Wednesday, June 14, 2017

We're back!

There are so many things that I need to catch up on. So much has happened in our lives since my last blog post. Our girls are both getting so big and independent, Scott graduated from dental school, and we moved back to Utah. It is so crazy thinking how much our life has changed over the last four years. There are so many things that I need to record so that I never forget some of the best times of our lives so far.

In Milwaukee we kept my computer on a desk in Hailey's room. For the most part the only time that I really had to sit down and blog would be while she was napping. Which means I wouldn't have access to the computer unless I wanted to risk waking her up. Now that we are all moved in to our new place in Utah I have the computer set up in our bedroom so I can hopefully have the time to keep on top of all the things going on in our life.

It is so strange being back here. Four years doesn't seem like THAT long, but it sure feels that way now that we are back. Everything out here has grown and changed so much. We have been back for 3 weeks exactly but I still feel like we are just here on vacation. I don't know if I have really come to terms with the fact that we left our Wisconsin family... for good. That this is our new home, and we aren't going anywhere. It feels strange driving down streets that used to be so familiar but they just don't feel the same as they used to four years ago.

I'm happy to be back, closer to family and the friends that I grew up with. I just feel like we left a HUGE part of us behind when we left Wisconsin. It doesn't seem real yet.

Now we are living in Vineyard. Everything here is brand new. We are renting a town home that was finished being built just days before we moved in. It is amazing, it feels huge, and is so luxurious compared to what we were used to in Milwaukee. I honestly can't complain about what we had in Milwaukee, it was perfect for us while we were there. This new town home almost seems too good to be true. The girls are still adjusting to being away from our friends in Milwaukee, especially Lacey. She is always asking us if we can go to her home. I've tried to explain to her that this is our NEW home, but she misses her friends. She's not the only one who misses her friends. I still get a little teary just thinking about all the friends we had to leave. I'm hoping that it won't be too long before we all get to see each other again.

I haven't needed to know all the fun kid-friendly places in Utah so I feel like I don't know what to do with the girls all day. In Milwaukee there were so many things to do and so many parks to visit that we never got bored. I need to find a list of things and places to go here so we can get out of the house and experience everything that Utah has to offer. If anyone has any great places I need to know about please let me know!