Wow-it's been awhile. Life is crazy and busy and wonderful. We had a great Christmas in Idaho this year. This was our first Christmas married, so it was extra special. J.D. has a great memory and bought an ornament to commemorate our first Christmas together- what a lucky girl I am- he spoiled me with a lot of other gifts too- and went over on the budget we had set. I can't be too upset because I did the same thing. We had Christmas dinner at my dad's house this year and had some unexpected and really unwanted guests show up that day. No I'm not being mean- really I'm not it's kind of a sad situation. My brother had a semi-truck that was at my dad's burn to the ground on Christmas day. He was trying to heat the engine (diesel engines and cold weather don't mix) anyway, the truck started on fire and the unexpected guests were the fire departments from Mud Lake and Monteview. They were only unwanted because of the loss of the truck but we were so grateful they do such an outstanding job and take their volunteer work so seriously. It just reminded me why I'm so blessed to have grown up in such a great community. Needless to say Christmas 2009 is not one we will soon forget.
The new year has arrived and I wonder what happened to the past year- I'm not gonna lie 2009 was FANTASTIC and I know that 2010 is going to be even better. JD is doing so well at work and his boss is so pleased with the work he is doing. We are so blessed to have him in such a stable job that he loves. He is taking on more responsibility and is enjoying it. I'm so proud of him and how hard he works to take care of our little family.
We are planning on moving to a new apartment/townhome/condo/house whatever we find at the end of February. We want to save some money so we can buy a home within the next year and our current apartment complex won't lower our rent and there are some great places around that we have had our eye on. We're excited for the move and the new people we will have an opportunity to rub shoulders with. We aren't excited about the actual moving part but it is what it is.
I'm back in school this semester taking 16 credits at UVU and working part time still at Massage Envy. I took a CNA training class during the Christmas break and I'm waiting for a slot to open up so I can take the state tests and get my certificate and start work as a CNA so someone else can pay for me to get my degree. I am so excited that I'm going to be able to take some classes with my sister this summer and then be able to apply to the nursing program at Weber State together. I hope we both get in and can go through the program together- wouldn't that be awesome??!!
We are rounding the corner of a year since we were married- I can't believe it has been that long and in the same token it seems like it has been so much longer because I don't remember J.D. not being part of my life- anyway, we are so excited that we are going to be able to be sealed in the LDS temple. We haven't set an appointment yet but we have decided to be sealed in the Oquirh Mountain Temple on April 10, 2010. Needless to say we are really excited to have this date finally arrive. We have had the opportunity to do proxy sealings since JD received his endowments in August and we have become even more excited from "our turn" to arrive. I am so grateful for a good husband that is such a good example to me and helps me stay focused and on the path we need to be on. We are truly blessed and pray that many miracles will bless us and each of you in 2010.
Until next time...
Until next time...