Monday, April 5, 2010

Party at the Browns!

This weekend Jacob, Molly, and I piled into my Saturn and drove the many miles up highway 89 to get to the Brown's house. Molly was a super good traveler. We got there late Thursday night and I was surprised to see snow. I was still wearing some plaid summer shorts from when I left.

Ever since Matt and Kamilla moved I've been itching to go up there. Jacob had a mission reunion so we used to opportunity to attend and visit the Brown's at the same time. We got to see Beckham, Lincoln, Kollette, and Atreyu and everyone got to see how Molly is growing. I can't believe we all have kids now!

We listened to General Conference with them and celebrated Easter. I noticed that many of the talks were directed to parents, especially mothers. I thought about how grateful I am for my mother who always set an example of gentle love and kindness. I also thought how happy I am to be a mother myself. Having little Molly in my life is a tremendous joy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Brand New Year

2010 is going to be our third year of marriage and I can't wait! It seems each year gets exponentially better. With Molly added into our lives we both couldn't be happier. She keeps us up at night but she also keeps us entertained all day. Who knew a little baby could be so interesting. She is 2 months old now. I am staying at home with her while Jacob works. He is still working at University of Phoenix.

We are both taking classes online and hate them passionately. Math holds no interest for me and Jacob's computer class is almost just as boring. When more interesting classes are on the schedule I'm sure we will have a better attitude.

We recently took a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and to go to a cousin's wedding. We stayed in the Luxor Hotel and got to see Chris Angel's magic show. Mom was kind enough to watch Molly for us.
We also took a trip to Utah and stayed with Ammon and Nicole. They took us to a Mexican food place that served borritos as big as a car. That's what the picture of Jacob is all about. We also got to see all the Kelson family at the big Christmas party. We loved being able to sit down together and reconnect with everyone.

Other then that we have been spending much of our free time with our family and friends. It seems there is always an endless stream of birthdays and gatherings to attend. Just last night my Dad barbecued more meat than all of us could eat.

The new year brings with it hope and a resolve to be better. One of my goals is to keep in touch with family and friends who are not close by. I think of all of you often. You may never know how blessed I feel to have you in my life!