Things we are celebrating at the suite-mangum/mangum house (not necessarily in order of importance):
- Danny's swanky new job with Zions! Some of you have heard us talk about this opportunity... and just a couple of months ago we were thinking it wasn't going to happen as the timing was just not seeming to be there. He had got a great offer from First Utah Bank, but Zions was where he wanted to be, and yesterday he got the call... the offer... and accepted! He starts on June 9th. I'm so proud of him!!!!
- King bed, yo! Danny's family (mom & dad and aunt & uncle) bought this swanky pad in upstate-Utah (Eden in Ogden Valley) and asked if we'd be willing to trade out our Queen bed for the joint and replace it with their King bed... um, HELLO!?!?! Twist my arm? Ok, yeah... don;t even need to think about it. So Monday we're going to hit the memorial day white sales and pick up some 800 thread-count linens!!! Hollah!!!
- Yoga a go-go. Well, I finally got my paperwork completed and have officially applied for Flow Yoga's Teacher Training program. It starts July 7 and is a month-long 200-plus hour "intensive" that if completed successfully means I would be a certified yoga instructor. I haven't been accepted yet, but we're anticipating a positive response. I'll need to be away from my official job at SkyWest during this time... so there's a lot of pieces that need to fall into place, but I'm super excited about this new opportunity.
- We got the house! That's right!!!! The pad that we've been living in (basement-status since we relocated to the East bench early this year) is going to be ours! They took our offer, and paperwork will be processed this week. I can hardly believe it. Of course, I must make note that this whole deal wouldn't be possible without help from our families. We're so blessed...There are so many memories in this home for me. It was my grandparents.... in fact, we even lived here when I was a wee little tot for just over a year when my grandparents were serving a mission in Montana. I lived across the street, and down the street around the corner...I love this piece of property... and am so thrilled we are back to the neighborhood of my childhood!
- "I is now a GRAD-U-IT!" OK, not so much me (well, I think Danny and I figured out I had actually graduated with my bachelors two years before he graduated from High school... man, am I a cougar or what?!?!?!) Anyway, he is now officially a graduate from the U of U -- with a bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in business. I am so proud of him. I think I was more excited for him to graduate that I was for myself! (Actually, I wasn't really excited to graduate. I was only 21 and would've stayed studying for years in the safe-walls of institutionalized learning as long as they would've let me... but the $$$$ was not there.) So, please enjoy these pics from Danny's big day earlier this month.
Below: Danny's Dad, the grad and Princess Di
(oh, wait... that's my mother-in-love Stevie. Doesn't she have
a striking resemblance to "the people's princess"?
Below: Three generations of Mangum men. Danny's grandpa Garth used to teach (head of the dept of Economics at the time, actually) at the U. While we were there, all of these professors and the dean of the Social Sciences came up to talk to him and shake his hand.
It's pretty cool to be part of a family
that's so amazing and well respected.
Below: The Suites and Us. Do I look tan?
I got a spray-on tan earlier that day that my husband thinks
smells like teriyaki sauce -- nice!
Below: the greatest picture of Garth Mangum possibly ever taken. To the left, his wife and Danny's grandma -- Marion (she's hilarious... and also has the same name as my college town in Indiana, so we've got a connection.) To your right... barbara.
I could not adequately explain the dynamics of this woman in one post-- she's hilarious and I love her: we'll leave it at that. (Oh, and Barbara is Princess Di's mom)
Below: Um, if you don't know who this is...
why do you read this post?
Below: Barbara and the grad... Every year Danny and Barbara
go shopping for his B-day and do a lunch date.
I LOVE that I am married to a man who has
lunch dates with his g-ma. It warms my heart.
***Danny says he likes this post because he is the star. I like it too... and for the very same reasons***
Also, did you know that neither of us like hot fudge on our brownies and ice cream? If that doesn't prove we're soul-mates, I don't know what would. Also, neither of us have showered today... but all that proves is that we're dirty hippies... well, maybe just dirty. ;)
Have a great night! We're counting our many blessings this evening, and it feels great! We could go on forever... but I've heard complaints form my sister that my posts are already too long... so I'm shutting it down now. ;)