Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I've been terrible at updating this lately. I guess I am still trying to get into a routine. We have been here 3 weeks. We are finally all unpacked and settled. It feels great to be unpacked. I'll take pictures whenever I can seem to keep the house clean.


Taylor is enjoying his job more. He is now able to enroll for all programs instead of just Associates. He can also enroll students for online classes as well as ground which are taken on campus classes. He is working long days and even Saturdays. He is working hard for us and we appreciate it very much.
I am doing well. I am 35 weeks pregnant with 5 weeks to go. Can you believe that? I can't! I got to meet my doctor for the first time and she is wonderful and the hospital is less then 5 miles. That's pretty much it for me.
Ashton is doing really well. All minus 1 little illness and I will spare you the details, but the doctor told me to stop giving him milk because it was irritating his tummy. She said I could put him on soy milk or lactose free so I did that. Still no change so I took him off milk completely. No milk meant no bottle. For those of you who have seen Ashton you know that he loves his milk and loves his bottle. This started Wednesday and today marks the 3rd day. I am happy to say my son has been weaned from the bottle before 15 months of age. Yay!!! Now I am working on getting him to just 1 nap. I know he is in transition and some days he takes 1 and some days he takes 2 so from here on out it is only 1 nap at noon and bedtime at 8pm. Wish me luck I can stick with it.
We are enjoying Colorado and our new house. The weather is nice although I know you guys will think I am crazy and don't know what I am talking about, but it gets hot. Now let me explain. When it gets to about the high 80's or low 90's outside it also gets that inside. Our house doesn't have a/c or a swamp cooler or even ceiling fans. Do any of you keep your house set at about 88 degrees or higher? In the afternoon I am miserable and sweaty. Don't forget my built in incubator that warms me up even more.
We also love living in town. I was able to go 3 weeks on 1 tank of gas in our trailblazer. Everything is just around the corner and for those of you who are familiar with our old town of Maricopa, nothing was around the corner. Not true, but very little was in town.
We love the water here. We can drink from the tap. Our dishes aren't spotted when the come out of the dishwasher and my hair is softer from the shower. Even Bella's hair was softer after her bath.
The view is great as well. I'll take pictures later when it is light out. We have a great view of the mountains and there are tall trees everywhere. Sure palm trees are tall, but these trees are tall and full of leaves. We are excited to see the season FALL and the changing color of leaves.


The Picketts said...

I'm still terribly jealous that you are in Colorado and i'm stuck in ARIZONA!!! We sure miss you though, but are glad things are going well for you! Cute pictures of Ashton though! Can't wait to see your new little one when she arrives!

Chrystalee said...

Seasons!!!! Not fair, I want them too. : )

Sariah004 said...

Thanks for the update! It sounds really nice where you live. And YAY for Ashton! No bottles is nice. Josh just started holding his bottle!