Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ITS A...


Here is a shot from my top window of our car and the houses across the street. You can see our "little" one way street which is the norm here.

It may not look like much- well actually its only about 3 inches, but to locals here this is insane weather. So insane- that Brents classes were cancelled!! Hurray for us!!! Aubrie is pretty excited to have her Daddy home all day. The scary thing is that now it is raining and turning everything into ice- so really I wouldn't want to be driving in this. The ice gets really thick here and forms like inch thick sheets on the streets- that is rough to drive in. The fact that schools are closed here is kind of silly to us who just came from about 30 inches of snow in Utah during December- but we are not complaining!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Night Out On Walnut

Friday night Brent and I finally got to go on a date here in Philly! We had such a great time. We actually found a parking meter (about 9 blocks away) and walked to Walnut Street in Center City. For dinner we went to this cute little pizza place named Pietros (thanks Carrie for the suggestion). It was so great to walk around on this busy street. I got to go into H & M , got a quick picture of the HOLT cigar shop (that one is for you Dad), and we stopped in front of Tiffanys (the picture didn't turn out- but it was for you Michelle). Our last stop was for dessert at The Naked Chocolate Cafe. It was unbelievably good. Brent felt bad for making me walk all that way in heels (come on fashion is pain sometimes -right?!) anyway being the sweet guy he is he went and got the car for me so I didn't have to walk back. I admit I was a little nervous sitting in this cafe by myself at night luckily it was VERY crowded. We had a such a great time and I am thrilled about finally getting to go out and explore this exciting and huge city we are living in!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm Sick Of...

Sorry this is a negative one, (I'm trying to get over an ear infection).Tonight I just wanted to vent a little.
I'm sick of people asking me when I am going to have another kid...
I'm sick of Aubrie asking me if I have a baby in my tummy...
I'm sick of the excitement of "maybe this month"...
I'm sick of spending money on those stupid tests and not being able to wait to take them...
Most of all, I'm sick of the answer I get when I do...

I only write this because I know so many of you at one time or another can relate to how I am feeling!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Sorry that I haven't been much of a blogger lately (Judith, Mom, others....) Life is starting to settle down again and I promise to be better about posting - like once a week or so- Here are a few holiday pictures. It was so fun to see a lot of you during the Holidays, it also made us appreciate our friends and to enjoy this adventure here in Philly while we can.

Here is us taking down Christmas decorations when we got back- Aubrie was devastated about having to put her "boots" away for a whole year.

Happy New Year!!! We had a rockin' time at the Holt's house.

I love that my family will still do silly things with me- here is a bubble blowing contest. I think that is my favorite part of Christmas- just hanging out with family!

Here is our "white elephant gift exchange" my parents do this very nonformally and no one was told a specific number to bring- we ended up with 66 presents -thats right I said 66! There were only about 19 of us so the game was insane!!!