So- what do I think so far? It's been really great. I couldn't have asked for our move to go any smoother. We had SO much help on both the Salt Lake City end & the Cedar end. My parents came & brought a load & helped, too. Thanks mom & dad! Jason's brother & family & a couple friends also came up from St. George to help & support. They ROCK! My birthday was last Sunday & Jason was so cute to sing to me (no breakfast in bed this time. I guess that's what happens when your birthday falls on a fast Sunday :) and we had a wonderfully delicious chocolate cake & ice cream that night - amidst a sea of boxes.
We both truly believe we were supposed to be in this home for a reason. And the first reason is the 2-car garage. We were looking at a lot of homes with one-car garages & we thought they would be able to fit all of our things. Um... WRONG! It was a tight fit with a 2 car garage. You better believe we will be having a yard sale/D.I. trip soon.
Another reason we believe we are supposed to be here is the amazing ward. Seriously - everyone was so friendly and kind on our first Sunday. We are looking forward to getting to know everyone.
And the third reason is the fenced backyard. The dogs are MUCH happier & it's so fun to have them right outside & door & be able to interact with them so much more.
Jason has had the week off & we've been able to unpack 80% of the house & get things organized. We've also done some exploring. We went to a park on Wednesday by the High School
& then yesterday we went to the MOST AMAZING park! It's the Discovery Park - and it's only 5 minutes away - by the Walmart. It is amazingly huge and has hide-0uts, dinosaur digs, swings, you name it. We were there for 2 hours & didn't see everything. So much fun. And the weather the past few days has been so wonderful. CUE SPRING!
Thanks again for all the people who helped us get here. We still have a lot of work to do, but are taking our time - keeping perspective & enjoying our little family. Jason starts work on Monday & is very excited! We're still exploring - finding the library, the gym, the post office, running routes, etc... it's an adventure!
The girls have been excited for the most part. You should have seen our home on Sunday morning after they dug into all their toys that had been in storage - Christmas morning!! It was so fun to see their faces. Since we finished Narnia, we are now reading Little House on the Prairie. It just so happens that their move from the Little House in the Big Woods to the Little House in the Prairie coincided with our own move. McKinley did not miss out on
the parallels - Pa moved to be in a place with less people, so did we. They have 3 little girls, so do we. They had to say goodbyes to close cousins and family, so did we. We both moved in the winter. Thank goodness, though, that we didn't have to move in a covered wagon. I can only imagine the stretched wagon that it would take to fit all our "things" :)
Oh - and did I mention that I've been to Walmart 3 times this past week? - and have another list started as well! Yay!