Our celebratory lunch at Trolley in Springville.
And now I'm going to gush a little. Don't say you weren't warned.
I'm so incredibly proud of this guy. It took some real guts for him to pursue his dream of having a film career. Especially in today's economy, where the only sure career bet seems to be engineering or medicine. Pretty much everyone thought he was crazy and more than one person has called him a dreamer. In addition to all of that, Brian takes his role as the provider very seriously. It has been a quite a financial sacrifice for us for me to be a stay at home mom, but he has spent the last two years working two, sometimes three jobs in order to support his family. And he has taken jobs that were far beneath his skill level in order for us to have a roof over our head and food to eat. He never complained about it but all the while, he kept looking for something better, something in his field. He is so talented and he worked his butt off in film school so I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone noticed him. It is so nice to see all his hard work finally paying off.
And so, to celebrate we are going to Italy for two weeks!
I wish. Actually, it will be a while before we are out of the woods, financially that it. We have put off so many things: hearing aids, dental work, eye glasses/contacts, car repairs, doctor appointments, loan deferments, etc. that it is going to take some time for us to catch up. So I won't be getting an iPhone or shopping at Anthropologie anytime soon. That is fine with me, but I just might take 20 bucks and go hog-wild at the thrift store. :)
p.s. A huge thank-you to everyone who prayed, fasted, and sent positive vibes our way. We felt it, we really did.