Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here's us on our wedding day in front of the Reno temple.
And a picture from our honeymoon in Las Vegas. Don't we look young? I'm feeling older just looking at these photos.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
August 6th: visited more friends from BYUH, the Greenleafs, and Patrick's old roommate James and his family.
Us and the Greenleafs
Patrick and Kaiya with his old roommate James and James' mom Sandy
August 7th: travelled to Delta, Utah, where we visited Patrick's great aunts and he toured the Topaz internment camp from WWII for work.
We didn't take any pictures with the aunts, but here's the post office in Leamington, Utah. I thought its size was so funny I had to get a picture.
August 8th: travelled to St. George, where our friends from BYUH, the Peltons, let us stay in their home while they were up north. Thank you so much! We went to the pre wedding celebration/birthday party for our good friend from Carson Mike Fontano.
August 9th: Attended the wedding and reception for Mike and Lianna Fontano (Congratulations!!) and travelled to Las Vegas where we stayed with more friends from BYUH, Josh and Stephanie Barney.
The "oops, I wasn't ready" picture (sorry guys, it was funny!)
The good picture
Us and the Barneys
August 11th: Patrick drove up to Carson and joined us at my grandmother's house. Kaiya and I visited a good friend Angie Davis.
August 12th: We visited Patrick's grandparents and had a barbecue with his dad and sisters and their families.
August 13th: We spent the day at Tahoe with our friend Keri Lawson and two of her three boys. One was born on the same day as Kaiya, so it was so fun to watch them play. At night we had homemade ice cream with my grandma and brother and his family.
August 14th: Our fourth anniversary!! Kai and I flew to Boise and Patrick made the 7 hour drive by himself. Ginger babysat for us so we could go the the Boise Shakespeare festival and see Macbeth. More pictures to follow.
August 15th: We stayed at Ginger's house another night and she watched Kai again while Patrick took me shopping for an anniversary present.
August 16th: We returned home and unpacked... mostly.
August 17th: Dear friend Chelsea and her husband Derek stopped to spend a day with us on their way from Oregon to Utah. We had a ton of fun!
So as you can see we have been busy! It has been so fun to see people we don't get to visit with often enough and get out and do things. But it also feels nice to finally be home and getting back into the routine.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Kai cries for Mommy to save her from the goats
Eventually she decided to teach the goats some manners by hitting them with a stick
We got to bottle feed the babies
It was really fun to see the babies and they were even cute (who knew a goat could be cute?)! They liked to jump up on us and also to nibble on our clothes. Nothing really happens in this video, but I wanted to show how loud the goats are. It sounds like they're screaming!
Monday, August 04, 2008
The other day I caught Kaiya sneaking books into her crib. She always gets to take the book we read right before nap or bed time into the crib with her and look at it until she's ready to go to sleep. I guess she figured out that if she smuggles some books in before nap time she'll have more options or something. So she ended up with about 10 books in the crib before she got tired of it and left to play with something else. I decided to be sneaky too and remove most of the books when she wasn't looking. I let her keep a few so she felt like she had accomplished something, but I had to take most out so there would be room for her to sleep! So nap time came and we read our story. She seemed overly excited to finish the story and get in her crib, but when I carried her over and she saw that the books were gone, you could see the disappointment in her little face. I felt bad, but she was fine after a minute. Every day since she has continued to put books in her crib, and I am continually taking them back out. I wonder if she hopes that one day they will all still be there when nap time comes around...