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Sunday, January 24, 2010


Nothing too interesting has been happening over the last few weeks. Paul has been doing more school work which leaves Luke and I to mess around the house - emphasis on mess. 

Luke's new catchphrase - "nooooo, no, no, no". It's quite funny. Especially when it is quickly followed or preceded by "yes". He has also found the joy of running around in circles until you're very dizzy. I love doing that so the 3 of us spent a lot of time running in circles. 

Like I said not much going on. 

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dayton/Columbus Trip

Paul had an interview with the Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corp on Friday. He has put in an application to be part of that organization and part of the application process is meeting with a Colonel. We drove down to Dayton, Ohio to the Wright-Patterson Base - which by the way is where the wright brothers grew up, and then spent the rest of the day in Columbus. The drive was an adventure in and of itself since old man winter had decided to visit Ohio and drop several inches of snow. Everything went smoothly on our 3.5 hour, 200 mile drive and we didn't have any accidents but there was a lot of snow and our car is no longer black, but white with salt.

While Paul was in his interview, Luke and Amy looked around the town and played in the snow. Luke loved it and also liked the artillary cannon that was beside the building Paul was in.

Here is Luke standing in about 6 inches of snow in front of the cannon. In the background is one of the historical sites from the Wright Brothers past.

After Dayton, we stayed in a hotel in Columbus, where we swam - sorry I forgot to take pictures - and Luke found that floating is fun. He also started laying on his stomach - with help of course- and kicking his feet and arms. The kid will probably be swimming this summer. He is a very athletic child, in fact he loves to run around, play ball and do anything that requires energy. It'll be interesting to see what he is like as he gets older. The reason we stayed in Columbus, is that is where our Temple is. Since it is a 2.5 hour drive normally, we thought that we should take advantage of being so close. Our friends, the Cowden's, came down with their 4 boys and watched Luke while we went to our session and then we watched the boys while they went in. The main thing Amy learned that day - she doesn't have the energy to have 5 boys :-D

This is our temple. It is one of the mini ones and has only 1 endowment room. It is beautiful and we are grateful that we don't have to drive the 6 hours to Washington, D.C.

Here are some funny pictures of Luke from our trip and then the aftermath of being in the car all day.

Showing us where his food went

Excited for Milk

This is Luke feeding daddy Icecream and then asking where the icecream went, and finding it in daddy's mouth. It was quite an adventure. Luke has started hiding things and then asking "where'd go" and then "finding" them. It's pretty cute.

this is his shirt and sweatshirt on his head

he left it there for 10 minutes.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

2009 was a great year for our family. Paul got into Case Western Law School, Amy graduated, Luke grew 4 inches, and the entire family moved to Ohio.  Overall, a pretty good year.

We hope the 2010 is just as great. Paul and I have nearly been married for 4 years now, we got engaged 4 years ago this past New Years. Crazy how time flies. Luke will turn 2 this year and is getting the 2-year-old temperament already. He is a little tyrant, who likes to throw things and push. Something we are all working on changing. 

This is an older picture... but he does look like a little thug..

And here is another one of him being "too cute" to punish - not that he needed it, but what do you do when he looks at you like that after emptying the entire box of cereal on the floor??

Paul and I didn't do much for New Years this year. It's hard when you have children to go to a party and we weren't up to much else. We stayed home, watched Monster Versus Aliens - a cute movie actually - and watched the ball drop, live for the first time. Then went to bed. The next day we saw Avatar, a AMAZING feat of animation, if not a little predictable. We did enjoy ourselves though. Paul goes back to school next week and I start back at work tomorrow - jan 4th. Winter break was fun.