Tuesday, January 6, 2009


While Matt had some time off we decided to take a drive to Oregon. We are thinking about moving there once Matt is finished with Dental School. We wanted to get a feeling for things and Matt had a few meetings set up with some dentists and other professionals while we were there. We had a very fun and successful trip. Matt was able to figure some things out on the dental aspect of things. We are still trying to figure out where we need to be and what would be the best for our family. This has been a long, drawn out, continual discussion that I am sure will continue for a while. The kids had a great time. Easton kept asking to make sure that he could just go outside and play and run around with out us having to be with him all the time. Him and Austin found the creek many times over and loved exploring the open fields and the river. Matt and the boys even played golf in the fields! Oregon is very beautiful and we always have a good time when we go there. Hopefully we will be able to figure out what the heck we are supposed to do!! I had to include this picture of Ava. She was such a little rat in the car that we ended up taking two days to drive home, so this is here in the hand towel at the hotel. She is so little she does not even need a full size towel!


There was so much snow while we were in Utah that the kids spent as much time outside as they did in. The great thing about where Matt and I grew up is that there is plenty of open fields that are great for SLEDDING! The kids spent days outside with cousins and friends sledding and ridding on the snowmobiles and four wheelers!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

MeRrY CHrisTmAs!

We were able to spend two weeks in Utah with my family and Matts this holiday season. It is nice that Matt has three weeks off around Christmas. The kids had a great time with cousins, grandparents and more snow at Christmas time than I have seen since I was a kid! It is always fun to be with family around the holidays. We were able to get to all of the parties and Christmas morning breakfast at my grandparents with my grandpas famous sour dough pancakes! Sami was very nervous with the whole Santa Clause issue, but she soon got over it when the presents came out! And Ava was more interested in cereal instead of her new toys! We had a great Christmas and it was great to be with our family!