Monday, July 7, 2008

July 4th Weekend

For the 4th of July weekend we traveled to Alamosa, Colorado where Tyler grew up. We had a great weekend spending time with Grandma and Grandpa Mortensen , Kristy and Brett, and Justin. The family, the food, and the fun were awesome. While we were there we went to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, played in grandma's kiddie pool, went to the 4th of July parade, a family barbecue, the 4th of July fireworks show, played 18 holes of golf (my first official golf outing), slept under the stars, and ate more food than anyone should be allowed! We just want to thank Grandma and Grandpa for such an awesome time, you go out of your way to make all our visits a blast. We love you guys!!!

Happy Birthday Gracelyn

On July 3 Gracelyn had her first birthday and Tyler had his 27th. We had a ton of fun and Grace loved all her new presents. And for Kristy and Brett, Grace is finally playing with her scary animal noise book!

Birthday Cake

There's not much we can say about this one. It took her a minute to get started, but she loved it once she did.

Some bittersweet news!

Well for the good news... I got a job at Scottsdale Health Care! Im working nights on the Med-Surg floor! I'm excited to get some experience and most of all make a little money... (to help out the process of getting into a house and also get rid of school debt a.k.a student loans!) This is a huge blessing for our family and we are excited for the new opportunities this will bring!! The down side I would have to say is that I am going to have to be away from my family three nights a week, and I don't have as much freedom to just take off as I please... but hopefully not too far down the road I can return back home and just stick to being a mom!