As some of you may know up until February of this year I was living in Southern Utah with my family. I won’t say where exactly, but I will say that I did not enjoy it. I’ve lived in many parts of Utah in my short 23 years and Northern Utah is the place to be, in my opinion. I lived in Southern Utah for six or seven years before Petal and I moved in with some dear, dear friends of mine in February. We were actually only suppose to be at their place for a week or two but they talked me into staying longer and weeks became months.
In September some personal matters came up and Petal and I had to move back in with my family. It was really rough to leave these friends of mine and it was hard to say good bye to Northern Utah again.
Luckily, however, my parents found that a house we had looked at in Northern Utah last year was still available for sale and had come down in price. They took a chance and hoped for the best and by Halloween day the house was theirs— ours.
We had been wanting this for so long, to leave Southern Utah and to own our own home again, a home big enough for our large family. We had tried so many times to move over the years we spent in Southern Utah and were unsuccessful every time, we’d given up hope on moving. When the day to rent a Uhaul and haul our butts out of there came, we were so excited. A few weeks of being in our new home in Northern Utah and we’re still excited! And so grateful. So grateful for our beautiful home and all the plans we have for it, grateful for the kind people we have met, grateful for a beautiful town to explore and more things to do. I’m especially grateful for having been able to find a job just two weeks after moving in. It’s a seasonal job but it’s a start and I’m very grateful for it.
I’m also grateful to see that Petal seems to be adjusting to all these new changes pretty well. As have her dog and cat cousins.
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