Last weekend was another major family event as we sent my sister off to Brazil to serve her mission! She flew out last Tuesday directly to the MTC in Sao Paulo (hopefully I spelled that right) and this is a picture of her district after attending their first temple session there. We got her first e-mail yesterday and she is super busy and having a great time. I wasn't so emotional sending her off.. I know she'll be okay. This will be such a great experience for her!
In other news... there isn't much. This "after graduation" period has been really interesting. I guess I thought that Jared graduating was going to solve all our problems and everything was going to be a magic fairy land. I'm having a hard time being patient, which is no big surprise. I want to move to TX NOW, and buy a house NOW and get pregnant NOW and make the big bucks NOW and get out of debt NOW. And perhaps that sentence right there is the reason why everything is going the way it is. Patience has never been one of my better qualities and I guess now is as good a time to be taught that it's a virtue as any! So, that's my goal for the next little while until whatever path in life we're supposed to take reveals itself. I'm learning that there is a difference between being "student" adults and "for real" adults. While in school, we had direction, focus, goals... and now the question we keep asking ourselves is "now what?". There are so many options! We just want to make sure we're doing the right thing, going the right place and making the right decisions. Ack! Life is definitely an adventure. I'm just grateful that I have Jared along for the ride. Now, unlike me... his feathers aren't ruffled at all. He has such great faith that everything will be okay. Our new motto whenever some trial comes up is "At least it's not Iraq!" Which is true. This hard moment in time is nothing compared to the not so great experience that was.
That's my musings for the day. Jared is flying to TX next tuesday for a week and a half to do some job scouting, so hopefully something will happen. Crossing my fingers!