Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ronny's Paper Wins

So because Ronny rarely posts on here and because I'm so proud of all his hard work this last year, I thought I would pass on his good news. Ronny's paper that he submitted to the ICAPS Conference in Greece was awarded the best student paper of the conference. He was also informed that he has been scheduled for a plenary session. (This means that instead of presenting in a combined session with other authors he will be presenting to the entire conference.) NO pressure, ha ha. The is a great honor and a welcome blessing after 7 years of hard work. Congratulations Ronny!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

We're Here

So we made it to South Jordan. I would say in one piece but some of our furniture wasn't in one piece. A few actually. Nothing that we were totally attached to so that's good. Apparently the EQ thought the blankets I put in the truck were for something other than putting around furniture? Oh well. Thanks to all those who showed up to help with the loading and the cleaning! I miss you all already!

The kids traveled well so that made our very long trip not so long after all. We made it to Burley the first day and were in So. Jordan by noon the next. We had great help from family and long time friends who are in the area. We are SO grateful to all of them!

Now the hard part begins (although its pretty much all been hard since we started this adventure!). Ronny flew back to OR today so the kids and I are teaming up to unpack and find places for everything. You never know how little you have until you look around and see all this empty space. Sam and Ben were so funny last night as they were talking back and forth in bed. Ben announced their beds were just too far away and that he would "fix" it in the morning. We just aren't used to so much space! I would post some pictures but at this moment I don't have a clue where the camera is.

The kids all enjoyed chruch this morning and asked if they could go back tomorrow. (Music to my ears!) Hopefully they all will find good friends. Tonight we have a family party for Joseph's birthday and tomorrow the "To DO" list from (well you know where) comes into play. Registering the kids for school is at the top of the list. Which reminds me, I need to track down that paper work.

Well off to work I go........