Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Is Here!

Our first tree froze in a big trashcan it was sitting in so I had to use the chainsaw to cut it out. It looks pretty good since we had to use 600 lights. Beth put 20 candy canes on the tree but it's so big you can barely see them. Beth is cute wrapping gifts, she is so happy that we are going to her house for Christmas this year.

Winter Wonderland!

We finally had our first big snowstorm last week. The jeep is the only reason we were able to go anywhere. Two feet of snow in three days makes driving harrowing. I had to drive Beth to and from work, each way a 45 minute drive. I felt badly for the cars on the road since they were all stuck and the only vehicles moving anywhere were SUVs and trucks. After dropping Beth off at work I went to the store for essentials and picked up food for my mom and dropped it off at her house. She spent hours digging out her four-foot berms left by the plows. After a few more days of snow her driveway has three feet of snow in her 75 feet of driveway. Something tells me she won't be getting the car out of the garage until Spring (unless she calls me for help).

I got nothing, the picture says it all.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We broke down...

We finally decided to break down and get comcast...So now that our internet works great here are some pictures of the last post.
Wes strapping the huge tree to the top of the jeep.Getting the tree to the car after cutting it down.
Another one just show what a man my husband is...

Wes and I on Thanksgiving, we should have taken a picture before we dug into the Turkey, but we forgot.

I worked in the ER on the Thursday before my birthday from 3-11pm and when I got home Wes had painted the living room in our house sage green!! It was such a great surprise! Its a really good thing that Wes has an eye for what looks good or it could have had a little different outcome. The next night while I worked a 6-2am shift he painted the brick behind our wood stove. What an amazing husband I have!!! The only reason I haven't put pictures up of the living room yet is because its not quite clean enough!! So maybe some day in the near future I'll be organized enough to post some pictures of the house!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A late update

So our Internet isn't working as well as it used to, so I haven't been keeping up to date with my posts. We had a great Thanksgiving. Wes made the best Turkey ever! We had his mom, Linda, over and we cozied up by the fire and watched a movie and had a great relaxing day! We got our first little snow, just like Wes said we would.
On Saturday Wes and I went with Jen and Joel to get a Christmas tree in the Colville National Forest. Wes says it has always been his dream to have a 14 foot Christmas tree, so we found a huge tree and we'll see how well it fits in our house! The tree did look pretty funny on top of the Jeep, and aparently people we were driving by thought so too! Wes had a blast driving the jeep around on the icy gravel roads. That night Wes and I went to dinner at Tomato Street for my birthday dinner and did some Christmas shopping at North Town. We had a soccer game at 10:40 that night which is the perfect way to finish off my birthday! Pictures to follow when we can get the internet working again!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Last weekend I was able to go home and play with my family while my manly husband went to North Idaho to get wood for the winter. Emy and Trevor with their boys and Christian, Heather and Savanah were at home too! We had a mini Thankgiving on Sunday with Grandma Cahoon and Aunt Pam. It was so fun to be at home with my family, I have the best family in the world (and the cutest niece and nephews!!)

TJ, Russell and Savanah at Kennedy Creek in Olympia .

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Frazer and Amy in the big city!

Wes and I had a fun filled day and evening yesterday with our cousins, Frazer and Amy who came down from Cranbrook to go to the Temple here in Spokane. They were our first official house guests as they stayed in our "guest bedroom" ie an air mattress in a room that still isn't quite unpacked! We woke up and Wes made his amazing pancakes and bacon for breakfast and then we went to the Temple, where it was more busy than I'd ever seen it! We then went to the game store for Frazer to pick up his order of a couple huge boxes of games. Frazer and Amy were excited to be in a "big city" and wanted to try some different restaurants, so we took them to Azteca and, for dinner and lunch, and of course no trip is complete without a visit to Costco. We had a really good time with them and are thankful they live close enough to see more than once a year!

Amy and Frazer weren't really into taking a picture of just the two of them
Wes and I at Azteca

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blogging Might be Hard

Well blogging might be a little hard for me, since Wes and I don't take very many pictures! I'm just going to do a little recap of what Wes and I have been up to lately. I'm still working at Holy Family, but now I work in the emergency department and the Family Maternity Center (labor and delivery and post partum care.) I still work mostly nights which sucks, but now I don't have to work every other weekend, so that's nice. I really love working with laboring patients, but sometimes I feel funny because I'm telling them what they should do when I've never had a baby! Wes is working construction/remodel. This has actually been really nice because we have a lot to do on the new house! We had a bathroom that had a pink toilet, sink and bathtub! Wes has already replaced the toilet and we are trying to decide what sink to get! We'll post a picture of the finished product. He seems to really enjoy working with his hands. With a new house came a new ward, we really like it so far, everyone is really nice and there are quite a few young couples that we can hangout with.
Random Question...Wes and I are trying to decide on a picture to blow up and put up in our living room here are a few options from Olypmia.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our First Home!

Well Wes and I closed on a house a couple weeks ago and are still getting situated. So here's a picture of the front of the house and the awesome maple tree in the backyard. We fell in love with the backyard immediately, the house in on a double lot, so the back yard is big enough to play a little 3 on 3 soccer! The living room and kitchen are unpacked, but the rest of the house is still kind of a disaster, it's definitely a process! So there will be more pictures to come when we are more organized!

Becoming Bloggers

Since blogging is such a great way to keep in touch with friends and family Wes and I have decided to jump on the band wagon! So while Wes and Joel were watching a movie tonight Jen showed me how to set up a blog.