Sunday, October 26, 2008

Utah here we come

WE SIGNED!!!! And the winner is.......PRICE, UTAH!!!!! Matt signed his life away a couple of days ago. He got an email from Price welcoming us (how nice of them). So it is official we are going back to Utah. We look forward to our next adventure. Matt has decided to apply for an OB fellowship, which will extend us another year. We find out in December if we get into the Memorial OB fellowship here in South Bend. In the contract with Price they said if we get the OB fellowship then they will see us in 2010 but if we don't then they will see us in 2009. Either way we will be happy with what is to come. We have really loved it out here so we would love to be here for another year but if that is not what our Heavenly Father wants then we will be happy to start our new adventure in Price. We are very happy with the contract and look forward to our new adventure when ever that maybe. We captured the moment. Matt in his Bronco's jersey, signing his contract with Price.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Big Splurg!

When Matt was away in Romania I got a little crazy with my (our) money and went and got me some nice new SOCKS! Yes, I did it. I splurged on some socks. I am a wild girl when he is out of town. I haven't bought socks since we have been married. I have always used Matt's old one's. (I know I am weird that way) Well, they were getting to the point were there wasn't even a bottom on the socks. I couldn't wait for more of Matt's old socks so I went and bought some. It was great. When I put on my new socks I felt like I was walking on a thick piece of carpet. They are so comfortable and I am loving life. Here is a picture of my old socks. Not pretty.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Communication through ART

Ryan loves to draw!! She draws so much that now Luke will grab paper and a pin and draw along beside her (and walls unfortunately). It is like she has taught him that that is what life is all about and the only thing to do.
She also uses her drawings as away to tell me how she feels. When she is angry she will let me know. This is one of them. This was drawn when Matt was gone to Romania. I think I might have looked like that for two weeks while he was gone. It is probably a portrait of me.

She doesn't stay being mad at me long because she drew these quickly after. I don't even know why she was mad in the first place.

This is her drawing of a Temple. She was the "scripture story" for family night and she wanted it to be on Temples so she drew this. The funny thing is she told the story of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus while she held it up. Jesus getting baptised is her favorite story. She didn't have anything to say about the temple, only that she drew one. It was funny. I know there is a connection somewhere I just am still pondering about it......... She was probably connecting Jesus getting baptised story with doing baptisms for the dead in the Temple. Yeah! I bet that was it.

Anyway, I think she does a pretty good job. I think this is a drawing of her.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Back From Romania

Matt was gone for two LONG weeks in Romania. He went there for one of his elective rotations. When we interviewed here that was one of the attractions for matt. It was a great opportunity for him. The crazy thought to me is that elective is usually one month long. He was able to just do two weeks and still make it count. I am very greatful for that. I would have had to sell my children by the end of the month. He went to Romania on his mission so he already knew the language. The best part of matt being gone was I took up some projects. I cleaned the upstairs carpets and painted the hall way upstairs (that was the one thing matt told me not to do) and had lots of fun watching romantic/cheesy movies that matt would have never watched with me (thanks Kelly). It was so nice to have friends who helped me out with keeping my days busy with lots of fun. He is back and I am so glad to have him home. Matt will have to post on the blog about his trip. He took some great pictures. He is still trying to get over jet lag and from just working as a resident everyday. So hopefully soon he can share his great experience.