So after we got all of our stuff packed up and in the moving truck, we went to stay a week with my parents for some quality time with loved ones before we made our way East. As it so happened we were able to see all of my family including Phil's grandparents in Ogden and my grandparents in Downey. It was a perfect way to spend our last week there.
Gracie, with her Uncle Phil. We sure love being an aunt and uncle :)

My sister and me.

 Penny in the pool at Nana's and Pompa's

Our pretty mom and Nana 

Ryder and the watergun:) 

 We made mini pizzas one night for dinner and here is Ryder taking orders.

Getting some quality time with my brand-new nephew, Tyler.  So glad I got to meet him before we left! And yes, his hair is amazing! 

 Four heads are better than one! Especially when you're examining worms.

Can you find the girl in the picture? It's a little tricky because she's in disguise.  

 Big Tyler and Little Tyler :)

With Mommy

I also had more cute pictures from one more day with spent with Autumn and her family on the fourth (the day before we left), but for some reason I get get those to load right now :( I'll have to post those later. 

"Livin' out of a suitcase"

We flew out the Newark on July 5th bright and early! The flight to Chicago went pretty well and we had about an hour to kill before the second leg of our journey which was a perfect amount of time to let Ryder and Penelope work out some wiggles. Our flight from Chicago to Newark seemed short and both Penny and Ryder took naps (yes!), but the last 20 minutes were SO bumpy. Both Ryder and Penny were crying and complaining because their ears hurt and I wanted to puke. It was good that last part was thrown in there because having a perfect flight would make things just way to easy, right? 

We checked in to the DeBarry Inn (a fun little B&B). I wish I would've taken photos. We spent the first four days there and then moved over to The Grand Summit, which means we now have experienced every hotel here. Last week while we had Phil we went up to our house every day and did some work (I painted the LR and DR) and ran some errands. Yesterday, Phil had his first day of work (wahoo!) and I had to face the real world. Which here also means finding my way around (I need my GPS to get to the grocery store). So far, so good. Our stuff comes on Thursday--the day after tomorrow--less than forty-eight hours--Thursday.  I can't wait! I know it will be overwhelming getting unpacked but to have our own beds, not having to go back and forth, and oh TOYS! Beautiful toys in which to entertain my children! I'm kind of excited about it :)

On a fun note. I found a desk on Craiglist. Not just any desk--an antique library desk.  I sent cute, willing Phil out into the middle of nowwhere to pick it up. Not that I need any extra projects right now, but it was only $60 and it was love at first sight. All my favorite pieces of furniture have been love at first sight. I'll take some photos of it soon along with my plans for it (I'm still toying around with a couple of options). 

Until we have our stuff again... and Internet in our house :)


  1. Can't wait to see pics of the house! Enjoy getting to know your new 'hood!

  2. Love the photo of Phil & Gracie and the photo of you and Autumn made me crave another Cafe Rio trip with you two!! :)

  3. glad you made it there, and on to new adventures!

  4. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Thanks for the update Jazzy, it's nice to be able to keep up with what's happening with you.
    Love you, Aunt Lancy

  5. Dying to see the house. I know it will be much work to unpack. Good luck.