Sunday, January 3, 2010

This is not a New Year's resolution.

So, it's been a while, yes? (Insert excuses here _________). Now that that's out of the way we can get on with the update. It has been almost a year, and admittedly there was little content prior to that, but honestly, who wants to read a diatribe about every tiny detail of the past year and a half? Not me. I'd rather share in pictures! And to keep things as simple as possible, I'll stick to the three major events of the past year. So now, I give you:


I moved to Houston for the summer to complete an internship with a big name company. It. Was. Awesome. The job was great and all, but it was really the FOOD that made the experience. So good, it was worth taking pictures. Greg visited every few weeks and we found time to do some amazingly fun things and fell in love with the city. Lucky thing, since (news alert!) we'll be returning there for my full time job post MBA.


Obviously this event deserve(d)s a post all of its own, but in the interest of time and attention spans I'll just say that it was the most perfect wedding the world has ever seen. Greg and I spent an entire week in Boston before the wedding just relaxing, spending time with friends, and touring the city. Then the day arrived and I tell you, things could not have gone more perfectly. My wonderful family and friends took care of every tiny detail and there was not one moment of stress. Let me encourage all (4 of you) who read this to make your wedding a destination and keep it small. You'll have no regrets. I certainly don't.


And now we reach a more serious part of the program. Warning: semi-graphic pictures ahead. In early November Greg was diagnosed with a brain tumor in his front right lobe and was scheduled for surgery the following week. The surgery took about 7 hours, but was as successful as possible and despite the incision that extended half way across Greg's skull, we were only required to stay 2 nights in the hospital and then released to go back home. Since then we've spent what feels like most of our time on the journey between Provo and Salt Lake for numerous doctor's appointments, and for Greg's daily radiation treatments. We're more than half way done at this point, so life is looking up and despite how serious this all sounds, we've been very blessed through it all with Greg's speedy recovery from surgery and the fact that neither the chemotherapy or radiation treatments have made him sick. All in all, kind of a crazy ride for three months of marriage, but through it all I'd say we've emerged closer than ever. Look at me finding silver linings, huh?

So there you have it, the big 3 of 2009. I must say, I've missed the blogging scene, and though I refuse to make blogging more often a resolution, I do hope to update more than once every 9 months. Although, maybe by then I'll have someone something new to talk about.*



charlotte said...

Now following your blog that I didn't know you had, because I love Ju.

K. Marie Criddle said...

NICE. Fight the blogging man all you want, love, but know that every byju post is precious. More, please. Wait, no. Make your own choices.

Erin:) said...

yes, i still check your blog:) love you

Nat Attack said...


2010 will probably be the most boring year of your life. Here's hoping so!

The Barbers said...

Wow Jules that is a lot going on! I so hope that your hubbie is doing sounds like it. Glad to see you back in the blogging world! I loved seeing you at your reception!

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