Monday, December 5, 2011

Why I Live in Utah!

In 2005 I decided to move to Utah. I had just graduated from BYU-Idaho and I was looking for a teaching job. I found I had a lot of options in Utah and would be close to some of my best friends. I made the move. I quickly regretted my decision (okay not really).

I'm often asked why I don't move back to California. The main reason is because I have a wonderful job, friends who are like family, and there is no job waiting for me in California. So instead of moving back to California, I fly back what seems like once a month. It is worth it because I get to see all of my family and enjoy wonderful California. My visits to California are always fun!
My little monkey!

My wonderful sister in law on her wedding day!
My sister with Camden and Kassidy in Disneyland!
My mom and Jayden
My Dad and I taking Kyle golfing before he gets married!
My crazy brother in law!
I also get asked a lot about my favorite things in Utah. There are few things :) My favorite thing is of course all of my many friends that I have here. They are wonderful. I feel so blessed to have people who I truly consider family surrounding me on a daily basis. Next, would be the LDS Temples. They are not only beautiful, but they also provide me with so much needed peace and comfort. My wonderful job. I'm so blessed to be at a school where I feel at home and love the people I work with and the families whose kids I teach. Lastly, would be the mountains. I do love having the mountains to look at every day. They are truly beautiful.

My amazing class from last year learning about reptiles!

The LDS Bountiful Temple

The mountains in the fall
My Person, Claudia, on her sealing day!
Lini, Josh (not pictured), and Ezias
Roommate picture from this summer
Lisa, Allison, and I in Ireland
Colette and Hood (Amanda should be in here also, but she couldn't come to the party and I can't find a picture of her!)
There are so many more friends that I have and love! Just can't seem to find pictures of everyone at the moment! You all know who you are and how much I love you guys though!

So for now I will try to be happy with these few great things about Utah and continue to to travel to lovely California as often as possible!


  1. UT does have quite nice mountains. After being away from them for about 2 years, it was nice to be around them again! There will always be good and bad things about any place you live, but its always good to emphasize the better things! :) Can you believe its been 6 1/2 years since you moved down there???

  2. I know what you mean Mak! I've been here a long time now. One of these days I might get out, but it has been pretty good to me so far.

  3. MAN do I feel left out... :( It has been a while since I've called Utah home though, so I understand. ;) This made me miss being with my America friends!! Glad you're rejoicing in all the things that are great about your life!!

  4. Oh i remember the day you asked me to come live with you and do some "growing up" in utah. I also remember how much we disliked it for the first few months. I will say its grown on me too! It's crazy we've been here for 6 1/2 years and i dont know if i'll ever really leave :)

  5. You were my saving grace Claudia!!! I could never have survived this long without you!