November 22, 2007

Elijah's Birthday and Thanksgiving

Lots has happened since my first post. My family all got together and did a mock Thanksgiving dinner on the 11th and I took my camera and took pictures of my sisters and their families. However, when I got home and uploaded all the pictures I took they all looked awful. I was so mad! GGRRRR! So Joe and I decided it was time for a better more dependable camera. So Christmas came a little early for me and I now have a camera I LOVE! I got it just in time to take pictures of Elijah's party.

We had Elijah's birthday party on the 18th. He loved it! Last year he cried when everyone sang to him this time he laughed and loved the attention.

I can't believe he's two. I know three is going to come even faster. Grandma Ann and Karen were kind enough to help him open all of his gifts. As you can see by the look on his face, he loved those too. My friend Robin helped me decorate his amazing dinosaur cake.

We spent today out at the Ribera's and had an awesome Thanksgiving dinner. Mom did a wonderful job! And the best part is Joe and I get leftovers.

It's been nice to have a long weekend that Joe doesn't have to work. He has been getting a lot of little things done around the house. Tomorrow I'm going to take Elijah with me to visit my sister in Santaquin and spend the night. While we're gone Joe can relax and go play computer games with my brother-in-law. He's definitely earned it.

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!

November 7, 2007

My First Blog

Joe and I have been wanting to start one of these for a while now so here it goes. Hopefully we will be able to keep more people updated with what's going on. Nothing super new to report. Elijah has been talking like crazy. He repeats a lot of what we say and remembers most of the words we teach him (and don't teach him). Now the only problem is remembering what we've taught him so we can understand what he's saying. I guess it just takes time. He's getting so big and will turn 2 on the 21st of this month. His cousin Brielle comes to play twice a week now and he is learning a lot from her. We've noticed that when we ask him a question he now pauses to think about it and puts his finger to his chin (something Brielle does). He definitely looks up to her.
Joe is still enjoying his classes. He's taking an ESL class this year that he is learning a lot from and has started using what he's learned in his classroom. He actually volunteered to test out a new teaching method in his classroom and be observed by live video. He just started it today so we'll let you know how it goes.
As for me I'm still working as a secretary at a car repair shop and doing graphic design from home. Nothing too new and exciting.
We have been working hard on the updates in our basement and are almost done with the laundry room/bathroom. However, that is just the first on a long list. But we love our home and are slowly making it ours. Some day I will be able to walk into a room and not be reminded of projects that need to be started/finished. That's the dream anyway.
Hope all is well with everyone and I will try hard to keep this going.