Sunday, February 17, 2008

My week in a nutshell

I'm here at the office again trying to think of what to write about. It has been a good week...nothing too exciting. Aaron started court this week, we finally got ourselves signed up at a gym, and we celebrated Valentine's Day by going out to eat with Elsie (who, by the way, is getting harder to take out).

We did get to go down to Tri-Cities on Friday to hang out with Jared and Lindsay and their kids. We went out to eat at a nummy Mexican restaurant and then played a little Nintendo Wii. Oh, side note! I was reminded once again while playing the Nintendo of how Jared used to charge us to play his Nintendo back when we were kids, and I was actually dumb enough to pay him. It was ridiculous. Apparently Angie just snuck it when Jared wasn't home, but not me! What a mean older brother...but smart! Anyway, the Wii is really fun and we had a good time playing with Carson. After the kids went to bed we played Ticket to Ride. Around 11:00 p.m. Elsie decided that she was done sleeping and woke up crying. It took us about 2 hours to get her to fall back asleep. She wouldn't sleep in the pack-n-play, so we finally put her in bed with us. Oh, it was a miserable night. She had a cough and Aaron and I were so uncomfortable. The worst part about it was that I had made a picture appointment for her on Saturday morning. I was so worried that she was going to be grouchy...and she was! We went to the mall to get the pictures and she wasn't having it. They suggested we give it a try a little later in the day, so we walked around and ate some lunch. Then she was better and we ended up getting some cute pictures. We did a little shopping...mostly for Elsie...and headed back to ML.

Oh, and Elsie has two molars coming in right now also. Poor baby!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wow, I know it has been forever since I've blogged. My life is not the same without internet at home. We have a phone with internet access that we can use for some things, but it's not very efficient for blogging. Anyway, I finally made it in to my uncle's office to use his internet.

Aaron, Elsie, and I have had a nice couple weeks together while we've been getting settled. We got his office set up at my mom's house and put a bunch of files together for the cases he's been assigned so far. He actually has his first court stuff next week. But, in the meantime, we've just been having fun. We've been addicted to Ticket to Ride...and played it just about every afternoon with my Grandma. I must say that I am the ultimate champion at the game...I'm unstoppable.

This last weekend we went to Pasco for Chloe's blessing. My dad was in town for it, and Mitch also flew in from NY for the week. We've been having fun visiting with him and eating a bunch of crappy food. Elsie still hasn't decided if she likes having Mitch around. Sometimes she looks at him and gets all sad, and then other times she's smiley and happy. I think she has issues with men!
Wrigley and Murphy have been playing together all the time. They run around outside and through the fields around the house. I'm glad they both have someone to play with.One of Elsie's favorite things to do at my mom's house is to stand up on the couches and look out her front windows. It's the only time that she actually tries to stand. She could do it all day long! By the way, can you see the sweet mullet Elsie has...when I get it curly it's actually pretty cute.One day Aaron was out shoveling snow and was making Elsie laugh so hard by dancing across the window. I caught the tale end of her laughing, and if you look really hard you can see Aaron's sweet dancing skills.
Elsie has this cute little cell phone that lights up and makes sounds when you push buttons and open it. She has been loving it! She has even learned to put it up to her ears like she's talking. Just a couple cute pictures from today. She has discovered her tongue lately and is always doing funny things with it.

All in all, we are doing well here. It is finally warming up, so we are happy about that. Reality will probably set in a little bit next week for me when Aaron has to actually work and go to court. I guess I'll have to make some friends!