Ok, so I know this is a day late, but we don't have the internet at home so I couldn't do it yesterday... sorry... But anyways, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY!!! Dave is no the big 2-5, a quarter of a century old now! I can't believe it! Time goes by so fast! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! You are amazing and truly the love of my life! Thank you for everything that you do for me! I LOVE YOU!! =)
Well, from my title, you might be thinking a few different things... either my job has all of a sudden picked up and I am beyond busy that I don't know what to do with myself, or I have been cleaning the house like crazy(not likely... I am way too tired for that=)). But, no, that is not what this is about... =) As some of you already know, Dave applied for a job as a Research Assistant for a grad student here at BYU. But we didn't hear anything for over a week and figured that the position was already filled. However, Dave had an interview with a professor and the grad student on Monday and was offered the position less than an hour later! YEAH!!! =)
So, as far as I know(which isn't too much, he hasn't started yet), he will be working about 10-15 hours a week doing different experiments and tests with and for the grad student to help him with his research for his thesis(hence, the name "Research Assistant"). He will also get to learn a lot from this position about being a grad student and everything that he has to do for it. One thing, that I thought was REALLY cool, is that his name will actually be on the published piece of work done by this grad student and Dave will be named as a Co-Author! Pretty Amazing!!
I am so proud of Dave and everything that he is able to do. I couldn't imagine having to do the things that he does just about everyday. He is truly a wonderful example to me and I am so excited to spend ETERNITY with him!! I am such a proud wife! =) I love you so much, Honey!! You are so amazing!! =)
My mom is coming to visit!! =) She told me on Monday morning and she is coming on Tuesday! She sent a text to Dave on Sunday night and wanted to surprise me with the news when she got here but... about 12 hours later... she called and told me she was coming!! YEAH!!! The funny part is, that Dave sent her a text while she was on the phone with me saying that he wanted to surprise me. She told me to tell him, and I quote, "Tell Dave sorry and that I suck at this whole surprise thing"... it made me laugh so hard!! But yeah, I am really excited for her to come visit next week... we will have a great time!! I am so glad that I don't have to wait until Christmas to see her! I love my family so much!! It is so hard for me to live so far away and not get to see them very often. So I have to take advantage of every opportunity I have.
This weekend, we are going up to Ogden to spend the weekend with my other mom and dad. It is always so much fun to go up there and see them! They are so wonderful to me! I definately think I got the BEST "in-laws" in the entire world!!! And that goes for the whole family... not just my new set of parents. They are all so wonderful and have truly made me feel like a part of the family. I love them so much!!!
Well, today was apparently the day for rude people to call in... and I didn't get the memo, or I wouldn't have been here! =) But no, really, it amazes how "smart" people can be sometimes. They either don't know how to read, or just want to be mad at someone.
Unfortunately, that "someone", is usually me. Someone called in and made a point of telling me, before he even started saying what was wrong, "Now I know that this is not your fault, but..." and went on to say every single thing that he thought was wrong in his situation. What does he expect me to say? He, obviously, already knows that there is absolutely nothing that I can do to help him. And yet, he still feels compelled to call me and tell me all of his troubles. However, I just told him what he already knew... that there is nothing I can do. I know, you were all shocked by that one...
Well, yesterday was a sad day... the Olympics officially ended. So hopefully we will be getting more sleep now. We had so much fun watching them until all hours of the night and not getting much sleep... well, at least Dave wasn't getting much sleep. Most of the time, I had no control over my sleep habits and fell asleep way too quickly on the couch, or the floor, or the chair... pretty much any place I was, once 9:00 hit, I was a goner most nights. However, there were some nights when I definately needed to stay up and watch the events that were on and struggled to stay awake the whole time, by eating or constantly moving, so that I could watch it.
Dave starts school in a week and will be studying every night soon. You would think that I would just go to bed and get the sleep that I need having to wake up at 5:30 every morning, but no. Being the stubborn person that I am, I will stay up until I can absolutely not stay up anymore. Maybe I should learn from my mistakes once in a while and actually go to bed. We'll see how much and how fast I actually learn these things. =)
Well, I finally gave in to sibling pressure and made a blog... so much for staying strong. But I hope I can stay up on this to keep everyone updated on our, oh so exciting, lives. Work... home... sleep... eat... and soon to be school. But don't remind Dave of that, at least not yet. Well, I guess I should go back to work. These breaks are never long enough...