Monday, November 16, 2009

Leaving Boston

(Mt. Auburn Cemetery- down the street from our home in Boston. I would take walks here as much as I could. It might sound kind of morbid but it was simply beautiful in every way and it is so big I could take a different path every time I went. So peaceful and lovely I couldn't help but feel de-stressed after visiting here)

Well Lanny graduated and after looking for a couple months for a good job with no success we decided to leave Boston. The cost of living is insane and Lanny was offered a couple jobs but none of them paid enough for me to stay home with the boys, so we decided it just wasn't worth it. I will miss so many things about Boston...the breathtaking fall, spring, and summer....the history....and most of all our friends! I will not miss the winters, driving, cost of living, and the winters....ok I said winters twice but hey they are miserable!

So were did we move....Heaven! not literally Heaven but I think Colorado is close to it. I love everything about Colorado! I love the mountains and have missed them so much. Yes, Colorado does have snow but it is nothing like Boston. It snows here and then melts and the sun comes out. The sun comes out all the fact we have more full days of sunshine than San Diego! So if I love the sun so much why don't I move to a warmer climate....well I love the 4 seasons and the green scenery!

Well since we weren't exactly sure what we would be doing my parents were kind enough to let us move into their basement until we get things all figured out. I love spending time with my family and Ethan and Asher are loving all the attention from Grandma and Grandpa! I do miss having my own place and get embarrassed when I get overly grumpy with my kids or my honey in front of my parents...but I feel blessed to be taken in by family and for now it feels heavenly to be home!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Summer Fun

I know summer is long gone but it seems like yesterday for me. Time flys so fast for the sleep deprived. Lanny worked on his writings and I tried to get out with the boys...but it rained more than the sun shined in Boston this summer! Actually it was the rainiest June since 1901! Oh well we still had fun! My parents came to visit so we had an excuse to get out and explore.
Ethan, Asher and I by the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Bus

Lanny and I - don't we look lovely! Ethan really enjoyed the factory tour of Ben and Jerry's in Vermont....but with free ice cream who wouldn't!

We also went to Joseph Smith's birthplace...also in Vermont. It is one of the prettiest places I have ever been and it is even more beautiful in the fall. (This was our second trip there)

My awesome parents

We went to Cape Cod and it poured rain everyday that we were there....we stayed 3 days and were hoping for one good day. One afternoon the rain let up so we went miniature golfing at a very fun pirate golf course. There were a ton of mini golf courses in Hyannis and this one looked the best to my little boys.

Family pic at the mini golf course.

We also went to Plymouth Rock. This is Asher, my Dad, and I (Ethan in the background) we were standing by the remake of the Mayflower.

Ethan and Grandma posing by "the" Plymouth Rock. But it has a little disclaimer saying this may or may not be the actual rock...but this is the one they built the monument around....funny hu!

Lanny standing by one of his relatives...I know I am lame but I can't read the writing...when we came here with his parents his mother said he was related to this man who came over on the Mayflower...pretty cool!
We also went to Storyland this summer and were lucky enough to get some close family friends to go with us. I can't find my camera cord to download my pics...but it also poured rain the whole day at the theme park. So my pics aren't that great anyway. But on the bright side there were no lines and we got to ride the log ride a million times with out even having to get off!