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I am from Heber Ut and Travis is from Farmington Ut. We both graduated from Utah State University and now live in Pullman, WA. I am currently attending Vet School at WSU and Travis is working as a commodities purchaser at Schweitzer Engineering here in Pullman. We will be here for the next four years and LOVE IT!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vet School...

GO COUGS! WSU is a such an awesome campus and Pullman is a beautiful area. After arriving and unpacking two weekends ago I headed off to COLE which is cougar orientation leadership experience...aka Girls Camp. Me and the other 103 members of the Veterinary class of 2015 headed up to Post Falls, ID. (5 miles outside of Couer d'Alene) There is a baptist camp there that is set up to inspire leadership, bonding, and team building. We spend 2.5 days listening to lectures on how to be think outside the box, put down the competitiveness, and help each other through Vet school. There were definitely some team building activities such as climbing over walls, walking on tight ropes, and navigating through mazes. Sadly, there were no trust falls. I was looking forward to them! I know I sound sarcastic while saying all this and well... I was but it was a really great experience. It forced all 104 soon to be vet students to stop being competitive and realize the race is over, we all got in. Now it is time to help each other out and push each other to be better. It also gave us a chance to get to know each other before we stepped into class on the first day of vet school! I was ready to be home after 2.5 days but it was really fun. After I came home late Wednesday night we headed up to Spokane on Thursday to pick up my dad from the airport. We explored the city of Spokane for a while and ate some great food. We were able to find the Spokane Temple which is nestled in the middle of a subdivision just like in Utah. It is tiny but still beautiful. Friday we spend the day being typical College orientation family. We took a tour of the Veterinary school and teaching hospital, toured WSU campus, hit up the book store where my mother bought anything she could that said WSU and VETERINARY SCHOOL! It felt like I was in kindergarten getting ready for school, several stops to the book store, picked up my coveralls, got new muck boots, found my scrubs and of course the school supplies. Friday afternoon was the official "White Coat Ceremony". It is a celebration to welcome our class into the profession and congratulate us on all of our hard work. It was so exciting to finally feel official and to allow this accomplishment to set in. My parents and Travis were there to support me and I was so grateful for that. Saturday we decided to venture up to Couer d'Alene and tour the area that we will be living around for the next 4 years. We happen to arrive during the national annual wooden boat show. Lining the docks all around the Couer d'Alene resort were 150 old restored wooden boats. They were beautifully restored and functional. We meandered our way back to Pullman taking the scenic byways. It was a blast to have drive around the area with my parents and show them where we live. We were able to try out all the local cuisine..which was hit and miss but mostly good! Sunday we drove my parents back to the airport and said good bye! We are now all set up to start our new "adventure" and we are ready. Thank you to both of our parents for getting us all settled in!
Bonding time at COLE
Wooden boats in Couer d'Alene
Spokane Falls
White Coat Ceremony
Go Cougs!
My friends from Undergrad that are going here too! Us and our spouses are our new little family!!
Yay first day of Vet school!
My ride to school!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Welcome to the Pacific Northwest!
We officially have moved to Washington State. We made it to WA on last friday after the LONGEST drive ever! It took us 14 hours to drive from Heber to Pullman. Which at about hour 9 my mom and I were completely over the drive. Travis's parents were able to drive up with us and pull our giant trailer, while Travis drove my car with my mom and I. I wish I had a picture of our trailer because we had so much stuff loaded in that trailer including Travis' CAR! You would never believe it if you saw it but yes his car was buried inside the trailer! We unloaded all of our stuff when we arrived with the help of our friends from UT that live here in Pullman as well. All of Saturday was spent unpacking and organizing. My in-laws were so sweet to drive up Friday, work all day Saturday and then turn around and drive home Sunday! I promptly left Monday morning for a 3 day orientation camp leaving my mom and Travis to finish up the apartment. I wish I could say that I am a 22 year old married, professional student and I don't need my mom anymore...but I can't. I could have never moved without her! It was so nice to have our house completely put together before I started school. I could have never been able to go to school Monday morning knowing that my house is a wreck. Thank you mom so much!!! School so far is going great I will update more in a couple weeks. Also we absolutely love Pullman, it is a great little town nestled in miles of rolling hills of wheat field! Here are some photos of our cute apartment, thanks mom for all of your help!!

Family Room
Dining Table..yes I painted our table robin egg blue!
Family Room
Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
Master Bath
Master Bedroom

Office! My new study room. Our lazy boy that my grandparents gave us didn't fit in our living room so it found a happy home in the office where I snuggle up to study!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Wow I can't believe we are leaving Utah for 4 years! There are so many things that we are going to miss about this place that I can't even explain them. So I am just going to list them out...
1. Families
2. Friends
3. Loop, Packer, Boley, Porsche, Cayenne, Doc, Pecos, Bullwhip, Latigo, Ace, Jasper, Kissa, Callie, Kooka. ( All my pets)
4. Golfing 9 holes after work at Wasatch
5. Golfing 9 holes on Saturdays in Davis
6. Golfing 18 in St. George
7. Golfing in general
8. Second Sundays
9. Dairy Keen
10. Riding Mules & Horses
12. Watching High School football games
13. Family Ski Days
14. Trips to the Barn
15. Our old blue truck
16. Zupas
17. Sunday Backyard Golf
18. Sunday Basketball games between 5 brothers
19. Tarahamara Churros
20. DP Cheesesteaks
We are so excited to get on our way! We can not wait to get to Washington and settle into our new life. Tune back in for pictures from our new apartment and Pullman!