Sunday, August 5, 2007

Clash of the Titans...but not really

Time for a mini-update just so you know that we’re still alive and haven’t been buried under a barrage of wedding plans…although, it’s come close ;)

We flew out to DC on Thursday and have gone nonstop since. We’ve been helping Drex’s parents get the house ready for the wedding along with eating tons of great food. The combination of heat and humidity is killer, but I’m so glad to be out of Utah and I’m relishing the diversity of the East. I’d almost forgotten that my hair curls in the humidity and it’s been uber fun trying to hid all the baby curls that keep popping out around my ears and at the back of my neck—too bad all of my hair isn’t curly :P

Best thing ever (aside from the whole getting married thing) happened on Friday though. I was offered a full-time teaching position up in Jordan School District. I’ll be teaching government classes and one section of US history, which is a major blessing. I was starting to despair that I wouldn’t be teaching this year and I’m a chronic worrier so I was starting to worry about how we were going to make ends meet and everything, and God saw fit to answer my pleas and the prayers of others (thanks!!) and soften the hearts of the administrators in my favor. When I listened to the voicemail offering me the job I was shaking so badly I could barely hold the phone. Drex’s mom wanted me to call them right back but I could hardly speak. Poor Drex had no idea what was going on when I walked in the room because all I could do was show him my shaking hands…it took me a second to be able to find my voice to tell him that I had been offered a teaching position. I’m very excited.

My family flew into town this weekend and they met Drex’s family. It’s been an interesting experience, but I think it’s been positive overall. I think my family is still a little agog over how upfront and straightforward Drex’s mom is, but I think they’ll get used to it over time. My mom and my sister about died when we went shopping with Drex and his mom and she made some absolutely shameless comment to the store clerk. It was totally awesome.

I’m sure we’ll have more updates for you after the wedding, or Drex might even have something to say before then. We can’t wait to see many of you at the reception!

Oh, and just so that Samantha doesn’t feel like she’s the only irreverent one in church…today in Relief Society we were talking about how the Brother of Jared was prepared spiritually to see God and the faith that that took etc. My sister, who is 19 and was recently released as the RS President in her Single’s Ward, turned to me and said, “How do you prepare for God to give you the finger?” I about died. It’s a good thing RS was last or I’m pretty sure I would have gotten absolutely nothing out of the rest of church.

S.

6 comments:

pinetree said...

Congrats on the new job! Those classes will be sooo much fun to teach. I want to be your TA.

Brady said...

Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear things are going so well. Don't get too bogged down by everything to enjoy this time in your life. You'll have lots of good memories, so try to relax (yeah, that's probably the worst advice ever... I don't know how I'd relax).

But seriously, congratulations on the job, I'd been praying for you (although I'm sure it was the prayers of much more righteous people that helped).

And so sorry I can't come to the reception. I'll be there in spirit. I'm just glad I was able to participate in some of the festivities that I did last week!

You guys are awesome! I love you!

Greg-o said...

Wish I could have been part of any of the festivities, but I'm glad I was able to participate via phone.

The advice I always give to newly weds is the following:

"Fight Naked!"

But I'm not so sure it will be as helpful in your marriage...

Samantha said...

Yay! I love her.

Kengo Biddles said...

I was so elated when you texted me about the job! And you just about got me kicked out of the computer lab with your Brother of Jared story!

Anonymous said...

What was the shameless store clerk comment!?