Saturday, July 31, 2010

we didn't go to the triangle

While in Utah Jimmy decided he wanted to go to Temple "Triangle," we had to make do with Temple Square.
It was beautiful!

I just love self-portraits:
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

boy crazy

Grace sure has it for this guy. Can't say I blame her!

Ps. We're now back from the whirlwind of travels. So now I only have to unpack boxes AND suitcases!
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Monday, July 26, 2010

sweet summertime

The last few weeks have been a treat! We've spent time with family in Arizona, visited some nearest and dearest in the Midwest, and now are mingling with some of the best Utah has to offer. Time is flying by. Real life begins one week from today.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010


Water temp is 92 degrees. It seems so very cool and refreshing. I'm serious.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

mindless update

The kids and Nate were in the pool this morning around 7. Crazy huh? What is crazier is that I joined them around 8.

We're back from Chicago and STL. We got to see so many people we just love! I'm sad to not live near them, but I'm excited to be here.

In other news, I got a new welcome mat. It has a blossoming cactus on it for the letter "o" in "welcome." I'm totally excited about that.

Perhaps the heat is getting to me and that's why my post is so silly today. Perhaps it is living out of unpacked cardboard boxes. Then again, it could be our wild traveling schedule - we're headed to Utah on Friday.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

feeling hot, hot, hot

It was only 112 today. It was also slightly humid. Yes, really it was. And it rained for about 2 1/2 minutes.

In other news, we are here in our new house. There is enough cardboard and paper here to drive a somewhat rational woman insane.

Our pool is awesome. I love it almost as much as I love our cactus garden. I love having a garage where we can park both cars. I love saying to the kids, "go to your rooms" and then they go and can't bug each other anymore because there is a wall separating them - awesome. I love saying to the kids, "go outside," then they actually go outside. It is amazing. They have consumed a lot of popsicles in the last few days. And each one was outside! I also love our sweet new fridge. Silly to love a fridge, but I do love it. I love our neighborhood. I love our neighbors who introduced themselves to us and seem quite happy to have us as neighbors. I love having enough space for everyone (and once we get these boxes empty we'll have space for everything).

There you have it. Now, if you don't mind I might just go and turn my a/c down a bit. Its cooled down a little bit - only 98 degrees at 11:23 p.m.