Sunday, September 30, 2007


Ryan has found a new hobby that we are both thrilled to have him start. He went out and bought a new camera that is a really nice one and he is teaching himself photography. He is just doing it himself but is doing really well. The best part of the camera is that it takes really nice action photos so we can catch our darling kids doing all kinds of cute things. Here are a few of the photos he took on morning walks and evenings at the park and playing with the kids at the house.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

We are Here

Well we made it through the 3 most hectic weeks of our lives. I finished up with the play and everything went so well. I must admit that I am kind of going through withdrawl. I made some great friends during the play who were such a great support to me. For any of you reading this, thanks and I love ya! The day after we finished the play the kids flew with Grandma and Grandpa to Texas and Ryan and I started our drive with the cat. Yeah it was long but it gave us time to relax a bit. During the play and getting ready to pack and leave I had some wonderful friends from the ward come and redo our kitchen cabinets. I will post pictures when I get them but to say the least, Gus, Jen and Kathy, you are amazing and thank you so much. Hopefully we will be able to sell our condo easier without the bright red cabinets.

Things are starting to settle down at my parents house. I am working on unpacking and organizing the upstairs so we are not too much of a burden to my parents while we are here. Maddison loves being at "Grandma and Grandpa's in Texas" and still says lets drive to Texas and go to Grandma's. I don't think she realizes that we are here and staying. Hopefully our lives will calm down now and everything will start to go a little better for us. Ryan started his job yesterday and we both feel it is a good company to work for and we know this is where we are supposed to be right now.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Well we went to one last big visit at Grandma and Grandpa Alldredge's before we move to Texas. Grandma and Kristi were playing at a barn dance so we all got dressed up for it. Ryan and I are wearing Grandma and Grandpa Scholes authentic square dancing outfits. It was pretty funny. We are embarrassing our kids early :) It was really fun and the entire family had a really fun time. Ryan even got out and danced with me. It was his first time wearing boots but it got him in the dancing mood.
Maddison and Aliya had fun dancing with Ryan. Aliya wouldn't let Ryan go all night long so he got a great workout.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Texas Here we come

Well I know it has been a while since I posted but things have been crazy. The play starts this weekend and besides being completely not ready, things are fine :) Ryan is incredible and has landed a great job with Parkway construction and we are moving to Texas the day after the play ends. My mom has come up and is helping us pack because I am so busy with the play and because I hurt my back. Thank goodness for moms. She is such a blessing. So I guess I will be seing some of you soon. We are very excited and will be better at keeping everyone updated when things slow down a little.