Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's Finally Finished!!

So we are all back now and finally got some time to finish our new without further adieu, here is the link to our new (and much improved!!!!) website:

We will keep this blog open until blogspot kicks us off for not using it......probably just easier for you to bookmark our new webpage though...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We had some things come up that made us both leave town for a while, so the new site might not be ready for another week or two. Sorry.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Friday, July 25, 2008

Celebrating the Fourth

So I know the 4th of July was nearly a month ago, but I'm finally getting around to getting a post up and wanted to show ya'll (there's some southern talk for you) how we celebrated the 4th. We started the morning early and began tearing out the carpet in our dining area--who ever thought it was a good idea to put carpet in a dining room!--and putting down laminate flooring. I took control of the little ones and Brian went at it with the help of the elders in our ward. Thank goodness for their help, we never would have made it otherwise!

We also put the laminate floor over our linoleum in the kitchen; it looks so much better now. Thanks to my brother Kevin for all his flooring tips and advice!

This is what it looks like now!
We love it!

Later that afternoon, we headed off to a BBQ with a bunch of our SCO (Southern College of Optometry) friends. Sam had fun playing in the sand....

and dancing with her friends.

I made a fourth of July cake, which looks ok unless you check out the one my niece, Heather, made.

The guys had fun playing Bocce Ball outside, while us ladies tended the
little ones and chatted inside.

And Aubrey was intently watching everything that was going on...and looking adorable while doing it, or course.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Plans for next year

Just thought I would let everybody know that I just got my extern sites for my fourth year. We will be in Colorado Springs, CO next summer and back in the Tri-Cities, WA for the fall semester.

So if you're close to one of those locations, look forward to see us next year!

Eating Peas

"Mmmm...peas should be good!"

Maybe not!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Good Laugh

Amongst the potty-training and 'two-year-old' trials, I am grateful everyday for a little girl that can make me smile and laugh no matter how tired or frustrated I may be at the moment. Here are just a couple examples:

I had just finished putting some laundry away in Sam's room and had brought the basket and put it on the floor in the family room. Sam was talking to me about something, I can't quite remember what, when she stopped all of a sudden. You could see the little gears in her head turning and she turned to me and said, with all the excitement her little two-year-old body could hold, "I get in the basket and read a book, ok?" "Ok!" I said and off she went to find a good read. Before long she was having the time of her life, reading a book in her most favorite reading spot. How our Sam loves books!

The other day I was outside picking up some leaves from some hedge trimming I had done. Sam was helping me pick up the leaves, or was rather pulling some of her own off of the bushes. After a minute or two she turned to me and said, "I'm going to work. Goodbye." I waved goodbye and watched to see what she was going to do. As she walked down our front steps she turned back and said, holding up one of the leaves she had pulled off, "I take one leaf with me." (or rather, "I take one weaf wif me"). I smiled and told her that was a good idea. I continued to watch her as she walked down the driveway to her little bike. As she climbed on I asked her what she was going to do at work. Without hesitation she said, "I play with Nick and Jordan" , who are two guys that Brian carpools to school with. And then a second later she says, "....and....daddy". I laughed and told her to hurry home.