Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hello from Moses Lake, Washington!

It's been so long since I made a post.... oops. So much has happened- Phil got a job offer to start his very first Engineering job, we found out we were expecting baby #2, Phil graduated, and we moved to Moses Lake, Washington. Just to name a few haha. It's been a good year and I've failed to document it. Here's a few pictures to catch up! (Sorta)

Graduation! Something that seemed like it would never happen... finally did! I was SO incredibly proud of this guy. He had been in college nearly every semester year round since I met him. What he accomplished was HUGE. In high school he didn't do very well in math and didn't take calculus or higher level classes. He never would have guessed he would be an engineer someday! We are all so happy that it's behind us now and he is able to put his degree to good use.
We will miss the farm! It was good to us. This is where we had our first little home, and the only home Lola had ever known. We enjoyed living near my family.

Boat ride and fishing with dad on Ririe resevoir. She loves holding the pole, we're really going to have to get her one for next year. We will miss living in Idaho, we have so many good memories there.

But we are excited to explore a new state! We moved into our new place in Moses Lake on August 1st. Phil remembered coming to the Grand Coulee Dam as a kid so we made the trip up one Saturday. It is the largest electric power producing dam in the US and these pictures don't do it justice. It was kind of terrifying looking down off the top. It is almost 1 mile long and 550 ft tall! 

We got invited by friends to go up to their cabin for Labor day weekend. We had fun exploring a big cave and going on some pretty hikes near Mt. St. Helens. There was even a place where you could climb in the space left by logs that were covered in lava flow. As the lava cooled the logs burned leaving these tunnels. Please note the picture of Lola Fern in the ferns :)

Phil took me on a tour of his work recently. The sheer size of this place blows you away. There are approxamately 1,400 employees at Genie. They build these machines in four airplane hangers! I wanted to take more pictures but I wasn't really supposed to. Phil has really enjoyed his job and the people he works with. He has even found that there are many Russian speaking Ukrainians that work here so he gets to speak Russian often which makes him happy. We are feeling really blessed to be here as a little family. We have been so welcomed by our ward and are making friends already. The Lord has been good to us.

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