Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It feels good not to be homeless

Our apartment opened up! We'll move in the 29th of this month, with new carpet and painted walls. FANTASTIC!!! With a baby, new carpet is like a dream come true. If you plan on coming over, be prepared to take off your shoes!

Things have been going so super well lately. There has been a lot going on, but I won't bore you with too much detail. I'll just share some of the highlights with you.

First, I just want to say that I love being a wife and mom! Sure it sounds a little cheesy, but it's so true! I've never done anything harder or more demanding, but on the flip side I've never experienced something so fulfilling and exciting. Dustin is still doing really well in school. I'm so proud of him for all of the responsibilities that he's taken on. He's a husband, dad, student, and employee.

Kate has been crawling like a maniac and loves to stand up. I'm sure she'll be taking steps soon. Scary! Also, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, she's been saying "mama." Sure she mostly says it when she's tired or hungry, but I'll take what I can get. Now we're working on "dada." Kate and I have also started swim lessons at the Provo Rec Center. Kate loves the water, but not when she has to go under. Poor baby. But she's having fun and starting to learn some good skills. The best thing about this is the time we get to spend together.

On Sunday Dustin and I spoke at a stake youth fireside. It was a little scary for me, but it went really well. It was great to be able to share my testimony. I spoke about the temple and Dustin spoke about his experiences. I never thought I would speak at a fireside, but I guess that happens when you marry Joseph Smith.

Ok, I'm almost done. I swear! For book club this month we read John Adams by David McCullough. It was long, but I am so glad that I read this book. It has made me become even more grateful for our Founding Fathers and everything that they sacrificed so that we could have the freedoms we enjoy today. I look forward to voting in this upcoming election so that my voice may be heard. I feel like it is my duty as an American citizen to support and uphold the Constitution in any way that I can. Dustin and I have decided to become more familiar with it. I love this country and pray that we will stay true to the principles it was founded upon! We love you all!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Here are a couple more pictures I found on the computer. We went camping this summer with Mel, Andy and Vader. The one of Dustin is fantastic!

Blog Discovered!!

Hey Everyone! I (Kim) just found a blog that Dustin created right after Kate was born. I've wanted to get into blogging, so here we go! That was easy enough. I'm not promising that this blog will be entertaining, but I'll try my best to keep people interested!

We're now living in Pleasant Grove, UT with Dustin's grandparents. We're on a waiting list for some apartments in Provo. No. 3 on the list isn't too bad, so hopefully we'll get to move in soon.

Dustin is going to school at Utah Valley University and also working part-time at Buckle, a retail store in Provo. Sometimes he works pretty late, but the 40% discount sure makes it easier to handle.

Kate and I are at home together. I feel like we're both learning so much from each other! She's crawling like crazy, has a tooth coming in, and is just such a joy. The pictures that I put up are from July. I still need to figure out how to upload recent pictures from our camera onto the computer.

Love you all and hope you enjoy our blog!

Kate and her Grandpa Rex. Two peas in a pod!