Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I'm moving

Come check out my new blog! You probably know by now that Dave and I have applied for adoption. I wanted to include our blog as part of our information so that potential birthparents could get to know us better, but our blog address wasn't compliant with LDS Family Service's privacy requirements. So a new blog has been in the works. Please change your links, update your google reader, and follow us to our new address.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 14

The equipment has gotten bigger...
and so has the hole.
from the inside looking out-
and from the outside looking in.
wish us luck!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day One

This is what I woke up to yesterday morning. So I guess it's official: we're digging out a basement. Yes, I'm a little nervous and unsure about the whole thing. But I'm also excited and looking forward to the addition. And let's face it, it was only a matter of time before Dave started another house project! More updates to come...


Right now I feel like I have about one hundred long-term projects going on. So I decided I needed a project I could start and finish in one day, giving me a sense of accomplishment and confidence that I can tackle the bigger projects. I followed this tutorial and I love how it turned out! It has the colors of early spring and the warm yarn for the late winter, a great addition to my door for the month of March.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

gray + yellow = love

I find it hard to resist the combination of gray and yellow. Maybe it's this time of the year- the sky is often gray, but a peek of sun coming through makes everything beautiful. And as spring draws closer, the bright colors bring hope, happiness, and signs of a new beginning. I think that's how I've been feeling lately: there are many moments, hours, or days where I feel sad and gray. But then I'll get a splash of yellow- a ray of hope concerning the future, a kind word, a prayer answered, a heartfelt conversation. Maybe the gray makes the yellow even more vibrant and happy, and the yellow shines a light on the gray which makes it look not so drab. But I believe the true beauty comes from the combination of the two.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Romp to Stomp out breast cancer

On Saturday we participated in our first snowshoe race, with benefits going toward the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. I signed up thinking it would be a fun little activity on a winter morning. I had NO idea how hard it would be! I guess there are snowshoes made specifically for running, and that is not the kind we have. So while everyone else was trotting happily along, I was tripping over myself, panting for air, and feeling a bit embarrassed. Also keep in mind that it was a cold, windy, snowy day, so I had come prepared with all sorts of gear. Well, shortly into this "last chance workout" I was pulling everything off and handing it to Dave to carry. Quite a sight to behold. "Am I this out of shape?!!" I asked myself. Although I didn't run the whole time, at least I never stopped walking! And thank goodness for the Luna Bars and water at the finish line- I was in need of a little pick-me-up. Looks like next year I'll need to do some training for the event (and get a different pair of snowshoes!)
Look how big those suckers are!! YOU try running in those things! Other people had snowshoes half that size!

Friday, February 4, 2011

call backs

From Park City to Salt Lake, I guess I've been following the stars. Watching the SYTYCD auditions was even better in person! The tickets instructed us to dress "hip," which left me looking into my closet with a blank stare, but I guess I managed somehow because they let me inside! Yes, I saw Nigel and Mary. No, I wasn't trying out myself- I didn't want to make the others look bad...

Sundancing with the stars

Dave's work hooked him up with film festival tickets all week- tough job, right? We were able to go together one night when our friends invited us to join them- lucky us! Dave did some star-searching throughout the week, but I just saw one: Ronald Reagan.....on film, that is. Either way, it was entertaining.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Viva Las Vegas

Dave surprised me with a trip to Las Vegas!! Actually, his boss surprised both of us with flights, a hotel stay, and gift cards! 3 days full of spa visits, shopping, gourmet eating, and roller coasters- we felt like we were in the lap of luxury...
On their way to California, A&D remarked, "What do you Svay we stop in Las Vegas?" Yeah!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Christmas 2010

Joey gave Dave a golf club cover, guess who it looks like?

New golf clubs for Dave!! Thank you, Santa!

She's got a Ticket to Ride...

Surprise!! Look who showed up Christmas morning!

June's wondering what Dave's got up his sleeve...

An iPad was necessary this year to keep Dad in the 21st Century.

I wouldn't be who I am today without the support, love, advice, friendship, style, and humor from my 2 older sisters.