In the summer of 2006 Bryan and I were 5,000 miles apart. When I was waking up for the day he was going to bed. I was discovering the most incredible places, watching amazing shows, meeting wonderful people, and learning so much. He was spending time with his family, working hard at his internship, deciding to be a Civil Engineer, and surfing.
We held hands. So what now? I had no clue what to expect. Keep in mind that it is early April. We had approximately 2 weeks left in Provo then I was leaving for my Study Abroad in London and he was heading to California to work for the summer.
Recap- I like Bryan, he doesn’t know it, we’re good friends.
I’ve learned that buying a house is possibly the slowest and most frustrating process there is. About a month ago our realtor said, “This will happen soon, better get packing!” Either she grossly overestimated the amount of belongings we have or she grossly underestimated the time it would take to close on this freakin’ house. So, I’m pretty much all packed up and just waiting. And waiting around with all my belongings packed up means I have lots of time for blogging! I’ve seen a few people do this and I think they’re delightful to read. If you think it’s annoying though, I’m terribly sorry. Just ignore my blog for the next few days.
Remember this outfit Uncle Chad brought back from Japan for Jilly?
Friday was a big day for Miss Jilly. I was on the phone with my mom and Jilly was wrestling with me trying to get the phone. All of a sudden I felt something hard in her mouth- a tooth!
Then in the evening we were playing and she took her first step! She repeated it a few times over the weekend, but always just one wobbly step.
And, lastly, on Friday we filmed this little gem. The girl loves to dance- solid proof that she's my daughter!
On Saturday we went to the Circus with Bryan's parents. The highlight of the show was Jilly eating her first piece of licorice. She loved it and was covered in red stickiness for the rest of the day. The licorice also gave her a nice sugar rush- she was literally bouncing up and down until she crashed and fell asleep. Perhaps not our finest parenting day, but we sure had a lot of fun!
Actually, it's about 20 pairs of pears. And they're all sitting on my kitchen counter. I'm planning on feeding most of them to Miss Jilly girl. But, even a little hungry caterpillar like her can't eat that many pears. So I need any and all delicious pear recipes you have. Thanks!
When I was little I looked up at those huge Utah mountains and proclaimed that the state was ugly and I hated it. Then I lived there for 6 years and I fell in love with those mountains. They are beautiful in their own majestic way, and provide so much entertainment for us!
Jilly and I were excited to visit Utah. My family was there so Jilly had lots of fun playing with her aunties and uncle. We also visited lots of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. I have 72 relatives living in Utah (I realize that I exaggerate a lot, but this is no exaggeration, I counted.) We traveled all over the state seeing most of them. To my Utah Friends- I am so sorry I couldn't see you, I didn't have my own car nor my own schedule. We were at the mercy of the group and with 72 relatives to see friends had to get the cut. We'll have to make another trip soon to see friends. We love you!
While in Utah we:
- went up the canyon for a hike, picnic, and roasting s'mores
- got to be there for my cousin Josh's homecoming
- spent a day playing at Seven Peaks Salt Lake
- walked around Temple Square
- visited some adorable 3 week old puppies (our dog's half siblings)
- went to the zoo for Jilly's first time
- went on a hike up to Cecret Lake
- saw The Help while my saintly dad watched 9 little kids
- went swimming in my cousins' pool