Sunday, August 27, 2006

Connie's Birthday

We went down to the valley for my sister, Connie's birthday. Here are some bonding moments between her and William. Here is the picture of them giving the stadard Huston greeting, and sharing some fruit snacks . William likes those a lot!

When I asked Russ why he took this picture he said, "because you were mad." We were getting ready to head back home and I was a little stressed. Don't I look mad? Sure Russ - whatever you say. And here is William - our good little traveler.
(we don't take pictures of him when he is screaming his head off.)

Funny Little Guy

Okay, so here he is, our funny little guy. This is after we got home from church and I HAD to take a picture of him because he is so dang cute. These faces are his "cheeeese" faces.
And he did great in nursery today. Yipee! Hurray!!! (Letting him stand on the table was the only way to get him to smile because He wanted to go outside.)

This is us relaxing - he was really snuggly today and on those days I soak in every minute cause I know it won't last. He didn't even lay there for a full minute - oh well.

Also notice my beautiful blanket - yes it is as soft and luscious as you can imagine. Man, I love that thing, and I love that we are now in a place where it isn't crazy to use it.

Here are some random, but funny, pictures of William...

He has this great new habit of sucking and biting all four fingers, he loves horsy rides on Russ' shoulders, has a cute tush, and sometimes he just like to put his finger in his nose.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Our New Home

Here we are in our new town. It is beautiful here. I wonder how long it will take for us to walk outside, smell the fresh air, and not feel like we are camping.
This is a view from our drive way. That is Mt. Elden you see behind those trees. Beautiful - just beautiful.

We went to our ward on Sunday. It was cool. There seems to be a lot of nice people there and it turns out that two of Mama C's cousins are in our ward. We had no idea.
William did great in nursery for awhile - they have awesome toys, I think Russ was jealous - but I did have to go in there and hang out for a while. On the way out he hit his head and got an instant goose egg. It was his first so it kind of freaked me out, but now it is just a big nasty bruise on his head.

We have been having troubles with finacial aid giving us enough loans. By the way I think that we are the first poeple I have ever heard of to have this problem. As far as I knew, the easiest thing for a student to get is student loans, but I guess not at this school. Russ is meeting with his department chair tomorow and hopefully it will all be worked out soon. It has been a head ache.

The weather here is beautiful!!! It is hard to believe it is August. Our high yesterday was 77. What? I think that it has rained almost everyday since we have been here and the rain will last for a little while, usually under an hour and then the sun will come out. William probaly saw rain once in his life while we were in Valley and I don't think that he quite understood it. These are pictures of me and him in the cold rain today and he loved it.

William has been quite the little busy body. He is talking up a storm and tries to repeat almost everything (kinda scary). He calls our house "home" whenever we pull up. That makes me feel good. And why wouldn't he love it. There are lots of places for him to jump, its not too hot to play outside, and there are rocks everywhere!
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