Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This post is for any who graduated with me. The reunion planning committee has scheduled our 10-year reunion for August 1, 2009. It will be held at the McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. For more details make sure to check the reunion blog at www.glencoe99reunion.blogspot.com
Hopefully with this already reserved 14 months in advance, classmates can clear their calendars and plan on coming. We hope to have a great turn-out. The committee has a lot of fun ideas planned for the reunion. It will be a wonderful night! We will start getting RSVPs next May and more details will be coming over this next year. Make sure to check the reunion blog often.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Here is the online article explaining the accident: http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=92385
Also, Aaron's sister posted her blog so everyone could remember her and her family. It makes me sick to my stomach to see these three beautiful boys and know they have lost their mom. Their family is in my thoughts and prayers. How horribly tragic.
Monday, May 26, 2008
After visiting the SLC Cemetery, we headed over to the Memorial Estates Cemetery, where Jake's Grandma Carling (his mom's mom) is buried. As you can see, it was pretty bright when I took the picture. The kids had to squint or close their eyes when I took the pic. I knew Irene Carling for about 1 1/2 years before she died. I've been told she was the one always willing to help those in need, passing out fudge to neighbors, making a meal whenever it was needed. I remember the first time I met her was at the Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert in December 2000. Jake and I were nearly engaged and we went with his family to the concert and I sat next to Irene. She was a talker and by the end of the night I felt I knew her very well. :) It was hard to see her get so sick over the next year and a half... and then it was even harder to see Jake's grandpa go on without her. Grandpa Carling lives at Jake's parents' house now and we see him every time we go over there. I'm glad my kids know who their Great-Grandpa Carling is and hopefully they will always remember him.
On Friday Jake was admitted to the Utah Bar. The ceremony was short and sweet. I brought Ben and Emma and we cheered dad on (my sister-in-law, Katie, watched Josh for me... thanks, Kate!) Afterward we had lunch at the Olive Garden to celebrate. I asked Jake if this was as monumental as the first time he took the bar in Oregon and his response, "Sure." :) We are excited to have that behind us and now Jake can officially practice law in Oregon AND Utah! He has been talking about maybe taking the Nevada bar too because his firm has a branch there and does quite a bit of environmental work in Nevada. He's going to ask one of the partners if this is something they are wanting him to do. I know taking another bar is not exactly Jake's idea of fun (to say the least) but at least the material would be fresh in his mind from just taking it a few months ago. Also, I'm pretty disappointed in myself. I used my camera earlier in the day and forgot to put it back in my purse, so the only pics I got at the ceremony were taken with my cell phone. I haven't figured out yet how to get them downloaded onto my computer (I'm assuming I need bluetooth but I'm not sure.) Maybe someone computer savvy can help me. Anyway, the day was great and I'm again, very proud of Jake. I'm so lucky to have such a smart and HOT husband!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I had to mention one more thing before I end my post. While we were gone in Malaysia, Jake worked really hard making the yard look good. It also rained a lot and so everything looks much greener and beautiful. The trees have leaves now and the bushes down in our scrub oak on the side of our house have leaves as well. I thought our yard looked good when we first bought the house with all the fall colors, but now I think it's more beautiful and I've fallen in love with our house all over again. We are so lucky to have such an amazing house. I can't wait until we can make the inside as beautiful as the outside. We plan to eventually redo the kitchen, the three bathrooms, the office, and put new carpet in downstairs. By the time we are done with this house it will be amazing.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
As for Josh's 9-month stats, he weighs 18 lbs. 6 oz. and is 29.4 inches tall (75% for height and 12% for weight... definitely a Schipaanboord with those tall and skinny genes.) I can't believe he is 9 months already. He has been standing on his own for a couple seconds at a time now. I know it won't be long until he is walking, getting into more trouble. He's my sweet and mellow baby and I'm so lucky he's mine. I told my mom I would have never tried to take the other two kids to Malaysia when they were Josh's age because it would have been miserable. Thank goodness he is such an easy-going kid.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Mom and Dad, thanks for the wonderful trip. We have memories that will last a life-time! We love you.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Our flight home leaves tomorrow around 3:30pm and we will get back into Salt Lake on Wednesday around 9am. The kids and I were talking about leaving and they said they will miss it here. It has definitely been a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I just hope the kids remember all they have seen and done. As sad as we are to leave, we are very excited to see Jake and give him hugs and kisses. We have all missed dad a lot. I don't think I will be posting again until we get home so... until next time.