Monday, July 27, 2009

Noah... and a Little Family Update

Isn't he cute...he must be for me to actually be posting a blog. I have relied on Brad for the past several months.

Well now we are thrilled, because he is cute and has finally decided that walking is pretty fun (He is 15 months old). He walks the majority of the time now depending on his mood. If he is ticked about something, you can't make him even stand up let alone walk.

We think that he is proud of himself too...

Now the update on our plans for the future. Some have pointed out that the last we posted we were moving to Manila Utah. That has changed. Brad was offered a job in Heber City teaching at Wasatch High School. There were about 90 applicants for he position, so we are truly grateful that they thought he would be an asset to their school. I have always known he would be the best teacher any of these schools would be able to find, so I am glad that he was able to get a position at a school that he was excited about. We were both grateful for the Manila offer, and he was also excited about that, but Heber is 3 hours closer to family.

So the big move will be in about 2 weeks. We don't have a lot of packing to do, because most of our stuff is still in boxes. We will be renting a house of up there for a little while, and then we will see what happens. Ughhhhh, I am really sick of moving, but maybe this one will be the beginning to the end of our travels.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

4th of July...

We had a BLAST--hardy har har.

Because we were staying at Bear Lake (more on that later) we started the day with a hike (at least, I did while Lindsay watched the kids). White pines lake was the goal and it was actually a very fun, easy-going hike that was pretty and rewarding at the end--it was a pristine mountain lake surrounded by two towering peaks (Gog and Magog).

This is toward the beginning of the hike--Jen leading, BJ (and Jayden), Buck, Joyce, Heidi, and Ashley trailing. There were a lot of wildflowers a plenty of wide open spaces for me to yodel.

Jayden couldn't quite making it the whole way without taking a little cat nap in his carrier.

The kids loved the few fireworks that we had for them--one really can't go wrong with a few sparklers, a few glowsticks, and a few "borrowed" fireworks you watch from your back deck that others light off over the lake.