Welcome to our first home together! Beginning with our first mailbox...
Greg and I will be moving from good ol' Provo, Utah in less then two weeks. He starts his job June 4th, 2012 as a Coorporate Underwriter for State Farm. He'll be a "State Farm Boy" and I am really anxious to see how this job turns out for him. He plans to stay with the company and move up or around to leadership positions or as an agent. I really hope he enjoys the work and the people. Greg seems to be mostly intrinsically motivated...meaning he likes going and doing things he enjoys (the day to day tasks) as opposed to only doing things for a "reward" or "end result." As he tells me often, he doesn't typically just "hang out," he likes to go and do fun things with people he knows. We are taking a step out on a limb and seeing if this could be the perfect thing for him. He seems really excited and so am I! It is really fun to start a new chapter in our lives.
We are sad to leave Utah...cough cough....we really do love the people and all the fun things to do. We are going to really miss those two things. We live so close to all the things we enjoy doing on almost a daily basis including running, hiking, climbing, and biking. We live super close to the mountains, good food, and enough LDS members to merit an LDS temple just a few minutes away for whenever we'd like to go. We have loved these things and will miss the people most of all! We are looking forward to some other things in Colorado like....a steady and predictable paycheck, nights and weekends off (for Greg-no more weekends and nights for him at Applebee's), other mountains to explore and CLIMB, a more diverse population, boating at any number of lakes 5-10 minutes away, Rockies baseball games, and being close to family will have some great benefits too. Greg's office will be in between Greeley and Windsor. We hope to find a place to live in Loveland, which is close to some outdoor stuff that we are dying to get started on! We are looking at both renting and buying, but we have a lot to learn until we decide which one might be best for us right now.
It is kind of surreal to be moving so quickly, I already had a good idea that we may very well be moving this fall, when school starts. But the decision came so quickly to try new career paths and everything just fell into place so fast that now we find ourselves moving 2 1/2 months earlier then we thought! It has been a lot of fun to start out where we have, we have loved our basement apartment and have many great memories of this unique place we call Provo!
So, here it is, our first little home sweet home....I thought these would be fun in case some time we want to walk down memory lane. We have had some good times in this apartment, cooking, cleaning, games, reading, watching movies, having friends over, having family over, etc. We have enjoyed our church family here and our opportunity to teach sunday school to 16-17 year olds.