Thursday, April 23, 2009


I've been a real slacker when it comes to blogging lately. My excuse is that we've had a lot going on the last few weeks with the move and everything. Then we didn't have internet for a few weeks after the move. So, since I haven't been blogging along the way I have a lot to catch everyone up on.
First things first.....


(I forgot to take pictures on our actual moving day but here is one of Emmy and Dallin a day two before the move playing on some of our boxes.)

We moved into our beautiful new home over Conference weekend. No one hates moving more than I do but I have to say that over all the move went really smoothly. I spent the week leading up to moving day boxing things up. Joe took Friday off to help me finish boxing and organizing. He also had the fun job of taking apart everyone's beds and anything else that couldn't fit through the door.
We got up early Saturday morning. I finished up a few things at the house while Joe went to pick up the moving truck. Joe had asked a few guys from the Elder's quorum to come at 9:00am to help but we weren't sure how many would willing to give up their Conference Saturday. By 9:10am we were both a little worried that it would be just the two of us. However, at about 9:15am cars started pulling into our apartment and before we knew it, it felt like the whole Elder's quorum was there helping us load the truck. It's true what they say, "Many hands make light work." We had the truck loaded and ready to go by about 10:15am!
On the way to our new house to unload I was so touched as I saw the long caravan of cars in front of me. I was filled with gratitude for our friends who gave up time with their families to come help us. And for their families who gave up their Saturday with their husbands and dads so they could come and serve us. We live in the best ward ever!!
I was so impressed with how efficient everyone was. They had the truck unloaded by 11:00am!
Everything seemed to work out great! Since Conference doesn't start until 12:00pm out here we got to spend the rest of the day listening to conference and putting things away.

So many people stepped up to help us through the whole process. Thank you to everyone who helped watch my kids while I packed and cleaned, helped pack boxes, and helped with the move. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are so lucky to have such great friends.

We couldn't be happier with our new house! We all love the extra room. It's so nice to have a yard for the kids to play in and we live right across the street from a little play ground. We have already spent many hours playing there.

Only a week or two after moving in we had our first adventure in "home ownership."
We had a big rain storm come through the area and our sump-pump was leaking water into one of our basement window wells and we ended up with a half an inch of water in our basement.
Luckily the problem was easily fixed and we survived our first catastrophe.

Every one is adjusting to our new place really well. We all love the extra space . I've already given up worrying about every little spill, scratch, or finger print on the wall. With four young kids it's just unavoidable!

We feel so blessed to have such a great place to live.
Now that we have more space we are hoping to have more visitors! (hint-hint:)
We are looking forward to hosting parties and having family and friends come stay with us more often.
Pack your bags...."The Hotel Walker" is open for business!

We had a great Easter!
It was so funny watching Dallin figure out the easter egg hunting thing.
Here are a few pics of the kids in their Easter Clothes!

Whew! I think that's all I have to catch up on for now.