Monday, June 14, 2010

No, I'm Not Dead :)

Posted: 14 Jun 2010 12:00 AM PDT
"Teaching in the home is becoming increasingly important in today's world, where the influence of the adversary is so widespread and he is attacking, attempting to erode and destroy the very foundation of our society, even the family. Parents must resolve that teaching in the home is a most sacred and important responsibility." L. Tom Perry, "Mothers Teaching Children in the Home," Ensign, May 2010, 30
Topics: Parenthood

Awesome and inspiring quote, huh? I at least loved it (and always need such reminders!)...

So a LOT has happened since the last post. We are in Utah, have been here for over a month, and we are "settled" in to my sister's house (thank you SO MUCH Meg and John!!) where we're staying all summer. Robert is gone all the time, except Sundays and some rare Saturday "moments"... at work and at class and studying. He is so diligent and hardworking. I am grateful I married such a smart AND hardworking man... though it is hard sometimes when I want to selfishly hang out with him, while he's selflessly giving his all for our family. Thanks for all you do, Honey!

Speaking of Robert... he is now officially an attorney, woo hoo... and I have some pics to prove it. Here are some shots from our OH-SO-FUN, kidless, anniversary/graduation trip to NYC (thanks Brecken and Justin!), New Jersey (Six Flags, woohoo), and then DC (thanks Jenn and John!)... We had a BLAST and it was the first real vacation (more than one night) we have taken since our HONEYMOON. It was needed and I hope to make it a yearly treat. :)

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Commencement (which was held at the National Mall, right behind the Capital Building)... it was pretty amazing. She is an impressive woman. And she only agreed to speak at GW if GW completed 100,000 hours of service in this last school year... which they did (and exceeded). It was quite inspiring. Jenn and John Z., our good friends and the best hosts ever, let us stay at their house in DC and accompanied us to all of the graduation ceremonies. Since no family could be there, it was really nice to have their support (especially so I wasn't sitting alone the whole time-- thanks guys!)... they are awesome friends and we MISS THEM.

(Post-graduation PARTY... involving Phase 10 and chocolate, as I recall.)

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