Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sorry it has been so long that I have blogged. Jimmy and I miss Hawaii terribly. I miss the weather, I miss my friends, and I miss the culture. I tried to blog a few weeks ago, and I accidently deleted 4 months of photos on my camera and memory card. I was so sad and I was a little sick to my stomach when I realized what I had done later on. But, there is nothing that I can do now, so I will blog the pictures that I took recently.

To give you update, there are enjoyable things aout being here. It is fun to be around my brother and my mom. She is so wonderful with my kids, she helps out so much with the kids and is a good friend to me...however, I have decided that we can't settle in Northern Utah. The weather up here in the winter is terrible. I don't know why people live like this! I don't appreciate the cold like so many people do up here and don't think that I ever can. It is just now warming up and I know that people back in Hawaii have been enjoying perfect weather this whole time that I have been enduring the cold.

Jimmy got a job aat Granger elementary school. He works with kids that are academically low -acheivers. He works under the curiculum developer for the school. He likes aspects of the job, but it isn't a career job.

I have been busy too. One day I was talking to my cousin and she was telling me about the nursing school that she is attending. I decided to research it and it turns out that I have almost all of the pre-reqs, they don't charge out-of-state tuition, and they will accept all of my trasfer credits (even though they are old). I also found out that I still had time to make the April nursing application deadline for starting the program in Fall. So, needless to say, my life has been a whirlwind since I decided to go for it and try to apply for fall. I hurried and got my T.B. shot, signed up for an accelerated CNA course (my CNA license in Hawaii was expired :( ), took a math klep test, got all my transcripts and sent in my application. I made it before the deadline. Now, all I have to do is take a math class over the summer and take a chemistry lab class before the nursing program starts to still qualify for the nursing program. I should find out if I get in by May 26th, so wish me luck! The timing would work out perfect if I got in, because my mom said that she would be willing to watch the kids for me while I was in the program. I couldn't ask for a better babysitter.

The girls making Jimmy fly them around in the airplane that they made.
My mom's 62nd birthday get-together. It is finally warming up enough that we could sit outside for a while. It makes me happy that it is getting warmer. To celebrate, we had a BBQ.
The weird thing about being here, is that the sun doesn't go down until about 8:30pm or so, and apparently in the summertime, it doesn't get completely dark until almost 10:00pm! So, it is light in this picture, and, yes, Taylor is wearing her pajamas. We have had to push the kids' bedtime back to 8:00 because it is too hard to put them down when it is completely light outside and still won't be getting dark for a while.


My mom's yard has a zip line in it. Isn't that fun? The kids love going on it.


Carley is such an animal lover and is so desperate for a pet (that I just can't bring myself to buying for her) that she has started to mother my mom's little baby chickens. (At least it isn't the lizards that she used to catch for pets in Hawaii) She takes that chickens out of the cage and plays with them everyday. She loves them and they will tolerate her making beds for them and covering them with dolly blankets, carrying them around in little sand pails, and carrying them around on her shoulder. These are the most docile chickens now because of her handling them all the time. She is really cute with them.


Some of the Easter booty! The kids had an easter egg hunt inside this year, because it snowed the day before Easter.



The snow is an adjustment. According to the people that live here, this winter has been a mild one! Isn't that crazy? These pictures were taken in March! When I would get stir crazy, I'd bundle up the kids and take them outside. They really liked it, but they don't last out there too long. Snow is neat, and I love to watch it snow, but after a few weeks of the cold, i'm done with it. At least the kids have a good attitude for the most part.



Taylor is getting better at wearing her snow suit. When we first showed up, she would just cry when I would put it on her.



My mom's backyard. It is pretty, but it is cold too!