Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

On the Road again...

Yes... I am flying in and out of Phoenix tomorrow/Friday. Yes that is my 3rd time in 2 weeks...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

4th of July with the Hansens

The Hansens had a family reunion in Lehi at the park. It was really fun. Eliza loved spending time with her second cousins. She also had fun reading books with Grandpa Hansen. These are the only pics that I can make work on the computer... maybe more to come later.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

On the Road again...

Our plans seem to change everyday a few times... In case you are wondering, we are headed back to AZ. Skyler is driving out on Friday. Eliza Lane and I will fly out Saturday morning. Then Skyler will drive back Monday morning in time to pick us up in SLC on Monday night late. It should be an adventure... We will see what we figure out while we are there. :)

I think we are getting a little better had doing things that don't make sense but feel good. But we are still a little resistant...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wrapping up Provo...

So, I feel like our family is on a speeding freight train. Skyler and I made an UNEXPECTED trip to AZ last weekend. Sky got some face time and a few unofficial job interviews. And we feel like we need to move into Skyler's old stake in Gilbert AZ. I am flying back to AZ this weekend to figure out housing and get "officially" hired at MCC. The following weekend, Skyler's family will stop by for a night and then take Skyler down to Arizona where hopefully he will have a few more interviews, and wrap up our housing. So... it has been and will continue to be a little crazy around here. It is nice, though, to feel like we are supposed to move and that the spirit will guide us as we go.
We had a few experiences this weekend where I almost cried (partly due to lack of sleep) because for that brief moment, everything clicked and I knew it was right. The sacrament meeting was about the pioneers and they focused on stories of people who knew where they needed to go, but didn't know how to make everything fall into place. In the end, they prayed more fervently and miracles happened. I truly feel like this move is a miracle, though it stresses me and frustrates me sometimes. I know this next months will still be "unexpected" an I am trying to be spontaneous and just follow the spirit.
Skyler just laughs because he thinks it is sort of "ridiculous" that we are moving into his old neighborhood. He said that if we both didn't feel strongly about it, he would assume he had some sort of disorder where he needed to go back and live where his "glory days" were. I think it is ironic, but probably most importantly it is inspired. So, it makes me kind of nervous because if we are "supposed" to be there, then there must be a reason. I guess we will have to wait and see what it is.
One of the tender mercies was that it wasn't nearly as hot as it could have been. Thank goodness!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm sorry but I don't have new photos of Eliza Lane...

I haven't been good at posting any pics... but here are some announcements:
1. I got my new social security card in the mail yesterday.
2. I having officially lost 15 lbs. I am now 5 pounds lighter than my first appointment with Eliza Lane at 8 weeks pregnant.
3. It is my brother, Nathan's birthday today!
4. We are moving to Arizona in exactly one month- August 13th...

Friday, July 8, 2011

I changed my name

So, this week I decided to change my name.

Now according to the social security office, my name is Rachel Elizabeth Hansen Bricker.

I am also officially a Utah driver with a temporary Utah driver's license. I got 100% on my open book written test! I passed the vision portion... with squinting since I need new glasses... and they have my name as Rachel ElizabethHansen Bricker. (No I didn't forget a space, my name wouldn't fit with the space between the two middle names.)

So... I guess our family will have an easier time with health insurance, doctor files, etc.

Oh... and I got a job at Mesa Community College. They are sending me the HR packet asap and I will mail it back to them. Gotta love that snail mail still works! :) I don't know details, except that I will mail a little bit more per credit hour than I do at UVU... but no where near what I make at BYU. :)