Sunday, August 31, 2008


So, we've been in Colorado for about 3 weeks I think and it seems like it's been forever! I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. We really love our ward! We've felt so welcomed and everyone has been so generous and kind. There's a good group of young couples and families and we've already made some friends. I finally have my camera back so I can take some more pictures soon of our place. Jace seems to be adjusting well. He's already found some boys to run around with it. Last week, we went swimming with some kids in the ward and went to playgroup and a bbq at the Bishop's house. It's been so nice to already have a built-in network to make friends quickly. We feel very blessed. Heath had this week off because of the Dem. Convention. (which we stayed far away from!) I'm sure it was hectic downtown. We had our first experience with the lightrail when my parents were visiting. We all went to the Rockies game--and it was packed!!! There was a Broncos game the same night. I didn't have my camera then, so I'll post some of my mom's pictures when she sends them my way. We were all packed in like sardines, but I was happy to know that there are still gentlemen in this world that offer their seats to a woman with child :) Heath already has a calling as secretary in the Elder's Quorum Presidency and I'm still calling-free. That's good--put him to work :0) My tummy is certainly getting round and I seriously feel like an hour doesn't pass that I don't feel him kicking or moving or jumping around inside there. I'm anxious to have my first appt. here and get things arranged for the delivery. We have a fun day planned for Labor Day in the mountains with some families from the ward. We miss our AZ family and friends so much! Please know we think of you often. Lots of love.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Before we left, we took some pictures of Jace with his Boompa (Gpa) and his nearly restored 1965 Mustang. Jace loved working in the garage with him and on the car. Loved these pictures!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Between packing, moving, driving, unpacking and organizing, I finally have time to give an update on what's been going on. First things first, I have to give a big SHOUT OUT to all my friends and family in Mesa! Our last weeks there were so fun and wonderful and I really felt like I was able to have some good times before we left. I had a brunch with the girls from my ward, hung out with the Barney's at the new complex (which isn't opened yet) But it will be a hit when it does! Went to dinner with Heath's two best friends and their wives, which is always a good time. I just wish we could've seen each other more often. Had one last big family dinner at the Reeds and had a great party at the Bodily's (again, THANK YOU!) Heath and I really wanted to say goodbye with some cookies and ice cream party with our good friends. We already miss you!

The day of the move was hectic. I was so grateful that Heath's parents took Jace for the day. Then, Amber and Helena and Stef helped me get some cleaning done before everything was moved out. We had a HUGE turnout to help us load the truck. Truly, I couldn't believe it! THANK YOU TO ALL THE ELDERS QUORUM MEN! We owe Brad a steak dinner for helping us fit everything in our 16' truck. It was a miracle that it all fit. What a blessing. Thank you again! I feel so blessed to have so many people show so much love and support for us. Amber arranged for the young women to come help me clean after everything was out. I can't even believe how much they helped..vacuum, baseboards, refrigerator, sweeping, mopping, freezer, cabinets...etc. They were heaven sent! I seriously would've been there into all hours of the night. A BIG THANK YOU!!!! It was so generous and kind of the leaders and everyone. I felt so loved. I, of course, was a big blubber baby when I said goodbye. I hope the girls know how much I love them. Plus, Amber, if you read this, I hope you know how much I appreciate all your help and love and friendship and for helping me get things together for weeks before the move and for all the boxes, the lunch trips, car talks and late night movies. You have been such a good friend. And our home teacher came later that night and helped Heath with some small loads and cleaning and vacuuming and running errands. Thanks Scott! We'll be thinking of you and Jenna when we watch Psych.

This is getting long....sorry...but I had so many people to thank. We've been so blessed.

So far, we like it! We sure miss our friends and family so much though. It's def. going to take some getting used to. Our place has so much storage, which I love. The garage is a major blessing. Things are tight in here but I really am starting to like this town home. I LOVE that it's one story. I LOVE our deep kitchen sink. I LOVE our window seat in the family room. I LOVE Jace's huge bedroom. I LOVE the HUGE patio! We have found a great beautiful area and everything is so close including the Parks Meadow Mall, which we had our first family trip to yesterday to buy me some jeans. (I know, I didn't have one maternity pair...who needs them in AZ?) The light rail is walking distance from our house. Jace and I went to a fun park today and even met someone from our new ward there by chance! The weather is absolutely gorgeous and I love how the storms roll in late afternoon and cool everything down. I'll take some pictures as soon as my camera gets fixed :(

The best news of all is Heath got offered a job today with the city of Centennial! HOORAY! Things do seem like they're falling into place. Jace has seemed fine with the transition. It really helped to have his Mimi and Bumpa here for the first days. They drove over with us and helped SO much to get our place in order and play with Jace. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! WE LOVE YOU!

I'll def. keep everyone updated with the latest. We love you and miss you.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Just couldn't wait!

My friend, Christie and I were pretty anxious to get our hands on the last book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn! We went to Barnes and Noble at midnight for the release party. When we got there, there was a huge mass of people all wanting one thing...the book! And we felt a little was mostly teenagers and young kids. And, yes, we have sleepy eyes. We attempted a picture of the momentous occasion. Thanks Christie! It was so fun!

Happily and surprisingly we only saw a couple people dressed up. We had reserved a copy so it only took us a few minutes till it was in hand! I haven't even finished the first chapter yet because I have to PACK! Ugh! Seriously, I'm trying to contain myself because I know I won't be able to put it down once I get into it. But, so far, so good. Can't wait to keep reading. Maybe I should take this one in strides, so I can savor it instead of reading all 3 first books in 3 days. Happy reading to the many Twilighters out there!
Oh, I forgot to mention we even got complimentary stickers!! ha (I thought that was pretty funny) :)