Letter #5 and Letter #6

Well we have made it over the hump. We got Letter #5 and #6 last week. We are almost there! The first letter that Mike received offered him admissions to
Lewis and Clark College!
Lewis and Clark is located in the beautiful Portland, Oregon. It would be very exciting to go there. I've always wanted to go to the Oregon coast and now I could have the opportunity to live there!

Mike got his sixth letter last Saturday, which is one that we have been really looking forward to getting. He was offered admissions to
Santa Clara University!
It is located in Santa Clara, California which is a little less than an hour from San Francisco. He was also offered a $5,000 scholarship. Mike really likes the idea of going to Santa Clara so who knows if we will end up there.


Family Fun and Letter #4

Over the weekend, we were lucky enough to have Mike's brother and his wife and there two kids, come into town from Houston. We haven't seen them in a really long time (I can't really remember to be honest). They have a little girl who turns 2 this weekend and then they just had a baby boy last October. It was so fun to see them and to spend some time with them and their cute kids.

A couple of days ago Mike received his fourth acceptance letter to law school.
He has been offered admissions to
Quinnipiac University!
It is located in Hamden, Connecticut and they also offered him a $28,000 scholarship. That is a lot of money! And the biggest scholarship he has been offered yet, so of course, that makes us think twice about it. Connecticut is just very, very far from Utah. But, Hamden is also an hour and a half from New York City, and two hours from Boston, so that makes it also pretty difficult to turn down. Anyway, now we are up to four letters and he has been accepted to all of them so far. This is going to prove to be a very difficult decision!


Letter #3

Mike got his third acceptance letter yesterday for
Gonzaga University!
I was especially excited about him getting into this school because I would be more than happy to move there. It is located in Spokane, Washington. He was offered a scholarship of $15,500. We are heading up to Seattle for Spring break with Mike's brother and his brother's girlfriend so we will be driving through Spokane to check it out. Three down!


Baptism and Letter #2

This past weekend we had the opportunity to go to Mike's nieces baptism. We were excited for her and this wonderful decision that she had made. She had asked Mike to baptize her, which was an extra special opportunity for him. For her baptism, we gave her a heart necklace that said, "I am a child of God". I received this same necklace when I got baptized so I thought it would special to buy her the same necklace. I was lucky that they still make them!

Also, we received our second acceptance of admissions to law school yesterday. Mike has now been accepted to

Creighton University!

Creighton is located in Omaha, Nebraska....I know, not quite as enticing as Malibu, California, but still, at least he is getting into schools! He was also offered a $14,000 scholarship. Now Mike has me checking the mail as soon as I get home from work, because I get home before him, so that he knows if he has any good mail to come home to!


Paintings and Letters!

Yesterday was an exciting day in the our home! Mike got his first acceptance letter for Law school, and we were really surprised and totally taken off guard at how quickly it came. So.....Mike has been offered admissions at
Pepperdine University!
They also offered him an $18,000 scholarship! We were really excited to receive this news and can't wait to see what other schools he gets into! Pepperdine would be very exciting to go to because its a great school, and who wouldn't want to live in Malibu, California!! Who knows if we'll even end up going there but its exciting to finally see our future come together a little bit.

Last weekend we had a little bit of fun doing some painting.
We haven't had anything hanging over our bed for over a year now because the painting that we had originally bought to hang there is now in a different spot.
And I have been having the hardest time deciding what to put up there.
I had originally bought some pictures frames and was going to get some pictures blown up and hang them there but I just wasn't sold on the idea.
Then I thought, hey why not paint our own paintings?!
Hobby Lobby was having a sale on their canvases so we went and bought two of them and borrowed some paint from my mom.
Of course I am extremely bossy and OCD so I gave Mike guidelines and showed him the colors that I would let him use because it had to match and it had to be done my way.
I think he still had a good time painting though.
I was very pleased with the final product because it is exactly what I was going for and it matches our bedroom so well.