Saturday, November 14, 2009

I was a Mommy of TWO TODDLERS this week!

I had the opportunity to make a little extra money and babysit an adorable 20 month old. His name is Micah, and his parents are friends of ours. Micah's regular babysitter went out of town this week. Let me just say it was such a fun, but challenging experience for me, since we had fun places to go, while all three of us had colds! When Brian was home from work, he helped out tons! Micah really loved playing with Brian. Hannah really enjoyed having a little play mate, since she's 16 months and they're really close in age. On Veteren's Day, we went to the parade on Mill Ave in Tempe and LOVED it! We also ended the week with going over to Brian's parent's house where they have goats, chickens, and lots of backyard to explore! I watched Micah all day, Monday through Thursday. What a treat, but I'm glad that we're back to just Hannah and I! :) I unfortunately don't have any photos. (So sad!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009! And, looking back a year ago.

Hasn't Hannah changed? From an ASU Cheerleader last year to Tinkerbell this year! Amanda and Hannah went to Grandview Ward's Trunk-or-Treat, Shalimar's Trunk-or-Treat, Denny and Inge-Lise's Halloween Party, and visited grandparents. Brian was working that day :(, but we had fun. Halloween is a great time to show off the cute kids, right? :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lake Powell/Chris Comes Home!

A couple weeks ago we traveled to Lake Powell with Brian's family and it was a blast! Except that it was freezing and windy! No, it really was a lot of fun to get away and spend time with family members that we hadn't seen for a long time. Hannah had a great time and really bonded with her cousins, aunts and uncles. We were there for four days, and then went home to Chris' Homecoming from the Philippines!!! We were there Oct. 15th night at the airport to see him fresh off the plane. It was so amazing to finally see him after two years! Afterward, Brian and Amanda went over to Heather and John's for dinner with Nathan and Chris as well. We've had such a great time hearing Chris' stories and hanging out with him. We love our brother, Chris!

Friday, September 11, 2009

No Back to School for us!

Brian and I have been feeling lately that we should be starting another semester...but we're done! To keep ourselves busy this fall, Brian has been laboring over our square foot garden, learning Spanish on Rosetta Stone, and just working on little projects around the home. I joined the Mormon Deseret Choir a month ago, and I love it! I'm also working researching holistic nutrition, exercise daily, and am researching how to make a slip cover for the chair we found next to a dumpster! Good luck to me! Hannah and I attend a storytime and an art class for one to two year olds and enjoys attending the ward play groups.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It's been too long!

So much has happened with our family, and we haven't been posting!!! Just to catch you up, Brian and I graduated a few months ago in May with bachelor degrees in Nursing and Music Education! Woohoo! Brian now has a full time job as a nurse at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. I am able to stay at home with Hannah...huge blessing for our family. I am in the Mormon Deseret Choir that meets once a week and am starting a Piano Pedagogy class at MCC starting this next Monday. It's just two days a week for 50 minutes...perfect! Hannah is almost 14 months old now, and is walking like a pro, saying three official words (daddy, ball, go), and is a baby that never fails to make us laugh everyday with her fun personality! We love her! Next blog, I'll post some pictures from the summer. Here are some pictures from the graduation and other random pics of Hannah...enjoy!