Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Grand Move Part 1

We got out the door on Friday, and started our trek eastward! :)  
I loved driving in Wyoming- it was really beautiful.  My dad was the perfect travel companion for this leg, and we listened to John Denver as we watched the sun set on this gorgeous plains.

We ate dinner at 'Su Casa' in Rawlins, which was really good.  (Thanks J!)

That night we slept in Laramie, which reminded me of my best friend K and her infamous Laramie River Ranch. :)  

Saturday we got going and made a stop in North Platte, and then ending up that night in Omaha.  Mr. H and I had a fun stretch in the truck on that day, and we sang his old band's cd mix to our hearts content together.  Nebraska was also really pretty, but it was crazy how much greener it got as soon as we got near to Omaha.

We headed up to Winter's Quarters, and saw the temple as well as some historical Mormon Pioneer sites.  It was cool to see a spot that I had heard talked about so much in person.  

We ate a super late dinner that night...I think it was around 9:30.... Poor C wolfed it down.  The waitress commented that I had such a good eater on my hands, but I kind of think the time was the biggest factor. :)

The next morning we drove about an hour up the road and made it to a small branch in Atlantic, Iowa.  The church was beautiful, and was surrounded by gorgeous corn fields.  It was a good experience to go to a branch that was so small and see the faith of the great members there!  We made it to South Bend that night, and although we dd not see Touch Down Jesus, we were pleasantly surprised at how nice our 2 star hotel was and had a great night.  

Oh, we crossed the Mississippi River.  It was pretty awesome, and sweet Mr. H called to tell me I was the prettiest girl this side of the Mississippi. :)  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Packing up...

The weeks before the move were super crazy.  

I wasn't feeling too hot, and then there was SO much to do.

Luckily we have amazing families and friends who really helped us out so much.  

Thank you thank you to everyone who helped us.  

Between the cleaning, babysitting and moral support we were truly blessed.  

We were so sad to leave the beloved Village.  We are going to miss that place so much.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Family Pictures 2014

Mr. H's sister, E was so kind to take our pictures before we moved.  She is so talented and such a great self-learner.  

Thank you E!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


We had such a great month of July.

First on the docket:

We had a weekend of H family reunions.  It was really fun.  We first went with Mr. H's mom side and it was great.  We had so much fun visiting with everyone.  The 2nd one was with his dad's side, and it was great.  There was swimming and a great BBQ.  Overall, it was a great day reconnecting with all the families.  

Grandma T also took us to the zoo.  C loved it this time around and we loved having it almost all to ourselves.  We had dinner up at Ruth's Diner afterwards which never dissapoints.  Unfortunately, the camera did not make it on this excursion, but we were able to really get in and enjoy it. 

Later that week my dad scored us some Motab tickets to go to their summer concert with... Santino Fantana (aka Prince Hans in Frozen).  It was an AMAZING concert.  Oh my goodness.  I will miss these concerts so much in Boston.  Anyway, C got sick so Mr. H had to stay home, and i tried to have him watch the youtube versions, which are not as good but here is the finale:

It was darling.  He is playing the Prince in Cinderella on Broadway currently, and it has become my dream to now go see it. :)

The next week was our adventure week.  Mr. H headed off to yellowstone up to Shoshone Lake with his dad, two sisters and brother in law.  They canoed in and spent a couple of days in a geyser basin.  Mr. H had such a great time, and I was so glad he got to spend some really good time with his family.

C and I headed up to Idaho with my family.  We got to spend some really good time with my mom's side of the family.  My parents went on a 14 mile hike one day, so C and I hung out with my grandparents a bunch.  We had a lot of fun.  

We then headed to the cabin for a couple of days.  Unfortunately, my time was cut short there, but we had such a great time while we were there.

So nice to relax and play in the water.  It was so great to be with my family.  

The rest of the week was filled with dr's appointments, family pictures, farmer's markets etc.  

The summer was great, and it was nice to relax before our busy month in august.