Sunday, December 21, 2008
Merry Christmas 2008
2008 has been a very busy year for us. We have accomplished a lot. Ryan and I both went to school year round this year in order to finish and earn our degrees. Ryan got his degree in Economics in July and I got my degree in Theater and Speech Education this month. In August we moved from Rexburg, Idaho to Bountiful, Utah. This apartment is the fourth we have lived in since we got married two and a half years ago. We moved to Bountiful so that I could student teach at Bountiful High School, the school I had been assigned. Before we moved, we had never been to Bountiful before and we are still trying to get to know the area. The same week we moved, we also found out we are expecting a baby. We will welcome a baby boy to our family the first part of April. So, besides student teaching (which ended in November) I have been spending the last few months resting and preparing for the baby. Ryan got a job at Discover Financial Services in the Salt Lake area. He enjoys his job but we miss getting to eat dinner together since he works in the evenings. We are blessed right now to get really good medical benefits though. He has also spent the last few months applying to 9 different graduate schools around the country to get his Doctorate in Economics. So, we will be moving yet again this summer. All in all, it has been a wonderful year, and we look forward to another year full of big events and a few surprises! We love you all and wish we could be near you all at Christmas. We are so grateful to have a knowledge of the gospel and to be able to surround ourselves with things that remind us of the Savior. Merry Christmas from Ryan and Heather!