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~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Once upon a time, Karin and Trevor were just 2 kids out on a date with a big group of friends...

It was our second date. I asked him :) Instead of going to BYU's homecoming dance like normal people, we got a group of friends together to dance away the night at the Murray Arts Center! It's this super old dance studio with a live jazz band, and they play lots of ballroomy danceable music. Most of the people who usually go are awesome cute old couples who actually know how to dance...and then there's our random group of ballroom dancer friends from BYU! It's lots of fun!

But I'm getting distracted from the part of the story I intended to write about (haha can you blame me? I'm a bit homesick for dance). Before the dancing, we all went to Brick Oven for pizza! I guess BYU won the homecoming game (football isn't my thing...), because during dinner Cosmo the Cougar burst into the restaurant and ran around taking pictures with everyone! Including us :)


He was a bit over-enthusiastic, and he ended up totally knocking a poor little toddler flat on his face, which prompted immediate hysterical crying. While we were watching all the hullabaloo, Trevor noticed the little boy's dad was wearing a Penn State University jacket. That sparked a conversation between the two of us about how Penn State is the only university in the country with an entire Masters program specifically devoted to acoustics (his passion in life), and it's just basically amazing.

I asked the obvious, "So why don't you go there?" but he said he didn't think he'd be able to get the kind of grades you need to get into their master's program. It was just a dream.

And then we finished eating, went dancing, and fell in love.

picture evidence (yes, we switched who was dancing the boy's part and girl's part in the photo):


Then since we were so in love, we got married, and then we had a baby, and all our dreams came true!...except for the dream to get a masters degree in acoustics from Penn State. He didn't get accepted last year, but we were very blessed and ended up with this amazing job in Alabama!

Then on Tuesday morning we both had colds, so Trevor stayed home from work. As we were lying around feeling sick and rotten, Trevor got a notification on his phone about an email. And not just any email...it was an acceptance letter from PSU!! That's right, Trevor got accepted to Penn State!!!!!! And now, yet again, we're going to be living our dreams!

Yep, dream big, work hard, pray hard, and watch your dreams come true :)

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