Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Back to School

It's been a busy year and a half since the last blog update, and over the coming weeks and months, I hope to get caught up on all that's happened.

In the meantime, I thought it appropriate to document the milestone year we have started!

Olivia is a SENIOR!!! How did that happen? I swear, it feels like she just started high school (or kindergarten, for that matter)...and now it's coming to an end for her! She's busily prepping for college applications, and is also in the Nursing ROP program at the high school. She loves it, and it is confirming her desire to pursue a career in the nursing field.

Jack is Big Man on Campus as an 8th grader...again, I can't even believe it! And Grant—my BABY!—is in 5th grade...his last "official" year in elementary school.

I'm still working in the library at Sunol Glen two days a week, and love being a part of the boys' school community.

And the big news...I went back to school too! After several years of feeling a nagging to go back and finish my college degree, I'm finally doing it! I signed up for the BYU-Idaho Pathway program. It is basically a "bridge" year to get me back in the mode of college-level courses, then next year, I will enroll officially in BYU-Idaho's Online Degree program.

It is exciting to be back in a learning mode, though it is requiring a great deal of effort on my part to successfully (or not so successfully, depending on the day!) juggle all my commitments. I am learning to better utilize and manage my time, which is a really good thing! The religion portion has been a blessing as well, as I have felt an increased love and closeness to my Savior, and have truly felt His hand in so many areas of my life.

It will take a few years to complete my degree—I joked with Olivia that we could potentially graduate from college at the same time! She didn't find the same humor in that as I did...! But I truly feel that this was the right move at the right time for me, and I am excited to see where it takes me!

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