Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Study, study, study

So I have been studying/working on editing stuff for all hours of the day since Friday, and I am going a little crazy!! I didn't think that all of my papers and finals would take the ridiculous amount of time they have taken, and I had hoped that I would be able to work more this week. However, once again my school life has taken me by surprise again and taken over any amount of time I thought I had.

I had a huge ten page paper plus a final due last night, which I was working on until the very last minute. However, I am proud to say that when I dragged myself out of bed this morning and looked online at my grade, I ended up with a 97% IN THE CLASS!! WHAT?? I got a 92 on my huge paper and a 94 on a final, and since I did well on all the other work throughout the semester I ended up with a 97%!!! So for all of that hard work I have done, and suffering through 18 credits and a job this past semester, this one class has made it worth it and at least gave me a little feeling of success! Just five more grades to go, then I get to party it up in good ol' VA!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


For those who know me well, you will not be surprised that I was RIDICULOUSLY excited for the new Harry Potter movie to come out, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. Unfortunately this year I had to deviate from my normal course of going to the midnight showing and dressing up with all of the other Harry Potter crazies. I had a ton of schoolwork and work due that week, so there was no way I was going to make it. However, I was able to lend some of my Harry Potter gear to both my friend Halie and BIL Bryce. Glad to spread to Harry cheer any way I possibly can!

Anywho, Brad and I were able to go see HP7 the Monday before Thanksgiving. We went to this random theater up in Sandy since we were picking up my mom from the airport later that night, which turned out to be THE GREATEST IDEA EVER. We arrived right before the previews started because we got stuck in some traffic, and I was worried that we would have horrible seats. However, I think we picked an obscure enough location because there were only about ten people there and we had awesome seats! I love me some Harry Potter. Even though we couldn't go the first night, I still had to dress up of course!

So happy to get good seats! Also, I was happy that this film actually FOLLOWED the Harry Potter book. Most of the past movies have been quite upsetting to me and have not really lived up to my expectations. This movie, however, was a pleasant surprise, and I am so excited for the next installment! Long live Harry!

We also went to a Jurgensmeier Family Reunion this past month. We met up at a church house in Bountiful and had tons of fun playing minute to win it games and eating food. My team even won first place, gift cards to Dairy Queen! It was fun getting to spend some time with the Jurgensmeier's

We have really been having a great Fall semester. I thought it would be terrible with all of my difficult classes and work, but it has actually been really rewarding and fun. We love our new apartment, our new ward, and our second year of marriage!


Marianne and Brad

P.S. Sorry for the reposting of my freshman ward reunion. Oops!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Reunited and it Feels so Good

Another thing that has been consuming our time this semester is hanging out with good friends. A lot of my friends from freshman year came home from their missions this summer, and one of Brad's besties Nicole came home from the Czech Republic in November. At the end of summer, we had a freshman year reunion with a lot of my friends. It was so fun to see everyone again and catch up! A lot of the girls from my freshman ward are married, and a lot of my guy friends were totally weirded out by that, haha. I think they are starting to get the hang of being in the real world. Here are some pics of our group at the reunion! We had a few husbands there who gladly took pics for all us girls :)

The girls from DJ 3200 and 2200!!

The boys from Budge 1100 and 1200

We had such a great ward freshman year, and I really made so many great friends. It is so nice to have everyone around again and get to see how different so many of the guys are since their missions. We even have a volleyball group with some people that meets every Friday afternoon. Love it!

For those who don't know, these are two of my very best friends from high school, Sarah and Pete. We were all in the Brambleton Ward together, and we called ourselves the Brambleton Boom. We actually have a fourth member, Kenton, but he is still on his mission in Chile and will be returning in April. I need to say that Bobby Kuhn is also a member, and he will be returning from the Dominican Republic in September (I think...). But without these two people neither senior year of high school nor freshman year would have been half as fun and amazing as it was. I am so grateful to have great friends as these to share everything with. We really helped each other out. We missed you Pete!

Morning with the Nephews

Well we haven't posted in a long time, but we have done a lot of fun things since school started. One of the first things was hanging out with our nephews, Ashton and Weston. Tommy and Shayna came up to Utah for the weekend, and Brad and I had the pleasure of baby-sitting Ashton and Weston one Saturday morning

First off, all of the boys had a great time wrestling and playing. They love their Uncle Brad!

Next we had some fun at the playground in front of our apartment complex. We were swinging on the car swing (perfect for the boys!) and also had fun playing wiffle ball. Ashton and Weston sure do love the park!

Then Ashton and Brad spent some time racing on MarioKart Wii while Westy and I ate some snacks and played with the beloved bouncy ball. We had so much fun. Thanks for coming to visit Tommy Shayna, come again soon! We love you guys!

Marianne and Brad

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Return

Well, Brad and I have been absent from the blogosphere for quite so time now, but I promise that we are returning! I had some troubles with setting up my new email with the blog, but thanks to the help from my aweome SILs and hubby, we are back on track. We have a full weekend ahead of us, so prepare for some awesome posting with some awesome pictures! See you soon!


The Jurgensmeier's

Monday, September 27, 2010

Us...thus far

So today I realized that I have made posted on the blog in FOREVER. Our lives have been ridiculously busy. I am in my final year at BYU and for some reason decided it would be smart to take 18 CREDITS! Holy cow. Brad is also working full time at a sale company while I am finishing up school. We are waiting to hear from several dental schools to find out what we will be doing next year. Pray for us! It is definitely a difficult thing to go through, the dental application process. We are hoping to get a spot somewhere for the Fall 2011 school year. AHH.The first football game! Brad is definitely the bearded stud!

