Sunday, August 24, 2008

Yeah for Class of 2008!

Well, we’ve graduated! It’s been an amazing four years for us here at Brigham Young University (only 3 for Jonny!), and now we’re off into the real world! Well, not quite yet… Jonny is going to be going on in school for his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University in Draper, UT, not too far away, as well as getting another Master’s in Bible Study and Ministries at Lubbock University in Texas. (Thankfully it’s an online degree for the most part, and we’ll only be away from each other for three times out of the whole two-year period.) It sounds like a lot of schooling, but it’s all in preparation for him to enter the Military as a Chaplain (counselor/spiritual support for the soldiers). It’s going to be amazing, but we’re enjoying the journey, too. It’s so miraculous how things are really coming together. The Lord really does answer prayers.
As for McKenzi, she recently applied and got a job working for Brigham Young University in their On-Campus Housing Administration! We’ll be living in the dorms, kind of like “dorm parents” if you will, and McKenzi will be the Hall Advisor, helping out the freshmen, keeping them in line, and organizing fun, community building activities. ☺ Not only is it a great job, but it also pays well: free room, 20 meals a week at the high-end cafeteria (it’s really nice), plus a nice check as well. We’ll be well taken care of for the next few years. Truly a huge blessing, and worth all the interviews it took to get there (the application process was pretty intense).
Morgan, our precious little girl, is almost 7 months old now, and she is the most happy, expressive, inquisitive, and persistent little baby ever. Everyone who meets her adores her bright eyes, which are a brilliant blue. Her newest phrase is “Ada-da-da-da-da-da” and she loves it when Daddy nibbles on her feet (it sends her into peals of wonderful laughs and giggles!). Sitting up really well, she explores the small space around her that she can reach, and waves her arms up and down in excitement. We’ve started on rice cereal, and she loves to just suck on a big, orange carrot. We love watching her. No teeth yet (Mommy’s glad about that, as she’s still nursing), but she’s doing awesome.
Well, we’re just finishing up moving into our little one-room apartment in the dorms (a bit smaller than we’re used to, but we’ll get creative about saving space). Life is wonderful, and we just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your love, support, counsel, and caring that has helped us get to this milestone of graduating with our Bachelor’s Degrees. We couldn’t have done it without you.

7 comments:

Burke & Julia said...

Congrats on graduating! That is such a huge accomplishment for both of you, and to finish with a baby is amazing to me! we love you guys!

Megan said...

Yay! We are so excited to be up here close(er) to you guys! Sometime after Baby is born we will have to get together!

jhcardita said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a ton of blessings at just the right time! Good luck on your new endeavors!

~Haley Bug

rachanderson said...

Congratulations to you both!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! You guys are doing so well! Thank you for your blog, so we can keep up with your adventures!

Stacey & Rebecca

Alberto, Sara, Allie, and AJ said...

Well done guys, Congrats. I'm one of Jonathan's mission companion. Just noticed you guys blog. Check our blog when you get a chance. See ya. Alberto Souza

Shantel Aleece said...

you need a new update to your blog!! You've got 2 children now! I love to hear how you guys are doing. :)