Sunday, January 20, 2008

Camping, Baby Showers, and Birthdays

This has been a pretty packed weekend. It really all started on Thursday when I went in to work at Heliocol. I've worked there on and off, full-time and part-time, for 4 1/2 years. I have been helping them get organized for quite some time and decided I need to go in more than once a month to finally get everything under control. So starting in a week or two I will probably be working every Friday. Mike has every-other Friday off, which makes taking care of Amy easier, and my mom has agreed to watch her the other Fridays.
So that was Thursday. Friday we decided to go camping with our friends, the Owen's. Yes, I know it's January and that even though we live in Arizona it is still cold. Nevertheless, we braved the cold and went camping overnight at Lake Pleasant. It was really quite nice. Amy did have a little bit of a hard time because she was either freezing or wanted to walk around without a coat on, which caused the freezing. Despite all of the cold, it really was fun. We cooked in our dutchovens, roasted marshmallows, played games, and just hung out. We are looking forward to doing a lot more camping this summer when it warms up.
We had to come home semi-early on Saturday from camping because I had a baby shower in Mesa for my friend Sonia in the afternoon. This is the third baby shower that I have been to in two weeks - one for Natalee Francom (in the ward), one for Kasie Inman (in the ward), and now one for Sonia (from high school). I'm so excited for all of them! I did decide that baby girl clothes are so much cuter than boy clothes though. Don't get me wrong, boy clothes are nice, but girl clothes are much more fun to buy. I think we'll stick to girls, although Mike doesn't necessarily agree with that.
On Saturday night, Mike and I went out to dinner to celebrate our two birthdays. Instead of going out for each of our birthdays, we decided to combine our birthdays into one nice dinner. Since my birthday was the 6th and Mike's is next week on the 25th, we decided we'd pick a weekend in the middle. THANK YOU SO MUCH RICHARD AND LINDSEY for watching Amy so that we could go out - and thanks for letting us stay out so late! We went up to Peoria to Firebirds. It's this great steakhouse we discovered last year when I somehow won a gift certificate to it on the radio. Boy is it good! Their loaded baked potatoes are to die for, as are their steaks! Then we went out to a movie - National Treasure. It was good, not quite as good as the first but still very entertaining. We had a lot of fun!


The Becker Bunch said...

Busy Busy Busy!! Glad you had a fun weekend!! AND congrats on the job! That is great! It'll be fun to have a couple hours to yourself each week...even if you are "working"!! YEAH!

The Gunns Fam said...

Lindsey!! I found lisa's blog so therefore i found you!! This is Teresa (your cousin!) How is life?! Your little girl is so dang cute!! I can't believe how big she is!!

andreamatrix said...

Now I want to go camping. Sounds like you had a good time! I agree about the girl baby clothes being much cuter.

The Kurtzeborn Family said...

I'm so jealous you got to go camping! We love to camp! It definitely does seem like everyone's having babies right now doesn't it?!

Jace and Heidi said...

Happy Birthday to you two! It sounds like you have been busy having fun!