Tuesday, November 30, 2010


We have Internet again. Our almost daily outings to borrow Internet from the school or Joanie's apartment complex have finally come to an end. We were getting very tired of it.

We got to Rexburg safely with the help of Cody's dad and brother. We are so grateful for all the people that helped us get moved. We love the town home we are renting. Moving in took a little longer because I got very tired, but the baby room is the only room that isn't put together.

Speaking of the baby, we have started care with the birth center. The midwifes are wonderful and the facility is great. My stomach is getting bigger, and I still haven't taken a picture. I think I will take one just to remember later on.

We have been able to get a lot of things done since we got here. I am grateful that we came when we did because it would have been a lot harder to get them done later. I have been able to work on lesson plans for my classes, fill out paper work, and get Cody set up for school.

We were not able to go home to St. George for Thanksgiving, but we got an invitation to a friend's home. Karma's family graciously shared their food and home. We had a great time playing games and visiting. I made my first pumpkin pie and contributed a fruit salad.

The next day was my birthday and Cody got me a beautiful gift. We also went out to dinner that evening. I also got gifts from family! I am so thankful for their love. I don't know if it is because we had time to look at ads, but we attempted some Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales. We were able to get some Christmas gifts for a good price so I guess it was worth it.

On Saturday we went with Karma and Paul's family to get a Christmas tree. Our tree is beautifully decorated and all of our Christmas stuff is out to remind us of this wonderful time of year! The snow is a good reminder too!

Monday was our two year anniversary. I am so grateful to be married to my sweetheart Cody. He treats me so well.  I am so glad to be happily married to such a good man. I am excited for the many more adventures we will share together. I am so grateful for the blessings we have received as we have made these changes in our life.

Our new kitchen table
 View from our back window
 Getting used to a new home and lots of snow
 Let it Snow!
 Pumpkin pie
Our Christmas tree
Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


The baby shower in Alamo was lots fun! My sisters and mother in law put on a great party. I am very grateful for all those that came and all those that gave a gift. Jane got some really cute stuff. I will really miss the wonderful women I have met here in the Pahranagat Valley. I have so many thank yous to give.

We got to see nieces and nephews dressed up for Halloween. I also got to see Cody dress up in a beloved whoopee cushion costume. I didn't get a picture of Alice and Shaylin, but they looked so cute. I am sure Connie will post some pictures of them. Chocolate was a constant temptation throughout the night. I ate my fair share of candy and although there was regret, it tasted so good!

I will be teaching two sections of English 101 at BYU-Idaho. I got the book I will be teaching from, and I love the material I get to share.

Cody found out what classes he needs to take. He has to have a load of 16-20 credits per semester and the advisor said he was allowed one B. Cody is going to be busy!

We have some leads on places to live and a date set to move...November 12 and 13th. I am not looking forward to the actual moving process, but I am excited to have my own space to decorate again.

My grandma's 80th birthday is this weekend. I get to see a lot of family I haven't seen in some time.

In five days I will no longer have to worry about the GRE test...ever again because I am going to do well! (Positive thinking is suggested when the test date draws near.)

The above pictures are from Fall Kickoff 2010.
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