Sunday, March 1, 2009

Has it been 2 months???

So how much of a slacker am I? I'm sorry I'm so bad at keeping up with this. I have to admit though, it's been a pretty slow 2 months. As I said before, I moved in with my parents while we are trying to sell our condo. It's actually pretty nice living with them. It's nice to have people there when I come home at night. They are pretty great roommates too. Kade is still with my grandparents who are ever so kind and patient with us and our situation. We actually had someone interested in our condo about a week ago, but later found out that they were thinking they would be able to get a condo in this area for $100,000. I had to chuckle to myself when I found that out. Even though we are in a bad sellers market, it's not THAT bad!

January was a fairly slow month, except for a couple events. My company party was on the 9th and was a total blast! I was pretty excited about it because I'm the one that planned it. My boss told me about this company called Casino Parties of Utah that comes in a creates a casino style party for your event. So I made all the arrangements and planned the evening and from what everyone told me, it was "the best company party they had ever been to!" That opinion was even shared by people that were the guests of our employees! I was pretty excited about the outcome. It's a great feeling to know that people enjoyed something that you worked so hard to put together. The best part was that Kade was able to come down for the party. He loves to gamble and this was a fantastic way for him to do it that didn't cost me any money. ;)

The last weekend of January was pretty fun. Kody was able to come to Idaho and visit Kade with me. Kade was able to take Kody up in a helicopter and give Kody the chance to take controls. Here are some pics of their adventure:

Pre-flight stuff

Kody gets hands on!

Two big boys, One small chopper!

This 44 looks a little more cozy for men of this size.

How hot is Kody in these foggles???

Kody said going up was AWESOME!! Hopefully we'll be able to take the rest of Kade's family up soon.

Two weeks later was Valentines Day. I decided to get a hotel room for the night. We have discovered that while we love and are so appreciative of what my grandparents and parents are doing to help us out, it's nice to have our own little space every once in a while. It was a pretty nice weekend! Kade worked for a while during the day, which is good because it gave me time to run errands and visit with my grandparents. Kade and I actually went to Schlotzsky's for dinner instead of fighting huge crowds and horrendously long wait times. It was great because we walked into an empty restaurant and were alone pretty much the whole time. It was a nice relaxing weekend!

This weekend Kade came home. He had a dentist appointment and his family had tickets to the Draper Temple open house. Kade "got to" help my dad change one of the front axles on the jeep on Friday before his appointment and then "got to" clean up the dog poop in the backyard. How lucky is he?!?! Kade was really good about it though. He wants to help when he's able to, and this weekend was the perfect time. Unfortunately we have learned that Jeep actually does stand for "Just Empty Every Pocket"! On our way up to the open house the drive shaft broke again. We took a chance on a used part because it's about $200 to $300 cheaper than a new "refurbished" part and lost. We'll be able to fix it, it's just more annoying than anything. I was actually laughing about it when I was talking to my family, so it's not the worst thing. My dad was very nice and brought us our other car so we could make it to the open house. We went to dinner at the Bombay House later that night and Kade convinced them to make his food nuclear hot. Believe me, I tried it.... Don't ask why, I'm still trying to figure that out. I think I'm still trying to impress him.

That's the news for the Gourley's. Not too much going on. Just making it through the time apart, looking forward to the time together. I will try to update this more often! Until then, enjoy yourself!


Lydia said...

First comment!!!

It's about time you wrote something! I guess that's all I have to say...

It's nice to get an update. :)

Love ya!

Greg and Shellie Lomenick said...

It's about time you posted something. I've been missing the updates. By the way, that helicopted didn't look big enough for the two of them. And, I'm very sorry to hear about your niece.

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