Sunday, November 08, 2009

Back by popular demand

After much time, we have decided to get back on the blog wagon. In all fairness, we have been very busy and we simply haven't made blogging a priority. Truth be told, we read blogs on a daily/nightly basis but we fail to update our own blog. Lame - we know. We are prepared to do better. Are you ready for a brief overview since our last update? Here we go:

1. I changed jobs. I used to work for Ancestry.com (just had an IPO last week) and left in March. It is a great company and it was a great job. I worked at Ancestry.com for 6+ years. They put me through college (literally paid a lot of my tuition) and launched my career. It was hard to leave but the opportunity to work for a new company doing exciting things was too tempting. I now work for Mozy.com and am very busy as we ramp up some new products and partnerships. I'm still in the same, exciting field of Business Intelligence and we're building a pretty serious data warehouse for Mozy.

2. Cora keeps growing up. She is now 2 going on 16. She talks a lot and says some pretty funny things. Today in church she told me in Sacrament Meeting, "Dad, calm down sweetie." She is girl through and through. She loves and takes constant care of her baby doll. In addition, loves slides, parks, Kamryn's house (neighbor), church, books, running, and Mickey Mouse.

3. We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary in Hawaii. We bit the bullet and we went on a nice 7 day Hawaiian cruise. We loved every minute of it. Even the 12 hour flight delay which caused us to miss the boat the first night. We even loved getting sea sick on our snorkeling trip to Molokini Crater and feeding the fish, if you know what I mean. Ultimately, we had a great time and can't wait to go back. Some highlights were mountain biking the Volcano, riding scooters to magic sands beach in Kona, kayaking and hiking to a waterfall, relaxing on the beach, seeing the Napali coast, visiting the Dole plantation, etc. To view a bunch of pictures from our trip you can click here.

4. Landscaping. It took us all summer but we finally got the sprinklers, grass, trees, bushes, etc. installed. We just have a few more little projects to get done but the big stuff is done and we're glad it is.

So, thank you for being loyal readers and followers of our lame blog. Hopefully this post will keep you coming back for more. Here are a few pictures:















Saturday, January 24, 2009

More House Pictures

Here are some more pictures of our house. Allison says we're not done decorating yet. Slowly but surely. We don't have a picture of Cora's room yet... coming soon.

Master Bedroom


Master Bath


Master Bath


Bathrooom


Front Entry


Office


Laundry Room


Nook


Kitchen


Living Room


Living Room & Nook


Christmas Lights


The House

Long Time, No Post

We realize that it has been a while since we've updated our blog. We've just been rather busy. We had Christmas in our new home and spent some time with Allison's family. It was great to see Andrew, Daniel, and Michele. We spent a lot time sledding, skiing, shopping, and playing our new Wii. Allison and I even started our own Guitar Hero Band. We are disappointed with how the Cougars ended the football season and we find the Ute's big Sugar Bowl win bitter-sweet.

Cora is growing like a weed. She loves to jump, laugh, talk on my cell phone, play with her baby dolls, sing, dance, and give us kisses. She also loves making trips to the unfinished basement and going up and down the stairs.

As for us, we're just doing the same old stuff. Work is keeping me busy and Cora is keeping Allison busy. We are just glad the holidays are over and that Cora is back to a normal bed time.

Here are some pictures...

Good Morning


Santa Came!


Annual Ferre-Skousen Ginger Bread Houses


Cora performing