Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And I thought we were busy before...

2+ months! That's some terrible blogging! So this is my excuse....only like EVERTHING in our lives has changed in the last 2 months.

SO announcement: We are moving!!! Nate is going to graduate school. He'll be attending Iowa State University (in Ames) starting this fall and will be getting his MBA.

This has been our plan all along, but actually deciding to quit a good job and move from a great home to a place that you don't know is SCARY!

So in the last two months we: celebrated Easter (wow, that WAS a while ago!), Hannah got a tricycle, Alli got 4 new teeth, redid a bathroom, Nate put in a retaining wall and landscaping in the front and side yard, Nate notified his work that he will be leaving, we put our house up for sale and then cleaned and recleaned for people to come look at it (not an easy task with little ones!)...and SOLD IT 3 days later, was called as RS Pres (feeling totally overwhelmed and underqualified!), took a trip to CO w/o Nate, gone back and forth to Ames way too many times, stressed out about being homeless (day and night!), finally found a place to live in Ames today, and now it is time to pack and move and celebrate a 1st birthday by the 26th of the month! And ALL of this during Nate's crazy busy time of year at work!!! So here is one big long post, but don't count on another one too soon!

And the more exciting part...some pictures!

My girls!

My chunky monkey and a blur of her sister in the upper corner...

The Hannimal leaping through the air!

All ready to ride

Trying out her tricycle. She LOVES riding this thing!

And our CO trip. The girls and I went w/o Nate. We had to be there over Memorial Day so that we could see Grandma and Grandpa as well as Uncle Greg, Nana, and Papa who were visiting from CA. Memorial Day is BUSY for Nate at work...the whole summer kickoff thing...but he did fly out to drive back home with us!
We went to the zoo. Hannah and Grandma

Alli's favorite animals at the zoo

Allison and Nana

The girls and Papa

LOVING Chuck E. Cheese!

Enjoying our yard...while it lasts!

Peonies from my yard!

Playing with our neighbor Megan. We are going to miss out neighbors so much!!! :(

Daddy loves barettes! What a great daddy we have!

My little snuggly baby!

I LOVE them!

And...the sign in front of our house! What a blessing that it sold so quickly, but we will miss it! It was a GREAT home and full of LOTS of memories. I'm sure that eventually our new place will feel like home, too, but we might have to find a new hobby! For the last two and a half years we did way too many house projects!!!


Mason and Stacey said...

congratulations on selling your home so quickly! ames is actually where mason was born because his dad was going to grad school at the time! good luck with all your new adventures! :)

Eliza said...

WOW!!! I am completely and totally SHOCKED!!! but want to say CONGRATS!!! How exciting! I am so sad we did not connect when you were here...I could have heard all of this first hand, but this is second best I guess! I am excited for you guys!!! Let us know if we can help in any way~~ probably not from so far away, but the ofer stands!!! Again CONGRATS!!!

Lisa Fuller said...

That is great. You will be closer to us. We will have to get together more. The girls are so cute. Let us know if you need any help with moving. We are close to Ames so we can come down and help unload.

Janint said...

What a great chapter is coming in your lives! Still amazed at how fast you house sold, but it's a great property and when things are supposed to be, everything works out. I'm really happy for you and Nate. You'll be able to go to a bigger ward and make friends your own age, have playgroups, book clubs, etc. Whenever you can get the book 'The Mormon way of doing business' by Jeff Benedict. You'll soon be a wife of a businessman :)

Shannon And Tyler said...

Oh my busy!!! You guys just go and go and go. Your girls are adorable and you look really good too. Good luck with the new place and school!! Maybe one of these days you will return to Colorado.

Gabi and Steve said...

Gosh, I can't believe you sold you house that fast! That's great! I'm glad everything is going well for your family. I hope you have a great time in your new place. We may be moving too...nothing for sure yet. Let us know when you're around.

Ryan & Keri said...

Wow, Sarah. Wow! That is a LOT going on! So happy for you that your home sold so quickly and that you guys were able to find a new one. Also, were you called to the RS Pres. in your new ward? Wow! A lot. Hope all continues to go well. There's a photo toward the bottom of Hannah that looks so much like you, I did a double take. What sweet girls you have!

ValSterByDe said...

wow, glad things all worked out! amazing what can happen in only 2 months!
I LOVE the pic of Alli standing next to the exersaucer and Hannah (blur) in the back... Hannimal, hee hee:)
p.s. you look GREAT!

Dre said...

Good luck on Grad School. It is a fun adventure. Hope you enjoy your new place.