the farm land

I have been feeling a little bit discourage lately, and a little bit useless too. It could be because everything we own is packed away in boxes and that gets frustrating when i need something.  Or maybe it is because i keep waking up in the middle of the night tossing and turning for what seems like hours. Whatever the case may be, I am trying my best to snap out of this mood. 

See the beautiful scenery above, i get to call this place home. That is amazing! Plus, my in-laws and parents have been so loving and encouraging towards this new step that Bear and i are taking. and right now, i am listening to the rain drops outside while cuddling with my puppy. 

that makes me smile. 
i am already feeling better. thank you for listening.

a little bit of this and a little bit of that

it seems as if this past month was played out in fast motion. 
it was a whirlwind of events. 
we failed to really document our trip out west, besides some measly phone pictures. 
but being that it was our 4th time driving across country; we knew the scenery, had already gotten souvenir post cards from each state, and the excitement factor faded after the 2nd across country trip.
here are those measly phone pictures documenting our life this past month. 

here we are, driving across the plains of Kansas

Entering Colorado and the beautiful mountains. 

Shento enjoying a little fresh air before getting back into the cramped u-haul

we spent a couple days with Bear's Aunt and Uncle in Ridgway Co. 
we enjoyed the small town festivals for the 4th of July.
and watched the traditional fire hose fights (above). 

i was also lucky enough to celebrate my birthday 3 different time. 
thanks to everyone who made me feel very loved and special. 

and lastly, while house searching in salt lake, bear and i tried the new smash burger
the selection of buns are impressive and it was nice to be able to sit outside. 

one thing that we have really loved about being in Utah is all the outdoor
 activities, scenery, and fresh air. 
waking up to the beautiful mountains 
and crisp lake every morning 
is a refreshing change from New Jersey. 


favorite finds: I've got the beehive thing going on

In honor of us moving back to the beehive state (Utah), I decided that dedicating my favorite finds feature to bees would only be appropriate. I was browsing etsy and came across the awesome bee pillow (above), which started the theme off right. Wouldn't it be a fun collection to accumulate items that represent the state you are living in?

1. Outdoor bumble-bee pillow $25.00

2. Beehive (sadly, this item got sold already. but she still has some adorable items)

3. Bee print on vintage dictionary $6.00

4. 60's beehive salt and pepper shakers $20.00

5. Leather Wallet $17.00


Utah, as of lately

The settling in process has begun. We have filled a storage unit that contains our stuff until we find permanent residents. We have started job searching, and we have looked through many different areas and houses around Salt Lake City. The housing search has been tedious, but we have narrowed it down to the area that we would like to call home. So we are keeping our fingers crossed in hopes that a house comes up that we adore.
As for now, we are settled in at my in-laws house, enjoying the company of our families, the delicious dinners, and the fact that we are blessed enough to have this opportunity to stay at their house and not have to rush into any quick decisions about home buying/renting, and jobs.

In other news, Shento seemed to be affected by the move the worst. His schedule was all mixes up which caused him to go into a slight panic mode. His tummy was bothering him, he was extremely needy, and he was not acting like himself. I realize that this is a dog that I am talking about. However, he is part of our family and we were worried! I am happy to announce that as of a couple days ago, he is back on track and seems to be doing lots better. Shento loves that he has a non-stop play date with one the cutest boxers ever, Ali (my in-laws dog), he is crazy about his swims in the near by lake, and there are a ton of people around here that give him loads of attention. I would say that he is living the good ‘doggy’ life.

Everything around here is going good. And we are happy to be in Utah surrounded by everything that we love. Here’s to Utah and the adventure that awaits us. 


we have arrived

after 41 hours
speeds of 30 mph
a u haul packed full
a flat tire
a wonderful visit with family in Colorado
and lots of laughter and conversation
we arrived in Utah at 3 am, and was immediately welcomed with family hugs..

The journey was long and emotionally draining. But we are slowly settling in and enjoying being around all of our family. we are missing New Jersey and all of our friends back east, but we feel that this is going to be a great move for us. I will keep you posted on the journey to come. However, for the next week I will be away from the blogging world as I try to get feeling settled in our new home in utah.


happy 4th of july

Happy 4th of july weekend from ridgway, co.