Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brooke and Kristian Moved to Wisconsin!

We went up to visit Brooke (Aaron's sister.) and Kristian and the girls in Wisconsin.  They recently moved from Oregon.  We were able to just sit back and relax and catch up since we haven't seen each other for 2 years.
Going garage sale hunting! Brooke found a great rocking chair for $20 bucks. Go Brooke!  I got 2 painted porcelain reindeer for FREE!!! They reminded me of pieces from my Grandma Holbrook's house. I can't resist Christmas decorations!
 Laikyn and Isabel had fun together.  They were inseparable.
First SMORE! 
   Brooke and Kristian have such amiable neighbors, we were able to roast hot dogs, and smores.  The kids had a blast. It was Isabel's first "camp fire".
 Here are the girls getting high off of sugar!
 Aaron was put to work at Brooke's.  Aaron told me Drew was the one to pressure him into doing stupid stuff that would result in a serious injury.  Same ol' Aaron, can't turn down a dare.  "I can paint and balance on the staircase."  lol
 When is this messy phase going to end?  I recently bought her a booster seat. I am trying to stay consistant. She has been eating on a booster at daycare for quite some time now.  I'm trying to encourage her not to be as messy and not play with the food.  It's painful to just let her eat apple sauce, and spaghetti in the booster seat with carpet on the floor.  aah  All I remember is going up to see Kai for his 2nd birthday, and how neat and clean he was eating his dinner.  Come on Isabel be more like Kai! (Kai is Isabel's cousin.)
 Here is Aaron's first project in the Architecture Program.  This house actually exists.  Its a round house.  His team had to make a model of it too.  Ill post that later.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Surgery/Nebraska


The month of July 2011 was pretty hectic.  We had to have everything packed by the end of the month because we were moving to another apartment the beginning of August.  While trying to pack, I had Sinus Surgery done. Which made me useless for at least a week.  Then traveled to Nebraska the last week in July for a wedding reception. (friend of Aaron's.)

 Isabel was very sweet, and was very cautious not to bump my nose.  ( since it hurt to even sneeze!)  Isabel: " Mommy nose ouchy?  OOOH mommy has boogers? Let me see!"    She would see dried blood sometimes around my nose, and think it was boogers.  It was pretty cute how curious she was about my nose.  Aaron was such an amazing husband through the whole recovery.  He would take care of me, and Isabel and keep the house decent.  He was very understanding and caring (most of the time. lol)
 It took us 10 hours to get to Scottsbluff Nebraska. Aaron went to college and played soccer in Scottsbluff.  He had this one family in his ward there that he was really close to.  Irene and Mark Anderson were like his temporary parents while he lived there for 2 years. While we were in Scottsbluff, we were able to stay at their house.  Isabel loved the kids, and all the toys!!
 Cade and Megan Mulloy's reception.   Aaron really loved to see everyone again and to visit with his close friends that he hasn't seen for 3 years.
 The day after the reception we went to Cade's parents ranch.  Isabel was thrilled to ride the colt.
 She was not shy around the goats.  She had fun seeing all the animals.
 The Andersons