Friday, April 11, 2008

Oh the Joys!

Well, my last post seemed like a real downer, even though I didn't mean it to be; so, I decided I better post quickly before everyone thought I was sulking. I have too much to be happy about.

First of all, I'm so grateful that I had a willing and able husband that suggested we try living in Las Vegas for a few months to see how it went. He has never been much of a Vegas fan, but he knows how I have LOVED growing up around my family and that ALL of our family get-togethers have been highlights of my life, so he thought we should try it out if he got an internship here. He did, and we have been here for the last four months. There have been a lot of fun things about being around family, playing softball, and having new jobs and experiences....and there have been a few things from which we have since learned our lessons. I have loved it here...Devin has coped well, and we will be returning to Provo in the next 2 weeks for my graduation and for some new fun adventures. (I am personally excited to get back to intramural sports again. I LOVE to play co-ed soccer with my hubby! He is AMAZING! It is also fun and great exercise, and I just plain feel better. Plus, we are JUST in time for rock climbing season! All I can say is WAAAHHOOOO!!!) I really will miss the family though. I get a little bored in Provo sometimes. Mainly because I don't do as many silly things as I did when I was single and we don't have a dishwasher. ha ha. I know...pity me. --Trevor likes to remind me that only 2,000 people (in Australia) have dishwashers out of like 3 million) then I am forced to count my blessings--

Second of all, I'm glad we were able to make some money. It's not going to be much and it won't last long with tuition and stuff, BUT we actually had an income for almost FOUR MONTHS! WOW! I can't even believe the luxury it is to be able to work and have a consistent income from BOTH of us! PLUS, I was able to get transferred from my store here to the store in Springville; so I will continue to have a steady job with some GREAT benefits! :O) The only thing is, we're gonna have to get used to both of our full time jobs to just me being PART time for a least until they can rotate me into a full time schedule. I'm sure once I get there it won't be a problem. I was offered a position at another branch too, but had already accepted the other offer....I am still trying to weigh out the options and determine what might be best for us.

Third, I am SO thrilled about the friends I was able to make at this branch here in Vegas. I know that there are some frustrating people in the world, but for all of them, I swear there are at least 15-20 absolutely FANTASTIC people if we truly give them a chance and our love. I have met people from all walks of life who DO truly care about people believe it or not. And we have had a blast! I have really loved my team!

Fourth, it is SO wonderful to have a practically fully functioning body again~! I haven't been on permanent medication for about 3 months now and have been JUST fine! I am still very tired most of the time, but I can get over that compared to what I WAS experiencing! I am grateful for a body that can get the things done that I need to get done!

We'll just do one more and then I'll be done. Last night, I was able to go to the Savior of the World musical that they had here in Vegas at one of the recreation centers. It was BEAUTIFUL! The music was inspiring and my testimony has grown! I'd like to thank all of the people who put so much hard work and dedication into sharing that beautiful message! (Thanks Kara!) I love my Savior and I hope that we as LDS members can share that love with ALL people we come in contact with...whether it be through our actions, thoughts, or words. Christ loves us all and I am so grateful to know that He is there and listening, guiding my family, and providing the way for us to return to Him! I am grateful for that knowledge!

Hope you all have a wonderful day! It is joyous to be here on earth! (And yes, Becca, a little sunshine can go a LONG way~!!!!)


Becca and Ty said...

yay for a little sunshine! :)

I'm so happy you got to live in vegas again for a bit. And I'm so glad you're feeling consistently better. I am too for the first time in about 6 months and it is so liberating. :)

The Dynamic Trio said...

I HAD NO IDEA you were in Vegas! When you left that sweet comment about watching Nicci i was floored. I had no clue you were here. Before you go back we should get together for dinner or something. When works for you guys??

I have to 100% agree about The Savior of the World. It was incredible. The spirit was so strong and the acting was It was so amazing.

Shelise said...

This was a happy post. I'm glad you got to be here for a while too. I'm just sad that we never got together. Family activities were fun with another couple our age. lol. And the kids obviously LOVE devin. haha. im seriously so glad you are doing better. I cant imagine how you felt. miserable im sure. Being sick is NO fun. Im excited to do your hair on Wednesday. What color do you want to do? Just so I can make sure I have the right stuff.

Janae Walker said...


i'm glad that you got to live in vegas for a while, but i'm glad that you are moving back to provo because my husband and i (and our son - who is one month!weird) will be here until mid-august and frankly, all my friends left provo already! so, call me when you get into town! i really want to see you!

Janae Walker said...

oh, check out my blog for pics of the cutest little boy ever -

Tayla said...

If you are ever bored or needing someone to talk to you can always come bug me! :) Especially if you will be working in Springville. The Well's Fargo is only about five minutes from my house. It is hard being away from family. I miss mine, but it is nice to build a life just you and your husband too. If you are ever lonely or homesick, give me a call!