Friday, July 27, 2012

Current Favorites

Show: Tangled, The Aristocats, Blues Clues, Bo on the Go, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake...
Food: Pasta with homemade pesto
Hobby: swimming, talking
Toy: new animal figurines, especially the leopard & My Little Ponies (larger size)

Show: Tom & Jerry, Looney Toons, Chip n' Dale
Food: "salad eggs" (egg salad), mac n' cheese, ice cream, popsicles, pot stickers
Hobby: swimming, climbing the big tree in our front yard, playing video games
Toy: iphone, PlayStation 3, Wii, X-Box, Leapster2

Show: How I Met Your Mother
Food: pesto, spinach & lamb curry
Hobby: watching tv (sad & embarrassing but I did just join a book club too)
Toy: laptop, hummingbird feeder

Show: Man vs. Wild, How I Met Your Mother
Food: : "banana milk", cookie dough
Hobby: playing Battlefield 3 or Little BIG Planet 2 on PS3, flying his RC planes, shooting his riffle
Toy: remote control airplanes

Ryan, one of our best friends, is a pilot and has regular layovers in Sacramento, so we spent two evenings with him this month; one hanging out in downtown Sac and one at our house, so fun!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The New House

Here's our new home from the front.
3-car garage.
1577 s.f.

On the right is our front door, so when you walk in this big room is on your right (though it's taken from the family room here).  This is the office and Brandon's computer/PS3 headquarters.

Family room, dining room, kitchen

family room

Jonah's room, kids' bathroom, master bedroom

hall (taken from my bedroom doorway), Elora's room is on the left, laundry room & door to garage are straight ahead, and Jonah's room is on the right

Back patio with our new patio dining set :)

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Our Week

Sunday - I got home from Vegas.  The kids and I went to our new church for the first time.  We bought a fridge.
Monday - no recollection.  I think just unpacking, organizing, & cleaning.
Tuesday - playdate at a park in Rocklin with water features.

Bought a washer & dryer.
Wednesday - Errands n' such.

Thursday - Brandon didn't have to work, so after spending the morning organizing, hanging pictures, etc.  We went swimming with our new neighbors/friends, The F. family.
Friday - took the kids to see their first movie in the theater!  Overdid it by seeing something in 3D, which was too much for Elora who refused to wear the glasses for more than a couple minutes at a time but she still enjoyed Brave blurry.
Saturday - yoga, cleaning, playing with friends.  Then Elora and I went to my friend Danielle's baby shower.  I met Dani when she was on a mission in my ward in Oklahoma City.  Then we both moved to Utah and saw each other a few times there (her bridal shower, etc.).  Then she moved to Seattle where I saw her last summer.  She grew up an hour from where we live now and I went to her huge baby shower at her mom's house and when most of the guests were gone Elora went swimming in their pool.

Yesterday afternoon we went to Rocklin's Celebrate America festivities.  Tons of musical performances followed by a firework show.  The kids were up until 11:00!

Brandon and the F. family

Teagan, Elora, Kerrie, Ryker, and Jordan

American Idol's Danny Gokey performed and was very good.
Free admission made this one of the best Independence Day celebrations we've had.
(Beach Boys performance at Rice Stadium in '99 is another memorable year)