So, what have we been up to?
Well, Brandon has pretty much been working, working, working and studying, studying, studying! I previously mentioned he got a job and is loving it! He rides the train up to Salt Lake every day so he’s gone basically from 7 to 7. He also just took the MCAT [again :)] so he was studying for 2-3 hours every night when he got home! We’re in the midst of med school applications and he’s handling it like a champ! I’m so proud of him for all of his sacrifices and things he does. Lately I’ve just been like… dang! I love this guy! He really is my best friend and we are having a blast living life together!
Some fun things we’ve done together when he hasn’t been studying and/or working:
|Celebrating the 4th of July!!! We ran the Freedom Run 10k, had a BBQ, and went to see Journey at Stadium of Fire! I LOOOOOVVVEEE the 4th!!|
We spent our 3rd anniversary camping up in East Canyon. It was so fun! This year really has been the best year yet! For our anniversary I gave Brandon tickets for us to go to the Zak Brown Band concert. He was so fun! We try to go to a concert every summer and this one did not disappoint! I love me some country music!
|The whole gang! What a blast!|
|Here’s me running up the beastliest hill ever! But hey! I PR’d from high school so that was good, ha ha. Thanks Jen for the pictures!|
On a sad note, Brandon lost one of his mission friends about 2 weeks ago to ADEM. He left behind a sweet wife and little baby girl. We have been so amazed and blessed by their strength as we visited Rolfe in the ICU and then attended his funeral. You never know what is going to happen in life, but it is such a blessing to have the gospel and covenants we make. Just a few days after we attended Rolfe’s funeral, we attended my cousin’s wedding in St. George. Hearing the words “for time and all eternity” at the temple took on a deeper meaning for us and we are grateful for the sealing power and for the temple. God truly is aware of us, and even though sad and awful things happen, He provides the Gospel and Jesus Christ to help us get through all of it.
|Brandon and Rolfe on the mission coming home|
|Brandon, Rolfe, and Borrego coming home|
|The mission crew at the funeral|
One of the tender mercies of this was being able to meet a ton of people from Brandon’s mission including his mission president and wife. We all went out to eat after and it’s fun to get to know Brandon even more from talking to these people he served and lived with for two years.