Wednesday, March 28

Communication Senior Showcase!


Senior showcase! It was a lot of fun and just feels like a huge milestone. I stood behind my table for two hours and explained about 100 times what I did for my project, my Social Media for Moms Meeting. I got to see a lot of the professors that I have been working with throughout the semester and that was just so great.

I love communication major gathering of any kind because there is such a great energy and everyone is super friendly. Brett unfortunately was unable to attend because of work, but he saw the display at home and was still super supportive! He is making it to all the other important graduation events and I am so grateful for that!

My table was literally the one in the middle of the room and it was definitely the brightest!

Well, I just wanted to write a quick post and let ya'll know how it went!

Sheree Bingham

Sunday, March 25

Grad Night, Ward Party, and the Honor Code!


The semester is wrapping up and all of Rexburg is feeling it! The beautiful 50-60 degree weather is making it rather difficult to concentrate, all we want to do is go outside and play!

We did go throw a Frisbee around on Tuesday, just to soak up some sun, but this week was very rigorous in terms of school work.

Wednesday morning I gave my Social Media for Moms presentation to a Parents something something meeting in Sugar City. They were a great audience and I can give a big sigh of relief knowing that my project is finally completed. All I have left for it is Senior Showcase where I get to set up a table about my project. There will be judges there to give me my final great - yikes!

Wednesday night was Grad Night! I got to go listen to President Henry J Eyring Speak. (The son of the President Henry B. Eyring - he is the president of advancement at our school) He gave a fantastic talk about how at this point in our lives there are going to be lots of potential disappointments in the form of rejection letters and not getting the jobs we want right off the bat, but not to be discouraged because we are going to end up in a place where we will bless the lives of those around us. He emphasized that the church is in great need of us in all corners of the world. Overall just fantastic! We also received some gifts from the BYUI Alumni Association. My favorite is the BYUI alumni Key chain - feels good!

This weekend Brett finished up a 10 page paper on The Honor Code here at BYUI. This was a big feat for him as English is his least favorite topic of study. You can ask him about his paper, but only if you are preparing yourself for at least an hours worth of conversation! He has some rather convincing arguments. He also took several tests this week, he did fantastic on his accounting 302 test!

Yesterday amidst business and Law tests I went to a baby shower for our friend Chelsea who is due at the end of may. And last night we had a ward party, complete with Sub sandwiches and a chocolate fountain! I could not believe all the yummy things they had there to dip in chocolate - even Cinnamon bears!

I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys the changing season!

Sheree Bingham
Baby Shower! (Expecting mommy is on my left!)

The park!

Sunday, March 18

Chips and Smoke!


I have a friend that posted on Facebook that one of her pet peeves is people blogging and making their lives seem perfect when they really aren't. I'm not so sure how I feel about that comment and I hope that people don't think our lives are perfect because they sure aren't! We just figure write about the good stuff because no one likes a whiner! :)

On Friday I was severely startled by a smokey incident. Here's the story. I had been on campus working all morning then went to hang out with my cousin for a little bit, then I rushed home to see Brett in the short time he has on Fridays between classes and work. In the excitement of spending time with my husband I forgot to eat. So after he left I did some homework and became progressively hungrier. So at around 4 o'clock I decided to make myself a snack.

I thought that chips and salsa would be good, but since we didn't have any chips, but we had some left over corn tortillas, I would make my own chips. (I will probably never do this again.) I set the oven to broil at 500 degrees. Cut the corn tortillas and put them in the oven for about a minute, rotated them and set the timer for another 30 seconds and walked away. I guess I didn't hear the timer go off.

A couple minutes later I remembered and opened the oven to see a huge cloud of smoke. I slammed the oven shut, but it was too late our smoke detector started blaring. I grabbed a chair and unplugged the smoke detector and opened the doors and windows. It happened to be a rainy day outside and about 40 something degrees. Perfect- right?! : / I feel very lucky that the fire department didn't show up!

I went to Broulims to tell Brett what had happened and get out of the smoke for a little bit and the first thing he said to me was "you smell like a smoker" followed closely by a "What happened?!".

Anyway, long story, and during this whole process I somehow managed to talk to my mom and my mother in law on the phone (called my mom, Mary called me back about an address) So both of them got a good laugh about it :) Here is a picture of the chips...


The smoke smell is a lot lighter today so hopefully it will be gone soon. I'd like to say these things never happen to me, but they do. So now you know the story of how I almost burned the apartment down.

We did get the chance to go tot the temple together on Tuesday which was such a great opportunity. We usually end up going separately because of our mixed up school schedules.

I hope everyone has a great week... I need to go make 50 cookies for one of my classes tomorrow!

Sheree Bingham

Lovin' Life!

Sunday, March 11

Mexican Food!!!

Hey all!

I have come to realize something that I have not noticed before. I cook a LOT of mexican food. I am looking at my month menu right now (courtesy of Danette - wedding gift) and 14 out of the 31 days in march are schedule to be mexican meals. Haha, well, I guess you can't have too many tacos, casadillas, enchiladas, taquitos, sopapillas, and mexican meat mix in you life right?!

Anyway, I haven't blogged as much lately due to the busy school schedule. Stress levels are reaching a peak in the Bingham apartment. We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and clinging to it to maintain sanity :)

Last weekend we had the opportunity to go to the baby blessing of our niece Ella - Laura's baby (Brett's older sister). Steve gave a really nice blessing. The blessing was in Woods Cross Utah in the same building that our wedding reception was in (not really relevant, just a fun fact). It was fun to be around family!

The weather is finally starting to warm up. On our first day in the 50's it snowed in New Mexico, that is so strange!

I hope everyone has a good week and hopefully I can be more consistent at blogging!

Sheree Bingham

One of my many Mexican favorites!

Friday, March 2

Senior Project: Social Media for Moms

Hello Everyone,

This Semester is my last - most of you are aware. To graduate with a degree in Communication from Brigham Young University-Idaho you need to do a Communication related Senior Project. It is a 50 hour project that should prove to a committee of professors that you are ready to enter the communications profession. This is what I have been preparing throughout the semester...

Social Media for Moms

Social Media for Moms is a one hour presentation where I will teach the basics of social media. I will talk about some of the common myths of social media and then will go into depth in the common ones such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and Pinterest. After familiarizing the attendees with social media sites I will talk about precautions that can be taken to protect against the dangers of social media such as predators, cyberbullying, and posting to much personal information.

I did the advertising for this community event by creating flyers to place in public places such as the library, local restaurants, and the high schools. I also wrote news releases and radio spots for the local newspaper and radio stations. I was lucky to have a great mentor on this project that provided some great contacts and advice.

I have learned a lot through this project and was able to apply a lot of what I have learned in the past 4 years. I also have enjoyed it!

The event itself will be on March 8th in the Spori Building at Brigham Young University - Idaho.

This has been a big deal to me this semester, but have not talked to many people about it because, well, it hasn't really come up! I thought I would take this chance to tell about it!

Sheree Bingham