Hey my dear friends! Did you think I dropped off the face of the earth?! I did too! I totally feel like it anyway!
Adjusting to our move back to Utah has taken a lot more time than I expected. We got Jake settled into his school just fine, but after a 4 day trial we pulled Mallory from the school we had put her in. Each day I picked her up with a splotchy red face from crying all day. This is highly unlike Mal. I know that she has a hard time adjusting to change, however, this just didn't seem like a fit for her. I haven't ever been one to think within limitations, so I completely overwhelmed myself with options. Charter schools, private schools, any one of the over 50 grade schools within a reasonable driving distance. I knew there had to be an answer.
So a whole lot of prayer and stress later we finally found the perfect situation for her! And we couldn't be happier! The teachers are delighted to have her. She quickly made friends with the little girls in the class, and became over joyed when she learned there was a little boy in her class named Dawson, whom she says is her new brother. Hmmmm. I am just glad she didn't throw a fit and tell him his name can't be Dawson because it was our Dawson's name and he is in heaven. You never know with Mallory. She is always on one end of the spectrum or the other.
I will say that over the last week I have been completely overwhelmed by how much I love that little stinker! If I can only have one little girl, I couldn't be happier that she is the little girl I get to have! She is so much fun!
Anywho, we are patiently waiting for my Grandparents to get going on their snowbird adventure. We will be staying at their house for a couple of months, while they are gone. Hopefully by then we will have a pretty good idea of where we plan to plant ourselves for a while. For the last 3 weeks we have been staying at my in laws. SO much fun! That is the problem....although it shouldn't be called a problem. We stay up late every night watching movies in the theatre and play games all day :) Ok, there is some productivity in there somewhere, but needless to say, we have really enjoyed just playing with family. It has been a blast! Tomorrow real life starts back up....at least enough of it that we should have some sort of schedule back in our days. And my hiney needs to find its way to the gym. I have missed working out with my trainer and my fab friend Maryon. They both got me addicted to that uncomfortable feeling of working out really hard...crazy, I know, but it is addictive because of the feeling after you are done. I'm afraid the last 3 weeks I have been lazy in that department and I can't wait to get back to it!
So, enjoy the rest of your Sabbath and we will meet back here tomorrow! I have so much to share with you over the next week! Sound good?