Monday, July 2, 2012

WELL,,, We didnt move to Reno. We ended up moving to Kanab Utah and I,Ginger, got a job right away working at the Kane County Sheriff's office as a dispatcher. We found a large (really old and drafty) house to rent right in the middle of town that helped alot when I was going back to Vegas for work. Not used to the snow and cold winters (especially with the drafty house) we went through lots of wood and a HUGE gas bill. Cooking with propane is also different(with a stove that has to be too old) things take less time some times and more time on other meals. I haven't gotten it figured out yet. This is definately the place where we are going to settle down though. I'll post pictures at another time since I'm at work dealing with a large fire on Cedar Mountain right now, and just this much took me far too long to write. I hope you all are well and have fun with your families this summer. I'll see you all in my neck of the woods next summer where the family reunion place is only 30 minutes from my house. Christian will be attending SUU this fall working on his bachelors degree in goelogy. He is having fun being involved in the search and rescue squad here in town and having fun with all of the state and federal parks around us, and all of the lakes and ponds that he can fish in. He is home all summer with the kids, FUN FUN. Eli (Bradley ) who wants to be called Eli now is going into 10th grade and loving it here in Kanab, He is dating (Yikes) and making friends. He played baseball at the end of the school year and loved to travel with the team and miss school. Xarrissa is making loads of friends and continues to be both a blessing and a curse. She is an angel when she is happy and a devil when she is not getting her way. She starts high school this year and is uber excited to be growing up. Eli and Xarrissa went to youth conference recently and had a great time and a spiritual experience. Risa has a bruise on her thigh the size of 2 grapefruits and multiple lacerations from tripping over barbed wire at the ranch they were staying at. She doesnt even know why it bruised. Echo is jealous that she wasn't allowed to go since she doesn't turn 14 til january next year. She is starting 8th grade this year and loving all of the friends she has made in Kanab. Sleepovers and birthday parties and hiking at Zion and Swimming at Lake Powell. She also played baseball at school and ended up being the most improved player throughout the season. They loved having her. Benjamin (Ben Jamin') likes to be constantly entertained and pouts all the way up the stairs and down if we tell him to get a book to read. He has many friends he plays with and even played baseball this year also. He liked being able to be the catcher. Well, I will post more and post pictures at another time. I hope you are all well.