Friday, April 20, 2012


It has almost been 2 months since my last post!

A lot has changed since then... I turned 32 in March (shhh don't tell anyone)...I had a wonderful day, especially because Randy had the day off work...

And the biggest change for us...We now live in Huntington, UT!  We are so grateful for this opportunity, and for the help and support we received from our family and friends while preparing to move, and on moving day (both in Harrisville, and when we arrived here).

The kids and I have been here almost 3 weeks, and Randy almost 4.  He is the store director of the Grocery store in town, and that is why we moved here.  So far so good.  It's quite an adjustment because it's a tiny little town, but we love it, and we hope to make many new friends here.  We already miss our friends from Harrisville, but we're excited for this new adventure.

The first week the kids and I were here, we learned that 1. Jacob was going to have the toughest time out of all of us adjusting to the change (He kept asking us why we moved and why we couldn't just stay where we were) 2. We had to re-assess our decision not to enroll him in a preschool for the rest of the school year.  Luckily, Randy's business partner's wife told us about a preschool in town and had so many positive things to say...we just had to try.  It was a HUGE blessing to hear there was room for him in the just a little over a week after moving here, Jacob started preschool again.  I think I was more scared than he was!  It was all new kids, new teacher (whom I met just minutes before leaving him there for 2.5 hours)...But Jacob was so happy and excited about it, he just loved it!  He made a new friend that day :)  He now goes to preschool Mon-Thurs for 2.5 hours...and it has been great!  We love the teacher, and everything about the preschool. 

That second week here was better, and on friday of that week I decided to take the kids to the library for story time.  When we arrived there was only one other kid there, and the lady doing story time knew who he was.  So she asked my kids their names, and Jacob spoke up first and told her his name.  Anna had been a little quiet, but quickly changed that when she said "Anna Banana!" hahahaha she explained it was her nickname...and then J said his was Jake!  I'm not sure where all of that came from, but it sure was funny!

Randy has been working long hours as of late, so I have been trying to keep the kids busy so they are tired at the end of the day, and to help me stay somewhat sane!  What kind of activities do you guys do with your kids?  We play in the back yard after dinner on most days, usually it's me throwing the ball and the kids taking turns batting.  It is unbelievable to me how much energy they have!  I wish I had that kind of energy!  I have gotten back to running on the treadmill (after taking a month and a half off)...yuck!  I feel like I can't even breathe after only a half hour on there...but just like before, as long as I'm constant, I'll get better. :)

Here are some recent pics...out of order...but blogger takes years to load so here you go:

Nala decided to sleep in today...we had been up at least an hour and half before she got up!

Netflix is our friend...

Front Room/Entrance the french doors!

My goal this week to at least clear the garage space for one car = Fail!

Randy keeping it real after I wrote him a message on our message board! Love him!

Front room/Entrance shot again with a little dining room

$1.50 rug I found at a local garage sale which was perfect for the mud room!

Poor Nala has to hang out in her new home/mud room for part of the day

First day of preschool #2...Happy Campers!

Randy's business partner's family got an easter egg hunt organized for the kids! grateful!

The kids think this girl is the coolest girl ever! (so do we)

After filling his basket for the first time!

Wild Life near our house

It was a windy, cold day...but they love the park!


Craig & Cynthia said...

It looks like you guys have had a lot of stuff going on lately. I cannot believe how big your kids are. They are absolutely adorable. I hope things continue to go well for you guys in your new area.

Elisabeth said...

Wow- you guys are getting settled in quickly!! Good for you! I want to see more pictures of the house and yard. Hopefully we'll get to see it in person soon- it looks great though! We miss you guys up here, but hopefully we get to see each other almost as often. Give the kids a kiss and hug from Aunt Liz, Uncle Mark, Slade, & Cale XOXO

Bonnie the Boss said...

Your new home looks like a wonderful place! Good luck!

Ty and Zara Franklin said...

Your new home looks so nice! Hope you are all feeling more settled! Good luck with this new adventure!

Claudia T said...

Thank You all for the well wishes! You're all welcome here this summer (and anytime)...we're super close to arches and the San Rafael Swell :)

Joel said...

Glad to hear the move went well. We miss you guys, but we'll make sure to come out and visit!