Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bye Bye, BBH!

Jared & I have worked our last days at BBH, so it's time to say goodbye. I'm going to miss that place. For me, it was the most effective way to get that "Baltimore Bond" that I never thought I'd have when I moved here. I know I'll always keep the folks there in my prayers. It's a facility for dual-diagnosis patients: mental health issues along with addictions. It was always a fun challenge to teach there, whether the topic was schizophrenia or diabetes.

Perfect hours, amazing people, getting teaching experience, decent pay, and a boost in self-confidence are among some of the benefits I received while teaching there. And you know what they say: the best way to learn something is to teach it...so I learned a lot, too. Goodbye, friends, and good luck. Never, never give up!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Noah & Ellie

My sons amuse themselves by adding "tuba" to most anything. And they've never even seen my Dad with one! But Ellie, like me, was just tired of it this day apparently. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stop Your Whining

Did I get your attention with that title? Well, despite the record-breaking heat and the departure of the spouse this morning, I thought I'd write a little reminder for everyone (well, for me). This is NOTHING compared to what the pioneers went through. Happy Pioneer Day, everyone!

My sons are both named after Mormon pioneers, ancestors on Jared's side. One lived through the Haun's Mill Massacre, miraculously. My daughter is also named after a pioneer: my grandmother.

What an awesome lady!

I also consider both my parents to be pioneers.

And when it comes to teaching missionaries Armenian, so is my little sis:

But let's get back to the Days of '47 folks. How did they do it?! When I got hot today, I went inside to air conditioning. When I said goodbye to my husband this morning, I knew I'd see him again in a few weeks. The people who went west said goodbye and knew it would probably be forever in this life.

Still, it is hard to say goodbye for what will be the longest separation we've ever had.

We'll miss the Daddy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Many Posts to Come

Jared's heading to New Hampshire this weekend. I'm going to be a lot more faithful in blogging because he'll be there 4 weeks, then he's going to Alabama for 5 weeks, and then we drive across the country all together. But we don't want Daddy to miss a thing.
Here's Ellie (& Noah) earlier this month: