Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ostrich Festival

Well we had our first adventure here in Arizona. My sister in law Julie had my other sister in law Kari's kids for the day and we decided to take them to the Ostrich festival in Chandler. Jim had to work so he wasn't able to go. So Julie and I took the 5 kids to the festival. It was fun, it's called the Ostrich festival because they have Jockies that ride ostriches and they actually race. We just saw the ostriches and not the races. They also had an exhibit where they had different monkeys, and a petting zoo where the kids fed the animals. Then we found a zip line that the kids did a couple of times, they would land on air mattresses, Brinkley even did it the last time, but I didn't get a picture. It was funny to see her hanging on, she was so little when she dropped everyone was laughing and clapping for her. Of course she loved it, she came back laughing and gave my a high five. They also got to play in a huge dinasaur bounce house, and watch dogs jump off a dock into a swimming pool. We were there for quite some time, it was a fun day. Julie also had her grand baby Kianya who was a great sport for such a long day! We ended the day with a ride on the ferris wheel! Brinkley was to short to go, she rode the merry go round. So we had a great view of the whole park. My kids had a great time with Cole and Karli. It was fun to still have cousins for them to be with!
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here we GO again!

Well it seems like every time I haven't updated my blog it's because we are moving and we don't have the internet connected!
Well I don't know how many of you know, but yes we just moved again!
We sold our house 4 months again and had moved back to St. George, but we knew we weren't going to be there long.
So we just moved to Gilbert Arizona! Yep it's been a big change! I have never lived outside of Utah before, and ever since I went to College and got married we have basically been in
St. George, Ut. So it is going to be quite and adventure, especially to go to a big city like Phoenix. Well we started loading our Uhaul and were planning on making in one big trip. It didn't work out that way. The 1st and 2nd Uhaul were both loaded and packed so good we couln't have fit one more thing in them.
A big thanks go out to our brother in laws and their families for all their help with the move. Jim has the best brothers that are always willing to help. There's no way we could have done it with out them!
This is the uhaul getting loaded the first time. Jim drove it the first time with his brothers Jerry and Joe and then came back and filled it and drove again. Meanwhile I loaded up my girls and the go cart in the truck and passed Jim going the opposite
direction and went to start getting what I could organized and unpacked. It was quite the ordeal, but we are here and unpacked and it's going good!

The night before we left we had a goodbye party at Joe and Christi's house. It was a fun, but bitter sweet party. We are really close with all the different families there and will love and miss all of them!!!
This is a picture of everyone and than one of the small cousins. Kylee and Brinkley will miss their cousins. They have already said hey Mom lets go to Macie and Mandi's house or Rachels house, so we have already started to miss them.
We have been blessed already to live so close to Jim's sister Kari and her kids. The girls have already gotten to play and at least still live by some cousins. Anyways we are excited for our future and what lies ahead in our lives. We are grateful for all the family we are leaving behind and will truly love and miss them! Thanks for all your help we really appreciate it!
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