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Ups and Downs

Over the past few days, I have been navigating the ups and downs of some major lack of husband loneliness.  Some of the days have been successful.  Some have not.  Here's a peek:

UP:  Going to Lagoon with Keeley.  I was so happy that Keeley was willing to take a day off from being a mom and hang out with me.  We went to Lagoon and had a blast.  It was super hot, but we kept ourselves cool by going on water rides throughout the day.  Our luck at the beginning of the day wasn't so great, but eventually we got into the swing of things and walked on almost every ride!  We did every ride we wanted to several times and just enjoyed girl time.   Observe:

DOWN:  Dinner for 1.  To keep myself busy, I sometimes try to cook myself nice meals.  This one did not work out so well.  I tried to broil salmon.  I love salmon, so I was way excited about this dinner.  The salmon, while it was cooked and tasted fine, it did not LOOK fine.  I'm not sure what happened, and everything literally f…

A Very Short But Romantic Weekend

Daniel came home last weekend, and we had a fun-filled (although short) weekend.  Daniel got home Thursday afternoon, and I had a welcome home sign waiting for him:

We spent the afternoon making out lounging while Daniel finished up his computer work.  Then, I cooked him a freakin awesome dinner!  I don't eat meat, but let me tell you I am AMAZING at cooking it!  Observe:

 Those are some amazing drumsticks!  The sauce was so easy.  Here is the recipe (my notes are in blue): Ingredients 3 pounds chicken thighs (or whatever kind of chicken you want!) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup corn syrup 1 pinch garlic powder Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse the chicken pieces and place them, single layer and skin side up, in a 9x13 inch baking dish.  I put the chicken on a rack that was on a …

Daniel Update

I know this blog often seems a bit one-sided.  There's a reason, I promise.  Well, probably a few.  First, I write it, so naturally I'm more biased toward all the things happening in my neck of the woods.  Second, poor Daniel has been doing the same thing every day for quite some time.  Daniel's typical day looks something like this:

7am: Wake up
8am-6pm: Work
6pm-10pm: Work on grad school
10pm-7am: Sleep

Now this has slight variance, but that really is about it.  The worst part is, for the past two months Daniel has been doing all that not in Utah, but here:

That's right, I have been a lone wifey...again.  Some of you may recall that Daniel spent several months in Texas last year working.  He's left me again, but this time for Wyoming.  When his job runs out of work for him to do in Utah, they have to send him somewhere else. 

Obviously, this is not an ideal situation.  Neither of us enjoy it very much...particularly Daniel because he is the one who has to suffer…

Oh Yea...I Graduated!

On April 22, 2011 Camee Faulk became a college graduate!  I graduated Cum Laude (top 10% of the graduating class) with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Education.  I have a legit teaching license and an undergraduate degree!  Wahoo!

My whole family came for my graduation, which meant so much to me.  I don't get to see my parents very often, so any time I do it's super special.

I was also lucky because I graduated with my very best theatre friends.  It was SO cool that we all got to walk together!  Here are some highlights:

Daniel and I...He's thinking, "FINALLY!"
Heather Burgess and I reminiscing about our years working in the Harris Fine Arts Center Scheduling Office:
Both sides of the family were there to support me.  LOVE THEM!
I'll miss this place!
High School Musical!
For some weird reason there was no tassel-moving or cap-throwing in our ceremony, so we took it upon ourselves to make that happen:
My besties outside our home, the HFAC:
Doing so…


Random post!  I totally forgot to mention that in February I competed in stage management at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Los Angeles, California.  I didn't win, but I had a dang good time!  I took a week off of student teaching and went with about 20 other people from BYU and some of our professors.  We took off in some 12-passanger vans and made it to LA by 6pm.  I drove one of the vans all the way from Vegas to LA without stopping once!  I was very proud.  Here are some of the highlighs from the trip:

This was the GORGEOUS view of California Plaza from our hotel room at the Omni Hotel (all paid for by BYU!):
The first morning we went to Disneyland!  It was my first time!  I must say...I'm still loyal to Disney World, but it was still a blast:
Going to Disneyland with these crazy people was a HOOT!
Tower of Terror scared the CRAP out of usual...
These are all of the Production Stage Manager books lined up to be scrutinized!  Mine is the one wi…

Park City Fun With Friends

In April, we got the chance to have a super unexpected, super fun, super mini-vacation!  My best friend Emily (see my post on her wedding HERE) works for KSL, and one of her coworkers let her use his Park City condo for the weekend.  The condo normally runs for $1000 a night in the on season and we got it for a mere $30 a night!  So, we had a fantastic weekend of fun and friends:

This is where we stayed: Black Bear Lodge

These are our awesome friends, Emily and Jason who made this whole weekend happen!
 One of the highlights of the weekend:  AWESOME caramel apples!
There was lots of lounging and movie watching:
The amazing kitchen in the condo:
We definitely made a dent in this game pile:
Daniel and I enjoyed a vacation from our queen bed.  This bed was HUGE!  It had this foam mattress that was 4 inches thick and made you sink way down into it!  SO NICE!
Amazing bathroom!  The condo was 2 bed, 2 bath:
The Faulks braving the cold for a photo op!  
Because we can't really afford vacat…

Student a teeny weeny nutshell.

OK, so trying to explain/recap my entire student teaching experience in one post is ridiculous.  It's times like this that I get REALLY mad at myself for being such a blogging slacker because now there are hundreds of awesome stories that will never get put to paper (or to web...?) because I won't possibly be able to remember them all.  Luckily, I wrote a weekly reflection as part of my student teaching assignments, but even those are not very detailed.  Oh well, I guess I'll do what I can to give you an idea what my student teaching experience was like...

First of all, let me say that my student teaching experience was INCREDIBLE!  I student taught at Hillcrest High School in Midvale, UT.  Daniel and I moved from Provo to Midvale to make this a bit easier.  We're living in our cute Midvale basement apartment until we get jobs elsewhere.

One of the things that made my student teaching so incredible was this guy:
Mr. Joshua Long was my mentor teacher and the resident dra…