Friday, March 26, 2010

Move #2 in 2010

For the second time this year already, we are moving. We are only moving from the west side of St. George, bordering Santa Clara, to the east side of St. George, bordering Washington City, but we still have to pack up everything. However, we are only going to be living in this new place for one month. So move #3 will be coming shortly. Right now is the time that I am so very thankful that Andrew is a minimalist! I have spent 1 hour so far packing, and I already have the closet & bathroom packed, as well as 1/3 of the kitchen. All I have left to pack is our food and 1/2 of our dishes, and the bedroom. Packing up the bedroom consists of deflating the air matress and packing the sheets.

I cannot wait for the day that we know we will be some place long enough to get a real bed! A real bed that consists of a matress and a box spring, as well as a head & foot board! Hopefully that day will come soon!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Palm Trees & Swans!

This weekend was pretty eventful and fun!

On Saturday, Andrew helped one of the guys from work plant a palm tree in their front yard. We did get some pictures of them transfering the tree from the truck to the hole, which was pretty entertaining to watch! Hopefully we will be able to get some of those from them at some point! After they were done with Bryan's tree, they started talking to the guy across the street. He had been planning on getting a palm tree, but he didn't want to dig the hole, so he paid Andrew 50 bucks to dig the hole for him! Now Andrew's back is very sore! Poor guy; except he is $50 richer!

Sunday after church, we went to feed the ducks, but we decided to go to a different pond on the golf course. Last week as we drove by this pond, we noticed there were swans there! When we got to the pond yesterday, the swan was chillin' on the golf course across the pond from us. When it realized that we were feeding the ducks it came flying over. It's wingspan was amazing, and it was so graceful! When it landed, it was like it was waterskiing! It was really neat! Unfortunately, our camera was out of batteries! We plan on going back to that pond this Sunday. Hopefully we will be able to get a picture of it flying! I have never seen a swan before, and I never thought that I would see one in St. George, UT of all places!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Locked Out

Last night was pretty eventful...I locked the keys in the car! I was at the grocery store, and apparently they can't help you get back into your car because people have broken into other people's cars that way! Also, the police can't help you unless a little kid is trapped inside because people have sued the police for scratching their paint job or window while trying to open the car. A locksmith charges $59 and gets pissed if you tell him your going to see if any other lock smith is closer and cheaper. I finally called Andrew at work, and luckily one of the guys at the office has AAA roadside assitance. However, they were not going to be able to get to the store until 9 or 10, which would mean I was stuck at the store for 2 1/2 hours. Thankfully I had the number of a lady in the ward who came to pick me up and give me a ride home. However, when I got home, I could not get the front door unlocked! Since we have a garage door opener, that's how we always get in the house. So this kind, patient lady waited for almost 5 minutes while I was trying to get into the house. She came to help me unlock the door, and my only problem was that I was turning the key the wrong way!


I felt like such an idiot last night, to say the least! I did the one thing that Andrew is always telling me not to do (in his own words): "This is our only key to the car, so whatever you do, do NOT lock the keys in the car!" WOW! I totally blew that one!

Monday, March 1, 2010

No Regrets

A young father in our ward died last week. He had a 6-month old baby. Andrew learned in Elder's Quorom (Priesthood) that this young father was probably one of the less-active members in the Church. Andrew told me that in Priesthood, they talked for a little while about always being prepared. Have we done all that we can do? As visiting and home teachers, have we visited our families, especially the less-active members? We never know when someone is going to leave this life.

We watched the movie "Love Happens" over the weekend. The guy had lived for 5 years with the feeling that he had killed his wife in a car accident that happened during an argument about paint colors. I know it has been said before, but we need to treat the ones we love like we really love them.

It is one thing to have regrets like never owning a helicopter. But hopefully, whenever it is our time to leave this life and join our family that has gone before us, we will not have spiritual regrets.