For the first week of July we were still up in Corona with Greg. On the spur of the moment we took Brayden to Disneyland and he loved every second of it. There'll be more to follow later on that. The second week of July I spent up at my family's cabin. It's a real cabin, so there's not electricity or phone, let alone internet. While I was up there, I found out that Greg was promoted and we were moving!! In less than two weeks. To sandy, Utah.
Needless to say the past two weeks have been a whirlwind. But we're finally here and semi-settled. There are still boxes everywhere, but most of the important stuff is unpack. Our house is nice and right at the mouth of little cottonwood canyon. I'm still sitting the fence on whether I love the change or not. Here's some of the reasons why
- Pro: Greg was promoted
- Con: To Utah. (I can't even begin to list my reservations about living in Utah. So many bad experiences in times past.)
- Pro: I love meeting new people.
- Con: I already miss my old friends. So does Brayden.
- Pro: It wasn't 117 degrees here today.
- Con: It snows. A lot.
- Pro: Much bigger/nicer house for same price as in California
- Con: I miss the palm trees. That's a weird one, but so true.
- Pro: Three of my brothers and one of Greg's go to BYU
- Con: The rest of my family is back home. What am I going to do without my mom?
The jury is still out, but I know we'll make it work. We left so quick I didn't get to say goodbye to a lot of my friends there. But it's unanimous across the board: We will miss the Jacksons the most. Out of the entire ward, they were the only one that showed up to help us load up our U-Haul. Luckily, my dad and brother showed up too. Melissa, Brayden has been praying for your entire family by name ever since we left. He especially asked that Emma could move to Utah too. You might want to get started on that. ;) I'm good at meeting new people, but I'm not too great at finding a close friend. The kind you talk to all the time and can call for backup on a really bad day. So rest assured Melissa that you won't be replaced soon. Thank you for all you've done for me and my family.