The weather has seriously been such a blessing!! Maybe not to the water table, but definitely to moms! I have SO enjoyed having such a mild winter and spring so we can spend so much time outside.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mid March was full of excitement. Mostly because Jeremiah convinced Eric to go into a certain canyon while snowmobiling :) It ended in both of their sleds getting stuck in the heavy wet snow, them hiking up a mountainside and along a trail for approximately 8 miles until their rescuers (Micah and Dallas) picked them up on different snowmobiles and took them the remaining 13 miles to their vehicle.
Then.....they had to wait a week or two for the snow to melt a little and then for it to become cold again so that they'd be able to get their sleds out. So while Eric, Jeremiah, Dallas, and one other friend were slowly winching the sleds out of their stuck positions, me and the kids relaxed at my parents. My kids LOVE their cousins!!! And their papa and grandma!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
We learned about volcanoes the other day. After watching some youtube videos on them we built one out of salt dough. We walked around the neighborhood and gathered "greenery" and such to make it more fun. Reese quite liked the baking soda/ vinegar reaction.
I look at this face and think, "how do I ever get upset with her?"
This last week was filled with a new adventure for our family. Eric started a new job!
Last August Eric finished up the coursework for his Masters in Public Administration at the U of U. We have job searched all over the U.S. and Canada ever since, and even after multiple interviews, nothing ever came to fruition. Although we were grateful for the employment Eric had during the interim, we were hoping and praying for something that would put his newly acquired degree to use and allow him to start in the career path he had chosen.
At times when I'd get frustrated with the job hunt, I would feel that Eric was simply being saved for something our Heavenly Father had in store for him. The past few months have been really trying. Although the job hunt was stressful, that was only a portion of the trials we have been facing. Thankfully arm in arm, and with the help of our Savior, we have trudged through the messes. I feel that we have endured well for the most part, and that we have been blessed for that. At the end of February, things with the job hunt finally came together. The timing and perfect lining up of the events that led to the job were more than coincidence, and we know the Lord's hand guided us to this very unique job opportunity.
Eric is now the Special Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Utah. It is and will continue to provide Eric with experience far superior to any he would have gained in any of the other jobs we applied to. Although there are still messes that need our consideration, it is nice to have the financial side of our trials laid to rest and invigorating to have Eric so excited about this new career.
For our ward playgroup a month or two ago, we went to the Discovery Gateway Museum. It was so cool! If I had prepared better, I think my kids would have spent the entire day there, totally entertained. But I was SO hungry after 4 hours.