We said some nice goodbyes, although we didnt get a chance to see our friends sweet new chubby baby, Winston (maybe when we come visit when it snows here in Utah from Jan-March?)!! We handed out some of our favorite Cowboy Cookies as a thank you. Yes, I made cookies in the midst of the mess, but honestly, I had lots of eggs, flour, choc chips that I didnt want to waste or pack, so cookies were made. We felt the love as we left as our friends watched Jake, and we said Au reviours. Our bishop's wife signed up to watch Jake on morning, and we dropped him off. She just had a baby and she was watching 3 other kiddos, and has 3 of her own. I've said it before, and I will say it again, she is Saint Natalie. Bless all you mammas who helped us in our last few weeks. Jake spent some time with our friends and he love it. It was hard to leave such great friends. We miss you, and are thankful we know you.
Jake n I flew out to Utah and Andy drove with his dad in the Uhaul. We had a smooth flight and Jake slept peacefully. He needed it. He had a vicious ear infection that caused him not to sleep much, but things like that always happen when you move, non? Luckily, the doctor gave him the go ahead to fly after a few days with antibiotics. We met Andy at our new townhome the very next day! Hard to believe one day we are there and now we are here. I have to admit, my heart is still in So.Cal.
We went to church on Sunday, ok so we missed Sacrament meeting, we were spent and still on west coast time, plus Jake wasn't certain of his new surroundings and the move caught up to us all. We did make it to the last few hours. Holy Hannah, it was a sea of blonde haired babes. Jake played with the nursery kids and out of the ten kids in there, there was only one that didnt have blonde hair. Interesting. I like diversity, but that being said, we are happy to be here. I may be dying my hair purple soon. ;-)
Andy started work on Monday, and the rush of it all came quickly upon us that his month off of work was over. He works less than 10 miles away from our quiet sleepy neighborhood. It's a great commute and his first week went swimmingly.
We spent our first week in Utah, unpacking, getting used to the silence at night, not sure what to do when all the neighbor's lights are out at 9pm, slathering on copious amounts of lotion, drinking lots of water due to dehydration, watching half a mountain burn down from the heat, and seeing family. My mom and dad came to town for the 4th and we went to the stadium of fire, and as per tradition we ate at the Mandarin in Bountiful, Andy had a birthday, and we played at our new pool. Here are some pictures of our first week/last week in LA. WARNING: large photo bomb in no particular order:
Granpda Carson n Jake at dinner
My sweet boy
Carson side of the family, and our good family friend Marcus
In and Out, because it was closest thing to CA and we met there with some friends
Nothing says Happy birthday Andy more than a huge stake the size of his head
Welcome to your new home Jake
Walking the Jordan River trail on a hot dry day
and seeing Uncle and Auntie Day
and seeing Uncle and Auntie Day
Jake's owie ear infection. He just laid on the floor. So sad.
Everyone on the floor because Jake didnt like the pack n play, and we were to tired to blow up air matress. OH, and Jake is getting Jesus beamed (it's an Oklahoma thing).
All empty. Jake's toys used to be here.
Jake and Sacha (our neighbor)
Buckled up on flight. Buying him a seat was the best thing ever. That boy WIGGLES!
Peaceful Jake during flight. I'm very thankful.