Monday, October 1, 2012


Life is changing very quickly, my friends.

For starters, my temporary job at MCC ended and now I'm just focusing on growing a baby.  With a very large helping of packing and unpacking on the side.

Which brings me to our next major change.

We moved!

Cue the Hallelujah Chorus.

Don't get me wrong, I loved our last apartment.  We spent a very happy year there.  But.  The attempted break-in and the sex offenders and the drug dealing were all getting to us.  We learned some very interesting things about our neighbors through our surveillance camera.  In fact, Tim watched that thing like it was the next episode of Psych.  Except it was much more like a soap opera than it was like our favorite witty comedy.  Plus we discovered right as we were deciding whether or not to move that the owner of the condo was being foreclosed on anyway.  Not that we really needed any help deciding to move.

Now we live in a much less ghetto area and I don't feel like I might be molested or shot every time I walk out the front door.  Which, you know, is kind of important.  And the new condo is beautiful!  We are in love.  It's definitely the nicest place I've lived since moving out of my parents' house five years ago.  But I guess if you'd seen some of those places that might not be saying much.  Too bad we are moving again in about a year.


"Let me explain.  No, there is too much.  Let me sum up."

Tim got a big promotion at work and I now have a sugar daddy.  What!  He is now the Retail Marketing Director at his company and I am so proud of him!  It is certainly well-deserved.  And he is loving it.  But here's the thing.  It means that in about a year, they will be transferring us to Utah.  Utah!  The one place I always said I'd never raise my kids.  I have incredibly mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, Brigham City is twelve hours away from my family!  Twelve!  My heart feels like exploding every time I think about that.  But on the other hand, from what I've heard, it's a beautiful area and it's a small city, which sounds perfectly heavenly.  My small town heart doesn't fit in well in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

I guess the deciding factor in all of this is that we prayed about it and it felt right.  And it's kind of hard to argue with that, even though my threatening-to-explode heart sometimes wants to.

And in other news, even though my job was possibly one of the more boring things I have ever done with my life, now that I don't have a job, it feels so odd.  Like I constantly have to remind myself that it's okay and that I'm just in a different phase in my life so I don't feel guilty.   It just didn't make sense to spend a couple of months looking for another job only to quit after another couple of months when I have the baby.  But I'm just not used to not being crazy busy all the time.  This is gonna take some getting used to.

Now that I'm almost done with my novel, I'll leave you with some pictures:

I certainly never used to care about anyone else's ultrasound pictures [and I guess I don't really expect most of you to care], but now I look at baby girl's ultrasound pictures daily.  This one is my favorite because she's totally just chillin' in there.  [And I guess that's another piece of news that I totally just butchered...we are having a girl.  I knew it!  Towards the end there I was certain.]

And for fun, the growing bump at 18 weeks!  This shirt shows it off way better than any other shirt I've worn.

And just because this picture cracks me up.  I took like 10 pictures like this before I finally realized it was backwards.  So special.

If I've forgotten anything, I'll try to update you in a much shorter post.  You're welcome.  

Happy October everyone!


Bridget "Fun" Lynott said...

Utah isn't so bad! It could be much worse!!! Congrats on all of the new events in life!

Karm said...

Awe I am finally catching up with you. Congrat mommy! A Girl! How sweet!
And moving to Utah... well I am sure you will make plenty of friends in no time (:
I had no clue you worked at MCC. I am thinking of heading there for Homecoming next week, just because the Alumni club sent me an invite. haha

The Muse said...

Utah!!! Yippeeeee!!! That means we can hang out and stuff... even though I actually don't know where Brigham City is. It can't be too far, can it? And I'm so excited for your little girl! Woohoo!

Ali Mills said...

Awww I'm gonna miss you so much!! This just means we NEED to hang out mre before you leave! And she looks so comfy in there! Rory was always on the move when we had ultrasounds hahaha, she even kicked my dr's hand away when he tried to take a peek at her hahahaha

Jamie Mo said...

I never thought I'd love living in Utah but I am totally going to miss it after school. The seasons are so much more pronounced here than in Arizona. And a brand new temple was just dedicated in Brigham City! I think you're going to love it!

mcarrasco said...

my mtc comp lives there and love it, beautiful temple there.

Kristina Gailey said...

"and I now have a sugar daddy. What!" haha you are funny! I am so happy for you guys and all that is happening in your life :) Excited you are moving up here, we will have to get together!

Alexis Kaye said...

YAY for changes!!! :) and how fun that we'll have girls so close!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the move and on the baby girl! How exciting for you guys! I live in Utah and it's really not so bad :)Changes are great (some we may not think so at the time) but they are. They help us grow. so YAY for you and your husband and baby girl!

Amanda Schroeder said...

I just barely came across your blog. CONGRATS! You guys are such a cute couple. Change is most definitely inevitable. I'm excited for you and your guys' journey ahead.

amanda @ we and serendipity