Thursday, April 23, 2009


We spent the past few days visiting the Roper Pig Farm in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Twin Falls is so beautiful!  Ezra and Jessica took us around to some awesome sights.  Here is Blue Lakes golf course on the canyon floor of the Snake River.  The lakes are naturally blue!

And everyday we helped out on the farm...

Okay, so maybe it was more like playing on the farm.

Ezra and Jessica have nine calfs that we bottle fed every morning and night.  They were adorable, even when they slobbered on our fingers trying to find some milk.

Here's Jessica and I feeding our little babies.

And, Chris fulfilled one of his lifelong goals:  He learned how to weld (and so did I).

Conclusion:  Farmers are awesome.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

One Year Down

On April 12th we celebrated Easter and our 1 year anniversary.  We still had family here, so after church and Easter dinner we explored the Civil Defense caves.  Even Mom and Dad made it part way through.

They say your first year is your hardest, and we made it through with relative ease.  We feel happy and lucky, but like our  friend Jim Thornburg reminded us, you have a lot of first years.  We'll see what adventures are in store for our first year as non-students.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More Idaho Adventures

This weekend we went back to the sand dunes to show Dan and Lisa how fun they are...

Then we all climbed R Mountain.  No, not "our" mountain, even though it sure feels like it is.

Here we are sitting on the very top of the large, painted "R" on the side of the mountain.

And we were psyched to find some deer.  They just stared at us as we stared at them.  If they had a camera, I'm sure they would have taken pictures too.

It hasn't taken long for Dexter to win everyone over.  Even Mom found herself showing him some love.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


We graduated!!!  We were able to walk together at Convocation on Thursday night when we received our "diplomas" (or, an empty showcase folder where we'll eventually put our diplomas after we get them in the mail).

It was so exciting to be able to graduate not only with Chris, but Diana Goguen as well, one of my very favorite people.

After convocation we took our families up to the Rexburg Temple grounds and then ate ice cream sundaes back at our apartment.  It was a great way to end a great night.

The next day, after Commencement, we ate lunch at Big Judd's.  Chris and Derek shared a 1 pound cheeseburger.  No, they didn't eat the whole thing like this...

Then we all went out and shot clay pigeons in a sage brush field.  We all took turns blasting (or not blasting) the clays.

It was Malley's first time shooting a gun (and Lisa's too), and she may have had a little too much fun.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Graduation Weekend Day 1

A day I never thought would happen: the Nisula family is in Idaho (with the exception of Damen, the Ostaszewskis, and Geena-wish they were here).  After a grand tour of our apartment and the BYU-I campus, we went on a couple Idaho adventures.

First, we hiked through the massive sand dunes, practicing our jumping skills.

Then we plunged into the deep, old Teton Dam site to look for pretty rocks by the river.

After returning to Rexburg, we got burritos at the Taco Wagon and called it a night.  Derek even cozied up on the couch with Dexter and the hampster we're babysitting for the week.  Watch out, Geena, soon he'll be begging you for a rodent.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Chris and I have decided to take an internship position with Del Sol in Bar Harbor, Maine.  We'll be living downtown and running a shop down the street until October.  We're really excited to have these sunrises every morning, even thought we'll miss our Rexburg life just a smidge.  Bah Hahba, here we come!!