Saturday, May 19, 2012


My husband and I live in Lehi, Utah now.

There is a running trail we take, right by our house, that takes us on a nice, easy 6 mile run to a river and back. It's peppered with historical markers that give information about the history of the town. The city was settled by some historical people, named after someone or something from the Book of Mormon, and has a famous rodeo.

But what's most noteworthy about Lehi, Utah, is that it was the original home of the Brown Family from Sister Wives (not mentioned on any historical markers that I know of). It's a reality TV show. It's addictive. Look it up.

In all seriousness, we really like Lehi. It's fairly quiet and has an old town country feel to it. Several of our neighbors have horses. When a storm is on the horizon, you can hear them whinnying. It's a little spooky.

We love our new home and are slowly, but surely, getting it furnished.

Our older dog, Honey, recently had triple surgery on her right leg. All due to a careless dog owner who could not properly train her dog or discern playfulness from very serious aggression. (It didn't help that she kept saying, "Git'er! Git'er, girl! Good, girl!"). I want to have that dog put down; unfortunately it's a little too late and there was no police report filed. With lack of other witnesses, it seems difficult to have that done post-incident. Isaac and I will be making monthly payments for a long time towards surgical costs for someone else's reckless dog training.

Can you tell I'm bitter?

In other notes, I am in the process of The Job Hunt. It's not going as well as I anticipated. I was told Utah's economy is holding strong compared to other states in the U.S., but unfortunately that doesn't provide much for someone seeking part-time employment. People here either work full time or stay at home. There's not much middle ground. Still, the hunt goes on. I have a strong lead, and a phone meeting with a potential career connection on Monday. Fingers are tightly crossed!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Not in Kona anymore...

We made it to Utah. After a whirlwind move and a month of living in the northwest while I awaited the arrival of my car, we are finally here.

It's cold. And dry.

But also remarkably sunny (and snowy at the SAME TIME!).

The Salt Lake area is surrounded by 360 degrees of awe inspiring snow topped mountains. I really love mountains.

We haven't had a second to stop and relax. Isaac went back to the office right away and I have been doing my best to settle the homefront in our temporary situation. We start home hunting right away and are quite excited about that.

I was so worried about the dogs but they love it here. They think snow is the best thing ever invented, and I am pleased with how quickly it tires them out.

I hope that this weekend we get an opportunity to relax. I think both our bodies could use the rest so we can recharge for Monday. Hope to see more of our friends now that we are back on the mainland!