Sunday, March 23, 2014

Officer and a Gentleman

After living in separate states for about two months, Brittany and Levi are finally back together, in their new home, starting their new careers. Levi graduated from the post academy in Meridian and has worked his first week as a police officer. Brit now works at a bank in the loan processing department.

They were blessed to find a house that would meet their needs, located in a nice neighborhood. It's a bit of a fixer-upper and they're excited to replace flooring and paint and make the space their own. It's a cute split-level home that gives them room to grow. Morgan and Zane loved playing in their big back yard too.

(Picture taken from the listing on the realtor website.)

Brit only had a few days between her last day at her job in Logan and her first day at her new job in Pocatello. She was working 10 hour days which didn't leave much time for packing and all the things you need to do when you are buying a house and moving to a new state. Levi graduated on Friday and they zipped back to Logan to pack. When the truck showed up at 9am on Saturday, they were ready to load.

We met them in Pocatello and helped them get settled into their new space. The seller left the house a mess so we had to do a lot of cleaning before they could move much in. I scrubbed one bathroom while they unloaded the truck. Before we left for dinner they had the family room set up, most of the kitchen put away, and the bed made. Amazing what you can do when you are young!

We are thrilled to only be an hour away and we're so excited for their new adventures!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Chicken

While shopping at Cal-Ranch, we heard the sweet sound of new baby chicks just a few aisles over. Morgan grabbed my hand and insisted we needed to see the chicks. She didn't even wait for me to respond as she drug me over to where the cages were lined up, full of little baby chicks.

Fluffy baby chicks are so cute and... SO FLUFFY! Morgan thinks they are absolutely adorable and REALLY wants one. We go through this every spring.
"Just one?!" she always begs.

As we talked about how we have no place for chickens, and the fact that the dog would eat them, she continued to insist we could make it work. Then she saw a family picking out chicks and noticed the store clerk was putting them in a little cardboard box. That's when she announced she would keep the chick in her room in the cute little box. Ummmm.... NO.

Someday, we'll find a place where we can have a chicken coop full of chickens. I wonder if Morgan will still LOVE the chicks when she has to feed them and gather eggs every day. She might.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Craft Break

Scott and I have been the Webelos leaders in our ward since last fall. I have to admit I was pretty nervous to be involved in scouting when we first started. But as we learned the program and planned fun activities for the boys we started to love it. We had a handful of somewhat challenging but pretty amazing boys. They never ceased to surprise us and we all had fun each week. (Scott was just one of the boys.)

Last month I received a new calling and I'm now serving in the Relief Society Presidency. However, Scott and I have not yet been released from scouts. It's been a challenge trying to keep up with everything but I refuse to just give up on the boys. This week we had our Blue and Gold Banquet for the boys. Our Cubscout Masters did a great job! I helped by making a campfire cake.

We're also planning a spring activity for our ladies so I've been looking for simple crafts we could do. I love the subway art prints. I created one using the words from my favorite hymn. So simple and so cute!

I have to take a break from the business of life and just create, occasionally.