Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Hike

We went for what has become our traditional Memorial Day hike. This year we went from Green Canyon toward the Wind Caves. It was a good hike with fun company - thanks for going with us Shelly and Jens. Here are a few pictures:

This is the view from the top.

Hannah was all tuckered out from the hike and fell asleep just as we got to the top.

Here we are getting ready to go back.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Last week James found out his company was shutting down here in Utah. Fortunately we were already planning on moving to California. Our original plan was to stay here for the summer working and then move in August. Because they're shutting down here they want James to go to LA sooner to work before school starts...we found out yesterday that we'll be moving down on June 22. I'm glad that will give us time to find a place to stay and get organized before moving, but it'll be here before we know it. Crazy.

Miracle of Miracles

Hold your breath....I've joined the modern world.

I now have a cell phone since my parents left on their mission and my mom gave me hers. As a result our home phone line has been disconnected. If anyone wants my cell number just email me at or leave a comment with your email address.

No Good At All

I bought a desk at the DI and have been re-finishing it along with our dresser. I've been painting them for what seems like forever. I'm on the 2nd coat of paint, but I have to do it while Hannah naps. It's worked pretty well, the only problem is her naps are short so I only get a tiny bit done. Someone suggested I put Hannah in her walker in the garage while I paint so I can have more time. Since it was a nice day today I decided to give it a try. Here are the problems I encountered:

* I needed more light so I had to open the garage doors. I thought she was barricaded in. But she managed to escape and when flying down the driveway. (Luckily I caught up to her and she was fine)
* She really liked flying down the driveway and kept trying to do so.
* There was a puddle in the garage. I swept it out, but that left some dirty slime.
* Hannah's shoes came off in the dirty slime.
* Her shoes, socks, and feet were all soaking wet and very dirty.
* She managed to stick her hand in the paint.
* After I really barricaded her in she started to cry because she couldn't go down the driveway.

It looks like I'm going to stick with painting during nap time. So, it'll probably be a while until their finished...oh well. Lesson learned.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Family Picture

This week my sister was in town with her camera. She is the designated family photographer and so we had to take some pictures with her here. It was a pretty quick and painless event, but here are a couple of pictures we ended up with.

James put these on and I just died laughing - I couldn't keep a straight face.

Monday, May 17, 2010

11 Months

Not a whole lot has changed in the past month. She's very mobile and loves going up and down the stairs. Her top two teeth are all but through. Not a whole lot else to report. Here's a picture of her in a cute new outfit (thanks Nat!).

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day my body decided to get the flu. I had a 102 something temperature and all the fun stuff that comes with the flu, but I'm feeling better now, just tired. I'm just glad it was on a Sunday while James was home. Anyway, my parents spoke today before leaving on their mission in a couple weeks and Hannah took a few pictures with them.