Saturday, May 2, 2009

Up To...

We have received numerous phone calls and emails lately wondering what we have been up to and if we have any news to report. Allow me to now use our blog for its primary purpose: updating people on the minutia of our life.

April 16-23

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.

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No Hands!

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Chillin' with Uncle Spencer

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Azalea would like to suggest a dinner option for you tonight.



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Chad looks just like my dad doesn't he?

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Azalea looks after the last of three bunnies in the Davis Family.


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Isn't Idaho beautiful?


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On the drive home I looked back to see Azalea doing this. What the? She hasn't done that in ages.



April 24-29

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.



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Keepin' it real by playing outside in our underwear. Oh wait, that was just Zayley. Would you look at those thighs.


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This is my favorite picture of the Pin Ball event. Look behind Nate in case you're worried that he is the oldest person there. He wasn't...so don't judge.


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We took a trip to Jose O'Shea's (our favorite Mexican restaurant) so that Azalea could gorge herself on black beans.




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The outside of the Brown Palace.


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Waiting for tea and sandwiches.


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Because I took Bill's camera and made him move.


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A little more about Nate's birthday: He got a couple of presents that both of us can enjoy. Azalea and I gave him an external flash for our camera. It looks like the one on Ben's camera as they try to take double flash pictures or have a flash race or whatever.


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Bill and Gail got him a Deuter kid carrier backpack. I don't have any pictures of either one of us wearing it yet but here is a picture from the manufacturer.

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.

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Ta-Dah!

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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 please leave us alone. (I mean) I am looking forward to spending some quiet time with my little family while we wait to hear whether or not Nate has a job in Twin Falls. Wish us luck!

6 comments:

Femme Facetious said...

I'm crossing my fingers for you guys on that Twin Falls job!! I need to know someone else is moving back to Idaho too :D (we're moving to Boise in June)

Melanie Parish

karisa said...

We've got the same backpack and it does indeed rock. Forget traversing things in a stroller. Enjoy!

Conley Clan said...

Idaho is gorgeous, despite what most think!
I also am glad to see that Jax is not the only kid who LOVES black beans!

Staci said...

I'm just going to say that I think Azalea's mom is one beautiful woman.

The Jones Family said...

Well...I would say TWIN would be an EXCELLENT MOVE!!!! I believe my friends husband works there and enjoys his job. There so happens to be lots of house for sale right around us too:) best of luck!!

Christian & Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, the black bean picture of Zaley is the cutest picture I have ever seen in my life!!