Saturday, June 13, 2009

i must've done something good.


we've moved. to the in-laws' for the summer. (again.) (third time's a charm.) really really missing our happy valley homies. a lot. missing milo and pearl's cute friends. missing our ward. (although the relief society president was something awful. i heard she got released and actually misses her calling a lot.) missing listening to the sprinklers at night as i fall asleep. missing chelsea banging on the door until we open it, "can milo play?" missing going to the garden every day. missing sitting in the camping chairs with my sweet neighbors every afternoon. not missing the turquoise carpet. (may it rest in peace.)

now we're kicking it with the laid-back country folk. husby knows that i'm prone to loneliness- and boredom-induced-depression while he's at school all day so some days he packs us a picnic. a brown paper bag for each of us with our names in block letters. and the kids and i hike to the top of the hill and if i squint my eyes a little and listen to the birds warbling and the grasses swaying, i am almost sure we are crossing the mountains into switzerland to escape the nazis. it is a really nice little daydream.

i've grown a lot in the last year. how i know that is: we are living in the in-laws' basement, we've got at least four years of school ahead of us if we're lucky, we have very little idea of what our future holds, and we're poorer than poo. and yet life feels pretty good. i am content. it's a nice feeling.

23 comments:

Kera said...

welcome fellow basement dweller. I know exactly how you feel. my hubs is leaving for dubai friday and I don't go until september. boo. it's all kind of exciting though, isn't it?

Leslie said...

Jaime: "So here you are standing there, loving me... whether or not you should..."

this is an awesome song you and Jaime are singing... :)

We certainly miss you too. (in case you've missed every other time I've mentioned it in multiple places...) And I love, love, LOVE your photos here. Awesome.

We want to do lunch or dinner. Just us ladies. :) So let me know when might be a good time for you and we'll figure something out. :)

Love you guys!

veronica said...

i think i saw you at the mall last night, is that possible? but i got nervous and didn't say anything, which is silly because we've talked in real life before. so anyway, sorry about that.

Ashley Comeau said...

Your pix totally look like they could be from the Sound of Music! Do you guys know where you're going to med school yet?

Tiffany said...

you're such a good writer, seriously. it's always fun to read the latest blog from 'delighted.' i love that you say you are content, that's awesome. we miss you!

shugee (ashley) said...

Pictures are beautiful. You're family is so great. We miss you.

shugee (ashley) said...

Umm.."Your" family =)

p.s. Nate has a special e-mail for Jamie that I think he'll send today...be excited.

Fashionably Kate said...

The hills are alive with the sound of music... Sweet majesty! :) Here's to wishing that you really were crossing the hills into Switzerland {minus the nazi part.}

Good luck with the changes ahead!

p.s.. were you R.S. president? You're so young? Yikes. That makes me nervous just thinking about it.

Wright Bunch said...

Oh Abby-- you are truly way too kind. And man I miss you... really i just wish i would have had more time go get to know you a little better.
So what??? you moved? where to? more details!! We need to stay in touch!

P.S. Sound of Music is my all time favorite.

Sarah said...

picnics in the mountains sound wonderful. I'm glad you are accentuating the positive. love those sandals.

my mudda' calls me jack said...

weird. sound of music is on in the background and julie andrews was just singing that.
looks beautiful, but nothings better than all the desert landscaping out here, right? [ewww]

my mudda' calls me jack said...

weird. sound of music is on in the background and julie andrews was just singing that.
looks beautiful, but nothings better than all the desert landscaping out here, right? [ewww]

Sophia said...

Um, you take the COOLEST pictures!!! I am also very jealous of your adult salt water's. You are definatly missed here. I love the country summer it looks like fun. And I love that you are content. What a satisfying thing to be content and happy.
What an exhausting thing it must be to feel like you need things to be content. I hope to always feel like you do here.

Tippetts said...

Awesome pictures! Looks so peaceful and relaxing. I'm glad Jaime and Mitch's call went well and hopefully helped. Between Tim, Jaime, Kyle, Laun, etc. I'm used to the way they talk to eachother. When they get together, they are pretty hilarious. :)

Miss MyKelle J said...

I want to be where ever those pictures were taken... it looks so lovely!

Ashley Thalman said...

I am so glad you found me. How?
So....we are poor and have SOOOOO much school in front of us too AND feel so content about it.

Andrea said...

We miss you too and your adorable kids! Come and see us one of these days. I've got Milo's red bike handles sitting at home waiting for you to come pick them up... I know, NOW you HAVE to come! Haha :)

brooke and tyler said...

that makes me miss the mountains, but i'm so glad you get to go hang out with your husband. good luck with med school. i can't believe you'll be moving out of the country. that's right, isn't it?

by M said...

abby, hello again! i am wanting to feature you in my guest blogger series next week. interested? if so, email me writebym@gmail.com!!!

Anonymous said...

i loved this post.

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leslie born said...

Are you going to make your kids clothes from the curtains...? next time you're out on a picnic make sure to run with your arms wide open, seiously. Can I come next time?

Bethany said...

I'm glad the move is done-- isn't it so much nicer when you've already done it? I hate moving! Those are beautiful pictures. I hope it all works out well for you.

Dionne said...

How gorge are these images? Seems like a blissful place to live!