Friday, August 19, 2011

The Park

When Stephen started his new job I decided to take the boys for a walk each morning.  They are early risers and have an obnxious amount of energy first thing in the morning.  Well, Mandy's neighborhood has some fun parks that are just too fun to walk by and not play out so we take a daily walk to the park.  It has been a lot of fun for the boys.  Even with my back bothering me I've managed to get them to the park to play. 
"Look, Mom a dinosaur!"
Porter loves swinging.  He could spend the whole time at the park in the swing.

Vance is finally starting to like the swing after nearly five years of trying to get him to like it.

Tanner enjoying the swing too.

This particular park has a couple of baseball fields and some bleachers.  The boys wanted to go check those out one day.
I guess Porter played too hard or didn't get enough sleep last night because this morning he actually fell asleep in the swing!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eight Years

I have been married to this wonderful man for eight years.  I feel so blessed to be able to share some of my most cherished memories with him.  He is my best friend.  I look forward to the many years ahead.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Holly's Baby Shower

One of the big benefits to moving to where we are is that I am going to be minutes away from my older sister, Holly.  I haven't lived near her in the 8 years that I have been married.  She is at the end of her pregnancy with her 3rd child and her very first boy!  Some of her friends threw her a baby shower and I was able to go to it today.  She got some very cute things.  We are looking forward to the arrival of a new nephew in a few weeks.  Hoping all goes well for her and that we will be moved into our new place in time to help watch her girls.  Congratulations Holly!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Anticipating the next chapter...

Last week Stephen was offered a job at a technical support call center.  We think it will help him gain some experience in the IT field and are hoping that he enjoys it.  We are very grateful that it didn't take him too long to get a job.  We didn't think it would, which is partly why we took the leap of faith to move down here.

We also found a place to live.  I was really disappointed in my rental hunting at the quality of rentals and the prices they were.  We just kept driving by dumps that were way more than what we were renting before.  The place we found isn't exactly where we were hoping to locate, but we both liked it and felt good about making that our home.  We will be really close to my older sister, which will be fun.  The downside to our new place is that we can't move in until September 1st.

Last weekend my in-laws and one of my sister-in-laws watched the boys for Stephen and I so we could get away for our anniversary.  It isn't until the 16th, but we thought it'd be best to take the opporunity now.  We had a wonderful, quiet time to ourselves.  Thank you Mabel, Lawrence, and Kimberly for taking care of our boys.  We have been lucky to live near my parents for two and a half years and now we are lucky to live next to Stephen's family.

Vance will be starting kindergarten soon as well so as you can see we have lots of changes going on around our neck of the woods.  As Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin said in a talk once, "Come what may and love it."  Oh I will try.  :)