Anywho, our lives have been just that--moving to the new apartment, going to school and work and trying to enjoy some BYU Football. We have been able to have a little bit of fun though! A lot of my freshman year and high school friends just got home from their missions, so we have had a few reunions and just a few fun times hanging out with old friends. I guess I have had more fun than Brad, but he has been a good sport about meeting my old friends and what not. What a guy :)

The girls from our freshman ward.

BYU 95th Ward Reunion! Missed those kids for sure.

Two of my high school best friends, Sarah and Pete. Now we just need Kenton to get home and our little family will be reunited!

I will get up some pics of the new apartment as soon as we have finished putting up our decor. Hopefully you have all been well!!


Marianne and Brad

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Backpacking Through the High Uinta's

This past weekend Brad and I went hiking in the Uinta's with our friends Stephen, Chase and Cami. We were originally going to do about a 5 1/2 mile loop on a trail, and hike in the middle of the loop at Lake Clyde. However, when we got to the highest point in our hike (the notch), we decided to hike down to the other side, turning it into about an 8 mile hike overall. It was tough, but it was really fun! We saw some great views and had a fun workout hiking through the mountains. Next time, I will be taking extra padding to sleep on though! Enjoy some pics from our trip :)

This was the start of our hike. Brad was such a gentleman and insisted on carrying most of our baggage. I picked a good one!!

This is Lake Woll where we stopped to go cliff jumping! We had a really great time.

The middle of the hike was the top of a notch, and the view was amazing! There were so many lakes along the trail of our hike, and we were able to see a lot of them from the very top. This is from the first day.
We even saw some mountain goats along the way! We tried to get a picture with them in the background, but you can see them a lot better in the next picture.

This was the place where we finally stopped to camp. It was such a beautiful lake! Our campsite was next to this babbling brook, and it was so scenic, it was from like a picture book!
Check out the view at sunset! The lake was such an awesome mirror. The picture doesn't even do it justice.

Just spending time cooking grub around the fire.

All in all, it was a really great hike. Getting to the top of the notch on the second day was challenging, but it was really fun! We had a great time seeing the beauty of nature and just hanging out with friends. We can't wait to do it again soon!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Life in Provo

Well guys, life around here has been pretty ho-hum lately. I have been in a crazy amount of school for the past six weeks, but it is all coming to an end. However, there is some good news in the Jurgensmeier Household. Read on for me...

#1- I was given a piece of the REAL Marriott Center floor! I guess they are re-doing the floor this year, so they took out all of the old wood and decided to give a piece to every basketball player that played on the floor. My name is engraved on it along with the years I played with the team. It actually turned out pretty cool. Coolest part, my mom got a piece too. :) Like mother like daughter!!

The latter two pictures are of the box my piece of the floor came in. Pretty cool huh?

#2 I GOT A JOB!!! yes, this is very exciting. I have been looking for a job for quite some time, and it has been REALLY HARD. However, I finally had a breakthrough this week. I applied for a job as a student editor in the David O. McKay School of Education. I had my interview THIS MORNING, and it went AWESOME. I truly left the interview feeling like they loved me, and I have never been that confident in an interview before. Anywho, they told me they would let me know within the next few days. However, they called me THIS AFTERNOON AT 4:30. Yea, my interview was at 10:30 this morning!! How cool is that?? So I will be an assistant editor, and I will be helping them edit dissertations and theses from graduate students in the school of education. WOW!! It is not a very heavy hour job, but I can keep it throughout the school year and it will definitely help give me experience in the field I want to join! I am so excited!!

#3- Brad and I have a new apartment!!....almost. We are still waiting on the 100% ok, but we are ready to move from our first nest and get to a place with a WASHER AND DRYER!! OH THE LUXURY!!! haha.

So that is what's going on with us! Almost one year of marriage down, and things are looking up. Brad is getting ready to take the DAT on July 13, and we are both looking forward to the reunion coming up. Yay!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jeff and Kathy: Happily Ever After

Well, the family had a great time at Jeff and Kathy's wedding! Although it was too short of a trip, we definitely had some fun just hanging out with the family and enjoying the California sun. Kathy looked gorgeous in her dress, and Jeff couldn't help but smile all day. It was really amazing to be able to be in the temple when they got married. Grandpa Bell did an amazing job with the sealing! Who knew I would be able to see my older brother get married?? Lucky me! We all had a great time. I miss everyone already.

Me and Grandpa Bell waiting outside of the San Diego Temple

The Newlyweds! They both looked amazing :)

Me and my big brother Jeffy :) Now four Bell kids are married! Four down, two to go, haha.

Brad and I enjoyed a fun swing at the reception

Cutting the cake! I think that Jen said it best when she said that the reception was very "quaint". I loved all of the little decor and the coloring. You did a great job Kathy and the West family!

The rest of the time was spent hanging out with the funniest and cutest guys I have ever met: Ashton and Weston. We had a great time playing with them in the hotel room after the reception. Thanks Tommy and Shayna for partying with us all night! It was a blast!

Weston was showing off his skills of fitting into the mini fridge.
He had us laughing all night!

Weston also makes the best CHEESE faces. I think that these two pictures can attest to that!
Oh Westie Bear, what a hoot!

Ashton and Weston just having fun with their favorite Aunt! (Me of course!)
I was also lucky enough to get to sit by Ashton at In-N-Out. We had so much fun this weekend! We can't wait to come visit you guys again soon. And congrats again to Kathy and Jeff!