Thursday, October 2, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

I know my posts have been a little wacky and sporadic lately. I'm in Pittsburgh, then Rhode Island, then New York, then Florida. "What's going on man?" You probably asked yourself. So here is the last 6 months of our lives just to fill you in on why all the state hopping...




April 2008 - We leave for Pittsburgh. Chris stays here until August 30th. He rocked the alarm selling world. He's a door knocking, point figuring, upgrading, walking around all day until there are holes in his shoes and a cute little callous on his "knocking knuckle" all-star. I am such a proud wife at all his hard work. During this time I flew back and forth to Utah a few times for candy machines and lawn mowing. And that's about it.


September - 1st Half - VACATION! Here is where Palmyra, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Boston, New York, New York came in. We had a blast. Seafood, friends, the beach, church history, and most importantly time together after a crazy schedule.


September - 2nd Half - Work again for Chris. He opted to go to the extended program in Orlando. He sold alarms again for 2 weeks. Still rocked it, just with a little less intensity (not Chris, the atmosphere). I was already ready to come home before we got here. Chris is still trying to convince me that Florida is just awesome. Personally, I could take it or leave it. I think the timing was off for me. How many times can I pack and unpack a car?!?


October 1 - HOME AGAIN HOME AGAIN JIGGITY JIG! We drove from Florida to Utah. I should mention we stopped to see family in Tennessee. (Such a beautiful state! Thanks again Mitchells, great to see you - we love you!) And of course made a stop in Omaha to see my sister and her cute family. Thanks for the comfy bed, dinner and hang out time Goates Fam!


Then we left Omaha in the morning and headed west.


We have traveled a lot this past little while. I have loved seeing the different parts of the country. It was a fun adventure with Chris. But the closer we got to Utah, the more the emotions welled in me. I'm not going to lie, I got a little misty knowing we were coming home. Home to my beautiful mountain landscape. Home to ongoing road construction. Annoying, but a little reminder that people like to live here, so the state continues to grow. Home just in time for the throngs of faithful Latter-day Saint members that flock to the Utah part of Zion for General Conference. Home to warm hugs from family I missed so much. Home to the only place that I know of that has Rumbi Grill. (I almost said Cafe Rio, but I hear they are in Vegas now.) Home to where we have stuff like real dishes and I don't have to eat on plastic plates or sleep in strange beds anymore. My bed, my mountains, my family, my Utah. I missed most of the hot days of a Utah summer, but we got home just in time for this:





This has been one of my more cheesiest posts. And all of you who are without cheese, cast the first gouda, okay? But being away has made me realize how much I love this place. I will continue to travel - there's too much to see out there. But I will always, always, always love coming home.

5 comments:

Michael & Mindy said...

I love it! I loved the husband tag and I loved the summer recap so even I could get things straight. We are so glad you're home!!

Shauna said...

Wish you could have stayed longer...so glad you are home though, especially after a summer selling those dang security systems...

Hamblin Family said...

Amen Kara! I am the same way, love to go but also love coming home! It is good to hear that you had an awesome summer 'cause when you find those kids of yours it might get a little more difficult to have summers like this!

Weston and Karen said...

Welcome home!!!!! Your apx journeys are finally over (until next year). I can't wait to ask what chris's nickname is for you.

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

Hey we are so glad that you guys are back and back safely! Welcome home!