Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Been A While

So here's a little update. Life has been crazy-busy, and for some reason, whenever I have free time the last thing I want to do is blog. So finally, I am getting to it. And there is a a lot...

We are now living in Salt Lake City, and thoroughly loving it. We live in a little one-bedroom apartment that Shane calls "Our Cottage." Not exactly sure why, but it sounds nice :)

Shane is super busy trying to get used to managing school and work again. I don't know how he is getting it all done. He is up till wee hours of the night, and with my onset of pregnancy Zzz's, I'm not much help keeping him going. I am so proud of my little grad student. I am blown away at how expensive his school is. For this semester his books alone were $1,100. They didn't look too exciting either! I swear they were all tax code in minuscule font sizes. Oh well I guess if he likes it :) Here he is going to his first day of school.

As for me, I have about 4 part-time jobs. Ha. Literally. I'm not sure why, but it has kept me super busy and I like it too. We are very happy to be cooking up our little muffin still. It is a relief every time we go to the doctor's and are reassured that the little one is growing and healthy. We can't wait to learn the gender in less than two weeks.

Here's a little August overview.

We enjoyed a weekend with friends at a cabin in Midway. It was beautiful! We went boating, did the alpine slide, went golfing, and of course had milkshakes. Good times. Unfortunately no pics.

We have an adorable new nephew. Landon Michael Mink. We are so happy that he is home from the hospital, and getting better. That little guy gave us a scare, but we are delighted that he is here.
 (Wondering how Jesse looks so great after just having a baby... yeah, me too?!)

Collin and Casen had a sleep over with us at our house and we went swimming and to the Zoo.

We went to the Toby Kieth concert.

Shane and I went bowling for the first time ever together.

Not sure what else, besides creating good memories with new friends, old friends, and family.

One last note...

I am really happy that fall is here! This is my favorite season of all! I love when the air starts to get crisp and the leaves change colors. And when conference is around the corner. There is something so fascinating about this time of year. While growing up, I looked forward to this season, because my birthday is in October, but that it not the reason anymore. The fall colors, the decorations, the pumpkins, the gourds, the corn. Fall has some of the best holidays. Halloween, which I love. Carmel Apples. The costumes, the treats and the parties. Then comes Thanksgiving. The family, the food, the love. The full hearts, full tummies and memories. I could go on and on. What a beautiful time of year. Take time to ENJOY.

 {I wish you could see how amazingly bright this rainbow was!}