Glen was told last week that he was chosen out of the whole music department as a nominee for the College of Performing and Visual Arts Board of Trustees Scholarship. This meant he was to go up against a nominee from each of the other schools in the CPVA, for example, someone from the theater department, dance department, etc. He had to make a powerpoint presentation and present himself in front of a panel of judges. His interview was yesterday and to no one's surprise, he won! So now he gets a scholarship on top of his other two scholarships and he will go up against the winner from each of the other colleges at SUU. He is so amazing and talented and amazingly talented. He teaches piano lessons to two girls from our ward and today I left my office door open so that I could listen. He is a wonderful, patient teacher! He is going to be the greatest dad! (Someday) I wish I had some talent I was so good at that someone paid me to do it and to get better at it... Oh well. I guess I will always have to pay for my schooling. Lame. Anyway, Glen is the most amazing person I know and I am so lucky to have him in my life!
Charlie is my Yorkie that I love as if he were my child, because, well, he is. Lately he has been super naughty. I'm thinking mentally he is now a two year-old. He's almost been hit by a car twice because he doesn't listen to me anymore. We let him out and watch him and if he goes too far we yell for him to come back and it's like he's deaf. However, I love him! He is my baby. Here is a picture:
This picture was taken just after I finished blow drying his hair and he rubbed himself all over the carpet to get the clean smell off of him, so his hair is a little staticky (apparently not a word, but if it were, this is how it would be spelled...).
Friday night we had friends over and watched a movie and then after they left, we stayed up late talking about our mission experiences. It was awesome. Then Saturday morning we slept in, laid around awhile, and then Glen went to get breakfast for us. He brought back more than just breakfast. He brought me beautiful tulips! We exchanged sappy Valentines Day cards and then we watched Return to Me (the best romantic comedy ever) while we ate. After the movie, we got dressed and headed to St. George. Who knew everyone else had the same idea. We went to the temple and noticed a few people decided to get married that day. Personally, I think when you have two important things happening on one day, you lose the significance of the less important day. For instance, Valentine's Day won't really matter to these people anymore because it has become their anniversary. They get one special day for the price of two. It's just too bad. Anyway, we were too late for the next session so we did sealings. It was wonderful to be able to be reminded of the words of the temple sealing. It was a great experience. Then we decided to head over to the St. George tabernacle since neither of us had been there before. No one else was there except the missionary couple who gives the tours. Sister John asked us if we wanted a tour and we gladly accepted. It was a magnificent building full of history, but the best part about the tour was that I told Sister John at the end that Glen is an organist and she insisted he play something. As soon as he started playing, Elder John walked closer to the organ and took a seat in the audience. When Glen finished, Elder John requested an encore. He wouldn't let us leave without it, so Glen obliged. A new group of people entered and Elder John started another tour. Sister John took Glen's name and number so that she could find out if it would be okay for Glen to do his senior recital at the tabernacle. As we were walking out the door and down the stair, Elder John came running after us and said, "Thank you for coming. Thank you, thank you." I was touched.... even though I had nothing to do with anything.
By then we were hungry and looking forward to Olive Garden since we miss italian food. We got there and there were about 20 people waiting outside. Glen went to see how long the wait was and they said close to two hours. Ridiculous! So we headed down the road and everywhere was the same. We decided on Chuck a Rama since you don't have to wait for a waiter or your food. It was a good choice. We were in and out in less than 45 minutes. We came home and Glen graciously let me take a nap while he took care of a few things on the computer. Afterward, we went to the grocery store(very exciting, I know) but then we snuggled on the couch and watched The Mummy Returns (another one of MY favorites, he's so good to me). Glen was suffering from a minor cold the whole day so he couldn't keep his eyes open. I told him we had to go to bed about 20 minutes into the movie. But he made a good effort. All in all it was the best Valentines Day ever! (although the day my step-dad adopted us is a close second, well, I guess that is just it's own really special Valentines Day.) I am so grateful to a wonderful husband that made sure the day was special for me. He really didn't care about how special it was for him, but I think the whole tabernacle experience was pretty good. I love you dearly Glen!
So, last year on Valentines, these beauties showed up at the office with an amazing note from Glen. We weren't able to be together because I had to work in Murray and he was in Cedar City. I'd like to think I could get something like this this year but it is no longer his money, it's ours and I don't want to spend money on flowers for myself... Everyone at the office was pretty dang jealous. Thanks Sweetheart! Happy early Valentines Day!
I thought I would let everyone know (this is more just to motivate me...) the progress that Glen and I have made. Since starting our diet, Glen has lost a total of 18 lbs and I have lost 16 lbs. Please keep in mind that we have not been exercising only because I tried to run outside awhile back and I almost died from the cold air in my lungs. As soon as it gets warmer, I will be back to running. Here is my goal picture:
Yep folks, that used to be me... Just kidding. That's my skinny little sister. I will never be that skinny, but a girl can dream. The real goal is just to weigh as much as I did nine months ago before I got married...