Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kristen Erickson Smith

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Crazy that 10 years has gone by.  I have been hit by several reminders that we are in fact getting older.  The most glaring has come while participating in an online learning conference and realizing that we were some of the first to use e-mail.  Now I have to take course to figure out all the techi stuff my students already know.  When did power point become as boring as overheads?  AHHHH....I am old.  That being said, this is our story from the last 10 years.

Life has been crazy for the Smith's since graduation. Yes, Scott Smith and I, Kristen Erickson got married. Who would have thought? After graduation, Scott attended school at Albertson's College in Caldwell, Idaho. After a semester he served a mission, spanish speaking in San Francisco, CA. While he was gone I attended BYU-Idaho. I did a study abroad in central America and an internship in Washington D.C. for Senator Mike Crapo. We got married in June of 2004. I graduated with my degree in History and Government secondary education in 2005 just before our first little girl Kayt came around. Scott graduated with two bachelors degree's one in Business Finance and the other in Accounting in April of 2008 just before our second little girl Ella arrived. We decided it was time to bust out of the 'Burg and headed to Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. We loved our year in Columbus.  However, Scott did graduate with his Masters in Accounting and we moved on to our next adventure.  Scott took a job working as an accountant for the Financial Services arm of Ernst and Young in Washington D.C.  We moved our little family to Fairfax, VA just outside of Washington D.C.  After working for EY for awhile we decided to end our wild ride and establish a better life/work balance.  We made the move back to Rexburg in early 2011.  Scott is now part of Smith-Kunz and Associates and we are planted back in the 'Burg.  I am lucky enough to stay at home with my two girls and teach government courses for Idaho Digital Learning Academy. 

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Kristen, I can't wait to catch up with you!! I will be in Rexburg for a bit, too