Sunday, April 26, 2009

Visit from my Mom

I have been horrible at posting and today I finally caught up. I forgot to post about when my mom came to visit though. She came the week before classes were over. Which was perfect because I was done with all my projects and didn't really need to start studying for tests yet. She came for a week just her and it was tons of fun. We didn't do much, but it was tons of fun to just have her visit. We watched movies and ate treaties like all family visits :) we couldn't leave that out. She also came to one of my presentations for my Phonology class it was fun to have her. On Friday Katherine, my mom and I and the kids went shopping up in Park City iall, who doesn't love shopping, it was tons of fun. Before we knew it she was already getting ready to leave it was fun, but went by way to fast. Hopefully now that Greg has a job with US airways we will be able to afford to visit family more often now.

Graduation and Moving

So Greg is officially done with school YIPPEE!! All of you who don't know he received his Bachelors degree in Business Finance. He was pretty depressed about graduating because he hadn't received a job yet, but the afternoon after he was done with all his finals he received the best call ever. US airways called him and offered him a job as a senior financial analyst. Oh my gosh it was the best feeling ever. I totally thought he was kidding when he told me. We were really hopeful that he would get this job but didn't really think it would happen. Fifteen people were up for the job and he got it.
Wow does Heavenly Father really answers prayers. I don't know how many times we have prayed to receive a job and our prayers were answered at the most perfect time. This has been one of the biggest testimony builders for me. If you truly believe Heavenly Father is watching out for you and constantly keep faith and trust him you will be so blessed. I think this is the best job Greg could have received and I remember getting so upset thinking why is he not getting hired, but come to find out the best job for Greg was going to come when it needed to.
I'm truly grateful for such a hard working husband. I could see myself getting so discouraged and giving up, but he kept going, working so hard to not only find his dream job, but provide for his family. He got discouraged a lot of times but never lost faith. So the job is in Phoenix, Arizona. We are going tomorrow to find a apartment and will be there until Wednesday. Once we sign all the papers hopefully we will know when Greg is going to have to go down there and we will start moving. I'm really excited for a change and moving forward in life, but I'm really sad we won't be close to as much family anymore and sad we have to leave all the friends we have made here. We love you guys and will miss you more than anything!!!

Eliza baby

Over this past weekend Katherine and Jason went out of town so we had a lovely weekend babysitting my one year old cousin Eliza. She is the cutest thing ever. We had so much fun with her. She is one of the best babies. We only had one unpleasant experience, there was a little explosion in the diaper and the Pj's but that was about it.
Since Greg was graduating this past week while we had her, we took her along, she was so good. Everyone was saying "oh your baby is so cute! What's her name? How old is she? It was fun pretending to have a baby for a weekend :). My Dad, Ana and my little sisters came to the Thursday commencement and the whole time my sisters were constantly wanting to hold her and feed her, they are going to be the best Aunties. On Friday we went out to eat with Greg's family and everyone was so entertained by her. I think they are ready to be aunties, uncles, grandparents. Greg kept saying we really need to have a baby. So... we will keep you posted.

Her cute little scrunchy face she makes.

Laughs for Life

Greg has been able to be a part of a organization called laughs for life their purpose is to raise money for a charity called Tiny Tim and Friends that helps HIV + orphans in Zambia, Africa. To raise money they made a joke book and so far it has raised over 8,000. All that money goes straight to help the kids and pregnant women that are HIV+. With the money they are able to provide medicine, shelter, education and food for the kids and pregnant mothers. The medicine enables them to manage the virus so that it does not shorten their life span. Pregnant women as a result of taking the medicine do not pass the virus onto their unborn.
On April 14th to try and raise money and encourage people to buy the book they organized a night with Divine Comedy and Laugh out Loud, two BYU comedy groups. It was a ton of fun and was a for a great cause.