Monday, March 28, 2011

Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

This is a way fun video. If you think this is fun...our Relief Society is going to do this tomorrow night at the ward talent show! We have had a blast putting it together.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Nibley Moving.  We had so much help from Maple Valley ward it was so awesome!!  Thanks so much!

New Neighbors helping us move in.  We had to put ice melt down on the cement so no one would slip.  Again, lots of awesome neighbors who didn't know us at all came to help.  Gotta love the Elder's Quorm!
Besides all the help from friends and neighbors my parents came up Friday Night and got us all ready to move and then they stayed all day Saturday and got our beds up.  I am ever so grateful for good parents!  Thanks Mom and Dad.  David, who just moved to Utah himself came up for most of Saturday as well.  We had a few things that were hardest to move.  The piano was tricky but we left the best for last.  We stored our treadmill in Deonne and Gregs garage for a month when we were trying to make our home look more spacious for potential buyers.  So after we were in our house for a couple weeks Devin got the treadmill with the help of Greg and Alex in his truck. Once we got it to Smithfield we called over Dan our awesome nieghbor and the three of us (really just Dan and Devin) got it in the house.  This is after the front door was taken off and doing some twisting and turning to fit it in.  It was a beast.  This is not just a little treadmill.  It's one of those incline trainers which Devin thought we would have to keep in the house because it is so heavy and just awkward to move.  It is a miracle that it got in the house.  Now the question still remains, Does it still work after all the moving?
  Jon Parker drove this huge semi that fit all of our stuff in one load.  Jon was so gracious to let us use his truck, help load it, drive it to Smithfield, unload it and then drive home.  We thought we would have so much room but it was tight to get it all in.  We ended up putting all the hanging clothes in my parents explorer, several things in David's car, some in the red pickup and all the plants in the van.  I really don't want to do this again.  I hope we are here to stay for a long while!
Conrad is now 8 years old.  We took an afternoon to go get his scout stuff at the scout store.  Here is his bear which he dressed up as a scout.  He is so excited to be a scout and way excited to be baptized in a couple weeks.  He had a friends party here in the new house with his friends from Nibley and two friends from Smithfield.  We played a few fun games, had ice cream and cake, did a guitar pinata, and then watched Toy Story 2.  Birthdays are so much fun!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Settling in

It's been a while since I've posted anything because we have had quite the month.  It has been a month since we moved to Smithfield and are really feeling like we are finally settling in.  I can actually cook in my kitchen and find everything I need to.  For a while I was in survival mode and now I can look a little beyond maintenance.  There is a lot that has happened so I will just touch on a few things.
We did a lot of driving because the boys were still going to Nibley for school and then this last Monday they transferred to Thomas Edison North Campus which is easier for me to get them back and forth to school.  They are enjoying being the new kids and have excellent teachers.
Devin and I spoke in church a week after we moved in our new ward on Covenants
Stake Conference was the next week and I sang in the Relief Society Choir and we then lost Conrad.  Devin search the restrooms and all the hallways then he felt prompted to look in every classroom.  Still no Conrad, then he thought to look on the stage and noticed a classroom and found him sitting in there all by himself waiting for his primary class to come.  We had never had stake conference in our own building before so he just thought we were going to primary after sacrament meeting.  We were pretty nervous for a while but now we find it funny and cute.
Devin's parents flew home from their mission on Friday Night.  We got to visit with them for a short time at the airport and look forward to visiting with them next weekend when they report.
I just got sustained to be the Relief Society Pianist and I will also get to play for the Spanish Branch Sacrament once a month.  I think that will be some fun callings that I will enjoy.
We had an open house for friends, family and neighbors to come see our new home a couple weeks ago and it was so great to see so many come support us.
We feel so extremely blessed to have a renter for our Nibley Home.  They just moved in this weekend and they signed a two year lease.
The snow is melting and we are looking forward to getting out and doing some bike rides, yard work and some family outside play.