Hi everyone! Just to be different, I’ll present my past ten years as an unfeeling timeline, typical of a nerdy accountant. (I’ve bolded the highlights.)
Jun: Attended Ricks College
Dec: Began serving in the Ukraine Kyiv mission (through Dec 2000)
Jan: Resumed my studies at Ricks College
May: Acted for the summer at the Mack’s Inn Dinner Theater - “Oklahoma!” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
Aug: Graduated from BYU-Idaho (named changed 8/01; ASSC – general studies)
Aug: Enrolled at BYU-Provo to study linguistics and began two years of work as a Ukrainian teacher at the MTC
Sep: Met Merissa Day (of West Jordan, UT) at church on my first Sunday in Provo
Apr: Married Merissa, the joy and love of my life!
Sep: Enrolled in the accounting program at BYU
Apr: Started one year of work as a night manager at an assisted-living home in Spanish Fork
Aug: Merissa graduated from BYU (BS – Early Childhood Education)
Dec: Lindsay (now 4) was born, and Merissa began work as a stay-at-home mom
May: Acted at the Mack’s Inn Dinner Theater again, this time with Merissa and three of my siblings - “Oklahoma!” and “Calamity Jane”
Sep: Returned to BYU, and started working as a TA in the accounting program
Apr: Took Merissa to Ukraine for three weeks
May: Started a summer internship at Grant Thornton LLP in Seattle
Sep: Returned to BYU
Oct: Ashlyn (now 2) was born
Dec: Graduated from BYU (BS – Accountancy; Master of Accountancy – Tax)
Jan: Returned to work at Grant Thornton in Seattle
May: Passed the CPA exam after suffering through my first tax season
Sep: Started working at the Rudd & Company PLLC office in Bozeman, MT
Jul: Merissa started a blog at http://www.steveandmerissa.com; please register to read the articles
Aug: Bought a house in Belgrade, MT
Oct: Aaron was born
Jan: Began one semester of teaching a weekly Institute course (I want to explore teaching.)
Apr: Began at least one year of teaching early morning Seminary
Coming in the second half of 2008…
Aug: Attended the MHS 10-year class reunion!
Sep: Began one semester of teaching a graduate tax research class as an adjunct faculty member at Montana State Univ.
The future may hold more of the same (e.g., tax returns and diapers), or it may turn out completely different (e.g., more school and…diapers). Either way, we’ll plan to enjoy it, just as we have enjoyed the last ten years! We can’t wait to see everyone!