Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away....PLEASE!!!

These boys are sick of being inside.

Just Playing

This is Carson's new favorite game. Here's the game, in case you're interested.
First, start in the corner of the room.
Run as fast as you can, even if this causes a few tumbles.
You win when you reach ME!!!
Getting started...
Running super fast...

Getting closer...


And we have our WINNER!!!!!
Of course, Cade wanted in on the fun too.

Who knew this could be so fun!!!

P.S. Please be reassured that I am not color blind. They started the day with shirts and pants that actually matched...this is what they ended up in after their 2nd change of clothes. You know how things go!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Birthday Week!!!

Apparently, to become an in-law in my family, your birthday must be in March. And not only in the month of March, but during a certain week in March. That's right, all the in-laws in my family have a birthday within the same week.

Wynn kicked off the birthday week last Saturday. They celebrated in Salt Lake.

Natalie's day was yesterday. They celebrated in Chicago.

Shane's day is TODAY! We will be celebrating in Boise. Hopefully we'll have a fun birthday weekend despite Shane feeling a little under-the-weather.
It's a bummer we aren't all together to have a huge birthday party.
So, for any potential future in-laws our first question, and by far the most important, will probably be, "When's your birthday?"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Getting Outside

We took the boys out to our backyard on Sunday to let them run around a bit. Cade was the only one who did any running. Carson gets all nervous in the grass. I don't think he's a fan of the texture and I don't blame the boy. Right now it's dry and prickly. He sat in one spot and never moved, which is so unlike him. He is always busy, busy so it was pretty funny to watch. Cade was all over the place. He had to touch everything in sight. It is so fun to watch them discover new things. Here are some pictures.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cuttin' Some Hairs

The boys got their first haircut. They still don't have all that much but there were those long, stringy baby hairs growing over their ears & neck that just had to go. I had my sister Lauren to help me out. This is something that I absolutely dread doing on a regular basis, but I'm not about to pay for it to have it done every month either. I better get used to it.

Flesh wound? You better believe it!

Watchin' Baby Einstein. That's the only way I could make it work.

Can this really be comfortable?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Watch Out M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I!!!

These two are goin' on a mission!!! Shane's dad has recently been called to serve as the Mission President of the Jackson, Mississippi Mission. Annette will serve as his companion. They leave at the end of June and will serve for 3 years.

We have bittersweet feelings about their new adventure. We are thrilled about this awesome opportunity but we also can't help but to feel mournful about the long miles that will separate us. They have been very involved grandparents and it will be hard to have them so far away. We take for granted having them so close & we depend on them way too much. We will definitely have some withdrawal issues, but we'll get over it! The great news is...we can go visit!

We love you and are so excited about the new adventures that await you in Mississippi. You will do SUCH a great job. You are such wonderful parents and the BEST In-Laws a girl could ask for...really, the BEST!!! We are blessed to have you in our lives and are better people because of your endless love and support.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hitchin' A Ride

This is what siblings are for, right? Cade pushed Carson around in circles on Lightning McQueen...for quite a long time. It was hilarious. Unfortunately for Cade, Carson never returned the favor.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

First Day

As some of you already know, Shane recently got a new job. Today is his first day with The Amalgamated Sugar Company. Here's the story.

Shane was fortunate enough to get hired on with a great public accounting firm, EideBailly, after he graduated. He's worked as an external auditor and has learned so much from his experience. He had great Seniors, Managers & Partners who trained him well and gave him great experience.

Amalgamated Sugar is a client of EideBailly. Shane has been on their audit for the past three years or so and has always thought highly of the company. He's been impressed with the people from day one and has always thought they would be a great company to work for. He made some contacts there a few months ago, asking about potential job openings. He was told they wouldn't be hiring until the summer or fall months.

About a month after he first talked with Amalgamated Sugar, he ended up contacting their HR department with some questions relating to their audit and asked again about any job openings. To his surprise, he was told that they were actually holding interviews for a position that had just opened up. They had completed first-round interviews and were just starting second interviews. She told him to send her a resume ASAP. He sent it over that morning, had an interview that afternoon, & a job offer two days later.

He was hired as an Assistant Account Manager (or as Shane likes to call it Assistant TO the Account Manager!) for their Nampa office. His job will change quite a bit compared to his work with EideBailly and we think it will be a great fit for him.

We feel so blessed with the recent changes in Shane's career. Not only was he offered a great job during this time of economic struggle, but it just happened to be with a company that he's had his eye on for years. We definitely don't feel that it was mere coincidence that Shane called the HR department that day. Timing is everything. We know that there are many who are losing their jobs and those that continue what seems to be an endless job hunt. We are grateful for Shane's job at EideBailly and recognize the Lord's hand in our lives as Shane has made this transition.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Stocking #2 = DONE!!!

Isn't he CUTE??? I think so! Carson's is next.
(Interesting sidenote: Did you know that these finished stockings go for $100 on Ebay? Who knew?!?)