Friday, February 22, 2008

Have you missed me and all my news??

Of course you have!

Multiplied Post. Yep, this post will be multiplied with information, some info. that many of you already know, but news that is taking up that little space of 'what to blog next' in my mind that I have to get it out.

Paul. My Parents. Taya.

Those are the blogs that need to be cleared out of that little blog to-do list in my mind!

So, first things first!

My parents are now neighbors! They moved here in January and I've been meaning to blog about it forever, but was waiting for the right picture, etc. - well, I think this cute one below will do! My parents decided it would be better to bear the heat and live near grandkids than to enjoy beautiful Northern California with hardly any family nearby. And we are so glad!! We have already enjoyed things like going out to breakfast and shopping on my birthday, .... AND going out to dinner to celebrate......... (this brings me to my next very big topic) Paul's earning of his LICENSE in ARCHITECTURE!!!

That's right. Paul found out last week that he passed his last of 9 HUGE tests in order to earn his official license in architecture! I am so proud of him. He was so anxious to find out, he could hardly bear it. He worked really hard to study for all of his tests and earn his license at the soonest time possible. This man was meant to be an architect - seriously. Not only is he incredibly talented in this field in many ways (yes, I'm bragging on my husband b/c I am proud of him), but he is CRAZY passionate about it. I am happy for him and for us (does this still sound too braggy? I'm just happy, that's all). GOOD JOB PAUL!!!

Below is a picture of my parents and us going out to dinner to celebrate Paul's good news and a picture of Paul celebrating - (oh wait, okay, this picture was really from months back when he was celebrating his hard earned victory over his Play Station 2 Madden '07 football game - once he beat the top level of the game - I finally had my husband back in the evenings, so I was celebrating too) - but this shows just what he felt like after finding out he passed the last test.

My parents are such wonderful people and we truly are blessed to have them nearby now. I am so glad Taya will have their positive influence so close at hand.

Ah yes. And then there is Taya. She is getting SO BIG!! I am wondering constantly how she can get into the things she does without even being able to crawl yet - we are doomed! (I think she's getting kind of close to crawling, but really, what's the rush right?)

These are some cute pictures below that we took recently (borrowed a nice camera), and I have been having fun trying to figure out Photo Shop (Notice the first one vs. its original version below - Photo Shop rocks! ..... Wish we could do professional photos every 3 mo.s, but you know how it goes, so this is our substitute version for now)

And that is all for my LONGEST POST EVER!!! Sorry friends!

Thank you to so many of you who were thoughtful for my birthday - I really appreciated all of the phone calls and generousity, and overall thoughtfulness! I had one of the better birthdays I've had in a long time! Thank you!


Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

oh, i LOVE your parents. Tell them hi for me! that is so fun to have them so close. congrats to paul, (and you) for being done with such a huge thing, so exciting. Taya is such a cutie. aren't kids so much fun!?!

oh, and oddly enough, i totally remembered your birthday this year. Feb 19th right? isn't that weird? i mean not that you aren't my friend, and i totally love you and all, but sometimes i forget my sisters' b-days, but i totally thought about you and was like" happy birthday Breanne!" i think it is stuck in my head from the good old galena days. glad you had such a great day!

S-K-S said...

She is soooo cute!

Janalee said...

wow, that photoshop really worked well. What version to you have? And if you say CS2, I'll be insanely jealous.

whitney said...

that's so fun that your parents are so close now. i too, like morgan, just LOVE your mom. i don't remember your dad much, but carol was always the best to talk to... so positive and not all gossipy like everyone else. your little taya is absolutely darling and believe me, crawling can wait. it's just more work. :)

Kim D. said...

Congrats to Paul! What an accomplishment! And I love his enthusiasm. I saw Paul's parents this past weekend when I was in "the Nard". Sounds to me that they love their little Taya!

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