Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me

We finally got some new white blinds! We suffered through our previously HUD home's green wooden blinds for too long.

James was a little annoyed with me at first because it all started with a rug I bought with my birthday target gift cards (thanks family)! Then I had to paint a wall to match the rug...then the blinds didn't match... Anyways. I'm happy to enjoy my bright living room for at least a couple months before we move.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Springtime Fun

We had a wonderful Easter this year. We managed to squeeze in a fun little "treasure hunt" before we made it on time to our 9 a.m. church meetings! We had some really good Easter lessons about ourSavior's life. Easter Sunday is definitely my favorite Sunday. When we got home, James and Linc took a nap while Koby and I dyed some Easter eggs together. Over the course of a few days, Koby ate ALL of the eggs we dyed. Who knew he loved hard-boiled eggs so much?! I didn't even get a chance to make egg salad sandwiches, haha.

Both James and I forgot to take pictures, but we went to James' Aunt Diane and Uncle Norman's for a potluck and a fun Easter egg hunt with the family. It sure was a wonderful Easter Sunday.

(Don't mind the horrible-colored, blurry phone pictures)...

On the hunt.

We were having fun making creepy floating heads!

In April, I had the privilege of taking the boys to Thanksgiving Point twice.We had such a fun time both times we went. Koby loves the little curiosity/discovery room for kids at the Dinosaur Museum and Lincoln loves the pony rides and feeding the chickens at the Animal Farm.

Little goofs!

With this pregnancy I have had to have 3 or 4 ultrasounds to check on the little guy. At my last ultrasound in April, the lady privileged us with some amazing pictures of our baby...

31+ weeks 
You can't tell in this picture, but he has James' "cleft chin". He also looks a lot like Linc to us! We are excited to see how accurate the pictures are when he is born in just a few weeks!

The baby is measuring about two weeks bigger, with of course his head measuring about three weeks bigger...Thanks James! Lets hope delivery doesn't hurt too much ;) 

Oh and for the third time, he is definitely a HE.

A Bitter-Sweet Change

Last month, James got accepted into a few top MBA schools-Carnegie Mellon, University of Virginia, and UCLA. He was also on the MIT wait-list for a while, which makes me proud! After a lot of study, prayers, and back-and-forths, we decided on UCLA. James starts school mid-September. So, LA here we come! Lucky me, I always get to pack up our homes just weeks after having a baby. I guess it is better than packing up while 9 months pregnant.

We are excited to live by James' sister Lisa, her husband Dave, and our soon to be born niece :) We have some good friends that live down there should be fun. We will definitely be sad to leave our wonderful friends and family here. I really don't know what we are going to do without our sisters and brothers-in-law living nearby. It makes me sad to think of that. It is weird to leave Utah when it has been home for the last 9+ years.

In preparation, our house went up on the market yesterday. It sure has come a long way in the (almost) 3 years we have lived here...

Here it is when we bought it:

And here it is now (James' sweet cousin Tara took these pictures and is helping us sell our house):

Don't worry...It says "Linc" above their bookshelf :)

Lets cross our fingers someone else will love our first home as much as we have!