Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Alexa made a memories book the whole time we were driving. I am going to take pictres of her memory book and put them on when I have access to posting pictures. All in all it was an uneventful trip, which is exactly what we wanted. We are having a fun time with my sisters and the kids cousins. Last night my sister hosted a barbecue at her house. It is kind of strange to actually live somewhere where we can get together with family. We have never had that before.
We checked out our apartment yesterday and moved some stuff in. We don't have our things yet. The last time we looked all of our things were sitting in Ohio. Hopefully they get here this weekend. We would like to move in. My sister is so nice to let us stay with her until we get our furniture. I will post pictures of the apartment soon too. We have a private entrance and a garage!!!!! I think Jeff sat in the garage for about 10 minutes yesterday just admiring it. He feels like a real man now that he has a garage.
we are going to Alexa's school today to get her registered. School starts on the 13th. She is so excited to be going to kindergarten. We are excited to be here, but we really miss our friends in Virginia. The east and the west are quite different. We are excited for this adventure though. I will post pictures soon.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
On our way to the White House
Our Little Intern
The Rose Garden
The Press Room
The NBC chair in the press room
A great view of the Bush's home
Cute Father and Daughter
Come With Me!!!
A great day at the White House
Thanks for a great experience Brian. We will never forget it. We are going to miss doing things like this when we live in Colorado.
On a packing note. I am almost ready to go. Thanks Andrea for taking the kids this morning. It is amazing how much you can get done without a two year old running around. Jeff registered my car this morning for me, thanks babe. I hope I never see another Virginia state trooper again.
Dallin stayed home with Rebecca and had a much needed nap, this is him on the ride home. Thanks Rebecca
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I then try to merge back onto the freeway but it is too busy. (I-95 south has got to be the worst freeway in the country.) So I have to take sidestreets to get to my destination and I am late and flustered.
Does anyone else get annoyed that we have to pay to register our cars every year? And in Virginia we also have to pay a huge property tax on our cars as well. I feel like we are padding the governor's salary. I hate that anyone out there would think that I should be lumped into a group that is irresponsible. We are moving in 4 days and registering my car was the last thing on my mind. Couldn't he have cut me a break? I should have asked him if I were his wife what he would do. I then came home to finish my errands and saw him three more times. He was just driving in circles looking for people to nab. At least Jeff and I did get to go on our date at Mike's and I kind of forgot about the mean cop who had no sympathy whatsoever.
Thanks for reading my rant.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Later last night I had just taken a shower and was trying to get Dallin to eat dinner so I could dry my hair to go out to dinner with some friends. I was frustrated because he wouldn't eat. I said,"Just eat so I can go dry my hair!" Alexa looks at me with a perplexed look and she said matter of factly, "Mom, just let him figure it out. If he wants to eat he will and if not he won't. Just go dry your hair." I was laughing so hard because she was right. Is she fifteen already? She is so funny and so smart. I guess she is helping me along in my parenting. Thanks Lex.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
( I packed three boxes and cleaned out a dresser.)
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The spread. The diaper cake made a great centerpiece.
My fruit tart, which I am quite proud of. Brynn loves fruit tarts so I thought I would try and make her one. It was actually quite fun to make.(I made two!)
Brynn with the diaper cake.
Brynn with her "handbook". Our friend's eight year old girl made Brynn a handbook and band-aids to help her take care of her little girl. It was so cute!!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
The last few days have been filled with such wonderful family activities. We finally had a chance to celebrate Dallin's 2nd birthday. We hadn't had a cake or a candle for him to blow out and on Sunday we finally had the time to do it. Dallin had so much fun and loved eating the frosting by sticking his finger right in the cake. We also have been having fun days at the pool and enjoying the fireworks show in DC. We truly are blessed to live where we do and have each other as family.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Sorry about the number of exclamation points. I am in total shock.