Monday, February 15, 2010

Woo Woo Chattanooga, there you are!

Wow! You probably think I forgot I have a blog! The truth is, we have been really busy moving to Chattanooga, TN for Carl's program of nurse anesthesia. He will be attending the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in May. Now is the time where we have to quickly establish residency so we can get in-state tuition (which is surprisingly easy in Tennessee!). I thought I would just share with you some things we've done/seen lately (that was NOT supposed to sound like the southern phrase "done seen" which is thrown around liberally around here!). So, here goes. . .
Here is a picture of Jude helping us pack back in Utah. He thought the tape would fit easier if he packed the tape separately from the casette.

I got 2 cavities filled by my good friend Kyle Clark (who also happens to be a dentist) right before moving day. I thought you might enjoy seeing what I would look like as a stroke victim.

This is one of my favorite things we've seen on the freeway so far in Chattanooga. It just seems weird to see a mountain bike atop a limo. My other favorite thing we've seen on the freeway was a pair of pants on our exit sign. I couldn't get to the camera fast enough, but I still just wonder how they got there!

We went to the grocery store and they had this AWESOME shopping cart for Jude! THIS is the way to shop! It kind of messes me up though, 'cause Jude really likes taking right turns the whole time he's driving :)

Here is a supermarket oddity. They left these lobsters out, alive, slowly moving, in the ice. You were supposed to grab your own living lobster and take it home in WHAT may I ask? A produce bag? It's still a mystery.

Here is a fine blurry picture for you. We got a little walker for Jude because we thought he might enjoy the independence of walking without hanging on to one of us. He can practically run with this thing now! He is still hesitant to let go of anything.

The mall by our extended-stay hotel had this kind of fun playground. This particular piece must have been left over from the Memorial Hospital because that name was plastered all over it. I have mixed feelings about Jude enjoying a toy that once brought joy and happiness to sick children. I just wonder what the sick children have to play with now.

These are some pictures taken from the front porch of the apartment we found. Chattanooga is having an unusually cold, snowy winter. It looks beautiful, though, and I love living in the woods!

Well, that's it for now. Keep checking this blog because I'm sure to post something in the next 6 months, I'm sure.


  1. It looks like you are having and adventure. Does that little walker turn into a bike? We miss you!

  2. I have to laugh about the lobster... I'm sure they have paper bags or something you can ask for to take it home (if you dare!!!). And yes, you take them home alive... My G'pa and uncle were lobster fisherman. During family reunions, their favorite things to do were chase us around with them. EW!!
    Glad you made it safe and sound AND have an apartment!

  3. Yeah for Tennessee. Have you taken Jude to the aquarium yet? I'm sure he wouldn't really enjoy it as much as mom and dad would. I love that aquarium, although I haven't been to one since so I have nothing to compare it to.

  4. exciting stuff! You are hilarious. I couldn't help but laugh outloud at your thoughts about the lobster. How long will you be Tennessee?

    If you are ever up by Dayton OH, let us know, we would love to see you!


  5. What an adventure! I'm glad you guys are getting settled in!

  6. Wow! Very cool. I am going to miss having you here!!

  7. I can't believe you are there already! I was totally planning in my head that I wanted to come see you before you left. What an awful friend I am!! Please keep us updated on the cutest Jubilleee pictyures ever. Love you Hilary!! Have fun on your newest adventure. :)