Utah visit (from Sarah’s point of view)

In September, Adam and I took a quick trip home to do some recruiting for Adam’s work at our alma mater. (I even got to go as the wife recruiter to convince all the wives that Austin is the place to be.) The BYU Engineering Career Fair was two days long (plus one day of interviews). We flew in the weekend before so we could spend a little time with our families and friends. It was the first time we’ve seen one of Adam’s brother’s since he returned home from his mission in Finland. It was so great to see … Continue reading

Our Last Weekend in Utah

Here’s a little breakdown of what we did during our last weekend in Utah: Thursday Finished packing up things we needed to bring with us to Austin. Watched the packers pack all of our things. Ate Del Taco for lunch. Went to Adam’s eye appointment. Both got our hair cut by our friend, Nicole. Went to the Manti Pageant with my family in their big blue van. Ate delicious, homemade 9-inch corn dogs. Rode with my family back from Manti. Picked up things from our apartment and drove to my family’s house to spend the night (since our bed was … Continue reading

Spring Term

Spring term was an adventure. I’ve never done a spring term before. The term ran from April 26 to June 16. I enrolled for two classes: an internship and an advanced writing history class. I interned with a company located in downtown Salt Lake City called ProGenealogists. They are a professional family history research firm. I was able to do some Germanic family history research as well as a lot of U.S. research. Overall, it was a good experience. I learned a lot about what I do want to do when I take on clients….and some things that I don’t want to … Continue reading

BYU Graduation

Adam and I graduated! (Well, I sort of did…read on.) Adam got a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Adam and I walked together in the College of Engineering convocation ceremony. (I will technically be done by Thanksgiving. I took two classes during spring term and have three online classes to finish before Thanksgiving. Then I’ll have a BA in Family History and Genealogy. I’m almost there! Hooray!) Winter semester was crazy. Adam wrote and defended his master’s thesis. He worked so hard on his thesis! That was about all he did for three weeks straight. He really had … Continue reading

Daily Affirmation

This morning I heard this video playing in the back room. I think this little girl has a great attitude and outlook on life! Sometimes its important to have a positive outlook on life and on our ability to weather the storms that come into our lives. Sometimes we just need to decide that we can do anything good.

Going to the (Y) Ball

Tonight we went on an awesome date. Some background though. Today was not-so fun. I got up really early and drove an hour to Salt Lake City to the Family History Library. One of my classes was meeting there. In addition, I had a project to finish up there that was due at 3pm. It stunk being away from Adam all day (poor guy–he stayed at home without a car and cleaned and did homework), and I ended up staying longer than I had originally planned. Blah. I learned some good things though, so that was good. Then we had … Continue reading