So this has been a week of travel and celebration for our family. We traveled to Utah to spend time with the family this week for Thanksgiving and had a great trip. We left last Friday morning and drove Friday and Saturday to get to Utah. We spent the week dividing our time between our families and having a grand ol’ time! Here are some photos from our trip.
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
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 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
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
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
I know we haven’t blogged for a while but we’re going to try to play catch up for a bit! This September my younger brother got his Eagle Scout award! We were so proud of him. This makes 4 eagle scouts in my family with only one more to go. There weren’t a lot of people there but it was fun to have the family and friends there that did come. We just thought we’d share some photos from that day. The Eagle’s Nest Receiving the award. Dad and the brothers.The new Eagle with his sisters US!
In August we took a trip back to Utah, the “Crossroads of the West” to spend some quality time with our family! On our flight into Denver, where we had a layover, we saw an awesome lightning storm! We tried to capture it on video and hopefully you’ll enjoy what we were able to capture. No video can do it justice, it was amazing to see the raw power of nature and marvel at God’s creations. We were delayed coming into Denver because of some technical difficulties with the airplane. We had to stay the night in Denver and didn’t … Continue reading