Sunday, April 25, 2010

Boy has it been forever since we've updated this blog. It is rather hard to do anything with it though since it's just the three of us. What new will happen to us? Haha.
Well, I guess if I started anywhere it would be the move. It seems rather like a joke really.. at least to everyone else but us. We've been stuck in limbo for quite a while. Ever since I (Sara) started my first day at Salem Hills High School. It was both a great and horrible day. Great in the beginning, bad in the end. When I got home from school I found my dad home. It was unusual that he was home so early from work but Mom and I figured he just left early. However, we could tell something was up. We couldn't take him quite seriously when he said he was just laid off from work because he always pulls pranks on us. When his expression didn't budge we knew he was serious. None of us knew what to think. The following 5 months went rather slow. Dad went through so many applications and interviews we were starting to get worried. We didn't know whether we'd live in Buffalo, NY, Amherst, Ohio or even Sacramento, California. Every time we thought of the worst, we tried remembering that this trial is testing our faith and we need to trust that everything will work out for the best. A little before Christmas Dad received a call from Sacramento. We were hopeful but weary so we wouldn't get discouraged like all of the other calls. We were grateful just that they answered Dad's application. Only a few of Dad's hundreds of applications were answered. Quite a few weeks after many interviews, Dad received word that he got the job. We were so excited yet sad that it meant we'd have to move. It took us a year and half to finish things in Utah and make the complete move to California. Since the move in January we've been visiting every so often in Utah. We are so close to leaving this limbo feeling. It's been getting very old. haha. Once I graduate I believe things will get easier. Moves are hard but help us grow. Each time we've moved, we came from a good area to an even better area. We love the new ward, the town Plumas Lake, and the weather! We know, of course, that this is not the end. It's only the beginning! haha :D

Friday, March 6, 2009

Haha. Well I'd better start posting more in this blog. So last night Brandon, Katy, and the kids came in after Mom and I picked up Dad at the station. We've just been hanging out and having fun. Amy, Brandon, and Brayden came in as well. So it's a sleep-over with all of them. Right now we are watching Nacho Libre. haha. It's awesome. Well, not a lot has happened. So I guess I'm done.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sledding!

Wow. It has been a cool day. Mom and I spent most of the day with Amy and Brandon. At like 11 AM we went with a few friends from Amy and Brandon's ward to a sledding area near by their house. We had a ton of fun. We have some pictures and videos. Then we ate at Wendy's and went to Wal-Mart. After that we went home and played the Wii and watched a movie until Amy and Brandon had to go home.
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Oh wow. Even with the internet problems and saying there was an error...and so I signed out without saving this...I got back in and this was still here and with the video too!! Cool beans. I'll try it again with the rest.
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haha. I love this one. So, when we got to this little sledding area, we found some awesome jumps. This long jump as shown in the video, a large ramp that would make you fly high in the air and drop you to your doom, and a doughnut shaped jump with many large bumps before it (this one kills. I tried it out first and it hurt like crazy. I was stupid and tried it lying down on my stomach. Eleen's (my friend who we were with and her brother and sister) poor little sister got the wind knocked out of her the third time trying the doughnut. Her second time trying made her do a 180 in the air, letting her softly land. So she wanted to try it again, but instead, she made a hard land and she started running to us scared because she couldn't breathe. Luckily we got to her and after a few minutes, she was much better. She layed down on their tube the rest of the time. Anyway, this one was easy for me the first time. Too bad Amy didn't get it! haha. I was doing ok, I seemed to be balanced and everything, then *boof* my glove got stuck under the sled and in the snow and I flipped over onto my head and on my back. It scared me so bad. I couldn't stop laughing. My whole side, including my side of my face and head, was COVERED in snow.
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Eleen and I got on this big sled and tried to go in between the two scary jumps. We made it, but this stupid dog got in our way and wouldn't move. Earlier, a little boy was going down and the dog tried biting him. Luckily, he had protection from his snowsuit. Well, I had no protection! I was so scared and just knew it was going to try to bite me or Eleen. Well, of course, its target was me. But I moved my arm just in time and the owner called his name and it followed. Stupid dog.