Sunday, September 14, 2008


In August we took a trip to Europe so that Brian could take a special class on International Business for his MBA... or atleast, I think that's what he studied while we were there. All I know, is that for the first time in two years, I was the one who didn't have to study! And boy, did I enjoy that!

For me, the best part of the trip was two weeks of uninterrupted time together. These first months of our marraige have been so busy with full-time school & work, church callings and Brian's frequent travels around the country. We needed a break! Watching the Olympics (Olympische Spiele) in German every night before going to bed, was the best kind of therapy!

An extra special highlight of the trip was the few days we were able to take away from Brian's studies to go to the tiny Italian villages in the Alps where my ancestors Michael and Marianne Beux lived, worked, and eventualy joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

We had such a nice time and I really wanted to write all about it here... but everytime I sat down to do it, I felt so overwhelmed! And with school starting just a week after we got home, my European travel log got pushed to the very bottom of my to-do list. (Although, I promise to write more about our two days in Italy for the sake of family history!)

So in a poor attempt to make up for the lack of details, I am including a link to our photo album here. The pictures are riduculously out of order (a picture of our hotel in Germany is between two pictures of Italian dairy cows in the Alps), but maybe you will enjoy it regardless!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Day of School

Today is the first day of school. I can't believe the difference a year can make. The bell is going to ring in about ten minutes and instead of sheer panic, I feel calmness and wisdom flowing through my viens. We'll see how long that lasts!

Here's the view from my third story window as the kids wait to flood the halls. Wish me luck!