We are home from Utah and I have approximately 600+ photos to sort through, but first I must share how proud I am of my husband. Several months ago we began thinking about moving back to Utah to be near the kids while Jared writes his dissertation. Obviously, we would need a source of income while living there. So Jared began contacting people at the universities there about the possibility of teaching part-time. During his last trip to Utah he met with people at the University of Utah and at Utah Valley University. (UVU said he could teach an ethics class but that's not really what he does and the commute isn't really worth it, so UVU is our last choice.) This time he had a second meeting at the U and one at Westminster. Things are looking pretty good at the U. They are trying to get a Religion program off the ground and Jared could offer a lot. They asked him to submit some course proposals. At Westminster they already teach a couple religion classes and during his meeting with them on Monday they offered him a job teaching a class next summer! And they said he could teach one or two each semester next year! Jared will continue teaching an online class each semester through UNC and if things at the U work out, we will be set. None of these were posted positions. Jared just took the initiative and asked. It took some major follow up on his part, and it's really paying off as things fall into place. We are so blessed to have these opportunities to allow us to live in Utah near the kids and for Jared to gain valuable teaching experience. Once he officially has his PhD he'll go on job market for tenure track positions around the country, but the chance to teach in Utah for a couple years is the perfect transition we need.