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Sunday, October 18, 2009

This is Jay Cutler.

He is not related to us, but if he was we would be huge football fans. (because we would get great seats) He grew up in Indiana and was a football star. He went to Vanderbilt University at the same time Jeff was doing the end of his residency and his entire fellowship. He was the quarterback. Many of Jeff's patients would ask him if Jay and him were brothers. Then one day someone asked Jeff if Jay was his son. That day Jeff knew his must be getting grayer.
Jay is a great football player.
Jay left Vanderbilt and moved to Denver to be the quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
He signed a 6 year contract for $48 million dollars with $11 million dollars in bonus'.
Then this year Jay moved to now play for the Chicago Bears.
(after lots of football trading drama)

So to sum up.
Jay Cutler
Indiana
Tennessee
Denver
Chicago




This is Jeff Cutler.
He grew up in Seattle.
He was a superstar at his paper route and an amazing skier.

He moved to Utah to go to BYU.
He was still an awesome skier and became a great fly fisherman.
Jeff knew skiing was expensive.
He wanted to be a P.E. teacher but didn't know if he could afford to be pay for skiing.
So he graduated in P.E. (because he loved it) and then moved to New Orleans to become a doctor.This was his very first day!
(grrr he is handsome!)
Then he moved to Tennessee and went to
Vanderbilt and signed a 6 year contract where he would work for free
and get a free Turkey each Thanksgiving for a bonus.
He was also now a dad of three cute little girls
(oh ya and he got married to a dang cute girl back in Utah)
Then he moved to Washington D.C. to work as an Dr. in the United States Army.

It came time for him to make his first decision of
where he now wanted to work and live with his family.
He could choose from any state in the country.

He visited lots of places for a year trying to make his decision.
He loved every place he went and had a really hard time making a decision.
When he went back to Seattle he thought this sign was a sign welcoming
him back to his home town. He loves, loves Seattle.
Then he realized it was for Ken Griffey Jr.

After lots of thinking, studying,
map searching, comparing and praying
the Seattle boy who loves skiing made a decision.

He will always be from Seattle but will be settling in Denver.
Where one Cutler leaves another will come take his place.
I just wish we could afford Jay Cutler's old house!

So to sum up
Seattle
Utah
New Orleans
Tennessee
Washington D.C.
and now
Denver here we come!



53 comments:

SarahGwilliam said...

Wow! I've been reading along--I don't even know you, but have really been curious about this whole adventure! Denver will be lucky to welcome your family. Best of luck from our little corner of Utah.

Elisa said...

What an adventure!
I know nothing about Colorado except they take good care of their highways, and the drive from Salt Lake to Vail is beautiful. I am just glad you will be closer, maybe I'll see you more often!

Anonymous said...

I am sure you are happy to have that out!!!! At least you will be a little closer to me, although Seattle would have put a lot of miles on 1-5 for us! Congratulations.Can't wait to hear where you choose to live! ---Heather Cook

Chanel said...

Wha-hooo!
I'm so excited for you guys.

Tasha said...

Congrats! You'll find a house even better than Jay Cutler's old one! I saw a last minute fare from Denver to SLC for 88$ each way. You can come have reunions almost at the drop of a hat!

Elizabeth said...

I love the way you revealed. Excited to hear about it all on your next adventure.

Laurie said...

Cute reveal. I hope the move goes smoothly and that you love your new home!

Shauna_Rae said...

You don't know me, but I LOVE your blog. My husband and I were newlyweds in DC, so a lot of your posts bring back memories. We live just south of Denver. I thought that I would share a few fun places from my blog to get you excited for your move...

http://mymixofsix.blogspot.com/2009/08/sculpture-park.html

http://mymixofsix.blogspot.com/2009/08/swetsville-zoo.html

http://mymixofsix.blogspot.com/2009/10/family-field-trip-pumpkin-patch.html

Charity said...

Congratulations! Although we would have loved to have you up here in Alaska, Denver is lucky to have you. Good luck on your move. Congratulations again, what an exciting time for your family!

Shanna said...

I commented on your blog a long time ago, but have to comment again... Colorado is awesome! I have lived here now for 7 years and have loved it. Highlands Ranch is a great family community! You will love Denver. Good luck!

Kari said...

Okay, so I've been following your blog for some time. And as you may we lived in Colorado (you sent me some cute magnets then). We moved to Utah a year ago.

I am so excited for you and a little surprised. I thought FOR SURE you would pick Seattle (my hubby and I were married there - so I agree it's a good place). I think you will love Colorado!

