Monday, September 9, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

We made it to Provo! Whew, NO MORE DRIVING for me for a while. We decided to take a southern route and swing through Dallas to see my brother and sister-in-law. They weren't able to make it to our family reunion this summer so we wanted to make sure to see them. Sean and Becky are super awesome and we loved staying with them. They even put together a family dinner with the local cousins, some whom I haven't seen in years! It was so much fun and even made Spencer and I wonder if maybe we could end up in Dallas sometime down the road...

Then we finally made it to Utah. With the help of Spencer's sisters and some amazing friends we got all of our stuff out of storage and into our new apartment. But I have to tell you, I am still reeling from how much stuff we own. We only took what fit in our car to Illinois last summer, in China we lived off of almost nothing, and then in South Carolina we had the same things we had in Illinois. So to come back to a full 10x10x14 foot storage unit was overwhelming. But we got it all in our new place. And I'm ashamed to say that we still haven't unpacked it all (finishing is this week's project...).

But we are seriously loving being back at good ole BYU. We have been BUSY and running around all over the place but I love it. Between days spent with family (baby blessing on Spencer's side, helping sisters move in, and spending Labor Day with my siblings), hanging out with old friends (including Flagship friends!), and the start of school and work we have spent very little time in our apartment since we moved in (hence the not being unpacked yet).

The Bowen siblings, all at BYU!

The Packard siblings: missing Nate, Sean, and Adam.

Da girls


First day of school!

And first day of work in 2 years!

I am super excited and loving working again. The day we drove into Provo I submitted about 20 applications. By noon the next day I had five interviews set up, and by the end of that same day I had three job offers. They were all very different, but I ended up choosing to work at Kneader's, a bakery and cafe restaurant that is one of my very favorite places to eat. The pay is actually more than most of the other jobs I was considering (it's amazing for a restaurant job) and it doesn't require me to sit on the phone or deal with angry customers all day. Win-win for me!

So there you have it. Spencer is now into his senior year and we are looking forward to graduation. I've started working and am seriously enjoying always having things to do. We love being surrounded by family and old friends. What else am I missing...?

Oh yeah, Spencer officially has officially signed with Celanese and we will be moving back to Illinois next summer!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for us! We're so glad you guys came out of your way to see us! We love having visitors. That would be so fun if you guys ended up in Texas! :)