Sunday, October 18, 2009
We also have a new addition to our family...Molly Kate Dustin. She was born on October 02, 2009. She weighed in at 7lb 1oz and was 19" long! She is pure joy! He big sister LOVES her too, she can't keep her hands off her :)
I am keeping busy learning how to be a mom of 2, and am currently the 2nd counselor in the Stake Primary Presidency. My husband is keeping busy with 2 jobs doing therapy for the state. We are happy and looking forward to all the fun holidays coming up.
Hope that you all are doing well! It's good to see what everyone is up to.
-Amanda Wade Dustin
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
hello to everyone!
I'm currently working at the VA medical center as an occupational therapist...i've figured out that the real learning begins after school is over!! shane and i built a house (well, we're having one built ;) ) in north salt lake and hope to move in next week!! we're so excited! other than that, enjoying working and living life!! hope all is well for everyone else!
-natalie (tippets) mudrow
Megan Hoskins writes:
Rachel (Clinger) Burton says:
Hi everyone! I've always meant to contribute to the newsletter, so here goes...
It's been a great couple of months for our family. We finished at BYU last December, welcomed Halle in February and moved to Syracuse in May. Mark works in Ogden and I quit my job as a speech pathologist to stay at home with the babe. Halle is now six months old and trying to tackle the 'army crawl'. She is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to us. Now that we're free from school, we were able to spend some time in Idaho Falls, Jackson Hole and Bear Lake. It's been such a fantastic summer that I hate to see it end!
--Rachel Clinger Burton
Alisa (DeYoung) Crowell writes:
Well, Corey and back in our hometown of good old Ogden. Corey is working for IAC in downtown Ogden and loves it. We've had a very busy summer with lots of family activities and friend get-togethers. We do miss Boston for sure--in fact, we cried when we drove out of the comfortable city on the 95 North up to NH. Eventhough we miss lots of great things about the East, it's been so nice to be at home. Family is awesome. We've loved seeing the mountains everyday and to smell the mountain air--I know that sounds SO cheesy, but I'm totally serious!
We just sent my brother off to the MTC--he'll be headed to the California Fresno Mission--Hmong Speaking come November. He's the first in my family to serve, so it's quite the deal.
Elsie is almost 10 months already! She is super determined. The last couple of bath nights, she's crawled and splashed like crazy. It's become a little more of a game to bathe her than it used to be.
Other than that, we are loving life and living up each day as it comes!
Alisa (DeYoung) Crowell
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Hi everyone. Life in Georgia is going great. Lincoln is almost three months old. I can't believe his is growing so quickly. I am starting to move him out of his newborn clothes. I didn't even get to put him in all the outfits we have for him. Parker is a great big brother. The two boys are 18 months apart and I think, for now, it's a great age separation. Willie's mom and youngest sister came to visit during the fist part of April. We had a blast with them. Willie is finishing up the semester at Tech and preparing to go to Germany. In the next few days we'll find out if we pack our bags for three months at the end of the summer to head for Boston! Our summer plans include a trip back to Utah for three weeks. We are excited to run in the Riverdale 5k race. If we are ever there during the 4th of July we have to be in that race, it's kind of tradition. I have been learning to sew a little. Even though I don't have a sewing machine, my friends are letting me use theirs. The spring is wonderful out here. I love the rain storms we've been getting and the fresh new leaves and flowers popping up. General Conference was awesome and I loved Elder Hollands talk. Our health is good and we are happy. Congratulations to those of you who are enjoying life and having great adventures. Enjoy Spring!
Natalie (Pugmire) Hincks says:
Just to update everyone, Gracie is 10 months now and I can't believe that she'll be a year so soon! She is the love of our life and very entertaining. Mark is in Washington DC right now on a sales trip. He's looking for another job that he enjoys, pays well, and keeps us in state. If anyone has any recommendations, let me know. I'm just staying busy with Gracie and baby-sitting/substitute teaching a couple days a week. There's not much else to tell, besides the fact that we are looking forward to our St. George trip in May and our family reunion in Lake Tahoe in July....yeah summer!
Natalie (Tippets) Mudrow says:
hello there everyone!
things here are going well. i finished my last internship and hope to take my board at the end of the month. i graduate may 7, and have already accepted a job at the VA hospital. shane and i also bought a house in north salt lake, actually we're building one, so we hope to be moved in by august. other than that, we are well and enjoying my break from school. life is changing so much, hopefully we'll start a family soon! hope all is well for everyone!
