Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our New Home

We closed on our new house yesterday! Yay! It's not the same house I blogged about here but it's ours and it's cute and I love it and I'm so excited to finally be moving in to it!

The house was built in 1928, but was pretty much just gutted and completely redone inside. Four bedrooms, two baths, office, new kitchen, finished basement, large storage room . . . it's going to be great!

The next few weeks (months?) should be interesting as we have lots of unpacking, decorating, fencing, patioing, and tree ripping out to do :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wyatt Family Reunion

Fourth of July weekend was spent camping just outside of Burley, Idaho with my mother's mother's siblings and their families.

My grandparents met and married in Burley, Idaho, and my mother was born there. Two of my grandmother's four brothers still live there (along with some of their children and grandchildren).

I have fond memories of visiting Burley during the summer, going to the Cassia County fair and rodeo, playing on my great uncle Grant's farm, lying in my great-grandmother Wyatt's hammock, picking her raspberries, playing with distant cousins in great uncle Neil's basement, hiking around in the City of Rocks, the yummy smell of coffee at my Great Grandma Miller's, playing on the teeter-totter in the school playground near her house, running through the sprinklers in her backyard . . . . the list goes on.

This year I can add another fond memory to the list: camping!

We had a blast. Paige tasted her first toasted marshmallow, slept in a sleeping bag in a tent for the first time, roasted hot dogs over the fire, gorged herself on watermelon, and played, played, played with her cousins. Upon waking up after our first night there, she announced, "Camping is the ever best!"

We'll have to do it again.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Need a New OB

Sadly, I have to switch obstetricians. Anyone who has talked to me about this pregnancy knows that I LOVE my current OB, but after my 24 week check-up tomorrow, I'll have to make the switch. As much has I hate to admit it, it just doesn't make sense anymore for me to have a doctor whose practice is in St. George, since I now live in Utah County.

So, I know many of you have birthed babies in Utah County. Anybody love their OB so much that they would recommend him/her?

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

A couple of weeks ago, I took Paige to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house in South Jordan, UT. We went on a Monday morning along with my Grandparents, mom, my sister, Amber, and her kids.

It was a great opportunity to show Paige the inside of a temple, since she admires the outsides of them so much, and begin to teach her a little bit about why they are special to me.

She seemed to enjoy it - especially the beautiful "diamonds!" hanging from the ceiling (chandelier).

For more information about this temple and a link to make reservations for a tour, click here.

The open house will run through August 1st.