Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dancing Baby

This little guy is so much fun!

video

Since Collin learned to crawl two weeks ago he is even more fun. I know you're asking yourself how is that possible, but it is. He is constantly adventuring and wondering around the house getting into trouble. He is also standing, with support, and sitting back down with ease. We didn't know if he would ever really crawl, but now he is so fast. He may even walk close to his birthday. He also loves music, especially country, ok not yet but I'm working on it, but he likes all music. Dancing is one of his new favorites, we call it dancing but it's more like bouncing. If a toy plays music he will push the button, wait for the song to end and then push it again. This continues over and over, so lets just say we have way too many little kid songs memorized. He is so entertaining and still as happy as ever.

Collin crawls!...Really this time!

While we were in Arizona visiting Jenn's family Collin started to crawl for real instead of doing his army crawl/scoot sort of thing. We are excited and he is much more mobile now. People always say that's a bad thing, but I love it. We can put him down now and walk away and he doesn't freak out because he knows he can follow us. And its really stinkin cute too. Oh and he doesn't always need the plastic bowling pin in his mouth to crawl, just in this video. He's also started doing it with a stuffed soccer ball recently. I tried to get that on video, but he stopped as soon as I got the camera out.

video

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Goodbye Provo, Hello Bremerton

So some of you may be thinking Bremerton? Where is that? Well to answer that question, it is in western Washington, right across the Puget Sound from Seattle. Your next thought may be why Bremerton? Well... very exciting news for our family...Adam got a job! Woohoo! We thought there was a good chance of staying in our little basement apartment in Provo forever, hey we could probably fit 5 kids in a 500 sq ft. apartment right...WRONG. Contrary to what we thought, we will be leaving Provo.

Adam will be working for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, yup the Navy. So cool. The funniest part of the whole thing is he didn't even apply there. Lucky us. I think the Lord really wants us to go there, because it just worked out way too easy. It turns out my Uncle who works for the Navy actually passed around Adam's resume and it got picked up by the Puget Sound Naval base, they liked what they saw, called him up, and within a few weeks flew him out there to interview. The interview went so well that within a week they gave Adam a job offer. What a wonderful blessing, especially in this unstable economic time. Well we felt pretty good about going to WA, especially since nothing else was looking very promising. So we accepted the offer and will be moving out there at the beginning of September.

Bremerton is 1 1/2 hours from where Adam grew up so he is really excited. He loves WA and is looking forward to raising our family there. As for me, after getting over the initial dissapointment of not going to sunny Arizona and living near my family, I am so slowly getting stoked! When I'm especially longing for AZ, I just look at houses in the Bremerton area and I immediately get excited. I can't believe in the near future, hopefully, we'll have a house of our own! woohoo, and we won't even have to water the lawn, that is one of the first things Adam said while trying to encourage me about Washington.

The area we'll be living in is beautiful and it will be quite the adventure. We will sure miss Provo and the BYU atmosphere, but we're ready to enter the "real" world. It has been such a wonderful beginning to our life together and we have made many memories and friends. We will miss our little basement apartment that we'll have lived in for 4 years! We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us in Bremerton WA. If anyone wants to come visit, we'll be there soon!

For any of you that have never been to WA this is some of the beautiful scenery of Bremerton. I mean beautiful if you like water, mountains, and green trees that is. jk...


Adam may be working on Submarines just like this one. Let's just say the little boy in Adam is coming out, thinking about working with submarines and aircraft carriers gets him pretty excited. What's up with men and big machines/vehicles? I guess I just don't get it. But I do have to admit it sounds pretty cool. Hopefully he will love his job and hopefully we will all love Bremerton.