-natalie (tippets) mudrow
Our little family has had many changes in the last few months. Last year, my husband had multiple job problems. After the sixth job change, we decided that we must not be doing what we were supposed to be doing. Phil has always had a dream to get a degree in sound recording technology and open up a recording studio of his own. So in December, we decided it was time to pursue that dream. The only program in Utah is at BYU. Phil played the tenor saxophone in high school and at Weber State. He pulled it out and got his chop s back enough to audition and get accepted into BYU's School of Music (that's a pretty big deal, competition is pretty tough). We put our house up for rent, found an apartment in Provo and have been down here for a little over a month. It has been a difficult transition going from a nice big house to a small apartment, but it will be worth it in the long run. He will love going to school and having a job in the music industry. I'm so proud of him for trying to live his dream. He is working as a mortgage loan officer. The office he works out of is in Ogden so he has to drive up that way a couple of times a week, but mostly works remotely. If you are looking into buying a house, he does a really great job! Carson and I love having so many parks and stores within walking distance. The Provo River Parkway is just a couple of minutes away so we go on walks on sunny days. That's about it for us! Hope everything is wel l with all of you!
Clint Kelson says:
Hello Everyone! I've enjoyed catching up with many of you through reading your posts. Feel free to say hi on my blog at: CJandShalise.blogspot.com. My wi fe and I were married August 7th, 2008, prior to that we dated for 3 and half years. I was actually lined up on a blind date with her shortly after I returned home from my mission to Oaxaca Mexico by Mrs. Mortenson (some of you may remember her from T.H. Bell). We are expecting our first baby on July 7th, a baby girl. We already have a named picked out...Ellie Anne Kelson. We are very excited and it's been very enjoyable being able to see many of you and your families through the blog. I hope everyone is d oing well and I look forward to hearing more about everyone else and their exciting lives =) Take care!
Clint & Shalise Kelson
Yandary Zavala writes:
Hey everyone! It's been a while... Well, not too much is going on with me. I just got back from my mission a few weeks ago, and now I'm just trying to get back into regular life. I absolutely LOVED my mission! It's the best thing that I've done in my whole life, and it has changed me forever. My testimony of God's love for us, of His hand in our lives, and the restoration of His gospel has grown so much! I served in the California Oakland mission (Spanish-speaking), with an assignment at the Oakland Temple Visitors' Center; the BEST!! Other than that, I'm looking for a good job (know of any?), I'm going back to the U this summer, my little sister is getting married on May 23, and that's about it! Hope all is well with y'all!
Alisa (DeYoung) Crowell says:
Happy Spring! I'm so excited to finally see color! Elsie will be 6 months next week! Ahh! I have a 6 month-old?? Craziness. Darling craziness. Corey is wrapping up is second year at the "B School" and we can't believe just how fast time disappears! We're getting all nostalgic about everything here in Boston. I will so miss the great restaurants, the runs along the Charles River, and most of all the great friends we've made. It's always hard to close a chapter and yet it's so exciting to begin another...if we only knew for sure how to begin or what to write for the beginning of the new. We'll soon find out. :) Glad to hear you all are doing great. Thanks for posting amidst Facebook, Twitter, and all the other sites that connect people. :)
Corey, Alisa, & Elsie Jayne
Below are some pics from the LDS Girls' Half-Marathon along the Charles River..you can see the skyline in the background....sigh. :)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Hi everyone! As you can tell, I was a bit busy during the posting of the newsletter. Our newest addition joined our family on January 27th after 3 1/2 hours of labor. We named the Parker look-a-like, Lincoln Guy Harrison. Lincoln was a name that we both thought was unique, solid, and couldn't be made fun of too much. Guy was the name of my great grandpa. The other fun thing we found out after naming Lincoln was that his name is related to golf. 'Linc' is a type of course to play on, Parker's name can be 'par' or as his friends say 'par par'. We began our marriage with golf and it seems to be staying with us. What ever will I do? Life is great and I am so grateful to be bless with a house full of boys! I am loving being a mom all day long. My parents came out to visit during the week to help us with the baby. We had fun having them around. Willie is publishing a paper in a conference held in Germany. The lucky guy gets to travel to Germany for about a week in June. I won't be accompanying him because of all the other trips we hope to take during the year. The opportunity to live in France is still in our minds, now more than ever. We hope to decide what to do by the end of the semester. It was fun to hear how everyone was doing. I hope that the new year is good to all of you. Enjoy!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thom Beech writes:
Hope everyone is doing well. It feels like forever since I've seen anyone...Anyway, since I can't remember when the last time I wrote was I'll just try and hit the big things.
