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Ten Things of Thankful: Catching Up Edition

Two weeks ago, I thought, "Great! I'm back to blogging!" I even managed to write two posts: a Ten Things of Thankful entry , and an article about the regional differences I've noticed at Costco . Between then and now, I've had a whirlwind of observations and experiences that I've wanted to share, but haven't gotten around to writing about until today. So, this will be a Ten Things of Thankful post that includes items from the past couple of weeks. Though I normally write my TToT posts in enumerated list form, today I will dispense with the numbers, as  I have much for which to be thankful! Our oldest son is starting medical school, and he invited us to attend his white coat ceremony. We are so happy that he is able to pursue his goal of being a doctor. We had a great weekend with our son, daughter-in-law, and her parents. After the ceremony, we all went out for lunch, walked around the California State Capitol building, and enjoyed the most delicio

Seven Signs You Might Be Shopping in a Utah Costco

Shopping in a warehouse store carries a measure of familiarity to it, no matter where you are. The layout of the stores is basically the same, as is the selection of merchandise. However, there are subtle (and not so subtle) differences between stores.  Recently, I moved from California to Utah. As I am Mormon, and have lived in Utah before when I was a student at BYU, I wasn't expecting too much difficulty adjusting to the new locale. However, when I went to Costco, I couldn't help but have that "something is slightly off" feeling. I started paying attention to the differences between the Costco I shopped at in California, and the Costco in Utah. Seven Signs You Might Be Shopping in a Utah Costco 1. There are lots more kids in tow. In California, whenever I had all five of my children with me, we definitely stood out. That wouldn't have been a problem in Utah. I looked around while I was in the checkout line, and noticed big families everywhere. Four or more

Ten Things of Thankful: We Made it to Utah! Edition

Have you ever started a journal and then abandoned it, only to realize years later that you want to write again, but so much time has passed and there is no possible way to adequately catch up? That is kind of how I feel about this blog. Mere months have passed, but it feels like so much has happened. Suffice it to say that we have moved from California to Utah. We are in a transition time, as our house has still not sold and we have not completely moved all our things here. I'm a bit overwhelmed when I think of all the necessary tasks I still have to complete (car registrations, driver's license, etc.), but I am chipping away at them. Every day, more boxes get unpacked and we are a bit more settled. We've been here exactly one week today (Saturday as I write this, but I have a feeling I won't get it posted until Sunday), and it is definitely time for a Ten Things of Thankful post! 1. I'm thankful for the good friends in California who helped us in so many ways. W