Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We have a home

We are up in Logan, Utah right now for a training I have. I am completing a two week course for the school I will be teaching for this next year and loving the time here because we get to stay with my sister Tasha and her husband! I am so grateful for their help!

We were also able to find a townhouse for us to rent!!!! That has been one of my serious stress points these past couple of weeks. I was so worried we weren't going to be able to find something we were happy with! But we have found a wonderful townhouse with hard wood floors, new paint, and it even has 3 bedrooms (it has an extra one for when the kids decide to come!!!;)So, that is a huge relief.

We also found out that our cousins Kelly and Amie, and my Mom and Dad are going to be able to help us this next month as we move (they will even be able to bring up a trailer so we don't have to rent one!). Another stress point removed! We have been helped so much this week.... it's almost like the Lord is confirming we are suppose to be here....hmm.....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Dog Days of Summer

School "officially" was out for me last Tuesday and I have been having way too much fun! I've been able to catch up on my house work and even catch up on all the books I have been meaning to dive into. The most recent book was the new book by Stephenie Meyer, The Host. I bought it forever ago, but i never had time to start this 619 page monster. But when I did, I couldn't put it down! Literally! Adam was shocked the other night when he came out into the living room and I was still up reading at 6:30 in the morning! I have never done that before! Needless to say, I REALLY enjoyed the book.

Well, I also have been packing up our house...... I have honestly been sad, thinking about leaving our first house together. Sounds cheesy, but we have had such a good 2 1/2 years here in Provo. On the flip side, I can't wait to get up to Logan and start our lives up there. It feels like we have been in limbo for 2 months as we have finished up the school year and semester. It's going to be so nice to be up there finishing up the schooling aspect and seeing my sister Tasha and her family (we will miss having my other sister Tonya in Provo with us though!) This will be one crazy summer, but I can't wait!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Adam's First Blog

For fear that the "Crawford blog" will become "Shari's Blog," I have taken it upon myself to publish a post. It should come as no surprise to those of you that know me that I am horrible at checking e-mails, worse at replying to them, and technologically clinging to my hypothetical dentures while sitting in a creaky rocking chair yelling at "young whippersnappers" such as yourselves. Regardless, I refuse to let much more of the information age pass me by, let alone my wife--she already has a 2GB flash drive while I use my measly 256 MB one.
How grateful I am to have a wife who drags me (kicking and screaming) into uncharted territories and new adventures. Consider this a "welcome" to those friends of mine whom I have endured many a hoola-hoop jumping contest with (you know... high school, college, etc.), and to those friends of Shari's who have no idea what she got herself into. I look forward to receiving laughs and quips from each of you, and will attempt to make my presence known occasionally ... so long as the dentures remain in my mouth anyway.

Monday, June 9, 2008

So many blessings....

Life continues to be crazy, but how can you not find those wonderful little moments that creep up on you? Last weekend we had the opportunity to go to my little brother's graduation. It was so weird to be there and see him graduating from High School.... he was in 3rd grade when I took my own walk to receive that diploma! Wow, has time flown.....

(I'm shrugging in this picture, but it looks like I am scared! Gotta love the siblings!;)

It was good though to think back on time and see what has transpired in the past 9 years. I have been so grateful for the careful and patient guidance from my Heavenly Father. He has led me on the craziest journeys, but I have been guided through and around the greatest places: Being born into my amazing and one of a kind family, my mission to Madrid, Spain (anybody remember the crazy stuffed teddy bear with glowing red eyes?; or the most wonderful people and their culture?), receiving my college diploma (even when it felt like the world didn't support that... thanks mom and dad for all your help!), being lucky enough to find and marry the greatest guy and my best friend in all the world.... I could honestly go on and on, but it was really good to reflect back on the life I have had so far. So many blessings....