Friday, July 26, 2013

Soaking Up the Summer

It has been about 4 months since we sold our house and moved in with my in-laws. Each time we visit the construction site, there is something new to look at and it is really exciting. So far, the exterior of the house is pretty much done, and the interior is starting to come together as well. There were some things that I wish we had up-graded, made different choices or paid closer (I mean a LOT closer)attention, but over all I love most of the things inside the house. My most favorite is the hardwood floor... oh, I am in love.

Boy... I don't know about you, but building a house can be an emotional rollercoaster if you let it. There are some ups and downs, but it looks like we can close on our house in middle of August. School is starting at the same time, so no matter how much I prepare for it, I know it will be chaotic for a while after we move in.

I am trying to see beyond that, and putting myself in my happy place. That would be, I am in a clean house and everything put away, my sewing room all organized and of course I am there sewing happily... I just cannot wait to get to that point.

This summer we are doing things a little differently with the kids, but we are still having fun. The last few weeks, we have been doing a lot on top of our usual summer activities.

We went to see "The Sound of Music" at an outdoor theater one night. The play started when there was still sunlight, but as the play progressed it grew darker. It created the perfect atmosphere for the end of the play, where the family was trying to escape while the Nazis were looking for them. Many flash light were moving among the audience. The kids have seen the movie, but watching the play was a whole new experience. They were so excited about it, we even bought the soundtrack a couple days later and are listening to the songs!

Also, we were asked to be in Merrill Osmond's Pioneer Pageant. In the play, they talk about the pioneers who came to Utah from different countries, Germans, Italians, Spanish, Jews, Scottish... and guess what, they needed a family to represent the Chinese. Well... technically I am Japanese, but we all look alike right? We thought it would be a really fun opportunity for us and we gladly said yes. With rehearsals and all, a total of 5 nights, we were there from 8 pm to about 12 am. It was kind of hard on the kids but at the same time we all had fun.

Here are some pictures of us:

Where is the of Mr. TRH? Oh, he was there alright, he wore a Chinese costume and everything. Gosh, he is one tough person to take a picture of. He always does goofy stuff so I won't be able to take his pic. I will tell you one thing though... he was the whitest (with red hair and beard!) Chinese person you'll ever meet.

I have been working on my projects but, I have been building memories with my family. :)

How are you all doing this summer? What have you been up to?


  1. Well, looks like you've been having fun and August is so close! Can't wait for your we-are-at-home post(s) and more crafting inspirations from you!

  2. Hey, nice post sweets....
    Maybe we can follow each other..!!
    Keep in touch

  3. "...but we all look alike, right?" Oh my goodness, this had me cracking up.

    My husband is Filipino, and he gets comments like that in our small, rural Indiana town a LOT. One old man recently referred to him as "china-man" and said "you all look alike anyway." Good thing my hubby has a sense of humor!

  4. What fun you had! I will be happy to see your new home all done and set up. I am glad you have a good attitude about it- xo Diana

  5. I saw Fiddler on the Roof at the Scera 20 years ago. Good times!

  6. How exciting for you with the house and all... I can still remember how stressful it was for us when we built years and years ago... my SIL is building in Pleasant View... way up North... she is sweating the details too... so much to do!
    Summer b/4 last we went to Little Mermaid and Grease... down at Tuacon. We had a great time... nothing like a little toe tapping to keep a show interesting!

  7. Theaters are always a good way to bond with your family. I have also had home construction going on for like ages and I exactly know how chaotic it can get :D

    But good to see that all of you are having fun this summer.
    Lots of love
    Jessica x


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