Thursday, July 28, 2011

June 2011

Working at Gold's was now in full swing for me. It became a challenge to collect new clients and adjust to the demands of short hours in the gym mixed with long hours of homework and set up. We continued settling in to our home and buying fun items to furnish it:)

We ran into some fun trials with the breaks on the Alero, but it has been a huge testimony builder on how the Lord provides ways for money to find its way to our wallets when we are living in a way that is pleasing to him.

Spenser's semester finished for the summer, and his boss has been keeping him busy working full time, something I am especially grateful for (since his work alone pays for almost all of our monthly expenses).

We have had a lot of fun getting to know the Utah county area. Shopping, playing at the water park, and mostly enjoying the time that we've had together. We celebrated our 6 month anniversery. I cannot believe how quickly time is passing by! We are loving and making the most of every moment :)

May 2011

May brought new and different challenges. Spenser was continuing with school and work. I was encountering the hardest time landing a job. It was a very trying time for me. I finally scheduled my certification test, and began interviewing with three different companies. I successfully passed the test, and when my first two jobs didn't pull through, I finally landed a job as a personal trainer at Gold's gym in Provo. It was a rocky start, but I have been loving it since. It has been great to put my education to use and finally be working in an industry I am passionate about.

Spenser has been such a trooper through school and his roofing job. Thankfully, June would wrap up the semester:) We began settling into our ward and enjoying meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. It has been so nice to be living closer to family now. Especially living around the corner from Bruce and Christine.

April 2011

My dear friends and family have been so great about keeping their blogs up to date that I've finally got some motivation and inspiration to start regularly updating ours again. So here's what we've been up to the last few months:

April was pretty crazy. As always, the first weekend in April brought general conference which meant a trip to Utah, but this one was pretty special. We loaded up both our cars with as many household belongings as possible, and began the 4 hours drive. As a special treat I got to stop at SLC airport and pick up my Dad:) We made it into Provo pretty late, and had a lot of help from Dad, Christine, and Bruce all weekend to start moving into our new little condo. Conference was amazing as usual!

The week continued in craziness. Dad flew out of Idaho Falls Monday evening. Spenser and I spent the week packing, and Thursday I left for a research conference in Eugene, OR. It was the first time I had been away from Spenser since we'd been married, but even worse, I was leaving him behind with our ENTIRE move. Luckily Bruce and Christine came to the rescue again.

We had a week to unpack and move in. Spenser began school and started a roofing job while I studied like crazy to prepare for my personal training certification and began searching for jobs...