Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Garden- Apartment Style

Growing up we always had a huge garden. A garden is one of those things that I didn't care for too much as a kid, because a garden meant work. Now I would love to have a big yard with room for a garden of delicious fresh vegetables.

This spring, I decided to grow a few things in pots on our balcony and here is how things are turning out. In the front row is cilantro, and a tomato plant that was started from a seed and has been very slow to grow. Any tips? In the back row is carrots, I’m interested to see how they do in a pot, flowers, parsley, more flowers, and another tomato plant that I bought when it was about a foot tall. I wanted to take individual shots of each plant, but decided that a few group pictures were sufficient. Can you tell I’m proud of my little garden? Maybe it is my biology background, but there is something very exciting and intriguing about growing plants.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our Lil' Slugger

Nick's found a new love in his life--baseball! We bought him a T-ball set a few months ago, and now that the weather is finally nice we've been able to go to the park and use it a lot more. He sure enjoys it, and it's fun to watch him. He likes to show off a little bit...when he sees someone walking by, he'll quickly run up and hit the ball in order to impress them. He always checks to make sure they're watching.

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Bath Time

We've had really good luck with bath time. Both of our kids LOVE taking baths. Nick would probably stay in the bathtub all day if we let him; probably because we let him bring as many toys in the bath as he wants. And trust can fit a lot of toys in a bath! After her bath, Joselyn loves cuddling up in a towel and playing peek-a-boo with daddy!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Day At The Beach

We went to one of our favorite Seattle beaches this weekend--Golden Gardens. The weather was perfect! We brought a picnic lunch and spent most of the afternoon at the beach. It was Joselyn's first time at the beach; she liked dipping her feet in the cold water. We had to keep her from trying to eat the sand though. Nicholas had fun building sand castles and just loved being outside all day.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking

I attempted to teach Jessica photoshop today. I'm trying to convince her that digital scrapbooking is the way to go (i.e. no more scrapbooking supplies taking over our whole apartment). She was only half paying attention (at best) to what I was trying to teach her. I guess 2 kids in the background didn't help either. I did manage to help her create her first digital scrapbook layout. Although she likes many aspects of digital scrapbooking, I'm not sure she's ready to make the switch. I think she still prefers the old-fashioned way of scrapbooking. Can anyone help me convince her to change?!?!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fun on the Fourth

This 4th of July marks the fourth year for us in Seattle. We moved up here a year before Doug started dental school at UW...only one more year to go!

We spent the holiday at Doug's parent's house in Covington. This year was the first year Nick was old enough to have fireworks, so we bought him a few sparklers, snakes, pop-its and other "kid-safe" fireworks (if there is such a thing). We joined the rest of the neighborhood kids down at the lake to light off our fireworks. Nick sure had fun with his first real 4th of July.

Joselyn in her 4th of July dress

Nick's also sporting the red, white & blue!

Nick & Joselyn

Joselyn with her daddy

Nick waiting patiently with his fireworks...

The patience ran out and we let him
light a few during the day


Doug thought we needed to take some cute pictures to spice up our blog, so today he did a mini photo shoot with Joselyn. Luckily for him, she cooperated really well, even while she was hungry! I think he got the idea for the photos from the internet. Joselyn sure loved playing in the box! She started crying when Doug took her out. Hopefully we'll be taking a new family picture soon and can post that as well. Until's Joselyn-in-the-box!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Day that Doug and Jessica met…

Doug and I met on Friday, September 13, 2002. It was the beginning of fall semester at BYU and there was a big campus event called Fall Fling. Doug went with his best friend Rich Lopez, and I was with some friends that I met through my Resident Assistant job. We decided to go to a comedy show called Divine Comedy. You had to have wrist bands to get in and I was the only one that had picked one up in advance, so I volunteered to save seats for my friends while they got their wrist bands.

As I was saving seats a tall, dark and handsome guy caught my eye as he sat in my row. As people continued to pour into the auditorium for the show, someone announced over the microphone that saving seats was not allowed and that everyone needed to move to the center of the rows. I was really upset, but moved into the center of my row and sat down and muttered, “I promise I have friends.”

The guy now sitting next to me sensed my frustration and said, “What was that?” I explained that my friends had to get wrist bands, and I was supposed to save seats for them. We continued talking and then one of my friends finally showed up and said that we could just go to the later show. I whispered to her that I was talking to and sitting next to a cute guy and would meet up with them after the show.

So, Doug and I continued to talk and had a few connections. He had served a mission in Ukraine and knew Scott Odle, a family friend who also served in Ukraine. I was also shocked to find out that he was born in Omaha, Nebraska while his father attended Creighton for dental school. Most people have not been to Nebraska, and the few that have been to Nebraska usually have just driven through its cornfields. We had fun talking and laughing throughout the show. I remember Doug touching my leg during the show but to this day he claims that I must have imagined it.

After the show I walked off to leave and Doug stopped me and asked for my number. I gave it to him and he went away with Rich, and I went to find my friends. I was very excited that he had been confident enough to ask for my number and hoped that he would call me soon.

So, to sum it up, I ditched my friends to sit by a handsome stranger that is now my husband. It was love at first sight!


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