Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Longest Post Ever

We have been so busy we haven't had a moment to stop and post. Here is what we have been up to:
We were able to fly to Utah one last time before our big move. While we were there we were able to see lots of friends. Here is my BFF Kelli with Logan at my other BFF Laurel's house. Laurel's daughter Isabel was turning one and we arrived just in time for her fun party. Sadly all of my pictures of Isabel turned out blurry.
While we were at the party Mike overheard someone talking about Joe Bradford, one of Mike's mission buddies. Mike had lost contact with him but was able to get his contact info so we got together with him, his family, and one of their Ukrainian friends . We had a blast eating Ukrainian food, hearing/talking about the Ukraine, and playing games.

It was a winter wonderland. The snow was beautiful and we had to take advantage. We convinced Mike's brother Steve to come sledding with us one afternoon.

Here we are at the top of the hill.

Logan was asleep in his car seat at the top of the hill for most of the time. When he woke up we took him down the hill a few times. He wasn't too impressed but we had fun.

Here is our little family all bundled up.

The best part about visiting Utah is getting to visit with our family. Here is Logan with his grandma after we went to Ikea. I love Ikea. I could spend hours in that store.

Here is Logan with his Aunt Ang. Ang is a busy teen getting ready for college but she managed to find the time to hangout with us a little. Steve, Ang, Mike, Logan, and I went to the dollar movies and saw Dan in Real Life. Logan was a tinybit fussy but we made it through without ruining the movie for the five other people in theater. I really liked the movie. If you haven't seen it you should.

This is Logan's first time meeting his great-grandmother Garner.

My cousin McKenzie Borup had her fairwell talk in church while we were in town. She has been called to New Jersey spanish speaking. Good Luck Hermana Borup! This is Logan with his great grandma Borup.

This is my mama on her birthday. We got pedicures together and went out to dinner at Los Hermanos, yum.

The trip to Utah went by quickly and the moment we got home we had to finish up packing. Unfortunately I got really sick but the "show" had to go on. We got home late sunday night, packed Monday, loaded the truck on Tuesday, and took off that night. We stopped an hour and a half outside of Nashville and stayed the night in a hotel. It was such a relief to have all the packing behind us. Wednesday morning we got in the truck all ready to take off and the brake light was on with a constant alarm beeping. We had to call Uhaul and wait while they sent someone from Nashville to fix it. When the repairman arrived he cut the wire for the alarm and went on his way. Hours of waiting and that's all it took, nice. Logan was pretty well-behaved but all the traveling was rough on the poor guy. We are just now starting to get back into a routine. Finally Thursday we arrived at our destination: Waco, Texas.

For over a week we lived in this lovely hotel room while we looked for a place to live. Mike started work on Monday so I spent five days sitting in this room with no car and nothing to do while he was gone.
Here we are. Oh and note that Valentine's day took place during all of this and was sadly skipped this year. Boohoo!

Logan and Bob are good buddies and often keep eachother entertained.

Finally we found somewhere to live. The Bishop of our ward owns several duplexes and we were lucky enough to get in the opening. There are two wards that meet in Waco and we ended up in the ward with several young couples and lots of babies. There is a play group that meets every week and there are lots of other activities throughout the month so we will be able to make lots of new friends, hooray! Now back to the has three bedrooms, lots of storage, and it is right by the park. The ward arranged for a members to come and help us move in and several people showed up. Itwas so nice to have all of the help. The bad news is the carpets had been cleaned an hour before we got there. The carpets were soaking wet and we had to put plastic bags under the boxes so that all of our stuff wouldn't get ruined. I think the carpets ended up dirtier in the end with everyone walking on them, oh well, what can you do? It has taken forever to unpack, we still aren't done. It is hard doing it alone. Logan is a pretty alert child and all of this change has freaked him out. He has been really clingy lately. But after all is said and done I can say, I like it here so far. This picture is of Logan in the family room. It is also a picture of the new couch we bought in December but I never got around to posting a picture.

This is Logan playing. What a happy baby he is. You can't really see but his two bottom teeth just broke through, poor guy. Thank goodness for tylenol. He is waking up from his nap and I have a million things to do. Sorry for the crazy explantions...gotta go.


estinger said...

FINALLY a new post! I've been wondering about you guys, I'm glad everything is going well. Texas is great, just watch out for the chiggers in the grass :)

kelli said...

I was very very happy to see your new post and glad to have made it into the pics! I love seeing little Logan and even Bob. I love your new couch! Lucky. I miss you but I am glad I get to see you so often. Thanks for always making effort for me. Love you all!

Laurel said...

I LOVE this longest post ever! I can't believe how big and grown up Logan is looking in all of these pictures. I am so glad you are starting to get settled and that you seem to be liking it so far, though I DO miss you like crazy already. I am definitely looking forward to your camp being set up so we can hear from the Garners more often! I love you!

Bowman Family said...

Good to hear that the move went well. I hope you enjoy it there.

Ashby said...

I had no idea you guys were moving! Congratulations on the big move! I have a friend who lives in Texas and I love it there!

Krista Hansen said...

I loved all the pictures and was glad the big move went ok. You guys are so adventurous! Love ya little sis!

betsy said...

hey marissa. loved the long post. i'm glad you are settling in in texas. wow, moving is tough and it looks like you all made it through nicely. have fun unpacking!! love you!

McAllister Fam said...

OH Wow,
What an adventurous life the Garner's lead! I hope you have a great time in Texas. I have always wanted to go there someday. How long will you guys live there?

Jamie said...

hey guys! sorry we weren't there to help you move...that baby has the best cheezer grin in the world! He is getting so big!! bite his little cheeks for me and let us know how you're doing! Loved the long post by the way!!
love you!

Kim said...

Yeah! A new post. Ya gotta love all those pictures. I'm glad you are adjusting to Texas. I hope you will love, love, love, it there. Miss you tons!

Alicia said...

Hey there
Your long post was a treat! Nicely done. It was so fun seeing you at Rojo's.