"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead." — Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Well today is our tenth day in Idaho. It's been different and weird to get used to a new city. Austin has had an interesting time getting used to a new work environment, but has enjoyed everything so far and even spent 50 hours last week on a hand throw garbage truck picking up garbage and Christmas trees. So far this week he has been in the office which has been fun for me since I have been able to take him lunch everyday. Nothing glamorous and we just sit in the car in the parking lot and eat, but it definitely breaks up my days. Also I can honestly say for the first time in our marriage I have been super on top of laundry, dishes, cleaning and organizing. Since I don't have really anything to do I just keep cleaning things. I think I have done at least one load of laundry everyday since we've been here (even if the load I put in wouldn't really constitute as a load). We just figured out our internet yesterday and so now I can at least check my email from home. I will get some pictures of our apartment soon, I know my sisters want to know what our condo looks like....We love and miss everyone!
Austin and I met in February 2007 through mutual friends. We started dating and were engaged by the end of April. We were married July 11, 2007. Austin is the youngest of 5 children and I am the oldest of 5. We are loving life together, and during the first seven years of marriage have lived in 4 different states. After 5 years of infertility struggles we were blessed with our amazing son Jud, and he is the light of our life. We are hopeful that many more children will be in our future....each day is a blessing.
"Come what may, and love it".
I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes.....and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp....I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really there, and that I really lived.