Monday, February 28, 2011

We're moving....

to Fayetteville, North Carolina y'all!

Anson will be doing his internship there for a year and then we'll move back here. I have done a lot of reading about NC the last couple of days and I'm REALLY excited to move there! There's an island where wild horses run free, lots of shipwrecks underwater and on the beach, Blackbeard's hideout and much more! I cannot wait to get a change of scenery and take some pictures - not to mention visiting New York, Washington DC, Florida and everywhere in between!

We have a Service family reunion at the end of July in Idaho and from there we plan to go to NC. Nothing's set in stone, but that's the plan for now...which means that I will miss my Corier family reunion in August. I think it's more important to get the kids settled and a little familiar with the area before they start school.

I will use this blog to update friends and family while we're gone for that year - so I'm sure that I'll get back to posting regularly again.

Oh, I need to brag about Anson for a second. Last years doctoral students from Ansons school all waited a year to turn in their internship applications and only 4 from this years class including Anson. Many of them had interviews but Anson was the ONLY one from the two classes to get matched! Pretty awesome! He amazes me everyday. I can't wait for this new chapter in our lives! It is going to be a great adventure!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Oregon Zoo

I went to the zoo yesterday to take some pictures and invited my sister Sarah along and her two kids Kenzie and Chase. We weren't prepared how cold it was and I think we all could have used a heavier coat, a hat, and gloves. We were there for 3 hours walking around and saw most every exhibit. I was a little bummed that there were no zebras or giraffes this time around because I love giraffes. Here are some animals we did see. (Click on the picture to enlarge it).

Watching the elephants feed was the highlight of the whole zoo experience for me. They are so massive, but seem so gentle. Some zookeeper's went into there area, to clean up after them and the elephants got in a line, grabbed the tail of the elephant in front of them with their trunk and walked around their habitat. It was the cutest thing. When the zookeepers finished cleaning, they fed the elephants who would take the grass and bring it to the water, soak it, wring the water out with their trunks, then eat it. It was so amazing to watch them. They are magnificent creatures. It kind of sounds weird, but I felt honored to be in their presence.

And here are some pictures of Sarah, Kenzie and Chase. I LOVED the underwater aquariums!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I have an Etsy store! It's very small right now and I will be adding more things as I design them, but it's finally up and running! I'm sure I don't have to tell you what I'm selling, because you probably already know! Fine, I'll tell you anyway. I'm selling tshirts, hoodies and sweatpants - mostly Twilight related with some Hunger Games mixed in there too. I have some other designs that I've been working on completely unrelated to Twilight so check back often to see what I come up with! Here's the link!!