Saturday, July 19, 2008

Land of the Blazing Sun

Charlotte lived out her dreams of having someone there to constantly play and read with her last weekend when my parents came to visit. Dad spent a ton of time out in the blazing sun picking up the slack from our amateur lawn efforts - thanks Dad! We also had fun shopping, and eating homemade ice cream and frozen custard. Charlotte and I were sad to see them go. It's a twosome here these days with Helaman working an insane amount of hours - his residency is not considered a "medical" residency and thus is not governed by their 80-hour workweek maximum. However, we did catch a glimpse of him last night and we were able to go out to dinner using a gift card we got in the mail, one of the many "welcome to the city" freebies we've gotten lately, before getting home and him promptly collapsing on the couch.

Speaking of freebies, I have to report the best deal we've gotten in a long time and give kudos to Helaman and his dad for making it happen. A free laser printer! When Helaman was driving the moving truck across the country, at a hotel he checked the internet for deals and saw that Office Depot had an HP LaserJet printer/scanner/copier on sale for $199 with two $100 mail-in rebates. By sheer luck Helaman's dad spotted an Office Depot driving through Knoxville, TN. They had one left and they threw it in the moving truck. We got our rebates last week and the rest is history. There is nothing more frustrating than a crappy printer - it is really nice to have a good one.

Monday, July 14, 2008


1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Thanks for the idea, Emma.

This is me and 3 of my brothers. We would swim countless laps in the Stash N' Splash pool in an effort to get all the gunk into the middle.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Happy 4th

For 4th of July weekend, we had our friends Jared, Mandy and their son Jaden over for steaks on the grill and a juicy watermelon. Charlotte is always shy when she meets new people but warmed up quick when she and Jaden started playing in the pool and they had a blast splashing, throwing stuff and testing the limits of their diapers while we ate.
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