Thursday, May 16, 2013

I need to try and make a better blogging habit! Here again I find myself with so much time passed that I am not sure what has all happened, that needs to be shared here. 

Casey did pass his dreadful math final! Thank you to all who prayed and hoped along with us that he could do it! He has started summer semester this last week. He is very motivated this time around so we are trying to make more of an effort to help him study and stay on top of deadlines. The hard part is that Weber doesn't do first and second block semesters like some of the other universities around so this is a summer long event. 

We are both just working away these days so there isn't too much to report there. We are hoping to have a little more free time as we get organized and more adjusted to all of these work changes. Maybe we see Lagoon passes in our future! Oh and we have tried to start running with Nora. It is HILARIOUS. She runs right alongside us, so we don't use the leash, and she loves to chase away the birds!

Onto more serious matters...

Just a couple of weeks ago my dad's position with Eagle-Satan-Gate College was eliminated. For those of you who are close to our family, you are probably thinking "Is this real life?". For those of you who aren't, I will fill you in: This is the 4th or so time that our family has dealt with unemployment, over the last 6ish years. It is never a personal issue with my dad, it is just circumstance. I think Heavenly Father sees us all as seasoned pros with this trial though and we are all feeling like there will be a light at the end of this tunnel. However, please keep my parents in your prayers as this is still a very open ended journey.

Now onto the next matter of business, my beautiful Grandma Sheri. Just within the last month her health has taken a very bad turn. She has graciously battled cancer these last two years, and that combined with other complications have really taken over her body. We have been very blessed to be able to spend a lot of time with her in the hospital and now at home as she has started hospice. Many of you have reached out to our family and offered such great love and support, and for that we thank you! All of us, Grandma and Grandpa included have really felt the influence of your prayers on our behalf. How grateful we are to have such wonderful piece of mind because of the gospel. It is because of that solid testimony of eternal families that our family is so close and strong. We don't have much time left with her here and that just breaks our hearts more than I can say, but we are blessed to be able to look at this as a celebration of life and love! Our whole family is so close and perfectly crazy (some people find it a little odd) and it is all because of Grandma Sheri and Grandpa Lyle. Thus, we have spent a lot of time as a family laughing and happily talking. There are tears of course, but more and more we are finding the peace and joy of this adventure. Again we can't thank you all enough for your thoughts and prayers, and very kind words/memories. Grandma is as optimistic and faithful as ever and we love her more and more for it.

More updates to come! Pictures below!

Photo Cred: Landon Welch. True Love.

Grandma's 74th birthday! We had happy-teary-sunshine and "Sheri-Oke"- (thanks Mickey!)