Friday, June 12, 2009

Vacation and Family

To my thousands of avid fans out there, I apologize for the delay in posting. I know you all wait with baited breath for news about me! Well, here we go...

So, I graduated from BYU with my MSW (FINALLY!!!!) It was great! Here are some pictures. NOTICE THE HOOD!!!! That, along with the black robe! (It's very Harry Potter-esque...don't you think? I do!)

Anyway, that was a lot of fun. Shortly after, I took my licensing exam...AND I PASSED!!!!! I then applied for a CSW license (Certified Social Worker) in the State of Utah, which came in the mail shortly afterwards. Now, I can start looking for a job without being denied because I don't have a license (which is what happened, and was a great source of annoyance and frustration!)

After graduation and testing, the fun began! I went to NC to see my sister and brother-in-law. I absolutely love NC! It's green, with trees everywhere, and on the east coast! I had a great time. It was great seeing my sister and her husband and spending time with them. I am still waiting for them to move back to UT (or for me to move out to NC, whatever comes faster!)

In NC, we went to Duke Gardens (I have to go there everytime I'm in NC. I never get enough of it!), New Bern (I guess it used to be the capital of NC. It's an older town and had some of those amazing old houses!!! Also, we went to the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola and had a pepsi!), and an air show. I had a blast!!!! My sister had that new Dyson vacuum (the one that moves on a ball in the center). I begged her to let me vacuum. She relented and I had fun! Plus, her carpet is the best kind to vacuum!

When I got home, we had family who were up for a baseball tournament. We had a houseful, but it was so much fun to see them! I had my first taste of IHOP, which was better than I expected! We also watched the final American Idol (and yes, I still chuckle when I think of the showdown between Kara and DBG!)

I then hopped on a flight to NM to see my brother and his family (we went down to see my niece blessed in church). I had A BLAST!!!!! My oldest sister and her family drove down, along with my youngest brother and his girlfriend and my parents. We had a full house that was overflowing with energy, laughter, and good times. However, we still were not complete!!! My two other siblings were unable to attend.

The next week, it was time for me to head to DC. I was quite anxious about it because I was starting an internship. As most of you know, I have a tendency to worry/freak out/stress/etc over anything that happens. Luckily, after getting to DC, I was able to calm down. Washington, DC is my "Disneyland".

Anyway, I was able to escape from campus every once in a while to see some sights. Unfortunately, my camera was not able to escape (no worries, it now goes with me everywhere!) I did manage to get some photos of the "white house". Here's an eye-feast!!!!!

(And yes, I took them myself!)

Well, you are all up to date. However, things change quickly and I will try to keep you informed. I have many places to go here in "Disneyland" and many photos to take. So, stay tuned...!


mary.katherine said...

I'm not very said you had pictures of the White House and I scrolled down and thought, "that's not the White House." Don't worry, I finally understood. Ha ha. That is a MUCH better White House.

DeAnn is sitting here with me and wants to know if you have found any ideal women yet. :) She is so interested in who you will marry! Melissa says hi and hopes things are going well. She also appreciated the hug at her wedding. She really said that.


Cindy said...

Congratulations David! That's awesome. I felt dumb not knowing what an MSW was, but then I figured it out when you mentioned the other acronym and explained. That is so funny about the robe being Harry Potter-esque. So true! I used mine (minus the hood) for Halloween last year and went as a (very old) Hogwart's Student. I stole the idea from my sister who borrowed my robe the year before for the same thing. Looks like you're having a blast in DC. I hope you stayed safe the day of that awful shooting. Good luck with the internship.

Amy said...

Hey, David, that comment from "Cindy" was actually from me. Sorry, I just realized that my mom was logged in on this computer and I never saw it until I posted comments on about four friend's blogs. Oops!

Bethany and Thomas said...

Yay for graduating and passing the test and D.C.! I want to hear how your internship is going!

Tracy said...

I'm glad you finally squeezed in a post...I've been wondering how you have been! It was fun to read about all of your travels and adventures. Have fun, be safe and know that I miss your face! Big Hugs!!!
Auntie T.

Tyler and Julia said...

I am SOOOOOO jealous about you being in DC! I've wanted to go there for as long as I can remember. It's definitely at the top of my "bucket" list. Your graduation gown looks great w/ the hood, but I must say, I think you look more like Ron Weasley than you do Harry (from the back, anyway, mostly because of your hair). . . . (hahahaha!). :)


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