As I mentioned in my last post, we are now living in Glenwood, NM where Ethan is very happily working for the NM Game and Fish Hatchery.
Getting ourselves ready to move in less than three weeks was a lot of work, but we did it just in time. The hatchery has a house for us to live in, so all we had to do was load our stuff up and head down to Glenwood.
We rented a U-Haul truck and did almost all the loading on our own, although we did call the missionaries to help up move a few of the heavier items that we couldn’t get alone.
Erik thought he’d died and gone to heaven. He helped carry some of the smaller/lighter boxes and supervised the loading of the truck (along with his two newest buddies, Mike and Sully).
At one point, Erik and I were taking a break in the back of the moving van when Erik held up his toys and said, “Mom, Mite and Suyee SO etided!” I thought I knew what he meant so I asked “Why are Mike and Sully so excited?” His response? “Mite and Suyee so etided TRUCK!” After that bit of cuteness, it was decided that Erik, “Mite”, and “Suyee” would all ride in the big truck with Daddy for the drive, while Sharli and I followed in our car. And that’s exactly what we did. The drive was through some really beautiful country, and the weather was mostly great. We did hit one pretty big cloud burst, but it only lasted a few minutes and we were a few minutes too late to get hit by the worst of it. We do know it was worse though, because at one point we had to drive through more than an inch of hail on the road.
We pulled in to the Hatchery in the early afternoon to be greeted by my Aunt, her family, and several members of our new ward. They had the truck unloaded and our bellies stuffed with yummy burritos before we knew what hit us. They left us to get settled, and a few hours later the Relief Society president showed up with an amazing dinner, prepared for us by several of the ladies in our new ward. Talk about yummy!!!
We love our new home, Ethan loves his new job, and we are very happy with our new life!!!
|A glimpse of our front yard...|