Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Late Honeymoon

Last week Ang and I set off on a belated honeymoon in Florida. Our trip included a cruise to the Bahamas, the Blue Man Group in Orlando, and a day at EPCOT. Unfortunately the weather was a bit chilly during most of the trip and we only had one day of good sun--just enough for me to get slightly burnt.

Just as it started to warm up in Florida, we flew back to southern California for a forecasted week of pouring rain and lower 40s temperatures.

Here are some photos from our vacation:

Claremont, California

Loyd and I made our move from Provo, Utah to Claremont, California about...1 1/2 weeks ago. We left Provo at about 5:30am and pulled into our apartment complex in Claremont at about 3pm. We rented a 16 ft Penske truck with a car tow. Yeah, it was a bit stressful driving with all our belongings and our car and a big fattie truck. But we made it.

Loyd's friends here in Claremont helped us unload our truck. They were great. We even had the little kids helping us. It took maybe 20 minutes to get everything up to our apartment. I don't even want to think how long it would have taken with just me and Loyd.

For the next 2-3 days we unpacked and tried to get everything organized. Then Loyd got sick. Now...we're about unpacked and organized. It might take another month or so to be completely finished :)I can not wait to not be moving anymore...or at least have less stuff to have to move.

When we got here the temperature was in the mid 70's, now it is high 40's and raining. Apparently we've some kind of noreasterly affect. Yeah, i don't know.

The college campus is nice. I love walking around the neighborhood looking at all the amazing houses. I'll get some photos for sure. I walk around and say over and again "I could love in that house. I could live in that house. I could live in that house." Hahaha.

The ward seems really nice as well. It's not so large that you feel like you get lost, but not so small that each member has 3 callings. And its nice that the Bishop was the 2nd councilor in Loyd's singles ward out here. It nice to already have a good relationship with the bishop.

I miss my family in Utah and also the comfort of being in the same place for 7 years...but...I am excited to make new friends. Now, its time to get a job.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Dec 31st 2009 - Loyd and I had the best New Year's Eve - ever - last night. We ate Mexican food with Jake, Sylvia, Tori, Macy, and Jake's parents, Wayne and Sherri. Then Jake, Sylvia, Loyd and I went to First Night Provo at the Provo Town Center Mall. They had a huge variety of activities to choose from. There were cultural performances, getting your hair done, face painting, sugar sand things, funny photos, make your own music video, a dance party, American Idol, and more!It really was a ton of fun and it was only $5. And at midnight there were fireworks. It was a great time and a great way to ring in the New Year.

Happy New Year!