"Middle children have remarkable diplomatic skills."

-The Secret Power of Middle Children, by Catherine Salmon

Friday, January 14, 2011

Feeling more like home

It's starting to feel a little more like home here. Yesterday I found my way to my friends house, thanks to a little map my hubby drew up for me. Then I went exploring. I went to TJMaxx and made my first purchase for our home...two rugs for the master bathroom. The truck with my POD will be here on Monday. I hope the contents will be intact. I gave away alot of stuff and still the pod was packed full. It is rainy and windy outside today, but I am warm and toasty inside. We are in the process of making space for my stuff as well as shifting rooms around so I can re-do Rons office. Lot's to do before Monday. Talk later.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The BIG move!

We DiD it! We got married on Saturday! It was the most perfect day ever! My children (except Daniel) were there with my grandbabies. All of Ron's children were there, and all of his grandbabies. My siblings, Ron's siblings, and Ron's mama.... even several friends from out of town were there. The food was great, the decorations turned out well, and the ceremony was short and simple and perfect, performed by Bishop Ropelato. The best part is, I get to live with my best friend! Corny as it sounds, he makes me laugh (alot), he makes me feel beautiful, and smart and wanted. I am so in love with him!
I packed up my house and moved to the Pacific Northwest. Ill blog more later. Gotta go change the laundry.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tomorrow is the BIG day!

Tomorrow I am going to marry my sweetheart. I feel like a child before Christmas. Gleeful. I've got to get some rest. Good night.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou ~ 2011!

New year, new love, new life! Where do I begin? I have so much to be grateful for. First off, top of my list, Shannon and Dave and the kids were hit by a drunk driver on Christmas night....I'm NOT grateful for that happening. But the fact that none of them were injured was a great blessing! Have I ever expressed how much I despise people who drink and drive?? This was not their first experience being hit by a drunk driver. This Mother's Day will be 7 years ago that Shannon and Dave were hit head on by a drunk driver on their way home from Salt Lake. Shannon was 8 months pregnant. Not a good way to be pulled out of Relief Society on Mother's Day!...okay, back to the positive side of this...they were not hurt and they caught the lady (yes lady) who had hit them and taken off. I'm so grateful, I know it could have had a much different outcome. Next comes a new love in my life. The most kind, gentle,handsome, loving, man came into my life about 5 months ago. I've talked a little about him in a previous post. He is so talented. He sings and plays guitar ( melt my heart), piano and drums. His name is Ron. He gave me my very own song for Christmas. A song he wrote himself, with words and real music that he wrote just for me! It is a beautiful song too! I have my very own song! We met on LDSsingles.com and talked back and forth for about a month. Then we actually met in person in September, and we've been commuting about every two weeks, back and forth from Utah to Seattle and from Seattle to Utah. When we started corresponding, we clicked immediately. His humor, his Spiritual side, his taste in music, travel, how he balances his work and home-life in general, we are so compatible. We just enjoyed each other from the beginning. Getting to know him, I just love him more and more. I want to say this is a "mature" love. Because we are "mature" adults, not kids. But sometimes I feel giddy, like I want to squeal because my heart is so full of joy! Every night I thank Heavenly Father for blessing me so richly. Now, new life. One week from today I will be married to my sweetheart. And I will start a new chapter in my life in Washington. I will be moving. Leaving my family, my children and grandchildren. Leaving my sister's and brother's, nieces and nephews. I've given this decision much thought and prayer and I know this is the right choice to make. I am completely at peace with every step I have made in this life changing decision. That is not to say I won't miss my family and hurt that I cannot see them at a moment's notice. But about a year ago I talked to Heavenly Father, and told him I was going to do everything I could to be the best person I could be, and then I would leave the rest up to Him. I hate to make this sound like a "Jesus, Take The Wheel" kinda song. But that is just about how it went. I have been blessed beyond my comprehension.  That's a lot to digest in one post, so I think I'll end here. It's late. I'm going to bed. Talk soon. ~K.