Saturday, May 31, 2008

Some Serious Catch-up from here in the desert!

For those of you who check our blog, this comes after a long gap and so we apologize. But we have made it a goal to be more disciplined and so I hope these entries come more frequently. I will quickly go through some of the major events which have taken place.

First of all, we will start with the most important news of all. Right around the first of the year, Melissa and I received wonderful news that she is PREGNANT!!! She has been an absolute trooper the entire way (our online pregnancy calendar says she's about 62% of the way there!). I think she looks adorable pregnant and it has been so fun to feel the baby kick and squirm. We have decided not to find out the gender of the baby so we call our little baby "Hershey" (he-or-she) and "Junior". We are so thrilled to have a baby in our family and are humbled by the responsibilities which await us. I'm attaching one picture of Melissa to show how the baby is growing!

Second, we have moved to Oro Valley, Arizona! Oro Valley is a suburb of Tucson (about 20 minutes north of downtown Tucson) and we love it here. We live in Rock Ridge Apartments and we love our apartment and feel we are now living the high-life (we have counters, 2 bedrooms, and air conditioning). Our complex has a couple pools and hot-tubs so if you ever come visit (any time of year) you can swim, get some sun, and relax!! (That's our plug for visitors). We will post some pictures of our new place as soon as we finish getting settled.

Third, I graduated from BYU with Bachelor's and Masters degrees and a minor in Economics. I've loved the accounting program at BYU and am glad I was able to be in the program. However, I am very ready and excited to move on to the doctoral program at the U of A and move forward with things.

We have been so blessed and are grateful for our wonderful lives. Both our families are doing well, we are excited to expand ours soon, and we're excited for this new chapter of our lives in Arizona.