People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, June 14, 2010


In May Jason graduated with his bachelors in architecture. He has put in a lot of work the past two years and I'm so proud of him. He got accepted into the new accelerated masters program at the UofU. Acceleration (aka death) means going summer, fall, spring, summer straight through. He will be finished in August of 2011 instead of May 2012. We are pretty excited to be done a year earlier, but the first week into the summer semester made us wonder if we'd made the right choice. Definitely the hardest week so far in this rat race and this semester may take the top of the hardest list. He has been working so hard and I hope he knows how much I love him and appreciate all he does for me and the kids.

My family came up as well as Jason's parents and 2 nieces. I'm kind of an idiot and forgot my camera so I took these pictures from Kandra's blog. I'm still waiting for pictures from my in-laws of the occasion. It was really special for us to have our family here for the graduation. They have been the greatest support to us and we seriously could not have done this without them. Thank you!
Just some fun pics when everyone was up here. Gavin is stinkin' cute and funny. Love him. Sophie is a fish out of water. Regan is kind of scared of the water unless she has a death grip around your neck.

Jason and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary on June 9th. I am still in shock. It really couldn't have been that long ago that we were married in the big sealing room of the St. George temple. I thought I was in love then, but those feelings pale in comparison to the love I feel for him 9 years later. It almost seems silly. I don't think I really knew what love was. He has taught me about service, unselfishness, honesty, saying sorry, and not taking myself too seriously. He balances me out. Heavenly Father really knew that I needed him, that he is perfect for me. Thank you Jason for being my knight in shining armor, and probably the only one who could put up with me (don't answer that), and thank you Heavenly Father for sending him to me.


Skousen Seven said...

Out of the mouths of babes!! So loved seeing the girls at the reunion:) We miss you all already.
Big congrats to Jason, he is so perfect for you and we are so proud of his accomplishments.
Sorry I missed your anniversary:( You are an amazing family-- love you lots!!!!

Catherine said...

9 years is worth celebrating! Congrats you guys. Jason really has worked hard. I know that program is intense. Both of you have made such sacrifices! I'll try to get you out of the house as much as possible this summer with playdates at the park and my house so you can stay sane while he's super busy.

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Ok so I will send what I have of the graduation. I forgot until I saw the post:) Whoops.

Glad we were able to come! Hopefully this next year will go by fast for Jason's sake.

Kim and Darren said...

Congrats on 9 years. I can't believe it's been that long. I was just remembering the trip with Clarissa coming to your wedding. Staying up all night talking. Fun stuff!! Tell Jason good luck for us. Accelerated definitely = death. Tiff just started hers and she's beginning to question her sanity. Good for him though :)

thewaites said...

Wow! Congrats to Jason and you for all that has been accomplished so far! And DANG!!! Good luck with the accelerated program! I can't even imagine what that must be like on all of you!

Congrats on 9 years!!! It is unbelievable how fast the years fly by! You two are such an amazing couple. I am sure Jason feels just as blessed as you do that Heavenly Father gave him such a priceless gift as you to both enjoy and endure life with! Love you guys and hang in there! Hope it goes quickly and smoothly for you!

The Colvins said...

Wow, Jason way to go!!

Heather said...

Congratulations on 9 whole years! That's amazing! I feel the same way about when we got married...did I even have a clue what love was? Having kids helps speed the process along too though ;). Thanks again for watching the kids when we were in UT! You were a REAL lifesaver! It's good to see you post again! Love ya!