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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Moving and the day after

This is moving day. All the men standing around are the helpers from church. In all we had 14 people loading the truck. It took 2 hours from the minute the truck arrived to the minute we locked the door. That is pretty good for a house. Here below is all we stuffed into our minivan for the trip. It took us 15 hours to get from one place to the next. 12 hours of actual driving and 3 hours of shopping and eating and bathroom breaks. It all went very smooth and the kids rode wonderfully. It was a blessing to have a DVD player in the van to keep them entertained for a couple hours of the trip.
When we arrrived at 12:30 am we found a note on the counter top. It was from the sellers welcoming us to the new house and letting us know that they knew we would be getting in late and thought we wouldn't want to deal with getting bedding out so they bought us an air mattress and sleeping bags and set them up for us to sleep on that night. They also bought us a gallon of milk and cereal with bowls and spoons so we would have something to eat in the morning. Where else in the world would you find that kind of hospitality?
In our back yard we have a short hill that is perfect for sledding. After we got all the winter clothes from Grandma Jo we put them on and headed out into the great white. Cosette LOVED the sledding and Isaac loved to watch. He didn't like the cold so he didn't want to sled much but Cosette and Daddy sure had a blast for a while.
Here is Isaac doing what he enjoys doing most...watching while being held. It was 15 degrees outside but still a blast. Emma stayed inside with Ethan and took pictures from the house.

Cosette and Ethan are taking a nap together. A moment of quiet Mom loves.

Isaac and his buddy Logan are playing at the ward Christmas party.

Who's that sitting on Santa's lap...Brian and Rob. Poor Santa.


Cosette, Isaac, and Ethan with their Great-Great Grandmother Vera Sewell.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

We are out

It was a good day for moving. We started at 10 am this morning and had 14 people there to help us load the truck. It took 2 hours to load and an additional hour to cleanup and we were out. We spent the second half of the day visiting with friends and family. We will really miss those who have touched our lives in Fontana. Our great friend and brother Ed Young has asked for several pictures of the new house, so when we get there and get settled we will post TONS of pictures.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

WOW

We realize we have not posted in a long time, however we have been packing an getting ready for the BIG move. Rob has been working at CSUSB and Sorenson which leaves Emma to do alot of packing with three crazy kids running around. Rob spends all his extra time packing as well. Fortunatly, we started ahead of time so we will be done in plenty of time for the movers (church members) and the truck to get here. In the last few weeks we have seen Santa a few times and Cosette is at that age where she get really excited every time. It is so fun watching her just believe and have so much fun doing so. She bring a smile to our grumpy faces with her innocents. Isaac on the other hand has no idea but loves the gifts and Ethan is just Ethan for now. We have more pictures to post after the move so just be patient. It will be just a few more days.

Kid Wisdom

  • 6.9.15 (Sitting in Emma's office writing a string of abc's) Mom: You have to put a tail on the "u". S: You doesn't have a tail, Reesy has a tail.
  • 6.8.15 Isaac: You know, the grass-watering hose thing? Ethan: You mean sprinkler? Isaac: Yes, the sprinkler.
  • 4.1.15 S: I not sleepy {yawn}. Emma: You just yawned. S: What's "yawn" mean? Emma: That you're sleepy. S: I not sleepy!