Monday, May 22, 2006
One big change for me was doing laundry with sleepy kitties nearby. Ethel has always loved a damp towel, and my hang-to-dry pile of clothes were an inviting place for a nap for her. Fred just sleeps all the time.
Friday, May 12, 2006
Anyway, Jake's last final ends at noon today, and then we can start packing. That's right, we haven't started packing for our move this weekend yet. Jake's 2-week final period is so intensive that it's impossible for him to focus on other tasks, so we decided it would be best to just wait and do everything today and tomorrow. I started a little by cleaning up the extra bedroom (aka nursery) and doing laundry, but we have a long way to go. Plus, my primary presidency decided not to find a replacement for me even though they got a 5-week notice that we were moving, so I told them I could be at church on Sunday to teach my class.
So, I will see all of the Mesanites on Monday. We'll throw a pool party or something next week, since I hear it hit 100 degrees in the valley this week.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Here is one of our 2 yellow lantanas. I was telling Jake the other day that if we lived in any other state besides Arizona, I wouldn't think this is beautiful, but here, anything with color is magnificent.
And here is what I like to call our willow tree. It's really one of our 2 mesquite trees. About a month ago, this was nothing but sticks and huge thorns. Now it's out of control. I absolutely love it, but I know we have to do something about it soon since it's taking over our side yard and our neighbor's yard too.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
had our baby ultrasound today and you are all probably wondering how it
is doing. Well to let everyone know, the baby has 10 fingers & 10 toes
and appears to be very healthy all around. Our assistant’s name was Alla
and she spoke with a very thick German accent, but we enjoyed working
with her a lot. So I guess the big question on everyone’s mind now is if I
am having a boy or a girl. Well, let’s just say that you’ll have to look for
the answer in the text, because it’s hidden very carefully. Don’t tell
anyone what it is if you figure it out, but let me know if you do.
Friday, May 05, 2006
(on the right)
I am blessed with a sister who is a size bigger than me. Now, this might not seem like a blessing to her, but it is. Cathy was fortunate enough to go through this thing people call "puberty" when she was a teenager. She grew in all the right places, and so she is an average girl now with these things called "hips". I on the other hand, skipped that phase. Or, I guess I should say I decided to enter it way late, leaving me with very little time to mature. I ended up with a flat butt. So I wear (wore) small sized pants. Cathy wears regular sized pants. And now I get to too, thanks to my weekend in Mesa last week and my ability to take some of her jeans back to Tucson before she realized it.
I guess I'll have to go shopping soon.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Anyway, I spent the end of last week reading books to Mabel, running around with Oliver, watching HGTV, looking for a summer job, and just relaxing.
On Thursday, I decided to go visit my old job in Phoenix. As I was driving down the freeway in Tempe, I noticed that Jake's brother was driving next to me, so I got to see him too. He was a little surprised to see me.
Here is a picture of Oliver Saturday morning after we accidentally let him stay up past his bedtime on Friday night.
p.s. Check back Tuesday to hear our baby gender news!