Friday, September 28, 2007

Time Flies...

I had a dream the other night that I went to a class on how to write better blogs! ha ha - I knew I needed to post something...

Nothing too exciting has really happened. We're just adjusting to our new place and our new schedule. Colton has decided to go to one nap a day and the transition hasn't been very fun, but we're starting to get it figured out.

I thought since my last post was so "depressing" I should write some good stuff about Arizona. So, here it goes:

1. 2300 miles closer to family
2. 2 bedrooms!

3. Washer & Dryer in apt

4. Dishwasher

5. Still swimming and it's almost Oct!

6. I get the car everyday!

7. Seth usually gets up with Colton in the morning

8. Sunday dinners with Family (probably relates to #1)

9. Good Sales

10. We know that this is where we are supposed to be!

Here's some random pictures from the last few weeks:

Saying goodbye to Erin - she's in Macedonia for a year on a Fulbright (sp?) scholarship - we're so proud of her!

Check out the AZ sunset in the back window

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ode to Toronto

So, I'm sitting here missing our "toronto family"...

We were so blessed to have been there for 2 1/2 years! I don't think that Seth and I could have ever imagined how many friends we would make when we first loaded up our belongings and treked up to Canada. Or how hard it was going to be to say goodbye to all of them. These pictures only show about half of the people we would have liked, but since our last Sunday was over a Holiday weekend a lot of people were on 'holidays.' I'm really not good at putting these kinds of feelings into words, suffice it to say that we LOVED our ward family and will always cherish the memories we made there!

Farewell to Toronto

Monday, September 3, 2007

Grampa Mac's Cabin

Every year for Labor Day, since 2000, my Dad has rented a cabin at Hawley Lake. And for the past 4 or 5 years he's rented the same one every time so my niece and nephews think that it's "our" cabin, hence the name "Grampa Mac's Cabin." We just got back today.

We had a lot of fun! Colton got to go fishing for the first time... he could have cared less - all he wanted to do was play in the mud! It was so fun to see his cute expression as he got dirtier and dirtier.

I even got to fish for a little bit, but unfortunately I didn't catch anything (OH - except for a big crawdad!)

Right after this picture was taken, Colton broke the camera! I'm not even sure what he did, but now it doesn't work at all - luckily the SD card was not damaged...

We got some good pictures this morning on my dad's camera so I'll post those as soon as I get them.

It was so much fun to just hang out with the family. We ate A LOT of junk food - my sister and I decided that camping is just an excuse to eat a lot of good food. We also played a lot of "Settlers of Cataan" (or Settlers of Contention when Seth and I play together)- I think Seth won almost every game! And I got to read a book - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (it was pretty good). Colton LOVED playing with his cousins too! He just followed around after them, doing whatever they were doing. I think he's going to be sad when he wakes up tomorrow and they aren't here to play with.

Now that we're home it's time to do the laundry and adjust back to "normal" life once again. Seth's first day of school is tomorrow. I think I'm going to lay out his clothes for his first day - HA HA.