Monday, March 23, 2009

Home Again Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Surprise, Surprise!!!! Kade has moved home! We found out a week ago today that the school Kade instructs for needed him in the Salt Lake #2 location as the new Director of Operations. Not only did they need him, but they needed him there today! So Friday night I went back up to Idaho to pack up the room he has been staying in and brought everything back down. Needless to say last week was an interesting one. Kade has been torn about this move. He is, of course, happy to be back with me, our dog and all of his friends and family. However, there has been a lot more work in Idaho Falls then there has been at this location, and the most important thing for a pilot is to get that first 1000 hours. Plus Kade has made it through the coldest winter he has ever experienced, and now that it's warming up he was looking forward to all the outdoor activities he had been hearing about. We are sure that in the end this will be a blessing in disguise, we are just anxious to see what that will be. I tease him that this has happened so that we can learn how to be married again. Ha ha!

Before I go any further, I need to say a HUGE thank you to my dad and Ramona. They have been so willing to help both Kade and I throughout this whole situation. Because Kade and I are still trying to get rid of our condo they have been kind enough to allow Kade to move in to their house as well. That way our condo will remain in pristine condition whenever someone wants to walk through. So THANK YOU! We love you!

Anyway, before we packed Kade up and made the move to Utah we got to do one of the activities he has been looking forward to...rockclimbing. Of all things for Kade to want to do. He's terrified of heights! It made for some pretty funny pictures.

Kade starting out on his journey

Not so sure about this choice of activities...

Being rescued by Dave whose not roped up!

A few more encouraging words from his friend Dave

Look at my brave man swinging on a rope while his friend climbs the treacherous way down... The good thing is that Kade knows he deserves to be teased about this little episode!

Kolton tests out the waters... looks comfortable, huh?!

Kolton passing Kade's courageous mark

And true to Gourley tradition, a challenge has been issued... Which brother will prevail?

Uh oh, here comes Kade!

That's right! Passing up Kolton! Go Baby!

This looks like a good place to stop.

But Kolton doesn't give up that easily. He beats Kade by only a few feet. Good job Kolt!

You couldn't tell by the climbing pictures, but it was INCREDIBLY WINDY!!

Our hike back down. You see that little red van? That's where we have to go. Good thing we're hard core adventure seeking individuals....... right!

We finished up our thrill seeking for this trip up to Idaho, so it was time to pack up and say goodbye. I have to admit, we fit a lot more stuff in that one room than either one of us thought possible. But one of the hardest parts of this weekend was Kade saying "see ya" to his wonderful roommates. Thank you so much Grandma and Grandpa Wheeler! We love you so much and are so grateful for the continuing love and support you have given to us, and especially Kade. He got a little teary eyed saying farewell. Thank you for being so willing to take him in for so long, and for letting him know that he is welcome back at any time. That his room will be waiting. Thank you for being such a wonderful example of kindness and generosity. And thank you for being so inspiring to everyone who knows you. We love you!

So that is our new adventure. Thoughts and prayers on Kade's behalf would be very appreciated! He is nervous about this new job and what it holds for us. It is going to be a trial in and of itself getting used to this new situation. As always, thank you for reading!

Love, Kade and Megan


Greg and Shellie Lomenick said...

That's awesome that he was able to move back home. Hopefully he can get those hours QUICKLY! And good for him that he conquered his fear of heights and did the rock climbing. It shows what kind of a man he really is.

Lydia said...

Go Kade! Woo woo woo! (That's me rooting for you.) You guys will do great! Just remember as you readjust to being married: all men are pigs and all women are too emotional. So just let it go. (I really think that's some of the best advice I've ever heard.)

Anyway, good luck!

LeAnn said...

Hey - where's your update? I've been waiting!!!!! Love ya.

Ryan and Danielle said...

Dude when are you gonna update your blog! Seriously!