Sorry I haven't been on to blog in awhile. Here's ther reason why...We have moved in with my grandparents in Ely, NV to help them out until their house sells. My grandpa can't live alone and my grandma is in the care center here. So, we're not too sure how long we will be here, but we're glad to have this opportunity to help out. Zoey is named after her great grandma Zoe Kenyon who is in the care center here. We go out every day to visit with baby Zoey and grandma just loves it. Baby's can do miracles with the elderly. It's her favorite part of the day. I'll have to post some pictures later of Zoey and her great grandmother. She can sure make her smile. So, Ely....it's a small town that is about "4 hours from everywhere" (I stole that from someone here). It's 4 hours from St. George, Salt Lake, Provo, Las Vegas, Reno, and Rexburg. There's nothing else closer that has much more than they already have. They do have a McDonalds and a Subway and an Arby's but that's it. It's a beautiful area up in the mountains, 6,000 + elevation. The weather here is much the same as Provo. So we've been busy cleaning out their house, driving grandpa to meals with grandma, playing wii, preparing talks for church, and watching a lot of HGTV and dogwhisperer :) I only get on the internet once in a while when we come down to the library so sorry if I haven't gotten back to anyone. I'll try to get some pictures posted soon. Meanwhile here's what Baby Zoey's been up to...
-Learning to crawl, she's SO close. She scoots everywhere and get's up on her hands and knees and can even go forward with her feet and maybe one hand. I bet within a week she'll figure it out.
-Getting back on her schedule of naps. She can finally once again go to sleep by herself without crying. Christmas and all the traveling really got her off.
-Eating lots of food. She's getting a little chubbier.
-Getting her 6 month check up...she weighs 13 1/2 pounds and is 26 inches long.
Well I'm getting kicked off the computer by the librarian. This town only has two computers with internet so I guess it's like back in elementary waiting for people to get off the swings. So long!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Over Christmas we took a family picture with everyone there. Some of you may be seeing it on my mom's christmas cards that she's sending out, but here it is anyways. It's hard to get everyone together all photo ready so we did a couple shots at church Christmas Sunday. From left to right, Dallin, Dustin, Dad, Mom, Scot and Brittany, Breanna, Karlie, Me, Zoey, and Andrew.
Here's a little tidbit on what everyone's doing...
Mom is still working for a charter school and is busy busy with Karlie, Dallin, her college children, and of course her new grandbaby Zoey.
Dad is busy trying to work out the best care for his parents up in Nevada. It's a hard time as they are in their mid-90's.
Breanna is in her last semester at Chapman Law School. She's almost done! She's such a great aunt. Zoey loves her.
Brittany and Scot are living in Provo. Brittany is in BYU's nursing program while Scot just finished his first semester at BYU's Law School.
Andrew, Zoey, and I are living in Lindon for now. I finished my last class at BYU and am awaiting my diploma in the mail. Andrew is working and going to school. Zoey just learned to sit up for long periods of time and keeps getting more cute every day if that's possible.
Dustin just finished his first semester at BYU and loved it. He is starting his second semester there while preparing for his mission. I believe he can turn in his papers in Feb!
Karlie is in her Junior year of High School. She is 16 and is having tons of fun with friends and dates. She had so much fun with Zoey over Christmas break.
Dallin is in 7th grade and is doing tons of sports. So far I know that he's done volleyball and is now in basketball. He may have done another. I'm just not sure. He's still a goof :)
Well, my brief update turned out pretty long. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy new year! We are getting Christmas cards together...if anyone would like one mailed to them please let me know in a comment with your address. I know there's some of you that I don't have addresses for.