That is where we will probably be moving in a few months.
Is anyone from Iowa?
I don't know a soul in Iowa and the thought of moving there excites me and terrifies me all at once.
Jon and I feel good about the idea of moving, but it is hard to leave our families behind. We have never lived far from family and so I know that will be hard for us.
If anyone has any good tips for moving a long distance or finding a house and getting settled in a place where you know absolutely no one...it would be most appreciated!
Oh, and being THREE HOURS away from a temple! I've always had a temple within 10 minutes of where I live. That is going to be hard.
When I showed you our homemade Christmas gifts I forgot to show you the gift Jon made for me.
He welded me a sculpture (out of an old cookie sheet) to portray the poem I wrote, "My Life is a Tree, not a Path."
The tree is welded on showing that it is firm and eternally constant, while the mountains and the people on the path are held on with magnets, indicating that worldly ideals of success are changeable and oh so very fleeting.
Isn't it beautiful?
He totally surprised me with it and it made me cry when I figured out what it was. It is hanging in our bedroom now and I love the beautiful reminder is to me that my possibilities to grow really are endless!
Can I just say that I am ready for summer. No, and it isn't because I am sick of the snow, even though we did get TWO feet in one storm a few weeks ago.
It is because I really hate folding socks.
Oooh... I hate it.
In the summer everyone (except for Jon who has to wear shoes to work) wears sandals and so I hardly have to fold any socks. But in the winter there are five people who wear seven or eight pairs of socks each week and that turns into a big pile and I just hate folding them. I don't know why. Maybe it is because they never all match and so after the hard work of sorting through a bazillion socks I still have a pile of socks with no mate. It just feels very unsatisfying.
So here is me wishing that sandal weather in Iowa starts really soon... at least sooner than May. A girl can hope right?
Oh, I love this music video.
It was my week to post over at The Gift of Giving Life. If you ever wanted to know more about doulas and what we do, and how we are a lot like dolphins you will appreciate my post. And if you want to hear a beautiful story about an amazing woman and her little boy, Caleb, you will want to read this. Their story is inspiring!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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