Monday, December 17, 2012

The Big Move

Well this is a little late...

In August Eric was offered a good job at Xerox Business Services in Draper Utah. So we found renters for our town home, packed up with a lot of help from my parents and moved across the country! The drive actually wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be. The girls did fairly well. We stopped at hotels 3 times which made it a little more bearable.

So far we really love Utah and are excited to be here! After lots of searching and researching we decided to build a house in Herriman. It should be done at the beginning of April, which I'm sure will seem like FOREVER. They are supposed to start digging today!

The two sad things about moving are being farther away from my family (much to my mom's dismay) and leaving our wonderful ward and friends in Maryland. :(

To all our Utah and Idaho friends-let's play!

My dad made it his full time job finding boxes, wrap, and cardboard. Here he is just laying some plastic out to dry in the backyard.

Our last day in our Maryland ward. The girls were obsessed with these little squirrel and bunny lawn ornaments and had to say a final goodbye to them. haha

Our living room taken over by packing supplies.

Brooklyn decided to color the wall with a sharpie as a little going away present to our new tenants. (it came out so easy with rubbing alcohol!)

We took one last trip to Broom's Bloom with Sierra's little friend Adelyn and my friend Shelby. :(

Cute messy friends

The chaos really wore Sierra out.

My parents took the girls to the park while some of our friends from the ward helped us move our furniture onto the truck.
Last night in our house-Sierra sleeping on the floor in our room

On the road! The girls were out cold before we even got on the freeway! (we left at like 10:30 pm)

Sierra was pretty stoked about all the hotels! The girls were actually really good on the 30 hour drive! It was way less brutal than I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong- I never want to do it again but the girls were troopers!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Homeland Part 2

We played at the park after a photo shoot with my sister.
We visited our friends - the Cochrane's farm
and we went to dinner at Montana's, always a favorite while we're in Canada!

Cousins! Talia pushing Katrina and Sierra
Brooklyn found some sweet shades
feeding the pretty horses
Sierra and Katrina-besties. They are soo cute together!
Sierra being brave feeding the cows!
She could NOT handle the manure smell haha
Brooklyn being an infant


My dad promised Sierra they would water the plants together on our last day there, but it poured that morning! She still realllly wanted to do it, so out they went in the rain! What a good grandpa. ;) Sierra is rocking one of our old school sweatsuits from when we were little haha

Monday, August 20, 2012

A visit to the homeland

This is wayyyy over due. Back at the end of May, after Eric graduated, we took a road trip to Canada to see my family. As always, we had tons of fun and the trip went by too fast!
My mom babysat the girls while we went to the mall

Heather made Eric an AWESOME graduation cake
We visited Aunt Sue and Uncle Bert's cottage in Turkey Point

Brooklyn loved taking spills off their deck
We spent a day at Niagara Falls with Amber & Russ

Journey behind the falls. Attractive, I know.

At Burger Barn: Featured on You Gotta Eat Here. You really do. It was soooo good. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
More to come... 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Eric's Graduation

After two and a half years of going to school two nights a week, Eric FINALLY graduated with his MBA at Loyola University Maryland. I am in awe of his hard work and dedication while he was going to school. He was such a good student. I can't imagine working full time and going to school and still graduating with honors! The graduation was beautiful. We got a babysitter and just enjoyed and celebrated the day.

This is the closest I could get. I know, it's a really good picture. haha But it captures the moment.

There he is walking back! haha

The proud parents
The cute graduate

Way to go honey! I'm so proud of you!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Strawberry Picking

We went strawberry picking a couple of weeks ago so we could make our first batch of strawberry jam for the summer! The girls loved picking the strawberries and eating them whenever they pleased. (Brooklyn especially liked rubbing them in her hair)
Sierra, Brooklyn & cousin Charlotte

My two little strawberry girls
Swinging with Auntie Ashley