Monday, May 24, 2010

the time has come, the walrus said

Surprise! We're moving to West Jordan next week.

Today was our last Sunday in the BYU 199th ward. I really like our ward, so I'm sad to be moving to a boring family ward. Not boring, just not the same as having everyone in your same stage of life. If I get a Primary calling.... we're moving back. Just kidding. At least not a Primary calling with children under 8, how's that for a compromise.

I've been in training for my new job for a couple weeks. And by training, I don't mean a little orientation with the software and duties. I am in the process of memorizing a very long presentation verbatim about the school. I'm more anxious about this than any test I've taken in school. I'll pass that off this week in front of bosses, coworkers, and a video camera. After that, training will be a lot less stressful.

Conversation with 4 year old Lexi:
"Lexi, are those gummy butterflies? Where did you get those?"
"A place that I love."

I don't care what kind of loyalties you have to your neighborhood grocery store, you need to experience the magic that is the WinCo bulk foods section. Candy (like the previously mentioned gummy butterflies. And they have gummy army men, too), baking supplies (sugar, baking soda, many kinds of wheat), like 10 different kinds of granola, dried fruit, cereal, SPICES, dog/cat food, honey, etc. I could go on for a long time. But I don't have to, because this girl already did.

When I wasn't busy studying and memorizing, I..

bought a bike for my new commute from the WJ apartment to work (really just an excuse to buy a road bike. I have a new-found love of cycling)

went to a Lamb and Wool show

This sheep just sat there while the guy was shearing it and kids were petting it. It was fascinating.

hiked Slide Canyon

note the off center-ness. if only we had this cool toy.

got my hair cut (it had been 8 months... a new record for me!)

picked up this sweet elephant

and held Nicole's precious week old baby, Symoni.

stay tuned for a photo that nicole should be sending me. to say this woman is busy would be an understatement.

PS. This was my drive to work today.

Thanks, Emily, for saying what we all wanted to.


  1. Congrats on the new job, and good luck on the big test. You'll do great and your hair looks great too!!
    See you soon...

  2. kenz! i love the hair! and let's be exercise buddies when you move out to virginia, okay? i wanna see pics of the new place! we finally sold our contract. (: oh, and we've been going to a family ward and love it, but i've always had a thing for old ladies.

    good luck on the test!!

  3. I can't believe you are moving to West Jordan!! Geesh- too bad our move didn't come later or yours didn't come sooner! =) See you this weekend!

  4. we live in south jordan! therefore, we have to hang out and be friends because we hardly saw each other in provo. but you'll have no friends in wj but us.

  5. You did not go to the sheep herding competition did you? Have we missed that? I will be very mad if you uninvited me :)