Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a story about being deserted.


by the time you're reading this, p-ray & i are probably well on our way to utah-land.  you see, a couple times a year we make the trek down south to visit all three of my sisters & my mom & dad who all live down there.  yup, my entire immediate fam-damily lives in ute-ahrd.

so why is my little family of three estranged up here by our lonesomes in the pnw?  what brought us up to seattle you ask?  well, first of all you'd be asking the wrong question.  the correct question would be:

"why did your whole family leave YOU & move away from the most beautiful state in all the land!?"

i don't know.  maybe because they hate us.

it all started like twenty years ago with my sister shelley deciding to go to byu.  she of course met a utah man, married him, & eventually they settled there.  heidi was next, then gina.  marrying & then moving.  lame.  after they all spit out a few kids, my mom & dad felt like they needed to follow suit & migrated to zion.  with no regard to sam & i, who had only been married six months at the time & were struggling to stay afloat.

"we don't even love you," they said "please don't come visit."  and then they left.

well, i don't give up on family quite as easily as that & i'm fighting to keep this family together.  as the baby of the bunch, it's the least i can do.  at least twice a year, my little family goes out of our way to visit the family who so heartlessly abandoned us.

so that's where we are.  in utah, visiting my family.

and this story?

a slight exaggeration.  my family is working hard on trying to convince us to move down there but as of yet, to no avail.  we like our lives in the northwest & don't foresee packing up & moving three states down to the land of cafe rio & salty lakes.  but we miss them very very much & try to get down there as much as possible to visit.  and they come up often too.  because they do love us, very very much.

moral of the story?  p-ray & i are on vacation & my blogging may or may not be sporadic.  because when i'm vacationing with my family the interwebz comes second & all things christensen come first.  you know how it is.  but you know i can't quit you so chances are i'll be around posting a pic or a post here & there.

so that's that.

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24 comments:

  1. Have a great vacation with the fam!

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  2. Hope you have a great vacation but I hate when you leave:(

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  3. Ok, I read your blog a little too seriously at first, lol. Then I was like, "no, I'm sure they don't hate her and p-ray" Ha! Have fun on your vacation! I would stay in Seattle as well.

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  4. Awww - this is a sad tale to be sure...but I am so happy you are coming to see us today! And we DO love you all very very much! oxoxox

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  5. LOL! At first I was like "Is she serious? That is so sad." Haha! Have a fun, safe trip!

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  6. I saw your post over at A sorta fairytale--you are adorable! ;)

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  7. Yay!! have such a fun time in Utah with the fam!! Being with the family is the best no matter where they are! And Utah isn't so bad... right? I kid... i just moved from there, i miss the mountains dearly!! ;)

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  8. such a cute post, have a great vacation!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  9. Have fun -- we'll miss you! Now that I think about it, it is pretty crazy you grew up in the NW but your entire family is down in Utah! Personally, Utah is fine to visit...but four years of school there was PLENTY for me. :)

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  10. Have SO much fun in Utah. I'm super sad our trip didn't work out cause it would have been fun to hang in UT. See ya on the flip side, friend :)

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  11. Exaggeration?? Try a work of FICTION! :-P Now hurry your butt up and get P-ray down here!! You can come too... :)

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  12. Hey there. I stumbled upon your blog from another blog, another blog, another blog...you get it! Anyway, I just had to share something hilarious...when I went to copy and paste your blog address into my list of blogs I read the song "Good Life" by One Republic was (still is) on the radio at the exact same time! Must mean I'm meant to read along!

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  13. Yes. The Seattle area is such a wonderful place to live. The three weeks of "summer" that God gives the area each year is priceless. Who would want to endure more sunshine than that? Not me. The extra sunshine might cause me to come out of my depressed state of mind, and there is no reason to do a crazy thing like that. - Happy in Seattle

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  14. I just had cafe rio last night and left overs for lunch. Delicious!
    Have a fun trip! Love ya!

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  15. Ute-ahrd??? I resent that. Yeah, sunshine and real seasons year round IS pretty crappy :P Ha ha, kiddin' of course. I like Seattle too but Ute-ahrd is home for me now and I love it :)

    I think you and Mom should be dropping by within the hour :D

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  16. MOVE TO UTAH!!!!!!! its the best! plus, you have two guaranteed blogger friends, me and shawntae haha! do it, do it, do it!

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  17. How could anyone ever leave Seattle? I'm trying to get my hubs on board with moving to Seattle, he's not down with that, yet. His excuse, too much rain. Rain schmain! My inlaws live on Mercer Island, so I get to visit as much as I want ... love it there!

    Hope you're having a great vacay in Utah! :)

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  18. Have a wonderful vacation.

    Love the pictures :)

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  19. I am a new follower of your lovely blog! I look forward to keeping up with you and your family. Enjoy your vacation!

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  20. Have a great time visiting your family!

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  21. We had a similar family migration happen with Kris's family. Kris's brothers girlfriend and I both moved to this city for school. The boys followed soon after. And then Kris's parents couldn't stand being away from their sons so they came. Then Kris's brothers girlfriends parents came. Then her sister.

    Are my parents next? Eeek! Let's hope not! Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? As much as I love having Kris's family close, I think there is such a thing as too much family!!

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  22. have a wonderful vacation!!! :)

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