Monday, June 4, 2012

Our move to Utah

I cant believe we have been here 9 months already.  Time is going way too fast.  Currently I'm watching the Bachelorette, so I'll try and keep my thoughts focused and not get too distracted by Emily's choices in men.

For Valentine's Day this year, I surprised Steve by taking him to one of our timeshares in Heber.  Our friends Tyson and Ashley met us there.  We spent the weekend shopping at the outlets, eating at fun restaurants and swimming in a crater!  Totally awesome.  I wish I had some pictures to share of our trip.

March was fun- we went to Vegas and stayed with some of Steve's high school friends.  We won some money and lost some money...but mostly lost. 

 Then the next week we went back to Austin for our friends' Tim and Leah's baby blessing of sweet Dominic.  It was so fun to be back home for a bit to see my family and our friends.  Again, the pictures of that trip are all on my phone and I don't know how to get those on my blog.

In April, I ran my first marathon! I never thought 26.2 miles could taste so sweet. I finished in 5 &1/2 hours. It was so amazing to see thousands of people who have worked SO hard all come together for the same reason, and that I could be a part of that- I am so blessed. My body was so angry at me- I was sore from head to toe for a week- I lost my 2 big toenails due to heat blisters that formed underneath the nails. I was so happy to see friends and family come out and support me. I survived and am feeling SOOO accomplished. To date, this is THE hardest thing that I have ever done, and I crossed the finish line with the biggest smile on my face.

My Mom, Dad & sister Tawn came up for a visit.  They were really looking forward to seeing the sites around here.  We took them to see Flaming Gorge, the dinosaur monument, and a cool little scenic valley in the middle of an oil field.  Wish they could have stayed longer!
We made some friends here, Garrett and Mindy- Garrett and Steve have to same birthday, May 1st, so we decided to take a little camping trip to celebrate.

Tyson and Ashley came up for a weekend- we went to a drive-in movie (my very first one, I cant tell you how excited I was) here.  We piled in the back of our truck and made it super cozy with lots of blankets and pillows.  It was great until Steve got food poisoning and was barfing back by the concessions and ruining the movie for everyone else, so we decided to come home so he could vomit in peace.

In May we hit the 6 year mark! We went out to Flaming Gorge and stayed at the resort there. We did horseback riding and hiking and ate at some fantastic places. We wanted to stay and never come back to reality!

 Memorial Day was fun- We went up to the mountains and had made a fire and had a BBQ with our cousins Loren & Brody and friends Garrett and Mindy and all their kids.  Super fun, we are so blessed to have such awesome family and friends so close by.  No pictures of that event either...I'm really slacking.

I'm taking a summer Anatomy class, its going OK, I more wish i just could of had a break.  Work is going really well, I really like the ER and seeing all the excitement that goes on there.

Steve is in heaven here, I'm not sure I'll ever get to that point, but I'm liking it more.  He absolutely loves his job, he really got so lucky to find something that he loves and that he can support us on.  Such an answer to my prayers.

Lydia is getting married in March 2013 - we really like Colby, he seems to be really good to Lydia.  Dalton gets home in January!  Seriously CANNOT wait for that!

I'll try hard and update more often.  I so wish I could be that girl that blogs weekly, but its not happening.
Hope this super long update finds everyone happy and healthy!