Sep 30, 2011

Baby Girl says....

Driving in the car...

BG: "mom, I learned a new song in Nursery!"

ME: "oh yeah? How does it go?"

BG: "every body shake your butt, shake your butt, shake your butt..."

ME: *trying to contain my laughter* "You did NOT learn that in nursery!"

BG: "yes I did! 

BG: *whispering under her breath* "every body shake your butt, shake your butt, shake your butt..."

Things sure have changed since I went to nursery....

Sep 29, 2011

moving on

Back in December of 2010, we found out that The Man was accepted into our top choice dental school in Arizona. We were so excited! 
The following months felt like they were dragging on, leaving us in a sort of limbo state...ready to start our new chapter, but having to wait for what felt like forever.

Looking back on it now, I think I mentally and emotionally checked out of my life in the tiny town we were living in. 
I pulled away from friends, stopped hanging out.
I kept to myself and stayed close to home.
Im sure people wondered where I had gone.

Maybe I felt like that part of our lives was ending, and it was easier to to get it over with slowly as opposed to one big tearful goodbye. 
It could also be that we found out we were pregnant with our fourth baby and I just didn't feel like doing much of anything. 
It was probably a mixture of both. 

I regret not spending more time with the good friends I had made in the 3 yeas we were there. I think they deserved more than I gave them at the end and it was unfair. I hope they know how much I love them.

In June of 2011 we packed up our little apartment, sold pretty much everything we owned and moved to our hometown to live with The Man's parents for the summer.
 I thought I would be sad when we finally left that tiny town, but as we were driving out all I felt was excitement. 
We were finally on our way! 
All the hard work over the last few years was actually starting to pay off and the plans we laid out so long ago were taking their next step.
 I was ecstatic.

The summer felt like it flew by so fast. We had visits from cousins, we played outside, went camping (once in the back was a really cold summer!) and just enjoyed the last time we would be able to visit home for a long time. 

The Man found a job, so we didn't see him much. I think it was good preparation for the life we were about to start in dental school. 
I stressed about finding a place to live and a good school for the kids. The boy would be starting second grade and Little Girl would be starting kindergarten! 
It was hard to find a good house, in a decent neighborhood for a relatively cheap price in the city we wanted to live in. 
It was especially hard when the only place we could really look was on the computer. Living 24 hours away from where we were going to live made it hard to visit and check things out!

There was a short time where I was so upset because I felt like we were just going to have to move all of our stuff down and be homeless! 

Of course, Heavenly Father always has a plan and I felt his hand in a lot of things that happened to us this summer. Just as I was beginning to truly despair, a perfect sweet little house popped up that was RIGHT in the PERFECT spot. It had the right amount of bedrooms, was in a could-e-sac and only two blocks away from the school. Not to mention just a few houses away from our good friends who were living there as well, and it was the cheapest one we had seen.
It was a miracle!

After that, I knew we would be taken care of and we just bided our time until we moved. 
The end of July brought us here to Arizona and to the town we now reside in and the end of August marked the beginning of a four year journey through dental school for The Man and our family.

I am so excited to be here and feel so blessed that we have been given this opportunity. A lot of stuff happened between now and the beginning of this year that I don't want to stick in this post to make it super long, so I will add those in as time goes by.

For now, I am going to move on from this point and try to keep up with everything that is happening. Life here is definitely different from Idaho and Im excited to start writing about it!

Once again...

Im back! hopefully. 
A lot of stuff has been going on in the past few months and I have a lot of blog catching up to do for sure! 

In honor of starting again, I have revamped my blog to be as simple as possible. 

This is a theme I have been trying to incorporate in my own life as well, which is part of the reason I haven't been around much. 

Priorities have shifted, time has slipped through my fingers and life just gets in the way. So, I want to make everything I do as easy as possible. 
Simple and clean. 

Normally while Im writing here, I feel as though I should be blogging to an audience, 
a vast multitude of people out there who care enough to tune into my life, to check out whats happening with me.

This creates a sort of pressure.
 Be funny, smart, witty, crafty, interesting...perfect. 
But honestly, my life isn't all of that. 

It just is.

We live the way we do, I write the way I do and often times I just want to remember what happened that day, something funny one of my kids said or how I feel about the pressures of my current life situation. 
I don't want to feel like I need to put on a face other than my own and pretend to be something Im not.

 all that being said, I am excited to get going again. 
To begin chronicling my life, the way I intended from the beginning.

I hope you won't mind.

Sep 20, 2011

I heart faces

I know its been forever since I have updated...we have been up to a lot and a ton of posts are on the way! Until then, enjoy all the Touches of Sun photographs at I heart Faces.