Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What's up with us

As you can see I got bored the other night and decided to post old photos. I love going back and looking at us, younger, skinnier...

So David got a job. It's in Alpine and its customer support. We are pretty excited to have him working again- this means we'll be able to save a lot of extra moolah.

My schedule has also changed. I volunteered to work from 7-3:30 instead of 8-5. Am I crazy? possibly. But I'm already enjoying having an extra hour and a half at the end of the day to spend with Clem, clean my house and make dinner. It's just when my alarm goes off at 6:10 that I feel any regret.

We have a busy month ahead of us. David's parents come tomorrow and stay for a while on their way back up to Wyoming. We're excited for them to go back (and to visit them again this summer and hopefully camp this time). We'll have Easter together and possibly go to conference? That's what David told me last night. I've never been to conference so I'm pretty excited if the rumors are true!

Saturday is Christiana's baby shower. We are so excited for both Justin and her to bring a cute little baby boy into this world. We love them and can't wait to meet the little guy. I planned a yummy menu for the occasion and plan on spending most of Saturday getting everything ready. I can't wait to ooh and ahh over little boy clothes!

Next Tuesday Remy's flying out to spend a few days with us during her spring break. We have already made plans to shop and do a totally sweet photoshoot. I just remembered this picture I took of her a long time ago when she was probably about 6...I posed her on our back lawn at the condo holding a rose...my love of photography started out with cheesy poses and will probably end with cheesy poses. They'll just be taken with a better camera I guess :)

Friday after Remy comes we're all driving down to CA for my little brother's (Kyle) farewell. He's not little though, remember me saying that before? That's because he's like a foot taller than me. Last night I was laying in bed just thinking about this busy month, and his time to leave has really crept up on me. He'll be ready to head into the MTC in two weeks. I kept picturing him in his snake skin cowboy boots or dressed up as a girl (courtesy of me), blond and tiny, like 5 years old. Then I pictured him in a suit in the MTC learning Spanish. There's a gap that I missed once we moved here- the gap was when he grew up and became a man. So I feel like I'm missing some parts that would make him who he is. I don't know if that makes sense, but basically he jumped from a little punk kid to an almost man, and I didn't see it happen.

His farewell is Sunday. Monday we all drive back up here to bring him to the MTC. Will it be weird living in the same town as him for however long and not be able to see him? I don't know. Probably not THAT weird. But at least I can send him goodies! My family will probably stay with us for a few days before they go back home.

At the end of april we're heading back down to CA for David's cousin Blake's wedding. We somehow got chosen to be the photographers (and I protested at first) but it should be fun.

Our next month will be busy but we are definitely going to enjoy it. We LOVE having visitors!

And since this post is so long and boring I will include a photo of what I wish I was eating right now:



We went to the original pancake house in SLC a few months ago with Christiana and feasted on that deliciousness.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

2007








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2005

probably about a week after we started dating at BJs in Redlands.





















Friday, March 19, 2010

Oldies

My Uncle Steve sent around some old photos. I LOVE looking at my aunts + uncles when they were younger. So cute! My dad is the second from the left. He looks like little Kyle, huh?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lost in Austen

You may know that I am quite a bit of a Jane Austen fan, among other old-fashioned things. The way current girls feel about a certain vampire is how I feel about Mr. Darcy, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Ferrars. In a less creepy way, of course. There are so many re-dos of P + P that I mostly ignore stuff I see about it. But Lost in Austen caught my eye one day on BBC and then again on Netflix so I decided to check it out. It was 3 hours of pure enjoyment. And the story didn't go how you thought it would. Which was definitely surprising. Usually Austen remakes are so predictable. David even braved through the last hour of it with me. One of my favorite parts is when Mr Collins gets kneed in the...well, you know. Anyway, if you are a fan like I am, check it out!

Oh wait. I just remembered another favorite part. When Amanda, the main character, makes Mr Darcy re-enact the swimming in the pond scene from the A + E version. hehehe.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

David is 30!

I love my husband for a million reasons. One of them is definitely because he was such a cute baby:

This picture was taking 29 years ago...I wasn't there, of course- Actually i was -5 years old, but anyway, my love is 30 years old today. I remember when we were first dating ( I was 18 and David was 25) my dad said the only reason he would let me date an older guy was because he didn't look that old. I didn't realize then what a benefit that would be to me! David is 30 today (well, at 6:42 AM PST) and he doesn't even look it. I am so thankful for everything that David does for me- I don't want anything more. We are heading off on our little trip tonight and we are so excited for this break from the daily life. And to see our family!