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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Weekend in Cleveland

Brett and I have been spending the weekend in Cleveland visiting my sister Amy and Zach! It has been a ton of fun and we have learned A LOT of things:
1. I still hate flying.
Brett and I flew from Seattle to Salt Lake and then to Cleveland. Apparently there were some really bad storms over the mid-west because it was super bumpy and pretty darn scary.
2. We figured out where guys get their really long shirts.
Walmart. Amy and I are wearing long and tall shirts.
3.Being in Little Italy makes me want to go back to Italy NOW!
We went to Little Italy to walk around and eat lunch. We had some awesome sandwiches, pizza, and a monster cream puff.
4. Niagara Falls is amazing.
We spend all day Saturday driving up to Ontario and visited Niagara Falls. We did it all! Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, ponchos, the crazy town of Niagara, Ontario, road trip snacks, and so much more!
5. Lightening bugs/fire flies intrigue Brett.
I was out walking Mini with Amy and I spotted the fire flies. We ran home and I drug Brett outside to go and see "something!" He agreed and once he spotted his first fire fly he was obsessed.
6. Lightening in the midwest is out of control.
The thunder and lightening literally went off all night. It was so bright and loud. Apparently it is a daily occurrence here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

June 14, 2009

Brett and I have been what feels like really busy but actually not really busy at all! Funny how lives makes you feel like you are going nine-o constantly.

Brett got to instruct for this first kiteboarding lesson today. He helped a guy named Dave learn a new sport and who better to get a lesson from than someone who is die-hard passionate about kiteboarding! Brett met him in Everett at the famous Jetti Island and spent all Sunday afternoon and eveing playing in the water and pumping up kites! Rough life huh?

School is winding down for Brett but only to bring next quater. He finished one final last week and has the last one on Tuesday! Pray he does well, although I don't think he will need it, he always aces everything! After final number two we board a plane for Cleveland to visit Amy and Zach for the weekend and than onto more classes. Brett will be taking 4 science classes this summer and working while still trying to keep his head above water. For those you who don't know, science classes are brutal, time consuming, tiring, and just plain hard. Thankfull Brett is super hard working, deditcated and really excited to be a nurse! I know I could never make it through them without wanting to die.

I am finishing up with Forza tomorrow (Monday) and so thankful about the change of pace. All I can say is that I am not 19 anymore and not prepared to deal with the customers of the Nordstrom of coffee shops, as Scott puts it. I get cranky, annoyed, frustrated and impatient with the high maintence attitudes. So, therefor a job change to save my sanity and my friendships was in order and I couldn't be happier about it!

I am getting ready to sell my car and pack all our belongings because Australia is coming fast!!! I am waiting for my new passport to be mailed to me so I can complete my visa and patiently wait for Australias asnwer. "You're accepted into our country?" "You may not come live here." Pray for the first answer!!!!

As I said, Brett and I are taking our first trip to Cleveland and I cannot wait to show him Amy and Zach's house, Cleveland, Case's campus and to see Amy, Zach and Mini!! I am also excited for a weekend away!

Brett and I have been attending a home group/bible study on Sunday nights for young adults and it is fabulous. We are reading a book called "Principal of the Path" and it is excellent. Even if you think everything is going great there is always something to work on, tweak or even just sit down and think about! I have only read two chapters and I am already asking questions, emailing John (our leader) for insight and thinking about life! I love those kinds of things!

Signing off for now,