We went to Yellowstone this weekend as hinted at in my previous entry. It was actually really fun even though we had to leave early because our tent was leaking ridiculously. Oh, and it rained almost the entire first night! We had a lovely stay in a cabin in the middle of stinkin nowhere in Ashton Idaho with Brian's brother-in-law Morgan. I'll do a whole detailed thing on Yellowstone when I am ready to upload pictures though.
My Mom and Dad gifted us my brother's Honda Civic, and it arrived today in great condition though very dirty, but we at least know exactly why because we drove the same roads that Morgan was driving in Idaho. Oh, Morgan drove it across country for us. He kept thanking me for letting him use it, but goodness we had no idea how we would have gotten it otherwise!We are so excited to have a second car! Plus Naomi is in awe that it is blue!
Brian is really, really loving his job! He loves the atmosphere, and the company is just really great to its employees. He is getting up every morning at 5:00am to get there at 6:30. He leaves our house at 6am. And he's actually doing it. Brian was the type that 8am classes were way too early and 9am was pushing it! He has two online courses to finish up in the next two weeks I think. He did like 4 assignments yesterday, so I'm hoping he is on track for that.
I am in the process of planning Gwen's second birthday party!!! I'm super excited for it! I am trying to figure out who to invite as we are in this new place we don't know too many locals. I may just do long time friends and Utah available relatives. I read a blog about creative parties, and I cannot wait to submit my party to their website! Today I am making a Happy Birthday banner in the themed colors of lemon, lime and orange. I was planning on doing it outside, but I may switch my venue for ease of decorating and do it indoors at our new luxurious apartment.
We took the girls swimming in our clubhouse pool finally. It has been quite chilly and rainy here and it is finally starting to warm up. Naomi loved it even though her entire body was shaking the whole time. She needed her goggles on (which are now already broken so no more goggles for her next time) and she really believes she can swim even though she can't even move herself across the pool while in her floaty. I'm working on getting her to relax her head back into the water, but she is really afraid of water in her eyes so it is hard to convince her. Gwen is already able to kick her feet pretty well and is close to relaxing her head back for floating. Naomi luckily can touch the bottom in half of the pool so she gets to walk around on her own sometimes.
We opted out of getting cable in our new apartment. So no TV for us! Its nice! We have the antenna thing with the Digital converter box but we get 1 maybe 2 channels, sometimes. So once in awhile the girls get to see PBS Kids. Brian and I just watch stuff in bed on Hulu or Netflix.
Having a washer/dryer has changed my life entirely. I used to loathe laundry. I think I've done about 1000 loads since we've moved in! Brian is a bit taken back by how often he has all of his clothes available to him. I'm having trouble even waiting for an entire load to be ready. Its lovely!
The girls love the patio and garage because I can just open a door and they have a place to play so I can still be accomplishing stuff indoors.
Ok that is probably enough bored rambling for the day. More to come!