Monday, January 19, 2009

~Marian Peterson~

Isn't it funny how when you're younger you look forward so much to being one of the 'big kids' and going to high school, as though that were the end-all of all things important? Well, now that its past, I have to say it just keeps getting better!!
Let's see, life after graduation...
I went straight from graduating into BYU-I's nursing program, which absorbed my entire life for the next two years. After graduation with my associates degree in 2006, I moved here to wonderful Provo, Utah, and have been working as an RN on a cardiac floor for two and a half years! Time flies! I work nights and I love it! Except when I charge, kinda stressful :P. And Utah is definitely no Idaho, but the mountains are gorgeous and I have to admit the state is growing on me. Still have the Idaho plates on my car though...
Otherwise I have 4 days off per week so I fill that time with traveling, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, visiting home, and then just the boring old daily errands. Laundry...puke. Some fun places I've been are Mexico, Bahamas, New York, Tonga, Hawaii, hit up some GORGEOUS national parks, and have hiked the high points in Idaho, North and South Dakota, Nebraska (more like drove up the little hill), California, and Nevada. Oh, my mom and I are trying to hike all the high points in the US. This summer we're planning on Utah, Montana, and Wyoming, and the Grand Teton just for fun. If anyone of you are around and are game... you should come!! I am really stoked out it! Fun + cheap = hiking!
Also this summer I discovered the wonderful world of dirtbiking and plan to do a lot of that with my new little bike. Actually little is not accurate, he's REALLY tall and pretty powerful, so I need to make some adjustments so I don't ride in fear. I feel like he's my little puppy
Currently, I am dating an awesome guy from Salt Lake who's going to BYU in mechanical engineering and LOVES cars. He's a smarty. And pretty cute too. To be honest, we're just dating... so if you have any further questions, the answer is "I don't know, we'll see." :) Aw dating...
Anything else particularly interesting? I'm trying to start cooking again (I was better at it at BYU-I) and am facing the sad reality that I stink. I forgot to put salt in my cinnomon rolls today, and you would be suprised how one little teaspoon of salt can change a whole batch of cinnamon rolls.
Well, it's been so fun to read about what's going on in all of your lives!! Most of you are married (It's okay Lindz, me neither) and have such beautiful families!!! Take car and keep this page updated!! If you move, have more kids, get engaged, get a new job, graduate school, have a near-death experience, take a fun trip... I (we) want to hear about it!

4 comments:

Class of 2004 said...

wow you have been doing tons!! All those vacations! How awesome! Hiking actually scares the crap out of me... I'm not really excited about falling down a mountain! YOu are brave! You look so great! Also, you and Mike look super cute together!!:)Love ya!!

Josh and Amber said...

Hey Marian! You look super cute and it seems like you've kept yourself super busy since graduation. It was fun to read about what you have been up to since then. And I look up to you for all that hiking you do! You and your mom are awesome, and I'm sure you guys will suceed in fulfilling your goals! And I agree, Mike and you look so cute together! So you make sure you keep us posted on your new happening too!!

Jessica said...

Hey Peterson!

It sounds like you have had so much fun! I am so glad to get an update on your life! I've missed ya' since high school! But I am so glad you are enjoying life! You certainly deserve it because you have always been such a sweetheart! And the traveling you have done, that is so amazing! I am so happy for you! And I hope to hear more! From the adventures of Mar! I love ya'

(Gallup ;) Jessica Peterson

*crazy, eh? How we have the same last names now! At least for now anyways...haha!!! Have a great day Mar! Oh and I totally agree since, High school life has only gotten better!

Savannah said...

You've been so active! Way to go. I definitely need to get out and do more things like hiking, etc. I loved Provo when I lived there, and miss it quite a bit. Good luck with everything!