Friday, June 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home

so, things have been a bit crazy around here, and i'm sorry but this post is really for journaling purposes.  i'm no good at remembering dates... so just work with me here!!  about 8 weeks ago we stated packing up to move to Page, AZ.  derek got the job as the city magistrate there.  DEREK'S A JUDGE!!!  it still cracks me up to say that.  lucky for me my sister took the 2 little girls so packing went relatively smoothly.  oh, and a nice girl in our kingman ward gave me more boxes than i knew what to do with so that was super awesome too.  anyway, the morning of the move derek and spencer drove to Page with the Uhaul.  They met derek's dad and brothers there and they put all of our stuff in a storage unit.  that same morning jen and i finished cleaning up the house and loading the cars.  then we drove to st. george.  we stopped in vegas and met up with thomas for breakfast at mimi's cafe.  which is the best place in the world to have breakfast!  later that day we were all together in st. george.  for the next 5 weeks the girls and i stayed in st. george and derek was in Page during the week working and would come to st. george for the weekends.  it was brutal.  i'm so glad derek doesn't have a job were he has to travel.  anyway, we played with friends and cousins.  MIRACULOUSLY avoided getting the flu.  and pretty much just waited for time to pass so we would finally get settled in Page and all be together.  i enrolled katelyn and annie into school in st. george for the last month of school which was the right choice!!  2 weeks ago we got the keys to the house and started moving in.  about 8 men from our new ward came to help get all of our stuff out of the storage unit and into the house. it took about 5 days for all of the boxes to be emptied and all the pictures to be hung.  the backyard is perfect.  the house feels huge and roomy.  our new neighbors are so friendly, and i'm amazed how many people have stopped by to meet us.  WE LOVE LOVE LOVE LIVING BY LAKE POWELL!!!!!  about every other day we take the girls swimming or hiking or both!  i feel really blessed that we're here.  things always seem to work out for us and i know it's not luck or just a coincidence.  we are truly blessed.

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