Monday, July 31, 2006

Long time, long time, long time gone

Hellooooo Everybody! I am in fact back. I apologize for my long absence. The month of July just got away from me. I know it's no excuse, but work really is very busy right now.

Where to begin??? We got 10 tons of rock delivered a couple of weeks ago for our retaining wall Brent's building. I know that you're looking and thinking that I didn't mean 10 tons. I in fact did mean 10 tons. This is what 10 tons of rock looks like....

The next big news is that our newest niece was born on July 21st at 3:40 am. Her name is Reyes Lorenza Linton. She was 6lb 15oz, 19" long. Her loving parents are Brent's brother Ryan and his wife Marcela. I haven't gotten a good picture of her face yet, but here's me holding her. Just a little background on the picture. When Reyes looks at you, she looks in your eyes. It's very cute and very hard to look away from. She is a cutie! I'll try to get a good picture of the front of her soon.

Brent mom got here on Tuesday. She has been freezing since she got here, but that's the Pacific Northwest!

Well, sorry this is so short, but the dial up connection is driving me crazy!!! I'll try to keep up, I promise!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

And I'm Proud to be an American!

And now, onto the Market....

The Market is so much fun and we haven't been there for quite a while! The flowers are GORGEOUS and cheap! A wonderful combination. Plus you get to see a lot of interesting stuff. It was a very pretty day!

We have had a great day today! Hope you all have too! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Oh, I'm Back in the Saddle Again

Yep, that's right, I have been called to be the Young Womens 1st Counselor! Yeah! I have to admit I am both relieved and excited! Some of the girls from our old ward are there and there are a lot of new ones too. We only have about 12 active girls, 30 on the rolls, so we have a lot of work to do, but it will be fun. The new YW President has never been in a YW's presidency before, so this will be exciting!

Saturday was Adrian's 12th birthday. Where has the time gone? He's really into pirates right now, so that was kind of the theme of the party. He was funny on the phone...."Would you like me to tell you what I got?" He's a funny kid!

While I was talking to my family, Brent washed his truck. He loves doing this! Just look at that smile!

On Sunday we had our friends John and Laura and their two kids came over for dinner. Brent made really yummy pork ribs. Everyone enjoyed them. Out of the 4 adults, John was the only one with a different calling in the new ward. Pretty funny. They're fun people and we're enjoying getting to know them! Oh and Laura was really impressed with how baby friendly our house is. Thanks Court! :)

It was kind of annoying to have to work yesterday, but Brent and I both headed off. I actually had to work, but Brent had a pretty non-productive day. They all brought in food and just ate all day.

July 3rd was my Grandpa's birthday. Happy Birthday Papa!

We decided to go see fireworks on Monday night since we have to get up early on Wednesday. Poulsbo does their fireworks on the 3rd every year, so that's nice. We went to see "The Devil Wears Prada" which was very funny, then watched the fireworks. Not as good as Hawaii last year, but still fun to see.

And now to the 4th. Since this is kind of a stolen day, I decided that there would be no yard work today...only play. So, we caught the ferry over to Seattle... (this was the view from the car.)

And went to REI. The store in Seattle is the very first REI. It's HUGE! And kind of hard to get to...I hate one way streets. It's so annoying to be able to see it and not be able to get there. But we did get there. Brent has been wanting to buy a titanium spork for backpacking for a long time and he finally bought it today. He's very exciting. I mean, it weighs .32 oz. He's kind of funny.

I on the other hand, have been wanting to get some hiking sandals. I found the perfect ones. I'm so exciting. Hiking in flip-flops is just difficult. They are cute and supper comfy!

Now off to the Market... and since it won't let me add any more pictures, it is off to the next blog!