Saturday, August 23, 2008

Back in Idaho...Starting School

Well I just moved into our home in Pocatello and now am ready to start school. I went to orientation on Friday and they assigned us about 100 pages of reading and classes haven't even started. I have a feeling that dental hygiene is going to be my life for the next two years. I like our little house. It is cute and old but it is good to have a place to call home for a period of time. Andrew and I have our one year anniversary this weekend. I can't believe that we have already been married for a year. It has been a big learning curve for both of us but also very rewarding. I am also excited for Andrew to come home. He will be here this week. I will definately miss Virginia. I would love to go back and have those same experiences

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bye bye Virginia :-(

Well its official. Tonight is my last night in good ole Virginia. I am going to miss it here but its mostly because of the great weather. Yep still in the 80's and warm. Yesterday our whole office went to Kings Dominion and were able to spend the whole day riding rides and playing in the water park. It was so much fun to have a day off where everyone could have some fun together and we did. It has two of the worlds longest roller coasters there. The hardest part about leaving is being away from Andrew. He is going to stay for 2.5 more weeks and finish selling while I fly back and move all our stuff in our new rental house. We have never been apart longer than a week so we are both sad. Hopefully we will both stay busy and not have to think about it. As for all of you in Idaho, I am excited to see you again. For all those in Virginia that I have become friends with, I will miss you guys a lot and we will have to keep in touch. This summer selling has been a great experience for us and we have learned a lot from all of you here.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Birthday and Family Tributes...

This week has been both good and a little trying.  Sales have been slower, so that is never really a good thing.  Yesterday was my birthday though and Andrew surprised me with a dozed pinkish-white roses.  They were a surprise because we told each other that we weren't going to buy anything because of the many (to put it lightly) expenses we have coming up this month.  It was very sweet of him though and they are beautiful.  Thanks honey.  My day was good because I was able to hear from my family (that is the best), got to hang out with some friends, and I get to eat half of a cheesecake myself.  Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE cheesecake.  I am loving every piece but starting to feel a little sick.  Anyways, yesterday I was thinking a lot about my parents and my brothers and sisters.  I older I get, the more I realize how important families are.  Dad-thank you for calling me and keeping in touch.  It means a lot and thanks for always being willing to help me move or fix my car or letting us use your steam shower. ;-)  I love you and am so thankful for a wonderful family history of Forbush's and to have been born one.  We have many amazing relatives that are strong examples in many different aspects.  Mom-thanks for always listening to my concerns, opinions, and faults and loving me for them.  Thanks for your kind, sharing nature and your never-ending ability to give.  Thanks for giving me the space I need to be me and for not meddling in our marriage.  You are there to give me advise when I need it and never go beyond what you feel you should.  I love you. I have some great parents and I hope I can reflect the good things you guys have taught me since I was little.  To my brothers and sisters-thanks for being my best friends in the whole world.  Life has never been boring and I am so glad I have a big family.  You all are the best and each hold a special place in my heart.  I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father and for all our blessings.  I am thankful to have my religion and to be sealed to Andrew.  I am so thankful to have a wonderful family and husband and that is what makes each birthday worth living for.  Thank you!

Our apartment in Fairfax

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Arlington Cemetary

Two weeks ago we were able to take a trip to D.C. and see the Arlington Cemetary. We learned a lot about our history and gained a new respect for our military.  We are so thankful for those who serve for our country.  We were also able to see the tomb of the unknown soldiers and saw the changing of the guard.  Did you know that someone always guards that tomb 24 hours a day 365 days a year whether it is sun or snow?  This is to pay respect for all the soldiers that are unknown.  Neat huh?