Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To the East Side

Movin on up!

I am so so so incredibly happy to let you all know that George accepted a job today!
American Aerospace Engineering, in White Salmon, WA. Which in is the Columbia Gorge across from Hood River, OR.
We have been through some really frustrating ups and downs in the job search the last few months. This position was referred by a friend and it all happened very quickly! George got a call from a friend on Saturday that the position was open, he sent his resume in within an hour of the call and got a reply right back setting up an interview for Monday. The interview went really well, and he got an offer this morning! He signed, accepted and returned the paperwork within a few hours. He starts on Oct 11th!
We are searching for rental houses right now since we need to move so quick and there aren't any apartments in the area, well, unless you go to Hood River and we really don't want to pay the income tax!
Over the last few weeks we have been going through our things in storage. Purging, reboxing, and organizing so moving would be easier. It was a lot of work but we are so glad we took the time to do it then so we don't have to now.
We are going up to look one place on Friday (maybe more if I can find any), and hopefully moving by next week!
There are still A LOT of details to work out, but I'll update when I know more.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

First Bacon!

Daddy is so proud :)

Random September Photos

Grandma helping her put on and walk around in Mommy's shoes
Eating a pear that she picked out of the box we had on the kitchen floor. She wouldn't even let go while I washed it off! She ate it down to the seeds!
Enjoying the spring horse that Grandpa and Grandma got them
A favorite treat, being pulled around on a blanket by Uncle Galen
This is what happens when she skips her afternoon nap, asleep at dinner!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dahlia Festival

Labor Day we headed down to Canby, OR for the Swan Island Dahlia Festival.
It was beautiful!
I love dahlias and this was the first time I was able to go to the festival. Oh my, soooo many to pretty flowers to chose from. Hopefully next year George and I will have our own yard to plant some it! If not, I'm sure my mom would love it if I planted her's again! This year we only have about 100 plants in the ground because the tubers didn't winter over well. Last year we had over 300! It was great to see some of the varieties in person. I decided I really liked some of them that didn't look so good to me in the catalog. I'm excited to pick some new ones for next year.

The view was amazing, they have over 40 acres planted.

Norah did very well relaxing in her stroller for most of the trip. We did let her walk around a little and she went right for the flowers.

George tried holding hands for a while...

But it was easier to just carry her!

1st Ear Infection

Poor Baby! She's better now, but that was a yucky ear infection. Norah had her 1 year shots on Monday 8/30 right after we got back from VA. That Wednesday she spiked a fever which we thought was a reaction to the shots. She was sleeping horribly and by Thursday night the fever hit 104. We took her back to the doc on Friday and they determined that the fever was not from shots, but an ear infection. Poor thing! She was pretty much a lump for several days until the meds started helping.

Her right ear was so swollen it stuck out from her head!
A few days after she started feeling better, we saw a big white thing in her mouth, she had been cutting her first molar too, ouchie!
She's still been having a hard time sleeping, last night was the first night she slept all the way through since before we went to VA...so almost a month. Hopefully tonight will go well!

Friday, September 17, 2010

More VA fun in the cabin

Nana with her granddaughters
Norah enjoying Nana's hat
George and Sarah extreme marshmallow roasting in the rain
Fun with mini golf
Elaine and Emily (with baby on board)

Sarah and Evoly (who called it pokepoke golf)
George and his awesome Daddy/golf skills

Monday, September 13, 2010


On 8/20 we flew to VA for our niece's baptism and to visit family. We had so much fun while we were there! We went to DC for a day, then stayed at an awesome cabin resort, went to Williamsburg, went crabing, and got to hang out with family we haven't seen in a while! Here's a few pictures of family and DC. Blogger must hate me because it is taking forever to load pictures, seriously, I've been working on this post for a few days because the pics won't load.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Party 8/19/10

The Birthday Girl playing with her favorite toy, a kazoo!

Lots of people came over to celebrate with us!

We had a yummy dinner! Norah enjoyed Purple Mashed Potatoes (No Food Coloring!) and a variety of other veggies.

After dinner we opened presents! Norah received a lot of wonderful gifts.

Then it was time for Cupcakes!

Norah really enjoyed her cupcake!