Monday, July 27, 2009

Do you wanna see our House?

Do you wanna see our house?
Click the "July 27, 2009" link below the picture to come inside!
Make sure to read the captions at the bottom. Obviously we are still working on some things...okay, a lot of things, so finished pictures should be up in about, o, a year! ha!(I am sure that there is an easier way to see these pics but I can't figure it out! Sorry!)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We are here!

Well, we made it to Omaha last Wednesday thanks to a lot of help from both of our parents packing up our truck and Bert driving with us to our new home. I was SOOO worried that Omaha was going to be flat, flat, FLAT! However, it isn't! There are no mountains, of course, but more trees than I have ever seen in my entire life! From every hilltop all you can see is trees with a few skyscrapers mixed in. Omaha is a HUGE city, but I think that we are going to adjust quickly. Every time we speak with someone new they tell us how good the food is here, and we LOVE to eat out, so I can't wait to experience it. Last night we ate at an italian restraunt called Lo Sole die for. Every bit was throughouly delicious!
I LOVE our home. I think I have told Cody about 5 times each day how much I love it. It is just perfect for us. I know that so many of you want to see pictures, and they are coming, I promise! I just didn't think that you would want pictures of boxes in every just has a different effect when we have made it our own! We are getting close to being done. The first day I set up my kitchen, of course! I have so much storage space and, because of my amazing sister, a perfect amount of counter space. She gave me a kitchen island and I seriously don't know what I would do without it! Thanks Manda! We have almost finished our living room, but our bedrooms and basement still have lots of work to be done. I can't believe how many closets we have. I have already found myself trying to spread things out on the shelves to make them look more full! I am sure that in a year or two I will be complaining about the lack of space, but right now it is overwhelming!
Something really exciting happened to me the day after we got to Omaha, I got a job! I have been going through the interviewing process over the phone for a couple of weeks, and I met the Dr.'s on Thursday and worked on Friday! I am going to be an Oral Surgery assistant, and I know that I will love it. One of the Dr.'s does facial plastic surgery like botox, nose reconstructions, brow and cheek lifts, etc., as well as regular tooth extractions, jaw surgeries, and more. I am so excited to learn more about this field of work. The Dr.'s are both really nice and both love golf, so Cody will have to go out with them! I really like the girls that I work with as well and know I can learn alot from all of them.
Anyway, just wanted to fill you in that we are here safe and sound AND loving it! Pictures are coming, I promise!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good TImes, Craziness Ahead!

Well, we have had a wonderful last week here in Billings. For the fourth of July we went up to the East Rosebud with Will, Wendy, and the kids and had so much fun! We got a campsite, started a fire, did some fishing, and it was BEAUTIFUL! I was flashing pictures like non other, and loved every minute of it.
That evening we drove to Nye and joined my family at a friend's cabin. We had great food, went for an amazing hike, and watched great fireworks. Amanda drove all the way from Lake Tahoe to join us that night! It was so good to see her and the kids....and we sure miss Kevin!

The next few days we had "girls days". It was such a blast. We pretty much did shopping, shopping and more shopping! We ate out at some D-licious restraunts and spent some great quality time with eachother. We also went to see the movie "My Sister's Keeper". I give it an A+. It is my very favorite book of all time, and I think that they did well when making it into a movie. Make sure that you have, o, probably about a box of kleenex with you, is a major tear jerker.

My mom also taught us how to sew! Okay, so she taught ME how to sew, Amanda is a pro!(Take a look at her blog to see her latest dress for Meggie.) We had so much fun making our table runners, and they both turned out amazing! I can't wait to put it on my table in my new house! Thanks mom!

On Wednesday night Nate came into town, and I haven't seen him for 6 months so it was so good to give him a hug! He has such a great sense of humor that I sometimes forget when I am just talking to him on the phone. Thursday morning we woke up and headed to Yellowtail to go boating! It was an absolutely perfect day. I realized how much I have taken for granted the scenery up there. Every time we headed down another canyon I was amazed at how beautiful it is. We rented a pontoon(I am sure that I spelled that wrong!) boat and had such a relaxing day. We also had our jet skiis up there, so there was some major getting wet as well! Cody and Ian fished all day, seriously, ALL day, and never caught a thing...poor boys!!!Friday was a very special day. My cousin Lacee, her husband, Luke, and their two baby boys, Colby and Kaden, were sealed in the temple so that they can be together forever, even after this life. I was able to go and take pictures of this celebration. The boys were little angels, and both had great smiles...they aren't very coordinating at smiling, unfortunately! After the sealing we headed to Grandma's house to have an ice cream party with the enitire family. It was quite the event! Kids running around screaming, girls talking about girly stuff in one corner, boys talking about who knows what in the other. It was great to catch up with all of my family, I love and miss them all so much!
Now we are off to Nebraska on Tuesday...I can't believe that it is already here. Part of my can't wait for all of the new friends, new experiences, a new home, a new ward, a new city! They other part of me is so sad to leave my family and other friends behind. I hope that we can adjust quickly to our new, and very different, life!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

O my goodness...we own a house. I guess that makes us adults.