Thursday, June 26, 2008

I got a letter!

One of my best friends Doanld, is on his mission in Peru and has been for almost 2 years! It has been a very emotional time for me firstly because he was gone for 2 years and also because in the 2 years, I've recieved ONE letter. ONE. I wrote maybe 75 letters and I only got one. So I have been really upset about it this whole time but my dad called me on Sunday and said that Donalds mom called and said that she had a stack of letters for me!! For some reason all of his letters were returned to him so he just sent them home. A whole stack!! And then yesterday I got a letter from him in the mail. He also included a picture of him and his companion on P Day in a field with llamas... of course. It's Peru what else do you do on P Days?! :) So I'm very very happy right now. He gets home August 13 and I can't wait!King of the Mountain in Peru

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Another Weekend Behind Us

So this weekend was one of the best weekends ever.  Saturday morning we got up and went to Rachel's nanny people's house so that I could help the father take down the daughter's bunk beds.  Apparently the six year olds had thought it would be fun to jump off the top bunk and face plant into the ground.  I know it makes me a bad person, but when I heard why I was taking the bed down, I really had to fight not to laugh.  
Afterwards we went house hunting some more, mostly to help us overcome the disappointment.  We made an offer on a beautiful 1900 sq ft house, but there was some co
nfusion between our agent, the representing agent, and the representative of the grant program we are getting money from.  Tucson is doing a revitalization drive right now, so we are getting $20,000 to put as a down payment, on the city's tab.  But because of the confusion, the house agent threw out our offer.  Hope is not lost, but it was a bit of a setback.  

After that, we went and saw Get Smart with my family, and it is awesome.  A nice movie where you can sit down, shut off your brain and just laugh.  Highly recommend it.

Last night we celebrated our friend Jay's birthday.  As a birthday present he got himself Rock Band and we spent some time playing it.  I will admit, in the past I have laugh
ed at people playing it, commenting on how ridiculous they look.  I never wanted to be one of those people.  But I am now a believer.  I play a mean bass, and can do a pretty good drum solo!

All for now.  We are getting pretty excited for our month of vacations.  First week of July we are going to Rocky Point Mexico with my family to a beach house there.  Then, we'll be back for two days, then off to San Francisco to spend a week with Rachel's family.  Then we come home for two weeks, then we are off to Idaho for a week.  Oh boy!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


So it's been pretty hectic around here for me and so I have been really bad with my blogging... I love that "blog" is now a verb. Anyway, I got not only 1 new job but 2 new jobs! In the mornings I nanny 2 delightful girls Gracie and Katie (twins). I get them ready and then take them to camp. Then I dash over to work with our friend Jarrett. He is a realtor and has a very busy life and I am his assistant. I'm kept pretty busy there. Then in the late afternoon, I have to go pick up the girls from camp and either take them home or to their many activities ie. Kumon ( a math and reading center), the salon for hair appointments (yes, the SALON!!)...
Here we are at Wendy's with the girls VERY FIRST FROSTIES! Can you believe it?? What is childhood without a frostie??

For Memorial Day we went swimming up at Nate's parents house and had a BBQ. The niece and nephews were there and swam for 4 hours! Tired kids afterwards.