Monday, August 20, 2012

The Adventures Continue in Eugene!

So, things got a little hectic leaving Japan, but we have safely arrived in Eugene! Emily started classes today and I'm still looking for work. We haven't been able to go off on any hikes yet, but we have gone running a few of the mornings and it is really nice here. We are amazed that the weather can change so much throughout the day though. It was around 73 degrees when we went to be bed last night around 10:30 and when we work up it was like 52 degrees at 5:30AM. Crazy! We didn't get to take too many pictures during our month of visiting with family, but we have a few to show some of the fun we had, mostly in Utah.
When we got back to the States we stayed with Emily's family. We had blast going to the pool, shopping, Jump on It, and of course just spending time with family. This is Emily's brother Kelley, who is now Elder Judson, and I. He is still in the MTC but flies out to Jacksonville, Florida pretty soon.

We also got to spend one week with my side of the family up in Park City in a 6.5 million dollar home. It was pretty awesome as well. This is one of my nieces, Kate. Altogether, I think there were 25 of us at the beginning of the week including nine little ones running around. Unfortunately, some people had to leave early because of work. The fortunate ones got to play shuffleboard, pool, arcade games, fuse-ball, air hockey, Legos, a bunch of different board games, and jump on the trampoline (and those are just the things we got to do at the house). 

We also got to go to Alpine Slides which was a lot of fun as well. Here is Emily getting ready to head down the slides.

Here's one picture of the house from the second floor looking down into one of the main family rooms.  Emily's down there on the couch playing with one of the babies.

We decided to stay in Portland with Emily's Aunt and Uncle our first night. It was fun to see them and all the cousins. They have been sooo good to us! When we first got to Eugene, we had nothing but clothes practically. Over the past few days, we have managed to acquire a lot of fun furniture and appliances (mostly thanks to Aunt Tricia, Uncle Jeff, and Brady... Thank you guys so much!). However, this is us eating our first night with no chairs, table, or bed. We'll make sure to post up some more pictures next week of the apartment.
All in all, we are both very happy with the move. Emily finished her orientation last week and said that she's glad we came here. It is also nice to live close to family for a change (Tricia and Jeff are only 2 hours away in Portland). We hope to start writing weekly posts again, so stay tuned as our adventures continue on in Eugene, Oregon! We love you all lots and hope you have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. You're welcome! Glad you are settling in nicely! Good luck with classes & the job search. Love you guys!