Friday, December 11, 2009

Happenings since we moved in

A couple of things I wanted to write about:

First, last Sunday we attempted to go to our new congregation for the first time. There were three different options: a 9 AM, an 11AM, and a 1PM. Being slightly lazy, we decided to try the 11AM and hope it was the right one. When we got there, I wondered why none of the women were sitting with their husbands, and why nobody had any kids. I thought there must be a lot of women with inactive husbands or something. Then, the person conducting the meeting stood up and welcomed us the the Young Single Adult Ward. Everything made since then, and we both thought it was really funny. We asked the ward clerk after the meeting which time we were supposed to come, and nobody could tell us. Fortunately, when we arrived home our real ward had left a flyer on our doorstep. It is the 9AM one, but they are switching to 1PM at the new year. I really wish we could have had 11, but oh well.

Second, earlier this week I arrived home and there were four (completely unexpected) enormous plastic bins sitting on our doorstep that had arrived in the mail. Since my mother-in-law has downsized to a smaller house and seems to be making a habit of vacationing over the holidays since she got remarried, she decided she didn't need her Christmas decorations and sent them all to us. I wasn't planning on decorating for Christmas this year at all, because we already have so much stuff to put away and organize, but her decorations made me happy. We aren't going to keep all of them, but I have put up some of the things that I like. They make it feel more like Christmas, and I am grateful for that.

Third, I started a new job today. Peter's family runs a skin care company called MiraCell, and they have hired me as an executive assistant. I can already tell it will be a much better job than my current job. It will actually require that I use my brain, and I might even learn some new skills while I'm at it. I'm pretty excited to have a job that won't be so monotonous. However, I will still be working for Trump University part-time in the evenings. We'll see how it goes!


Jenn said...

We have 1:00 pm church right now and I think we go to 9:00 am next year which will totally stink since I work Sat. nights. I hate 9:00 am church anyway, but now it will be even worse. I think 10:00 or 11:00 is the best time.

Scott Brimhall said...

Yay! I'm happy for you guys!

wag said...

The good thing about meeting at 1 PM is that in a year you'll be meeting at 9 (and missing the 1 PM you used to hate.)

Our single adults meet at 1 and never change. So I guess my above rule isn't always the case.

I love you house!

gina said...

Exciting to spend Christmas in your new house! It looks so nice! Is that the Draper temple behind the homes? I'm glad you can work at Miracell. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Elyse Alexandria said...

Here is a comment so you can get to my new blog page. Your new house is awesome :)

wag said...

Brig called today (it's Christmas) and asked me to tell you thank you for getting his package to him.

So Thanks.