Tan's mom knew we would have a hard time coming home. She decorated our bedroom and immediately whisked us away to Cafe Rio to drown our sorrows in tostada heaven.
Our first order of business after moving home was finding a car. We sold ours in Hawaii and needed something reliable with good gas mileage that we could keep for a long time. After countless hours of scouring KSL.com, visiting lots of dealers, and test driving different cars, we settled on this 2009 Kia Optima. We are in love with our new "precious." It's roomy and a super smooth ride. We're still in the process of coming up with a name, and suggestions are appreciated.
I have to brag about Tanya for a minute. She was so stressed about finding a teaching job when we moved home. It's hard because there are only so many middle and high schools, and each one only has one or maybe two health teachers, so the odds are not good. She had an interview the day after we moved home and was hired 3 days later. She's the new health and PE teacher at American Preparatory Academy in West Valley! It's a classy charter school that is brand new (they're still building it). It was also voted Utah's charter school of the year. I'm so proud of her and I know the kids will love her.
Since we moved home, we've been to Sonic three times for slushies during happy hour. It's a summertime tradish that isn't going away any time soon.
On Saturday morning we went on a hike to Grandeur Peak in Millcreek Canyon with our friends Curtis and Ashley. It was the perfect day with blue skies and green mountains (except for when we took the wrong trail for a mile or so)
That night we went to the Real Salt Lake game with Curtash. It was the first time for Tan and I, and we had a lot of fun. We had awesome seats right next to all the action, and of course they won.
Today we FINALLY got around to using our season pass to Seven Peaks! We went with Tanya's little brothers and had a blast (before the crowds showed up in the afternoon). The half pipe slide = favorite.
Our motley crew
It can only go up from here . . . because tomorrow we head to Lake Powell!