Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Eye of the Storm

Things around here have calmed down over the last few days. Not too much, but just enough to feel like there's a little time to get caught up on things. Call the landlord about the tub, take an evening to get a hamburger together, and work on helping Ainslie figure out how food works. Janae's been working with some baby-oatmeal for some time now, and we think we're making some good progress. What do you think?

But, just to make sure we don't get too accustomed to having time for things, school is sure to get busy again. Josh is competing in the Moot Court competition, and everybody's finals loom on the not-so-distant horizon. For now, we'll enjoy going to bed as soon as Ainslie will let us (instead of staying up all night reading), and we'll keep cruising, craigslist, and DI for baby bargains, like baby's first hightops ($1):

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fall Photo shoot

The weather for the last few weeks has been pretty dreary around here on the weekends. It was stormy again this morning, and when we got up to go to church, there was snow and ice on our car. Crazy. We're looking forward to winter and all that it brings, but still, the cold weather and our busy schedules have left us dreaming of warmer climes and slower times. In that longing, we came across one of our videos from Greece the other day. If only there was some way to slip over there for a weekend . . .

But, since we're here in Provo, Janae decided to take advantage of the changing seasons and took Ainslie out for a little private photo shoot. Sure we're biased, but we thought these pictures were pretty great . . .
We've all enjoyed having Josh's brother Michael staying with us for the last week while the rest of the family ran off to some island paradise, but Ainslie has been especially fond of having someone extra to play with the last few days. We're not sure what we're going to do when the family gets back and Ainslie is left with just Mom and Dad again . . .

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Trick!

Look how quickly this little girl is learning new tricks! Standing up already. . .

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Junk food

Staying up all night to do homework can do strange things to you. You stumble through the next day trying to remember what it is you just barely did. Days start to blur together. And, most notably, junk food consumption tends to go through the roof. The current choice around here? Razzberry M&M's. Josh is no stranger to the "vitamin C" (chocolate) when it comes to late night papers, but Janae is starting to come around lately and is eating her share too. It's kind of nice having us both in school again. Josh used to get pretty lonely pouring over his homework till the wee hours of the morning while everyone else slept, but now we're both up (and for the first time in the last five months, it's not because Ainslie was crying).

Things have been very busy this last week, but we're making it. We still managed to squeeze in a little bit of celebrating for Janae's birthday last week (finally caught back up to Josh), and we're doing our best to get all of the other important stuff taken care of as well. Things like bath time . . .

But, as crazy as it is, we're having a good time. We're still proud to be studying at BYU, and we're grateful for the chance to live such busy, busy lives. It's great to know we're all in it together!

Sunday, October 07, 2007


It was a bit of an adventure, but we finally got our couches! The weather report for the weekend was looking pretty grim, but Josh and a friend headed up to Draper early Saturday morning and managed to get the furniture home without getting caught in too much rain.

With new furniture in the living room, we've been able to get the "office" set up as well, and Janae has been working away on her new computer.
And it's a good thing that she's got her own computer these days because both of us have been busy lately. Janae's coming up on midterms and papers, and Josh had a mock trial competition last week. It's been crazy, but we're making it.
Ainslie's been understanding with everything going on lately, letting Mom and Dad get things done (sometimes).
And, she's been working on some new tricks too!

Saturday, October 06, 2007


We finally managed to get a video of Ainslie laughing. She always gets distracted by the camera . . .