Friday, May 30, 2008

Jared's graduation

Yeah! Jared graduated from Dixie State College in April with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. It was exciting! He deserved it after endless nights of papers, staying up late until 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning. He had portfolio after portfolio to do and I admit, most of it was busy work. I thought it was neat how they had to go back and do addition, subtraction, fractions, spelling. He was doing this for a bachelors degree. He didn't moan and groan too much through the 2 years, which was nice for me. He is the first graduate in his family to get a bachelors degree. Congrats Jared!

Jared's flying adventure to Washington State

Jared went to Washington state 4 days after Sam was born in May 2008. He flew a single engine airplane with an older gentleman, making sure the guy made it there safely. He was gone for 3 days and took some awesome pictures. He stayed on an island and had to fly off Orcus island to get to the airport where they took a commercial flight back here. Jared wants to vacation here next. This is the benefits of being a pilot is that you can be in Washington in 6 hours.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Samuel Jared Despain was born May 12, 2008 at about 10:oo p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 oz. He came after only 3 hours of labor, which made mom happy. He is a happy baby, hardly cries, except for when he is hungry. He wakes up every 2 hours at night to eat, which takes a toll on mom. Hopefully it will get better. Jared has changed 2 diapers and is proud of that, but has been told many times to not get too comfortable because he will change many more in the future. For now, we are adjusting to parenthood and are enjoying it.