Monday, June 10, 2013

My favorite part of my job

Well maybe you could call me a bad teacher... but I have to admit summer is my favorite part of being a teacher. Maybe because by the end of the school year I am completly burt out.  Hopefully I will be able to post a little more now that I will have some time to do so. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ellie's 2 year pictures

I know every parent says this, but my daughter is beautiful. I just can't believe it has been two years already.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ellie's birthday

Ellie had a Mickey Mouse birthday party this year when she turned the big 2.  She had lots of fun.  We had lots of friends over for good food and games.  We had hot dogs and BBQ chicken sandwiches.  The kids got to color on Mickeys around the fence, play Mickey Mouse bowling with paper towels, and pin the nose on Mickey.  She enjoyed opening all her presents and is still waiting for more prizes.  Thank you to all who came to celebrate with Ellie!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A lot has happened since I last blogged

The title of this post says it all.  

Roy has officially changed jobs. He left the Las Vegas country Club after almost 4 years of working.  I was very stressed.  It payed less per hour, but with all the extra stuff he is allowed to do he actually makes about twice as much as his old job.  So it has been a good move.  After he had been there about 3 weeks they decided to promote him to Head Golf Professional.  This title came with more responsibility and more hours.  He now gets why I am tired when I get home from work.  
He decided that the Mazda was not an appropriate car for a Head Pro so we traded the Nitro back in and got a Cadillac CTS.  We have loved this car since it came out in 2003 but was always out of our price range.  We found a great deal on a 2008 that was in amazing condition. 

We finished our backyard thanks to the Bale Family.  They ended up coming down twice to get it done.  Thanks to the rain the first time around we had to reschedule.  We love it right now.  Ellie and the dogs love to go out and play.  

Ellie spent  a lot of time being sick.  She keeps getting ear infections.  Hopefully she is done now that the cold and flu season is over.  If she gets too many more we will be visiting an ENT.  (ear, nose, and throat doctor)  Anyways I ended up taking almost a week off work to stay home with her.  I felt bad abandoning my students, but my little bean came first!

Easter weekend was fun.   We made sugar cookies in the shape of leaves (my egg cookie cutter was MIA) and decorated them cute.  Ellie had a blast watching mommy bake.  She even liked eating them.  Grandma Smith and Aunt Leslie came down the weekend before and hid some eggs.  Of course Leslie documented it very well.  She captured the cranky looks she had.  It was cold and windy and she wanted nothing to do with the egg hunt.  She got a new Spring dress and the Easter bunny even found our new house.  

Ellie is almost 2.  I can't believe it.  She is speaking so well.  We have so many people tell us they can't believe how well she talks.  She pretty much uses complete sentences and loves to make us laugh.  She is really excited she is going to have a birthday party this year.  She wants a Mickey Mouse party.  That should be fun thanks to Pinterest!  

Anyway here are a bunch of pictures.  They are in a random order and I don't know how to switch it on the iPad.  So deal with it.  Thanks for reading and hopefully I don't go two months again without blogging. 

New Easter Dress
Easter Egg hunt pictures

The Easter Bunny came!
The egg hunt
Back of the new car
It's cold out here!
Egg hunt
Front of the new car
Egg hunt
What's inside? Snacks!
Our Easter leaf eggs
Side fo the new car
Egg hunt

Saturday, February 2, 2013

We are still alive

Sorry for the lack of posts. We have both been very busy with the yard and Roy is switching jobs. So hopefully soon I can feel caught up enough to think if something to blog about. Hopefully in 2 weeks I will be posting backyard pictures. We got rained out last week and didn't get to finish. At least you can see in this picture that Ellie loves her Macie to pieces! Macie on the other hand... Lets just say she is very patient with her.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas 2012

Well it was an interesting Christmas this year.  Roy volunteered to work on Christmas morning.  We had originally planned to wake  up early and open presents and see what Santa brought.  Well that plan didn't happen.  Ellie ended up with a fever so we took her to the doctor on Christmas Eve morning.  She still had an earache so they put her on a second round of antibiotics.  By about 7 that night her fever was still around 103.  So we decided to go to an urgent care to see if there was something else wrong.  Turned out she had the flu.  She got a shot and a bunch more medicine.  Her fever dropped quickly after her shot and we decided we should still go to Utah.  I guess Santa forgot to come Christmas Eve. We were out late getting prescriptions and Roy had to get up early.  So we decided Ellie was young enough we could postpone Santa coming until we got back from Utah.  It was fun to play Santa this year.  We had all sorts of fun things for her to play with.  She got SOOOOO much stuff but it will be nice for her to have some age appropriate toys that might entertain her for more than 2 minutes.  Santa brought her a kitchen, table and chairs, a baby doll crib, high chair, stroller, and car seat.  He also had a cash register and cart for her to go shopping with.  All have been a big hit.  I think she was a little overwhelmed when she first saw everything (just like I assumed she would be) but the first thing she noticed was the baby bed.  Now she is cooking up a storm in her kitchen and serving mini mouse at her table.  She always wants us to sit at her little table so she can bring us invisible food and feed us tea.  She has so much personality and all these fun things help her role play so much more fun.  We hope you all had a Merry Christmas.  Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ellie's first boo boo

As we were getting ready for church on Sunday we heard a crash. Ellie had tripped and fell right into Roy's night stand. She hit her face on the handle and cut her face pretty good. After skyping with grandma the nurse Trying to decide if an emergency visit was necessary we decided we could repair her ourselves. Ellie was a trooper. She cried for about 3 minutes. We taped her up good and now almost a week later she looks good. Glad we didn't go to the ER because they probably would have done the same thing we did. Anyway here she is all bandaged up. Oh and yes we did still go to church.

Random Pictures of our lives