Monday, November 24, 2008

As Of Late

I haven't posted in quite some time which just isn't like me so apologies to everyone. I've been so overwhelmed with getting settled into our new place, unpacking, putting everything away, cleaning, and trying to get over a cold. This illness is driving me nuts, I'm so stuffed up I can hardly breathe and yet can't be two feet away from a box of tissues. Sigh. I'm just feeling lazy and tired. You know what I mean, nothing sounds good to eat, I have no desire to cook, shower, get dressed, look good, or even move from the couch. Ugh, being sick is the pits. Luckily whatever I have is mild so I'm hoping to be on the mend soon.

In the mean time, Lance is away talking to Reynold's and/or White's so we'll see about a job when he gets home. He's also going into the college to get registered and start this seemingly daunting task of school. I'm supposed to be organizing the house while he's away...don't tell him I was here and haven't got anything done today. Oops!

My younger brother and the baby of the family, Scott, spoke in church yesterday as he leaves for the MTC next week. He did such a great job, I'm so proud of him! Seriously, when did he grow up? He's got so much potential and is going to be such a great missionary. I'm so excited for all the people he'll meet and the experiences he'll have both good and bad. He's such a great example, I'm rooting for you Scottie!

My younger sister and Lance's older sister came into town yesterday from school. It's been so awesome to catch up on the past several months and be around family, to see how big all the nieces and nephews and the sad realization of just how short I really am. I'm glad to be with family during the holidays but I must acknowledge how much I miss our Charleston family. Just last year Lance and I sat around a large table at the Henriod's with all our friends around. It was so much fun eating, laughing, chatting, and playing Rock Band. And Lindsay, the food was absolutely divine!

Many things will transpire the next couple of weeks so I'll be sure to post again. I do have pictures to share but again, this goes back to the whole lazy/sick/leave-me-alone phase, so check back soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My Rock

It has been an extremely difficult week for me. Between living without our things and really missing our Charleston friends and ward, I had a few melt downs. I've been really trying to stay optimistic and positive about this move but it's been rough.

However, it is a new week. I'm going to really try hard to stay happy and look for the good in every let down or frustration. I'm so grateful for a loving and patient husband who feels my pain and joy in everything. I'm grateful for his faith when I need to lean on him during times like this. He's my rock, thank you Sweetie.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A side note, I moved the halloween pictures to the bottom for anyone that still wanted to view them.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Weary Travelers

I apologize for not posting anything lately. I'll keep this short because there's too much to talk about and not enough time for explanations. We have arrived in the lovely desert of Twin Falls, ID after a LONG 5 day trip of 2500 miles across the country. Did I mention it was long? It was extremely long. Oh and another thing, it's FREEZING here!! Luckily we were able to stay with a few friends along the way that we hadn't seen in a while; Josh and Laura in MS, and Brice and Tawni in UT. Thanks so much, you guys are life savers! I didn't take any pictures because we didn't see or pass anything that was too note worthy along the way. I probably won't post anything for a while because I have tons to get done the next several weeks, or maybe I will since blogging has become a great hobby of mine and is a great stress reliever. I already miss Charleston and all our friends there. Not to get sappy and all (but then again you saw what a mess I was on Sunday so I guess I don't have too much dignity left after that), but I love Charleston dearly and especially all of our friends. For those that I didn't get to say good bye to personally, I love you guys! We definitely will be back to visit, that's a promise. Oh Charleston, I love you so!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Party

Last night we had a pretty sweet Halloween/Going Away Party. All thanks to Becca and Spencer for volunteering their house, we seriously couldn't have done it without you guys. I'll just put on a slide show so yall can see every one's costumes. Thank you all for the finger foods and your awesome company. We're honestly going to miss our ward and all of our awesome friends. I'm tearing up just thinking about leaving but I love you guys!

One of the activities we did was a Darth Vader pinata for the kids. We figured they'd be all hyped up on sugar and sweets from trick or treating, we'd give them a trick instead of a treat. Unfortunately the pinata came down after only 8 swings so we yelled for the kids to get the candy. Boy, were they in for a surprise! We thought of something healthy/nasty the kids wouldn't appreciate too well, so we filled the pinata with lettuce and carrots, some were pretty disappointed but others still ate the vegetables. It was hilarious! I recommend this to all parents in the future, it was a hit! (No pun intended).

We had a game of scary charades but we somehow misplaced it throughout the course of putting up our decorations. It seriously is too bad because I really wanted to see someone act out mortician (I was hoping in the back of my mind that someone other than Lance would draw it). Since that game was missing in action we told scary stories with a flash light and all. I couldn't get a very good picture of it because of the flash and if I didn't use the flash, the picture was quite blurry. Enjoy all the pictures, we had a blast!