Lots of good things to report on…Kelsey and Michael got married last weekend (Kelsey is Jason’s sister) it was a really nice wedding and they lucked out with some awesome weather! I snapped just a few pictures this one was before the wedding it is sort of out of focus but I thought it was a nice shot and I like how Kelsey’s dress was glowing. Also the night before the wedding I got to meet up with my middle school/high school pals Erin and Lindsay which was really fun to see Lindsay again and see Erin for the first time in a few years.
After the wedding Jason, Steph, Ed and I went to Sauvie Island and hiked out to the lighthouse, it was a great birdwatching hike, very flat with lots of meadow grass, afterward we went back to Jason’s parents’ house for a campfire with Dan had some s’mores and good conversations and then we camped out in the backyard under the stars. The next day we went up to Goldendale with Dan and Kathy, we left sort of late and rolled into the Goldendale Observatory just in time to get in line to see Saturn through the telescope! This was way better than seeing M3 the previous weekend, we were able to see Saturn’s rings and two of Saturn’s moons! I think I might be getting into this star gazing thing, lucky for me Salt Lake also has an observatory too! The next morning we took our time exploring around the cabin, finding creatures and eating bathroom mints for breakfast
Backtracking a bit, one of Kathy’s chickens decided she wanted to sit on eggs and she found her one day off somewhere sitting on a stack of 30 eggs! (none of which were fertilized) So Kathy gave her some legitimate eggs to hatch and she did a great job and lucky for me I got to be around when they hatched! It was fun going out to the barn and checking on the progress sort of like being a chicken mid-wife.
Early on Tuesday morning Jas and I started driving to SLC, we left Beavercreek at 5:30am and got into SLC at 6pm, not a bad drive at all! We moved in some of our stuff and judging by the big grin on Jason’s face he was shocked and excited about how wonderful our little house is. The next morning we went up to the University hospital so that I could meet with the nurse recruiter and then she took us on a tour, it is a very pretty hospital huge windows in all the rooms with mountain views out of all of them seems like if you had to be stuck in the hospital this would be the one! I also got called for an interview for the trauma/acute care position that I applied for so I have that coming up which is exciting because it sounds really great and the University is the only level 1 trauma hospital in the surrounding region so they are sort of a big deal when it comes to traumas, burns etc. which means I would get to see and learn a lot. After our tour of the hospital we explored a bit and scoped out the neighborhood we couldn’t get over the mountain views they make everything beautiful even ordinary intersections!
We left SLC early Thursday morning and flew to Ohio to finish packing up our stuff and so that Jason can graduate next Thursday! Sort of crazy that four years went by so fast, it will be sad leaving Grams and AK; it was nice being close to family. We are looking forward to our new adventure in Utah, we leave a week from tomorrow and will be stopping in Denver to spend some time with Jason’s Great Aunt Jeanne.