Saturday, November 22, 2008
Us up to now!
I felt it was time to start the public blog on my family! Not that too many may care, but there are those not on Myspace who may want to see what's going on in the Crozier family.....
Let's see...Archie and I met in the summer of 2003 a couple of months after I came home off my mission. We were in the same single's ward. He was quite the little dater of all the girls so it took some convincing on my part to get him convinced I was the One!!! We started dating exclusively shortly after that and we got married a few months later in the Salt Lake temple on December 12, 2003.
Two weeks after we packed up everything we owned and headed up to Gresham, OR for Archie's new job! We actually traveled up in the worst storm Portland had seen in years! Right outside of Boise I slid off the road and almost killed myself! And when we hit down into the Gorge I could go no further due to all the snow. So we abandoned the truck and I road with Archie in his beat up 900 dollar Subaru. We had to tailgate a semi truck in order to make it through the treacherous snow conditions. I literally thought death was upon us, and kept my eyes closed and prayed to God we would make it through! Happy to say we did!
We stayed with Archie's Aunt Jean for a couple of months til' we were able to move into an apartment close to his work. My parents also eventually brought up my sweet baby kitty Frodo so he could live with us up there too!
That Fall I started school at Portland State University where I studied Applied Linguistics and Spanish! Super fun! I graduated in 2007.
We also got another kitty while we were up there....cute Wolfgang, aka Wolfy. He's a polydactyl kitty with six toes on three paws and a really big thumb on the fourth!
But alas, our journey in Gresham was to come to an end....Archie got a better paying job with IM Flash Technologies down in Lehi, UT in 2006. He headed down there to start while I stayed in Gresham in order to finish school. It was a very long 4 1/2 months, but we survived with a visit in December and lots of web cam calls! My mother even came up for a week to keep me company. And our awesome friends, Trisha and Jeremy, let me come over all the time and annoy them while I was lonely! In March Archie came back up so we could move everything out of our apartment and we were on our way back to Utah.
His company put us in an apartment until we were able to find a place of our own. We bought a beautiful town home in Eagle Mountain. I also finished off two classes in the Spring one at BYU and on online from PSU in order to finish off my degree!
So one year later we decided it was time to start our little family and I'm pregnant with a little boy Gabriel on the way in February. I am also studying to be a medical transcriptionist so I can work from home after Gabe is born! And that is us up to now!