Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Did we say AZ what we meant was CHINA!

Holy Cow! It's been a crazy couple of weeks. One day were packing to move to AZ
and I'm stressin cuz I'm supposed to find an apt
and the only apts I can find close to Ezra's work are filled with drug dealers and roches.

And the next day Ezra gets a sweet job offer to work in China.
And we take it!

We were nervous to call Knight Brokerage and tell them we would be peace'in out days before we were supposed to start. But to our surprise they were totally excited for us and told us to keep in touch because they might have some work for us to do in China!

Needless to say it's been quite the emotional roller coster ride.Ezra is thrilled to be going to China....Me, I'm apprehensive and excited. I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be moving to China. But we are young, in love, and I can't think of a better time to embark on this adventure.We leave the second week in January ... O’er mountain, or plain, or sea to other side of the planet.

We've already been practicing our mandarin and already know one of the most important phrases in the Chinese language....."where is the toilet?" What more do you need to know?

So are we crazy? um...I think so. We're moving to the small subtropical town of Nanning,China -population 6.5 million. Idaho to China. hmmmm It's been fun to tell people where we are moving. Some people give us weird looks and ask if we're joking. I don't blame them I'm still having a hard time believing it myself.

Well start booking your trips-we'll put you up! We'll be back to the US every four months so we can see your beautiful faces in person.CHINA here we come!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Ezra sales equipment, most often skid steers. In July of 2009 Ezra and I took a trip to Arizona to pick up two skid steers. We started our 13 hour trip on a Friday night at around 5pm. We drove through the night and arrived in AZ the next morning. We picked up the skid steers and spent the day in 120 degrees. We were convinced that something was wrong with our air conditioning.

On our way home we had a long conversation about how awful Arizona was and we both vowed that AZ would be the one place we would never live. Well life as you know, is full of beautiful ironies. When we found out that Ezra might have a job opportunity with Knight Brokerage (head quarters AZ) we both started laughing. We might end up in the one place we vowed we'd never live. Well it's happened! And despite our initial repulsion to the area we are so excited and more than ready to start our next adventure. We are heading down the day after Thanksgiving. Arizona here we come! If you would like to be a winter visitor give us a call!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Harry Potter!

CONFESSION:I am a Harry Potter Geek.

Have I read all the books? Yes!

Have I seen all the movies?Yes!

Have I listened to it on CD? Yes!

Am I counting down the days til the Deathly Hallows movie comes out and planning on dragging Ezra with me? Yes!

(Ezra who is not a Harry Potter geek isn't really into the whole Harry Potter thang but will still come with me cuz he's just sweet like that---I think Voldemort scares him or maybe the Dementors)

Do I have a Harry Potter Poster in my bedroom? You'll never know

Okay Here are some of my favorite Harry Potter Quotes- Did I get carried away? um yes, but read them anyway because they're really good!

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Dumbledore to Voldermort.

What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Alkaban

~J.K. Rowling