Sunday, October 29, 2006

August 2006-The world says HELLO

Baby watch 2006 has come to a close.

My niece Jenny and her husband Daniel have brought a beautiful baby girl named Mercedes Lyn into the world the last week of August.

She will be very loved and properly spoiled by her first time grandparents, namely, my brother John, his wife Sherri.

Aunt Kristin tells Mercedes that her uncle Rob will provide her with lots of cousins and that she will provide her with lots of Barbie’s. I think my beautiful niece Krissy will be providing little Mercedes with beautiful little cousins too.

We were lucky to see little Mercedes at age 1 week while we were in Phoenix buying our new home.

I bought her the pink crocheted dress she's wearing in the picture.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Disney Quiz

This is a side-tract of what my blog is about but it’s rather fun to wander into different areas of the wonderful world of cyber-space.

There is quiz on the internet and it's objective is to analyze one of Disney’s characters and relate it too yourself. I chose Alice in Wonderland.

Alice is the kind of person who likes structure and routine, but at the same time wants freedom.

She's an honest and loyal friend and a very deep logical thinker.

She seems to think too deeply about some things, and not deeply enough about other things.

Wow! I have no problem relating myself to her. This all describes me exactly.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Preparing to Depart

To prepare to depart from Utah took about 9 months.

I started packing things I thought I wouldn't need for next 7 or 8 months.

By the way - I don't care if you haven't used an item for 40 years. If you pack you'll need it.

I washed and painted walls, cleaned out closets, cupboards, and shelves, and hauled stuff off to the DI (donation place like the good will.) Looking back I am glad I started early.

Though I was very organized moving is still very hard.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Things are working out!

It seems like everything is falling into place perfectly.

We weren't sure if Mike would be able to retire this year or not. He has been hoping to take an early out and up until now one hadn't been offered. Well, he got an early out and will retire the end of October as we hoped since we want to leave for Arizona about the middle of October.

Although, we are expecting a granddaughter the end of October so we will wait until November.

We found a place to live in Ogden, and bought a home in Arizona, and it truly seems like things are working out!