Friday, October 18, 2013

Our Summer Happenings And a Little of Fall.

Well I suppose that it's time for a new blog post now that our summer is beginning to come to an end. We sure have been very busy these past few months so there is a lot to share.

First of all Girls camp was so much fun! I really had a wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know the girls that were in my certification group. But man! No one told me it would be so exhausting! I had decided before I got to camp that I wanted to be the "fun young leader". Well I have to say that I don't think I have ever been that energetic and enthusiastic in my entire life! And I was worn out after the first night and I still had 3 days to go! But I some how survived it and had a great week. The only down  side was that I missed Ethan something fierce!

The next big thing that happened this summer was that we had to move out of the house we were renting :( Our Landlords and us didn't want to see this happen but we both knew it would have to be done sooner or later. It was just sooner than we thought it would be. So on the first of July we started our frantic search for a new place to live. And let me tell you, it was no easy task. Anywhere decent was super expensive and anywhere that was in our price range was always in a sketchy part of town, or so it seemed. Thankfully our search ended after about a week. My wonderful parents offered to let us stay at there house. After talking it over, Ethan and I decided that this was the best place for us since we would be so busy with school and work that we would hardly be there anyway. We are so blessed to have such wonderful parents that are still willing to take care of us even though we are "adults".

We did have some fun after that though. We were able to go to Priest Lake Idaho, which is my favorite place to camp. We were able to spend about 5 days up there and really enjoyed the lake being able to do a few hikes and spend time with my family.

We went on a few other camping trips this summer. The most recent was at the North Fork of the John Day River. We had camped there last year and really liked it so we decided to go again. But this time Ethan wanted to do the whole North Fork of the John Day River hike, which is a 25 mile hike, in one day. He left the camp at 5:30am and Bow and I just slept. I packed up camp and went and met Ethan at the end of the trail. It only took him about 9 hours to do the whole hike. I was very impressed with him. I was very nervous for him to be doing the hike by himself. I told him that he wasn't allowed to stop at all. So he only stopped to rest for a total of 20 minutes out of the whole 9 hours. Bow and I were excited to have him back.


I wrote this post about 2 months ago and never posted it. So I figured I would fill in what has happened since then.

 Ethan started working for Gordon's Heating and Cooling Inc. about a month ago. He is really liking it and is learning a lot. It was very weird the last month because I would go to work without him. I think I really took working with him for granted. But I suppose we knew it wouldn't last forever, and we are much luckier than most newlyweds. We were able to work with each other for a whole year so that meant we were together pretty much 24/7, which I really loved. I miss being with him all day, but it sure makes me happy when he gets home.

I am 3 weeks into my Dental Assisting program. I am really loving it but am feeling very overwhelmed. I have never studied so hard in my life nor have I made as many note cards as I have in the past 3 weeks. It is a very intense program but I'm loving it and have learned so much already. Only about 7 more weeks and this term will be over, it is crazy how fast it is going. But don't think I'm complaining because I'm not.

Poor little Bow has to be without her parents some of the day. We have a little out door kennel that we are borrowing from a friend that we are able to put her in so she doesn't have to be stuck in her little crate all day. And Ethan made her are great little dog house that she can snuggle in. We can tell that she really misses us but she seems to be doing good. I wish I could just take her to school with me, but for some reason the school doesn't allow that. Weird I know.

Well I suppose that's all that has been going on for the past few months. We are staying very busy, which is better than doing nothing all the time. We still love each other very and much and are very happy. We hope that everyone is enjoying this WONDERFUL! fall weather, I sure know that we are! Love to all!!