Friday, July 23, 2010

we made it

Well we made it to Arizona last Friday, so it's been a week since we've been down here. The drive was super long and boring, but we did have some books on CD to listen to that took our minds off of the long drive. Tyler and his dad left Thursday night with the trailer and drove about halfway and slept for a few hours, got up Friday morning and drove the rest of the way. I came with Savannah and Debie Friday morning and we got there around 8:00 p.m. By the time we got there Tyler and Terry had unloaded the entire trailer and it was way hot. One of our neighbors helped them too, which we really appreciate. We were able to unpack pretty much everything on Saturday so that we could have things ready for when Jacoby got here on Sunday afternoon...on a plane. That lucky duck. Tyler's cousin works at the airport and so his family can fly free and since Jacoby is under two he got to fly with her. It was really hard to not have him there with us, but it really did work on perfect. My family got to babysit Jacoby for a few days and we didn't have to worry about driving that far with him. (He's a real punk on long car rides.) We really appreciate it, Tammi!
It was great to have Tyler's family with us for a few days and help us get settled. We had a lot of fun together and they were a real help.
It's been fun to get settled in our apartment and to finally be able to hang up things. I have had several projects ready for our new place and it's so fun to finally be able to see them put up. I will have to post pictures soon.

Jacoby loves swimming in the pool at our complex; he is quite the little swimmer too. Nice back stroke, dude.

His favorite thing to do is jump into the pool.
Isn't this a cute swim suit? Tammi bought him the orange swim suit and this one in the picture with matching rash guards. They are both very darling. She is one of the nicest people I know.
Jacoby is now sleeping in a twin bed. It's going pretty well so far. Sometimes he tries to come out and I just have to put him back in bed kicking and screaming. Oh well. I can't believe he's old enough to be in that big bed. My little boy will be two in a few weeks. Wow!
Jacoby at the airport with Tyler's aunts.
This is the little beach area at our pool; it's pretty fun!
More pictures of our complex...


I have never understood people who move away from their family and seem to be just fine, and I still don't. Saying goodbye to my family was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I love them so much and they are my best friends. This has been a really emotional week for me, but I know it will get better. Arizona is a great place and I'm excited to be here. I know I can count on visitors, especially in the winter months. I miss you Idaho; you are the best.

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11 comments:

Jackie said...

It looks beautiful there. You can bet that you will have winter visitors from Idaho!!

hailey said...

I'm glad you made it there with out any mishaps! Its hotter than heck huh? We've been up in UT and when we came back down we felt like we were walking into a furnace. I totally know how you feel about leaving your fam. I was really homesick for the first couple weeks and I still get hit with it sometimes. But I promise it gets better!! Tell Tyler good luck with school.

Mark & Nicole Oaks said...

I can't believe you are here and you didn't even call me. I want to come see you soon. Your complex looks so fun and way nice. Hope to see you soon. I miss all my family too, so we will have to hang.

R. Long Pyper said...

Whoa, looks like a pretty nice place! It has a beach — I've never even heard of an apartment complex having its own beach. You probably won't want to visit my ghetto-fab apartment in Reno. :) Anyway, I'm glad you're there, safe, and settled.

The Clarks said...

your new place looks beautiful! the pool looks so fun, too. glad you guys made it safe! it is way hard moving away from family - i hope you start feeling more at home there. have fun decorating your new home! =)

Stacie Couch said...

We miss you guys already! We will be doing the same thing in a few weeks, and I while I am looking forward to a new apartment, and I will be so sad to leave our families! Good luck getting settled! By the way, Rozie was right, your pool is sweet!

Steph said...

Your apartment looks excellent! And Coby is suddenly a pro swimmer! Crazy little boy.

I miss you.

Janet said...

It does look really nice there and Jacoby looks so cute in his new swim suits. I am glad that you are finally able to settle in and decorate. I know how excited you have been to put up your decorations. I can't wait until we can come visit!

I miss you, too!

Doug and Kate said...

Missy! I miss ya already! But Holy Cow I wanna come visit. I'd get to see you and the beach all in one day SWEET! Oh and I really like the pic. at the top of you and Tyler in those awesome cars! I can't wait to hear all about everything!

Taylor and Lyndsi said...

Oh my heck! It is so beautiful! I love the complex you are living in! It looks wonderful! I can't wait to come and see you! I'm so excited! I hope you are loving it! I am sure you missed Jacoby but him riding on a plane would be better than being in a car for that long!! I can't wait to see your apt and everything hung up! You are an awesome decorator!

R. Couch said...

Thanks for updating your blog...it was soooo nice to be with you guys...Jacoby is such a cutie:)