Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall 2011

Fall is officially in full swing here at BYU-Hawaii as Tommy and I started last Wednesday. We are only three days in and completely swamped with homework, papers, quizzes and tests. The first week always seems to be the hardest. I'm fighting to keep it straight in my head, which assignments are do and when, which teachers prefer certain formats, etc. Eventually, it all becomes routine and a lot more manageable. Being a senior is a lot harder than I would've expected. I am taking five of my major classes and they all seem just as demanding as the next.  

We took advantage of our 10-day break to catch up on some surfing. We try to get out at least once a day, if the waves allow. It took me a while to regain the hang of it, but I am back and better than ever. I finally rode a wave all the way into the shore! Catching waves left and right, Tommy swears I caught more waves than him yesterday. It's come to the point where my body just knows what to do and I can stop over-thinking how and when to stand up. As I closed my eyes for bed last night, all I could see were the waves rolling in at Castles as if I were re-living our surf that day. I've managed to talk Tommy into going out for dawn patrol, surfing is such a great work out. Let's face it, we'd rather do that than go running. Also, there is nothing like being inches away from sea turtles as they come up for air. At times I forget there is a whole world below me full of reef and sea creatures. It's fun to see the turtles catch a wave or two...

We also celebrated our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY over the break! We always seem to catch a lucky break as all of our celebration days fall while school is out. We enjoyed a much needed day off, surfing at Castles, watching shows in the middle of the afternoon, grabbing a bite at Haleiwa Eats, and enjoying an Acai Smoothie from Angel's. We enjoyed our time together and reflected on our past year while living in Hawaii and the fact that we hardly celebrated our FIRST ANNIVERSARY after we arrived. We are also counting our trip to the Big Island in October as our real anniversary celebration. Can't wait...



5 comments:

Rodney Rasmussen said...

Tommy, rockin' a 10-day beard!

AudyCamp said...

I love your updates! Sorry your swamped again with school..Hope you can get in lots of surfing & make the most of your time there!

Dallan and Ashley said...

You sound crazy busy! Love the pics at the end!

kate said...

Ah! I feel the same way. These past two weeks of school have been CRAZY. I keep hoping I get into the groove soon...

Good luck!!

Jessica Nicole said...

happy anniversary (a while ago)! we need to skype soon.

school is demanding, but enjoy it--it'll go by fast!