Tuesday, July 29, 2008


We had our first earthquake today. Well, for me, it was the first one I could remember. Mikey thought it was funny. Good thing it only lasted about ten seconds because it took me that long to figure out what to do with myself.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Viva La Vida

We get to see this every day. I love it! (Pause my music at the bottom of the page)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I know I promised pictures of my parents when they visited from Utah, so here's the post. Turns out, I took a lot of video and only a couple pictures...none of which really turned out. It really was a fun trip though, and I've learned my lesson and will take better pictures next visit. One thing we always do during a visit with my mom is a craft. Those of you who know her know that she is one of the most creative people on the planet. I can't compare to anything she does, but she does bring out the crafty side in me. We made birthday books so you can list the birthdays of the people you know. It was a fun project. Thanks, mom!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fourth Of July

This was Mikey's second 4th of July but his first that he could really enjoy. He did really well. He ate more food than me at the barbeque and pointed at the fireworks the whole time. As soon as it was over, he cried the whole way home because it was past his bedtime, but I think he had a good time.


I said I'd never read these books.
I borrowed it from my sister-in-law yesterday.
I read it in one day.
Can't wait to read the next one.
I am a follower....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Arizona to California Randomness

So, ya, I know. I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy moving and helping Mikey adjust and I am now just thinking about letting everyone in on what we've been doing.
This is Mikey at his messiest right before we moved. He was eating beans and rice and in a matter of seconds he ended up looking like this.

For the last few months that we were in Arizona, I have been running with some girls in my ward. It was seriously one of the hi-lights of my day. They are the best women and I am SO glad to know them. Some of them had kids close to Mikey's age and they were so cute when they played together. This is my friend Amy's son Ruger. He would get so excited to have someone to play with that he would end up pushing Mikey down (which is what he is doing in this picture). He is a real sweetheart though.

These are four boys that Mikey is friends with. My friend called them the blonde terrors and I couldn't agree more at times : )

(Nathan, Ruger, Mikey, Lance)

This is Mikey's older friend Andrew. He makes Mikey laugh SO hard!

Aren't these the CUTEST boys ever!?! These are my friend Tiffany's sons Isaac and Cameron. Tiffany was my first friend in the ward and she is one of the best friends I've had. Michael and her husband Tyler got along as well so it was a pretty fun situation. We really should have done more together. Mikey REALLY misses his friends and I REALLY REALLY miss mine! (tear...)

For those of you who don't know why we moved back to California, Michael got transfered to the Lancaster campus of UOP. These are Michael's co-workers at a going away party for him on his last day. He was really sad to leave them. They were really good to him.

Since we have been here it has already been SO nice to have my sister nearby again. Mikey loves Elizabeth. He is always going up to her and smiling and giving her kisses. They are so cute together. This is Mikey in Elizabeth's swimming pool. He LOVES it!

Elizabeth...not so much. He splashed a little too much for her liking.

Mikey was happy regardless. He's not so sensitive to other people's needs yet : )

Elizabeth forgave him though and they played and watched Baby Beethoven together. I think that is Mikey's new favorite movie.

Just looking at them you can't tell they are cousins. It's pretty funny that they are so opposite.

So now we are living with Michael's parents and looking for a house. Mikey is FINALLY getting used to being somewhere new and he is his usual smiling self. We were lucky enough to have my parents visit for almost a week a couple days after we got here. I will post pictures of that trip later. Mikey had fun being with his grandparents. I love seeing that he warms up to them so fast. Family ties are strong. Thanks for coming all the way here mom and dad!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

O Canada

Happy Canada Day!