My Reasons

My Reasons

This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We are officially here in Colorado springs! We are done unpacking and are now just finding our way around and LOVING the scenery and the awesome town!
Our trip here took about four days. It actually went really smoothly considering we had two cars, two kids, and four days on the road. The only down fall was Mary getting bit by a black widow on our second night in the motel. She ended up throwing up for the next two days, and was very sick and miserable. Lucky for me, she was in the car with me, so I got to smell it and clean it up every hour our so. BLAH!! We felt so bad for her. She is a tough kid though, and she is o.k. now. We really can't complain, because the trip was way better than expected.
After just being here almost two weeks, I think it is safe to say that WE LOVE IT HERE!!! Holy smokes, we knew we would like it here, but this place is incredible! It is gorgeous! We are right next to the mountains and we can't get enough of them. Everyone is so friendly and our ward is great. What a place to live!
The elevation just about killed us our first few days. We have been living at sea level for 14 months now, so coming here to 6800 feet literally knocked us off our feet. The day we moved in, we just unpacked out mattress and put it in the living room. We spent that evening laying on it with headaches and trying to breathe. Not fun! We had some killer migranes and have been really foggy headed and tired. Going up the stairs makes us feel like we just ran a few miles. We are getting used too it though. I even went running the other day and didn't completely die.
We love our house and we feel blessed to be able to get the home in time. It was a close race. We are renting until we find a house to buy, but we really like this one and wouldn't mind being here for a while. The kids are totally loving having a yard, and so is mom.
Anyway, this is getting way too long. Just wanted to let you all know we are here and we are so happy to be here. Thanks to everyone for posting comments. We love them and it is so great to hear from all of you.


Familia Morales said...

So glad you made it okay. Sounds like an interesting trip over--sorry Mary got so sick. Hope she's doing better now.

Gina Owens said...

Hey Becky! YAY for a HOUSE! I am SOOOO happy for you. I've been wondering how you are doing and what kind of place you found to live. The house is beautiful. I am so glad to hear you like your ward and town. Love you lots!

Jenni said...

Wow. It sounds like things are going sooo good for you! I'm glad that you are getting used to the new elevation and sorry that you had to adjust to it! That would be hard. The house looks so nice! I bet you are loving it. I'm glad you are there and in the place that you wanted to be. And way to go to Ben for doing so well in the company. He is so great how could he not succeed! I bet they love him in the company!

Berly said...

I am glad you found a great home and are enjoying your ward. Isn't it great to be by the mountains and yea, the kids have a yard!!

Cody said...

I had no idea you guys were headed to Colorado Springs! I LOVE that place! I spent 5 years growing up in Castle Rock. Colorado is beautiful!!! You are gonna love it there! I know you're beach people, but even the winter time is gorgeous in the Rockies.

And I think it's cute that you have me listed as Cody and Jake S. My last name kinda changed after I got married. I would have preferred it if Jake took Shumway, but I'm stuck with Cody Boucher forever!