Wednesday, March 7, 2018

🇪🇸 Spain 🇪🇸

We went to Spain with the Simmons. We ate a yummy potato, onion, egg pie that was quite tasty. It’s very interesting to see pictures from people’s missions and get a feel for an area.


I took Jacob to his 6 month check up and didn’t realize we were dressed the same. It was kind of funny when the nurse pointed it out. He’s growing up so fast now it seems. He cut his first tooth, on the bottom, and he’s slept better at night.


 I am ready for spring, but it is good that we are getting some moisture. We’ve had an interesting few weeks. We’ve caught two skunks, I had my 7th bout of mastitis since Jacob was born, we are adjusting to having a dog, and learning to keep an eye constantly on Lily who’s a little bit of a mischief maker.
 Jacob looks so cute, especially on Sundays.

And I love howRyan is such a great father. Being married to him is so wonderful. I love watching him play with the girls. They built a snow fort the last time it snowed.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rupert, Trinidad 🇹🇹, Barbados 🇧🇧, and Antigua

This is the newest addition to our family...Rupert, a chocolate lab from the animal shelter. He’s a perfect fit for us. He’s a bit older, but still has enough spirit to play, and go for long walks. I’ve only heard him bark twice. Sometimes he whines when he needs to get out of his kennel to use the loo, or when he first comes in from outside, or yawns. Lily calls him "Woopert" which is just about the cutest thing.

Watching Ryan with his dog is just one of the cutest things too.

This months culinary travels: 🇯🇵 Japan 🇯🇵 with fried rice and wontons
      and Barbados 🇧🇧, Antigua, and Trinidad 🇹🇹 with Pelau, a rice coconut meal with some friends. It was delicious! A friend in our ward served there and did a wonderful job teaching us about the area and culture. It was very cool.

Kite flying and bits of string

 I came into the girls room after putting Jacob down for a nap and found a veritable spiders web of yarn. They insisted it was the only way to untangle the skein.
 We live in a very windy area...perfect for kite flying.


 We got the flu just after Amy’s birthday, and it passed through the family. It hit the little kids the hardest, and we’ve been finding them asleep in the oddest places. If you say the word "nap" there is a revolt, but if you happen to fall asleep in the box you’re playing in, it’s all good.