Yesterday was such an awesome day! The first part of the day was pretty nondescript---I just got a bunch of different tasks and such accomplished. And I donated platelets, which is always good. I was quite proud of myself when the nurse missed my vein on her first attempt on my right arm and had to try again and it barely fazed me. It definitely still bothered me a little, but not as much as it would have five years ago! :)
So the fun stuff of the day started at 7:30 when Jill and I hosted our joint half-birthday party. Our birthdays are in July, but since neither of us will be living here on our birthdays, we decided to celebrate our half birthdays. It was so fun! A bunch of our friends came, and we all had a blast! First we took turns playing several rounds of Mario Kart, passing the Wii remotes around so everyone had a chance to play a round or two. I completely made a fool of myself, but it was still super fun. :) Then we played Disney "Scene It?", and I revealed just how much of a Disney nerd I can be. :) Then we just sat and chatted before everyone left. I thought it went really well over all. I'm always worried when I host parties that they'll be dull or that people won't enjoy themselves, but I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time, and that makes me happy. :)
After that, Jill and I decided that we wanted to go out and play...in the first real snowfall Provo has had all winter! We'd been lamenting the fact that the "Provo Bubble" had seemed to include not only culture but also weather---every city around Provo was getting snow, but not us. But we finally got snow last night! So we went outside to play in it. We had one of the most intense snowball fights I'd ever participated in. It was so fun! I'd come out in a jacket, but by the time we were done, I'd even taken off the jacket because it was too hot. My clothes were completely soaked! But I thought we were fairly evenly matched (though Jill probably hit me more than I hit her :)), and it was such a blast! It was the perfect end to a wonderful day! I love my life!