Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thank Goodness!

Even though we are still in the middle of moving to Austin, I am so excited to watch General Conference. It is a wonderful opportunity to slow down and evaluate how I am doing.

Tonight is the Women's session and we will probably still be on the road. Thankfully, there are a lot of options to watch! Click here to figure out what is best for you!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

August Birthdays

About a week ago, we celebrated the Patterson family August birthdays at Folsom Lake. It was fantastic! I tried paddle boarding for the first time and it was great!

Mike kept throwing grapes at the kids while they were swimming. He eventually hit me, so I took the grape and smashed it into his back.

Spencer wanted to touch all of the food, but not actually eat it.

Most of the kids swam to and from the buoys. It was such a perfect evening.

Spiritual Enlightenment: Of Things That Matter Most

Friday, September 1, 2017


Well things happened a lot faster than we expected. Jonathan accepted a job to be a contracted worker for IBM as a Java and cryptography resource on Monday. It's really hard to wrap our heads around it because this in Jonathan's dream job and he got it just two weeks after the initial call from a headhunter while we were playing at Six Flags with Ry and Ty.

It now feels like we are on vacation. The pressure of finding work and figuring out what we should do next evaporated. The struggle and years of hard work really were worth it. There were times that I wanted to believe it would be, but doubt would sometimes creep in. I can't wait to see what else is in store for us as we continue down this wonderful path.

Spiritual Enlightenment: Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blue Angels

The weekend before our big move, we went up to Idaho to visit family one more time and see the Blue Angels! There were tons of planes to see both in the air and on the ground.

The roar of the jet engines was extremely impressive! At one point when the Blue Angels were flying they directed our attention to a jet flying in front of us as a jet snuck up behind us. We weren't ready for it, so it gave us a good scare! We didn't put on any sunscreen, so we were both roasted from being in the sun all day. It was totally worth it though!

Spiritual Enlightenment: A Matter of a Few Degrees

Friday, August 25, 2017

Inching Closer

We have now been in California for almost a whole month. It feels so good to be home! As we were driving out, we saw a rainbow somewhere in the middle of Nevada. I felt it was a tender mercy confirming that we were making the right choice in moving.

Since getting back, I haven't taken very many pictures. I've instead been enjoying being with my family again. There's been lots of swimming, great conversations, kisses from Spencer, and fantastic roller coasters.

These two little fish refused to get out of the pool!
Jonathan has been working hard with starting his career. He's been able to talk to a lot of different people and while we were at Six Flags, he got a call from a headhunter about a fantastic job. I feel like he's getting opportunities that may not have come our way if we had stayed in Utah.

Jonathan and I went to Six Flags with Ry and Ty before school started.
It was a great day!

Things are slowly happening, but I'm enjoying this time because we truly don't know where we will end up. I love having the opportunity to spend with the California kids. I still can't believe how much they have grown and changed over the past three and a half years we were in Utah.

Spencer has stolen my heart! Sorry Jonathan!
I'm so glad that we are back to a place that truly feels like home.
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