Where to start? These past two weeks have been full of activity. Some happy. Some sad. And some exciting. First off, we blessed Graham the Sunday before we left Utah. Tim's parents, so graciously, let us have the blessing gathering at their house after wards. They spruced the yard up with grass and a beautiful wood deck for the event. It was such a relaxing afternoon with family and friends and it kept my mind off of the events in which were going to occur the next day. The following morning the movers came and packed all of our stuff into boxes and loaded them into a 75 foot semi truck. Who knew we could fit almost 75 feet worth of stuff in our tiny town home?
That next week we were homeless and living out of boxes. We spent a good amount of time hanging out at the grandparent's houses and I'm pretty sure Miles had no problem with that.
Because we weren't busy enough, we scheduled Graham's 2nd month doctor's appointment and our assumptions of him being one big chunky dude were confirmed.
Weight: 13 lbs. (80-85 percentile)
Height: 24 inches (90 percentile)
In the mix of moving I forgot to take Graham's 2 month pictures with his elephant in the rocking chair, so this picture will have to do until we are able to recover our stuff animal goods from storage.
Saying goodbye to Utah was a bit tougher than expected. There were tears (from me) and sweat (from Tim because he was definitely working the hardest to make sure we got out of town on time). The boys did awesome in the car ride down. They were troopers, really. However, the binky has made many appearances in dire straits. Usually he gets his binky during nap and night times, but it has been a constant companion for Miles the past week. I think we are all looking forward to getting back into the routine of things.
Once we arrived, we began our search for a permanent place to live. After scouring the internet for months leading up to our move we got down here to discover that the houses I picked out would not work out due to location reasons. The last five days we have spent time driving around looking at a bajillion houses to buy or rent. It has been frustrating to say the least and for the time being we have decided to stay put where we are until we get a better idea of where we would like to be. The boys know no difference and seem to be adjusting quite well. Miles loves to swim in the pool and play with the many rocks (which there will never be a shortage of around these parts).
It's crazy how the smallest things can make you feel like you're at home again. I don't know why I thought New Mexico wouldn't have some of the same stores as Utah, but I did. Besides the obvious of missing family and friends we miss the following: (and if you figure out how to send some our way, please feel free to do so) :)
Concretes from Nielsen's Frozen Custard
Onion rings from Pace's Dairy Ann
Grass in large quantities
Cafe Rio salads
Parks/LDS chuches on just about every corner
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Knowing where everything is
But most of all (and I thought I would NEVER say this) we miss Tug! He is dearly missed here in New Mexico and we can't wait to be reunited with him (whenever that is).