Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What We've Been Up To

We’ve been keeping busy while we still have a little control over our schedule. Last Thursday we enjoyed an evening at the park visiting with our friends the Granges as we listened to the Symphony play in the background. It was delightful. Wade had promoted the free event as an Elders quorum activity on Sunday so a few other people from our ward were there also – that may have just been a coincidence.









As I noted in my last post, Wade is done with school so to celebrate I took him up to Bolder Friday night. We stayed at an interesting historical park called Chautauqua. Had I been more on my game we could have rented a whole cottage for pretty cheap but because of my tardiness we ended up in a small dorm style room with twin beds. It was very romantic. We went to the Symphony again that night and saw a crazy Navajo Oratorio called Enemy Slayer. It was both good and terrible but I’m glad we went to see it. It’s just the kind of thing Wade likes to do.



On Saturday we headed up to the Titze’s cabin for a ward activity. After driving around for 45 minutes Wade finally called and got directions – we were so close and yet so lost. Once there we had a fabulous time just relaxing in the cool mountain weather and enjoying all the delicious food. It was fantastic. It didn’t get my camera out too much but I couldn’t resist this picture of all these happy muddy children. You can see that they also had a great time.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Success

Wade’s last class was today. He now has a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture!

Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If this is the definition of success I think maybe Wade can just sit back and relax for a little while because to me this is who he already is.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rockies vs. Dodgers


Wade loves the Dodgers and has grown quite fond of the Rockies as well so on Monday night we went with our friends Ryan and Teri and little Isabel. Teri and I spent more time talking and people watching than actually paying attention to the game. I think the guys had a great time. The Dodgers won by lots but the Rockies at least scored their 7 so Taco Bell could do their promotional four tacos for a dollar. I craved tacos a lot at the beginning of my pregnancy and some days they still sound pretty good.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Update

See the several posts below to see what the Finlinson's have been up to since April.

A quick update - 5 more weeks until my due date and I’m still feeling great. Wade’s last class will officially be on July 25th and he will have his Masters in Landscape Architecture then I guess real life can begin.

4th of July Weekend

This was a rare 4th of July that I actually got to spend with Wade. Most years since we have been married it seems he has been working at a baseball park somewhere. This year we spent a fabulous weekend in Oak City. We went to the parade in Delta, had a family BBQ in the afternoon, then took Kage and Kali to see the fireworks in the evening. It was a long but fun day. Wade and Mama and Papa Fin



Wade entertaining the nieces and nephews




Misty 33 weeks Eden ~29 weeks


We took the long rout home and stopped in Ogden so I could meet my cousin Eden for lunch. She is going to have a baby girl in September. It is going to be so fun to have some babies in the family!

California While Wade Was Away

At the end of June my dear husband left me for 10 days to do a class in the wilderness called Ecology of Residency with Terry Tempest Williams an environmental conservationist writer that Wade has a not so secret crush on.

While he was gone I was a little lonely so I went to see my family in California. It felt so great to be there. My home town has changed quite a bit but it’s still home. It was nice and HOT and I got to go swimming every day and spend lots of time with my family. I love every minute of it. I don’t have a lot of pictures, but we did get this very important picture to show my belly at 31 weeks (and it’s still growing).

Showered with Love!

In June the wonderful women we work with threw Kasey and I a shower. It’s going to be sad to leave such a great office. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time. Bobbie made my little guy a gorgeous quilt and the other ladies pooled together and bought me a car seat. Laura, Julie, Patty, Leslie, Bobbie
Kasey, Sue, Me


24 hours in NY

Since we were already so close We also took a quick trip to New York to see GK and Susanna and Steve and Hillary. While in New York we had to make a stop at Yankee stadium to see the field before it’s gone forever. Wade took several pictures of the filed and grass and explained grass fungi to me – yuck. I was a little chilly and it was starting to rain so I bought a souvenir Yankee blankee. It was a little pricy, but it kept us warm. I hope baby Fin is a yankee fan.



Wade contemplating life while we wated at the Long Island Airpor




Susanna, GK, and Reggie - We love these guys


Breakfast with the Riss at Dizzy's


Me and Wade, Steve and Hillary, and Susanna and GK


The fabulous Waffle truck. This is a must find in NY!


And the Yankee blankee!







Baltimore

It has been so long since I have posted. Sorry! Hopefully I can get back in gear now. Well let’s jump back to May. Wade had a green roof conference in Baltimore. He spent most of his time at the conference. I got to relax and spend time with friends. We stayed with Michelle and Lauritz, who showed us a great time and I got to see my friend Sarah while I was there too.

Misty, Lauritz, and Michelle at Five Brothers (a burger joint)




My beatufil friend Sarah and her little guy, Carson