8.28.2011

We Made It!



We made it to Boston!
We are moved into our 585 sq. ft. dorm/apartment, survived the earthquake and hurricane, Mike starts orientation and now we are just waiting for the baby to get here! Boston is so different then Houston. Everything in TX is big! Everything here is small and compacted.

Driving and trying to find my way around has been the hardest thing. I am totally scared to drive anywhere by myself. Our Tahoe is a beast on the road, the drivers are aggressive and rude and parking is horrible. Can I also mention that I CAN NOT parallel park
(embarrassing to admit). Mike attempted to teach me tonight and it didn't go so well. I told him it would probably be cheaper in the long run to pay to park then pay to fix the cars I hit in the next to years. Bless my Heart!!!!
Besides that we are great! The weather is amazing (especially compared to Houston right now) and it is so beautiful.
I have had request to post pictures of our little house. Space is a little tight, but it will work. Our next door neighbors have 4 kids in the same place. It can alway be worse....
Our very favorite thing is a great playground where we live, which is going to be our saving grace for the next two years.

We are excited to start this next chapter of our lives!

The kitchen is actually not horribly small. The only bad thing is the previous tenants did some crazy cooking and I am having a hard time getting the grease and fish oil smells out of the cabinets. Really gross
Family room/ kate's play area
Our couch wouldn't fit in the moving van, which is okay because it would have been too big for the room. We found this love seat at Costco. Both sides recline. Mike is in heaven because I swore I would never have recliner chairs/couch. Now we have 3!

Kate's room
I am not exactly sure where the baby is going to sleep, but we will figure it out.

bathroom, kate has been doing amazingly well going potty in the potty. Hopefully it will last.
(Thanks you Melissa for the shower curtain! Deal of a century)

There are some upsides of living where we are living and this is one of them. All we have to do is walk across the street and we have a beautiful view of the Charles River and great running/biking paths.
This is our backyard an
awesome fenced in park.
Please notice my laundry baskets in my stroller. We don't have a washer and dryer....Still trying to figure out the best way for us to get our laundry done.
First real outing... Park and feeding the ducks
At my last Dr. apt. they did an ultra sound and they did a 3d picture. It is crazy how real looking baby Nixon looks. We are excited for him to get here!


8.14.2011

For the Record....

Funny Things Kate has been doing.... so I don't forget

Kate is in love with anything to do with princesses. She has my mom pretend she is the wicked witch and gives her an apple. Then Kate pretends she dies until someone will give her, "A true loves kiss." Then she will wake up.

In the pool one day Kate's eyes were hurting and she said, " mom my eyes hurt, I need band aids on my eyes."


8.13.2011

family Pictures

Before my little brother left on his mission we took a few family pictures nothing special but they will work.


We also took a bunch of pictures of Kate













8.09.2011

Utah Summer


We have been in Utah for the last six weeks and have been having so much fun! Mike was here for half the time before he left for Malaysia with his Dad. It was so much fun having him here. We tried to pack in as much fun things as we could possibly do before he left and my youngest brother Nathan leaves on his mission. I think we did a pretty good job!

We have been playing with cousins, friends going on bike rides and swimming a lot. Seriously, there is nothing better then a Utah summer night. It is heavenly!
The above picture is Kate with some of her cousins eating dinner.




We went to the SLC Children's Museum, it was so much fun!

Thanksgiving Point farm

Kate was so funny, she would make the sound of a rooster and then put her hand over her mouth and fake giggle.

My sister La, cousin Mckinley and Kate

We stayed up in Deer Valley for a week at my parents condo. While we were there we went on the new Alpine Slide called the coaster, it is like a roller coaster it is a little safer then the old alpine slide because it can't fall off the tracks. Kate loved it! Mike, went on a few hard core mountain biking trails.


For family night one night we took 3 tandem bikes, hooked the burley up to one of them, and rode up the canyon to make s'mores. It was kate's first bonfire.






Boating at Utah Lake with the family



Happy birthday Nathan and Megan! Cheesecake Factory, yum!

Shops at Riverwoods has a fun little splash park.

My brother Cameron has been in Washington D.C. all summer and he came home for Nathan's farewell. We had so much fun hanging with him.




Indoor Surf!



Fireworks with cousins, they were a little loud for Kate
the fam

whew, did we pack it in or what?
I think Kate is going to be a little deprived of attention in a few days.
While we have been in Utah playing for the last few weeks Mike went to Malaysia with his dad, flew to Texas, closed up everything thing with work and our town home. Met my parents in Houston,who drove out to Texas with my brother and his wife. Some how packed everything in our 6x12 trailer, packed up everything else that wouldn't fit in our 585 sq. ft. apartment in a trailer for my parents to take back to Utah. We owe my parents BIG TIME!!!
Then Mike drove out to Boston with his dad and is in the process of unpacking everything. Kate and I fly out to Boston on Tuesday. Hopefully we can get a little settled in before this baby comes. (Less then 4 weeks to go!)
Can I just say Mike is seriously the best. I am so grateful that Kate and I didn't have to drive 25 hours to Boston. I really didn't want to have a baby somewhere in Alabama.
I am excited for the next stage of our lives... Let the adventure begin!