Thursday, December 16, 2010

last day

today is the last day we have to deal with this

and tonight we'll be on a plane toward this

to go to this for a week

this has probably been out most stressful week of finals in our lives.
i don't know what we've eaten all week.
maybe pizza, cup of noodles, lots of junky food, cereal...that's about it.
we're ready to be fed again.
little to no sleep all week
work shifts til 2:30 in the morning.
worked 7 days straight at the library.
tons of laundry that needed to be done before the cruise.
head aches from studying too much.
but enough of this crying fest.

we're surviving.
we both have 1 final left.
neither of us have packed for this 8 day cruise of ours, but guess what?
it doesn't matter!
tonight, no matter what is or isn't accomplished,
that plane is leaving to ft. lauderdale and we'll be on it!

merry christmas!!!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

we are sinking

other than the fact that i love this video and it's hilarious,
casey and i wanted to share this video because we are "sinking" too much and literally sinking as well!
at least that's what it feels like.

we're drowning in finals.
i have 8 total this week
casey has 4 total this week (2=horribly hard)

statistics is killing me right now (right along with church history)
casey has been on o chem for the last 6 hours. after 3 days of working on that review...he's half way.

thursday night CANNOT come sooner

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the final touch

Our Christmas decorations are now complete!
Facts about our tree this year:
-it will only be up 1 week for us to see/enjoy...sad.
-it is fake...sad, i know, but it was a wedding gift last year and still works wonderfully
-our "star" on top is a compilation of star ornaments we had
-ornaments are from my childhood and we hope that next year we can get casey's too!

i really do wish christmas season lasted longer, 2 months would suit me perfectly :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2 scenarios

A) you study really hard for a class the the 1st half of the semester,
do really well on tests,
slack off the 2nd half of the semester bc you think you're smart and understand this class,
and struggle on the last half of tests

B) you halfheartedly pay attention/study for a class 1st half the semester,
do average/border-line poorly on tests,
struggle the last half of the semester to do amazing on tests,
to miraculously pull out an 89.5% to get yourself that A- (or B-/B/B+...all are of differently important values)


why can't I ever learn my lesson?


Monday, December 6, 2010

a christmas party for the grose microbiology labbers

dr. grose that is.
casey participates in a research lab with a group of students for dr. grose (far right in pic) where they research a cure for cardio-myopothy...sounds scientific, eh? ha.
so the professor set up a christmas party/dinner at her home for all her labs students.
significant others joined the lab people for a  yummy spaghetti dinner and a white elephant gift exchange.

it was fun meeting everyone he works with there and learning of all their inside jokes.
plus i scored these awesome sock.
yes, that is faux fur at the top :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

freshman girls

fact: byu freshman year = awesome
fact: i love all those girls with all my heart
fact: we have lots of fun together
fact: we had lots of fun together this last week (of the ones who got to come:)
we have a little tradition that every time we get together we go around the circle catching up on everyone's lives. there never ceases to be exciting things going on.
we also talk about hilarious memories from freshman year...oh the memories we have :)
 i can't believe so many of these cute girls are going on missions! i think 8 from our floor alone!
i'll miss them all so much but i know they're all going to be incredible.
so jealous of you girls!

we'll be setting up another one of these in january,
hope we can see the rest of you cute girls!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

divine comedy

divine comedy is just that: comedy that is divine!
it's a group of byu students who get together to make clean, hilarious comedy skits/show
in their words " Divine Comedy provides a gentle satirical look at student life at BYU and LDS culture in general. Also, we do other silly stuff that we think is funny. Your mileage may vary."
last night casey and i got to go to their show again and laughed our bums off.
they never disappoint. never.
once the show was over we looked at each other and both said our chest hurt so much bc we laughed so hard for such a long time!
the line was ridiculous long to get in (tickets are always sold out within 2-3 once they go on sale) but somehow we still got really good seats which provided us about a thousand glow sticks, candy, and close-up funniness :)

here's a sneak peak at what you're missing if you've never seen one of their shows

Friday, December 3, 2010

let them eat cake

ok, so other than the fact that the origin of that phrase is horrid,
i do love cake :)

in fact we ate the top of our wedding cake last week!
and guess what? it was totally yummy still!!
crazy, huh? it was so yummy a year later, i really wish i remembered how yummy it was the day of!

remember how absolutely beautiful our cake was?
if you wanted to contact the woman who did our cake,
find laura bayles on facebook, it was her mom :)
worth every penny.
one of the best things we chose for our wedding day

ps- you see in the top 2nd pic that sliver of cake that was pre-cut before we got to cut it?
casey decided that as soon as it was defrosted he was going to cut into it and eat himself...
i threw a fit and stopped him till we had a camera :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010


i love my friends.
the other night nicole and brookie came over.
we video chatted with a miss amy berry who just got herself engaged to her previously returned missionary, precious, huh?
(i.e.- middle picture, she is showing us her ring after i asked her to)
it's a riot when we get together.
even if through the internet.
we all have strong personalities and get along perfectly.
i just love it/them
even if i am a FULL head shorter than the other 3.

