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!


Jen said...

Yeah for DSL!! Now that we've had it I don't think we could go's great!
Young Women is definately an all inclusive calling but it has it's perks, it's great to see them accomplish things and learn something new!
Cute pictures, we're glad you're back, we've missed you!

Julie said...

Oh sure, wait and get DSL after I am there! That is exciting- welcome to the fast internet age! I love it. Anyway, glad to hear all is well in Seattle!

Anonymous said...

DSL Rules!!!

Jess said...

Three cheers for DSL.. nice!!

Isn't it amazing to see how fast it really goes. It's like you don't have to sit there and watch the clock tick by for a few minutes during each new search. That's awesome!

I'm glad to hear that you and Brent are doing well. How lucky that you get to live by little Reyes. She's a cutie.

Hope you get feeling better. That stinks that you had to speak again, but now you can just sit back and relax and wait for Brent to get the phone call.

Glad YW is fun! I would love to be in YW's.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Love ya!

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