Thursday, August 18, 2011


I got the strange urge to blog today.  Maybe it's because I am trying to get Tessa on a schedule so both girls are down for naps!  Hallelujah!

We're back from Mexico and living in Alabama.  Mexico was AMAZING!  We were there for the perfect amount of time.  About 9 months.  We loved every second we were there.  Trevor's work was very unorganized.  He got paid the whole time we were there but probably only worked 25% of the time.  So it was like we were paid to be on vacation, except kinda scary.  If you google Acapulco, Mexico you will see why.  Especially when your husband is working against the drug cartels, instructing the Mexican military and police to fly helicopters.  I also never saw Americans the whole time we were there, so we stuck out like a sore thumb. We met so many awesome people.  I loved our ward and will miss them so much.  I wish I spoke better Spanish so I could tell them how grateful I am to know them.  They are amazing people. It was such a humbling experience living there.

We went back to Utah in April. Tessa was born in Salt Lake on May 17th.  She's so different from Savannah!  We love her so much!  She's a red head with a temper.  She lost her voice in the hospital from screaming.  The baby does not cry, she screams!  She's hilarious!  She got glasses last week and she looks so stinkin cute!

Trevor moved out here to Alabama when Tessa was just a few weeks old.  He's a civilian (he didn't enlist) giving the U.S. Army helicopter flight instruction.  It's pretty fun living in a military town.  Everyone is around our age and has young families.  We also live across the street from our really good friends, Nate and Morgiana Anderson from Florida, which has been SOOOOO much fun!!

I'm training for a marathon in January.  I'm super pumped!  I forgot how frustrating it is trying to get back into shape after having a baby.  My long run last week was 11 miles and I was so excited!  It feels so good to be able to run long distances again!

We are loving Alabama!  I think this is going to be my favorite place we've ever lived.  It is so far.  It's beautiful!  I love living in farm country!