Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Wow, it's been a while since we last updated. Kenz and I are busy with graduate school at BYU. We're both in the MPA program in the Marriott School of Management (in the Romney Institute for Public Management). I was accepted mid-year to the program, and since I want to graduate with Kenz, I will be taking 20 credit hours each semester for 3 semesters. That way I will be finished with the program in a year and a half instead of two years. Pretty much that means I live on campus; specifically in the Tanner Building (8am to 9pm most class days). That means I have to do marathon training during the day between classes. I ran the Utah Valley Marathon last year, and I would like to do the Salt Lake this next April. 

We're very excited because we get to go to Washington DC this next week (partially subsidized by the Romney Institute). We will be there researching internships, interviewing, looking for possible housing options for student interns who will be there over the summer, and meeting with and establishing contacts. Kenz claims Virginia as her home state, and lived just outside of DC for awhile. She is especially excited to be going back "home" (even though now her parents reside in Utah). 

I am still considering a JD, but probably after I have a little work experience. I also do not want to get three degrees from BYU. (I guess I want to mix it up a little).  Kenz and I are both talking about doing an Executive JD program while in DC, since that is where we plan to live after graduation. 

We hope all is well for everyone, and we hope to hear from you soon! You can check out our blog updates at: We will definitely be adding pictures of our trip in the next while. We have added many of your blogs to ours so we can keep up with your lives, too.