Sunday, January 31, 2010

PhD program

When people find out that we are in a PhD program with three kids they look at us kind of strange. For the first two years we kind of thought that we were crazy for trying to do it. There have been a couple of time when we felt like throwing in the towel. But, my husband is a hard determined worker. He stays up till all hours of the night and morning working(some times we will it indentured service.) All of his hard work is starting to pay off. He has co-authored a couple of papers. One of his papers made it in the New York times business section. Check out the link.

Christmas pictures

As we were taking down our Christmas decorations I knocked our camera down and broke it. Now that we have a new one I was able to download our Christmas pictures. Perfect timing now that Valentine's day is only two weeks away. This year for Christmas we went to Maryland to spend time with G&G Page. We had a blast getting snowed in the day after we got there. We have turned into Texans and didn't remember what it feels like to be cold. The kids have never seen snow like that and thought that it was pretty great. We also went to the Air and Space Museum, The Museum of Natural History(Aubrey loved the Hope diamond) and the White house.

G&G Page also got us tickets to "Ice" at the Gaylord hotel. It was amazing. They had this tent, which they keep at 9 degrees, with these beautifully carved ice sculptures. The ice sculptures were carved by a team of 40 people from China. Here are some pictures.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


We have loved living in Austin. We have made great friends and watched some of them go. We have traveled around Texas...something that I never imaged that I would do. Now that our time is coming to an end...okay we still have 18 months but I know that it is going to go by fast. We are making a list of things that we want to do or see before we leave here. So, for those of you who have lived in Austin I want to know your favorite place, restaurant or thing to do in the Austin area.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My sister-in-law told me that I need to update my blog. This is for you Erica! This summer we got some really great pictures of our family taken and I have just received electronic copies of them.


Some of you know that I have had a calling which has been time consuming the last couple of years. Well, this Sunday I was released from my calling. It was a bit bitter sweet. I have loved being in primary and with the kids. I have seen many blessings in my life from serving. We have been able to get through almost 4 years of a PhD program(yes, we will be done in 18 months). So, now that I have lots of extra time on my hands, I am going to try and blog more. I can't make any promises though.