So it has been an interesting last few months. Jake and I finished school!!! We did not walk, but celebrated on our own with friends. We were planning on staying in Provo through the summer and moving back to Cali after the baby was born so Jacob could start substitute teaching in the fall. However, about two weeks before the end of the semester we found out that since Jacob was graduating in April, he could not work for BYU custodial over the summer. This came as quite a shock and changed all our plans. Since we were coming back to CA in August, nobody would hire Jake for just a few months, not to mention companies were cutting back all over the place anyway. So after much thought and consideration we decided to come back to CA in May and get things going here. With the job market as it is, it has been some rough going trying to find a job here. So we are staying with Jacob's family until we are able to get a job, which hopefully will be the end of summer at the latest (cross your fingers). Surprising news: as of now we feel pretty good about Jacob becoming a cop! There's an application process that includes a bunch of tests over a few months, so he would likely not start the academy until December or January. We will still try for the substitute teaching in the fall, but we'll see how that goes since teachers are being laid off all over California. Jake and I are both taking he CBEST- the test required for all substitute teachers- this Saturday, and then we can start applying :)
Our Graduation Announcement
Moving pics. Leaving our first apartment :(
My best friend, Emily Pearson, threw me a baby shower before we left. It was a ton of fun with friends and family that were able to come! Emily made the Relief Society room look so nice with her creative decorations and delicious food! I wish I had taken more pics of the actual shower, but here are a few pre-shower pictures.
Jacob had his 25th birthday on Monday the 8th and since we are here in CA we got to celebrate with family! His sister, Stephanie, works at Round Table pizza and she got us a good deal there. I tried my hand at making a cake and decorating it. Jacob's mom is an experienced cake decorator and had a lot of awesome decorating tools. Had I given myself more time I could have been more creative, but it was fun nonetheless. Jacob got some nice gifts and had fun being able to celebrate with family.
As far as our little guy is concerned, things seem to be going really well. As of tomorrow I will be 36 weeks along! Before we know it, we'll have our baby with us. He is getting so heavy that I can no longer sleep lying down, even on my sides, because my stomach gets too squished and I become nauseous. So for the past couple of weeks I have been sleeping propped up on the couch. I have been lucky because Jacob's parents actually have very comfortable couches for sleeping on.
So that's pretty much it for now. Things have gone very differently than we had planned, but we are so blessed to be able to stay here with family. After being away at school for so long, it is very nice to be close to both of our families and be able to share this exciting time with them!
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