Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Some exciting news in our family...I got a job as a full time Registered Dietitian! Yay! It is at South Davis Community Hospital in Bountiful. Not to bore you with the details, but basically I will be in charge of making a nutrition care plan for each patient, which ranges from pediatric to geriatric.

Also, Kelly likes his new squadron. He has better hours (so far), which we were not expecting. He also gets to research current intelligence and present it to pilots, which has always been the favorite part of his job.

The two of us are adjusting to me working. Kelly has been very helpful with the housework, landry, dishes, etc, since I am no longer home all day. Tomorrow we take our first dive together since I started taking scuba. It is at the Crater in Heber City. I am a little nervous, but I need to do this to become certified. I am glad Kelly is coming.

In other news, two weekends ago we went to Huntington State Park and Price,UT for a Wood Family Reunion. The Lake reminded me of Caballo and I felt nostalgic. We had a blast. All of Kelly's brothers and families were there. They came from CA, South Africa, New Mexico, UT, and Boston. Below are some pix.
The Family. Too bad greycoat isn't in the picture. :)

Eating lunch at Huntington State park

Ginny and Lucy. Ginny caught a crawfish and was showing it off when Lucy picked up a rock to show off too.

The storm coming in. A lot of what we brought flew off the tables while we were racing to get out of the water.

It was a hot day, so the water felt GREAT.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time"

This is a video Cassi and I liked. Although we're not having an especially hard time right now, it's a good reminder that many people are, and a good kick in the butt to get us to help them.

Stupid cuts off the right side, but I think it still gets the message across. Anyone know how to make the blog wider?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Born the on the 4th of July

Happy 4th Of July!

Kelly and I made a list of why we love America:
(feel free to add your own favorites)

1. We call Crepes "really thin pancakes" just to tick off the French
2. Public trash cans
3. Activities such as demolition derbies, rodeos, and state fairs which come with very interesting people and fattening foods such as fried oreos
4. Free refills and drinks that come with LOTS of ice
5. Sasha Cohen, Shannon Miller, Kim Zmeskal (that's for you, Carrie), Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle Kwan, Carly Patterson, etc.
6. The best dang ice cream
7. Free public toilets (Kelly says "good toilets")
8. George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, all of the founding fathers, Abe Lincoln, Susan B Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Ronald Regan, FDR
9. The Prophet Joseph Smith; freedom of religion
10. The Rockies
11. Iowa corn
12. New Mexican chilie
13. Monsoons
14. California oranges
15. Hawaiian pineapple
16. Everyone else has silly accents
17. We invented the internets
18. Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Frank Lloyd Wright
19. F-16, 15, B-52
20. Country music
21. Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, White Sands, California beaches
22. And-We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"They Say It's Your Birthday!

You're gonna have a good time..."
Happy 27th Year of Life, Kelly!
Some things Kelly accomplished last year:
First year of marriage
First deployment to Afghanistan
First cat-greycoat
First time back to visit his mission in Germany
I don't know how those turned into "firsts"

I am sure there are more, but that gives you an idea. Kelly renewed his altitude training course recently, so next week he will probably fly in a jet! That will be his first time in a while. He also moves to a fighter squadron soon, hopefully next week. We are careful not to rely too much on Air Force plans. :)

Today, Kelly may receive his first gun. I am a little nervous about the prospect. This is why we have been talking about it for a few months. It is rare for us to do things spontaneously, especially not a gun purchase. But hey, what is the point of being in the military if you can't have a gun of your own?

Our cat brought a dead mouse to the door yesterday, which is a sign of love and that she is trying to impress us. I guess she knew it was his birthday. It was too gross to take a picture, but you get the idea. I am grateful that Kelly is here and that we are married in the temple forever. I am grateful he has the priesthood. And, I am grateful we can both have nerdy interests (Harry Potter, WWII, Axis and Allies, Rockband, cats/animals, etc.). So, Happy Birthday Kelly!