Monday, January 26, 2009

We Matched...

Justin got accepted into the University of Utah's General Practice Residency for Dentistry. It is a really good program and he is excited he got in. Will this experience make him a Ute fan afterall? Probably not, but who knows what one year will do to you.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

White Stuff...

Finally made its way to our neighborhood. We got a whole three inches, not enough to be snowed in, but just enough to play in. And of course Zach's favorite part happens after we are done playing...HoT cHoCoLaTe! "with smarshmellows" as he would say.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Going From 2 Kids to 7...

And I think I now know what it was like for my mom to have 7 kids...even if it was but for a moment. This past weekend Justin and I took care of a family of five kids, while their parents went to Arizona for the weekend to go to the Eagles game. What lucky bums right? Did I mention they flew with the team? Their 5 boys, yes all boys, were so fun and entertaining, and do I dare say a little tender too, for sports that is... These boys love sports, and have a special place in their hearts for the Eagles and the Yankees. I took this picture of the three oldest boys while they were ecstatic after the Eagles, who had been behind the entire game, finally scored to put them ahead 25 to 24 over the Cardinals. They are such special kids.

Oh and a few things, among several, I will have to learn if I am to have more kids...

  • Never pre-salt and pepper the food. I guess the more bland the better...pretty funny.
  • It's OK if you don't know where each kid is at each moment of the day. I guess you just trust them to make good decisions and to look after one another.
  • Getting dinner on the table will most likely be the hardest activity of the entire day, when you have at least one child, who of course, needs your undivided and uninterrupted attention. This is the truest test of your patience.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Twelve Pics of Christmas...

We had a great Christmas break this year. It all started with making gingerbread houses over at our friends, the Kinghorn's, house.

Zach is still eating the candy off of our house. Once Justin was done with his finals, we flew to Utah to see my nieces perform in Ballet West's Nutcracker, and to visit family.

Lauren was a Party Girl, and Maddi was a Bafoon. They are so talented. They take after their aunt of course. Ha ha just kidding, but they really did do a great job! While we were in Utah it snowed and snowed and snowed, Zach was so excited to go sledding.

He even learned to snowboard on his cousin's sled/snowboard, and in true boy fashion, learned what a snowball fight was. He loved nailing his cousins(he called them his brothers), Alec and Parker.

On Christmas day, Santa delivered Zach his first set of drums. Let's just say it was one of the loudest Christmas' to date.

He loved them so much, he even loved the box that Santa left for him to be able to put his drums back into for our move that will happen this coming May.

Santa brought Kate her first Kitchen. She loved her new toys, but could have cared less about unwrapping a single gift.

Santa brought Justin his new ipod touch. It gets the Internet, so you can imagine what he was doing over the break. Thanks Santa!

Santa brought the guys in the family Rock Band. Fun game...if only it didn't make me so darn dizzy.

We took the kids bowling for the first time. Justin and I hadn't been since college.

What great form right? Too bad I won both games though. Better luck next time babe.

Other outings included a Shady Maple Breakfast, post Christmas shopping, bouncing at Monkey Joe's, a date to see The Curious Case of Benjamen Button, and desperately needed new haircuts.
Zach played several hours on these drums. I guess you could say he was everyone's 9am alarm clock as well.

Kate learned how to Jump!