Thursday, September 22, 2011

A crazy month where I go gray

Ok not completely, but my sister in law did find a few gray hairs on my head. I figure I've earned them after this month. (All of these events overlap each other with the exception of my sister-in-law's wedding).
July ended with Michelangelo's sister getting married. The bride was glowing. It was so sweet.
Picture by Glen
 A couple of days later we found a cheaper place for rent and decided to move. They wanted us right away but we had to give our landlord notice that we were leaving. The new landlords were generous enough to let us slowly move in until our notice was up on the previous home. I was so grateful because I really didn't want to do all the moving right as I was starting student teaching. All of our stuff is now in one spot, but at one point we were living in three different places at once, (packing up the old house, big furniture at the new apartment, and living with my in-laws because we could shower and sleep there). Needless to say I'm still on the fence about whether or not it's easier to move across the country or slowly move across town. I'm so grateful to my in-laws for providing a place of rest and peace for my family.
Michelangelo's work hosts Summerfest for the city every year. Dancer's from all over the world come and perform. It was a big success and Michelangelo was kept very busy preparing for it. Monkey got to spend the day alone with Dad because...
Picture by Teresa Otteson
Bug came down with the stomach flu and one by one the whole family came down with it. It was awful!
My cousin got married. I had a really enjoyable day at the temple and then became overwhelmed by the stress of everything that was going on. I started crying and cried off and on all night. Sorry I didn't make it to the reception Tara, I hear it was beautiful.
Picture taken off of Lexie's blog
Monkey started school and loves it! It has been a month and she is still loving it. That alone makes me think that the move was worth it. She didn't have the greatest year last year, so I am glad to see her so happy.
Picture taken by Michelangelo
I also started student teaching that same day. I love my class, my teacher, the team of teachers and the principal. It has been a fantastic experience so far. My sweet parents drop me off on their way to work and a friend takes me home so that Michelangelo can drop off/pick up the girls from my best friends house and my grandparents.
Monkey loves hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa O after school and Bug and Boo are so excited to go to Katie's everyday. The situation couldn't have worked out better.
We have gone through a lot this month, but we have also been so blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful, giving people.

"The harder choice is to live a happy life because it requires so much more ." Stephanie Nielsen "nieniedialogues"


Amberly said...

Wow, how wonderful is it to have people that can help you out so much! That's awesome! I'm glad it's all working out! Your schedule sounds like ours, but we don't have kids thrown into the mix! Go you go!! You're a champ!!!

Lexie said...

It was so fun to see you at the wedding. I'm sorry it was such a crazy time with the move. Hope things are calming down and going a little more smoothly. Love you!


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