Wednesday, July 15, 2009

it's been a while

i am BACK!!! wow, taking a self-imposed break from blogging is an interesting experience. i kept thinking of blogs to write in my head, but never made it to the computer to get them down.

let's be serious here -- there's been a whole lot of living going on the past three weeks, just no time for blogging. and thus my recap begins.

when we arrived in orem two weeks ago i cried a lot. i hated utah, our new apartment, our landlord...and missed california like crazy. but a vacation, a break from real life, a stay with my fam in rancho and a couple of road trips later and my head was clear.

we got back last night and have spent the past 24 hours settling in -- we're almost completely unpacked already! i'm feeling MUCH better about our situation...or maybe it's because i made a conscious decision last week to stop being so whiny and just make the best of it. sure, maybe i didnt really want to quit my job and move 1,000 miles and be the sole breadwinner for two years...but i kind of DID want to do all those things, too. this is a new adventure for me and b and i am going to be happy.

i got a letter from my cousin last week [who is serving a mission for our church in brazil] and he said: "byu will be a good time. change is always a good thing, it just sucks when you're involved in it." LOL. couldn't have said it better myself. i'm all for planning for a change...i just hate going through with it.

PLUS...already great things are happening. today our bff's from pasadena came to see us...they are in the slc area this week visiting fam. see, another benefit of utah! all mormons come through here at least once a year or so.

so we went to rumbi grill and had fun.





also, i made this sign and hung it on my fridge: "the happy utah list." whenever i start feeling sad about living in utah i am going to read it and remind myself there are at least nine reasons why i am happy to be here.



and...guess what we did last night, as soon as we arrived? yep, we're officially in utah because i got my cafe rio fix.



welcome to utah, payzant-wells family!

9 comments:

Mollie said...

I love your happy Utah list! That is awesome! And I love that you have a Mollie Jane picture next to it. Yay!

Nat said...

I looove your Happy Utah list!! And I'm so impressed that you're trying to look on the bright side. It's so easy to just give in to the suckiness. YAY for Cafe Rio! Eat some for me! :)

Angela and Mike said...

haha, I love that you are okay PLANNING for change, but not going thru with it. Isn't that the truth? It's always fun to plan, but when it comes down to it...it's hard! I love your good things about Utah list. Maybe you can keep adding to it.

Justin + kelly said...

Oh, how I cant wait to catch up with you over a big helping of PORK BURRITO!!! Just the pictures are making hungry...

dietcokegrrl said...

Glad you have a happy list!! That helps for sure!

Change does suck, but it definitely makes life more interesting. I'm still waiting for my turn for some (good) change--not the kind I've had lately. :)

So good to see you again on Friday!! That was fun.

sweetsusan said...

Glad that you guys made it safe and sound. Welcome back to UT. Jeremy is wise beyond his years!! Take care. Happy late birthday. Got to get your address. xoxo

becca said...

i like your list. haha.

let's get some rio.

dana said...

mmmm. cafe rio.
glad you're back safe and sound in your new home!

Jean said...

Oh, Cafe Rio, yuuuummmmmmmmm......

I love the Happy Utah list. And putting it on the fridge is a great idea!!