Well, it's almost been 2 weeks now since we've left Rexburg! I think it finally hit us when we arrived in Long Beach, CA from SLC to make our connecting flight to Boston, and as soon as we sat down I looked over at Joseph and sighed, "I miss the 'Light' of Rexburg." That has led us to reflect and discuss our life at BYU-Idaho and the bittersweetness we feel moving on. Joseph compares it to returning home from a mission - going from a spiritual high to "just blah".
So what have we been up to? Well, only Joseph has managed to put on a few pounds as we try to grasp the concept of doing a whole lot of nothing. It's definitely been an adjustment and we're excited to get going again in Austin (although Joseph did start recruiting for BYU-Idaho at church). In the meantime, it's been good for Joseph and I to spend a lot of time together - eating junk food, watching movies and figuring out where we're going to live when we get to Austin.
Gwen, who turns 9 months tomorrow, has been a great sport about all of the new changes and getting RSV. Meanwhile...Joseph is "studying" for the GRE and I am busy cleaning and organizing my mom's home. Joseph will be flying to DFW this week to set up shop at which point I will follow with Gwen.
As exciting as our life is we ache for our friends in Rexburg. Joseph is experiencing Wackee-Six withdrawls and I'm missing the late night laughs. We hope all of you have a Happy New Year and know that our hearts are with you.