Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wish him luck and the delivery truck good-speed.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Hey do you have a license for that thing?
Mac couldn't be more pleased with his ride.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Our couch is supposed to be coming today some time. GREAT another big plus- some where to sit other than the kitchen chairs. Our second car, the Honda, should be here today too. A computer, a couch, a phone, a car- what more could a Modern Milley like myself ask for? Its amazing how we take things for granted until we don't have them any more.
This is definately a process. Its beginning to gel. I'll catch you up more later.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
So the hero of the road rolled in about 7:oo last night after a 2 1/2 day cross country marathon from Raleigh to Utah, driving all 34 hours by himself. Welcome back Zach! He was noticably sore but at least he arrived safely.
Tonight he is moving all of our stuff into the apartment with the assistance of our new elder's quorum. Here's hoping a bunch of guys show up to help. You know the bit about many hands making quick work. We are very grateful for Zach's family who has put us up and put up with us for the past 5 weeks (Jenny then Ben's families) but it is time to just BE. Just be home, just be a family, just be settled into a routine. We'll keep you posted on how it goes.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
2. Staying stretched
If not, he might turn into this...
A SNAKE "SSsssssssssssssss...."
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We have officially signed up for the bottom level of this cute little home. 3 Bed, 2 bath 1300 sq feet in North Orem Utah.
It has just been remodeled so everything is brand new.
I'll be spending a lot of time in this room that opens up into the larger living room. There is a smaller living space behind the kitchen for a piano or computer type room.
These are our cute upstairs neighbors, Amber and Nacho. She is the manager and he is the resident handyman.
This is the back yard we share,but the upstairs couple don't have any children so it will just be our kids most of the time.
This is the apricot tree already in bloom. There is also a small pear and peach tree. We love already love it. Its in a nice neighborhood and situated between Zach's brother in Lindon and BYU and Tina in Provo. We'll be moving in around the 18th of this month.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Atlas was the man who was tricked by the weak into holding up the world. This is the story of his liberation. I have been reading this book for more weeks than I care to admit, but I'm finally done. Its almost 1100 small print pages of atheistic intellectualism. Was it worth the time? A resounding yes. Ayn Rand shaped a good deal of American economic policy by the ideas put forth in this book (1954). It is a story about the strong not being bound in servitude to the weak. There is much good she has to say about honesty and putting forth the best that is within us. She speaks about not abdicating your right and duty to think for yourself. She also has some good things to say about not having a deservant attitude, working hard, and being a self made man. Do I agree with everything she has to say? Not at all. But at the very least, it gets you thinking about what you really do believe. I'd recomend this book to most adult audiences ready for a challenging read.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Both Gabe and David have "blankies" that they lovingly drag around the house and own with that little boy ownership of comfort. Something they can confidently assert saying it is "mine". Mac has no such "blankie" yet. I was feeling ambitious and thought I would try to crochet him something small to call his own. (That is, when he learns to talk) Aunt Shirley patiently showed me how to make this pattern since I am a novice worker of yarn. Notice the bottom where it is all nice and tight- that is the row she did. Hopefully in a few weeks I will have a finished product to display. Its making me feel very grandmother-ly, in a good way.