Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Awesome Week for the Dahlins!!!!

So it has been a good week for the Dahlins thus far.
I was offered a job at Inwest Title. It is a good thing since it was coming on 2 months of no prospects and I will be working with an old co-worker so I will for sure know one person there. Hooray for real money and Insurance and having something to do. Yipee!

And ever BETTER news is that Chris was "tentatively" offered a job at Hill Air Force Base for an Accounting position. I think that the tentatively is just a back-ground check. So he should be in the clear. We are so excited. It means that we can stay close to the area and we will be able to maybe start looking for houses in the next year. The only tiny minor setback is that Chris will have to postpone graduation for a semester since for the position he has to be a student while he is in Training. So one online easy class will be a breeze compared to what he is taking now.

Hooray! We are excited to be thinking of moving past the student status and into the real world of work and life!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Better Late than Never.........

So I have said that I was going to update and that has been about 4 months ago. As they say Better Late than Never.
A lot has been going on with the Dahlins.
In May I graduated with my Associates of Science from Weber. I don't have pictures because I didn't walk. I think that when I finally get my bachelors that will be a milestone and then I can walk with the rest of the students who will be close to 15 years younger. I just know it!!!!

Chris and I went to visit his sister Aimee in Oregon. She lives in Ashland which is the I think a mix of Park City and Sausalito, CA. It was a cute college town that you can walk to most places and we did. It was a LONG drive but it was really fun. I will say that MapQuest doesn't necessarily give you the best route. It gives you the "quickest" but it sure was NOT the easiest. The last hour was switch backs down a steep mountain where I am pretty sure that two cars could not fit comfortably. It was so scary and I almost puked. But I will say that when you have a road trip a book on tape is a MUST. Thanks Dan Brown and Angels and Demons. You made 12 hours there are back fly by! We had alot of fun with Aimee. We walked around all the shops on main st., we had some AWESOME indian food and we also got to go to the Beach. It isn't the kind of beach where you want to go swimming. It was freezing cold. I didn't know that it was possible to get a brain freeze through your feet. But I assure you- it is. It was so pretty. It looked just like the Goonies. There was just humongous rocks just off shore. It was really pretty. We also got to see some giant redwoods - they were just off the side of the road and we got to walk all around them. I am pretty sure that I saw some Harry from Harry and the Hendersons.

At the end of July we went with Nick and Natalie, Jeremy and Jen, and Ryan and Kristine and their cute little baby Simon to stay in a cabin at Sundance Resort. It was freakin nice. It wasn't so much a cabin than a large house with a wood theme in the middle of the woods. We ate a ton and hung out and played games. I think that we got Nick addicted to Perudo. The dice game they play in "Pirates of the Caribbean #2" It was fun but also really competitive. Chris, Nick, Nat, Jeremy and Jen went on a midnight hike up Timpanogas Peak. I was a slacker and wasn't feeling well from a stomach bug I has earlier that week so I didn't go. They said that it was nuts. They all had their head lamps and water and it was pretty easy at first. Until they got to the glaciers and had to back track for an hour. By that time it was really cold so they hung out at a shack that was on the trail for people to stay in. They didn't get to the peak but they did get some pretty cool pictures and they did get to see the sun rise. By the time that they got back to the cabin it was 9 and they were tired and exhausted. A couple of hours sleep later and some ibuprofen everyone was as good as gold. Thanks for the excellent weekend!

The bad news was that I got laid off! WHAT you say! I say that too! It was at the end of August and it was out of the blue. It was a normal day and the next thing I know I am in an office with the Big Dogs and I am getting a severance check. So I have been keeping Chris company since he is just going to school right now to finish his Masters Degree. It has been nice but I am not sure if I can go back to a 8-5 job. I have gotten used to sleeping in. Ha Ha.
Right after I got laid off I took advantage of my free time and also my nieces and nephew off track time and we went to the Dinosaur Park in Ogden Canyon. It was really fun and it was pretty cheap. There is museum inside and also a park outside that you can walk around real life size dinos.

Well that is pretty much all that has been going on with Chris and I. I am sure that I will still stink at blogging posts but hey.......Better Late than Never. :)

Our Life Together......So far