Friday, December 31, 2010

mini-me

Remember how I used to always complain that I had no part in the gene pool of my children?

Well the actual fact of the matter is that I gave birth to my clone (with Donny's nose).



if i didn't know that was my mom, dad and 3 of my siblings at a younger age, I'd swear it was my daughter sitting on my mom's lap.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

1st day thoughts.

Day 1 observations of Washington and Washingtonians
- it rains...a lot
- Canadians love Costco!
- lots of Orientals, Indians, and Middle Easterners.
- everyone is in a hurry! We just came from slow city USA. Here, if you are not moving fast enough people will scurry around you. It's quite amusing to watch people push their carts so speedy! They look so stressed and late! We just stroll, probably bothering everyone
- people will wait in a line of 10 cars or more for the cheapest gas in town....saving $0.10 per gallon. Seriously?!? Maybe that is why they are always in a hurry, they waste all their time waiting for gas.
- people actually drive the speed limit here. If it says 60, people drive 60! Wow, so obedient. I thought 60 meant 65.
- although they drive the speed limit they are fast drivers. Pedal to the medal. Don't pause or take your time to speed up and slow down. Slam on your brakes at the very last second. No time to waste of course they need to get in line for gas!
- it is so simple to recycle here. Where I'm from you have to search for recycle bins. There is a bin for every material right outside your door. It's great!
- I feel like they built the city right in the middle of a forest. It's a funny thing. It's a big city (by my standard) but it is integrated into a forest. Kind of weird. I've never seen so many trees.

There you have it. We are seasoned Washington residents. We've been out and about a total of 2 hours. And I observed all of that. Life is certainly different here, but I am sure we'll learn to love it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Good Friends.



These are two of our favorite people. The one on the left happens to be our Bishop. D was his counselor. M (his wife) and I wrestled each of our two children trying to keep them quiet and confined to a bench for an hour without the help of our husbands. Never mind the other two hours of church. V hasn't hit nursery age yet.

In addition to our family, we are going to miss them the most. They are the kind of people you hope and pray you will meet where ever you go. The type of friends you can talk to and feel completely comfortable with. V loves their little boy and their little girl loves Dock.

I hope we can find friends we mesh with in Washington. Friends as good as the ones we have here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The blog? Oh yea.

We are alive. I'm exhausted. Donny is in Washington, the kids and I have moved into my parents basement until Christmas and we finally close on our house early next week. Or so they say. I'll believe it when I see it. We are having a blast spending as much time as we can with the people we love here in Burley.

Enjoy these for the time being.
Dock is just the sweetest little boy you have ever laid eyes on. I promise. Veva is such a sweet sissy and thinks the world of him.



MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Anyone still out there?? Or did you all lose faith in me??