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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's a good life

My family moved every 3-5 years while I was growing up, and for the most part, I loved it! (Although, I'll never forget how tragic the news of our impending Utah move was to my soon-to-be-sophomore Californian self. In fact, my sisters and I even implemented an annual "Day of Mourning" to commemorate the day my dad got the call. But that's another story. Good thing Utah grew on me, eh?) Anyway.

I learned to love the change and all of the new people I met and experiences I had. In fact, I like it so much that now I get bored if I stay in the same place for too long--and that's one of the many reasons I'm so supportive of Matt staying in the Air Force. I love that I can have a whole life in multiple places around the country.

Of all the "lives" I've had, however, I think there will always be a special place in my heart for our Colorado lives. It's where Matt and I really became a "we," where we were able to share so many incredible experiences and most of all, where we built lasting friendships with so many amazing people. This trip was probably the last time we'll ever get to have so many of those friends in Colorado at one time, so I was more than a little nostalgic as I went through pictures from the weekend.

*The Hendricks family and our buddy Caleb (who played football with Matt) came to President Uchtdorf's Friday night meeting with us... along with little sister Coley and her date Jordan.

*We made time to stop by Briargate and eat at Ted's! Thank goodness. I am mildly obsessed with their bison burgers. Mmmm.

*Despite living on opposite coasts, it appears from their unplanned matching outfits that Mikey Bear and Matt are still on the same wavelength.

*A game night for the ages. Yes, Jordan, apparently
this is what grown-ups are like!

*My boys (and my man!). And my absolutely real, loving life, not-for-the-camera smile. Some days, right after you move and before you get really settled, life is sort of hard. It's good to get a healthy dose of unfeigned happiness every once in a while :-)
So to all you former-Coloradan non-bloggers who read this anyway, thanks for the memories! We sure love you.

PS-I meant to delete a draft and instead deleted my little post about LOST. Suffice it to say, we're way excited for tonight! (Thanks to Heidi for getting me hooked.)


  1. we just started lost...we are only on season 2! i know, we gotta get going but it's something to do on the weekends!

  2. Due to unforseen circumstances I had to take my blog private. If you send me your e-mail address I will send you and invite. Sorry for the abrupt change.

  3. Good Luck and I totally understand the support it take to living life like a nomad, luckily we only have a few more years of this and then Cody's done with school! Its nice to see you being so positive it keeps me going! Love hearing about your trips to Colorado its hard to see things end and change. Its bittersweet! Its crazy to grow up huh? Miss you lots hope to see you when you are in town!

  4. We all were sad when you left us in california too. But we had some great jr high memories! :)

  5. I don't like to stay in one place for too long either.. Utah isn't so bad:) Then again I wouldn't have wanted to leave the California sun...

  6. Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.


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