Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Animal project

Aubrey had to do an animal research project in first grade. Just another project that the parents have to do. I thought that this turned out cute. Our next door neighbor has a 90 lb tortoise, 2 chickens, 3 dogs, and 2 rabbits and one kid. This is one reason we will miss Austin.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

And the winner is...

We are finally almost done with school for the rest of our lives. Jeremy will be graduating this May and we will be going to...Brigham Young University. I never thought that I would be so excited to move to Provo, but we can't wait to get there. He will be teaching finance at the Marriott business school. If you are out that way we would love to see you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The rains came down and the floods came up

One of the reasons we bought our house is this beautiful creek that runs through the back of our propriety. It is a dream for little kids. They can play, get dirty, and find reptiles. Then I make then stand out side, strip down, and run for the bath. Well, two weeks ago the creek wasn't so awesome. About 12:15 am Jeremy was sitting at the table working on his dissertation(the one time it has paid off to work 15 hours days). All of the sudden his feet felt wet. He thought that a pipe in the house had broken, but no such luck. He looked around and noticed water was coming in through most of the walls in the house. I was awakened by Jeremy calling up stairs saying "the house is flooding." I got up and did the only logical thing I could think of at 12:15 am, get some towels to soak up the water. I arranged them by the door thinking I had resolved the problem. In about 2 minutes the towels were floating in an inch of water. The fire department came to evaluate this situation. They were afraid that they might have to evacuate the neighborhood. After about 20 minutes the waters receded and we think that the creek got dammed up some where. We called our dear friends who let us sleep at their house helped vacuum out water, and rip carpets out. After sleeping for 3 hours we came home and found the damage was not as bad as we imagined. We ran ripped off baseboards, ran fans and dehumidifiers for 72 hours. Yesterday we got new carpet and baseboards installed. Through this I am amazed at peoples kindness and concern. Several people from church were at our house first thing in the morning. We also had FEMA and someone from the Governors office stop by to see the damage. Thank you to all of our friends how helped, called, cooked, and opened their houses to us. This is a picture of the kids room. I will post updated pictures soon.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of school

Aubrey started 1st grade and Isaac started a prek program at the school. I can't believe that she is in 1st grade. She actually has homework and spelling words. Isaac goes to school everyday in the mornings. A bus comes and picks him up from our drive way. I was a little nervous for him to go all by himself, but he assured me it was fine. Now that I have gotten used to him riding the bus it is like a dream to have one less person to run around.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A scare

A couple of nights ago I put the kids to bed and Isaac got out of bed a couple of times, which is pretty normal. After telling him not to get out of bed again I left the room(Aubrey was sound a sleep at this point). About a 1/2 hour later I went to check on him. I found nothing in his bed. The pillow had been thrown on the floor, the blankets and sheets were also on the floor and there was no little boy in that bed. At this point I started to panic. I went all over the house looking for him and couldn't find him. Then it occurred to me where he was. I love to see things like this!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Texas Wildflowers

One of my favorite times in Texas is the spring. We have beautiful wildflowers that grow everywhere. Often times you can see people pulling over on the side of the freeway to take pictures. This is only one of the many things I will miss about Texas. One of our talented friends took pictures of our family.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

One year older and wiser too!

Between March and April 4 out of the 5 people in our family have a birthday.We felt like we were eating cake for a whole month. Isaac kicked it off with a pirate party. I can't believe he is 4 already. I brought some treats into class for Isaac's birthday and the class sang to him. When his real birthday came he was insistent that he already had his birthday and he was not going to have another one until after Christmas. He was so determined it wasn't his birthday that he wouldn't even smile when they sang to him at Texas Roadhouse. We should have played along and saved his presents for next year=) Isaac is one of the giggliest kids I have ever met. He giggles at just about anything. He brings lots of fun into our home.