Monday, January 21, 2013

6 Months Old!

     Adilynne Anne is 6 months old today!  She is getting so big.  Here are a few pictures that I took of her today.  I didn't get as many as I usually do since we were hurrying to get to her doctor check-up and we were busy finishing packing and cleaning the house before the trailer was picked up. 
15 pounds 26 1/2 inches long
The pediatrician kept saying that she is just long and lean.
She was having fun moving the board back and forth.  Something new every month!
Smiling at dad behind the camera.
She balanced long enough to snap this cute picture sitting up all by herself.  Shortly after this she face planted to the side.  She'll figure out how to sit up soon!
Watching dad.
First experience with baby food.  We tried peas tonight.
She seemed to like it.  She would lean towards the spoon and try to grab the spoon if you weren't giving it to her fast enough.  
Playing with cousin Garrett.
Adilynne, Garrett and Cooper.
We sure will miss these guys while we are in Washington.  Thanks for the fun get-together tonight!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On the Move!

     Adilynne has been on the move lately.  About 2 weeks ago she figured out how to roll across the room and pivot on her belly and roll the other way to get where she wants to go.  Her newest trick is scooting/crawling backwards.  She has gotten herself stuck a few times when she backs up underneath something.  But she looks so cute when it happens!
Stuck under the couch.
Stuck under the end table.  She is happy when we come "rescue" her.
     She is getting soooo close to crawling forward.  I bet in the next 2 weeks she has it figured out.  I'm not so sure how I feel about that...I will really have to watch her all the time then.

Grandpa Evans gave Adilynne this dinosaur ball popper for Christmas and she is in love with it.  She gets so excited when she sees it and will roll and work her way over to it to play.  She has figured out how to work it all by herself.  So smart!  (Don't mind the boxes and bags all over the place.  I'm running out of room to store everything we have boxed up to move).
She always wants the toy that is on the floor, not the one on the tray.
Adilynne loves being on dad's shoulders.  They always play this game when dad gets home from work.

Washington Trip

     This post is a little late but I have had issues with Blogger uploading photos lately.  I finally figured it out.      
     The first weekend in January David and I headed to Washington to find a house.  We had a few memorable moments that we wanted to blog about to remember them.  We figured it would be about a 13 hour drive to Monroe so we left Thursday morning at about 7:15.  We planned on driving straight through and getting there about 7:30 their time.  That wasn't meant to be.  Everything was going good, we had been driving for about 9 hours and we had about 4 hours to go when all the warning lights on the dashboard turned on.  We were kind of in the middle of no-where Washington so David hurried and called my dad with my cell phone and I used his phone to google the nearest Auto Zone.  My dad said that could be caused my a number of things and luckily the nearest Auto Zone was only about 5 miles away...We just hoped the car would keep running until we got there.  We made it to Auto Zone in Toppenish, Washington, and one of the employees came out to test the car.  They can't test the alternator while it is still on the engine but he checked the charging system and according to the readings the alternator was going out.  They had a new alternator and David started taking the old one off.
     We were hoping it would be easy to change but that wasn't the case.  In order to get it off David had to take off the radiator...I was the official flash light holder. :)  We were just glad that when they tested the alternator in the store it was bad.  We ended up being in the Auto Zone parking lot for 2 1/2 hours.  We were definitely the minority in this town but everyone was really nice.  When we finally finished getting the car put back together it was about 6:30.  It was frustrating knowing that if we wouldn't have had car issues we would have been about an hour and a half away.  Oh well, at least it wasn't anything too major and that we were able to fix it on our own and be on the road again.  We drove for about an hour to Ellensburg and decided to stop and eat dinner and get a hotel for the evening.
     We left the next morning at about 8:45.  To get to Monroe you have to go over Snoqualmie Pass and it was snowing/raining and really slick for the next hour and a half or so.  The 3 lane highway was down to 2 lanes and moving really slow.  We got stopped for avalanche control but we only had to wait for about 5 minutes till we were moving again.
     We had an appointment at 1:00 to see a house that we found on Craigslist.  We met the wife and we loved the house and are hoping that they will let us rent it.  We found out last Saturday that we got the house!  We are so excited.  The house is super cute and really clean.  Its out in the country and takes about 15 minutes to get into town.  It will be an adjustment for us but we are excited.  
     Friday afternoon we met with a realtor who gave us a few other options but right now there really aren't a lot of options to buy or rent in the Redmond area.  Friday night we talked to the husband that owns the rental house and he wanted to meet us and talk in person so we set up a time Saturday morning.  After we talked to him Saturday it sounded promising and since we didn't have any other houses to look at we decided to head home.  It was 11:45 when we were on the road back home.
     At about 12:30 I told David that I needed to go to the bathroom but that I could wait for a little bit.  We were getting close to the pass again and this time the road was really bad and it was snowing pretty good so I was ok with waiting till we got over the pass and into some better weather.  When we finally got out of the snow David just kept driving past town after town.  I reminded him again that I needed to go to the bathroom and asked him to stop at the next town.  We went another 40 miles, again he kept driving, another 40 miles, still kept driving, by this time I was getting frustrated but it was also funny.  He really wanted to get home!  Finally, 4 hours after I told him the first time that I needed to go to the bathroom, he pulled over.  Here's the funny part...about 5 minutes after we got back in the car I told David, "Just so you know, I'm starting to get hungry so we might need to stop soon."  He just laughed and of course we drove for another 3 hours before he finally pulled off the freeway to get dinner!  Love him!!!  We ended up driving all the way home and got home at 2:30 Sunday morning. 
     Another thing that happened when we were driving over the pass was that the windshield wiper fluid squiter thing on the driver's side froze.  Of course it was the driver's side that stopped working.  David would squirt the wiper fluid for a few minutes so that the passenger side wiper would push some of the wiper fluid over to the driver's side.  As soon as we got out of the pass the drive'rs side started working fine again.  Washington doesn't use salt on the roads like Utah, they use sand instead so this is how clean the car looked by the time we got home.  We need a car wash!
     My parents watched Adilynne for the weekend while we were gone and they said she did great.  She was happy and slept good.  The first day that we were gone she figured out how to roll over from her back to her belly.  By the time we got home 4 days later she was a pro at rolling over.  When we went over Sunday afternoon to pick her up she was playing with her feet and they were so cute I couldn't resist taking a picture.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Goodbye 2012

     2012 was a big year for us.  Here is a little review of what happened to our family in 2012...
  • In January I started my last semester of college.
    • What a crazy and stressful few months that was.  My time was spent studying for boards, taking boards, finding patients for clinic, finding the perfect board patient, stressing out when my board patient tried to cancel on me the morning of my clinical board exam (luckily, with the help of some Spanish translators he showed up on time), and in the end passing all my boards.
    • On April 20, 2012 I graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Dental hygiene.
  • The spring and early summer months were spent preparing for the arrival of our sweet baby girl.  We were blessed with lots of baby gifts from friends and family.
  • July 21, 2012 was the best day of the year! Our sweet Adilynne Anne was born. Our lives have never been the same since and we fall more in love with her each day.
  • In August David started his last semester of college.  Hooray! 
    • August through December David was very busy with working full time, going to school full time, doing homework and projects and spending time with Adilynne.
  • In September I turned 25!  
  • In October David turned 29! 
  • In early December David received a job offer from Terex in Redmond, Washington. 
    • On December 14, he accepted the job, signed the contract and faxed it to Terex.  He had a career before graduation!
  • On December 14, David graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
We can't wait to see what 2013 will bring for us!