Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It takes a village. . .


When the Watty Watsons first moved to Utah I really thought that it was going to be the end of ME! I just wasn't sure that I would survive the "Utah culture," because. . .you know there is a secret sub culture in Utah they call those "Utah Mormons". . . sounds scarey huh? :) I was just sure that Utah was going to kill me. We moved in the middle of winter, no friends, a little family, lots of little children that had lots of little needs.. .There where a couple friendly neighbors that stopped by with goodies(ONCE), a fun Grandma Watson that volunteered to babysit fairly regularly, and a couple unexpected stop in's from Aunties (which we loved). . . .but for the most part I felt alone and on my own. After settling down a bit, I'd have to say that my perspective has changed and I'm excited about all the opportunities/friendships we have discovered here in Utah. . .it really has become a great place to raise our little ones (Sorry Brooke ~ I know you really don't want to hear that). While we miss our family and friends ~ we have managed to create an evironment that we can call HOME. I'm a big believer in the phrase, 'It takes a village to raise a child'. . . wether you are near or far. . I am grateful for the influence you are in my children's life and the fact that you are part of our 'village'. Thank you! And should you get the itch to move down to UT let me know- we will help find you a house!

4 comments:

Brooke said...

You are right I didn't want to hear that! Looks like the kids are having a great time though, and I'll just hog all of them when you are hear in Washington for our very very very fun Banks Lake trip planned! Oh and the couple of days I get even before banks..... WooHoo!

Becca said...

It does take a village.. thank goodness.. because I don't think I could do it on my own! :) What cute pics of the kids! Where is that fun place?? It looks like they are discovering fun places without water! :) After Max heals..they need to come play in my pool with Mylie! :)

Laura Lee said...

We love having Shauna and Tim in our neighborhood!! The 4 little ones are so cute - my girls adore them. You can't move for a long, long time!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy said...

I love to hear that you are so happy there! The fun you have atleast through pictures makes me want to come play ALL the time, but as you are happy in Utah we are settles and happy in Washington, more reason for visits!!!