Wow, another year has come and gone (did I say that at the end of FY2? I’m pretty sure I did). Frost Fiscal Year 3 was a productive one. We had many wild adventures, not the least of which was moving. Again.
In the last three years, we have lived in 5 apartments (plus one interim three-week stay with my parents before moving cross-country), 5 wards, and 3 states + the District of Columbia, and have visited twenty states. We’ve held eight jobs between us (which makes us sound much flakier than we are, thanks to those student jobs and internships), garnered one bachelor’s degree each and Jason picked up a master’s degree. We’ve gone from barely-BYU-sophomores when we met to barely-seniors when we got married to real-job-holding adults.
Celebrated our 2nd anniversary at Saul Good.
Jason completed his first full year of grad school.
Marked one year of living in Kentucky on May 8.
Went out on the town for Mary’s birthday before she and Scott moved away.
Went to beautiful Utah for Mariel’s high school graduation.
Hiked Little Wild Horse Canyon with my familia.
Saw Midnight in Paris.
Saw Cave of Forgotten Dreams on a whim.
Saw The Tree of Life.
Amanda ran forty miles in a week, a personal best.
Amanda turned twenty-three years old
Amanda ran the Bluegrass 10,000 with Elaina, after which we got together with the Poulsens and the Du Bravacs for a Fourth of July barbecue.
Jason went on high adventure with the Bluegrass Ward young men.
Attended the Fifth Third tennis tournament, which inspired us to play tennis more frequently.
Date night with the Poulsens, in which they introduced us to Planet Thai (our latest Lexington obsession).
The Poulsens moved away and I found myself running partner-less.
Visited the Lexington farmers market for the first time and bought a bunch of blueberries and peaches.
Went to our last Lexington Legends baseball game.
Jason started his last semester at the University of Kentucky.
Determined through a work personality test that Amanda is a complier–the lone complier at UK HealthCare development. Not sure if that’s a good thing.
Amanda went to Utah to see Hannah before she left on her mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Helped the Pullan family become hopelessly addicted to Settlers of Catan.
Skipped my five year high school reunion.
Traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, and had the best time. The BYU vs. Ole Miss game was pretty good too. Also, tried fried catfish for the first time. Surprisingly tasty.
Attended a UK football game…in which the wildcats pulled out a victory!
Date night at Planet Thai with the Thompsons.
Gave talks in the Liberty branch and were called as nursery leader and employment specialist respectively in the Tates Creek Ward.
Received a package from my familia that included cinnamon bears and blue and white cougar tortilla chips.
Amanda discovered (after an early Saturday morning run far away from home) that the car’s gas pedal cable connecter can come loose and cause the gas pedal to not work.
Amanda started MPA evening classes at UK.
House/pet-sat during General Conference.
Took a wonderful weekend trip to North Carolina to visit the Holbeins and attend Mary’s wedding.
Worked (and survived) the Sanders-Brown annual dinner.
Went to Big Blue Madness, the University of Kentucky’s first official basketball practice. It was nuts!
Attended a coming home party for Laura.
Jason attended the Patterson School fall conference.
Watched a lot of BYU football.
Jason attended the Patterson School negotiation simulation and was on Team UN.
Sampled our first ever Spalding’s donuts.
Signed paperwork for our Virginia apartment, ending a stressful long-distance hunt.
Visited the Frosts for Jason’s first CT Thanksgiving since 2003. Drove 16 hours straight to get there and had a really nice visit.
Put up our tiny little Christmas tree.
Attended a post-comps party at Anne’s, where I thought mulled wine was beet soup and dished some up in a bowl. A goblet is just too little for me, apparently.
Attended Patterson graduation and after-party.
The Great Food Redux of 2011.
Amanda flew to DC for a <42 hour interviewing extravaganza.
Both rocked 4.0 GPAs.
Had pre-Christmas dinner with the Laytons before they left on their Christmas vacation.
Invited the visiting Holbeins over for pre-Christmas dinner, and had a great time with them. Love the new Sting CD.
Celebrated our first on-our-own Christmas Eve, complete with early-morning bowling, Thai food for lunch, and White Christmas at night.
Celebrated our first on-our-own Christmas, and it was wonderful. Spent the morning at Church and opening presents, then went to the Harris family’s for dinner and games.
(I acknowledge that I’m wearing the green striped BR sweater in every photo from this winter. I love it. So sue me).
Moved to Virginia. Loved our new apartment.
Stayed up until the wee morning hours constructing IKEA furniture. Ate at The Cheesecake Factory.
Jason started work.
Amanda stayed in Kentucky for two weeks finishing out her job and had many great adventures.
Upon her return, and while unemployed, Amanda became hopelessly addicted to Downton Abbey.
Got together with Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Bruce, Mark and Amy’s fam, and Sara and Chris and the Monk family.
Celebrated Jason’s twenty-sixth birthday with a trip to La Sandia.
Hosted Mariel for her Christmas gift visit, which included trips to several museums, the mall, the Capitol, and Good Stuff Eatery.
Amanda made macarons and accomplished most unemployment goals.
Had Dave over for dinner while he was (briefly) in town
Amanda started work at Georgetown!
Saw Rana Santacruz in concert and went to a Georgetown hoops game.
Both got new glasses.
Jason went on his first business trip.
Amanda did not go crazy while Jason was gone for two weeks
Watched a lot of basketball.
Enjoyed General Conference.
Watched the Final Four with the Oswalds and got together later in the month for games and cheesecake.
Relished the Kentucky national title win!
Had a fantastic bonfire and s’mores with the Jensens.
Jason went to Kentucky to take his final exams.
Jason passed his exams and officially finished at UK!
Here’s hoping FY 4 is less transitory, but just as awesome. Happy anniversary to us!