Archive for June, 2008

Off to camp!

That’s right, I am headed to church camp! I will be spending the week in beautiful Abilene, Texas, on the campus of ACU for Kadesh, as week-long church camp for high school kids. I am heading there with our youth group and will spend the week as a group leader with another guy from our congregation. I am pretty excited–Kadesh is supposed to be really awesome!

I will really miss these faces, though! But I guess it will be good practice for when I start traveling lots for work. Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy Summer!

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My Sweet Hubby

I came home from work yesterday to be greeted by these beautiful flowers! Jason gave me these flowers as a little congratulations gift. The picture really doesn’t do them justice–they are beautiful and smell wonderful, too! I am going to hate to leave them when I leave this weekend!

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Family Fun!

Yippee, we had visitors (and we LOVE visitors, hint hint)! Jason’s sister Sharla and her family were passing through Denver and spent the night with us Tuesday night. It was a quick visit, but we had a wonderful time with them! I just love those nieces and am so thankful for them!

Jason and Sharla at the park
Hanging out with the pugs (Daisy and Oscar LOVE the girls!)

Jason was able to take the day off and go to the zoo with them (while I had to work) before they headed back to Texas. Come back soon, please! We miss you guys (and all the other family members, too)!

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Thanks you guys so much for your encouragement!

Several of you have asked a few questions, so let me better explain the job. I will be working in conjunction with a pharmaceutical company to provide a diabetes education program in primary care offices. I will be educating doctors, nurses, medical assistants, office staff, etc so they can in turn provide good diabetes education to their patients. My territory includes Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, southern Idaho and 2 cities in Montana, so much of my time will be spent traveling to other states. It will be very different than what I am doing now, but I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity!

I will not be moving to Chicago, I just flew there for the interview to meet with the program manager. That is everyone’s question when I say “I flew to Chicago for a job interview!”

Thanks again for your encouragement–you guys are great!

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I have spent the past two weeks doing phone interviews, flying to and from Chicago (in one day) for a job interview, spending the day with the person whose job I will be doing, stressing out over everything related to the job. But now it is over and I was offered the job today!

I really feel like this will be a great opportunity and a positive career move. I will still be doing diabetes education but in a completely different setting. I will be providing diabetes education in primary care offices to the staff there so they can in turn better educate their patients. It will be a LOT of travel but something I am very excited about.

Jason also recently got a great new position in his company, so life in good right now in the Stephens house. God has been so good to us and has blessed us richly!

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Not Much to Say…..

Has it really been an entire week since I last blogged? It has been one of those weird weeks where everything and nothing has been going on all at once. I feel kind of overwhelmed, but it will all be okay.

We had our book club meeting tonight (at my house–I love hosting get-togethers!), and we reviewed Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. I loved this book and have many pages marked of things that really stood out to me.

One passage that I especially loved (because of our recent visit to San Francisco) was Steinbeck’s description of San Francisco. I just think his words are so beautiful:
“San Francisco put on a show for me. I saw her across the bay, from the great road that bypasses Sausalito and enters the Golden Gate Bridge. The afternoon sun painted her white and gold–rising on her hills like a noble city in a happy dream. A city on hills has it over flat-land places. New York makes its own hills with craning buildings, but this gold and white acropolis rising wave on wave against the blue of the Pacific sky was a stunning thing…”

Love it! Such a great read!

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My parents have labs, and they currently have 8 lab puppies! There are 4 black and 4 yellow, and they are about 5 1/2 weeks old. They are SOOOOOOOO cute!

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