Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trials and Blessings

Lately, I feel like I have been in a rut of trials.  I have been trying to figure out for a few weeks what I was doing with my life education wise.  I found out that my Early Childhood Education major was going to take me an extra semester to finish.  I am getting sick of school and just ready to be done.  I have been in school for awhile and just want to start a new chapter in my life.  

Luckily for me Jason found the Liberal Studies Major with an emphasis in teaching and learning.  It is a shorter route to what I want to do, and when I graduate I can take a few classes while I work to get my teaching license. It works out perfectly because he and I will now graduate in May 2012 and when he gets a real job we will probably move closer to where his job is.  I have an awesome counselor who it made possible. Thanks to many prayers from family members I am feeling extremely blessed.  

On top of that, I got asked to speak in the Spanish and our ward about the Lord's covenant people.  I think the Lord needed to remind me of the blessings we receive when we strive to live up to our covenants. I am glad the trial is over but glad for the lessons learned.

Fun in the Sun

We decided we needed a vacation and took a trip to visit Jason's family in Virginia.  Along the way we went to Virginia Beach.  It was a very nice time.  It was fun to play in the water and feel the sand under your toes.  Jason and Chad (Jason's younger brother) tried to get me ride on a bogey board.  Unfortunately the first night I was feeling sick and the waves were not helping Surprisingly the water was very warm and the hotel we stayed in was just off the boardwalk.    

Jason's Mom and brothers and I

Jason and I

Virgina Beach sunrise

Jason and I on the boardwalk

our view from the hotel and the boardwalk

A slide on the beach
Sadly, the last day we were there the fire in North Carolina blew in smoke and made it hard to be outside but we were able to walk around in the stores and enjoy the beach again. It was a good week off and just spending time with family.  Also, we took family pictures so I posted some of them.