Is it really the end of December?!

The last couple of weeks have been very busy and pretty emotional... As soon as Gordon accepted his offer and we knew we were moving to Utah it seems like December has come and gone without time to breathe!! We spent 4 days looking for a house and realized that living in Utah is NOT going to be cheap... We put a deposit down on a town house and after we got home it just didn't feel right so we continued to look and found the house we are in now which has been a blessing. (pictures to come in January) Moving meant that we needed to get our house ready to rent. We have renters in the basement so we decided to rent the top as well. So... we moved everything out of our house and into an enclosed trailer in our drive way for 2 weeks while we painted, carpeted, repaired and cleaned... I don't think I have been this stressed out in a LONG time!! We refinished our hardwood floors in the living room when we moved into the house 3 years ago, but decided carpet would be better for renters...
We planned to put carpet in our bedroom eventually, but of course NOW it happens :)

Our house was such an obstacle course!! Yes I still cooked in here for 2 weeks!! Yikes.

Thank you so much to Gord's family and our friends that helped us!!
We LOVE you and appreciate all you do.

Take a look at the

Pneumonia Scare
During the whole mess Tydon had a pretty bad cough and wasn't breathing too good so I took him to Urgent Care where the PA told me that he needed to be admitted to the hospital for pneumonia!! YES I was freaking out. We ended up taking him to the ER for a second opinion and they ended up giving him an antibiotic and sent him home. It all happened the same day as the Wood Family Christmas party, but we made it!

Tydon also had his FIRST visit to the DENTIST!!

My aunt Alison is a hygienist and was so good with him.
He was a big boy and left with a smile.
Love this kid!!

We are happy to be home for the holidays so we can spend time with family and friends before we officially move Utah.


In transition...

We made it to West Jordan safely and we are tackling the move in process... Thanks so much to all of you who helped us move. We are going to miss Pocatello and all of our friends and family, but we are looking forward to getting settled in our new home and hope you will all come and visit us soon!!

My FIRST tag!!

Christmas Tag
1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial with a Christmas scented candle ;)
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually right after Thanksgiving (not this year due to moving)
4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime in January or early February
5. Do you like eggnog? No WAY! SICK!!!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? New sheets for my bed or my boom box
7. Hardest person to buy for? Gord-I like buying him cute clothes, but he wants toys!!
8. Easiest person to buy for? Tydon
9. Do you have a nativity scene? No, one day I want the Willow Tree set though
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? This is my first year to send out cards

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Used lotion
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th Street
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The day after Thanksgiving-BLACK FRIDAY!!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I can remember...
15. Favorite thing to drink at Christmas? Apple Cider
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, white
17. Favorite Christmas song? Oh Holy Night by Celine Dion
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel, we always stay at my parents on Christmas eve and go to Gordon's parents Christmas day.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course the most famous of all Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree or star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Pajamas Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The stress that comes with such a special holiday
23. What do you want for Christmas this year? To finally be settled into our new place in Utah.
I tag everyone that still believes in Santa Clause.
Merry Christmas!!!


Thanksgiving and we are on our way...

This year for Thanksgiving we went to St George, UT with a couple of Gordon's brothers and a sister and their families. It was a blast!! It was fun to experience some warm weather and swim outside Thanksgiving weekend.

We had our meal catered this year... kinda crazy I know, but well worth it when you are on vacation.
One day we met up with one of Gordon's mission buddies and I went and had a pedicure with the girls while the boys went golfing.

Later that night we went for ice cream.

Gordon golfed 3 times while we were there!! Of course it wore him out.
I am so grateful for family and friends. We are also happy to announce that we are moving to WEST JORDAN, UT. The decision has been made and we are moving NEXT WEEK!! Crazy and exciting.

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