Sunday, December 16, 2007

Busy Sundays . . .

Two down, one to go on Josh's finals, but Janae is just getting warmed up on the tests. It's been a lot of work, but we're hanging in there. . .

We had some great diversions this weekend with Josh's brother, Adam getting married. Friday afternoon we went up to the Salt Lake Temple where they were married, and in the evening we headed all the way up to Logan for the reception. It was fun to spend time with family, eat some reception food, and celebrate the big day. The fun continued with another reception on Saturday in Lehi. More fun with family, and this one had a chocolate fountain. Good times, and congratulations Adam and Angie!

Earlier this week found out our Sundays would be changing when Josh accepted a new calling to be the second counselor in the our ward's bishopric. We're still feeling pretty new in the ward, but we're really looking forward to getting to know the ward members better as we serve.

Aside from all of this other action, we're most excited about how quickly Christmas is coming. More time with family, more time to visit, more time to relax, and less homework! Ainslie was feeling festive in a nice Christmas dress the other day, and she gave us a little run-down on her Christmas list:

Please let us know if you have any insight as to what exactly she's saying, she sounds pretty serious about things there towards the end. We really hope she's not asking for a pony, we kind of owe her.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


This should make you smile . . .

But if that doesn't work, try this:

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Making Snowflakes . . .

We're not sure if it was the snow that we got this weekend, or Ainslie's love of shredding paper that got her in the mood to make some snowflakes out of a napkin the other night. Whatever it was, she had a great time, and she even let us watch (part of ) a movie while she worked on her little "project."

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Now More Mobile than Before!

Ainslie's making progress towards crawling, but truth be told, she'd rather just have us hold her up by the hands so that she can walk where she wants to. Why crawl if you have to do it by yourself? Lately, she's been working on the commando crawl . . .

And yes, Janae's keys still appear to be the only thing interesting enough to crawl across the living room to get.


This week started out a little rough for Ainslie. After getting her immunizations, she was feeling pretty crumby for a few days, but we're happy that now she's getting back to being her-happy-smiley-self again. We're also happy about the snow storm that rolled through yesterday. Janae says that if it's going to be cold, we should have snow to make it worthwhile, and we finally got some. Ainslie was all ready to take on the elements with the new hat that Grandma Jody made for her, but we decided to wait just a little longer before we start making snow angels.
We were also happy this week to find out that the little French Bakery in Orem that we've been trying to go to for a while now definitely DOES have real-deal French pastries, and they're great! We recommend the fruit tarts and chocolate croissants (the croissants didn't last long enough to get a picture):
It's great living close to family, especially when things get busy with school, and we're grateful to all of Ainslie's Grandmas & Grandpas and Aunts & Uncles who have helped us make it through the semester so far. And, we know that Ainslie loves spending time with all of her family. This week, Josh's sister Heather took a shoot at feeding Ainslie some oatmeal, and did a great job.
Our house is looking more and more festive each day as Janae puts up decorations and wraps presents. Christmas is just around the corner, and we can't wait!