Thursday, August 27, 2009

So finally... an update...

Well here we are in good ole' Vegas!! We've been here for almost a month and seem to be settling down just fine.

Kregg's done with his training and is at his new store now. He is really enjoying it and the challenge that it brings.

We moved into an apartment that really isn't too bad. It has 2 pools with waterfalls and the kids have really enjoyed that. We don't really feel too cramped- we tried not to unpack too much. We figured an apartment would be great for us until we can really find out where we would like to be out here.

The ward is great- lots and lots of kids (It's so beautiful to hear other people's kids and not just mine going crazy in there). Kregg and I both have callings already- he's in the Elders Quorum Presidency and I'm on the Enrichment Committee. Ha ha!!! We are already making some friends, and our callings will help push that along even more we hope.

The kids are happy to be in school- the hardest thing about this move is that it's too hot to go to a park. And when you don't have any friends yet, you are kinda stuck at home. In your apartment. So they've played a lot of video games, and I've played a lot of Facebook. Ha!

I think this was a great move, and we really are liking it here. We miss Mesquite and especially all of our wonderful friends, but everything is great here. I'm excited!

First Day of School

So this past Monday was the first day of school. Ty's 2nd grade, Karson Kindergarten, and Mary pre-K. I would have to drive them to the bus stop anyway, so I decided to just drive them to school (except for Mary, they still drive her to and from our apartment). They are at a brand-spankin' new school which is pretty exciting! It's year round school which will be interesting, but I'm actually looking forward to it. There's not a whole lot you can do in the summer out here anyway. :)
I would love to say that Lucy and I have a few hours to ourselves, but that's not the case. Karson is in morning Kindergarten and Mary is in afternoon school. Ha!! It makes a little work for the soccer mom in the minivan.
All 3 are making friends and really adapting to their new lives here. I'm so proud of each of them- they seem to make good choices and they make friends so easy. Plus they try hard and (right now) like going to school. It seems like it is going to be a good school, and aside from me witnessing 2 moms duke it out in the school parking lot the other morning, it seems nice and safe.
Here's to a wonderful year!! :)

Lucy's 1!!

Well my littlest little big girl turned 1 in July. Already!! Oh man- she's so adorable- and a daddy's girl. She really has been such a laid back little kid, content on watching what her crazy siblings are doing. She's usually smilin' and wrestling with her sister. She has absolutely NO desire to walk! But that's okay, we're in no hurry. Her birthday was kinda wild, considering that's the day that Kregg got his crazy new job. It will be a birthday none of us will ever forget!!
We love you so much Lucy!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Oh man oh man oh man...

I know you all must be HATING me SO much about now with my constant flaking of keeping my blog updated. I have a bunch of trips and Lucy's birthday to show you- so I'll try to get to those. But I wanted to update you on our latest...

As you know- Kregg got laid off the end of June. And as much as we have really loved having him around (I'm not even being sarcastic for once!! :)) we thought it might be a good idea if he got another job.

And miraculously- HE DID!! I am now married to the manager of Toys R Us/ Babies R Us. We are going to be moving to Las Vegas and he starts in a week.

This job is such a blessing!! We only missed a couple paychecks (VERY lucky) and he will be getting a pretty hefty raise. We are REALLY going to miss it here in Mesquite- we've loved every minute of it!! I'm a little nervous about living in Las Vegas and to get my kids in the right schools and stuff, but I know that's where we need to be. Thanks to all of you for all of your thoughts and prayers- we are TRULY grateful for you. And I'm SO grateful that I have a wonderful husband who supports us and is good at what he does. I really can't imagine my life without him!!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mary's Last Day of School

For her last day they got to go to the splashpark. So fun!! She's had such a fun time in preschool, and she's learned so much. She's made such great friends, and her teachers were WONDERFUL!! I sure hope that whatever the future holds includes another great program just like this one.

Her best buddies Camilla and Kairi. Camilla was a little sad and was crying to her mom and dad. So Mary goes right up to her, grabs her hand, and says, "Come on!! Let's go on the slide!!". They both were grinning from ear to ear the rest of the day. I sure hope Mary always keeps her spunk and her smile!

Our Garden

So out here in the desert we have been very fortunate to have a Ward garden. It's SO AWESOME!! My backyard is straight rock, and I can't ever make anything grow (not to mention keep alive), so it's been great to get ideas and help from other people. I always said that if we grew just one vegetable out of it, then it would be worth it. We have had TONS of radishes, peas and cherry tomatoes, and a PLETHERA (for you "3 Amigos" Fans) of carrots. We also have lots of green onions and green peppers. We also have zucchini and cucumbers! I'm still in shock that anything has grown. The kids have just loved it (in fact most of the peas never made it home). Something we'll definitely have to try to do from now on.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Latest in the Clemens Household...

So it looks like Kregg's days at Radio Shack are coming to an end. It's been a wonderful run, it's just not enough people buying!! So now we are in the process of looking for a new job. If everyone can keep their eyes open... we are really liking it here in Mesquite, but there just aren't many jobs here. So it looks like there is another move in the works for us! The real question is... Where will it be?? Anyway- other than that little stress we are all doing good. Everyone is out of school now, and we're looking forward to a nice family vacation soon. Everyone have a fun summer!!

Karson's Preschool Graduation

Yep- Karson is officially out of preschool!! He has totally loved preschool, but he's even more excited to start Kindergarten!! The graduation was so cute! This pic is of him and one of his best buddies Javen.

Here he is with his teacher Miss Debbie.

This is how he wore his graduation cap most of the time. He kept crackin' himself up.

He's getting so old! I can't believe he's going to be in Kindergarten!
Great job Karson!! LOVE YOU!!

Yep- I ran a 5K...

So the last time I ran a race was probably when I was in college (At least 12 years ago). I was so excited to run one again! They had a nice little one here in Mesquite, so a bunch of us went. It was a lot of fun! My buddy Kena and I actually won out of the women. I wish I could have enjoyed it, but I don't even remember the last 1/2 mile of the race! Then I spent the next half hour trying not to puke. Good times!! If anyone knows one thing about me- it's that I'm pretty darn competitive. It's a gift and a curse.

Me and my bud Kena.

I'm pretty sure this is about the part that I lost all feeling in my body, and my brain shut down.

Kregg is so great! Him and the kids came to watch me run!!
Can't wait for the next one!!


It's so beautiful out there!! Thanks mom and dad for coming with us!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I am so so so so so so so...

SORRY!!! Last times slacking was because we had nothing going on. This times slacking is because we're so wicked crazy busy!! I love you all and I love that you will ALL forgive me and not toiletpaper my house or prank call me. And please no dog poop on the porch. Thank you!


Don't worry- it's just juice! DANG good juice though!!

Steph and I had a girls night. It was AWESOME!!

Auntie Traci came to visit...

Hogle Zoo...


We've been sleepin'...