Monday, August 30, 2010

I faced my fears...

Thanks so much to all of you who offered support, ideas, and encouragement in response to my post about our family's ongoing state of limbo!  I love knowing that I've got some great cyber sisters out there ready to jump in and help as needed.  Isn't the blog world amazing?

We went up to SLC last weekend to be with Jared and to go to a family reunion and to check out Ogden.  I faced my fears head on and found out that, as usual, once you really learn about something, it doesn't seem so scary anymore. 

We spent a chunk of Saturday exploring Ogden and you know what?  I like it.  There are lots of great areas and a really fun revitalized downtown area.  The mountains around there are beautiful.  The university brings a lot of vitality and diversity.  It seems like a pretty darn good place, really.

The kids' thoughts on all this?  Ashton saw the indoor skydiving place in downtown Ogden and quickly went from "I NEVER want to move" to "I think this would be a great place to live."  Oliver said "I weawy don't think it would be that gweat of a idea to wive here because cowyn (Corinne) doesn't wive heaw and I would miss hew and hew dog too much."  Silas saw the plethora of old trains by the old train station downtown and yelled out in glee "I want to live hew!  They have twains!"  Isaac thought living where there would be lots of snow would be totally awesome.  Eliza said she didn't want to move - not one bit.

All in all, we're feeling much more positive about the whole possibility of moving - at least most of us.

But the process of moving - that's NOT sounding one bit fun.  Packing?  Finding a new house?  Finding renters for this house?  Finding time for one more tiny little thing in my crazy life seems totally overwhelming - let alone finding time for a big fat thing like moving.

But hey, it'll all work out.  It always does.

Jared's loving his new job so far but it'll take a few weeks to know for sure whether this is what he really wants to do long-term.  So we'll hold off on serious moving thoughts for a while and live in limbo land a little longer.


Michelle said...

Another fun thing you can do with your kids if you move here or just visit your husband is the museum at Hill Air Force Base. They also have a Children's Museum downtown that is lots of fun.

Patty Ann said...

I love it there! I have never lived there, but I have visited often and there is lots to do! Just wait, the kids will really love it once they get moved. We moved with our three little girls up the mountain and it was hard! They love it now, but it has taken work and effort on our part to make that happen. I have found that my own attitude toward the thing was a big influence in their willingness to try.

Eyrealm said...

You're gonna love it there!

Jani said...

Does this mean that there are going to be retreats in Ogden. I sure hope so.

Laurie said...

I would love to do some exploring around Ogden. Here's a fun fact -- my great great great great (or some number of greats) grandfather settled Ogden. It was originally named "Brownsville" after him - Capt. James Brown. Good luck!

Jennifer Knight said...

I have an idea. Find my husband a job in St. George and we will rent your house! :-)

MelanieJ said...

You will LOVE Ogden. After living in Orem, Saratoga Springs, and three different locations in Ogden--I can honestly say that I loved Ogden the most. The people there are humble, genuine, and really down-to-earth. The Treehouse Museum is a MUST-DO! And Farr's Ice Cream across the street from the temple is the cat's meow! (I recommend the chocolate peanut butter!) The Canyon is divine, the downtown Christmas displays are so much fun, and there are tons of parks to enjoy. Have a wonderful time--I know you'll grow to love it as much as I did.


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