in concert, do it! It'll be one of the most entertaining concerts you'll ever attend.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Korea Trip

Sarah and I went to Korea Aug. 5 - Aug. 17. We posted some pictures from the trip on Facebook, but I know that not all of our friends have Facebook, so I thought I'd post a link to a few of them here:

Korea Trip

Just FYI: We were in Korea because Bennion wrote a paper and it got accepted in the the Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems which was being held at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. I snuck into his presentation on the last day and he did AWESOME! Dr. Brown and I both thought so. -Sarah

I'll give a quick overview of where some of these pictures are from.

A lot of the first ones are from the Korean Folk Village. It's in one of the suburbs of Seoul, but had a lot of fun shows and old buildings to show what traditional life was like in pre-modern Korea. We had a couple of pictures from Cheonggyecheon, a cool river right in downtown by the Gyeongbokgung palace. That's the palace where we have photos of us next to a pond and a pagoda. We also have pictures from the Korean War Museum, Namdaemun market, Jogye-sa temple, and the Coex Aquarium.

We also have some good video footage of Seoul, so someday when I get around to it, I'll clip together a video and post it on youtube. Since my parents just gave me VideoStudio Pro X4 for my birthday, that day might be sooner than later ;)

Well thanks for reading. Feel free to comment!