Our Family

Our Family

Friday, May 9, 2008

Job Offer

Well, Kendall flew to Illinois on Monday morning for a job interview with a place called eServ in Peoria. He had his interview on Tuesday morning and then flew home that afternoon. He felt good about the interview and they said that they would contact him before Monday with an offer. So that night we checked the email and the offer was already there! So he is starting at his new job on May 27th, less than 3 weeks from his interview!! That means that we have a little over a week left in American Fork to get the whole place packed up. Because of travel arrangements (we will give the short version of a complex matter) we will be leaving on the 18th, which is only a week from Sunday. It doesn't give us much time and we will be doing everything in crisis mode at top speed. The good side of this is that we will have a whole week in Illinois before he starts his job, which we will use to look for houses. (No we don't have one yet.) We will live with my family until we can find a house and all of our stuff will just be in storage for a little while, but hopefully not too long. So we are taking all of the help that we can get with babysitting and packing so that we won't be leaving things behind and Kendall keeps reassuring me that everything will be just fine. So that is our update. Once again, life is busy, but life is good too.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Our busy weekend

Immediately after Kendall's graduation we drove down to St. George, arriving way past the kids' bedtimes. While we were down there were were able to go to a family reunion and a wedding. Kendall spent the weekend driving all over Southern Utah with my Dad looking for interesting rocks (which they did find along with lots of pretty scenery and some cool lizards as well). It was a busy weekend and we had fun until Saturday night when Talmage woke up throwing up all of the hot dogs that he had scarfed down for dinner. So we spent the whole night cleaning up one mess after another at the condo we were staying in, since Talmage is still too young to understand how to throw up in a bucket. Here are some pictures from our trip (I will leave out the sick part :) ).

Sunday we drove home and then that evening we were able to bless Mercedes at Kendall's parents' house. We decided to just have a very small, non-traditional blessing, since this was the only time my dad would be able to be a part of it. We only had our immediate families there and the grandparents that were able to attend. It was very relaxed, which was a nice change. Kendall gave a beautiful blessing and Mercedes just slept through the whole thing as well as dinner afterward. But she looked beautiful.

(Talmage is not in the picture because he was still really sick with a very high fever, so Grandma stayed home with him so he didn't get everyone else sick. It's been 5 weeks since Mercedes was born and we still don't have a picture with all five of us. It's too difficult to get us to all look decent at the same time. :) I guess that is life with 3 kids.)


It's been a long time coming, but on Friday, April 25th, 2008 Kendall graduated! He graduated not with just one degree, but three! We are very excited to be able to move on to the next stage in our lives, one which does not involve school (at least for a couple of years).

Kendall received a bachelors in Technology Management (which is the equivalent to Manufacturing Engineering); he also received an associates in Facilities Management and an associates in General Studies. I'm so proud of his hard work. He was able to get 3 degrees in 6 years, all the while working full time and we've had 3 kids in that time frame as well. He has accomplished so much. Now we are looking for a great job for him and a house to live in near that job. This is very exciting since our 2 bedroom apartment is feeling quite small. April has been exciting and very busy!!