the noorda family

The woman .... I owe everything to her! She has saved my life here in Henderson, NV many, many times! I count myself one lucky lady to be able to call her my neighbor and my friend!

las vegas | downtown container park

I didn't know what all the fuss was about when it came to the downtown container park in Las Vegas. That is until I went. The first thing I smelled was incredible food. The first thing I heard was children playing. And the first thing I saw was how great of a park this is! The container park is just as it sounds ... a park built from refurbished train containers. It's really kind of a cool and colorful idea! Smack dab in the middle of the park is a giant treehouse for kids to entertain themselves in. When I have children, or if people with children come to visit, this would definitely be the first place I take them! They even have outdoor movies on weekend nights! It's for adults, too, complete with an open container policy after 9pm and live music.

Bottom line is ... this park has it all! Next time I go will be on an empty stomach.

moving | ut - nv

Three months ago Paul and I received the wonderful news he got into Graduate School down in Henderson, Nevada! We were ecstatic to receive the news, especially because this was the answer to our prayers ... plus we needed a change. Big time.

Although I couldn't be more excited to move on with our lives, I am beyond sad to be leaving Salt Lake City ... my home. My parents are here, two of my five siblings are here, nieces and nephews are here, many of my friends are here. Paul will miss fishing and I will miss tree-lined streets. Paul will miss trail-running and I will miss four seasons. Paul will miss Real Salt Lake and I will miss attending General Conference

There are many things we're looking forward to, as well, so it's not all sad! Paul couldn't be more excited to be in school and moving towards a career and life he wants. I can't wait to have yet another place to call home (with Santa Barbara being my second home). We are both excited to eat our way through the diverse eateries and restaurants in Las Vegas! We are also both really looking forward to meeting new friends and making great connections with the wonderful people of Nevada.

Utah, you will be missed. Nevada ... here we come!