We lived in Brighton, a suburb to the NE. There were 2 doctors in our ward, one family practioner and one pediatrician. Colorado is a great place for families! There is lots of hiking and skiing. And housing is quite affordable there compared to other cities.

I don't know where you are looking to live there - but if I went back I would probably choose Highlands Ranch or Parker. As long as it was not too far from my hubby's work!

Congratulations and Good Luck!! I'm so excited for you guys!!!!!! :)

Kimberly said...

You couldn't have done a better reveal. Excellent. I can't wait to see what new and interesting things our Heavenly Father will bring to your family in Denver.

Jennifer (mom of four) said...

Yea! I wish we had been able to meet up at the ribbon outlet on my trip there this summer!

Leslie said...

So proud of you both! Congratulations and best of happiness on this next adventure. Love to all the Cutlers...Jennifer F

Anonymous said...

Yea for y'all! I can totally see you in Colorado! There are wonderful quilt groups out there & the Rocky Mtn Quilt Museum is in Golden! I haven't been to the museum, but maybe now I have a great excuse to make a trip out!

When's the big moving day? Keep us posted- you are in my thoughts quite often. You are missed here is TN!

Send the family a big hello & hug for us! =) Kim G.

brooke said...

Great post. You will love Denver!

Lauralee said...

bummed it wasn't Seattle... Denver is lucky to have you and your family! that was fun to read!

Nora from Chicago said...

I'm sitting in Chicago watching Jeff Cutler play for "da Bears" and wishing that your Jeff Cutler and family were here. But alas . . . Denver is a wonderful place for your family to set down roots. And some Denver neighborhood is about to win the lottery - - having Jeff Cutler and family move in. Best wishes!
Very creative reveal!

Nikki said...

Would love to know where in Denver you're settling. We used to live in Parker- great town! So is Castle Rock- great friends and family still there. Let me know if I can hook you up with a great LDS realtor who helped us sell our home there.

shawna b. said...

Congrats, Cutlers! Happy for all of you. Some of my favorite people in the world live in a Denver suburb. I hope you will be really happy there. I'm sure they'll be happy to have you there!

Down in the Sun said...

I have been a lurker for over a year now. Love your blog and all of your creative posts! Though I do not live in CO anymore I will always consider it my home. Most all of my family and my husbands family still live there. To say that I LOVE it is a huge understatement! Please let me know if you have any questions. Chances are we know someone in most every area of CO. So excited for you!

patsy said...

Wow!!
We lived in Denver for 18 months... thought it would be longer... and LOVED it! they have a great children's museum & zoo. You will love it there, really love it. Great sunshine all the time, even when it's 16 degrees outside it's still sunny! I think it's one of the top sunniest cities & the denver mint- oh you will love that!

We made some wonderful friends & hated to leave. I can't wait to read all about it :)

Lindsay said...

Colorado!!! I am currently sitting at my mom's desk in beautiful Ft. Collins, CO, my hometown. We've been visiting my parents for a week and I really wish we could move here. CO is an awesome state! So happy for you.

michelle said...

Hooray, hooray!!! What an adventure indeed. I love the way you presented your reveal here, Kristi. And I know you guys are going to love Denver!

The selfish part of me is thrilled that you will be an hour plane ride or a day's drive away...

michelle said...

p.s. I can top Tasha -- I've flown to Denver for $39 each way!

And the weather there is awesome. A lot like Utah only better!

tootie said...

You are going to love Colorado! I can't wait to hear about your adventures there :)

Marla said...

I am positive you all will be so happy there...I here that it is sure an outdoorsy, family -friendly place to live!

But I will so miss hearing of your DC adventures!!!!

Deb said...

Congrats on your upcoming move to Colorado! That was a really fun post!

Anne said...

Oh my! That was a great reveal. You had me on pins and needles!! Congrats to you!!! Denver is in for a treat! When do you guys move?
Will you eat a Georgetown Cupcake cupcake for me before you go?

I think we should meet up in Lubbock, TX for a rendezvous. It's exactly half way between the two of us! :)

Dani Stolworthy said...

YAY Kristi! That post had my heart beating... about half way through i realized it was the "big" announcement but couldn't bring myself to cheat and scroll to the end :) Denver will be wonderful i'm sure! Congrats

wende said...

if you listen closely, you can hear all your new denver neighbors cheering! what super lucky coloradonians they are! and yes, i love that you'll be much much closer. easier to deliver mint brownies that way. :)

Alisa said...

