One of the strangest, yet fun family traditions that my mom started 7 or 8 years ago is on the 4th of July to hand out root-beer floats to random strangers. My mom lives a few blocks from Sugar House park and when the fireworks are over we give root-beer floats to people walking back to their cars. It is so funny to see the looks on people’s faces when we offer them a free root-beer float– I imagine I would be a little suspicious myself. The reactions we get range from a confused “no, thank you…,” to “Wow, this is awesome, you made my day!” We also have people telling us that they look forward to root-beer floats every year and each year they hope we will still be there. It is totally random, but always a blast.
My Mom, my Aunt, my hot Husband, my Niece, and my Eleanor.
Today marks the first official day of Utah Valley University! The past two days have been a full of celebrations to ring in the new era. I came to UVSC as a freshman in 2001 and graduated with my BA degree in 2005. After graduation I got a job interpreting at UVSC, and it’s hard to believe that with school and work I have been on campus for 7 years! That is a very long time to stay in one place. I am glad I have been able to witness the changes and be part of them at this school over the last 7 years, it had provided me with opportunities that I wouldn’t have had any other place.
Today at the the official ceremony and ribbon cutting there were politicians and big wigs from all over the state as well as President Monson who dedicated the new building. I had the opportunity to interpret the event and I will never forget it.
My awesome co-workers Carol, Jason, and Sonya
The new library
There are tons of new bronze statues at the new library
Sonya and I looking hot in our free UVU visors! Nerds!