First week in Utah

Well it has been a fun, busy & exciting first week of being in Utah.

Last Friday, October 30th, Nick started coming down with a cough when we were driving/moving down to UT. That night I was able to see two of my three sisters, and both of my brothers.

Saturday, otherwise known as Halloween, Nick and I got some moving stuff done. Nick stayed home the rest of the day while I went to my brother, Dave's, triplex that he owns and is in the process of renovating one of the apartments. All of my siblings were there helping tape around the baseboards so he can paint them. It was nice to work together as a family and enjoy each others company. That night I went to the trunk or treat at my parent's/our new ward. It was good to see some familiar faces. Halloween night I spent it with my hubby, Ben (my younger brother), my parents, and Chris & Elise (family friends). We played the game True Colors. It was a lot of fun. We all laughed pretty hard. We also watched a movie but I don't even remember what it was. Man, I'm only 25 & my memory is already failing me.

Sunday, Nick was still not feeling well so he stayed home from church. We received a new bishopric. Meaning my dad was released from 1st counselor & was made a High Counselmen. After words we went to Jenny & Brett's, my sister & brother-in-law, because he was made a Bishop. So we had a little dinner at their house.

Monday, Nov 2nd, I did some laundry, ran errands, made dinner. I think my mom was happy that dinner was done by the time she got home. That night my mom & I went grocery shopping. After unloading the groceries we watched Dancing with the Stars. She really likes watching Donny Osmond.

Tuesday, Nov 3rd, finally unpacked all mine & Nick's clothes!!!! That was a huge accomplishment for me. Execpt our winter clothes are in storage & I really don't feel like digging through the storage bay to find them. That night I had dinner ready again for my parents!

Wednesday, Nov 4th, I went down to Jenny's, my oldest sister. She teaching a preschool out of her home and she wasn't feeling well enough to teach so I helped teach her classes. Came back home so I could help set up for our Enrichment night. It was combined with the Young Women in Excellence, w/dinner. It was yummy.

Thursday, Nov 5th, helped Nick get some stuff done to turn in applications. Went to my mom's school. Had lunch with her. helped my mom grade papers & with a science activity. We went to my mom's parents house, aka grandma & grandpa Anderson, and made dinner for them. My grandparents have been having a hard time, physically. We stayed after dinner and watched Jeopardy. I always loved watching Jeopardy with my grandpa growing up because he always knows the questions to all the answers.

Friday, Nov 6th, continued to help Nick turn in applications. He has been doing awesome. I think he turned in about 10 applications this week. Thanks to everyone who has been letting us know about any job openings. It's been a big help. We went to Jenny's with my parents that afternoon/evening. We celebrated Brett's birthday which is this Monday the 9th. We played apples to apples and had cake.

Saturday, Nov 7th, we-Nick, my mom & I-went to grandma & grandpa A's to help clean. We were only there for about an hour or so but it was nice to visit. Grandpa A & Nick watched the BYU vs. Wyoming game while my mom and I helped my grandma. When we got home I helped my mom make lunch. BYU won 52-0!!! Needless to say Nick was happy the rest of the day. Went and helped Dave & Ashley, my older brother & my sister-in-law, move to their new home. They are the ones that we are going to be living with while I am taking care of the twin boys. We got home at 8:15 and we were exhausted.

Sunday, Nov 8th, Had a wonderful primary program. Children just have a way of touching my heart. They all did such a wonderful job. And it was fun to see the funny faces that they were making. Helped Dave & Ashley with more moving. More like Nick was moving and I watched, until we got the their new house and then I helped wipe down the cabinets and do some other cleaning in the kitchen. The last owners did not clean it out well before they moved. Came home and my mom had the dinner ready this time. I love my mom's Sunday dinners! Now I am working on a present for Ashley's little boys & watching tv with Nick & my parents.

I am going to try to be better at making this a journal and updating it more since I now have internet access!! Sorry if they get a little boring but I will try to take more pics to include with the posts.

P.S. to our Montana Friends-We miss you guys like crazy and I already want to plan a trip to come and visit but I don't know if it will be before the holidays. Hope all is well with you and please keep in touch!


SueAnn said...

Glad to see you made it to UT ok. I hope Nick feels better and finds a job soon. Jason is still looking for work too. That's a hard one to help with. You are awesome!!

Kristin and Seth said...

We miss you guys too:( I planned a very last minute girls night out, Aimee and I were the only ones able to make it, but we were both missing you. You would have been there. So sad, but I am very happy that you are doing so well there with your family.

Jen said...

I am so glad to have you here! You truly are a life saver!! I can't wait to spend more time with you and do more things with you. Lots of good times ahead!

Beck said...

Sounds like you guys are staying busy. I hope Nick finds a job soon. We'll be thinking of you guys. :)

Aimee Perschon said...

We miss you both so much. I think about you all the time, I am so glad to here that you are keeping very busy and spending so much time with your family. It sounds like you are enjoying every minute with your faimly (so jealous)! Me, Kristin, and Angie went to Twilight -New Moon together and we missed you, it felt like part of us was missing, it was always the four of us for so long. Anyways,we love you guys and miss you bunches. Love, Aimee

P.S. Was Nick's cold from Kaiser?So Sorry.