Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm Hooked

I'm one of those "obsessive reader" types that cannot put down a good book once I've started. Especially if there is a great plot or soap-opera-like storyline. I have found the ultimate good read: The Old Testament. I can't believe I have never read it all the way through before! Of course, I haven't gotten to some of the tough symbology of Isaiah yet, but there are some awesome stories and serious doctrine...I absolutely love it. Also, Jason got out his Old Testament manual for me to follow along with and I'm learning even more from that. He jokes that I should have gotten into this last year while he was teaching it in seminary so we could have discussed it together. One of my favorite stories is of Joseph being sold into Egypt. He has to be one of the greatest men to ever live on the Earth. I think his story teaches a great lesson in faith and forgiveness. What are your favorite OT stories and why?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Big Boy

Yesterday, Dallin used the big boy potty for the first time! I was so proud of him. Yes, he did have three accidents before he actually went in the toilet, but I don't really care because I have been trying to get him to go for at least 6 months now. So I'll be spending most of my weekend at home, on potty duty. Hooray!

Poor Evie got put in her high chair a lot yesterday while I was trying to help Dallin, but she was a good sport. She kept turning her bib into a cape.

Friday, August 22, 2008


I posted this picture of Evie because she is trying to cut her two front teeth right now and is usually not this happy. So, I am posting it so that I can come and look at it when she is being a little storm cloud, and hopefully it will calm me down. If I'm being totally honest though, this look on her face is the one she makes right before she's gonna bite you.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Alec and Cari Nethercott

What a beautiful, beautiful wedding. Cari and Alec were sealed together on August 1st, Dallin's birthday, in the Sacramento temple. I wish I had remembered my camera and gotten more pictures. Thanks to Rose for these!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

More birthday madness

The very next day, August 3rd, we had all the Nartkers over for dinner to celebrate Erin and Dallin's birthdays. Dallin loves having his cousins over and had a great time. Somehow I got distracted and didn't get any pictures of Erin, how rude of me. The whole weekend was one of the craziest, busiest, hottest, most awesome weekends we've ever had!

August 2nd

My posts are all out of order because I'm trying to get some wedding pictures up, but this is the day after the big wedding at my parents' house. Dallin got some sweet digger toys from his cousins Nathan, Carly and Malena, and he's very excited about them. Carly's birthday was just a few days later so she was opening a present from us too. And then Jason conked out on the couch and Dallin saw him and decided he was a perfect pillow for his own nap. :) Man, I love my boys!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Just the two of us

Okay, I had to grab the camera when I turned the corner and saw this.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Dallin!

Dallin turned 3 on August 1st! Since Cari and Alec's wedding was the same day, we celebrated the night before at Grandma and Grandpa Mixa's house. I made Dallin a digger cake this year, since he is crazy about diggers and construction right now (and also because I have felt guilty for the last 365 days about the store bought Spongebob cake I got last year!). It was so much fun to just relax with our family, celebrate Dallin's special day, and prepare for the big wedding.