Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
First time seeing "Dr. Seuss" trees. Word to describe Portland :mossy.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Margot Wilson and Julie.
He wasn't very happy with me for continuing to take pictures and bug people :)
Aw, how cute. Mac and Sierra.
I've been wanting one for about a year, because I love taking pictures, but its much more fun with a faster shutter speed and pictures that actually look good when you take them!
In Midway, we hung out, played games, watched movies, went sledding, and went skiing/snowboarding. I'm still extremely bitter because my family guilted me into not going skiing. Instead, I took about a million pictures of my adorable niece and nephew. I had to entertain myself somehow! So get ready for a lot of pictures (I had a hard time narrowing them down because I'm very proud of my rookie nice-camera picture- taking skills).
And here he is focused on spelling. He was very excited about spelling the word, Rocket. One of his favorite games is to spell words with scrabble letters. That's my kind of party!
Portia eating an apple, well, kind of.
This is what SLC looked like flying into it, only dark.
We attended church, in what triggered my memory of a huge ward with a bazillion babies and so loud that I have to focus very hard to hear the speaker (our old ward in Orem was the same). But it was wonderful with beautiful Christmas music, and I was grateful to be reminded of the Savior during Christmas time.
Okay, so it wasn't this bad, you could actually see the fairway. But it was pretty cold.
\We came back in time for Christmas Eve. We had a great dinner with the Cottle clan, played Rock Band, and stayed up way too late making gingerbread houses. I slept in probaby the latest I have on Christmas, and I probably could have slept a few hours more. But we opened all of our presents. There were so many great ones, but perhaps my favorite was the Brett Favre jersey Nick got as a onesy. I thought that he bought it before we found out we were having a girl, but he didn't. Yeah! Nick will turn our little girl into Favre fan (although I doubt anyone could ever be as much as Nick). We followed up Christmas with our traditional german pancakes and spent a relaxing Christmas day together.
The week after Christmas, Nick and I were able to spend time with some of our friends that we have missed since moving. It started to feel like we were living in Utah and everything was normal. Thanks Amander, Daniel, Carly, Annie, Steven, Meredith, Blake and Blake, Anne, Mary, and Maggie for taking time to see us. We wish we could see you more often. But you're welcome to visit any time!
Now its back to regular life, and I'm exhausted!!! I guess you can never sleep too much when you have a growing fetus inside you.