Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Graduation, Engagements, Life, and other thoughts

Approaching graduation, I'm kind of feeling like this:

I only wish I had a giant pool toy to pout in and mourn the youth of my college splendor!
Is it all really ending?

It's so hard to believe, but I can honestly say that these have been the best years of my entire life. I have learned so much, met the most amazing people, and had incredible experiences. And on top of it all, I have really come to know who I am, and that, I believe, is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Even if don't come out of BYU with the most impressive degree or the perfect job, I know I will be leaving with memories and personal growth that are invaluable. I thank everyone who has been a part of it-- family, friends, roommates, professors, wardies, all of you! Each of you has touched my life in some way, and I really believe that many of you were put into my life for a reason. I love you, and am so grateful.

With other recent developments in my life, *cough cough. . . ENGAGEMENT!* I can see that everything is changing very quickly. I'm not exactly sure what the next phase of my life is going to be, but I'm going into it with an adventurous heart. And as it slowly reveals itself to me, I feel more and more that it is going to be beautiful.
Well, here it goes!

Holli, the graduate 
and future Mrs. Robinson

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I said YES!

It's the real deal guys.


I never thought this day would actually come, but now that it is here, I couldn't be more thrilled that I am going to marry the sweetest, dreamiest guy in the world. And oh boy, I can't take my eyes off this lovely ring! I'm dazzled every time I look at it. It's all really happening. . .

(victory pump)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Star Wars Kiss Scene

After dedicating me weekend to watching all the Star Wars episodes, I have determined that this little number from Empire Strikes Back  is still my favorite scene in the entire trilogy (try to ignore those lame captions at the beginning):

Next to the killer kiss in Some Kind of Wonderful, this also may be one of my favorite kiss scenes ever. The sexual tension between these two is off the charts! Of course, C-3PO HAS TO INTERRUPT.

Han Solo. . . what a dream.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Conference Weekend Getaway

Jacob and I got tickets for the Saturday and Sunday morning sessions of General Conference, and decided to escape Provo and make a weekend of it.

This included:

+ a picnic by the SLC library
+ a little canyon drive, listening to afternoon session on the radio
+ tasty lunch at Ruth's Diner
+finding that the car battery was dead, getting some lady rugby players help push Jacob's Exterra in order to start the manual transmission
+ Perusing around Gateway Mall, (which included my much anticipated trip to Anthropologie) while Jacob went to Priesthood session
+ McDonald's for 7-month sundaes
At the end of this tremendous day, we both realized that it was the day of us being together for 7 months. We were surprised that we both forgot (we usually do little things to celebrate each month landmark), but we decided to find a place to get ice cream and quickly ran in to a McDonald's, which lead to this. . .

We are dorks. That's all there is to it.

We spent the night at the home of some of Jacob's relatives, and we woke up to this!!
So much snow! Not a typical April Conference day, but it was still lovely and conference was great.

 This was our scenery on the way back to Provo. We got out of the car to capture this lovely sunset.
It was a dreamy weekend getaway.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Last Lions

Saw this movie at the Broadway Cinemas in Salt Lake the other night, and loved it.

I laughed, I cried, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. 
Thank you, National Geographic Entertainment.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Baby Orangutan Orphans

I could literally watch videos of baby animal orphans ALL DAY.