Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Nate!

Nate turned 29 today...old man. We were lucky to get together with a few of our pals from Maryland; the Hale's and Wade's were in town. We had a splashin time in the pool. Okay enough with the corny stuff. Nate and Katie threw Katelyn back and forth in the pool and she got some awesome air. See pictures. Thanks you guys for making the effort to come celebrate with us.

Nate is always asking the girls if they want spankin's like it's candy so his sister's gave him this t-shirt:

'the beatings will continue until morale improves'

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Carver's Cove Petting Zoo in Eden

We had the best time at the Carver's Cove Petting Zoo today. You can check it out at All of Katelyn's cousins went with Grandma to see the animals. Katelyn even had her first horse ride. She was very brave and held out a handful of oats to feed the goats, sheep, llamas, horses, and donkeys. She held a new baby kitten, watched piglets, had a baby calf suck on her hand, and petted the daddy bunny. It was so fun and right by our house. It's amazing how these animals were so entertaining to all the little kids.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

We have a new addition for our family...

We have a new car! Hooray! We decided to try to save a little moola each month in rent by expanding our commute radius. Even with monthly installments, insurance, and gas we will end up saving more than living inside Palo Alto. Hopefully our friends at Craigslist don't let us down and we are happy with our recent finds. Oh and we have a Toyota Corolla. We just wanted twinner cars with Nick and Amanda, right?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The real life...

Okay so Kate tagged me with this little real life diddy. The rules are you have to take ten pictures of the following things. And you have to do it right away. No straightening, cleaning or wiping the snot from your child's nose. Then you tag five others. Unfortunately I am no longer living in my own home so I feel it unfair for my mom to suffer the consequences of a peek at her house at 1 AM. I therefore hedged on the rules and grabbed some photos from the past. Hope ya like em.

1. Laundry Room-well you get a glimpse of what our laundry room looks like in the sink photo and I thought this was fitting of how I fold my laundry. Love packing don't you?

2. Favorite Room-honestly this was a toss up. I love my art corner, the kitchen cabinet I built, AND the winner is...the girl's room. It has the most natural lighting in our apartment and I felt like it was the funnest to clean. Go figure.

3. What the kids are doing...Tummy Time! Actually they are sleeping but this is from today.

4. Favorite Shoes-the only ones I could find at the time

5. Toilet/Bathroom- Sorry no porcelin queen today.

6. Kitchen Sink-You really have to look hard in the background...

7. Refrigerator-don't have a photo but it was filled with lovely magnets we have collected from all our vacations...

8. Self Portrait-Hey there beautiful!

9. Closet-Also known as you understand why I can't find anything.

10. Dream Vacation-I loved our trip to the outer banks in North Carolina. Nate and I have been to many places together...Puerto Vayllarta, Bolivia/Peru, La Push (It really exsists all you Twilight fans), but the best time for me has been hanging out at the beach house and swimming as a family. I guess our Atlanta City trip is a close second...

Now I am supposed to tag 5 of ya to make a post yourself...
I tag Amanda Long, Katie Hale, Amy DeWaal, Kristen Lundberg, and Becky Johnson. I can't wait to see the unbelievable places you call home.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Farm Boy

So I have read all the latest books on farming and have started my 'time' on the land. This manual labor is tough stuff and I can't wait to get back to the air conditioned office. I haven't killed any animals yet, but as you can see from the pictures the animals won't get too close as my reputation precedes me. For those of you who don't know, some animals have mysteriously gone "missing" under my tenure at the farm. But I digress, we are having a lot of fun out here and are excited to move to California. We seem to be downgrading our living arrangements. We "had" to take care of this farm house before dental school, then moved into an apartment in Maryland, and we are now moving into a smaller apartment in California. I'm afraid to see where we end up next.