Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Now that we have two little ones and a penchant for amusement parks, we decided that a double stroller was in order. We tried them all out at Babies R Us and ranked our three favorites (from most to least) as 1-Peg-Perego, 2-Maclaren and 3-Combi. Unfortunately, that also ranked them in order from the most expensive to the least. Then we went to the internet to price them out. And guess what we got?? We got our favorite for the same price that we found the #3 on our list and less than the #2 choice. Laura was thrilled when it came and had to pose with the big box.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
We started a new tradition with my parents to go see the fireworks put on by our local city. We found a great place to watch them. The spot was so good that we could even hear the concert (very clearly, I might add) that preceeded the fireworks. This was great because it included some of our favorite local bands: Peter Breinholt and Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband. Laura and Jason danced to the music as Jason and I sang along.
Laura made a new friend in our new ward: Dade. He is just her age and is the son of an old college acquaintance of mine, Brittany who I am looking forward to becoming better friends with now. She loved riding in his car when we were over looking at the progress on the house. She even drove and was a totally scary driver.
I got to spend some good time with my female friends this week as well. Alas, I did not take any pictures of these events. We had the semi-monthly girls night with the ladies from the old neighborhood. It was wonderful to catch up with some that I don't talk with as regularly.
Finally, I am going to dinner tonight with some of my favorite female friends: the Andrea's. I love these ladies! Here is a picture of us going to dinner with Karyn (who unfortunately is out of town tonight) last month.
Laura presented me with the most amazing drawing that she did all by herself. Isn't this picture of the flower to Mom from Laura just adorable?!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Having the roof on really helps us feel the true space. Here are the girls in the "small" kitchen (ok...it's wonderfully huge!).
Laura's favorite addition seems to be the stairs to the basement and her room. Check out all of those trusses.
And here's a picture of Sara in her room.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
This is, by far, the best Harry Potter movie to date. They stayed as true to the book as they could (they had to cut a lot out to fit it into a 2 hr. 20 min. run time) and told the story very well. The special effects were amazing and the best to date. The "wizarding duels" are truly quite amazing. It is intense at points, so I'm really glad we left Laura with Grandma Linda (thanks again, mom!).
All the usual characters play their parts exceptionally well as always, but they did a great job casting new characters as well. I thought Helena Bonham Carter did an amazing job playing Bellatrix Lestrange and Evanna Lynch portrays Luna Lovegood exactly as I had imagined her.
I can't wait to see it again!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
We should have trusses next Monday. Once those come, the framing should be completed in just a few more days. But, even now, it is super exciting to see the house coming up.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Andrea and Mike invited us over for a BBQ on Friday. The bigger kids had a great time playing together, we adults had a marvelous time chatting and catching up, and Mike sure enjoyed holding Sara.