Okay, so after listening to all of the "blog" talk last night, I figured that I had better update my site!!
Things have definitely changed since the last time that I updated the "Chronicles"!! We are now living in Eagle Mountain, Utah! We moved out here in September.
It is amazing how Heavenly Father works! Mike and I have both known for a while that we were going to be moving from Mississippi, but we had no idea where we would wind up. Utah was not a place that we had even considered. I had even accepted that we might be moving back to Wisconsin (the winters are too brutal for me!!)! When our family headed west for a family reunion in June, Mike and I both felt like we were supposed to move back to Utah. I hadn't felt that way for over 8 years! I never wanted to move back to Utah! I loved where we were, and I felt that my kids were thriving. But there was an undeniable feeling, that came over me when we entered the Brigham City area, that we were supposed to be in Utah. Mike had been having the same feelings since his last business trip to SLC (which was the only the week before we left on our trip).
After we got back from our vacation, Mike had to go to Madison, WI, for a meeting, and then things started falling into place for us to move. Even though, initially, it was going to be a move to Arizona, things were heading towards a move out west. By the middle of July, it was determined that we were moving to Utah. Then it was a mad rush trying to get the house ready to put on the market, finding a house in Utah, and then moving out here. Thankfully, the kids only missed out on a couple of days of school in Utah. They had already started school in MS, since we weren't sure exactly when we would be moving to Utah.
We are loving the Eagle Mountain area! Our ward is amazing, and the kids are transitioning well to their new schools (with only one exception-and I'm going to attribute that to being a young teenager!). The only thing that we are really trying to get used to is that we can't just make a quick trip to Wal-mart or to the convenience store!!
I am going to try to be more diligent with updating my blog. I had forgotten how much fun it is to do these "journal" entries!! Pictures will also be included, showing what we've done over the past year!