Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
And here she is digging her hand inside...
and then putting the "gupe" on the table I know, we all think she is so cute!!! but who can resist!!
And mine and Bryan's finished product! mine is the one on the left and Bryan's is on the right!...he had a pattern and mine is original!!! Sorry there are no photos of me...I was the one taking the pictures...pictures with me in them are coming...we are going up to Fort Collins tonight to participate in Bryan's parents' ward party since our ward does not have one (the bishopin our ward is against Halloween parties I guess)...so pictures are coming!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Then on Sunday we drove up to Fort Collins to be at church witha his family and spent the day with Lisa and Erik and Madalyn. It was a fun day...we got home around 9:30! But it was well worth it. We went to a brand new park which was WAY cool. It had a little kids area for 2-5 year olds and a bigger area. there were even parts which were handicapped accessible! I thought that was REALLY cool. There were so many "new" areas of a park that I have never seen before. It was fun and we walked around the park and played for about an hour and a half!!! That just goes to show how fun it really was!
So that was the weekend...and now this week is the count down for Bryan not working at allosource any more. only 3 days to go!!! Then school begins next Monday! I can not believe 10 months have already passed and we are in school again, I say we, because I know and am willing to help Bryan study and get through this school.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This is Halloween 2004. We were Mickey and Minnie mouse.This is 2005. I had to dress up for my work so I had to be something with a carnival theme, hence the popcorn sales lady and Bryan was a Doctor since he already had the scrubs and stethoscope.This is 2006. We called Kambria our little monkey, so I made her a monkey outfit and me a hood and Bryan had to be a pirate for his work...Maybe this year we can ALL be themed together! We will have to see!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Who sings better: I would have to say Bryan again...but I can hold my own!~
Whose temper is worse: I would have to say mine. Bryan is pretty even keeled! I spark up a little too often...but am working on it.
Who does the laundry: Me, most of the time, but Bryan would do it every so often if I asked him.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed: Bryan again
Who pays the bills: Me, but I have given up the credit card bill to him so he does it too.
Who is more stubborn: Umm I would have to say me, but Bryan can get stubborn too!
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong: I would have to say we are both stubborn on this one. Although we have a little joke about it now that goes something like..."no you are right, and I am wrong. ;o)"
Who is more sensitive: I think that it depends...Me with most things, Bryan when it comes to animals.
Who has more friends: I have more friends that I keep in contact with, but he knows a LOT more people than I do and knows someone EVERY where we go...it NEVER fails!
Where was your first kiss: The same night as he said I love you on his parents driveway after driving back from my brother's, sister-in-law's, and Bryan's b-day celebration in Denver. I waited a month for that one!
How did your reception go: It was quite amazing if you ask me! We stood in the reception line the WHOLE night except for a pre-planned intermission, that I did not know about, where Bryan sang me Josh Groban's song you raise me up!!! I bawled like a baby! It just happened to be what was on our wedding invitations and "our song." After that was cake cutting, our first dance and then back to the reception line...we even had to call it quits around 10pm...it started at 7~~that was a LONG night...but it was perfect!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Another thing that happened at time out for women was that I learned how to be a better homemaker and friend to my siblings and parents...esp, my mother. it was good to go with her and I had a fun time hanging with her! Thanks mom!
While I was at time out for women, Bryan went to Fort Collins and came up with a budget with his dad to see how much of the federal loans and such we will need to be taking. I was surprised to see how we can REALLY do this financially! I am thankful to Don and his expertise on finances and for helping Bryan and myself understand it all. I have not done this loan thing before and it just goes to show how much I REALLY don't know! Btu things are looking good and I am excited to get going on Bryan's schooling! i am sure it will be tough, but well worth it! The count down has begun! Bryan even said last night that he is getting "trunky" for work to be done. For all you who do not understand missionary lingo, that means he is ready for work to be done! he just does not want to have to get up at 5 every morning anymore...he will just have a different type of work.
So that is my ramblings for today!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This is a picture of the street that you have to cross to get to the Chicago campus. We thought it too good to pass up! After I parked the car, I began walking toward the city again and this is the view...can you see all the sailboats parked in the harbor? I thought it was so fun too see! We were walking right along the coast.This is the famous Buckingham Fountain. But as you can see in the next picture, they wont let you get too close!
There is a fence all the way around it. I guess for security reasons...But it sure is pretty!It started to rain as we were leaving this fountain, and so we ducked into a parking garage and talked to a couple people while they waited it out too. It was not more than 15 minutes of waiting...it was still sprinkling as we walked, but it wasn't too bad
This is Kambria playing in a fountain at the Vietnam war memorial, that we found as we tried to avoid the rain. It was a fountain more her size anyway!
