Tuesday, September 23, 2008

When things are a little too quiet

So today while I was folding laundry I had that unsettling thought..."Things are a little too quiet.......Where are Emily and Dallin?" I found them in my bathroom. Emily had opened the brand new tube of neosporin I had just bought and smeared it all over herself, Dallin, the counter, cupboards, and rug. (Who new a little tube of medicine could do so much damage?) Well it's just slimy enough that it was not an easy mess to clean up.
Oh well. Just another day in the life of a stay at home mom.
If I'd had the presence of mind I would have taken a picture. They did look pretty funny all gooped up and shiny.

Monday, September 15, 2008


This is one of those posts that is little reminiscent and probably more for posterity than anything but feel free to read if you feel inclined.

So... I've been thinking lately, (never a good thing:) and I kind of feel like we are at one of those places in life where we are closing a chapter and beginning a new one.
As of August we have lived here three years. Time flies! A lot has changed since August of 2005.
Back then we only had two little kids, Joe had just Graduated from BYU and was about to start law school at Georgetown and after moving 2000 miles away from home we were terrified.
However, we quickly fell in love with Virginia and the place we now consider "home." The ward welcomed us with open arms and we made fast friends. We have been blessed in countless ways. Our family has doubled in size!, We've made life long friendships with friends and family here in Manassas, and because we are surrounded by so much of our countries history we have developed a new appreciation for what it means to be an American, we have grown together as a family and as I look back and recognize the hand of the Lord in our lives our testimonies have grown as well.

This week Joe started his job as a first year associate at a law firm in D.C. And as we close the chapter of being "struggling students" and start the chapter of being "grown-ups" :) I am looking forward to this next stage of our lives and the challenges and learning experiences ahead.
Look out world here we come!:)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School!

Today was the first day of school a Cougar Elementary! Rebecca started 3rd grade and Julianne started 1st grade. I can't believe how fast they are growing up.