Thursday, June 26, 2008

Welcome Home Trent and Baby Progress

This past weekend we were lucky enough to have Trent, Melissa's brother, come down and visit. He's been serving in Germany since before we met so I was excited to meet him and it was fun to have a few days together. Below is a picture of the three of us at our apartment.

In addition, we have more baby updates. We had an appointment yesterday and found out our baby weighs around 4 lbs and is in the 85th percentile meaning it is ahead of schedule. The doctor said it looked more like August 20th than September 9th but we'll see how things progress. Below is a picture of Melissa this week--she sure is a trooper!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I Don't Know If I Can Handle This Travesty!!!

For those of you who know me well, you know that I am very fond of ice cream. It isn't the most healthy item in the world but it tastes great, is refreshing, and makes any bad day better. I try not to get riled up easily, I really do. Gas prices go up, oh well--deal with it. Milk gets more expensive, I can get over it. Energy prices go through the roof, bummer but life goes on. Even ice cream getting more expensive, I can handle that. But since arriving in Tucson, I have discovered that not only has ice cream gotten more expensive, but they are shrinking the size of the ice cream containers and this crosses the line. Almost every ice cream here is either 1.5 or 1.75 quarts, with only a very rare couple brands that still are true 1/2 gallon (2 quart) containers. I'm not sure if this is just a Tucson thing (as people here are very health-conscious) but the idea of getting less ice cream is hard for me to handle--you can't get too much of a good thing (and ice cream is a GREAT thing!!!). Anyways, Melissa thought I should share my feelings with the world so I did and I'm sorry you had to read this. :) I will get over this (hopefully), but am still astounded by this latest crisis.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Our new home in Arizona!!!

We are starting to get settled here in our new home and thought we'd throw up a few pictures of our new home.

First we'll show our kitchen (with the washer and dryer at the end). We love it (our first kitchen with countertop!).
Next is our bedroom....

And the closet and bathroom off our bedroom.... (similar to the closet and bathroom off the 2nd bedroom).
Part of the living room is being used as a study...

And from the study you can see the living room (with the dining area/kitchen at the end)...
Next, we have our most exciting room, the BABY room!!!! We are so excited for our baby to come in the next few months and are trying to prepare as much as possible!

The other side of the baby's room is currently used as Melissa's music/sewing/scrapbooking area...

And that is our new home (we haven't taken a picture of the outside---sorry!). You walk in and the study area is immediately to your left. You see the main room with the kitchen area beyond. Our bedroom, closet, and bathroom are to the right of the main room and the baby's room, closet, and bathroom are off to the left of the main room. If my description of the floor plan is unclear, I apologize! Again, we love our new place and really enjoy Arizona!!