|Thomas likes to wear Mommy's shoes!|
John has had several work meetings in Elko lately (about 1 hour and 45 minutes' drive, also where we spent last summer for John's internship). When he found out he would have a meeting Monday (19th) through Wednesday (21st), we decided we'd all go and make a trip of it! The company paid for the hotel, most of our food, and will even reimburse us for miles put on our car. It was a chance for us to visit with our friends, Zach and Dixie Hessing (and their daughter Mel, who's just older than Thomas!) and Edgar and Laura Vargas (and their son Markus, just younger than Thomas!). However, somehow we all got sick with the "Nevada Flu" that's been going around and felt terrible...luckily it only lasted around 24 hours.
|Thomas hanging for dear life onto the edge of the bed!|
|Thomas gives lots of sweet kisses!|
It was a fun trip! (Minus getting sick...)
Then on Thursday, John's parents drove the 5 1/2-hour trip from Layton, UT to come visit us for the weekend! They were able to use their shnazzy new car for the trip. The house we're renting has plenty of room for company (hint, hint, wink, wink!), so we were able to host them easily. While they were here, we spent time playing, talking, putting offers on the house (more on that to come!), visiting Lovelock and having a picnic, hiking to Lovelock Cave, eating good food at Ormachea's (a Basque restaurant in town) and the Winnemucca Pizzeria, going to church with our ward, and visiting the Winnemucca museum. Thomas (and both John and I!) really enjoyed having them here!
|Grandma and Grandpa Kimball|
In all of our house-viewing, we really liked one we didn't think we would. It's 1632 sq. ft. (smaller than what we were hoping for) but really utilizes the space well. It's all on one level, has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, 2-car garage, and a .35 acre lot. The backyard is completely undeveloped besides the 10'x10' patch of grass with a tree that they oh-so-conveniently took a picture of for the listing. (As my parents said, it's "accentuating the positives!") Although it's sloped and will require a LOT of work, we like that we can do our own landscaping/gardening/etc. We're bummed that it's just BARELY over the line splittng the town into two wards, so we'll be in the other ward. :S Here's the real estate listing with more pics and info:
|Our own picture of the front of the house|
|Yep, it was yummy!|