We took an unexpected trip to Idaho so that Nate could interview for a job with J-U-B Engineers in Twin Falls. This was actually his second interview (the first was over the phone) and I was invited to come along. We both thought the interview went well but we're waiting to hear back from them. Thus...no news. As always, it was fun to be in Idaho with friends and family, and it was interesting how the thought of possibly living there made us look at things differently. Of course Azalea was spoiled with attention and got to do a little farming with Grandpa Ken.
Fortunately for us, Azlaea didn't have to suffer from her usual attention withdrawls after leaving Idaho because the day after we got home Bill and Gail (Nate's parents) flew in from Washington for a visit. It was great to see them and for once, we actually had some plans in mind to keep us all occupied. Nate took Bill to a Pin Ball Expo with Ben and Brian, we all had tea at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver, and we had a small get together for Nate's birthday on the 28th. If we took any pictures the entire time Bill and Gail visited, I sure can't find them. So I would like to thank and credit Bill for the following pictures.
This thing is so totally sweet. Anyone who likes to hike and has a kid should save their money and buy one. Or, have a birthday and get their parents to buy it for them. We've already used it on Green Mountain and we love it. Thanks Bill and Gail! (And yes, it comes with the bear.)
I made Nate a rockin' cake that (as an added bonus) was delicious. I used my friend Charlotte's recipe for a "Giant Ding Dong Cake" per Nate's request. It wasn't the most beautiful cake ever, but I was overflowing with pride none the less.
Here Nate sucks the ganach off the end of the candle. Or pretends its a cigarette...you decide.
And there you have it. That is what we have been "up to" lately. Minus the pictures of Rachel's party last night that are still on our camera. Now that I've taken my entire evening to write the longest post ever