Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jon and I have a new "niece"! Her name is Cali, and we go visit her as often as possible! Take a look:

She is soo cute! We love her little dress and hoodie. Thanks to Jessica and James, we get to play with her when we go over to visit them.

James, Jessica, Jon and I have been able to plan some fun acitivities. We went and visited Grandma Clara in Sandy, and went to Matt and Melanie's and played games. Melanie is so close to having her baby!! Last weekend we went to Allan Mount's LOL (laugh out loud) improv show. It was a total blast to see Allan as his funny self.

Jon and I have been going through some major changes at work. We cut down the office hours to 9am to noon, and have delegated a lot of the responsibilities. This leaves me pretty much off the hook. I was having a difficult time with the unavoidable confrontation with the tenants, and the stress of it didn't feel healthy. So our boss, our maintenance mangers, and us have found creative ways to make the business more efficient. And of course, absent of me (really my favorite part of it all).

Ultimately I truly believe these changes do make things more efficient, and that makes me happy too. It also makes me happy that Jon is sooo good at this job!!! I am so proud of him- right now he is the breadwinner of our little family :) we are happy that he is gaining so much experience and confidence in this field.

I will be looking for a more positive, uplifting job to help keep me busy in the afternoons. I am hoping to work with children or youth.

School is going well, we are half way done with the semester. Classes are busy busy busy, and we are spending a lot of time studying. I am happily doing much better in my classes this semester, and am enjoying them X10000 more! Jon is finding that anatomy is difficult, but he still enjoys it. He is also loving his management classes, and learning more about business.

We are watching in wonderment all of the chaos sorrounding proposition 8. I am hoping for a happy ending, and I hope it comes soon. There is so much hate sorrounding our generation's feelings on this issue. Even from Utah I read on facebook friends turning against friends, name calling, and hurt feelings. Jon and I respect others and their beliefs. However we still hold strongly to the definition of marriage that we uphold, the marriage we participated in, as defined as one man and one woman. God bless the people of California.

I apologize for the lack of update for a while, but know that no news is good news! We are doing well, staying healthy, and looking after each other.

I hope all of you have a happy halloween!

Much love.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

First of all, a special shout out to Grandma Joan!! I didn't even know you read our blog but I am so happy that you do. Thank you for the sweet birthday card!

Jon and I have been very busy this past week with our first exams of the semester. Between us, we had 5 exams (and we have 3 more ahead of us), and some additional big assignments. Even though it feels like a lot of studying, we have been very happy, and feeling good about our results.

My birthday was last Tuesday, thank you to family for sending lots of love and birthday wishes, it was greatly appreciated. Jon brought me home some beautiful flowers, the first flowers he has ever given me! I was so excited. Mom was in town for Grandma's surgery, so James, his girlfriend Jessica, Jon and I went to Sandy and met mom. We had a yummy dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. It was so nice to see family on my birthday, it made it feel like it was really special.

General Conference was this weekend, and it was as inspiring as ever. It is so neat to hear the prophet and apostle's words. You can't help but feel happy, uplifted and enlightened after hearing the simple truths of the gospel all weekend!
James and Jessica came over for this morning's session. We are lucky to have BYU TV, so we got to stay in our PJs to watch it. We made breakfast sandwiches and cinnamon-rolls (we like Elaine Mount's better!!).

Overall, we have had a busy but productive and happy week. We love being married and think that it's not hard- it's just worth it. We want our family to know that we are happy with our life together and we're trying our best to take good care of each other. We love you all! God Bless.