Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The House

Well, not much has been done on the house in the last week and a half. It has been pretty frustrating knowing that we are so close to finally closing and moving in, yet it seems so far away. They did happen to get our landscape in this past weekend. It is amazing how nice it makes everything look!! We are planning on our walk through on the 11th and closing on the 15th. It will be really nice feeling settled. Right now it feels like we are on an extended trip and just getting to know people along the way. We do feel at home in our ward though. Everyone one has made us feel very welcome. We have had play dates, gone swimming with a ton of families, BBQ's, mother/daughter date with another couple, and a birthday party this coming Friday. Riley is having no problem making new friends. Garrett is just as big a flirt as ever and winks and smiles his way into the hearts of all. I guess I am done rambling for the moment. Enjoy the pics.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pinetop Lake

The Moser's set up a 5 day retreat from the heat at Pinetop Lake. It was much cooler (anywhere from mid 80's to 90's). Aunt Anne was there and the kids immediately took to her. Scott and I have been very grateful for the time we have been able to share with family over the last 3 years. I know that Riley has really grown to know and love her different family members because of it. We will be sad that we will not be able to travel as much anymore. Thanks Mosers and Marriotts for a great time! Our first family picture where Cooper actually is looking at the camera.
I think the kids might actually like each other!! :)
Future artist in training!
Garrett enjoying his first walking stick! He picked that up as part of a photo scavenger hunt the cousins participated in.
Just like squirrels, they are collecting some pine cones. Only this again was for the photo scavenger hunt. Garrett was having fun finding the pine cones, adding them to the pile and then of course throwing them. What a boy!

Flashback continued.......

The kids had a great time playing with Parker, Ryan, and Kate. They had so much fun playing with the slip and slide Garrett and Kate had to get in on the action. Cooper even found the water very refreshing and would stand in the pool on his own. He didn't fight me too much going down the slide either. Okay, just a tiny bit, but really not too much. Riley confidence is slowly building when it comes to the pool. She asked her Hepa to set up the slide for her so she could go down it. She would not use it the deep end like her cousins, but rather on the step. I was okay with that considering she wanted it and was doing it herself. There is some hope after all!

Flashback of trip....

Okay so I am a slacker. We are in Texas for those that did not know already. It has been one week and we are loving it so far. Here are some pics from our time in AZ. We went to My Gym with our cousins, the Marriotts and Nema and Hepa. Riley found the climbing wall to be right up her alley. Might have to think about getting her involved in that. Garrett really enjoyed bring buried in the balls.
Stay tuned there is more to come....