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Spring Break (Not Mine, My Siblings')

Spring Break with my siblings... Basically - awesome!

Of Late...

So I may be a little behind on blogging, but I am determined to catch up since it makes me happy to blog and not to do homework. Thus I can bribe myself with blogging to get a little homework done (ok a LOT of homework done). So lately here's what's been happening:

My baby brother decided that he really wanted to go bowling for his birthday, so my whole family went. I haven't been bowling in years and it was a blast! Here are my two sisters and my baby brother...
And here are my parents, Lance, and I...
Lance and I were also very excited for Leap Day! We took this pictures especially for it and we also wrote ourselves letters that we can't open until the next Leap Day.
Lance also spoiled me and got me the Kermit I have been drooling over as a "Leap" day gift! Get it? Frog? Leap? :) Hee hee I am such a lucky girl!
I also got new business cards for my photography and I love them! Quirky and unique!
I have been missing my friends (who bought me this claddagh ring for my birthday two years ago) and so I took this picture and sent it to them. I really hope I get to see them over the summer!
And last (for now), but certainly not least, I voted! It's important! Go vote! :)


So I really am trying to keep up with blogging, but this whole buying a house process is a lot more time consuming than I anticipated. (Hopefully though, if everything works smoothly, we should be able to get the keys by next week!) Anyway, one of the most exciting things that has happened lately was that my mom and sisters went with Lance and I to see Wicked! I was really excited because I have never seen any show at Gammage from seats lower than the highest balcony and we had tickets for the middle balcony! Lance had never seen the show before either, so I was anxious to see what he thought of it. I sported green!

Lance thought the dragon and stage cover were really neat!
The show was, as I knew it would be, AWESOME! Lance ended up loving it! In fact, he didn't stop singing the songs for weeks...
My sisters, mom, and I.
It was a wonderful time and I am so glad we chose it as a Christmas present to each other. It was well worth the wait! Honey, "...because I knew you, I have been changed for good."

Little Surprises

Well I guess I should win the "Blogger who is currently Slacking Most" because I literally have no motivation to blog what with school driving me insane. I want so badly to have a break. I'm talking SUMMER... Oh well. Give it about two months and I'll be free for that break and I will sleep like there's no tomorrow. Some day my hubby and I will have similar schedules and will actually get eight hours of sleep each night. So here, is a little update.

First, Mr. Baxter works daily to make my school-haunted life have some spontaneity and surprise in it. Some of you may recall that the last time I opened my gallon of ice cream, there was a love message carved into it. Well now it's the butter. Here is what I found when I opened the butter the other day. :)
I also mentioned once several weeks ago that I wanted to get a spoon holder for the stove so I didn't make such a mess when cooking. Well, lo and behold I came home to a new spoon holder and note just the other day. I love when my hubs thinks of me in sweet little ways like that.

Part 4: When I First Encountered Him

If you haven't read them, here are Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3...

Some part of me had always disliked it when boys asked me to dance by wordlessly holding out their hand and gesturing toward the dance floor. It was as though I was a child or a pet that they supposed would listen to them without being asked. Now in the crowded log cabin with a slow song beginning to play, I stared frozen into a pair of scintillating brown eyes. It felt as though he knew what I was thinking because he opened his lips and asked, “Would you like to dance with me?” I don’t remember speaking or even nodding, but I wanted to and the next thing I knew, he was leading me back out into the middle of the dance floor.

Somehow the noise faded away and I couldn’t even really tell what song was playing. I was simply following his lead. My hand in his felt as though it was receiving light electric shock every few moments from realizing what it was touching. After all the strange, unexplainable feelings I had felt about this young man, it was all I could do not to stare blatantly at his charming smile. He twirled me around and finally dipped me at the end of the song. As I dreamily walked back to the tables at the back of the room, one of my friends gave me a disapproving look. She was already frustrated that I was not spending the night because of this young man and now stealing me away for a dance too was apparently a capital offence. Another friend nudged me in the ribs and gave a look as if to say, “You sly dog!” I was nothing of the sort, but I smiled, glad that I had friends who loved me and sat quietly as though my mind had just been left in the middle of the dance floor.