Thursday, August 31, 2006

Just Waiting

Hello all! I can't believe it's already been so long since I've posted. Where does the time go??

I'm sitting here waiting for my parents to get here. They're driving all the way from Utah...they should be here in about an hour. I hope everything is going well. They're going to be here until next Wednesday. I'm excited for them to be here and also excited that I have some days off. It's been so nice this morning.

Here's the craziest bit of info! They started repaving our road today. They leveled it and everything about 3 months ago and they pick today to pave it. I have a long walk out to meet my parents when they get here, but oh well... They are suppose to get done today at 4, so keep your fingers crossed.

Oh and I can't remember who asked, but no, Jared did not actually win the fight with Brent. He was once again pinned quickly.

Time has just flown by, as I said. We've been playing with Brad and Court, working and doing our callings. It's a good life. :)

On Sunday, Ryan, Marcela, Luz and Reyes came down for dinner. It was probably our last chance to see Luz since she leaves on the 6th, so it was fun. She thinks Brent is a good cook, which he is. :) Here's the new pictures of Reyes. I can't believe how big she is getting!


After... Big, huh??

She has really dark eyes, dark curly hair and her eyebrows are already coming in. It was so fun to see all of them! Marcela is doing good...getting the hang of this mom thing. Ryan is good as always and Luz was fun to talk to about plants. Yep that's right, she's a plant lady too! :)

Well, after a little while, Brad, Court and the kids came over too. Brad had never seen our house, so we gave him a quick tour. The kids decided it was time to dance, so we got quite a show...

They like-a do the cha cha!

Look how big Kyle is getting!
He's around 16 months and into everything and a chatter box! He is such a lovie little kid...

We had quite a houseful on Sunday and we just loved it! Too much fun!

I had better get going...have some stuff to do before my parents get here. Have a great one!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay part 2

It wouldn't let me put any more pictures on and I wasn't done yet...

And the best one... the BIG HUG!

They are a bunch of crazy guys! I tell you. Brent and Jared got in a wrestling match on Saturday and Jared won. Well, he won the right to have a big old knot on his forehead from where Brent's elbow hit him. I tell you, I don't get boys sometimes. Siblings are a mystery to me as well.

Here's another picture of Reyes. I think it sums up how most of you will feel about this posting...boooooring! :) I can't wait to go see her now that I'm feeling better. Have a great day all!

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay...

Ok, so I'm not sitting on the dock of the bay, but that is a really good song that always reminds me of good times.

Can you believe it's only been 2 days? I can't.

We've had a good weekend. Brad got home from San Diego on Thursday night. He decided to surprise Court by coming home a day early and we were in on the surprise. Then the phone rings and it's Court asking Brent to come over and fix their door knob downstairs. (Chloe locked it then shut it, and they couldn't get in.) So, we went over there and were there when Brad pretended to call from San Diego but he was actually at the airport. It was funny. Court had no idea. She was really surprised when the doorbell rang and it was him.

Anyway, we did a lot of errands on Saturday...Costco, Joann's, Fred Meyer, etc. Not a ton of fun but needed to be done. Then we went over to Court and Brad's and talked for like 5 hours. Isn't it great having friends you can do that with? We certainly love it.

I taught in YW's today....Personal Purity through Self-Mastery. I like these really meaty subjects! I also really like the girls...they are so willing to be open and honest and really ask questions. I love that. Most of them just got back from a trip to Sacramento to go to the Temple open house. I of course couldn't go because of work - I miss out on all the fun. Oh well. I get to teach and be there on Tuesday nights. ;)

Brent of course had meetings this morning. He loves meetings. Next week is Stake Conference so he's pretty sure he's not going to have meetings. He is really excited about that.

When we got home I took a long nap. It was great!

Ok, on to the pictures. Hmmm...what to share today....I've got it.

The Linton boys were dressed fairly identical on the day of the blessing. So, they decided to pose for some pictures. Hilarity ensued.
To be continued....

Friday, August 18, 2006

And we are rocketed into the 90's!

That's right, we now have DSL. Brent and I decided that we deserved to have faster internet, so... Brent set it up last night. This should really help my blogging. I am the most impatient person I know. Now we just need a new keyboard and life will be great! :)

I know it's been almost 2 weeks since the blessing, but I'm going to just pretend it hasn't been. So, here's our newest little nice...Reyes Lorenza Linton!
She's pretty cute, isn't she?? It's hard to tell in this picture, but she has a ton of brown hair - even some on her shoulders. Hee hee! (I can say that because I also have the joy of too much hair!)

Reyes was blessed on 8/6 by her dad, Ryan. He did a great job! It was very cool. I realized that this is the first niece with the last name Linton. Weird.

Reyes is a really good baby. She doesn't ever really get crying...yet. And she really likes her Aunt Ashley....who could blame her!

Here's a picture of the whole new family. For anyone who doesn't know...this is Brent's little brother Ryan, his wife Marcela and their new baby Reyes. The cool thing about Reyes is that she has her mom's coloring and ears and her dad's chubby face. Well, at least his chubby face when he was a baby. It's so interesting to see how they come out!

I have titled this one..."So Big" What do you think about that name?

I think that's probably good for the pictures right now... I guess I can talk about us. (Besides, the computer has basically told me it does not want to load any more pictures.)

We're doing pretty good. I've been fighting off a cold all week. I guess I was more tired out by the big weekend than I thought. Hopefully I'll be able to sleep in tomorrow and Sunday and get feeling better.

I've been CRAZY busy with Young Women's lately. Well, since I was called in our new ward. It's a lot of work to try to get a YW's organization going with only 3 people. We don't have a second counselor yet...don't know how long it will take to get one. But, I love the girls so much. They are so cool. Each in their own ways. I feel so at ease in this calling and with these girls. It was harder in Soutworth. And, I get to teach a lot, which is awesome! And it will be so much easier to prepare for my lessons with DSL!

Oh, and I had to speak in church...again. That's the third time this year! I hope I'm done for awhile! And in our new ward, they don't have husbands and wives speak together, so Brent dodged a bullet. Man! It was a good talk though, if I do say so myself! :)

Brent is good! He almost got sent to San Diego for a month today. But since he's already on a different list to go to Portsmouth, NH and Groton, CT, he didn't have to go. I wouldn't mind if I wasn't working and could go with him, but... It would suck to be home alone for that long.

He is getting really good at his Ward Clerk calling. He gets a lot of phone calls for help and he may grumble a little bit, but he always goes and helps them with the computer. I'm so proud of him. Even though he really doesn't like meetings, he's really dedicated to this calling!

We had to meet with a member of the Stake Presidency last week to renew our Temple Recommends. Well, we met with President Spangler who is our bishop's dad. President Spangler is a really friendly guy who used to be in the FBI. I served with his wife in YW's in our old ward. Anyway, President Spangler started telling us stories about Donny. Well, Donny is our bishop. It was so funny to hear stories about when our bishop was a kid. I kept thinking, "I don't think I should know this about our bishop!" We definitely live in the Spangler Stake, but that's ok. They're a good family.

Oh, when Brent's mom was here, she came with us to our ward. That's the first time in 8 years that she has been to our ward. She didn't think it was a friendly ward, but I tried to explain that no one probably even realized she was a visitor...there are so many new people every week.

We got DSL...did I say that?

I think that's about it. I'll keep posting...except Tuesdays because that's YW's. I hope DSL will help! (We got DSL)

Love you all!