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Friday, July 9, 2010

Past 6 months

Here's a family letter that I wrote for my side, summing up our last six months. If you want to read it, great! Don't feel obligated to in any way though! Just thought it'd be fun to post...

Wow, has the time flown. I can't believe we are already half-way through 2010. So far, this year has been great to us. Few changes in our little family, but they're great changes.

Jared is still busy working at Symantec. He's loving it and is good at it, so hey... why change? He is now serving as scout master (over the 12 and 13 year old boys) in our ward. He is loving every minute of it! This has been one of the perfect callings for him I think. It has definitely kept him busy with weekly activities, camp outs, and merit badges. It's been a wonderful experience for him though. Other than that, Jared is staying busy keeping me sane and he's loving life!

I have now completed first year of nursing school. I'm still on track to graduate May 2011. YAY! I can't wait. I am currently in the process of taking the last class so I can get my L.P.N. I should be able to sit for the state board at the end of Aug.-ish. I am serving as cub scout committee chair (so I am in charge of all the boys 8-10 and their leaders). This calling has been a challenging one, but I love it. I think/hope I'm getting the hang out it, but we'll see. I am also primary pianist. I think this has been one of my favorite callings by far. Get the best of two worlds, kids and the piano! As far as work goes for me, we have recently decided that it is time for me to leave the working world and focus more on my studies, the house, and scouts. I had my last day on July 3. It still hasn't hit me though, since we had a busy 4th of July, I have clinicals for school for the next couple of weeks, and still busy maintaining life. Oh! Towards the beginning of March, I broke my pinkie finger. I had to have a day-surgery for the doctor to put pins in to help it heal properly. I had the pins in for about 4 weeks. I had about 4 or 5 weeks of PT, out of work for about 5 weeks, and off the piano for about 4 weeks. We made it though! I have total use of the pinkie, total strength, and life is good again!

As a couple... hmm... we bought a house and closed mid-Feb. I might have mentioned it in the last letter because we were in the process then. We moved at the end of Feb. We have also gotten a puppy! He's a joy, and a lot of work. His name is Buddy. He is a cockapoo (poodle, cocker spanial mix). He was born mid-March, so he's 3 ½ months right now. He's definitely your average puppy... playful, loves to chew (mainly on Jared's shoes and socks- I'm hoping this will help Jared remember to keep them picked up ;0) ), and he loves to run. He's already house broken but we're still working on the no jumping and no running after little kids. As far as our adoption process, we're still in a waiting game. We have updated our online profile, so hopefully that'll help us hear something. We'll see though. One of the things I hope to do, now that I'm not working, is maybe be a bit better at the publicity side and get our name out there more.

Anyway~ that about sums us up in a nut shell. Hope this finds everyone well, happy, and loving life!

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