Anthony celebrated his 32nd birthday on July 21! We went out to dinner and then came home for cake. He got birthday cards and a few gifts from family, including a game and a new leather wallet.
I’m so grateful for Anthony. He’s ambitious and hard working, but also knows when to kick back and relax. His sense of humor is the best. He’s the perfect husband for me and some day he’ll make a great dad. Thanks for all you do Anthony!
Every year, my sisters, mom, and I try to get together for a Call Girl Reunion (that’s my maiden name). Since we don’t all live close together, it’s a great chance to see each other and just spend some time doing sister stuff.
I was able to spend about a week at my parent’s farm in Missouri and we had a lot of fun. My youngest sister, Mary Ann, is home from her LDS Mission, so it was awesome to have her there for this reunion and spend some time with her.
Between shopping, going out to lunch, antiquing and just hanging out together, it was such a fun week. There’s nothing like shopping with your sisters and mom. 🙂 I came back with an extra suitcase…
I also got to go to the Missouri Star Quilt Company and check out all their shops in Hamilton. That was really neat! I’m a wanna-be quilter. I keep plugging away at my first quilt, which has been a fun project.
Of course, I also got to see my dad and brother John, who also just returned from his mission. It was great to spend some time together when we could just kick back and relax. I’m very grateful for the chance to visit!
My youngest sister, Mary Ann, finished her LDS mission in California earlier this year and has been living in Missouri. This week she flew to Salt Lake City for a mission reunion and I got to spend some time with her.
It was so good to see her and just catch up and talk. We also had a great time seeing the sites in Salt Lake, like Temple Square, The Lion House, City Creek Mall, and the LDS Conference Center. I took her down to Provo to see an exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art, since she’s a great artist herself. She stayed at our home and my brother, Bob, came down from Logan to see her too and all three of us had a blast.
I’m so grateful for my sisters, and all of my family. We’re happy she’s home!
Well, I’m sure you’re not surprised, but I’ve been wanting to get a dog for a long time now. Once we moved into our house with a fenced in yard, we decided it was time to take the leap. We had been keeping our eyes peeled for the right fit for a while and one afternoon I was browsing the classifieds and fell in love with the sweetest little puppy face. 🙂
I sent Anthony the ad and he told me to jump on it and see if she was still available. As a side note, Anthony has made it clear that I caught him at a good time for a “yes” answer because he was just digging into lunch at his favorite place with his coworkers when he got my text. Haha! Now I know when to spring things on him. 😉
Anyway, we went and met the puppy and from the moment I saw her she had my heart. Her name was Rosie, which we thought was adorable, so we kept it. She’s a beagle/mini schnauzer mix and is just perfect for us.
She was timid and shy when we brought her home at 9 weeks old, but is coming out of her shell a little. Although the other day she ran away from a cat. She has “sit” down pat and is getting really good at fetch, so we’re chasing balls for her less and less now. She is so snuggly and loves to just sit on my lap and watch TV with me in the evenings. We love having her around!
The day after we brought Rosie home.
For the first few weeks she got tired so fast and would just pass out at the drop of a hat.
She’s now 13 weeks old.
Her floppy ears crack me up!
Last month we bought our first house and we couldn’t be any more excited. We are so thrilled to have a place of our own and to be done with tiny apartments. We feel so blessed that this house came on the market right when it did and that the sellers accepted our offer over two others. It’s in a great neighborhood and is just what we were looking for.
So far, we love the town we moved to. It’s just small enough to have that small-town feel yet still has all the necessities like grocery stores, a small hospital, some fun restaurants and even a movie theater! There are sheep and goats on our street and we see people riding horses a lot. We love the old main street and the beautiful views of the Salt Lake and mountains.
Anthony’s commute is so, so much easier and he loves the shorter drive and having more time at home. The trip to BYU isn’t too bad for me, especially since I just do it twice a week and we found a great back route.
We’re still unpacking and decorating, but here are some pictures.