Saturday, January 30, 2010

Awesome Giveaway

Have you ever been to Seattle? Here's your chance! Rachel Thurston is a photographer who just started a new website. She's doing a giveaway on her blog where one lucky winner will win a trip to Seattle! I love Seattle. Head on over to her website and check it out!
http://www.rachelthurston.com/blog/

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Miss Obedient

After breakfast one morning, I asked Madeline to put her finished bowl of cereal by the sink. A little while later, I was doing the dishes and realized I didn't see her bowl and spoon anywhere. I was a little worried because the bowl had some soggy cereal left in it and I had no idea where she had put it. (We often find random things in random places around here.) I went to Madeline and asked her where she had put her bowl. She said, "Kitchen, Mommy." She then grabbed my hand and led me to where she had put it.





In the sink, right where I had asked her to put it! I had to laugh. She is loving the kitchen she got for Christmas/Birthday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Match Day!

Matt matched at a really great ophthalmology residency. We are so proud of all his accomplishments and hard work. Here is where he matched and where we'll live in July 2011...

- This state is home of the world's largest strawberry.
- This state houses the headquarters of Quaker Oats- the largest cereal company in the world.
- It is the only state that has its east and west borders 100% formed by water.
- The state has the highest literacy rate in the US.
- City population is 67,831.
- Home of Hawkeyes Football whose colors are yellow and black.
- It's in the Nauvoo temple district.
-It's the only state name that begins with two vowels.


Drumroll.......









The University of Iowa in Iowa City!



I'm anxious for the history this little town will offer, the seasons (I will finally be able to buy cute sweaters and coats!), the small town feel, and the prospect of buying a house! I will desperately miss San Diego, though. I will always love this beautiful city.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A big 2 years old!

Happy Birthday Miss Madeline Marie. We are so thankful you're ours.










*Thank you Uncle Carson for the beautiful birthday pictures.