Friday, August 28, 2009


We went to the Omaha for the weekend for
a class Mark had to take and orientation. It was fun to be on the Creighton campus and be in the "big" city. It is so different from the rest of the Nebraska. The zoo was the best zoo we have ever been too!! Boyce loved it, and it was so much fun! We got to go to winter quarters and see the temple which was a spiritual experience. Boyce and I tried to find things to do and keep busy
while Mark was in classes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A long story... well long

We have been unconnected for so long but we are back! I would usually just skip everything that has happened and move on, but you just got to know all the craziness we have been up too.

We took the crazy long drive from Spokane WA to Hasting NE. It was beautiful and really really long. When we got here we realize it was different then anywhere we had moved before. 1st instead of people there was just cornfields and 2nd you don't just find a rental and move it. There aren't any!! So after too many days in a hotel the Bishop let us move in with him. There are such kind people, but I was going a little crazy with a wild boy and Mark gone at class all day. We watched a lot of TV and did a lot of sidewalk chalk.

We finally found a place in a village outside of Hastings, but couldn't move in until Aug. 1st. So to get out of the Bishop's way we took off for Idaho as soon as Mark's 2 week class was over. We stopped in Utah to see family and so Mark could take a test. We got stuck waiting for the silly test but we had some fun.

After another drive we made it to Idaho to be with our family and friend. We loved being there and had so much fun. Unfortunately Mark's uncle past away while we were there, but we were so grateful to stop in Utah again and attend the funeral.

Our drive back was fun. It was my B-day so we stopped in Steamboat Co. We enjoyed the mountains, and even went to the Rodeo.

So if you think it's been crazy so far, it really hits the climax when we get back to Nebraska. We finally get back and arrange to move it and our place is terrible. I don't know if I can help you fully understand. The place smelled like dogs had been in there for the last 2 weeks peeing wherever they wanted. Also while the men moved the stuff I was cleaning, and I can't even begin to tell you how many spiders I vacuumed up! There were holes in the walls and floors and who knows what kind of critters had been crawling in and out. We were starting a search for a new place and found the best place ever!! Just a cute old house that had been renovated so everything is new, carpet, appliance, garage. It's right here in town too and it really wasn't much more. So Mark moved all our stuff again, and all by himself! He is crazy and the best husband in the world.

It's an adjustment but we are grateful to have a home of our own for now.