Monday, November 22, 2010

Welcome to Utah

We've made it.  
We arrived late Saturday night, and decided we were all way too exhausted to unload anything. We woke the next morning, ready to unload, to this:
It continued to snow all day long.  Yep. 
Utah has welcomed us right in.  We feel loved. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

On The Move

When we moved to Vegas, the plan was to be here for 1, maybe 2 years at the most...get some good work experience and then be on our way.  That didn't happen.  We have been here 4 1/2 years.  And, in a very unexpected way, it has become home.  

Ace just got a job in Salt Lake, so we are leaving Vegas behind and heading to Utah Valley!  We got the job offer really out of the blue on Friday Nov. 12th and will officially be moving this Saturday.  So, in other words, it's going to be a super great week: packing, changing utilities, packing, selling washer/dryer, packing, changing mail address, packing...etc...Jealous? You should be.
For the first little bit, we will be staying with the ultra thrilled Grandma Leelee, until we figure out where we want to be living... 

The timing for everything has just seemed to fall into place, and we've just been going with the flow.  Feeling a little in Limbo-land, which has been weird, but it's been neat to watch how everything keeps lining up (especially different from what I had planned out in my head)

There are things that I really, really won't miss about "Sin City"

-Having to be prepared at all times to quickly avert my eyes from any given billboard/taxi advertisement
-Grocery shopping in 120 freaking degree weather
-The dust
-The ridiculously angry drivers who would rather you crash into a tree on the side of the rode than allow you to merge
-The Pig Farm 
-Rocks being considered landscaping

Some things I WILL miss

-Feeling like going to a buffet and having more of an option than Golden Corral
-My Target and Kohl's: they are never crowded and always have everything and such awesome sales...ohhh I love them so much!
 -Game nights with our awesome neighbors
-ALL our super great friends. 

We have wanted to leave Vegas for so long...I never, ever thought that I would be so sad to go when it actually happened.
We are excited about being close to family (for the first time in our marriage, even), and for some new experiences, but it is going to be sad to leave this crazy town behind...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

When I Grow Up...

"I am going to be Batman!"

Easton's Preschool class had Career Day the other day.  I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, and immediately he said, "I am going to be Batman.  I will fight all the bad guys, and keep us safe."
I spent a good two weeks before this day talking with Easton about different things he could be (firefighter, police officer, doctor) but nothing interested him.  Nothing even came close to Batman.  The day arrived, and Easton went as Batman (meaning a pajama set from Walmart and an old t-shirt made into a cape), while his classmates were, you know, a cop, an animal doctor, a construction worker. 

I do love a child with some imagination, but I really couldn't help but laugh a little at him showing up as Batman to career day. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

We were the Super Mario Gang...
Luigi & Toad

Mario & Princess Peach

Luigi, ready to shoot a fireball.

 Just a couple of the cute little Toad...
This year was the most sewing I've done for costumes, ever.  My favorite part of it all was the making of the hats... The Mario/Luigi hats were so fast and easy, and that made me happy.  The toad hat...well that is the reason we all decided to be Mario characters, because really, no one could be a cuter Toad than Ty...He is pretty much a replica of the real thing.  One bummer, I never found a halfway decent blond wig for my costume, so Princess Peach was a brunette this year.

The night was a trunk or treat success:
 Collecting loads of candy.
Ty was pretty thrilled about the whole thing. He walked the whole time and refused to let me hold his basket even when it was ridiculously heavy...apparently afraid pieces of candy might go missing.
All the walking exhausted them, so they chowed down on some hot dogs.

I love dressing up as a family for Halloween, hopefully I can get a few more years in before there is a major protest.

Halloween Party

We went to a couples Halloween party last week. So fun. Everyone looked awesome.

We had super yummy food, and played some games:
Look at Julie and Julie roll those tootsie rolls!

And we carved pumpkins
A super fun night with friends!