Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yay. Packing.

So we're packing. Yep, we're getting an early start, I hate last minute moves. Gross. It is so nice though to have help with a move from my husband, he's the best. I got so accustomed to moving and packing all by myself...this one will be nice!

Mike and I went to the grocery store tonight to do that "last minute/before the sabbath" shopping, and as usual, we saw half of our ward there. I said my hellos and goodbyes, chatted a bit with my friends and after purchasing what we'll take on our picnic tomorrow, we headed out to our car. I need to say, tonight, the air was so cool and harmoniously humid. Not so sticky that you find yourself tugging at your shirt, begging it not to stick to your body, but just right. Mike reached over as I pushed the cart and put his hand instinctively on my back as we crossed the parking lot, since he's always so gently protective of me. It couldn't have been more strangely peaceful, that half empty parking lot, I swear. I have yet to feel such peace in my life, and this leads me to really understand that principal we're raised to believe; the one that says that when you're heading down the right path...you feel it. You feel peace. I feel peace, but for how long? I dunno. Life has a way of throwing logs in front of you on your pathway through the redwoods. Either way, the night was gorgeous, and I lingered a bit longer as I put my cart carefully away in the cart return bin.

Earlier today though, I shot a graduation party for the Kunde family of Redlands. They had a big swimming party, followed by casino night in their back yard. They hired dealers, a bartender (with an open bar), caterers, tons of food and a dj. So many of this young girl's family and friends came out to support her. It was truly a happy occasion, and I'm lucky to have been invited to capture it in pictures. Here's a picture of one of the guys there rollin' the dice at the Craps table. I'll post the rest later.

25 comments:

sixmoores said...

Packing? As in moving to take the job in Utah?

Alli Easley said...

As in yes. As in, he starts July 7th! Hallelujah.

shark like a fox said...

as in yay!

Kacey & Chris said...

I am so happy for you! You deserve the best and it sounds like you got it! Utah aint all bad, it grows on you! Like mold!!!!!

ashleyO said...

I thought you said "Life has a way of throwing frogs in frong of you..." That works too I suppose. Some are poisonous! Eep.

Anyway, love the dice.

ashleyO said...

front not frong. however that's cool...What the Fig?

Alli Easley said...

Aw fig, Ashley, 'frong' is sweet too.

Oh and me too on the dice, it took me like 5 minutes to get the exact shot I wanted from that guy.

Michael Moore said...

I love that feeling. I believe C.S. Lewis described it as "surprised by joy."

If Mike starts work on July 7, when do you actually move there?

sixmoores said...

We drive down this Thurs...so we will finally see each other! Yeah. So excited to meet your husband and see your kids. It's been too long.

Alli Easley said...

Well, we actually don't get there til the 7th, and by "we" I mean "Mike". I don't know for sure when I'll get there, we're trying to figure that all out! My girls have camp the second week of July here, and then dance festival that runs through the last week of July, but we're trying to find someplace for them to stay in the mean time. We'll have to see! And we're so excited to see you guys too! How long will you be there?

Also Mike, I love that "surprised by joy". I love C.S. Lewis.

Lyd said...

Oooo!!! Fancy!!! I love that pictcha! That's why you're like the best photo-grapher that I know!! :D

Amber said...

Anything I can do to help out, let me know! (we have 2 pull out couch beds- not the most comfy, but they're beds.) I'm glad you're not moving next week!!! At least there's a little more time to say goodbye:(

-KJ said...

Love the dice too. Don't think you will be shooting at too many open bar parties here!

It is so nice to hear the peace in your voice. You deserve it. There will definitely be hiccups when you get here, but you have all ready proven you know where to put your trust. LOVE YOU!

Laurie said...

Congrats on the new job and the new move! I cant wait to see pics of Utah.

I have that peaceful feeling more and more often lately. Its sooo nice. :) I wonder if its my age or if I'm just overcome with happiness like never before. Either way....I like it.

Eliza said...

um you are the biggest frong turd EVER because of where you are today!!! I hate that you live where you live now and make me jellis everyday! But now you'll be here so no more jellisness, but you'll be closer to the "big city" than me so crap, more jellis again.

ashleyO said...

no need to be jellis. ah crap. I'm jellis.

Sarah said...

So, vear ju gonna leeb?

MAYBE, Davis County?!!!

Just hoping.

Dani said...

Have to say I'm thrillllled to be on your "most comments" list...yeah whooh!

Moving....yip yip! I agree KJ, you have the peace going on. It is felt in your writing. I'm so happy for you. Now when I eventually make it out to Utah to visit, you'll be there azwul! :)

Must have been a crayzay partay - open bar?? Wow! Yeah, not so much in the U-T. ;]

Michael Moore said...

I leave Utah on July 5, so I will definitely be gone by the time you guys get there. We are planning on coming to Utah for Christmas.

Candace said...

Packing is so not fun. We are doing it too. This will be my 5th time moving everything in the 3 years Brian and I have been married. This is the last one for awhile though.

-KJ said...

Sarah, NOBODY moves to Davis County. I thought I had Alli talked into it, but alas. We are the only ones here. The party is always in Utah County.

Michael Moore said...

A Haiku:

Bacon is a treat

Sizzle, crispy, I want some

chewing the fat, yum

Sarah said...

Hey, KJ, you still doin' hair? I need me a good stylissmo. I am still waiting 'til I go to St. George to see my sister. With gas prices, thas nosso much.

Eliza said...

I can totally hear you saying that sarah. You so funny.

Sarah said...

HMMMM HMMM, so funny! =P