New Stuff

Well, I haven’t been on here in a while. There has been lots going on and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As you all know, Stephen was down sized last week. Even though it has been very hard to see him going through the grieving process over this, I have really enjoyed having him home with me. The girls think that he stopped working just so that he could spend more time w/ them. Kas understands a bit more of what is going on and is being very supportive for his dad. I know they have all enjoyed seeing each other more as well. Today it seems like the phone has been ringing off the hook with leads all over the country. So, as of right now, everything is up in the air. Stephen also graduates on Thursday and we are all very excited about that. Hopefully, now even when he finds his new job he will have more time on his hands than he has been accustomed to over the passed 7 years. We are having a graduation dinner on Thursday night. Anyone who is reading this blog is welcome to come and celebrate with us. Just toss a comment on here and let me know. We are excited to see where our next path will lead us.

With all of this going on, I am going back to work next week at Ritz. This is a temporary thing until the dust settles and while Stephen can be home with the Goba, but it will be full time. It should be interesting. I haven’t worked full time since before Antoinette was born.

On a lighter note, I got to go have lunch w/ my amazing friends Amy, Kim, and Janice on Friday. Janice’s twins are adorable! It is really sad that it takes Amy coming in to town from Kentucky to get us all together. These girls are my very best friends from high school. I love them. It seems that no matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other, we can always jump right back into our own comfort zone. It was pretty funny when Janice asked Kim whether something she did was new since high school. It’s only been 17 years since we were all there. Oops, that may be giving too much away.

Stephen and I were both given new callings in our new ward. Steve’s is a family history consultant and mine is the librarian. I have never done this before and am excited to give it a go. I get my dad in there with me as an assistant and that should make the slow times fun. I don’t really get to spend much time w/ my dad anymore with no distractions so I am excited about this. I think we will get a chance to go to classes too, but first they need to give us a key so we can open and close as needed.

School is almost out and I can feel the wind changing. Actually I can feel a gale force blowing me over. I just can’t wait to see where these spring/ summer winds are going to take us.

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6 Responses

  1. kim horak says:

    Congratulations Steve! Are you so happy to be finished? Good luck on the job hunt. Let us know where you end up. Hopefully it’s some place really cool, where I can come and visit.

    Elise, I had so much fun hanging out with you, Janice and Amy. You guys are awesome. I still want to go to the visitor center and see the photos. Now that you are going back to work, you’ll have to let me know what day and time works for you.

  2. Sheri says:

    Congratulations Steve! I wish we could come by tomorrow but we have numerous commitments. Congratulations again!

  3. Emily says:

    Congratulations, Steve! I know you’ve been dying to be done with school forever! Did you decide to stop worrying about all the other dumb people in your lit class and just play with you analyses?

  4. Brian says:

    It sounds like this is all happening for a specific reason. I think you can feel that also. Just make sure you and Steve stay positive. Hey, Steve, maybe you’ll land somewhere where the drivers don’t piss you off so much! Also, I’m glad that you girls were able to get together. Kim likes that every so often, even though she won’t admit it! Lastly, Elise, will you tell Mer to get off her you know what and update her blog!

  5. amy f says:

    Thanks, Elise, so much, for coming to the luncheon. It was really nice to see you all. I feel blessed to have good friends.

    Congratulations on Steve’s graduation. We are still working on that one. You will have to tell us where you end up.

    Your positive attitude is an inspiration. :-)

  6. Darilyn says:

    You seem so positive in this post. I know what you mean about having a group of friends that you can just jump right back in with. My group of friends from high school are like that too. Our 20 year reunion is this summer and I’m so excited that we will all get to see each other. So that’s cool that you got to see your friends. I was an assistant ward librarian once. I actually really enjoyed it. Keep us posted on how things are going. It sounds like you must be getting lots of leads if the phone keeps ringing like that.