ps- casey= our paparazzi as needed.

we went to wyoming and didn't get stuck in a snow storm when traveling to or fro

so, i mentioned before thatfor the days leading up to thanksgiving and a little bit after,
my family was here in provo with us.
but since everyone left friday afternoon, we drove up to wyoming to be with casey's family!
it was a nice break to be in good ol' wyo with the fam, so nice.
we played games, slept a little bit, watched a lot football, played a few video games, and ate a little :)
we were so happy to be with them and get away!
plus, they are at the end of re-doing stuff in the house (carpet, walls, sinks, counter tops, and other floor areas!) and it all looks great!
we also stopped by brad's office to talk about a little about life insurance :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


today i slipped on the ice straight onto my bum.
by myself.
it would have been funny if i was with someone,
but it was just pure stupid bc i was by myself.
i then went into our apartment with a pouty face blaming casey bc he wasn't there

today i forgot my keys to our apt AGAIN.
not exaggerating, casey and i have locked ourselves out about ten times this semester.
luckily our landlord is awesome and nice and lives 2 doors down and always comes and unlocks it
he also gave the old neighbors next door spares to the apt too. we know them too now :)
but since it has happened so much lately, i was too embarrassed to ask him for help... again.
so i went across the street to a friend's house and waited there for an hour til casey got home.
thank you amy brown for living so close and being home.

today i broke a nail.
as dumb as it sounds, i hate when that happens

today i realized that it makes me oober happy when i hear a friend of mine is
a) dating someone
b) engaged
c) pregnant
so keep 'em coming folks

today i saw that all the BYU christmas lights were up.
 it made me so happy.
today i decided BYU is the absolute best school ever (actually i decided that a long time ago;).
why? bc we're one of the only schools in the country who gets to put christmas everywhere around campus, say merry christmas to everyone, and bask in the christmasness of the season and not having to worry about offending people bc...we all have faith in Christ.
i just love it.

today i also decided BYU gets the best christmas trees award.
since they have millions around campus,
all can have awesome themes and unique touches.
it's absolutely magical everywhere you go.

today i came to school when it was dark (6:30 am) 
and will be leaving school when it is dark (12:30 am)
oh how we love work.
no, really.
true i did go home for an hour in the day.

today while at work, 
a girl was trying to turn in a bunch of books at around 8:00 pm.
the cart was full and i told her, with a straight face, we weren't accepting anymore books today.
hehe, i know. i'm mean :)
the look on her face was hilarious: pure worry.
i immediately told her it was in fact ok to drop off her books though.
it was quite the funny moment.

today, my mom did some of my landscape assignments for me:
she took pictures of bad landscape designs that cause problems with turf.
her pictures were spot on correct which equaled hilarious as well.
thanks mom.

today i saw one of my most favorite girls in the library and talked to her for a bit.
it made my day.

today i also planned a little get together with another friend for late december in az...
the excitement will only build from here :)

last but not least,
today casey and i did not have the will to do any of our assignments.
we did get them done
(kimber= 1 paper, 2 small turf projects, and 1 accounting quiz...not that i'm counting though...)
but not without a good amount of kicking, screaming, and biting.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

the woodruff thanksgiving day in pictures

the woodruff thanksgiving day(s) in words

We actually celebrated Thanksgiving Day on Wednesday this year because of some scheduling issues with my dad's work. But it actually ending up working out perfectly that way! My parents, brother, SIL, and nieces came up in the wee morning hours of the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Everyone "slept" at my house for all 3 more hours of sleep we could catch and that was fun waking up to the cute little girls all smiley. Mon and Tue consisted of Casey and I going to school, studying, testing, and squeezing in what hours of fun with the family we could.

Other days also involved some incredibly yummy food prepared by Amanda (too many honorable mentions to start mentioning), lots of warm fires, cute happy little girls, "family bonding/games", a few movies, putting toys away constantly, playing in the snow with Annalee, the anticipation of the newest little baby arriving, a few naps, a lots of pictures, a very anti-climatic snow storm that prevented kirky from joining when it shouldn't have, black friday shopping, a hospital visit to the new baby (more on that later).

