Finally returning to this dear blog to update our lives. I wrote this post back in early October but never added pictures, so here it finally is! Read on, dear friends and family...
Aaron finished up at PwC on October 1st and hopped in the car to drive out to Fresno to officially start life here. We were so happy to have him here for good and to make our home more home-y together. I am very proud of him for his year in the big 4 accounting world--we survived! We are grateful for the job that he had and now grateful for a new job that will provide more flexibility, freedom and family time.
We spent the next day working on a couple more home projects and then Aaron's parents drove in to town late that Thursday night. At this point, Aaron didn't have to go to work til the following Monday and with our non-stop visitors thus far (first Aaron's dad to help us on moving day and then my mom to help with unpacking) so we were in full on party mode and we loved it!
We got going early that Friday morning to head up to Lake Millerton, just 20 minutes away! Mark and Susan had pulled the boat all the way from Riverside and we were pretty excited to help take it out on its first ride of the summer (in October!).
The boat didn't start at first...
^^Oh the glamorous nursing cover, ha.
^^Her cheeks are just too big for the jacket!
^^That little hand! That's definitely her safe spot, in her daddy's arms.
We listened to the second session of conference while driving out to Shaver Lake (about an hour drive from us). Mark had grown up coming to Shaver and helped build a family cabin there. For years, his family would come to Shaver to stay in their finished cabin and ski on the lake. Growing up, Susan's family had been friends with Mark's Aunt Karen and Uncle Kenny (but never met Mark) and went to Shaver Lake with Karen and Kenny to stay at the same cabin. When Mark and Susan were married and were swapping Shaver Lake stories, they realized that they were describing the exact same cabin! So you can imagine how fun it was to drive up to Shaver Lake with Mark and Susan after all these years, find the cabin and have them each reminisce about their time there and how the cabin had changed.
^^Telling childhood stories.
^^Grandpa's little girl