Monday, November 23, 2009

Utah

Unfortunately, we had to make our Thanksgiving trip a little early because Tom's grandmother passed away last week. Even though her quality of life has been decreasing over the last few years, we were very sad to hear about her passing but grateful to be able to spend time with family over these last few days. Tom's cousin posted a really great tribute to her on her blog. Tom and I were both very impacted by his grandmother's funeral service. She was a really great woman who raised really great children and we are so lucky to have them in our lives.

When we found out that the funeral would be this past Saturday, we realized that we would be driving somewhere in the middle of Nevada when the California bar exam results were posted on Friday. Good thing that we have iphones because we pulled over to a casino to find out the good news that Tom passed the bar! We are very excited and I am so proud of Tom. He has worked so hard.


For the past couple of days we have been taking advantage of having family around. Today we met Tom's siblings and their families in downtown Salt Lake and toured the conference center and spent some time in Temple Square.
We realized when we were downtown that we were within walking distance of Siegfried's Delicatessen which is a German restaurant where Tom's grandmother worked for a few years after she retired from teaching. It felt really great to go as a group and enjoy some delicious German food.

3 comments:

SGarff said...

Congrats Tom. Proof that Barbri is just as effective upstairs.

Jan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tom's grandmother. Her family is a wonderful tribute to the life that she lived. I know you will miss her, but you know she will be looking out for you!

Congratulations, Tom, on passing the bar -- the first time! Let the hard work begin!

Matt and Karyna Bouslog said...

Glad to hear the good news!