Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Two nights ago our home teacher came over.  We hadn't met him yet, so he was asking us some "get to know you" type questions.  One question he asked the kids was, "What do you like?"
The kids all had fairly predictable answers (animals, video games, etc...), but then our home teacher asked the kids what Elliott's favorite thing is.  "Surfing!" they all said pretty much in unison. Finally, it was time to reveal what my favorite thing is. The kids all hesitated for a moment pondering what my favorite thing could possible be, and then Sophie blurted out, "Kissing Daddy!"

Thursday, October 06, 2011


One of the main reasons we wanted to move out West was so we would be able to see family more often.  So a couple of weeks ago I suggested to Elliott that we take a somewhat impromptu trip to California so Henry could finally meet the rest of his aunts, uncles, and cousins on my side of the family.  Plus, we wanted to meet Hugh's wife, Emily (they got married the weekend I was due with Henry, and he is 13 months now!)
It was lots of fun, Henry was a big hit, and we totally approve of Emily.  Great choice Hugh!  :-)

 playing with the chickens

 Can you tell I took the two pictures above?  I have no idea what I am doing with Elliott's camera. White balance?  What's that???

 chicken feather

 Did you know Emma got glasses?  Her dream has finally come true!

 grandma working it with the hula-hoop

 teaching Sophie.  notice her sandals?

Henry was a big hit!

Such a fun weekend.  I am SO grateful we live near family now!