Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I've Moved


It was time.

Check it out here!

Been blogging here for a couple months now.

Probably won't ever come back to this one again.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Last Day

Tomorrow is my last day of college classes. I'll admit that this semester went by a lot faster than I expected it to, and tomorrow just sort of crept up on me and all of a sudden it's here! Woah, easy now.

I'd say that I am definitely more educated now than I was when I started my University education, and isn't that what all that tuition is for anyway? Making you feel educated? Perhaps I'll be a bit more thoughtful and sentimental upon graduation.

Until then, it's a strange feeling walking around campus and thinking "this is probably the last time I'll be walking here for quite some time."

Cheers to finals and packing! Cheers to my choir concert tomorrow! And blimey cheers to weather that makes our apartment 83 degrees! Just kidding on that last one, by the way.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cha Cha Cha Changes.

Just graded 55 essays and have another stack about the same size to finish by tomorrow. That certainly calls for blogging!

I think I haven't really been blogging much because life is great, but not incredibly eventful. Like seriously, sometimes the most exciting part of my day is coming home from school and seeing a package by our door. Regardless, here's what's going on with the Kunzes (Kunzs? Kunzz? Kunz'? Kunz's? ...this name is hard)

Graduation is in 16 days. Awesome.
We're moving in 24 days. Also awesome, because we're going to Oregon.
I signed up for a half marathon in June with Jess. Add to the awesome list. It will be my first race in over a YEAR AND A HALF! Can you believe? Me either.
Bryce and I are on the job hunt. Not so awesome, but between the time I graduate and actually get a job I'm sure there will be plenty of time to catch up on books and movies and playing outside and all sorts of good stuff. So I guess temporary unemployment is awesome? Moving on...

A couple of weeks ago I had my orchestra concert. Background: I'm a music minor and we are required to take 4 credits of a large performance ensemble. I needed 2 more credits going into this semester, so I signed up for University Chorale (concert next Wednesday) and University Orchestra - percussion section. Neither require auditions, and both only have one performance, so it's basically show up and get an "A". Michelle signed up for percussion with me, since she is also a music minor. The first day was extremely stressful, since our music was in German and I definitely cannot read German (except "Wo ist mein auto?") AND I'm just plain inexperienced on what sort of mallets should be used for a bass drum and the proper technique in striking such instruments.
After the first day, Michelle and I were basically professionals. We played the following pieces at our concert:

Carmen Suite No. 1 (Me on the tambourine and bass drum)
Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold (bass drum and cymbal)
Finlandia (bass drum again, duh)

Basically that bass drum and I were best friends. The tambourine on the other a sensitive little thing.

Michelle dominated the cymbals, triangle, and snare drum throughout the semester. Can you tell I picked the instruments I thought would be easiest?

This last weekend was General Conference. Always a treat. For the Saturday morning session Bryce and I had Taylor, Ed, Sarah, and Daniel over for cinnamon french toast breakfast. Sunday morning session we got to actually attend! This was probably my last time attending conference at the conference center for many many years. Bryce, Taylor, Ed, Linsday and I attended together. It was quite the experience getting to the conference center because it was rainy and windy and then we had to wait outside for a little while. I give thanks to the rain for giving me a lovely hair-do the rest of the day.

My favorite talk from conference was probably this one. Elder Holland always has wonderful things to say. My favorite song was Come Thou Fount.

All in all, life is good. It doesn't seem like we're about to graduate or move, but we are. I guess that is a good thing though, because neither of us are really nervous about moving or the big changes ahead. It's about time, and while we very well may miss things about Provo, I think we'll be having too much fun in Oregon to even notice!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Presidents Day Weekend

For Presidents Day weekend, Bryce and I drove down to sunny San Diego. A few weeks back I made the connection that my good friend from my study abroad program, Brittany, was getting married and that it was also going to be a long weekend. The brown color that is everything in Utah encouraged me (and Bryce) to make the trip. We drove with Mary and Laura, also from my study abroad program in London.

I didn't do any homework or work over the weekend, and it was great.
Instead, we went to Lake Miramar Friday and Saturday morning. There is a 5 mile trail around the lake, and so we would run around the lake, and then walk down to the water and watch the ducks for a little while.

On Friday afternoon Bryce and I went out to lunch to Pat and Oscar's, the home of his most favorite breadsticks (IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!). I got the San Diego sandwich (naturally) and it was quite delightful, as were the breadsticks. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

We went to the park with Adrianna (Bryce's 6-year-old sister) and watched her play in the sand. I enjoyed watching about 5 or so little boys play zombies and all other sorts of "good-guy, bad-guy" things. Seriously, little kids are so creative. We tried flying a kite, but it wasn't windy enough. Adrianna got a bike for Christmas, and so she took me on a little tour around the neighborhood.

Saturday night was the wedding reception in Temecula (about an hour up the freeway from San Diego) and it was positively fabulous. We met up with Mary and Laura, ate food, danced, and congratulated the happy couple.

Sunday was spent holding a cute baby girl for 2 hours at church, eating, puzzle doing, piano playing, and finally packing.

The drive back to Provo wasn't so bad, but the warm weather sure was hard to leave behind. Bryce is getting away again this weekend, only this time to Kentucky! It will be our first time away from each other for an "extended" period since being married. Cry for me. Or come hang out with me.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Law School Update

As most everyone knows, Bryce is going to law school next fall. (yay!)
It's been over 3 full months since we sent in most of his applications, and we're FINALLY starting to get some definite answers from schools. The schools that he has been accepted to so far are:

Michigan State (East Lansing, Michigan)
Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon)
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky)

We're trying not to make any definite decisions yet, although it's very difficult. But every school just throws another big wrench in the decision-making process. He's only been rejected by one school (Colorado...yeah we weren't that bummed) and waitlisted at one (Oklahoma...we rejected THEM, ha!). There are 5 more schools we're waiting to hear back from.

Speaking of school, there are only 11 more weeks until graduation! And I'm not going to any sort of graduate school so that means I'm DONE. Like DONE done. Exciting, isn't it?