Brianne, sick on my grandma's bathroom on moving day.
An unexpected hailstorm.
Our friends and local heroes, Midas Whale.
Brianne doing yoga to stay awake while reading scriptures.
We live across the street from the Park and it's lovely.
A replication of an original piece for an upcoming illustration assignment.
Wow, has the first week of school been crazy! I was talking to Brianne and Chris about how it feels like we've been here for so long. Usually it takes a few days to adjust to Idaho again, but there was something different about this time.
I hardly know where to begin. There's so much, so I'll have to condense it all. But I will say that I'm really excited and eagerly anticipating this semester's events.
I really really like my professors. I think I'm about done with foundation courses, (give or take a religion class) so I'm in the big leagues. It's scary. But fun. Really fun, because naturally, it's more focused on my interests.
My grammar teacher looks like Gregory Peck, with the diction of Tim Gunn. He's so great, and he has a lot of feelings about language. I often feel like I'm in a Mandarin class, because I understand the discussion about 28% of the time. I'm nervous about that, but I still have a good time.
My head drawing teacher is an interesting guy. I think he's one of those people who has a crazy thought train going in his mind, at all times, and it gets us on some unrelated topics during class. He has a lot of feelings in general. This has to be my least favorite class out of the semester, but only because figure drawing chair/"desks" are the most uncomfortable thing in this world.
I really really like my illustration teacher. He's got a lot of feelings about art too, and has got this great energy. He's so entertaining, but I feel like he will be a good resource and you won't be afraid to ask him for help. I've really enjoyed our time in there so far, and am excited about our assignments.
My last teacher is for lit. analysis and interpretation. He's a soft spoken older guy, but he's got a very interesting outlook on teaching, and I really have appreciated what he's done. He wants to make our class a safe place where we feel like we can contribute any comment, and just go with it. He also wants us to question everything - even the things that he says and does - so we can understand things for ourselves. And not live according to the "Ophelia Syndrome", if you will.
Our ward seems really great and the leadership is energetic and sincere. In past wards, people often talk about how they wanted to approach something a different way, but from what I can tell, these people are going to put it into action. I love that.
I just got called to be piano player, and found out that two friends from my softball team last year are in my ward. We're all going to be buddies. I think I'm going to softball tryouts later this week, and hopefully yoga classes start up again soon. The farmer's market comes back early May, and the weather has slowly been getting warmer. I'm just really excited about a lot of things.