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...


Lara said...

AHH!! Lisa! I will miss you! I hope all goes well and that the move is smooth. How much are you selling your dryer for? We are in need of a new one....used would totally be ok with us!

Kaytie said...

That is so exciting Lisa, let us know if you need any help with the move.

Melissa said...

We are so super sad that you are leaving, but so happy for you guys that things are working out so well and that you guys found a job! The selfish side of me is kinda bummed at all the things we were gonna hire Adam to do and never got around to it. Not that we would've been able to hire him in the near future, but STILL! Good luck on your new adventure! You will totally be missed around here!

Lindsey said...

I am so sad to see you guys go- we have lost so many good people in the ward!!! You will be missed, but I know things have worked out for a reason.

Kati said...

Yay for you guys!! I'm super jealous that you get to move back to Utah, can I go with you guys? I'm glad that things worked out for you and I hope that they continue to in the future. Please enjoy the snow at Christmas time for me!!

Unguren said...

Crazy. It is funny how you grow to love Las Vegas so much.

On a side note....we love our ward and where we are living. If you need help trying to find a place let us know. And when you are ready to move in we can help.