Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Jake and I went to New Mexico for a very short weekend to visit my sister Vanessa and her family, Stephan, Grant, and Zoe.
Here's Zoe trying to say "Seesa", that's my nickname for my niece and nephews on my side of the family. It's hard to say Alisa when they're so young.
Jake with Grant and Zoe after church (Jake already changed clothes)
Alisa with Grant and Zoe (I love their smiles)
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Yuck!!! We found some termite tunnels on the outside of our house so we wanted to check and see if they did anything on the other side which is our garage. I decided to make this day an "organizing/cleaning/go through the boxes/get rid of anything we don't really need in the garage" day. I did pretty good. I actually got rid of maybe 10 boxes and some of the things inside it. I was feeling pretty good, but then when I pulled a row of boxes away from the wall I saw more termite tunnels. The funny thing (well, not funny but weird) is that they only made the tunnels on the lower concrete part of the wall. They didn't even go up to the wood baseboard or the drywall part. I never saw any of the holes either that they usually make. The other weird thing is that we had a picture in a frame behind the boxes as well and the little buggers made tracks on the picture and actually ate holes through the cardboard back. They give me the creeps!! So now we have to call the termite guy again. Thank goodness we're under warranty for like 5 years. Here's some pics of their tunnels in our garage.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Well, Jake and I decided we should try this blogging thing after the great examples of my sister Crystal and my sister-in-law Kerstin. We'll do our best to keep updated and I'm sure that once we change our family from a duo to a trio we'll update and have a lot more pictures. I'm quite excited!! I sure hope and pray that we don't have to wait long to adopt a baby! We've been wanting a little one in our family for many years now.
Well, I'm going to copy this little tid bit from my sister:
4 JOBS I HAVE HAD:
2-Data Entry for NAU Alumni Office
3-3rd Grade Teacher at Ben Franklin Charter for 6 years
4-2nd Grade Teacher at Ben Franklin Charter for my 4th year now (current job)
MOVIES I COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER:
3-Just Like Heaven
4- The Parent Trap (the one with Hayley Mills)
MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS: (good grief, I'm a TV junkie)
1-CSI (Las Vegas only)
3-Law and Order SVU
1-Reading, when I have time (mostly during my summer break, or book on CD while I'm driving to work)
4-Playing any kind of game
PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
1-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
4-Queen Creek, Arizona
PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
1-Somewhere near Idaho Falls, Idaho
3-on a cruise
SITES I CHECK DAILY:
1-Blogs of family and friends
4-my teacher website for parents