September 4, 2014

1 week ya'll


Packing.
More like box tetras. 
Not my favorite thing in the world.
Stressful.
STRESSFUL.
sigh. 
stressful.
Can't believe how much stuff we have in this little apartment.
We're like Mary Poppin's magical bag. ha. It just keeps coming!

8 days till Utah.... the emotions are starting to set in. 
First it was all excitement and now it's becoming that of bitter-sweetness. I had a doctor's appointment this last week and started crying saying goodbye to my nurse. lol. 

Tomorrow is my last day at the Boys and Girls Club, and I'm kind of an emotional wreck about it. 
It's definitely the one thing I'm going to miss more than anything else here. 

Needless to say I'm a little high strung at the moment. We know this move will bring forth new opportunities and blessings, but it's difficult.
 Everytime I get sad about leaving TriCities I just think about how awesome it's going to be to be with family for every holiday and big event. It will be grand. 

-Updates-

-Summer camp ended. We hit up the fair and got some fun staff selfies. ha. Crazy day... I wish I could say I enjoyed the fair, but it was rather overwhelming keeping track of 24 kids. ha. 
And yes... this picture is color coordinated....courtesy of Sara.


-I started teaching some of my... well the new art teachers classes for the last 2 weeks. Here's some of the projects we've done. Hopefully this won't be the last time teaching kids art. 


-I'm so excited to see the family in person and not just on Facetime and Skype! 
Especially this little one!





-I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo grateful for my wonderful parents and my bro and sis in-law for helping so much in finding a place for us to live in Ogden. It has been STRESSFUL. 

-I opened a Society6 shop featuring all my fun doodles and designs on products. Check it out! 

-I also opened a website for my McCall Photography services. 

-I gave Brevin a hair cut. 
Let me repeat that... I gave Brevin a haircut! 
It was quite nerve racking, but thankfully it turned out pretty dang good. 

-We got this free darling Disney bumper sticker of our little stick figure family. 
You can get one HERE

-Some recent art projects that I've done that you can check out on my blog. 


-Thank you Jeff and MaryAnn for the Fandango gift card for Brevin's birthday! 
We went and saw The Giver last weekend and it was dang good. 

-Brevin got a sweet tip from a nice South Korean family. Which is fantastic because Brevin's shoe died and we had to buy him more so he's ready to start work in Utah all professional looking. ha. 


We would like to thank all those who have helped in anyway, financially, mentally, prayerfully and running errands for us, with this move. 
We are truly grateful and your help has helped us immensely. 

To send off and say farewell to the lovely TriCities, seeing as this will be our last post in Washington, here are some cute pictures of our fur nuggets. ...

the stress of the move is weighing on our doggies... 
Koda has lost weight and Molly has over indulged. lol. 











1 week ya'll.

August 17, 2014

birthday, vacation, bitter-sweet move

We're moving to Utah!!!
Yay!!!

This was a very bitter-sweet decision to come to.
We love, love, love our jobs and the people we work with and love here in Tri-Cities, but are missing our family terribly.
This move will put us 9.5 hours closer to them. Like able to see them more than 2 times a year.
We will be moving to Ogden on September 12th. 
If you would like to help us out with moving costs you can donate here:

or... we will be posting an event on Facebook for help moving in. . . once we know exactly where. ha 

Now for some of our adventurous updates....

-I've been getting my doodlin' on! Love these new doodle shoes I made for my cute nieces. 


I've also gotten into calligraphy. . . and I love it. 

and I made some pretty swell paintings of our parent's homes as gifts, oh and a pillow for my dad. lol



barking spiders = farting

-I made this year's Craft Warehouse design team!


-Puppy overload. We sure love these nuggets.




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-My madrigal partner/ Senior year bf/ cousin in-law, Rrrrrrrrriiiiiicccccco got engaged!
We are so thrilled for him and his lovely fiance Sylvia (who we also knew from high school!) 

-Some fun work adventures:
Brevin has enjoyed coming to work with me on his days off... well at least he seems to be enjoying himself. The kids love him. 
He likes to sing.
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He gets to be Barbie's voice. LOL Check out this short video my group made for one our film weeks. 
Deadly Barbie Movie

We had a week of real life apps where we played games like fruit ninja, Angry birds, mario kart, and words with friends life size. It was freaking awesome and probably my favorite camp theme so far.






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Brevin's birthday! 
I spoiled him. We went to Osaka. We had cake. The dogs weren't thrilled about the party hats. lol
A.S.S. = Annoying Second Son

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Face-time love.



-We took a vacation to Utah...



-We stopped on our way to see Grandma and Grandpa Huff in Blackfoot.
It was fun to visit with them and of course get a selfie. ha. Grandpa looks like a cute minion.


-We ate at arctic circle, noodles, spaghetti factory (for Mom and Brevin's bday), paradise bakery, and brick oven. 
Everywhere that we don't have here in Tri-cities.




-We got to meet our sweet niece Aleya and had a Parrish family photo shoot!


    




  






  


-I did art with my lil sisters and manicures of course! 


-We went to Gilgad Gardens and Memory Grove with the Clifford clan.



-We had a party with a lot of my friends. We had floats, played games and giggled a ton. Oh and signed up our single friends for the Tinder app. ha. So fun catching up with these lovely folks. 
We also enjoyed going to the Beaver's for dinner for FHE.
They are wonderful friends, we look forward to spending more time with them.

-Headed down to Fairview to visit the Parrish Property. It's been like 2 years since anyone's been there. So it was like a jungle. We were poured on. Hardcore. ha. Great memory though. We enjoyed hiking through the property minus the red ants on mom's foot and hornets nest in the trailer as Jameson opened the door. lol. 
"I hate nature!"







On the bright side we got better photos of Jameson and his lil family.

    

-We then went to Ephraim for Aleya's baby blessing. We enjoyed spending time with the Parrish and Larson family for a steak BBQ, blessing, homecoming of Britain's brother Brock and a lovely meal following. We stopped by the Manti Temple, and gave Brevin a tour of my old college stomping grounds. 

-On Monday we went to Cafe Rio in Ogden and met up with the Clifford clan and Sica and her cute family. We then went to the Ogden Temple open house. Beautiful!
I look forward to visiting again as it will be the closest temple to us.


Following the temple, I waited in the car for an hour and a half as Brevin interviewed with Leavitt's funeral home. Clearly we know how it went seeing as we took the job!

-Rrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiicccccco came and visited with us and the Parrish fam. Love this kid. 

-We thoroughly enjoyed visiting and getting to know miss Stella a lot more. My Bro and Sis are awesome parents and so much fun to be around. We hit up the Wood Connection and another decorative store. We enjoyed every minute.



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-Sunday night we enjoyed catching up with family at Grandma Clifford's for dinner.
You would never guess Rosie was adopted.... these two are spittin' images and goofiness of each other.


-We had to head back to Kennewick. After a week of awesome family and friend time this was extremely hard and made our decision that much clearer. We knew as we drove home that we were actually driving away from home and that this move would be the best choice for us.

-On our way we stopped at "The middle of nowhere" gas station and Brevin insisted on getting this lovely hand knitted llama puppet. lol. I might have played with it for a little bit. ha. 

-So we're back. We've sold our Camry and are ready for our next adventure. 

28 days till our new chapter.
bitter-sweet.
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