Thursday, April 28, 2011


Tom and I received our rotation schedule about a week ago, and we are moving away from Denver. This brings VERY mixed feelings. We love living here, and love our ward and apartment. But it is so expensive to live here. Our 2 bedroom apartment here runs us $1,000 dollars a month, and utilities are just as outrageous! We are very sad to be leaving Parker and all our friends and "new family". I am especially sad to leave behind my good friend Jessica! At least she visits Utah often, I think that's the only thing that is keeping us from both having a breakdown! I will miss her VERY VERY much and Elliana and Zharius are going to have a rough time being apart I think.

House hunting while in Denver for a place in Provo is very stressful. Because I'm not there and I don't know where is a good area. And as spoiled as I am; it's hard, because I really want, I said want, not need, 2 bathrooms! Especially with Elliana potty trained, and having had 2 bathrooms for the last year, I don't know that I really want to go back to just having one bathroom.

I feel like I'm rambling, here's a picture of the library in our will be new hometown.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Bunny

We took Elliana to the mall to see the Easter Bunny! She loved the idea of it, and called him the Super Bunny, from her favorite show Max and Ruby! Here's a video we got of her at the mall! We think she's pretty adorable!

Friday, April 15, 2011


I am a little behind on laundry, but aren't all MOms ALWAYS behind on laundry? I don't think you can ever stay caught up, though I do pretty well doing a load a day. As I went to change the wash a few minutes ago, I opened my washer (it's a front load) and see little pellets...and think, that looks like diaper. Sure enough upon further investigation, there is a diaper in my washer. I had a little helper apparently and now I have diaper "slush" all in her clothes, and in my washer. I'm hoping that putting the clothes through the dryer will help and I think I got most of the "slush" out with a rag. Gotta love my 2 year old helper! She's the best! I love you Elliana Mae!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Idaho....Yes, Again.

We had the opportunity to go home again just a few weeks ago and it was a great experience. Tom's little brother Michael got married and we were able to be there! It was wonderful to see family and spend time with them. It's the last time we will go home for a while (at least all of us), because of Tom's very random schedule! We are excited to keep moving forward in his schooling though!

Elliana's Birthday party was a huge success and she had a wonderful time with all her friends! Here are a few pictures from the wedding, and the dress that Elliana is wearing was a gift from our friends the Schreibers. She looked SO cute in it!

Tom and I had fun at the sister-in-law Heather said, "haven't you always wanted to cake someone"...I replied, "yes!". Then I saw I decided to grab a slice and get Tom. I got him, but I think he got me better. I left the cake in my hand, and I definitely paid the price. :D I love you Tom, and it's been the best 5 years of my life! Can't wait for Eternity with you babe!