The Unexpecteds


In the fall of 2006, I never thought . . .
  • That I would be married by the spring of 2007
  • That I would major in political "science" (yes, guys . . . I'm a SCIENTIST)
  • That I would run the Boston Marathon with my husband
  • That I would learn Arabic
  • That I would survive my first 50-mile race
  • That I would intern for Congress
  • That I would live in the Middle East
  • That I would graduate with two hundred and one  credit hours 
  • That I would have a mere inch of hair under the cap I walk across the stage in (for years I tried growing it out so that I could have long waves to wear on graduation day just like all the other pretty girls . . . HAHAHAHAHAHAHA)
  • That I would make so  many friends in so  many places (freshman dorms, Tucanos, BYU Political Review, American Heritage TAs, Model United Nations, Students for International Development, Washington Seminar, elementary education classes, TESOL classes, Arabic classes, political science classes, Amman)

And that's what it boils down to. You are all the best Unexpecteds of the past six years.

Thanks for a grand adventure.

Done and done! For now ;)

The one who got me through it all. 

My wonderful in-laws! So incredibly supportive. I love them.

Sorry, ladies. Neither is available.


My marvelous sister! And Caden being hyper in the background. Again.

Pardon the quality on these next ones . . . they're from my mom's phone (she SWEARS her phone takes amazing pictures . . . REALLY, MOM??? Can this debate be over now!?) 


SOMEBODY'S disappointed that I graduated childless.

Missing Caleb, Colby, and Dad . . . with us in spirit!


Also, Kiana surprised me with a video that she sneakily made the whole day! Best sister ever :)


  1. I'm in love with this. Congratulations!

  2. Congrats to the scientist with a bachelor's of ART ;)

  3. CONGRATULATIONS. And you've done a lot since freshman year =)

  4. Yay!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Beautiful girl, beautiful day! Xoxo

  5. This entire post makes me so happy. Congratulations!

  6. You are such a babe. Congratulations!

  7. Dude. 201? That's pretty intense. But it made me curious, and I just calculated...I estimate I'll end with 229. Haha.

    My goal is now to beat you!


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