Okay, I haven't written since August, so it has been a while and a lot has happened!! Oh man!! I will post pictures in the next blog.
August-I finished up with school and took finals and did really well. We moved in with my parents to help save money. Samuel got a job at Costa Vida, and my brother Chris went into the MTC. It really was quite a busy month for us; we always had something to do. My grandparents from OK came and stayed for a little over a week and it was really fun and nice to see them. My grandma brought her jewelry stuff for me to borrow, and since then, I have made some really cute bracelets and continue to make more.
September-In September, we decided that we needed to move to Yuba City, California, so we did. Samuel's boss at Costa Vida in American Fork knows the boss here at the Yuba City location, so he helped Samuel get a job out here. Samuel's mom and step dad came out to Utah to help us move. My parents were sad to see us go, but know we needed to be here.So anyways, we came out here to California. We live with Sam's mom and step dad and sister Katie and family friend, Isabella, so it is a crowded house, but really nice. Steve put up some temporary walls around the living room and dining room, so we could have our own space. It has been really nice so far. Samuel was able to start working a few days after we moved in, and is now in charge of catering, so he has been learning the ropes of that. I joined ward choir, and we started practicing for Stake conference.
October came quickly. Amilee started adjusting quite well to her home. She also started taking her first steps. We had general conference and we watched the Saturday sessions at home, but for the Sunday afternoon session, we went to my brother in law's, John and Michelle and baby Daniel. It was fun seeing them and seeing Amilee and Daniel together. they are so cute. I also joined the Stake choir and we sang in this festival with a few other churches. It was really fun, and a great missionary tool.
I made Samuel a Halloween quilt for his birthday and it turned out great!! We had a fun Halloween party for him. We also gave out candy to the kids and attended our Ward trunk or treat!
The first weekend of November, we went to Yosemite National Park. It was beautiful!! There were so many breath taking views. Going to places like that help you to remember all the beauty the Lord has placed on this earth for us!! The next weekend, we went to John and Michelle's to celebrate Daniel's first birthday!! It was very fun and nice to be with family. I also spoke in church this month, and we became more and more used to our callings. We went to Thanksgiving at the Family Cabin up in the mountains, about 3 hours north of here. It was fun, and Amilee loved the snow. We took her sledding and it was great fun.
And now we are here in December-last weekend, we celebrated Amilee's first birthday!! She loved everything about it. We had a princess theme, so everything was purple and pink. It was very cute!! We are just getting ready for Christmas, and our trip to Utah to see my side of the family! It's been great!! Pictures to come!