Thursday, May 6, 2010
Back to the Y
As soon as I stepped off the campus of BYU (while having an enjoyable time as a student), I never wanted to set foot there again. Never ever.
Like it made me feel like puking. or gave me the chills.
About as close as I could get would be spotting the Y from the freeway or driving past the MTC and stadium.
Because as much as college was great, wonderful, fabulous, awesome
By the time I left I was a bit jaded and chanting "BYU is not the church" every other breath
Also doubling in my lack of ability to translate my degree into actually getting a dang job....seriously still annoyed about not using my degree so much. Not to mention all the projects and tests, student housing, being totally broke, TMJ, oh the chills are coming even thinking about it.
I have always rooted from BYU...just from afar.
But when the enormous McCoy clan, 7/8 who attended the school wanted to go there, I decided not to be a party pooper.
And boy was it trippy.
Trippy...thats all I kept thinking.
Like it had never changed. Sure there were a few new building, but essentially the same, non caffeinated place I remembered.
I'm saving these pictures for when this girl attended here. Because all my children will attend BYU...I'm kinda crazy about that part. For being a lone Mormon your whole life, for once you should know what its like to be surrounded by them....and take a ski class.
Here is what Baylie did her first time in the Cougareat (thats Cougar EAT, get it?)
The salt and pepper hoarder
Seriously I'm definitely keeping these ones. Thats a delicious teriyaki chicken bowl right there...ahhh the memories. The amount of old fashioned donuts I ate at this place....
But after I surpressed the need to gag, it was really fun. After I got over the fact that I was a middle aged dork with four kids who has gained weight and wasn't as cute as when she last was there. I embraced it.
And I BECAME THAT CRAZY MAMA WHO IS BUGGING HER KIDS SHOWING HER EVERY BORING THING SHE EVER DID.
"Look, thats where I used to live."
"Look, thats where mom worked for a month" (Jamba Juice)
"Thats where this old guy (no seriously he was really old) bought my ice cream."
"Look, thats where mom and dad met" (In the HFAC)
And that is the beauty of BYU. It was were Jason and I met and so it will always be special.
Jason said, "Do you remember when Napster came out?"
Haha...napster. thats funny.
BYU brought me Minerva Teichart and the snow. Lindsey was there with me. BYU is where I was convinced that you could be a Utah Mormon and be cool. (Thats you Christine Jackman!). Even classy. And it produced most of my best friends out of that place.
Ahhhh....I'm starting to make myself sick again with this love BYU stuff.
Glad to know some places don't change.
You get the point.
oh yes, and here are some final wedding shots.