Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Manti Temple

We took the kids to the Manti Temple just the other day (before we got snow)! This picture doesn't really do it justice. It is a beautiful building that sits into the side of the Mountain. It can be seen for miles around and is lit up at night (gorgeous).

Carrie and Nelson "helping" each other up the stairs.
Whew... it is a big staircase!
After we walked around behind the temple we went out onto a huge hill on the south side. The kids were all rolling down... honestly it was so steep it looked a little scary to me... ok and maybe a little fun!!

It was a fun afternoon. We are so blessed to live in this beautiful country.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Getting Settled

We made the move. And now we live in Ephraim, UT. We are getting settled and looking for jobs. Here is a short overview...

We left California on Friday October 29th in the afternoon. We had so many people helping us! It was hard to say good-bye.

Here is a picture of our caravan. We have so much stuff!!! I drove one truck with a dog and the two guinea pigs. Deric drive the other truck with the cat and the trailer attached. My mom drove the van with all six kids, our friend Krisitina, and the turtle!!

We got to Ephraim on a rainy cool Saturday. Deric, his brother Ben and I unloaded the two trucks into this 32x12 storage unit. This picture is AFTER we have taken more than four trailer loads to our new home.
Our new home... Is the Oak Tree Apartment building, unit #K. Here the kids are by the front door. It is a three bedroom apartment that is working very well for our family.
In the front yard of the apartment building.
And "why?" you ask would we move to Ephraim, UT? Well Deric is going back to school. Snow college is located here. It is a beautiful campus. We can't wait to show you more pictures of the area. We are located in a valley of the Wasatch Mountains. We are at about 5,500 feet. Stay tuned for more pictures!!

Second First Day

Jessica, Samantha, and Sarah started school again after a little more than a week break. They were very excited about it... even though they were "the new kids." The school just moved into a new building this year.

The school mascot is a Readasaurous.
Ephraim Elementary
On the third day they started taking the bus. The children who live downstairs (also a family with 6 kids), showed them where to go. Of course I had to follow them and document the occasion! Jess is in the white jacket, Sammy and Sarah are in the pink.