Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crazy Summer

Here is a review of our crazy summer:
After saying goodbye to all of our friends as well as to New York and New Jersey in May...

We stuffed our selves in to our Carola and drove across the country (with a stop at our friends Garrett and Mindy's house in Detroit, thanks guys!)...
Garrett has grown another foot since the last time we saw him. I think he has an overactive gland.

We made it to Colorado,
and signed for our new house on post.

The move-in date wasn't until July. But while we were in the Springs, taking care of some business, we had fun checking out the area:
We rode a cog-rail train to the top of Pikes Peak, 14,110 ft up. It was a beautiful, fun, and relaxing way to climb a mountain! It was cold and windy at the top but they had a gift shop (of course) that sold some really deliciously memorable hot chocolate and nutmeg donuts.

Carlee made some friends on the train.
We also visited Garden of the Gods, a place of spectacular rock formations.

Then we drove to Utah and had fun with family and friends.

This is at my Parent's cabin in Scofield, Utah:

This is the Nielsen Family Reunion in Bear Lake. I think we all agree that is was so much fun!

This is at my brother' house. So fun for all of us, but Carlee was afraid of the pool.
All of my siblings, some of the kids, as well as my dad, hiked Little Wild Horse Canyon. So amazing!

Big thanks to my parents for letting Carlee, Dani and I stay with them for the 5 weeks that Matt was gone to COT. We also owe a big thanks to Cory, Kara, Quinn, Dylan, and Trevor for watching Carlee and Dani while I went to Montgomery, Alabama for Matt's COT Graduation. It was HOT and HUMID!

We are now in our new home trying to get settled. The weather is great. The house/garage/yard/washer/dryer/dishwasher are also fabulous.

This summer will be remembered as being full of changes and Fun!

The end.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Danilyn has done a lot of firsts in the few weeks that I have been back from O.T.S. I am glad she waited for me. She Said "Dada" for a day before she forgot how to do it and two days ago she started crawling. What a fun age!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Failing Husband

So today I asked Julee how helpful I was on a scale of 1 to 10. (Earlier today after work, and prior to asking this question, I had helped her hang up a wall decoration, convinced Carlee to use the potty, fed both kids, and cleaned all the dishes). She gave me a 6! A little hurt I asked her what she thought other husbands did, and pointed out that a 60% is a failing grade. Her response: "You do something good, but then you always follow it up with something that cancels it out.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Oh My

Matt has been enjoying the cafeteria food I guess...