Saturday, September 26, 2009

He Passed!!!

So I know that it's been a week, but I guess late is better than never. The newest and most exciting development in our lives (at this time anyway) is that Aaron passed the Utah Bar!!!! So exciting! Last Thursday Aaron came home from his landscaping job and got in the shower. While he was in the shower, a fellow Willamette grad who also is living here in Utah and took the bar called him three times and texted him. When Aaron got out of the shower I told him Jared called several times. Aaron looked at the phone and then immediately said that he was going to get the mail. I didn't really think anything of it, Aaron always gets the mail. But I guess Jared let him know the bar results were in. Luckily Aaron didn't tell me this before he went to get the mail, I don't think I could have handled the drama or suspense. Aaron just walked in the door and said, "I passed." I looked up from the computer and saw the most amazing look on Aaron's face. It's a rare facial expression and one I haven't seen in a very long time. It was one of complete relief and excitement, he seemed like a little kid on Christmas morning. I jumped up as fast as my hugely pregnant body would allow me to and jumped in his arms. (I do not hide my excitement well). Oh I can't describe the relief we felt! I was sooo happy for Aaron and that he passed. I know that he really put all of himself into these last three years of law school and preparing for the bar. Aaron's far too humble to brag about himself, so I guess I'll do it for him. Really, Aaron is quite the guy and while he has his short comings (as we all do), he really truly is an amazing person who has so much strength, integrity and spirit.

While he still hasn't found a job yet, it still feels like such a huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders, just to know he passed the bar and he doesn't have to do it all over again. And since I am a little selfish, I am also relieved for myself, so that I don't have to give up my husband again to the law books and be by myself. Of course I know that will be short lived, because everyone says that starting out in your career is worse than going to law school. But I will enjoy it while I can! Really, I feel so blessed to have experienced this part of life, and also to have it over. I have spent so many hours praying that school, finals and the bar will go well for Aaron. I know that Heavenly Father answers prayers, even though in some ways not the way we would like Him too. Luckily in this case He did, and I feel so blessed. I have an amazing husband who has worked really hard and has made wise choices, and I have a beautiful baby girl on the way who is getting ready to make her grand entrance, and while yes, some days I do feel overwhelmed with the future, I feel so blessed with my family.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Birthdays and Baby Showers

Last weekend was Aaron's birthday. His parents came up from Arizona and we got together with them along with Paul, Mikelle and the girls. We had a good time with them and hopefully Aaron had a good birthday. Aaron already received his birthday gift from me months in advance since I got him season tickets to the University of Utah football games, so there wasn't much excitement or mystery around what he was getting from me. The night before we somewhat celebrated by going to the opening game of the season with the Utes facing off the Aggies. It was such a mystery wondering who would win that game. I was one lonely Aggie in sea of red, although there were a few Aggie fans not too far behind us so I was not completely alone. I knew my Aggies would lose, but I still have to cheer for them, because I am NOT a fair weather Aggie fan. I do however handle their losses with football a LOT better than I handle their losses in basketball. Anyways, I hope these tickets will be something that Aaron will really enjoy. Happy Birthday Aaron, I love you!!!!!

Isn't he so handsome? I think so!

Saturday, my wonderful sister-in-law Mikelle threw me a wonderful baby shower. The food was delicious and I ate WAY too much! I got a ton of stuff for Piper and I am so excited with all of my gifts! Thank you Mikelle and Lynn for everything!

I had two very special helpers at the shower, my nieces Annika and Sydney. It was so cute! Especially Annika, because she would get so excited about the gifts and she would tell me what things were for and how to use them. It was hilarious!