Wednesday, May 21, 2008

One Busy Weekend

For those of our family friends who aren't aware yet, my brother, Orlin was just married this past weekend to the sweetest gal, Rachel! They were married in the Bountiful Temple on May 17th. It was a wonderful ceremony, reception, and family get-together. Jason and I were able to fly from Chicago to Salt Lake to attend.
The night before the wedding, some of our extended family went together to the temple with some family names to do sealings. (Before her death, Grandmother Clements had done MOUNTAINS upon MOUNTAINS of geneology and left the names to be done by family). We were even able to seal a family of 8 all at one time. It was a short little vacation. I left Thursday, Jason left Friday, the Wedding was Saturday, we left shortly after the reception that night to drive my car back to Chicago and we arrived back in Chicago Sunday night. Here are a few pictures.

I was also able to do the flowers for Orlin and Rachel:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Many Thanks!

Well, we've finally reached our destination...Chicagoland! We certainly wouln't have made it here without the help of many of our friends.
Thank you all (you know who you are) for the dinners be it leftovers or not, free babysitting, packing help, moving help, social brakes to keep our sanity, soccer games...have I mentioned free babysitting? Everything on this list and so much more helped us out during our move. Thank you all.
We are loving it here in our new area. We are sharing an apartment with a great family which has two kids, 3 and 5. We are living in downtown Geneva close to all the shops, malls, library, parks, and river. There is so much to do. I love all the old architecture in our neighborhood, it has so much character.
Our ward is amazing. We are already becoming active in any service opportunity available. All our friends from last year remember us and are so excited for us to be there.
All in all this is a great place to be right now, but we miss all our friends. Keep in touch!