Friday, August 7, 2009

Long time, no post!

It's been a long time! And I've been a blog slacker lately, so here is a longer post in 3 parts.


Out with the old...

In with the new!

Yep, it's a mac! Yikes! I have never owned one but they (employees at the bookstore) convinced us. Justin was buying a new computer for law school which meant that I needed one too (see first pic of old computer and it should be obvious...notice the v key and the 3 key are missing! and it's slower than slow and about what, 4 or 5 years old?). Since Justin will have his laptop with him all day, we figured it would be good for me to get one as well so I am "in the know"! I haven't even turned on the new one yet, but I plan on it today or tomorrow and figuring out how to alter my life to a mac. But I'm excited. They say they are better for pictures and doing things of an artsy nature and since I blog and want to get into photoshop, etc. I figured it would be good for me.


Earlier this week I went with my mom and two sisters to Thanksgiving Point's two dollar Tuesday which started Tuesday and was CRAZY!! But it was a lot of fun. We went to the animal petting zoo and also to the children's garden. The kids really enjoyed it. And we did too!

They had this indoor area where it was pretty much a play place for kids. The rectangular wood pieces were all sorts of different seeds and then they had the slots where you would "plant" them. It was a really cute idea and our kids all loved it! It seemed this was maybe the favorite part.

Here we are on a wagon ride. Nat and her boys were there and she was taking the pic.
The Watkins family reunion was last week and we had a lot of fun. It's always at my aunt and uncle's house which they are so gracious to host all of us each year! They have a pool and sport court, so they are the obvious choice for a big family gathering!
Todd and my dad were the best. They had our kids in the pool and hot tub while me and Nat sat and watched in dry clothes! Molly was loving it. She was probably in the pool for a little over 2 hours!

The reunion was indian themed and so all the kids got to make these little headress things with braids and have a parade as is the tradition every year.
So that's what we've been up to! For those curious, my SIL has 2 of the 3 triplets home. Well, they could all be home by now, I haven't heard an update, but it was maybe going to be the end of this week that the last baby could come home. Great news for their now large family!!
And Justin starts orientation in 2 weeks on the 17th! I think he is excited and will really enjoy law school. Oh and Emily and Zack came home from China! They had a great time and we're all glad they are back!


Christine said...

Wow, you have been busy! I will for sure see you next Sunday, cause I will be at Church

Karen said...

YAY a post! It sounds like you have been having some fun!!!

erinmalia said...

plus all those quiet books you've been working on, right?! :)

congrats on the mac. if you decide you don't want it, you can send it to me. but i've heard the same things about it and it's capabilities with pictures and movies. consider me jealous.

Erin Hatch said...

Hi Nicole! Welcome to the Mac world. I don't know anyone yet who has owned one and not liked it. I'm giving mine up next week so that Steve can use it for school...this will be a difficult good-bye for me.

And how exciting to start the law school stuff. I hope it all goes well!

emily said...

great update - summer is a busy time.
busy, but super fun!

molly is an adorable little indian.