Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cat and Me


Here we are on the couch. Cat and me loving the lazy life. I adore having a creature of the same nature as me.
Hailey has been good. I got a job working for an audiologist = hearing aids = LOTS of elderly, excuse me "older adults". Apparantly it is no longer politically correct to refer to the older generation as elderly, they take it offensively.
That was just a side note for all you who are sensitive to the ridiculous, politically correct terms that run rampant in this overly sensitive country. Not going on that rant, I don't want to kill my calm buzz.
It's pretty fun working here though, naturally the only people that come in for hearing aids are the older generation, and they all happen to be filthy rich people who have retired to Sun Valley. I get to sit and talk with all these cool older people...today I talked to a guy who used to be the Jack Bauer of the 1960's, Bruce Willis's next door neighbor (who happened to give me some very graphic info on why Bruce and Demi got a divorce which I will not be sharing on here because old man got GRAPHIC. If you'd like to know then we'll chat I'm sure), world renown architect.
Oh the people you'll meet!
Mom and Dad are coming up in a couple weeks. Stoked!
Ps....I'm obsessed (and have been) with this amazingly slam packed tasty treat. Try it, you can't put the bag down, I promise. You're welcome.
Pss - you can feel proud of yourself for eating "smartfood". I think that's the opposite of dumb food, like slim jims or cheez wiz (at least that's what I think of).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We fell off the face of the earth, and now we're back

So, for the past few months have kind of been a big blur for us. In January we moved out to Reno in hopes of Dallin getting an amazing job while I was able to transfer in my company down there. For one reason or another, things did not pan out the way they should have, despite having some pretty strong feelings otherwise. So from January till the beginning of May we lived with Dallin's amazing parents. Your first thought might be "...oh man, living with the in-laws, good luck!" But no, I'm so lucky to have such fun, kind, loving in-laws that if anything, is was a great experience in getting to know them even better. Wouldn't trade that time for anything looking back on it. Some of the perks were GREAT food from Dwan, sharing recipes (meaning taking all hers), fun family time, getting ADDICTED to American Idol, etc.


But where are we now? Great question, we are in...



HAILEY, IDAHO!






I can't believe I'm back in Idaho...Dallin was offered a great management position with his old company Spring wireless with an option to get his MBA, so we jumped at that opportunity, free schooling, heck yes!

This part of Idaho is probably something of the prettiest country I've ever seen. The little town is right between mountains and is about 10 minutes away from the beautiful Sun Valley resort. We've already explored by hiking the mountains in our backyard, visiting Sun Valley (GORGEOUS), eating at some of the most amazing food places EVER, and of course we had to make a couple trips to Rexburg for the fun of it. Couldn't keep us away forever :)





So right now, I am a stay-at-home mom to Xena (yes we got her back) while Dallin is loving work. I actually have a few job ideas right now and just waiting for the ball to kind of start rolling.
But, I really can't get over what a beautiful place we're living in and how blessed we are to be here especially at the beginning of summer. It's such a small picturesque place and it's a perfect time to take a little while in our lives to live somewhere we will probably never get the chance to live in again. My only wish is that we had friends here. It's a VERY small community with no kids our age...HOWEVER one of the cool things is that this is the place that Bruce Willis, Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher live. And they just so happen to live a few streets away from us. Haven't seen them yet but I hear they make appearances quite often, maybe Demi and I will become hiking buddies. Or better yet, me and Ashton.





So if anyone wants to visit the great outdoors of this beautiful area, don't be a stranger!