Friday, November 6, 2009

We Are Alive, I Promise!

So, I do realize that it has been 5 months since my last update. I know, I am a total slacker. I am going to recommit to blogging, and try to do better! So where did I leave off the last time...Oh, summer. We had a fabulous summer. We went to the Keith Urban concert in June, which was in Des Moines, IA. What a fun place. We really liked that city. We were able to meet up with our friends Devin and Shalise Kearns who are attending medical school up there too. We went to dinner, and they showed us around Devin's school. It was so much fun seeing them!

July we had a fantastic time with friends for the 4th. Colt went a little crazy with the fireworks. I think he and his friend Jason went to the firework stands (which there were probably 15 stores/stands in this small town) like 4-5 times. All of the fireworks were aerial, so they had to come up with a way to launch a bunch of them. Colt created a little launching bucket! It was fantastic...he was like a child again! We also went home in July! What a fabulous time! We went golfing, swimming, boating, shopping, etc... It was sooo good to see family and friends. We stayed up late, and played hard all day long.

August brought us back to school. Colt dove in hard, and did very well in all of his classes.
As for me, I discovered Twilight, and the rest of the books. I have to admit I was very reluctant to start the books. I really didn't think I would like them...well needless to say a little over 2 weeks after starting Twilight, I had finished all 4 books of the Saga. I am officially a Twilight fan!!

September we were able to have Colt's sister Diana come out to visit us. We had so much fun with her here. We played the first weekend in Kansas City. We discovered the Plaza shopping area! That was so much fun!! The following weekend we were able to go up to Chicago with her. Chicago was a blast!! I love that city! Diana had a friend who showed us around the first day. I think we probably walked well over 10 miles (Not a good idea to wear flip flops you haven't worn in a couple months...I had horrible blisters at the end of the day!) We walked up and down Mag Mile, Navy Pier, around Millennium park (took pictures with the bean), then walked up to Willis Tower (formerly Sears tower). Then to finish the first day off we had pizza at Due! It was such a fun day!! I absolutely loved every minute of the city. All the people, so much entertainment, fabulous shopping, and fantastic food!

The weekend after Chicago, Colt and I went back down to Kansas City to see Mamma Mia at the Starlight Theater. I had a blast!! Colt was a good sport! It was so much fun to see the Broadway production of Mamma Mia! I love the songs, and you can't help but just smile and sing along!! (Like I said, Colt was a good sport!!)

That now brings us to the rest of September and October: school and work! That pretty much sums it up! Actually In the end of September Colt and I were able to make it out to Nauvoo for a temple trip together. It was a lot of fun. I really love Nauvoo. There is such a special spirit there. It is also a beautiful time of year there. It is so beautiful to see all the leaves changing right there on the river. We had stake conference out there as well. It has been so fun being in the Nauvoo Stake, we love it!

We have now caught up the last 5 months. I will try to be more diligent with my postings, and try to keep up to date with things.

Coming of our summer adventures!


Bryce and Miranda said...

So glad to hear that you are doing great. We know how the school and work thing goes and how much fun it is to have visitors! Oh the joys of med/dental school.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you updated! Even though I pretty much knew all of that it's still fun to read about :) I hope you had a great birthday

Natalie and Joe Joe said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog and I'm glad that you have recently updated it. I think you should probably change your "Thanksgiving" background soon too!