Friday, August 27, 2010

The Watsons and that church

I just ran across these pictures I have of the kids with the Watsons. They are an amazing couple we got to know in the Seattle ward we just left. They were literally angels for me and my kids. Mark was especially an angel with Lincoln and Linda with Maya. Every Sunday they helped me with my kids. Every week they saved me a seat and Linda brought a bag filled with coloring books, reg books, crayons, and fruit snacks, pretzels, etc. They had us on their left and on their right sat another bishopbric member's family--the Goodwins. When we left they loaded us up with goodies and a bag of chex mix that was amazing.

Thank you again Watsons--we love you and miss you!

Maya saw these pictures just now and she said: Mom I miss Sister Watson on Sundays. I miss that (Seattle) church.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Orleans

Kurt and I had a chance to be together kid free for five days thanks to a dental conference in New Orleans and my mom. I loved the architecture in the French district, also a French cafe I found that serves the best praline icecream i have ever had. I stowed away in there to read my book and people watch from the window while Kurt was busy at his meetings.
Here I am at the cafe. It was one of my favorite yes I decided to take a picture of myself, my icecream, and my table where I could see people passing outside.

The Jazz music was really fun too. Our favorite Jazz was at a place called Preservation Hall where they had the live music. The guy on the piano and clarinet were a-MAZ-ing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hello California

A list of our July events:

Goodbye to friends in Seattle--what can I say? We loved our friends and home there and have such fond feelings for our time there...

Drive to Utah with a stop in Idaho to see my newest niece Emory--who is a red-head. They keep popping up in this family. She is adorable and tiny!

Breakfast and hot air balloons for the Fourth of July with Youngs followed by bbq and sparklers,homemade icecream and visit with my side of the family that night.

Kurt and I go to New Orleans for six days while my mom dad and Aaron watch my kids in Lehi

Come back to stay with my mom in Lehi while Kurt flies to WA to get released from Bishop and drive our moving truck to Ridgecrest, CA where he unpacks our stuff with Carol, Kyle, Elise and Janelle's help. (hardest move I've ever had to do...poor Kurt)

Three weeks with my mom, dad and Aaron--tying baby quilts, free piano lessons from grandma, grandma's camp complete with t-shirts, swimming in the backyard pool, Darc cousins, dinner with uncles and aunts and cousins Eli, Cohen, Emerson, Nathan and Darcs, dutch oven in American Fork Canyon with Grandma and Grandpa Rollins, and most importantly all-you-can-eat icecream sandwhiches...mmmm

Five days at Steven and Allison's house in Orem. They have a new house and it's beautiful! They let us stay in their very cool and spacious basement suite. We had so much fun with Emerson and Cohen. When it was time to go Cohen hopped in to our car and wouldn't get out. It was very bitter sweet. I wanted to take him but Steve and Allison said no

10 K with Allison and Lou on Pioneer day --We ran/mostly walked up a giant hill called a "goliath" We made it all together under 1 hour. Pretty good especially for Allison who had a baby four months previous.

Goodbye Utah, hello Ridgecrest California-spend a week moving in with Carol helping by watching kids, cooking us meals, and anticipating everything we might need to make it go smoothly. I LOVE living by Carol and her family!

Reagan turned one and started walking! She looks so cute on those little legs.

Mark and Michele come to Ridgecrest for a visit.

We hang up our hammock--it is so fun, it gets it's own line on this never ending list--if you are still reading you must really love our family... : )

Camping with Carol in Mammoth---wow, gorgeous place to go and we just scratched the surface being there two days.

Pictures to come.... : )