Friday, February 29, 2008
Today, Brenner was scheduled for surgery again. The surgery was cancelled because he was too sick and they can get pneumonia from the anesthesia if they are sick. So, we'll reschedule and hope that the 3rd time is the charm!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Who is smarter? Anisa got better grades in school, but have you ever met Ryan? The man can pick up an instruction manual, read it from cover to cover and then know everything about the gadget and how it works!
Who does the laundry? I get it all washed. But Ryan carries it downstairs and upstairs and often times folds the whites!
Who pays the bills? Anisa (although I don't make any money, I like to spend Ryan's money).
Who mows the lawn? Ryan, but Anisa does most of the other yard work.
Who cooks dinner? Well, Anne on Monday, Mary Lee on Tuesday, Laura on Wednesday, Anisa on Thursday and Julie on Friday. Some restaurant on Saturday and Lucas and Anisa alternate Sundays. Ryan will cook breakfast on the weekends.
Who drives? We both do.... I'm not like my grandpa who didn't get a driver's license.
Who asked who out first? I think I asked him on some group date first. It took the missionaries to make him ask me out.
Who proposed? Ryan
Who has more siblings? Duh! Ryan.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
So, every year in February we head to St. George (we're down here a lot more than that because both of our parents live down here). Ryan has a conference for work down here every February. Usually it's really nice weather. We've had a little rain, but we're still not complaining. We've only needed a light jacket, if that. We have taken the boys to the indoor pool every day so far. It is sooo nice. The water temperature is almost 90 degrees. The boys will stay in the pool for nearly 3 hours and still throw a fit when we tell them it's time to get out!
We've also been able to go to the Parade of Homes. If you have never been to the Parade of Homes in St. George, you don't know what you are missing. The houses are the most amazing houses you will ever see. The yards are always fun with swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. They have a lot of indoor/outdoor living environments.
Joren woke up the first morning we were here and wanted to go outside and swing. He has done that several times since we've been here. We also got to go to the farm and feed and name the baby cows. They are all girls, so we named them my little pony names (thanks to Ella) and various other girl names from cartoons. We even named one Sapphire because the Blue Power Ranger is the Blue Sapphire.
We have been having fun and are sad and excited to go home tomorrow and pack some more so we can move into our new house!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
(Sorry, no pics of Joren. He won't sit down in the tub, so they were too pornographic.)
Joren is so Mr. Independent. As we're sitting in the kitchen doing whatever, he starts to push the chair clear across the room (never mind the chair that is closest to the counter).
He then climbs up on the counter top and proceeds to eat every last hershey kiss (that we have left over from Christmas.) There is no, "Mom, can I have some candy." He just sets his mind to it and goes and does what he wants. In Joren's defense. If he did ask for candy, I would tell him, "No." To which his response would be. "you hab to."
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
We went for a walk with Joren in the stroller and Brenner riding his bike. We went to the park and played on the playground. I have been yearning to go outside and it was actually above 40 today. I don't ask for much... I'm not asking for 50 or 60. I just want it to be warm enough that we can actually go outside.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
We had Zackary's baptism in the morning. Lunch after at Mark & Kerri's with the whole fam. Then an afternoon of 4-wheeling/sledding fun. And dinner at Brick Oven.
Of course I only have pics of the fun stuff, so here they are. If you can believe it (if you know how roudy Ry and his brothers are), we only had one minor injury (poor Mikelle).
Mason loved learning how to drive the 4-wheeler.
Anisa and Brenner even tried the sled for a minute (by the way, this is a great stomache workout- especially when you're behind Mason who can't keep the 4-wheeler going at an even pace). I decided this wasn't so good for my pregnant body.
Shane and Olivia pulling Mikelle and Cierrah
Friday, February 8, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
(This is not my actual picture. The little portable ultrasound machine was out of paper.)
On the main floor we will have a living room and an office. Then the 1/2 bath, kitchen, great room, nook, laundry room and garage. Off the family room is the library (that will be our play room). Upstairs is a bedroom for Brenner and Joren to share and one for the baby. I asked Brenner is he wanted to share with Joren and he did. They each have their own closet. They have a bathroom. Then there is the master bedroom with master bath. In the basement we will have what Ryan is calling an X-box room. I think it is Wii room. Mom (and any other guests) have their guest bedroom. The room under the playroom is officially my scrapbook/craft/sewing room. It also has a full bath downstairs. The back side of everything is a huge storage room (one that that this house was really lacking). I think that having the basement finished- especially with a guest room and a scrapbook room, was the kicker for us picking this house. Oh, and the play room off the great room. There are a few things we would like to be a little bigger or different, but for the most part, this house is perfect!
Brenner has already picked out a new toy for the playroom. And hopefully our back yard is big enough for a play set and sand box as well.
We are in a new construction area, so there is still a lot left to do. There aren't any houses behind us yet so we're going to have to deal with the construction for a while. There will be a park just kiddie corner from us. There is also a park about a block away. The swimming pool (under construction) will be 2 blocks away. The elementary school is about 2 1/2 blocks away. It's about 2 1/2 blocks to the lake and about 1 1/2 block to a proposed church site. We will be able to walk everywhere in this neighborhood.
To get to our new house... coming west on 104th south, you will go straight through the light at the Holiday (instead of turning left). You will turn left on Topview Road and left on Iron Mountain Drive. Our house is 4399 W. Iron Mountain Drive.
Now, after all is said and done... we have put money down, but we are signing the final papers and going over the contract tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed for us.