Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dear Provo

I miss you already.
 I miss this view outside my front door.
I miss the BYU 51st ward (and the fact that every ward has "BYU" in the name)
I miss the amazing friends we have there. You know who you are :)
I miss having 4 different BYU channels on basic cable.

But...I do love 
Being near these people
Having beautiful warm weather.
Having yummy places to go eat.

Having a real, non-student income.

And Harrison loves working here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Things happen fast

...really, really fast.

A couple of weeks ago, Harrison applied to work with UNLV's ROTC program in Las Vegas.  He was eligible to work with any ROTC after he received his military orders (which we did the end of September).  So he can work as a Gold Bar recruiter for a university for four months before we leave for Georgia, which is now through February.  BYU's ROTC wasn't accepting any more Gold Bar recruiting positions, so we checked with UNLV since we have family there.  The request officially went to the Army on Monday, and Wednesday morning we found out he got the position, and we are to report to Las Vegas on October 18th.  That's MONDAYTHIS MONDAY.  So we are packing up our apartment.  Our beautiful new apartment that we only enjoyed for about 6 weeks, and moving down to Vegas Sunday after church.   
 See?  So pretty :)

This is very bittersweet for us.  This new job is a wonderful blessing, and one we have been praying for.  It will give us all the benefits of being in the army; good salary, health insurance, and it will start Harrison's "clock" in the military as well.  We are so excited to be close to family before we move to the other side of the country, but of course so heartbroken to leave our friends and life here. We will live with Harrison's parents for about 3 months before we pack up again (this time on the Army's dime :) ) and head to Columbus, GA.  

Life is never dull around here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Chadwick

If you haven't noticed, I've been to a lot of weddings the past few months. Three old roommates and close friends, and I have one more next month - my sister's!!

Last weekend we celebrated with Lindsey and Dan
They are such a beautiful couple!!

Congratulations to the new 
Mr. & Mrs. Chadwick!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I'm grateful for the Church.
I'm grateful I have a testimony of what I know is true.
I'm grateful that even though others discriminate against, protest against, and argue with the Church that it will never, ever change its standards, teachings and principles.  Even if that means going against what society may say is "right".
I'm grateful I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

And I love President Boyd K. Packer and believe his words are truly inspired by our Heavenly Father.
No matter what anyone else may say.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Army News (part 2)

Did I say we were leaving Provo in April?...I meant February.
There was a mistake in the information we first received so  
we report to 
Ft. Benning, GA February 13th.

And...Want to know where our first duty station is after that?
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky!
Home of the 101st Airborne Division

This was the fourth choice on our list, but besides Washington (our first choice) we didn't have any huge connections anywhere else so we're thrilled with the duty station we've been assigned to!  Harrison has lived at Ft. Campbell twice already and he and his family loved it, and we have heard terrific things about this base.  We're so excited for our adventures to come!