I got married last July to Darcy Westover. We've been married for let's see...that makes about six months now. Dang...time flies don't it? Our little girl Haley will be starting kindergarten in the fall. She's stoked about it. I took her to get her kindergarten shots a few months ago (not a fun experience) and she's been so proud of herself ever since, now that she's all ready to go to the "big kid's school".
Darcy is also pregnant...woot woot! She's about eight weeks along right now. We went to the gynie the other day and heard our little baby's heartbeat. (*pees in pants from excitement*) She's due around September 6th - 10th, the same week Haley starts kindergarten...so you know, no stress there. When we told Haley that Darcy was pregnant I was like, "Haley guess what's in mommy's tummy?" she just kind of looked at me like "what kind of a weird question is that?" she just said "I don't know..." and I was all, "Come on, what do you think is in there?" ..."I don't know..." "Come on, just guess..." (are you ready for this?) and she's like, " I don't know....gas?" :)
So it's good to know that if we have trouble getting Darcy to go into labor in about 7 months we can just go ask Haley to expound on the digestive system...that should do the trick. We both about died laughing.
We'll find out in a couple of weeks if it's a boy or a girl, but we've already decided on names. If it's a boy we're going to name him Finn and if it's a girl, it'll be Vienna. Darcy was dead set on the name "Scout" from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird until she heard "Vienna"..........thank goodness. I'm stoked either way. Haley says we need a boy because it's unfair to me right now to be out-numbered 2:1.
I got laid off from the travel agency I was working at last September only about a week after school started...which actually turned out to be a gigantic blessing. I got a new job about a month later at All Metals Fabrication. I read architectural plans all day long and make shop drawings for railing systems, exterior paneling, sun shades, and any other metal element found in architecture. I really love it here at AMF. I don't have to interact with people all day and I just sit and do my business like a madman...it's great.
Anyway, hope everyone is doing great. Take care.....fools.
Megan Hoskins says:
This is the first time I have participated in the newsletter, so exciting. I just moved back to UT in September. I lived in Phoenix for two years after graduating from Westminster. I worked as a Public Relations Coordinator for an advertising agency called R&R Partners. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the experience of living outside of UT.
I moved back home to be close to family and friends, and my boyfriend, Marc, with whom I had been seeing long distance the whole time. I now work at an advertising agency called Richter7 doing the same kind of work. I have really enjoyed being back and working in Salt Lake.
I am actually in the process of buying a new home as we speak (or read)! I will be moving to North Salt Lake in a new development called Foxborrow North. It's a condo and I am pretty excited! Other than that, nothing is new. I hope that I can meet up with some of you that still live in UT, it has been a long time!
Cheers - Megan Hoskins
Natalie (Pugmire) Hincks shares:
Gracie is 7 months already!
Well, Mark graduated and is now working in Salt Lake for a medical transcription business called Truscribe. I'm still staying home enjoying Gracie. Gracie has 2 teeth now and loves saying "Dadda" and "hi". She loves eating solids now, enjoys baths, and is as curious as can be. That's about all. Life's great. Hope y'all are doing well.
Natalie (Tippets) Mudrow says:
Natalie (Tippets) Mudrow says:
hi everyone! things are going well here in SLC. i'm finishing week 4 of a 13 week internship at the VA hospital. after that i take my certification exam and become a real grown up! we are going to be house hunting soon, kinda depends where i'm going to work. other than that, trying to stay sane and trying to find time to see my hubby! hope everyone is well!
-natalie (tippets) mudrow
Alisa (DeYoung) Crowell shares:
Well, Corey and I had a wonderful time visiting our families for Christmas and for the New Year. My entire family had a great time getting to know Elsie Jayne. She has grown so much even since then!! They grow right before your eyes! She just turned 3 months old this week! She’s a cuddler and knows it when you put her down. This is why the swing has become our favorite—I only hope it’s not too much of an orphanage—j/k. Corey is still thick in the job hunt—it’s really been a rough market. It’s possible we’ll end up in NJ or Oslo, Norway. We’re open, though to whatever. I’m just trying to take in as much as a can of Boston. Love this city.