Sunday, February 14, 2010


The last week it's been packing and boxes, trips to D.I. and back to packing some more......

Getting ready to leave our private little paradise....

The deer can enjoy their grapes in peace now.....
I was having one of those sleepless nights, so now I'm up looking through pictures of how gorgeous this place is in the know, just torturing myself. Luckily, it's currently gray, muddy and bleak. Otherwise I don't think they could drag me away......

And while I'm in the nostalgia mood......

Here's a picture of the view from the last house we lived in at CJ Strike Dam. And the living room--
Most you haven't seen this house because I didn't blog then and we lived so far out in the middle-of-no-where that it was quite a trip to visit us. The nearest town was about 7 or 8 miles away with a population in the vicinity of 4 or 5 hundred. Joel's sister Ammanda, Grandpa Pearson, Emily, the Johnsons, and all my family braved the horrific mosquitos, gnats, and wind to see us that year. I think Ammanda and Chop thought it was pretty horrible (the gnats were insane when they came) but even with the out of control insect population, I actually loved living there. Loved it. So maybe there's hope that I'll fall in love with Hagerman too!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Minty Fresh

Nothing like spilling 2 fluid ounces of organic peppermint oil all over the top of your bedside table right before going to bed..... the bedroom smells so strongly like a candy cane factory that it's making my eyes water!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Crying my eyes out.....

Well, I just had one of the most depressing days ever. This morning Idaho Power told us they are sending us to the Upper Salmon dam in Hagerman and they want us to our new place sometime in the next 3 or 4 weeks.


Move quickly.

Move a family of 8 to a much, much smaller house with less privacy.

One with a postage-stamp kitchen and no garden spot or fruit trees.

Do it with a new baby.

Start all over in a new ward.

I'm so bummed I want to go to bed and pretend it's just a nightmare..

Maybe tomorrow I can think of all the reasons this move might be good for us. Right now I can't think of any.