Saturday, January 22, 2011

From Then to Now

I love this picture because it encompasses our story of BYU-Idaho, love, and the beauty of rural Rexburg. So many memories come to mind: the temple dedication, firsts, nightly strolls through campus, moments in the gardens, our engagement, and the daily grind of student life. As I am still a student, I often miss being there. I don't miss the winters! I'll tell you that right now. This picture just reminds me of where I've been and the good times.
This is what I get to experience now. My internship brings me here every day. I love it! I know that this experience is going to go by in the blink of an eye, in a New York minute really. For now, I'm getting used to the daily commute to the West Side, taking sneak peeks into the Julliard dance studio across the street (secretly wishing I was up there dancing!), laughing with the other interns, grazing on mini candy bars that are overflowing at the office, and warming my belly with soup from Europan for lunch every day. These are the little things that are making the winter bearable for me this year. It's officially been a year since I started school online. I know I'll look back on my schooling one day and be glad that I did it. In the NOW, Nate is surviving busy season and I'm loving the 9-5 world. In the FUTURE: Two semesters left. Mom is coming in April and friends and family are coming in June! Lots to look forward to.


Nate and Erin Russell said...

i love rexburg and i love you're loving where you're at right now :) miss you guys

Dustin and Melissa said...

What beautiful pictures of the Rexburg and Manhattan temples. Isn't it amazing how two places can be so different but feel exactly the same when the temple is right in front of you? I'm so happy that you have been so dedicated to school - it WILL be worth it! I promise! We can't wait to finalize our travel plans to NYC for this summer. We love you and Nate - we think about you all the time! I know you are having a super cold winter this year so we send you "warm" wishes from Arizona! :)

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