Thursday, July 26, 2012


Xander’s 4 month came and went with me bawling my face off for about a week.  I really appreciate those people who let me talk to them about him, (even if they have heard it all a million times) instead of changing the subject.  It really helps me to talk about him.

Well we made it to Utah.  We house hunted like crazy and we finally picked one.  It is being built in Saratoga Springs.  The sad thing is it won’t be ready until January.  But we fell in love when we saw it, so it will be worth the wait.  We are thoroughly enjoying the sunshine and good weather. Going to parks and the splash pad and just relaxing for the last few weeks of summer break.  Our kids loose a couple of weeks of summer break because school gets out a lot later in Washington and starts a lot earlier in Utah.  They go back on August 21st.  We are going to send them out to Saratoga too, so that they do not have to change schools in the middle of the year. It’s only about 12 miles away so not too bad of a drive at all.

  Here is a link to our house that we are having built.


Obviously our house won’t look exactly like that but we did get some of the upgrades shown.  The hardwoods will unfortunately have to wait, but I have discovered with little kids I kind of prefer carpet. I would rather spend my life vacuuming than sweeping a gojillion times a day.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Aftyn Faye # 4


Aftyn was born on July 25th 2008.  She was born mostly natural, meaning I got an epidural 10 minutes before she was born, so when she was born I could still feel all of the contractions BUT the most important part was numb, if you know what I mean.  Anyway, Aftyn’s is my favorite birth by far, it was quick easy and the best part the doctor let me deliver her.  It was so cool!! He delivered her head and cleaned out her mouth and nose and then I was able to deliver her the rest of the way and put her right on my chest, it was the coolest thing ever!!

Aftyn wanted to go to I frog for her birthday too, so we did.  Then we just had a family party at home.  It was a lot of fun.



Aftyn a big personality in a little body!!


Monday, July 9, 2012

The Big Move

It happened quick but we headed out on July 9th.  We made it to Boise the first day and stayed the night then ended up at Jenette’s on the 10th.  What a drive!!!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saying Goodbye To Washington



Goodbye house, you have seen a lot the last 7 years, happy and sad.  It’s hard to say goodbye to a place where we have grown so much.  You’ve seen life and death and kept us through both.  It’s time for us to move on, but we’ll always have fond memories of our time together.   We’ll miss you!!!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th

Fireworks and basketball what more could you ask for.  For the past 7 years we have spent almost every 4th with the Dick family.  I will miss the 4th in Washington because you can actually have really cool fireworks without worrying about burning down the state.  Plus we would always just walk down to the bay and enjoy the the show.  IT WAS SO COOL!