S: 2010 : The big move
BC: Major Events that Happened: -Dana ran a 1/2 marathon -We both graduated - We bought a house!!!! -We moved from Salt Lake City to Roseville -Trevor came home -Bryan got a job at HP -Dana got a job at Intel -Dana's first white Christmas | Our
2: So while I went to Samantha’s wedding Bryan got to go to Island Park with his family. They have made it a yearly trip and snowmobiling is a must. This weekend was shorter than last year with Bryan and his family going up late Friday afternoon and returning early Sunday
3: Snow in April
4: One of my really good friends that I met at ASU got married on March 19th. My parents, Jessica and I traveled to Scottsdale Arizona and stayed the whole weekend. I had never met Samantha's husband Jonathan before since he lives in England. So it was nice to finally meet him. They met while Samantha was doing a semester abroad. The wedding was great, and the best man's speech was hilarious!
5: TWO PEOPLE, TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, BECOME ONE HEART, ONE MIND, ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER.
6: so many | Stephanie, our neighbor across the way convinced me to run a half marathon. I then asked Jessica to run too! I decided I would give it a try, and started training 8 weeks before the race. Training was hard and my schedule was strenuous especially when my knee started hurting. Luckily my knee was only hurting due to improper stretching and I was able to run the whole race!
7: 1/2 Marathon April 17th, 2010 Salt Lake City | 8 weeks of training resulted in a time of 2:42:40 | Proud Parents | Proud Husbands
8: University of Utah
9: Bryan graduates with a Bachelors Degree in Communication
11: May 7th, 2010 University of Utah Graduation | Dana graduates with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering
12: So I graduated! I have already gotten my grades for the semester and I passed so that means I should be getting my diploma in the mail soon! Things have been hectic to say the least recently. I had finals last week, along with graduation and various emails and phone calls from Intel. I then moved home to Granite Bay on Saturday, and now I am preparing for a week full of interviews. Everything is changing so fast. Just two weeks ago I wasn't thinking I had any interest from Intel and I didn't know what I was going to do. Well know I've got a bunch of interviews and I have moved. Moving wasn't that bad besides the fact that I didn't have much time to pack. The drive was nice and my Mom and I just chatted away the 10 hour drive and laughed at kumo being a dummy. It has finally hit me that I have moved.... I know that sounds odd, but I didn't really have a chance to say goodbye since it all happened so fast. I got to say goodbye to my really good friend Nikki though, and I am going to miss her tons! I really do hope we stay in touch and visit each other as often as we can! So Bryan is still in Salt Lake working at the Law Firm. He is going to stay at our apartment until he gets a job here. I am hoping he gets offered one here soon because it is lonely without him. Last night I think I rolled over to cuddle him and just got a bunch of pillows :( My Mom and I have started house hunting since Bryan and I are hoping to buy a house if we both get jobs. Here are some picture we took while looking at some open houses:
13: house hunting
14: So life at home has been wonderful. I have been here for about four weeks and have been keeping busy! The first three weeks was scattered with interviews at Intel. I ended up having more than I expected. The interview process is a little intense with at least four hours of interviews and a couple hours of overviews/lunch. But it is all over! I got offered a job as a Component Design Engineer! I start on June 21! Apart from the interviews I have been furiously house hunting. Yup, that is right, Bryan and I are officially house hunting. Now you may be wondering what is going on with Bryan? He came here last weekend to house hunt and visit. He is currently interviewing with HP and ended up coming out this weekend for an interview. Yup, two weekends in a row! So a few blog posts back I mentioned that Bryan came out for an interview with HP. Well he came out on very short notice. He called me at noonish on a Wednesday and told me to book him a flight out that very night. I booked it and he left work and hopped on a plane here. He interviewed with HP on Thursday June 3rd. It has been three weeks, and Bryan and I were getting worried. Well on Friday I got a call from Bryan telling me he got the job!
15: I was so excited! He will be starting Aug 2nd. He loved the people at HP and feels that he will really fit in and actually have fun at work! I am so proud of him! Another bit of news that happened this week was about a house. When Bryan came out for his interview on June 3rd, we decided to start putting in an offer on a home. It has also been three weeks of back and forth negotiating on the price. Well we finally settled on a purchase price on Thursday! Bryan and I were so happy the process was over and were thrilled we got it for a good price. We were still apprehensive since Bryan hadn't been extended an offer, but figured we would have 17 days from Thursday to get him one. Well to our surprise he got one the very next day!!!!!!! There are 17 days in the closing period when we need to get all the home/roof/landscape/pest inspections done. So if all goes well we will have the keys on July 7th! | So things have been hectic! I started my job on the 30th of June. I am going to be working on the Display side of Intel 3D graphics. So the position usually takes about 2-3 months to get trained. Well they are short handed with people being on sabbatical and vacation that they are going to be training me in 3-4 weeks. I am very excited. I always have something to do and I | am really enjoying work. My training buddy and mentor are very nice. They are both very helpful. I have set up my cube with pictures and stuff. They gave me a laptop and docking station with a GIANT monitor and keyboard. I have my own phone so call me during work hours 8am-5pm on it if you want to get a hold of me. So Bryan finally arrived Sunday evening. He and Keven made the long haul from Salt Lake to here with a Uhaul, trailer and our other car. I couldn’t wait for them to show up. I have been doing stuff with the house for weeks. We have officially had keys since July 7th. I have gotten a lot of things done since then, but there was only so much I could do without the furniture and Bryan! So now that he is home, the official moving in has begun. Last night the Todd’s and my parents, Keven, Bryan and I unloaded the Uhaul. It went really fast with 8 people carting things in the house. We got everything in the garage and moved a few things into the house. There is tons more to do, but we at least have everything in one state now. I am so thankful for the Todds and my parents for helping us. It got done so fast, I was amazed!
17: House Projects: Hire a Landscaper for the backyard Door Conversion Washer/& Dryer Window Covering Tons of new furniture Adding wall sconces to front entry Laminating the closets Putting up pictures unpacking Ceiling fans
18: Trevor came home from the Sapporo Japan Mission on August 7th. Bryan and I arrived in Salt Lake on August 13th and stayed the Weekend. Coopers family as well as Grandma and Doyle were able to make it out.
19: Summer Fun with the Pups | Tanya and I had fun with our pups over summer. We were able to go to Woofstock on Aug 29th and Yappy Hour on Sept 1st.
20: For thanksgiving this year Bryan and I were able to take off a week off from work and make it out to Maui. We love going to visit my parents there. This year we were able to buy these paintings we have been wanting for so long. They ended up coming in January but I figured I would add them here since this is when we bought them. My parents bought tickets to the Maui invitational and Bryan was so excited. My Dad and Mom switched off going to the games with him. They were able to choose the team they wanted to watch and Bryan chose UCONN. They were the underdogs of the tournament and won every game including the championship! They were very exciting and close games, not to mention Bryan and my parents ended up being on SportsCenter a bunch because they sat right behind the team!
23: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
24: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
25: Christmas at the Todd's 2010