Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Can I just say that married life is so absolutely enjoyable, fulfilling, rewarding, etc.? Honest, its like a date that never ends, coming home every evening to someone who loves and listens and cares about you! I love being the wife: I love being the cook, the cheerleader, the supporter, the decorator :) Well, Jason is swamped with finals right now, with one a day this whole week. How nice to be done with finals myself! However, yesterday the principal came to my 4th period to observe my teaching, which was somewhat nerve-wracking, but kindof fun to show off this great lesson I'd prepared on textiles. I sure had the students enthralled when I pulled out a lighter and we burned some of the fabric samples to see the difference between natural and synthetic fibers. The principal scored me pretty well (with top scores for "teacher shows enthusiasm for the content being taught")! Our marriage certificate finally came in the mail (we're official!) so today I went all around town changing my name with the social security office, drivers license bourough, my bank, etc. There are so many legalities! Fun though. Well, Merry Christmas!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So, yesterday was the most nerve-racking day. I was anxiously waiting for the news as to whether I would be accepted to the BYU Business undergrad program. I got the infamous email around 4:30 or so. I nervously clicked to open the email, and it didn't give me an answer. It directed me to another site to see, which again directed me to another web site. Finally, I read those blessed words, "Jason Millar, you have been recommended to attend the Marriott School of Management. Please send your acceptance..." This has all come so fast, but there's nothing I'd rather be doing. I feel like the luckiest man in the whole world, and I wanted the world to know it. I thank God every day for the blessing that Camille has been in my life and the joy that she brings. I am so excited to be married in the Nauvoo Temple. We leave tomorrow at around 11 for the airport. Then is the long haul of traveling. We'll arrive in Dayton late tomorrow night, and then we leave early in the morning to drive to Nauvoo which will take around 7 hours or so. Then on Saturday, we drive all the way back for the reception, then Sunday we'll be flying back to Utah. At least the company will be good for all of that :). Life is good. Sometimes in your life, it just seems like everything falls into place all at once.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
10 days!! TEN!! I'm not freaking out, not at all! I only have 3 more days teaching as Miss Hancock--all my students are freaking out about the name change mid-semester. Sorry kiddies. I guess we COULD wait till school gets out in May...no, not a possibility. Let's do this.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Please join us for any or all of the four:Nauvoo, Illinois Wedding Friday Nov. 21st! Nauvoo Temple 1pm Ohio Reception Saturday Nov. 22nd, 7-9pm LDS Chapel 3072 Shakertown Road, Beavercreek Ohio Open House Dinner Wednesday Dec. 3rd, 5pm Olive Garden 504 W 2230 N Provo, Utah Stop in to say hi, see pictures, and have some cake! Idaho Reception Saturday Dec. 6th, 6-8pm The Loft Reception Center, 5 N 3800 E Rigby Idaho
Yay 15! My goodness, how quickly time flies! I'm absolutely loving life! I'm so excited to marry my best friend! So, I've moved in to our little married apartment, and its been so fun setting up house! Jason is living a few streets down with a roommate who is getting married in December. Its still lonely, and its still not home w/o Jason there, but its sure coming around! I love our evenings together, where we're putting up books and unpacking boxes, having dinner with limited dishes on our kitchen rug out of meals made without measuring cups or spoons, trying all night to set up our internet, and putting together our bed frame (which we got on Craig's List for $25!!! Beautiful cherry wood headboard and footboard with long posts that actually are too tall for our basement ceiling!) Ahh, married life is going to be wonderful!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Aaaaaand we're in Ohio! We thought it'd be best for Jason to actually meet my parents before the wedding :) We're out and about from sun-up to sun-down, running errands, picking out Jason's tux, putting together all the flowers, scouring the entire state of Ohio for the right flowers and beads and napkins and ribbon, cutting/glueing/stamping/ribboning/addressing all 600 announcements, putting together the wedding video, etc. etc. etc. Its great fun! But I certainly only want to do this once in my life! 35 more days!!!