Then it started to rain on us again, so we snuck into a dunkin doughnuts place and got a muffin and some OJ. And waited it out, again. By this time we had to book it to get to the campus in time...we walked so fast that we even had some time to check out the local Gap store. The Bryan called and we went to the Disney store. Good Thing Kambria is not old enough to want anything thing from there yet. Then we went and bought Bryan a Northwestern hoodie sweatshirt and a textbook...yeah fun! Then we were headed to the aquarium!!! That is where Bryan wanted to go since he found out there was one in Chicago!
So the next couple of pictures are from the aquarium.
This is the baby beluga! It was only born on August 16, 2007. It was quite fun to watch and sing the baby beluga song. We ended up getting Kambria the book Baby Beluga...that was our "big" purchase from the store. ;o)
The Family in the aquarium! They wouldn't let you use a flash so this was as good as it got!
This is a komodo dragon lizard. He was HUGE!!!
And this is the fam just outside the aquarium. It was worth the money and i am glad that we went. Especially since Bryan could see it with us too.
And the last picture of the exciting week...the soap at the hotel...it had Kambria's name on it! Except for the "c" of course, but it was as close as we had ever seen! Maybe our next kid will be Taylor? I don't think so, but you never know.
And to finish the trip off, the rest of the story....
Nelson and Leah gave me some books about Chicago and Illinois so I could learn lots more! I thought it was a great idea! And we gave Nelson a gift certificate to Chili's...we figured he might need it once the twins are born! And we gave Hayden a cute little boys church outfit! It had a clip on tie and vest. We thought it was too cute to pass up! It was a good and fun celebration!
Then on Sunday, Kambria and I woke up with Bryan's cold. Only ours was pretty bad. So we stayed home from church and rested! It was a good thing...Kambria would have been a cranky kid!
And then yesterday...my birthday. It was a good day, but as you get older your birthdays are not quite the same. They turn out to be just another day. Bryan was really cute all day and kept wishing me happy birthday. It was what made the whole day. Brady and and Mom and Dad wished me happy birthday too. I guess Tess forgot or did not think it was that important since we celebrated it on Saturday. Oh well. I even got a text message from Bryan's sister Lisa! I was surprised she even remembered, which made it even better. Thanks Lisa!!! And Don and MaryEllen called and wished me happy birthday too! I felt LOVED by my in-laws!
So to celebrate my "big day" Bryan and I went to Chili's while we left Kambria with my Mom and Dad. It was nice to be alone. Then we came back home and played the 1910 version of Ticket to Ride with Mom and Dad. I won! my record best of 189 points! Bryan still wins with a record of 200, but I came closer. It was a fun night. So that in an egg shell was my 28th birthday...like I said, as you get older the day becomes more "normal." No complaints here.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This is one of the campus buildings. I LOVED all the green ivy on the building. After we went back to the hotel I decided we were going to try and find a park to play at again since Kambria had such a good time. Well I started to drive around and came upon this...
It was quite funny to see the leaning tower of Pisa in Evanston, Illinois! So I had to take a picture. I pulled over, but Kambria had fallen asleep, so I just took it from inside the car...
This is Kambria pointing at a caterpillar she found on the ground. I thought it was too cute to pass up!
Oh mom! I found a new fun toy. It is a pine cone honey! After we played on the play ground we went and picked up Bryan and headed for downtown Chicago again. This time we were experts on the train thing right? well, not exactly! But we got better than the night before!
So we rode the train down, and then walked to the bus stop that would take us out to Navy Pier. We went to the children's museum, which was free on Thursday nights, which is why we went on Thursday night!!! I am all about FREE!!! It was really a neat thing, especially if Kambria was older and really understood what was going on! But even still it was fun to see her interacting with the statues and the other kids. We went through it pretty fast, but Bryan had more fun with it that I think Kambria did at times! That is my husband for you!!!! Got to love him...he is just a big kid!
This is a picture of apartments and a parking lot on the bottom...Bryan and I thought it was quite the setup...all the cars are parking in backwards with only a rope stopping them from plummeting below!
This is the famous house of Blues...just verifying that we did see the sign..we did not go to it though.This is a pictures entering Navy Pier from the bus. not bad eh?This is me and Kambria who is trying to be a brave girl and not be scared of the big furry dog! I think she did OK!From the time Kambria was born we called her our little monkey! She was even a monkey Halloween 2006. She LOVED this monkey when she saw it! That's our little monkey!
Bryan and Kambria...i thought it turned out good!This is kambria playing in the water part of the children's museum. She loved the water...to bad i had to hold her up to get there.These were giant flowers made of plastic type foam stuff...who knows what it really is called!kambria saying bye to dad and she drives off into the sun set! This was just outside, yet still inside the building, of the children's museum. It was a fun place to see in the middle of Chicago! Palm trees none the less, with streaming water overhead.
This is a video of the streaming water.
And the food we ate on Navy Pier... Bryan had a famous Chicago style hot dog, while I had the Dallas dog with onions and cheese only please! The picture makes it look quite disgusting, but it tasted good!The famous Ferris wheel at navy pier.
Just fr kicks and giggles! Bubba Gum Shrimp!This was the end of day 4! we are almost done!