Saturday, April 4, 2009

What We're Up To..

Well, it's been a crazy past few weeks! Chris and I have been hard at work studying for finals and they are finally here! On Thursday our finals for this semester will be over and the following Monday we will be on our way to Wendover, Nevada, where Chris will be doing an internship for the summer. We are sad to leave our ward and our friends, but we have been preparing for this adventure!

We made a visit to Wendover last weekend to find an apartment and we are lucky we did. There are lots of people who go to Wendover to make some quick money at the casinos and then they are on their way, so you have to hit the apartment market at just the right time. Although our apartment isn't what we have here in Rexburg, we are happy to have found the one we did. We have a washer and dryer unit and a swimming pool, but we have no dishwashwer and no microwave. I guess this is how "real world" people live--making sacrifices in one area for something in another area! We didn't take any pictures of our apartment, but we really liked the landmark that welcomes you into town (too bad it's so far into town that only the locals see it). Say hello to "Wendover Will"! I have a feeling he and I are going to be good friends.
I also had my last big hoorah with Enrichment and I think it went pretty well considering we had to tell the sisters that it was getting late and we needed to start cleaning up! We had about 30 sisters from the ward show up (that's maybe half), and we fed them soup and salad in celebration of the Relief Society's birthday and did a service project. Our Stake Relief Society President spoke to us about service and then we made lap-quilts for the nursing home here in Rexburg. This calling has been very stressful for me, but I know the Lord helped me in reaching out to the sisters, and I have felt many blessings from magnifying my calling. Here is a picture of some of the lap-quilts we made.

4 comments:

Heather said...

Good luck in Wendover!

David and Natalie Reheis said...

Nicole,
I'm so glad to hear about how Enrichment went! You were totally worried about that, so I'm glad there were lots of sisters there! Now you're done!!! Woo!

Doug and Stacey said...

I love seeing a picture of the lap quilts. I'm sure the seniors will love them. Get out your shorts and flip flops. You guys are going to think it is hot in Wendover. Tomorrow it will be 69 degrees.

Kjohnson said...

Hey sister! You totally were right. Sorry Chris. Corey has had the internet hooked up for about a week now. I have just been to crazy unpacking and moving to get anything done on the computer! I'll work on it!!