Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I think this year we'll be driving to school in the morning. At least then we don't have to leave the house til 7:15.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
So now that I'm 30, I look back on where I've come from and what I've done with my life thus far. I was raised in a big family. I have 10 brothers and sisters. I don't know how my parents did it. But I wouldn't change it for the world. I love having 6 brothers (5 of them older than me) and 4 sisters. In a family like that you always have someone to play with. We could go out in our yard and play any sport we wanted to. They kept me out of trouble as well. I was on swim team and track team in high school. I still jump in the pool and swim laps a couple times a week and love a good workout at the gym. I sang a lot in high school, and I still do now (in the privacy of my own home) when my kids request their night night songs. My mom taught me piano and now I'm a piano teacher myself. For me - music is therapy. Some people might say I married young ( a month before I turned 21) but I've loved every minute of it. 9 years (4 kids, 4 states/7 moves, BYU, 4 years of med school, 3 years internship/residency, all kinds of church callings) later and I feel blessed to have experienced it all. Some of it's been difficult or sad, but there have been so many more happy moments. I'm healthy, my kids and husband are healthy and we all get to be together everyday (kind of). The only thing I wish I could change is that we were closer to family. Oh well, I guess I can't have everything.
Friday, August 7, 2009
(4 months and a day old - 7/26/09)
As you can see, Seth was starting to get shaggy. Not a "missionary appropriate" hairstyle. His Dad was ready to trim around the ears when I walked in our room. I suggested it was time for a full on cut. We pulled out the clippers and there you have it.
I think he looks handsome, but I was sad for a few days. I felt like the haircut made him look older and took away some of his "baby-ness".
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The pain about a new hard drive is that you are starting completely from scratch - no operating system, processors, drivers, or programs - NOTHING. We had to reinstall everything and slowly discover what we needed to find and download. We reinstalled windows. Got the basics going. Then we tried to get online - we had no local area network driver on the hard drive. That took us a few days to get figured out. finally we hooked up our wireless card to the desktop and got online that way and downloaded a driver. Finally we have internet again. But no sound. We've spent the last few days trying to figure out how to get sound. A computer is pretty sad with no sound, no music. We drove to a specialty computer store to buy a sound card today. Stuck that to the mother board and put the installation disk in. It wouldn't work and kept causing the computer to freeze up. So Matt took it out. He was getting a few things at Walmart tonight and decided to check out their sound cards. He came home and installed it and we have sound again! Thank you Walmart! You never let us down!
So - we think we're pretty much up and running again. We have a lot of programs to reinstall on the computer, but we're in pretty good shape for now.
Thank goodness for our external hard drive which backed up all our files every night. Our pictures and music are safe and we don't have to spend $200+ to try and retrieve them from our broken hard drive.
Anywho - this post has been much more longwinded than I was planning. Computer's been driving me nuts the past few weeks, but I think we're back. Picture posts might take me a few days because I need to trust my computer again, but hopefully they'll be posted soon.