WARNING! Long Post!
Ok so I can't honestly believe that I am writing this post but I am so happy, scared, sad, excited, and crying as I write this all at once! (If that's possible!) I am writing this before they come and disconnect my internet so here goes! Today we are packing up and moving out of our house. I am so sad to leave all of my good friends and neighbors that we have met here. I am so thankful for all of you and for everything that anyone has ever done for our family! We have loved living here and will greatly miss it and all of you and your sweet families! I know I said this before but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! It would take me too long to list all of the things and people that I am grateful for so I won't but know it's been appreciated! Thanks especially to the Kelly's for helping us get in to Stoneridge and for being such good friends to us and for always being willing to help out with Macee and for helping me try to be crafty! (it's still a work in progress!) We have really enjoyed spending time with you guys and hopefully we can come visit or you can come visit us in Ephraim! Yes I said Ephraim which brings me to our next adventure! It's a big surprise to our little family because we had a lot different plan in mind but we couldn't be happier! Last week Roger was looking on Snow Colleges website and he saw that the Activity Center Manager job was open and he asked me if he should put in for it. I said it can't hurt and we have always talked about moving back there someday so why not. He sent his application and they called him and wanted to set up an interview for Wed. (yesterday) so he said he could do it over the phone so they said ok. He had his interview yesterday and he knew 4 out of the 5 people that interviewed him from the last time we lived there and he worked at the college. He said he felt good about it but didn't want to get excited because they told him they probably wouldn't decide until next Wed. He told them we were moving and kind of the situation that we were in and they said they would get back to him by Friday. We talked about it last night and tryed to figure out what we should do as far as the move went and I think we both just decided to let things play out and that whatever happened was what was supposed to. We prayed that whatever Heavenly Father wanted us to do we would. We got up early this morning to go get our big moving truck so that we could get all of our stuff packed up and while Roger was in getting all the paper work signed he got a phone call. He came outside and just kind of had a shocked look on his face like he didn't know what had just happened. I was thinking they had messed up our reservation and that we weren't going to have a truck. He said "I got the job." I said what is going on? He said Bob just called me and asked me if I wanted the job and I told him I did so I have to be to work in Ephraim on Tuesday! Me being the bawl baby I am immediately burst into tears out of happiness and shock and every other emotion I could ever think of! So back to Badger territory we go! We definitely got an answer to our prayers! Roger has been wanting a job like this ever since I have known him and there are going to be a lot of opportunities for him to move up at the college!
On another note I am sad not to be moving closer to my family but 1 hour is still better than 4 right???!!! All of my friends up there too I am sad I won't get to hang out with you more too but I will be a lot closer and trust me I will be up there a lot! Macee and I will still be living with my parents for a couple weeks until we can find a place in Ephraim and I have Macee in swimming lessons in Lehi so we will be there for a couple weeks and Roger will stay with his family and start work. Back to good old Sanpete county we go! I will have to get a lot of shopping in before I move back since all there is is good old Wal-Mart!
Anyone who reads this post just know that whoever you are I am so grateful to you and for the impact that you have had on our family whether it be BIG or small! We love you all and are so thankful that you are in our lives! Thanks for all of the prayers that have been said on our behalf!
We love you all!! Love, Roger Holly and Macee
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We found a new favorite place to go play in St George! (go figure, right in time to move) There's a splash pad in the city town square and they have a big splash pad with the water that shoots up and they have a river type thing that runs through the park that all of the kids can play in! We went there on Saturday and even though there were a ton of people we had a Blast! Macee had so much fun running around and playing in the water, and Roger and I had just as much or more fun watching her play! We both said after we left that it was the most fun we have had in a long time!! We will definitely be going back soon before we leave!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I just wanted to dedicate this post to my mom! Mom I am so grateful to have you in my life! You are such an amazing person. Thanks for putting up with all of us and still sticking in there! You are an awesome Grandma! Macee absolutely adores you! Thanks for everything you do for all of us! It doesn't go un-noticed!
I Love You!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Roger and I have officially decided that Macee is getting way too big way too fast! She will be 21 months in a couple weeks and it has flown by so fast! Sometimes she acts like she's 12 and I tell her I am putting her in a box and shipping her to Grandmas but for the most part she never stops for one minute! If I did everything she did all day everyday I would be in the best shape of my life!!! (maybe I should try ;0) We decided to put her in a big girl bed which mostly is just the front taken off of her crib but at least its a start! It's been interesting to say the least! Sometimes she goes and gets right in and then others she screams and screams and falls asleep in wierd places!!! (see the last picture!) Anyway I think it will be a good thing for her! She likes to read while "pretending" to use her potty, since she hasn't actually used it yet, she loves to brush her teeth and for the most part loves her "big" bed.
Monday, May 5, 2008
So most of you that read this probably know by now but Roger and Macee and I are moving in a couple weeks! We thought about moving about a year ago and nothing was working out for us. Roger couldn't find a job and it just seemed like it wasn't the right time to go. We decided to stay here and see what happened. Roger has been working at the Jones Paint and Glass in Cedar City and has loved it except for the fact that it is costing us sssoooooooo much money in gas! It hasn't been worth the pay raise that he got because we aren't seeing any of it! There was an opening at the American Fork Jones and we decided that now is a good time to move. We have wanted to be closer to family ever since we had Macee so now is our perfect opportunity. We are so excited to not have to spend a whole day driving and not having to take off a week of work just to go see our families! Macee will actually get to know all of her family now instead of being shy and scared of them when they are around her! On another note we are sssoooooo sad to leave St. George and all of the great friends and neighbors that we have. It makes me want to cry every time I think about it and how much fun we have had getting to know all of you and for letting Macee play with all of your cute kids! It breaks my heart to know that we will probably not see a lot of you again but to know that you and your families have had such a great influence on our family! We have loved playing outside and swimming at the pool and just being able to sit outside and talk! We will greatly miss that! Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!! We will be loading up on the 22nd and leaving on the 23rd so hopefully I will get to spend a lot of time with all of you before we leave! Don't worry, we will be down to visit a lot because we love the warm weather and Roger can't leave In-N-Out! ;)