I confess-I am one happy girl in Utah. Things have gone well. That's not to say that I don't miss San Diego, because I really do. And I probably really will in January. But things have been better than I ever imagined here.
To start with, the ward is fantastic! Hugely overwhelming because there are a million people with new ones every week, but the young moms in particular have been so welcoming to me which really means a lot. I had a calling within a month of being here. I feel pretty well integrated already with obviously much more getting to know people to come.
We love having family close. My boys are over the moon about having Uncle Jason and Tims close and they think going to cousin Daniel's or Great Grandma's house is the greatest.
And, I love my house. For a looooong time I have wanted to be a home owner and I am so happy to be one and to own this house.
Here is why:
This is what I see from my backyard. Is that gorgeous or is that gorgeous? And just to clarify, that large building that looks like an English manor is the golf course club house-people always ask what it is.
Here is the house. Really I was just taking this pictures as a "before" shot because we are about to put in a rock wall and tree and then next year we will add lots of flowers.
And I just thought a few pics of the inside now that we actually have some furniture and things in it might be nice. There is still much to be done-projects to do, things to buy, but all in due course. I love having stuff to work on around the house.
Love my kitchen! Love the island where the kids can sit while I cook and whatever: