Saturday, December 26, 2009

December Drawing Winner

Congratulations to Heidi Bradford (2L) who won the December Gift Basket Drawing. She won a $25 gift certificate to Trafalga and an additional $30 gift certificate to a place of her choosing. There will be another Gift Basket Drawing in April. Merry Christmas and I hope that you are all enjoying your break! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Free Books

These are LDS and parenting books.

As a part of his doctoral studies, John Hilton III is "studying what
happens when books are made available for free." He worked with
"Deseret Book and they have made 8 of their books available for free."
They can all be downloaded at Several of
the books are ones you might be interested in. The books are:

1. Please Pass the Scripture (by John Hilton lll).
2. What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Was Single (by John
3. Women at the Well (by Richard and Jeni Holzapfel).
4. Digging Deeper (by Robert Eaton).
5. 10 Secrets Wise Parents Know (by Brent Top and Bruce Chadwick).
6. Growing Up: Gospel Answers About Maturation and Sex (by Brad
7. Saving Kristen (by Jack Weyland). (fiction)
8. The Hidden Path (by C.B. Andersen). (fiction).

They will only be available online for free for a short

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun For The Rest Of December

  • Exercise Group - MWF 9-10:30 at the chapel located on 86 South 900 East. The only day in December they won't be doing it is Friday, Christmas day.

Friday, December 4, 2009

March Hobby Night Orders

Just a reminder tomorrow is the last day to place an order for the March hobby night!

Festival of Trees

If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids while your husband is studying like crazy, this is a really fun thing to go do! More info here.

EVENT:Festival of Trees benefiting Primary Children’s Medical Center.

DATE:December 2-5, 2009 (Wednesday through Saturday)

TIME:10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day

PLACE:South Towne Exposition Center
9575 South State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070

TICKETS:At the door--$4.00 for adults; $3.00 for children ages 2-11; $14.00 Family tickets (good for Wednesday only, December 2). Family tickets will admit up to six immediate family members.

Discount tickets--$3.50 for adults; $2.50 for children (available at Zions Banks or any Festival of Trees Executive Board Member)

Senior Citizens -- $3.00 Wednesday through Saturday.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

November Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to DeAnn Mehr who won a $20 gift card to Chuck E. Cheese. If you would like to be entered into the December Date Night Drawing (and you haven't already paid dues) please send a $20 dues check to Samantha Anderson at 268 N 700 E Provo, UT 84606.

Christmas Gifts $10 and Under

Christmas can be hard to make happen while in law school. We never have a ton of money to spend on Christmas, but we still have lots of people to buy for. Here are some fun ideas for under $10.

For the Whole Family:
We have gone to Portrait Innovations every year so far to get a family picture taken. You get a ton of pictures for $9.95. There are no other fees! With that $9.95 we have a gift for my parents, the in-laws, the grandparents, and really anyone else you want to give them to! We give the bigger ones to the parents, the midsized ones to the grandparents, and the wallets in a Christmas card to all the brothers and sisters. Who doesn't like a picture, right? The closest location is at the shops at Riverwoods 4801 N University Ave Provo, UT 84604-5573 (801) 426-2697. Here is the website and a list of what pictures and sizes you get.

For a Sister or a Friend:
My sister just got this wallet from Target and I love it! Only $9.99. Not bad, and it comes in several colors. Target has some pretty good prices on some cute jewelry too. Make sure and check out the dollar bins too!
I also like these headbands from Everything Goes. They are $10. A friend of a friend makes them and I think they are so cute!
For a child:
Last year we bought this tent for our kids from Ikea for $9.99. They loved it! It comes apart nicely and fits under a bed.
We also got this train set from Ikea. This set is $9.99. It's quite a bit cheaper than the name brand trains and we have been happy with it.
For a Brother or a Friend:
This may sound a little ghetto, but last year we gave a couple people used books from amazon. If you have a favorite book that you would like to give you can search on Amazon and check out the used prices. We gave this book and got it for about $8.

That's all I got for now! If you have any ideas let me know!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tips for Surviving Finals

I think no matter what year your husband is in school, finals time can be hard! I thought I would share some of the things that have helped my husband and I get through them in the past. Please share any ideas you have!

  • Plan something fun for when one final is over or for when all of finals are over or both. I feel like this gives us both something to look forward to and something else to focus on besides time apart. This year we are going to Jump On It after his first final is over. He only has two this year, (yay) so when his last one is over, we are going to Las Vegas for a night!
  • Hang out with other Law Partners! There are lots of planned activities that you can attend or plan one yourself! I am all for a play date at my house if you are interested! I have a 3 year old and a one year old who are quite bored with just me!
  • Find a new hobby that takes up a lot of your time like blogging, sewing, organizing your pictures on your computer (currently doing), or organizing your itunes account (currently doing).
  • Make a finals survival kit for your husband. At the beginning of finals week you could give him some healthy snacks and some unhealthy snacks, a highlighter, ear plugs, tabs (my husband swears by these), travel size tylenol, $10 to his signature card so he can get snacks at the vending machines or any of the restaurants on campus, or even just surprise him with cookies on his carrel.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Headband Party

I'm thinking about attending a headband party December 3 from 6:30pm-9pm. The creator behind all these darling headbands is Carrie with Navy Perl. Her GMa used to own a vintage fabric shop back in the 70's, so you can only imagine how amazing the fabric is that she uses. There are so many different styles to choose from!!

Let me know if you are interested in going with me! It's at an old friend's house of mine and I am thinking they will make cute gifts!

Apparel Sale

The Law School will hold an apparel sale Thursday December 3rd from
11am until 1pm. This will be the LAST SALE OF THE SEMESTER! So make
sure to grab any Christmas presents you might be needing!

From 11-1, the foyer area in front of the Fishbowl will be fully
stocked with all of your favorite attire, including:

zipped and pullover hoodies
nordic jackets
portfolios and more
And brand new items including: