Thursday, August 25, 2011

Something Borrowed and Something Blue

Mom unearthed this vintage dress and seeing Laurel in it took my breath away - and reminded me again how much she looks like her paternal grandmother!

Scenes from Oma and Opa's House

My sisters and our families spent a week in Cincinnati together. It was so wonderful to be back home and see the cousins together. Dean particularly loved the new assortment of stuffed animals at bedtime! And I envied the summer sledding!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One More Move for our Family

Luke has accepted an administrative position with UVU and will begin work in September. His dream has always been to work at his alma mater, and the icing on the cake is that he'll be working with their dynamic president. We LOVE living in Wasatch County, but have decided that cheaper home prices Utah County are in our family's best interests for the time being.

Our favorite things about Midway are its relaxed rural vibe and its fantastic air quality. Only south Utah County has decent air since the wind blows from the south as a general rule (those inversions in Provo/Orem and SLC are nasty!) We're closing on a 3 bedroom/2 bath home in Luke's rural-ish hometown of Payson and grandma is pinching herself because we'll be a 5 minute drive away. Seven years of marriage and eight moves later, I'm ready to be done for a while.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Slumming It

Well, not really. Our lease ended in June, and we're in the process of buying a home, so we're currently subleasing a 2-bedroom condo at Zermatt Resort. (That's the Zermatt resort in Midway, Utah - not in Switzerland.) And it's less expensive than our house rental was, and we're not paying utilities either. Frankly, it's a much needed vacation and a financial blessing!