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Monday, December 20, 2010

2010 Christmas Letter

It's true. I've hopped on the bandwagon and am doing an electronic Christmas letter.

2010 has been a pretty busy year for us. We moved from Logan to North Salt Lake and changed jobs a few times.

In January of this year, Brent was working for Utah State University part time and going to school full time. M'Recia was also working for the University as a Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, but VERY part time. M'Recia looked for a job all semester, but wasn't able to find one in isolated Logan. In March we heard about a Job opportunity in Salt Lake and decided it was time to move back to Davis County.

We found an apartment in North Salt Lake we really liked and moved in Mid-April. About 3 days after we'd moved in, we recieved a call from my parents informing us that my Grandma was in the hospital. We were able to visit her a few times before she passed away on April 22, 2010. We had our family come to visit for the funeral and enjoyed the time we spent with them.

In the meanwhile, Brent and I were both working for Platinum Protection. It's one of those security companies that sells alarm systems door to door. I was working in the office and Brent was knocking on doors. It was a pretty challenging summer. Brent worked Monday-Friday from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm. Needless to say, Brent was pretty exhausted all the time and wasn't really making any money. After 3 months, Brent started looking for another job and ended up working for AT&T. Brent's been with AT&T since August and has enjoyed selling cell phones for the most part.

M'Recia worked for Platinum over the summer in the office. She took phone calls and scheduled installs for the salesmen. In August, her hours got unexpectedly cut and she was back on the job market. In the meantime, she decided to go back to school. After a lot of coordinating, she enrolled for her senior year at Utah State and attended class at University of Utah. She is doing an internship at South Davis Community Hosptial , a nursing home that specializes in people with spinal cord injuries, tramatic brain injuries, trachs, and ventilitors. M'Recia loves working there and leaves each day feeling very grateful for her own health and the health of her family.

When she's not working at SDCH, M'Recia works at Kneaders as a cashier. M'Recia enjoys working for the nice management and the yummy food. She plans on sticking around until May when she graduates with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. At that point she'll start looking for a social work job as well.

Brent and M'Recia are both enjoying their callings. Brent is the Elder's Quorum executive secretary. This ward is really strange because it has a tiny elder's quorum. Brent has enjoyed the close-knit dymanic of it.

M'Recia is serving as first counselor in the primary presidency and really enjoys it as well. She loves running into the primary kids outside of church and realizing that they actually know who she is.

We're just keeping ourselves busy and trying to get through school. We're looking forward to 2011.

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