Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy B-Day Brooke!

Since both Dereck and I had to work on Brooke's birthday, we decided to wait until the weekend to do any kind of presents, cake, and partying. So on Sunday, we went to Thousand Springs and did a bbq on the river and went swimming. We all had a lot of fun and Brooke enjoyed her birthday party and her own cake even more.

My Baby Turned 1!!!

On Wednesday, my baby girl turned 1! I can't believe how fast this past year has gone by.....

These were pictures that were taken in the hospital when Brooke was born.....

It is amazing how fast kids grow up! It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital. Brooke Lynn has gone from a cute little newborn that I couldn't keep my eyes off of to a walking, babbling hellion that I can't seem to keep up with. I can't wait to see what is to come in the next year for her and for many years to come.....

Friday, August 7, 2009

Our New House!

For anyone that doesn't know......we moved away from Pocatello a few weeks ago and have made our new home in Jerome. It is really ironic that this is where I started out in Idaho and now after so many years, I have come back. It was not really planned this way but I am working in Twin Falls and Dereck is working in Gooding so Jerome just happens to be about right in the middle. We are now getting settled in and I finally got around to taking some pictures of our new home. So here you go.....

We are renting the house while we are waiting for everything to finish going through and close. And just to top everything off, we got a great deal on the house and it is in a great neighborhood. We still have a lot of work to get done in the back yard (I used to call it my little "weed patch" but Dereck chopped down the weeds) but it will all be worth it. So to make a long story short.....we love our new house and we wouldn't trade it for anything different.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Shoshone Falls

A few weeks ago, we made a trip to Twin Falls with the kids to search for a place to live and while we were there we decided to take a quick detour to Shoshone Falls and Dierkes Lake.

Life Has Been Crazy Lately!

I know it has been a long time since I have blogged but we have been BUSY! So much has happened since I last blogged and things are finally starting to feel a little more routine so I felt it was time to put up some new pictures and let everyone know what we have been doing for the last month. I now have a job at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center and have been working for about a month now on the Women and Children's floor. Despite having to drive back and forth from Rupert to Twin Falls for the first two weeks or so, I have really liked my job so far. Dereck quit his job with Simplot to take a position with Glanbia Milk in Gooding which meant that we could finally find a place to live in the Twin Falls area. So to make a long story short......we found a house we loved in Jerome, placed an offer on it, had the offer accepted by the sellers, and are now renting it while we are finishing up the buying process. So between starting new jobs, working, moving, and trying to spend as much time together as family, our life has been crazy but we love how everything has come together.