Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 21, 2010
First off, we have the compulsory Halloween pictures. Jordan explored his dark side as the cutest little Darth Vader ever.
Our Little Pumpkin
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Just thought we'd put out a little update on our little guy since it's been a while. I used to think, "even when we have kids, we won't just post about them." That was when I was nieve enough to think we'd have time left for anything else! Some of you have multiple children. This currently blows my mind.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Yes, we are alive in Wyoming. And what different lives they are. You know you are somewhere special when the clink-clinks of spurs can be heard as cowboys and cowgirls walk down the aisles of Walmart, the heart and soul of the city.
The day we arrived here, several members of the Elder's Quorum met us to help unload our truck. As they drove away, the president got out of his pick-up (the unofficial vehicle of Wyoming) and said, "By the way, I forgot to tell ya'll. We've got an Elder's Quorum activity tomorrow mornin'. We're gonna be shootin' skeets. Don't worry about bringin' your guns (because naturally, everyone has their own guns), the guns will be provided." I thanked him kindly and walked behind the truck so he didn't see me burst into laughter. It was an all too perfect introduction to Wyoming.
Even though it is a very funny, small city, we are very happy here. We are thrilled with our new house (someday it will be all decorated and we will post pictures), and Ty loves his new job. I got a job soon after we moved here managing the Cheyenne branch of a nonprofit organization that provides support and education to families of children with disabilities. All in all, we feel pretty dang blessed. We laugh a lot here, and I still giggle when I say "Cheyenne, WY" when giving our address out, but things are good.
Despite our random location, we have had our fair share of visitors. The week after we moved into our house, some friends came with their kids, 9 in all. We went to Frontier Days, the big summer festival here where the population increases by 100,000 for 10 glorious days. We went to the parades, rodeo, and just enjoyed watching the very interesting crowd, including the elderly saloon ladies. At night, all of downtown is fenced off and turned into a massive outdoor bar. There are apparently multiple brawls and arrests each night as people get drunk on their horses. Needless to say, we did not participate. Although it might have been interesting to see, it seemed like a bad idea in a place where it's still legal to have a gun holstered in plain view.
Shawn and Lauren, our cousins and friends, have also been up to visit with their 3 girls. So fun to see them! My brother Michael also came up for a last hurrah before going into the MTC last week, headed to Everett, Washington. We were able to go to Utah for a couple of days to see him off with the rest of the fam.
We are gearing up for the winter and the wind. We came home earlier this week to see our neighbor's grill picked up and thrown about 10 feet off their porch, along with our heavy iron patio furniture. We are in for a special treat.
Monday, June 8, 2009
We found out last Wednesday that Ty would be starting work on the 22nd. Yes, June 22nd. Not a lot of notice. So we hopped in the car and headed off to our new home town. After several days of searching, we learned that home buying is not as fun as it looks on HGTV. Despite several setbacks, with some very obvious help from above, we finally went under contract on the home we wanted today. 2 1/2 stories, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and my favorite part--a 2-car garage. After living in our little one-bedroom apartment for 4 years, I'm not sure we'll know what to do with ourselves.
We are very excited to have a home where the buffalo roam and the deer and antelope play.