Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Can't Escape the Heat

So, the verdict is in.....We're moving to Arizona for the summer. We applied to jobs in Colorado, California and Arizona....and we ended up in the Valley of the Sun. Mostly, we're grateful that we have a job. In this tough economy, it's hard to find anything. I'm so going to miss CO though. The afternoon thunderstorms are starting this week and I love how much it cools down. The trees are all green again and wow, spring is beautiful here. All my friends are starting the fun summer activities soon that I'm going to miss :( It's amazing that we can actually do things outside during the summer here. That's a new concept and I guess one I won't get to enjoy it till next summer. :) We're renting our place out furnished so we don't have a ton of packing to do...but still some. I'm excited to see family and friends, go swimming (oh, that means wearing a bathing suit...yikes!), go to sewing night with the SSC, visiting family in CA, monsoon rainstorms, and camping in July.

So, I need some help!!!

Any of you Arizonians.....

Have a baby swing or exersaucer I can borrow for 2 months? We're only driving our Honda
Where are you doing swim lessons?
Anyone doing any fun sports activities for their kids?

THANK YOU!!!!!!! See you Arizona in a week. Fare thee well Colorado till August.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When grandma comes to play!

My mom came to visit this last week and we had SO much fun! I sure miss living by family. She watched Camden so I could get a long overdue pedicure! I haven't had one since last June. Way too long!! She got me a book called, The Mother in Me. I already started reading it. It has reminded me of all the joys of motherhood and has helped me put this trial into perspective. I've had a more difficult time with this one than I thought I would. But, things are getting better. The weather didn't cooperate so we didn't get to do much fun outdoor activities. We did go to the mall but didn't shop. (to all those nearby mothers out there: I feel for you! Why in the world the Park Meadows Mall has no play area is a mystery to me! The kids just hang out at the Pottery Barn Kids. I couldn't believe it! There were girls playing tea, boys playing with trucks and others jumping on beds! This is a store! The crazy thing is, everyone does it and the store has no problem or so they say.)

Guess what.... I finally saw Twilight (sorry obsessed fans out there. this wasn't on the top of my list a couple days after having a baby. although I would've loved to go). My mom and I watched it while Heath sat in the background and laughed here and there. I have to admit, it was good, not great and corny. I still have a secret crush on Edward. I'm so grateful for my mom. She grounds me and gives me great advice. She reminds me... that I'm strong, to be faithful, to work hard, to be patient, that it's okay to have bad days and to appreciate the good ones that much more. In lieu of mother's day, I think you know Mom, how much I love you and appreciate everything you've done for me growing up and continue to do every day.
Pics: Mom, I just realized we didn't take any with YOU and the kids. Jace at the temple. he loves the temple! the boys chillin on grandma's bed. Grandma bought Jace a firetruck! He was so excited.

Monday, May 4, 2009