Well, it’s been awhile. Again. I guess I can fill whoever reads this in on our lives! I am currently sitting in my sisters apartment in San Diego holding my new baby nephew while he sleeps. In other words, I am a very happy auntie right now.
I have been in San Diego now for 4 weeks without my other half (my husband). It has been a complete whirlwind of a trip and I will probably sleep all the way back to him tomorrow. I came to help my parents move/say goodbye to them, be at my brothers wedding, and help my sister with Easton and Jude. Anthony was supposed to come for three of the four weeks but when he got the job he has now (and loves!) they needed him to stay all summer. It was a very sad day when I found out he wouldn’t join me. But life went on, I got on a plane by myself on June 10 and here I am on June 8, holding a precious baby, emailing my parents in Mexico, and anxious to get back to the man I love. I cannot believe how quickly a month goes by. I will be sad to go but happy to get back in my own bed;)
Most of you already know this, but my parents have moved to Mexico where they will be mission presidents for our church. This means they are in charge of a large group of missionaries (you have probably seen those before- white shirts, ties, nametags, bikes, etc) for 3 years. Right now I feel like 3 years is forever. When I think of the next three years of my life, there is a lot of uncertainty and many changes that will happen. It feels like so much will be different when they get back! While this may be true, I know time will fly by faster than I can imagine. I am so excited to hear about all my parents experiences down there that I don’t even have time to be sad they are gone! I know our Heavenly Father will protect them and I know so many people will be blessed and find peace because of the work they are doing. They are the best parents I could have ever asked for and those missionaries are lucky to have them there! With that being said, I’m not going to lie about how stinkin hard it is to say goodbye to your parents for such a long time. It’s really hard. Even though I haven’t lived at home in a year, it’s still weird sometimes that they are gone! Anthony and I will definitely be taking a trip or two to Mexico to see them!
In other news, Reid got married and I couldn’t be happier for him and Malinda! They are perfect for each other (meaning she doesn’t put up with his crap) and we get to be Hawaii neighbors! Also, Maren had her baby (obviously, I’m holding him while she naps) and I’m in love all over again. Both he and Easton stole my heart (sorry Anthony). Baby Jude is a dream, let me tell you. He eats, sleeps, eats, sleeps, eats, opens his eyes for a bit, then sleeps again. Literally all he does (with some cuddling in there) every day and it’s awesome. He never cries, unless he’s naked and even then it’s not really a cry. Anyway, I’m in love. I’ve been in desperate need of a baby fix and I’ve definitely gotten one (as well as a 2 1/2 year old fix). I’ve loved every second with these boys and will be so sad to leave them. 😦
I am excited to go back to Hawaii. Not necessarily because of the state itself, but because my husband is there. Probably the only reason I’m getting on that plane tomorrow (Hawaii is great, but definitely just for vacations). I was technically supposed to go home today but because of the weekend events at the San Francisco airport, my connecting flight from there was getting way too delayed so I switched my flights, for free, to tomorrow with a connecting flight in LA. I would rather wait a day longer to go home than sleep in an airport due to delays all night. It’s going to be a long day regardless, but I’m excited to get home and get things rolling again!
I love you all! Sorry for the super long post!