Scouts and Relaxing

Monday and Tuesday this week were pretty standard days. Monday we had family home evening with the kids as always. I am so glad that we have this tradition established in our family. The kids know that it is Monday and that we have family home evening. Tuesday was laundry day and Sarah and I watched the Olympics while we folded clothes. Eliza and James have been watching the Olympics during the day too. Eliza started mimicking the swimming. She set up one of her toy boxes to be her starting block and then she would jump off and swim … Continue reading

“Peeeaaa” and other words

James has a rapidly expanding vocabulary. Sarah made a list of all the words he is saying these days. “hiya” – Hi ya! “bah” – bye (while waving) “peaaaa!!” – Please “deh do” – Thank you “mama” “dada” “Ih-ly-ia” – Eliza “papa” “beh” – bread “pay” – pray “eh-MEH” – amen “dih-duh” – scriptures “su-shuh” – Jesus “po-PO” – prophet “kaboo!” – peekaboo “wa-wa” – water “pa”- pacifier “go-guh” – yogurt “co-cuh” – cracker “bana” – banana “a BAH!?” – asking for a bite “moooore??” – more “did ih!” – I did it! “ya” – yes “no no no” – … Continue reading

Spring Break Camping

Yes I know that we don’t have any kids in school so spring break isn’t actually any different from any other week that we have; however, we decided to “celebrate” it this year. There are some families in our ward who go camping every year on the week of spring break and we were invited to attend this year. We were the youngest family–by far. Most of the families have teenagers but we have some good friends in the group and we had a good time. We had kind of a crazy day on Monday as we were getting ready … Continue reading

Utah visit (from Sarah’s point of view)

In September, Adam and I took a quick trip home to do some recruiting for Adam’s work at our alma mater. (I even got to go as the wife recruiter to convince all the wives that Austin is the place to be.) The BYU Engineering Career Fair was two days long (plus one day of interviews). We flew in the weekend before so we could spend a little time with our families and friends. It was the first time we’ve seen one of Adam’s brother’s since he returned home from his mission in Finland. It was so great to see … Continue reading

A Trip to Arizona

Well folks, I realized that I haven’t posted on this blog since July. Pathetic. I haven’t been so great at writing in my journal for a while either, so within the next couple of months, I’ll (hopefully) be writing about some of the big things that happened in the past little while. To start, my dear friend, Jenny, got married last month!   I am soooo thrilled for her. We were roommates at BYU for 2 1/2 years. We talked a lot about things that were most important to us. I remember that once we were being silly college girls … Continue reading