Thursday, July 23, 2009

Family Reunion, Walking, and Starting a New Chapter in our lives!!

So I havn't been good lately at writing but I know that I need to right now. A few weeks ago we had Ryan's family come to Utah and spend a few days with us. We had his Mom, Dad, Nicole, Brandon, Jared, Lacey and Brynlee all here. We were sad that Matt and Angie were not able to come. Also David who is on his mission was not here but we are excited to see him in 4 months. This was my first time hosting a weekend with family even though technically it isn't really my house but it was a lot of fun. I cooked all the meals and I think they turned out okay. We also went shooting, played the Wii, watched movies, played volleyball, rode 4-wheelers, and best of all we floating a freezing cold canal (Thanks to my mom for watching the babies). I am so bad and didn't take any pictures but my dad did manage to get one of all of us after we floated the Logan Canal. The water was freezing when you first got in but after about 5 minutes you bum got numb and it was perfect after that unless you hit a rapid and got splashed. We took inner tubes and sticks which was a brilliant idea of my dad's and started down. The canal took about 45 minutes to get to the end and everyone wanted to do it again. It was so much fun to go down together as a family and see everyone spinning and running into the trees and walls. All in all, no one got hurt and I think it was the highlight of the trip.


Blake has finally started to walk at the ripe age of 17 months. We were a little worried for a while but he is just stubborn and wanted to do it in his own time. He still wants to crawl a lot because he can go a lot quicker but he is getting the hang of it and pretty soon will be running around. We are so proud of him and he is growing so quickly. We were pretty sad when he took his first steps about 8 hours after Ryan's family had left. Here are a few of his first steps...
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We are beginning a new chapter of our lives tomorrow. At about 7 o'clock Ryan, myself and my dad are headed out in three seperate vehicles to drive to Colorado. My mom will be flying out with Blake on Saturday so we don't have to worry about him and the long car ride there. We are moving there and Ryan is starting med school on August 3. I am so proud of him. Also, Ryan was sworn in as a Second Lieutenent in the Air Force a few months ago and he will be getting a full scholorship from them. That means we save about 400,000 dollars over the next 4 years and we don't have to go into debt. This is a huge blessing.


We have truly been blessed these past few months with everything that has gone on in our lives and we couldn't have done it without our families. I want to thank our families for everything they have done for us. We wouldn't have made it without them and I am excited to start our lives again and build our family in Colorado, at least for the next four years.

4 comments:

Lara said...

Well, we know that Blake and Landon are related, I think Landon was about 17 months old when he started walking. And you are right, he will start to run very soon. Good luck with the move.

Karalee said...

Congrats on the move! That is very exciting.

Amber said...

Good Luck with the move and your ever changing lives. Blake is so cute!

lacie tidwell said...

WOW! COngrats to Ryan on th eAir Force- and what a blessing you won't go into debt over school- that's HUGE! Good luck with med school the move, ect-exciting changes!!!! All the luck with them!