Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Paige's Christmas Program

Oh boy what a little ham! Enjoy the video!

It's been awhile...

Here are some photos from, soccer, Halloween and getting our Christmas Tree. To solve any confusion, Paige is the girl Vampire, her choosing, and Taylor is Sleeping beauty! Enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We are moving!

Thanksgiving was wonderful and our trip to spend time with my Dad in San Jose was awesome! Good family time with all.

Okay now for the news that brought you to my blog...

I am pleased to announce that Jeremy has accepted a new position as CTO(Chief Technology Officer) for Summit Projects. Jeremy is really excited for this new opportunity and for all the possibilities it will give his career. I am happy for him and know he will do great. This new job means we are MOVING! Yes the Riley's will be leaving little Utah, our home for the last 5 years, to move to a small town of 7000 people, Hood River, OR.

Some interesting facts about Hood River, it is the wind surfing capital of the world and boasts some of the best apples, pears, and cherry's. It is an hour away from Portland and about 1 hour and 15 min from our current house. I guess this quaint little town only has one ward, three schools, and a really fun little down town.

Okay now that I got the positive out of the way let's talk. I am so excited at the possibility of living in a rural area with land for my girls to play on. The only problem, is that we can't find somewhere nice with a reasonable rent. See we will be carrying our current mortgage and a rent out there so we need to find something reasonable yet not a complete dump.

Also my shopping perspectives, uh Walmart (it doesn't have a grocery store and it is really small) and Safeway. Oh I am sorry I forgot about Payless shoes. Now I am not opposed to these stores except Safeway because it is so much more expensive then Fred Meyer and Winco. Also there is no Target or Costco. Gap is about 50 minutes away but at least it's in an outlet mall. Now lets be clear, I am not a big shopper but I like having variety and being able to just walk around a store and look at things.

And now for the biggest heartbreak. I am leaving my family, my brothers currently are only 5 to 10 minutes away, and I am leaving some really good friends behind who I just love to get together with, I mean I really love them. Also my best-friend will be moving back when she gets pregnant and I want to be here to watch help her with her baby. Last night at Enrichment it hit me hard as I looked around at all the faces I have become accustomed to for the last 5 years. There are a lot of people in this current ward that I am really fond of and love.

This will be our first big move as a family. I am excited for this adventure with Jeremy and the girls but will miss home so much. Current plan is to come to Portland at least once a week, we will see how that goes but there will still have to be girls night at least once a month.

Here's to new beginnings!