Monday, August 31, 2009
Just thought I would send an email telling you of our lives these days. We have gone from being very laid back and cool to full throtte this last week. Anna is busy with all 3 kids. She does a great job of enertaining them and taking care of them. I have been very busy. I started teaching again. I am taking 2 online courses for my degree again this semester and then 2 more for the spring semester. I should be done this spring! I can't wait! This year will be a true test of our patience as a married couple and as a family. I am still a ward mission leader and have meetings and 2 nights a week that I go out with the missionaries. All the other nights during the week are committed to homework and teaching preparations. It could be interesting. We have had an eventful summer. We enjoyed the time off, but especially the camping and swimming activities. This labor day weekend, my brother-in-law, anna's brother, and myself are going to hike to Alpine lake. Anna is going to have a slumber party with her sister. The weather might get a bit interesting, but we are committed. Anyway, we will do our best to stay afloat this semester. I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas already. I hope everyone is just as happy and busy as we are! We finally did get some pictures, so look out mom. Later
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Yesterday my baby turned Five! I really can't believe it. I wanted to make a video that highlighted her five years. It took me two days to figure out how to create a video to post to You Tube. I still didn't get it the way I want because I couldn't figure out how to get the music ON my video. Anyhow, as I was putting this together I realized how fast they grow up! I got pretty choked up. So here is my best effort at a video presentation.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Notice the Ponchos?? Yes, it rained. And the weather got really cold. I guess they decided to bail Friday evening instead of Saturday. They ended up hiking 13-14 miles that night as fast as they could. The terrain is kind of rough and Alex got a little injury trying to go that fast downhill. When they got to Stanley, the Hotels were all full. They called their Dad and he suggested they stay in Sun Valley. So they got a better night sleep there.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I can't believe summer is coming to an end for us. It has been so wonderful having Alex home with me. I am so blessed. Just before Logan was born, my Grandpa passed away. Then our summer kicked off with the birth of our 3rd child and 1st boy, Logan. The first month was a blurr of new baby, mastitis, and Alex playing the "mommy" roll to our girls. Still we managed to have some fun.
We took a little trip to Twin Falls and went to a Hot Springs. I of course just watched.
Then Alex took the girls to Arco for a family reunion.
We went boating with my family, and I finally got to get in the water.
Logan was blessed on 4th of July weekend, so we had fun with family.
Alex got shingles. Can you believe he is still "recovering". I'm pretty sure he will have scars on his forehead. He didn't even pick at the scabs.
Anyway, we did the big Redfish trip.
My birthday came and I turned 31.
The big Hell's canyon trip flopped due to rain. My poor parents work so hard preparing, so it was a big let down.
Dejah stared "jump start". Its a program that runs 3 weeks before Kindergarten. They work on basic skills. She has loved riding the bus and meeting friends.
Alex will be leaving to go on a hike in the Sawtooths with his brothers in a couple days. Then its back to work. Dejah will start school a week later.
So far we've had a fun summer full of friends and family. I am actually looking forward to some structure. Our lives will get back on a schedule. The one thing I am NOT looking forward to...Alex's busy schedule. He leaves for work at 6am. Gets home around 5ish. Then he has two Master's classes that start. On top of that he has a busy calling at church working with the missionaries. Its going to be alot to swallow. I hope I can hold my emotions together.
Well everyone, I took this video a coup weeks ago. My baby is growing so fast. He's HUGE!! Check out the "talking", he's even doing it more now.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
What you hear is why I am blogging now! I am so bummed! We took off Wednesday after Dejah got out of school. We arrived three hours later. It was hot, it was beautiful, the lake was awesome. Then Thursday brought with it some nasty weather. We stuck out the next night and slept well considering the leaking tent and puddles of water on our floor. This morning we decided the storm wasn't just passing through. Ughhh!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
As you know, we LOVE to go boating! If we could we would probably go everyday. Anyway, some good friends from Laramie were in town visiting family, so we took them out to wake board! Here is the You Tube video Kody put together for us. Enjoy!!
Here is Logan in his little spot, content as can be.HOT Mama Tiffany!!