Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Busy Bumble Bees

So a lot has been going on lately! About 2 wks ago we moved out of the house we were staying, into our REAL first home! Jordan’s friend and his wife were living in San Diego all summer selling pest control, so for the first month of being married, we crashed there until we got our REAL house was all situated. Now we are completely moved into our wonderful home! I will NEVER move again! Haha We love our new home. Finally something that can be ours! Our first night there was quite the adventure!! Earlier that afternoon while we were moving all our things in, Jordan sprayed the house for bugs. We left for a couple hours to eat dinner at the N-Laws and then Jordan went to help his brother Jason move stuff into his new place. So I headed home to unpack our stuff. I was HORRIFIED when I walked in on, dead and alive, COCKROACHES everywhere! The scariest thing probably in my whole life! I didn’t know what to do or how to handle it so I decided it was best for Jordan the Bug Man to do the clean up and the rest of the killing. I went back to my N-Laws to hang out until Jordan was done. That night we cleaned up over 20 cockroaches. Lying in bed we could see them crawling on the walls!!! I hardly got any sleep that night. And the next morning we cleaned up at least 20 more! And we still find one or two…or three every couple of days.
I guess I’m beginning to get used to seeing them around. I usually only find them dead and have only found a few live ones running around….you know once you think about it their not that gross;) NOT. I think what might be attracting them is the honey dripping out of our wall and tile in the dining room. Yes, we have honey dripping out of the wall!!
It’s the weirdest thing. I guess there used to be a bee hive in between our wall and our neighbors. They killed the bees but left the hive and now honey is literally oozing out of our wall!! A couple other random things about our new home is that the fridge doesn’t fit in our kitchen so it’s sitting in the dining room. It’s kind of annoying having to walk out of the kitchen to get to the fridge but it’s livable. And the dryer doesn’t fit in the laundry closet, so we have to take a piece out the wall so we can put it in there. Other than that we love it here! We have been sooooo blessed since we’ve gotten married! Every piece of furniture we have has been given to us for FREE! Even our vacuum! Well, our dining room table cost us a whopping $45, with the chairs included! Amy Shupe found it on Craigslist and when we went to pick it up we offered to buy 2 lamps from the lady but she just gave them to us!

So the weekend after moving into our home we left! And headed off to Oklahoma for Jordan’s older brother Jason’s wedding. The Baldwin’s had 2 wedding this summer too! We left Thursday at 5pm and drove ALL night! Once we arrived in Amarillo at about 3am we were exhausted, so we stopped in some random parking lot and slept for a couple hours. I’m not sure how long it took us to get there, but I can promise you it was too long! But well worth it! All of the family was there and the wedding was so beautiful! There were trees everywhere and it overlooked a really pretty lake. We had so much fun hanging out with all the family! On Sunday, after sacrament meeting we left Tahlequah, OK. and headed home. We left at noon and got home at 2 in morning! Yes, we are speed demons! We have been to our share of weddings this summer too! Jason & Ashley, and they had 2 receptions, Jordan’s cousin got married, my friend from Kingman Kamber Butler and more to come. It seems like all our friends and families are getting married!

Since we’ve been back we’ve been fixing up our little home and getting ready for school. I’m excited for school, now I have something to do!! Haha (unfortunately I’m still on the job hunt). So I can put all my time into my classes. I’m taking 2 Elementary Ed classes (one of which is online and doesn’t start until Oct 18th), a math class on how to teach math, and a world religions class (just because I need one more credit to be full time). Jordan, however, is NOT excited to start school. In fact, he is dreading it and is stressing out! He is taking all classes to go towards a business associates degree. This means he has to basically start all over! It’ll take about a year and half to get it. And two more years on top of that for a bachelors degree. So he isn’t too happy about how that’s panned out but what can ya do!

Some humore on our way to Oklahoma
Oh Dang! He looks goood!

We hung out with Grandma and Grandpa Baldwin almost all weekend. They are awesome! I really had fun with them!
Kamber's wedding:)
Outside the Wright House
Elder and Sister Slade! Our favorite people from Thatcher! We ran into them at Jordans cousins wedding. They knew mom and dad way back from Tolleson. They remember Toni and Haley too. They are the coolest little couple!