And I'm finally beginning to feel a bit more settled. We've got a little ways to go with the unpacking and decorating, but slow and steady wins the race! For some reason, moving this time around has been so stressful...hmm...maybe its because we have twice as much stuff, or maybe it's because I'm 5 month pregnant, or maybe its because we're going back to school and trying to get a million administrative items in order...hmm...maybe that's why it's been a little more stressful than usual:) However, it feels great to be back in Utah, more specifically the very familiar Happy Valley. So here are all the things that are wonderful about being back in Utah.
  • Family. I've seen my parents twice and my sister+fam 3 times in the short span of two weeks. Yup, I can do things like meet my sister at the mall, which I just did yesterday. And in a couple of weeks I get to go to my nephew's baby blessing. This is a luxury to me.
  • Mountains. I know Seattle was beautiful, but there is something about the mountains here that makes me feel like I'm home. Although they are the grandest here in Provo, I find the ones along my home town thru Ogden quite beautiful as well. However, I must say it is SO BRIGHT here. Could we get a little cloud coverage, please.
  • Shopping. Speaking of the mall, they have a Shade discount store, a Deseret Book with Vera Bradley bags and cute frabrics, kiosks selling really cute diaper bags AND...
  • The BYU Bookstore. I went there today for the first time since arriving in Provo and my mood noticably changes whenever I enter it's beautiful doors.
  • Good Things Utah. I remembered this morning I had the pleasure of viewing some of Utah's cheesy morning shows. Yet, however cheesy (this morning David Osmond co-hosted) they're rather informative & entertaining.
  • Trying to make my built-in-the-50's-remodeled-in-the-70's home cute. Love the extra space and the fact I have to walk two feet outside my door to throw away a dirty diaper but it will require some creativity on a budget to decorate. I'd like to think I'm up for the challenge.


  1. Oh fun! I haven't thought about Provo in a while. Thanks for a trip down memory lane! I want to visit!

  2. Your post is making me miss Utah. I do love all of those things. It's a good thing the snow makes me thankful I live in Cali because I'm kinda stuck here.

  3. Oh my! I hope you are enjoying being "HOME." I am sure you are doing an excellent job of updating that house of yours. What a fun project for you! Moving into a 1920s apartment was a little overwhelming but slowly it began to feel like home and now it's been my favorite place we've lived! :)

  4. I'M SO JEALOUS! Tell Phil I wish I could go to class with him.