Saturday, June 12, 2010

Home Sweet Home - For Good :)

What a week!

Noah and I had planned to run a half marathon in Provo Canyon today. We planned to take a full week in Kamas to get adjusted to the altitude and visit my family. Due to our incredible planning skills, when we went to register for the 1/2, it was full and no longer accepting registrations. We decided to keep our vacation as planned and come home anyway.

A week or so prior to heading up, Noah and I had some discussions about the reasons we had moved to AZ, how things had worked out, and decided that it was best for our little family if we tried to make our way back to Utah eventually. We didn't have a plan or a time line, but knew we wanted to figure out a way to move back.

Noah started looking at job postings in Utah, and applied for a few jobs. He found one that he was most excited about and was talking to me about how crazy it would be if he were able to get that job. Before we left for Utah, they contacted him and wanted to set up an interview. He interviewed with them on Monday, and they offered him the job on Wednesday!! Noah is the new VP of Online Marketing for Crank Tech (a supplement company out of Provo).

We couldn't believe it! It was a one week process from the time we discussed moving home until it became a reality! The Lord's hand was definitely evident in this process - there is no way this could have worked itself out without extra help. We feel so good about moving home and know that it's the right thing to do. We know that our prayers have been answered, and we are so excited to start our new adventure.

Noah begins work on June 21st, and I will continue working at University of Phoenix until July 2nd. We will be moving up the 4th of July weekend, and are moving into a little apartment in Oakley while we figure out if the commute is okay for Noah and what "the plan" should be. I will, of course, be teaching dance with Billie Jo again. And now that the "dynamic duo" (her words) is back together, the sky is the limit!!

I'm already missing Noah's family and my friends in AZ. I never thought I would think twice about leaving that place, but it truly has been an amazing place to live. I have so many people there that are such a huge part of my life...it is such a sad thought to walk away from that daily interaction. Lary and Tere have been so amazing since Rajko has been born - Tere has watched Rajko everyday while Noah and I have worked. He is going to miss his Abuelitos so much. We are also leaving behind Nik and Anissa and their kids. :( Now we will be looking for weekend fares TO Phoenix so we can visit!

With everything decided, all that was left was for Noah and Rajko to fall in love with the Kamas Valley the same way I did long ago. This week definitely accomplished that. Rajko is obsessed with being outside - he stands at the glass door crying every time we bring him in from playing. Noah has discovered the beauty of the valley, is excited at the thought of a country lifestyle, and realized that he can keep himself very busy with the Rec Center in town. :) He told me the other day, "I think I just fell in love with this place."

Could anything make me happier? I think not.

Here is what we've been up to since we've been here. We LOOOOOOVE this place.

Rajko's first tractor ride with Grandpa
at the beautiful church farm in Upper Woodland

video
When Rajko decided the tractor ride wasn't too fun, Mommy and Daddy jumped on board, too.


A walk down to check out the Provo River...to see how high it was and what damage it was causing. These Three Amigos are going to be best buds!

Wading, kicking, and splashing in the Creek - that runoff water is COLD!

8 comments:

Noah Rasheta said...

I love it babe! I can't believe how quickly things fell into place. We're starting a whole new chapter in our lives and beginning a fun new adventure. I can't wait!! I love you!

Billie Sue said...

Well, I couldn't be any more excited! The thought of yet another grandchild just a blink away makes me very happy. Rajko is beautiful and full of personality. We are so excited for the three little boys to play together. If we thought Noah and Mia were a pair--just wait until these three (and could we possibly hope for four with Jack???) get together! Watch out Kamas Valley!!! We, too, feel Heavenly Father's hand in all that has transpired over the last week. Somehow, His love and watch are so evident in our lives! Can't wait for you all to get up here!

Michael and Mindy said...

Yay! How fun to move back! And I am SO jealous you're moving to Oakley! Where did you find an apartment?? Good luck with teh move and everything!

Kristin said...

Uh, no, I'm sorry, you CANNOT move back there! And to Kamas Valley? Um, NO. We just barely get to know you guys and now you're leaving? I am so sad! Please go to Dick's ice cream and get a green pineapple ice cream for me! I just can't believe it...I'm so sad now!

Josh said...

Hooray! K-town's the place, huh?! Nice.... and it'll be great to have you back. Congrats Noah, with the job... I know you'll hold some very important executive roles someday, I always could tell that about you... you have a way, a very different way, with people. No one ever forgets you. Giselle you write so well... I can feel the things you express, I'm happy for you both. Congrats you guys and good luck!

TODD + ANNIE said...

Giselle...I am totally just blog stalking you, but I am SO excited for your little family!!!! And I SERIOUSLY hope you are in my ward in Oakley. Where are you going to be renting? And congrats to your hubby on the job, that is incredible. I am so glad things are going well and falling into place. I love teaching your adorable nieces and think it is so fun you will get to be back here with your family. Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for you to be back teaching in the studio!!! I also hope you are in our ward! -Mady

Anonymous said...

i cant wait for you to be back too my mommy jelly! we miss you!!!