The last few months have been crazy! Life has been really great and we have a lot going on. Amanda is having a lot of fun teaching, and studying. She is rocking her classes and is on schedule to complete her masters in the fall. As for me, work was CRAZY between October and December. I put on four events and helped on two others. Plus I am going to take the GMAT in march.
Trying to establish a study program for the GMAT was a bit of an adventure. No prep classes are taught in St. George (Or southern Utah for that matter). So unless I wanted to pay 1,500 dollars for an online course, I needed to come up with my own study programs. I went to Dixie college and talked to some tutors about helping me prepare. I decided not to pursue their help though when people asked me "The GMAT is for medical school right?" and "What is the GMAT?"
We had a ball during the holidays. We spent Christmas at my parents house since Alex, Heather and Ella were in town. Ella is unbelievable. She turned 2 at the end of October, but she counts to 10 in English, Spanish and German. German was our favorite because she yells when she does it. She sings songs, plays games and loves to ask you "what happened."
The best one liner from Christmas, came from our nephew Grayson. He came to my parents house that afternoon and was opening presents. (I think that he had been opening presents for three days straight.) He was about 3 gifts into his pile of boxes when he stopped and said, "I don't want to open any more presents... I don't want any more presents."
New years was phenomenal. We hung out at the Parslow's up in Monroe. The Parslow family tradition is to have a fondue feast to usher in the new year. There was shrimp, chicken, steak and lots of other stuff. Not to mention the bacon wrapped water chestnuts that are baked in BBQ sauce. KC, Amanda's baby brother came up to me, put his hands on my stomach and said "Why is your belly so big."
We appreciate what everyone has done for us during the last few months. We were spoiled during the holidays and had a lot of family support in our studies, work and callings. Thanks everyone for everything!