Overall, it was just a great, relaxing week. So nice to have family around. So nice to not focus on school.
So nice to remember that there are so many things to be thankful for in life

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

last week

like i mentioned earlier, we had so many things going on last week i didn't have a spare moment to blog!
the list goes as follows: 
4 test/quizzes for casey in organic chemistry (which=hard) and physiology (which=hard), he did fabulous.
5 test/quizzes for kimber in random classes
we tried going to fatcats for our free bowling bc the cougars scored over 30 points at their game 2 weeks,
they're dumb and didn't let us bowl bc it was past 9. boo

another night we went to texas road house bc it just opened here in orem!
pretty much we went so we just go eat all their rolls!
i'm pretty sure we got...8 batches...yummy!
and what we did order, we took home in left over boxes.
ps- texas roadhouse=fun suckers bc they don't let you take pictures inside except if the server is taking it of you. boo
but the cherry limeade and rolls made it worth it

then we went to the opening of HARRY POTTER!
we were beyond excited
we went with the best group possible of harry potter fans.
we're so happy nicole and brookie let us come along
activities included playing harry potter trivia and casting spells at other muggles.
the movie was wonderful too.
it stayed true to the book and did not disappoint a bit.
we loved it!

casey and i also had football games this week which we both lost :(
but, it was still fun to play!

i also had a relief society sleepover that i got to go to with the women in my ward,
seriously, such a blast.
best activity yet!
we stayed up way later than needed, played fun games, had lots of great converstations,
only had the fire alarm go off for 15-20 min, and just had the best time ever.
a cute girl in our ward, rachel, had a family cabin in midway we got to go to, no pic.
it was great to be able to just talk to all the women and not just for 2 hours and then have to go home.

Monday, November 22, 2010

365 days later

and we still love each other
i know, precious :)

we celebrated our first family birthday yesterday
and loved it!
once i get through the craziness of today and tomorrow i'll have lots of stuff to share from last week!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

i jinxed my family

for christmas, birthdays and any other kind of holiday to celebrate, casey's parents were sweet enough to take us all on a cruise for christmas this year! we've all been way excited for awhile now for it
it was the one where you leave from san diego and go down to mexico (the mexican riviera i think?)
we were going to leave on Dec the19th, and get back on the 26th, 
it was going to be a blast!

then, like 5 days ago, i sent the family members this video.
it's of a cruise liner that went on that same kind of cruise we were planning,
but they had a fire in the engine room and were stuck out there for days with no electricity, lots of food rations, no running water, and a lot of other no fun stuff!

well, turns out that ship was going to be OUR SHIP!!!
guess what that means!?
cruise cancelled!!! :( 
wo is me, wo is me!
tragic/ironic huh?

so now, the family is facing a huge dilemma (no, not that big but you know how it is...)
the cruise line is of course being very nice and trying to be accommodating to passengers in exchanging cruise line tickets, and kinda helping w airfare etc.
so naturally, we're all freaking out a lot and trying to find another cruise to go on.
carribbean sound good?
don't mind if i do!

but wait.
originally, casey and i were going to drive to san diego making our trip only the cost of gas and excursions.
what does a carribean cruise mean?
 way cool? yes.
same price for us? yeah right.
now we have to deal with AIRFARE!
airfare = an arm and a leg.
 airfare = a good portion of tuition
airfare = rent for 2 1/2 months
airfare = a bajillion cute shoes i could have bought

we just keep telling ourselves "the memories, the memories, we'll make so many good memories"
today my mom told me "you can't expect memories like that with saving all your money"
breathe kimber, breathe :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

our saturday

saturday was quite the eventful day for us
we woke up at 7 (on a saturday!? i know, terrible) to start getting ready for dancesport!
by 7:30 casey we were at the ballroom in the wilke and casey was practicing all his moves for his big debut!
he is in the beginning level social dance class here at BYU (and loves it:)
the 180 classes always compete cha cha, and casey did so good!
the 1st round had 12 heats of probably 20 or so couples in each heat, which, yes, was still long but so fun
the 1st time they stood right in front of me and danced but i just watched, i should have taken pics though bc in the next 2 rounds they were way far from me (casey said it was better floor space).
him and his partner were just having fun, which was even more fun to watch
after the 3rd round we raced to his intramural flag football game which means he missed the 4th round they had been called back to :(
casey was a little bummed out he couldn't keep dancing, but football takes priority, ha
luckily they also won their football game!
casey actually had a really good game with some key interceptions, catches, and flag pulling.
twas freezing but still fun to watch
(blogger is not letting me upload these pictures for some reason, mmeh)
after the football game, i drove 20 min to Lehi to work on a slave labot project for a class-
literally slave labor.
an hour later i drove back to dancesport to compete myslef in pre champ smooth, twas fun to dance.
after i competed we watched the colorado get dominated by byu in the football game.
then i drove back to lehi to keep working on that project.
at 5:30 it started getting too dark to work, so with half our project finished we left.

once home, it was only 6:30, but casey and i could have sworn it was 10:30.
so we stayed in, watched a movie, and just hung out together.

woo, what a busy saturday! glad that is over!