(Funny side story...I thought her last name was Stutz for like 6 months. When someone told me it was actually Stutzneggar I didn't believe it.)
I think the thing I admire most about Stutz is her work ethic. She was the first one of my roommates to get out and get a job; a "custodial engineer" at a nearby middle school. That job had great perks...like free toilet paper. She's always been hard working. But besides that, Stutz is adorable, devoted, spunky and tough.
It took me a little longer to get close to Stutz. You see...she had a boyfriend back home. She did whatever she could to catch a ride home with someone every single weekend for a little extra time with the BF (despite our best persuasion efforts to the contrary). I guess it paid off. After he served a two year mission he came home and married her.
Now she's just as hardworking, adorable, devoted, spunky and tough to the benefit of her cute family. She supports that same man as they've moved around the country while he goes to law school. She has an adorable little girl (named Bentley...is that cute or what?) and another coming soon.
I'm a little sad at my limited number of pictures of Stutz. But if you recall...she was never around on the weekends and she worked during the week. I love her just as much, there's just less photographic evidence. Looking back, I'm pretty impressed. It must have been hard to go off to work day in and day out while we all begged her to come have fun with us. That girl has always had a good head on her shoulders.
Our lovely rendition of "My Little Buttercup" from the Three Amigos
A trip to Temple Square
We all had various places to go that night, but felt it necessary to take a group picture.
I think I might have realized at this point how few pictures I had of Stutz and I made her take a picture with me then and there. I'm not sure how happy she was about that.
What college apartment was complete without an inflatable couch? Just thinking about that one makes me laugh.
Sophomore year (while her BF was on a mission and we saw a little more of her) Stutz's mom gave her a HUGE turkey. She brought it back and slaved away all day to serve the whole apartment complex.
Riding the LTD.
None of us had a car freshmen year and we rode the bus to get anywhere. The boy is only vaguely familiar...somebody's high school friend maybe? It seems like his name was Brett? Did we run into him on the bus? Why is he in my picture?
Picnic on the Quad
No better way to celebrate the end of finals week than a slumber party! (Preceded by the best apartment dance party ever!)
I had to swipe a current picture off her blog to show you just how adorable Stutz and her family are. My pictures don't do her justice. Cute right?
Stutz has a busy couple months ahead of her...with a new baby due soon, a husband taking the BAR, a move a few states away, and a little visit with her family in the mix. I have no doubt she'll handle it with ease.