Sunday, August 30, 2009

more squash pleeeeeeease.

The Dot has been very interested in food
for about a month now.
She watches intently as forks and spoons
pass from our plates to our mouths
filled with good looking food.

we decided to let her have a go at it.
She ate, but didn't really seem to enjoy, the rice cereal.
So, I moved on to bigger and better things:
pureed zucchini to be exact.

Love. At. First. Bite.
This little one takes down a whole jar once a day.

She still loves nursing,
but I'm excited that she also seems to love some veggies!

In other news....

We are finally done with our move.
We moved everything left last Thursday,
and I did a marathon cleaning day on Friday.
We have been trying to clean and organize
at the house since then.
We can't wait for finalizing the plans on our house
and for the building to begin,
but we are so grateful to have somewhere to stay
while the process takes place.

1. Sundays
2. afternoon naps
3. leftovers

Melts my heart.

Do you see this face?
Every day is a good day
when you get smiles like these!

1. gummy baby smiles
2. being DONE with our move
3. cooling weather--almost fall!

As promised...

Pictures from our trip. Finally.

Well, actually this first one
is from right after we got home.
But Dorothy's hair is in such amazing form,
I just had to share.

A little trip up to Salt Lake
and the Temple visitor's center.

Cousins dinner
and BIG smiles from the little lady.

The baby girls with granpappy Heaps.
A nice afternoon at the park.
Playing with Papa.
Meeting the Diamonds--
Dad's First Mission President and his wonderful wife.
It is so exhausting to be so cute and so little.
A little natural beauty always starts the day off right!
It was such a wonderful trip.
I am so grateful that we had the chance to go!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oh, August.

Did we plan too much for this month? I'm beginning to think so.

Late Thursday night, after a day full of near plane misses, almost tears, a litle bit of puke (yuck, I know), and a lot of patience, we made it safely back from Utah to the east coast. I can't really complain about the day full of travel, though. I LOVED being able to visit with my sister, Kristi (and fam), and my parents! It can be tough and even a little tearful sometimes not living close to either, so I am always grateful for any time I can get.

The trip was wonderful! Marty got to see my memories from growing up and I got to see his from going to college; we played at the park with our baby girls; we took hikes up the canyon; we went to temple square; we visited with many friends--old neighbors, mission presidents, extended family; and so many other sweet and simple things. I promise pictures as soon as we have moving under control...

Speaking of moving, we have just about everything but our couch, bed, table, and cooking supplies all moved. Our apartment is anything but comfy, but we're not quite ready to leave our own space just yet. One more week and we'll have to get ready for cleaning and saying goodbye to our first home together as a family. We've had a lot of good memories--especially bringing Dorothy home--in that apartment, but life is heading in new and exciting (perhaps even slightly scary) directions. Hopefully we will be ready for all that comes our way in the next few months.

Until then, we're trying to savor the last few weeks of summer together. It just seems like you can never fit in quite enough walks, ice cream cones, laughs, picnics, or trips into one summer. What a smart and loving Heavenly Father that makes sure we get the chance to do it all over again every year.

And now it's back to packing and unpacking at our two locations...