So it's been a while since my last blog...in fact I think it was in November some time last year. A lot has gone on since then. I have returned home from Europe, gotten engaged, gotten married, and moved to New Mexico for the summer. I am going to try and update this blog on a regular basis so that I might fulfill Heidi's request :)
The wedding in late May was wonderful, thanks to all the help of family and friends, in particular, my mother. Oliver and I then took off for Kona, Hawaii to spend a week snorkeling with Dolphins, sunbathing, sea kayaking, cliff jumping, and dining on some of the best seafood possible. After the honeymoon we flew to Seattle for our second reception. Oliver's parents had done an incredible job planning this reception and it turned out beautifully! It was located at the Salish lodge just right above the awesome Snoqualmie Falls. Unfortunately, normal life had to set in again and we were only able to spend about a day and a half in Seattle. However, I was looking forward to seeing our new studio apt that we would be spending the summer in, in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Since we got here, Oliver and I haven't kept still for too long. I started working as an assitant director of a kids camp run by the local YMCA. In the evenings I work as a cashier for Smiths...neither of which have anything to do with what I'm studying, but I know if I want to I can still make each day enjoyable and I know I will get something out of them...of course in addition to the 10% I save on groceries and the free membership I have at the YMCA (which is really why I'm working there). Oliver and I have started working on some mutual hobbies. I'm teaching him how to play tennis, while he's returning the favor and teaching me how to rock-climb. I've gone twice now (only at a climbing wall at the gym) and I really enjoy it.
This last week was interesting. One of the teenagers (about 12 or 13 years old) slapped me across the face, for no apparent reason, and as Dad suggested I didn't know I had signed up to work with juvenile delinquents this summer. Later that day the brakes went out on the car I was driving and we slammed into the back of a bus. I guess all that mayhem could have explained why I refused to sell tobacco to someone under the age of 21 (but over 18) at Smiths' that night, not realizing that the 21-year-old rule applies to selling alcoholic beverages, not tobacco.
Well, I suppose that is all for now. I hope all of you are doing well, especially Natalie and the baby. I can't wait to see you all in about 2 months!