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This is Jason, as scribed by Camille, who is sitting by me, forcing me to write something on our blog. So I'm in school, that's about it. I go to class, and study, and take tests, and hang out with a pretty girl. I currently work in the MBA office on campus doing various projects. Ok, enough with the boring introductions. Camille's given me the computer now. My turn. I've been so blessed in my life. I have to say, I really lucked out. When you're trying to do the right thing, the lord really showers you with blessings. My life is full of so many great things. It all seems like my life was guided to where I am right now. I never would have auditioned for a play. It really was a spur of the moment thing, but that spur of the moment decision has changed my life forever, for which I am eternally grateful. It's crazy to think about how every decision you make, no matter how small, really can be a monumental choice. Each choice really defines who you are and what you stand for. Even when people aren't looking. What do you do when you don't have to do anything? I guess I was lucky when I chose that day to audition, but now that I know what kind of things can happen from one decision, each decision seems more important. A choice can really show what you're made of. Every day, you can choose what you want to be. Elder Oaks said that you can choose good things in life. That's good, but there are better and best. It's so true. We all do good things for the most part; sometimes we fall. We can choose better or best though. Taking a nap on Sundays is a good thing. I love Sunday naps! We used to call Sunday naps "Fat dog" :). But there are other great things we can do on Sunday, like read or go visit family. Choices are soooo important.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We have an apartment! Glory, the search seemed despairing, but we jumped on a listing on ksl.com, and within an hour of it being posted, we looked it over and said we'd take it! Its a darling little basement apartment south Provo, with 2 bedrooms, the most adorable bathroom, with the original kitchen sink and bathtub since 1920! We can't wait to move in!!
PS--We're both still having a bear of a time selling our own single contracts, so if you know of any singletons needing an apartment anytime soon, send them our way!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Happy October! We're getting married next month!! 51 days!! So I was a little not-looking-forward to Parent-Teacher-Conferences, but as I sit here talking and getting to know these parents of my precious little students, its turning out to be a very rewarding afternoon. Oh that little spark of warmth I get when every parent tells me how this is their student's all-time-favorite class, and how much they talk about the crazy things we do in class, and how they went home and cooked all of the recipies we made in class at home for their families! What a rewarding job, you know? Its so personal. Yes, exhausting and frustrating and low-paying, but how many accountants are thanked daily for their life's work? Gosh I love my job. My little minions ask me like everyday, "Are you married yet?", and they vote on which wedding annoucement I should choose, and we tell stories, and cook things, and sing songs about food-borne illnesses. We've already done so many fun things! Last week's highlights: We did a full 25-minute aerobic workout (me and my 33 teenage girls) when we were talking about ways to reduce stress, and then in our cooking unit, we put on a little restaurant, where everyone had a job and we served customers breadsticks and smoothies! Now we're on to sewing, which is not really my favorite to teach when I only have 10 machines in my room, but I love seeing these students succeed, even if its with a little drawstring bag. Hurry hurry hurry, so we can get to "Preschool Day", where everyone brings in a younger sibling and we practice good child care practices!
Monday, September 15, 2008
We just had engagement pictures done! They turned out so great!
I'm excited to get started on the whole sending-out-announcements adventure, so let us know if you'd like one, and we'll get you on the mailing list!
THANK YOU THANK YOU to Brett for doing them for us! You're fabulous!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
We're engaged!!! Let's see...we met back in May at auditions for Beauty & the Beast! I really hoped that we would be leads together so that we could get to know each other better! Turns out, we got the parts of Belle & Prince/Gaston, and decided that we really liked each other as soon as rehearsals really started. One night, on the way home, he asked, "Hey, have you seen Adam's play yet?" and I said, "No, do you wanna go?", and so we still debate on who asked who out first. We went to this play, ate peach cobbler, and played card games all night and decided that we could be friends and "why have we not hung out before?!" We've pretty much been inseparable since! Glory, we're so perfect for each other in so many ways. Its incredible how easy and how right the whole thing has been. We can't wait to spend our whole lives together! So here's the proposal story: So opening night, Jason played the Prince, and the ending scene is a big number with the whole cast on stage. We're supposed to kiss at the end, but Jason wasn't leaning in to kiss me, and then the lights didn't black out like they're supposed to, and I look over, and little Zach who plays Chip was walking in carrying the ring on a pillow, and Jason takes it, gets down on one knee, and says, "Camille, will you marry me?"! And I said yes, and kissed him and then took off my gloves and put on my most incredible diamond ring! And the crowd was cheering and taking pictures--half the audience was just our friends and family who all knew this was coming!! Glory, it was all so perfect and priceless! I wouldn't trade my story for anything!