Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ok, so I think I've been having a moment the last week! The weather has gotten CRAPPY!!!!!! The weather last week was in the 70's and this week we have had snow storms everyday and it has been in the 20's. I do not like it, in fact I hate it. I have some vindication when I hear my dear husband, in laws, and everyone else (these are all the people who told me that "it really isn't that bad living here") complaining, and seriously contemplating moving to warmer climates. In fact my Father in-law just bought a house in Phoenix!

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I will never move! Seriously, I cannot believe that I am saying this, but it is true. I feel so grateful to live here because of the care that Evan is recieving. His doctors and specialists are amazing! They already know him so well, they have already developed a love for him and our family. They fight for the things that he needs! We are lucky to live this close to a Children's Hospital and to see the people that we do. In this, we are a really lucky family!
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Utah: Day 6
This was my first day on my own. Evan and I drove down to Provo to visit with some of the people that I love that still live there. I walked around BYU campus for a little bit, reveling in memories. One of my favorite memories is in the Wilkinson Center. Every Friday afternoon I would meet up with Justin and all of the guys to eat lunch. It was so much fun being with everyone (they are crazy) and I feel so lucky that we still have such a good relationship with many of them.

From the Wilk I drove to Heidi's house. Heidi was my room roommate from Freshman year until I got married and she went on a mission. She is such an incredible person, and I have always admired her so much! I haven't seen her since her wedding, so it was awesome to be able to just sit with her and talk. Her little girl Lily is absolutely adorable and her and Evan had a great time with the bubbles. :-)

When Jen got home from work we drove over to her place to hang out. Jen was our roommate starting from our sophmore year until I got married (and Heidi went on a mission). I have been really lucky to see Jen on and off over the years. I couldn't believe how big Benjamin has gotten since I last saw him. I had such a good time just being with my girls again. In fact everything seemed just like it used to be (except we are older, have kids, and guys attached to us). Thank you Jen and Heidi for taking the time to see me. I know it was short, but I LOVED it!!!! I LOVE YOU GIRLS!!!!!!!! (Thank you Ricky for the pizza, and it was really great to see you too :-)

Benjamin and Lily

MY GIRLS!!!

From Jens house I drove to the Baxters house to meet up with my family. The Baxters are the family that we did most things with when i was growing up in Rosemary. In fact, I did everything with Sheldon. In fact we got engaged when we were 8 years old and I don't think I ever broke that engagment off with him before I married Justin. (sorry Sheldon ;-) Eventhough i have kept in touch with Sheldon I hadn't seen the rest of his siblings in forever. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you Georgina for hosting!

My dad snapped this picture when I wasn't looking (as you can tell from my ugly chin), but I thought Evan looked really cute, so I had to share.

The Baxter clan (minus a couple Baxter siblings, and my dad who is taking the picture)

Oh how things change.
I still remember hiding in the stairwell at the Rosemary chapel every week, thinking our parents would never find us. (no we didn't ever change it up)

10 comments:

Lowdogg said...

Evan's sword is awesome.

I miss lunch club.

Lisa L said...

Love the pictures!

Lisa L said...

I forgot to also say it was great to see the Baxter kids wasn't it? I loved it!!!

Linz said...

Stay warm, Kira!! We miss you guys!

Peter and Mandy said...

Cute kids!

Lynn said...

"His doctors and specialists are amazing! They already know him so well, they have already developed a love for him and our family. They fight for the things that he needs! We are lucky to live this close to a Children's Hospital and to see the people that we do."

What you said...that is SO good to know!! I remember that that was the feeling I got when I prayed for your family when the diagnosis was made. I think I even mentioned that to your mom....that I got the feeling that you had made the move up here for Evan. I am So glad that he is getting the care that he so deserves.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

thank you Lynn

Heidi said...

YAY! It sounds like the trip was wonderful. Thanks so much for posting the pics--I love 'em.

Fred ... said...

What fun trip down memory lane. I like the old and new pictures of you and Sheldon. Where did all the years go?

Grandpa said...

Ask the family how many people from Albeta spend the Winter in Arizona and California.