We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One day shy of one month...

Well, it has been nearly one month since I last posted; however, it feels like it has been MUCH longer than that, at least to me. I thought I would give a quick update.

We moved to Utah with very very little complications....in fact, we thought we were having a complication with our car carrier (the trailer that carried our car to Utah, on the back of our big ol' moving truck)in Dillon Colorado but, it was all in our mind. Having someone from Penske meet us and give it a thorough look at only set us back an hour. I highly recommend Penske. Least expensive for a lot of cargo space. The employees were all very kind and very accommodating and very professional.

We unloaded our belongings into a storage unit, took a few days to settle into the Freitas home (we are living with Nathan's parents) and then we hitched a ride with my parents and went up to Yellowstone!

I spent 6 years of my childhood, growing up in West Yellowstone so it was a wonderful walk down memory lane. I had forgotten how much I love all the wildflowers, especially the Indian paintbrush and blue bells. And I realized that I don't consider a forest a really forest unless it's full of lodge pole pines!

We left in '89, one year after the '88 fires that left a lot of Yellowstone black and barren. I can hardly believe it's been TWENTY-ONE years, but it was cool to see the thick growth of the lodge poles. Thick as grass and only a little taller than me. It was all SO beautiful!

I even got to go to the Playmill Theater one night with my mom. We saw Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Cute. Our one souvenir is a bag of Wyoming wildflower seeds. I can't wait to have a house with a yard so I can scatter those babies everywhere.

This weekend we are going to Ferron Reservoir for a reunion with Nathan's Mother's family. All her brothers and sisters and their spouses will be there....and some cousins. We will be the only cousins representin' from the Freiti.

Then Sunday after church we head to Park City for our annual Freitas reunion...that's Nathan's parents and brother and sisters and their families. We haven't missed one yet, since we got married and I hope we never do! They are SO fun. Well, except for the time we mountain biked and I flipped over my handle bars. But, I'm 93% sure I've told that story on this blog before.

Nathan continues the job hunt. We have had some nibbles and bites but no official offers yet.

He is working part time for his dad. Cleaning the Pepsi warehouse and then they will paint it.

We are so grateful for the help of our friends in Lincoln. We have life long friends there! I hope that where ever we end up, if they find themselves in our neighborhood, they will come visit! Even now in Utah, they are welcome anytime!

We are eternally grateful for the generosity of our families. It is so nice to be close to them! Check back for the continuation of "At Last...." and pictures from Yellowstone!

We love you all!

7 comments:

The Hungry said...

Love you too. So good to hear that every thing has gone well. And I'm happy for you all the family reunions and such. All sounds like a lot of fun.

Meghan said...

I'm so happy you're back in Utah! We should visit sometime soon!!! (maybe a few weeks or so, since I'm having a baby... but SOON!) :)

Meghan said...

I'm so happy you're back in Utah! We should visit sometime soon!!! (maybe a few weeks or so, since I'm having a baby... but SOON!) :)

Julie J. said...

You are back in Utah? Why didn't you tell me?!!!

Alissa said...

Man I miss yoU!! I was driving down vine and I almost turned into your apartment complex! GOOD LUCK WITH THE JOB HUNT!!

Christina said...

We really miss you, but we'll be joining you in the Beehive State in 1 1/2 weeks! I really think we should meet up in Price sometime! Good luck with the continued hunt. We too love Penske. They are our favorite.

Green's said...

I was just going through my comments from a couple months back, and somehow missed yours! Yes, you and nathan need to read the alchemist! It is a wonderful book when you need inspiration to reach a goal that seems out of reach. Hang in there, HF has a plan, and your prayers will be answered. I also loved your story of how you and nathan met. I was 25 when I finally got married, and I felt ancient...now 8 years later, still no babies, and feel even more ancient. But I know there is a reason for everything! Enjoy Utah, we miss it...Kentucky is a different world (but I thought the same about Lincoln and I grew to love it)!