Hooray for Denver! I love Colorado and hope to end up back there with my family someday! We were there, and have family in Colorado Springs.
I think your family will love it there, and I am excited to hear about your adventures in moving and staring a home in Colorado!

charlotte said...

Denver is pretty much the best place in the world, in my oh-so-unbiased opinion. It's the place I'll always call home :) You'll love it!!

Ashley said...

Darling post! Good luck in Denver!

LJ and DC said...

Woot woot! And let's add that his little bro is also thrilled there will be Cutlers in Denver because he also wants to ski. forever. non-stop. :) And of course we're thrilled you'll be closer. Hurray!!! Loves!

Kristy said...

I have been dying to know where you are moving too!!!! Denver will be great for you guys and so much closer to Utah!! I am excited for your new adventure!

Quelly said...

Congrats! This may sound selfish but I hope that your closer proximaty to SL will mean that you will be over to visit more often.

Barb said...

Denver will be lucky to have you.

Jenni C. said...

Okay, so I've commented on your blog a few times. I still don't know how I even started reading your blog...blog hopping I'm sure of it. Anyway, I think you're funny and creative and a lot of fun to read. So if you aren't freaked out yet I have to say that I'm really very normal, and actually a lot like you. I'm a runner...not sure I can really say that...but I run. I'm a brand new YW president...scary...and I live in Denver!! Well, sort of. I actually live in a way awesome suburb of Denver...Highlands Ranch. I grew up in Utah and all of my family resides there still but my husband and I and our three children moved here three years ago and I will NEVER leave. I LOVE it here!! Now you probably know way too much about me, but I'm thrilled that you are coming to CO and I'm sure you and your family will love it!! Happy moving!!

The monkey bunch said...

I know you could care, but Colorado was my absolute favorite place to live! Enjoy!

crystal said...

Gah! I've been on pins & needles! What a great place to live--are you excited? Very outdoorsy. Woohoo!

Melissa said...

How exciting!! I've never been to Denver, but my husband once interviewed for a job there and I was really hoping he'd get it. It seems like such a wonderful beautiful place. Good Luck with everything!

Nicole said...

Congrats! Those decisions are so hard. Denver is beautiful and I've never heard anyone who hated it. Best of Luck...although I will miss running into you at Costco :)

Liz said...

Awesome! I think Denver will be a great place for you guys!! So exciting! Good luck with finding the right home and neighborhood! And bonus....homes are soooooo much cheaper there than out here on the East Coast!!

The 5 Bickies said...

Yeah - I am sure you will be cery happy there! I can't wait to follow you on your next adventure!

Jill said...

Great post Kristi!! It's fun to see this timeline of Jeff's medical process all the way back to that hilarious cake we got for him!

I'm so excited that you're moving to Denver because I know we'll be able to see you guys more often. I hope someone alerts the travel and tourism bureau of Denver that you're coming, because all kinds of good things are about to happen for them!!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Hooray for Denver. Hooray for Cutlers. What a great place. We travel to Colorado Springs for Air Force Academy things...maybe someday we'll finally cross paths.

Congrats. Congrats. Congrats.

Mindy said...

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!! So excited to hear your decision. Look at all these comments---you have kept us all on the edge of our seats! Denver is one incredibly lucky town to get the Cutlers. We love you guys and are so proud of you. Amazing to think that we met you at the beginning of this long journey. We'll always treasure our friendship!

Amanda L. said...

I was so excited to hear this news and announced it to T who apparently has known for months since you chatted on FB one night? He never thought to pass it on to me.

This post was so creative and I'm so happy that you are at peace with your decision! I know what an emotional roller coaster it is. I will miss your DC posts and the thought of seeing you when we visit their again.

Bloggers from the CO/UT/ID area are all cheering inside at the thought of you being out west!

Best of luck with the move/house hunting/etc.

Dina C said...

Congratulations! What a big decision for your family. We are so glad you chose Colorado.

melanie said...

For some reason this doesn't surprise me. I knew you loved your trip out there and it's seems a perfect fit with all your bike riding and hiking and all around adventures. So excited for new beginnings, you will do great there! Lucky Colorado!!

Price Cream Parlor said...

This was a fun post to read -
two lane on the cake made me laugh out loud! - funny...

I will be happy to search for some homes for you - because apparently, that is all that I am doing on my end these days. Found a great site - I will email it to you...

Colorado will be thrilled to have THIS Cutler family!

Holly said...

I love the way you spilled the beans about your soon to be new home! So fun and creative--of course! :)