Sunday, September 7, 2008

The last 8 days

8 days ago we ate breakfast, said goodbye to my mom and set out on a long LONG journey cross country. It is weird to describe what has happened in 8 days and I won't be able to do it justice. I wanted an amazing photo documentation of our road trip, but I didn't get enough! Oh well...these will have to do!

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Jordan had a major truck driving job to do! He was pretty much amazing at it.

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Noelle before we even left the driveway...happy girl :)

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My view for 3 days.

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Cheesy 4 corners picture...Look at the cute chubby hands though!

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The Ultimate copilot!

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She was pretty excited about 2 adults and 3 toddler in a hotel room. Me....not so much.

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"Raise your hand if it's your birthday today!" Austen turned five in Price, Utah.

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Wierd forms of entertainment take place on 3 day road trips...don't ask.

In the few days that we have been here we have:

-Felt INCREDIBLY blessed with having multiple people we didn't even know help us unload our rental truck the night we got here. THANK YOU BEN AND TARA!!!
-Reunited with old friends...they made it feel like we never left
-Been to Ikea twice
-Went bowling at a birthday party
-Found a sweet preschool for Austen
-Went to Vancouver Farmer's market
-Cruised past Multnomah and thanked God out loud for condemning that house. (It was slightly frightening...Mom you would NOT have approved)
-Got an overwhelming welcome back at our previous church and spent all afternoon at a church picnic in my favorite park in town.

That's kind of a lot in 8 days. I'll leave with even more pics...it's my blog. I pretty much do what I want.

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The boys at Isabella's BIG AL bowling party!

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Reunited BFF's Austen and Isabella. Friends since womb.

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Sweet toddler bowling apparatus. Why didn't I invent this sweet thing?!

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Took this out the window...jealous?

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Happy at the church picnic :)

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One more for you mom! She LOVES this hat. It's the only one she'll keep on her head!

Despite all the fun...we miss you ABQ.

7 comments:

kl&delman said...

Come back!!! I miss you too!! so cute---get ready--I am coming soon--I cant stand it!
Mom

TheMerkelFamily said...

Glad to hear you survived "the Road trip." BTW-I know it's hard to think of me b/c u miss me sooo incredibly much, but maybe one day I will be worthy of making it under the "People We love" column on the Youngs life blog!! Love ya and think about you lots!

the byrd family said...

all i want to know is do i need to send you shipping money so you can mail me that hat when she outgrows it :)

love you guys, miss you!! but sounds like you're having a great time out there - don't forget about the cool people back in the 505!

TheMerkelFamily said...

THX, I feel loved now! Missed you this weekend,my heart aches everytime I work and your not there! Love Ya

Sanchez Stories said...

I was just checking in to see if you finally moved? TOO SAD We never fit in a play-date!

I hope that your new home is all that you want it to be and that God continues to bless you!

Pres will be missing a great nurse....
Dre
Oh ~ I keep getting the updates via text on nurse Alicia, but what is going on? Do you know more details on Page's surgery and poor little Austin?

amy said...

oh. i am downtrodden. you have an ikea. i repent of my covetousness. hope ya'll are doing well! i LOVE the pictures!!!

The Shepards said...

So can I just say, I'm loving Landon's freckles, jealous of Ikea, and totally glad you guys are doing so well out there!