Saturday, January 10, 2009

Back in Idaho

Back to Idaho...It's been well, cold, since we got back. When we got back we saw a few feet of snow and felt the freezing Rexburg wind, but this is our last winter here, hopefully. I love Rexburg, but don't really want to spend the rest of my life here.
Tad is back in school. He is taking and online class as well as his senior seminar class. So far so good and he's been able to get a lot of hours at work since we have more open time. I am just chillin' with Afton and loving every minute of it. I have been able to read books, get a schedule going and play around with Afton. She is such a joy in my life and I realized how our lives are planned out for us, if we live righteously. I'm not saying I'm perfect, just that the Lord knew how much I would love and need Afton at this time. It's amazing. Anyway, on Wednesdays I watch two little boys for a couple of hours so their mother can go to class. She is actually one of the sisters that watched Afton while I was in school, so it's great that I can sort of pay her back. The boys are so cute and it's good for Afton to play with other kids. She is growing up so fast. When we got back and put her in her high chair we realized how big she has gotten. Just about another month and she will be a year old! I can't believe it has been a year.
We have been spending a lot of time occupying ourselves with Pounce (or Nerts, whatever you call it) and playing games with the cousins. Leah, if you haven't seen their blog, is getting a little bit bigger and we are so excited for Baby Lucci. We've also spent time with Russell, aka Uncle Sussell. He actually babysat last night while Tad and I went to a show on campus called ComedyImprov. It's a group of four people, Kirby Heyborne, Corbin Allred, Lincoln Hoppe and Kelly Lohman. I'm sure you all know who Kirby is but Corbin and Lincoln are Mormon actors too (Corbin is in Saints and Soldiers), (Lincoln is in The RM and Single's Ward). It was pretty funny, even though Kirby is a little bit full of himself. They did a musical that was about thirty minutes and it was the most hilarious thing ever. The audience chose the topic of the musical, the title "Rexburg Love", and the hit song "Because it's cold." Corbin's character almost died because Kirby wanted to be with the girl, but he sensed the audience would hate him, gag him, and kill him as well! Anyway, it ended up happily and we all laughed hysterically. I want to go see it again, but oh well. (See the funny things you could come to Leisha!) Kirby was climbing over the rows when they first came out and stopped right in front of us and sat next to a girl for a little while. All the girls were screaming. It felt like I was on some TV show. Anyway, we had a lot of fun and were glad we got to go.
Well, I went back over our pictures and realized there are quite a few I haven't posted so here they are!
These next pictures are a little older. They are mostly from Russell's camera so...

This is from Tad and Afton's trip down to California to see Russell come home from the mission.

Yes, I married the weirdo on the right! ;)

This picture is a panoramic view of Afton's finally mostly finished room.


Alesha said...

Afton is getting so big! I'm glad that you have something to keep you out of trouble after student teaching. Hey, if you get bored between Becky-home-ecky and mommy-ing, you should definitely call me.

Meagan said...

OH MY DAYS!!! She was wearing the sunshine coat!!! I LOVE THAT!!! This makes my day! P.S. That pick at the top was adorable. I could see one just like that on her first day of school! Love this part of life!