Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another Zoo Day

We love the Amur Leopard at the Oregon Zoo.
We saw a sign outside the exhibit a couple of weeks ago stating there are less than 40 left in the wild. It's so sad their numbers are so few, but we're happy to have the opportunity to see them at the zoo.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

We went to the park today with the Churches! Eli is crazy and tries to go headfirst off of everything. He loves going down slide, but the swing may be his favorite.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mi Casa

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's fun to be 1

Eli is doing so much better with walking. He can make it all the way across the room now, but he still looks like Frankenstein.

He has also really expanded his vocabulary in the last few weeks,
here's a list of the words he can say:
Night Night

He can also do a few animal noises:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valentine's Day

I woke up on Thursday morning to find hearts hanging from the ceiling, they each listed something different that Ben loves about me. I also got chocolate and a rose, isn't Ben romantic?

Later in the morning, Adrianna and I took the kids to the zoo. We saw the otters and the elephants receive a special Valentine's Day treat. The hippos were also cuddling to celebrate the occasion.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


The sale of the Wheeler's house is pending, so we're on the move. We found a cute, almost brand new, duplex in downtown Hillsboro that we love. We have 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a garage, and a small yard. Ben will be able to walk to work, it's only 5 blocks. We'll be a little further from Target and Winco, but closer to the aquatic center.

We're sad to leave our ward. We've been in the same ward for almost 5 years, and for our ward that's a long time. I'm really sad to leave my calling, I feel like I just got started.

We've had a lot of changes this week, Ben also got a new job. He's still at the City of Hillsboro, just switching to a different department. Of course the pay is better, and he'll have every other Friday off. We're very excited about the 3 day weekends with summer coming.

We had a hard year in 2007, and I kept asking myself what we were doing wrong. Well, I guess we must be doing something right because I feel like everything has just fallen into place all at once. We are truly blessed.

Friday, February 08, 2008


I helped my brother do some stuff on the computer and this is what the office looked like about half way through. I was too distraught to take a picture afterwards.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

If I had a wish

I would wish that Eli could always be this happy!

Unfortunately he's cut two teeth in two days and has looked more like this lately. I really do feel sorry for him and try to help him in any way I can, but I can't help dreading the "Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh" that accompanies this gesture.