Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Clara's first official word is book. She said mama, dada and so forth but book is the first real word that we know for sure she knows what it means. It is the first thing she says in the morning and the last thing she says at night. She loves Mother Goose and a cute book that she can pull the flaps down to reveal what is underneath. She endlessly turns the pages and looks at the pictures.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baby Signs

This is Clara doing the sign for "more." She also recognizes the signs for up, cheerios, marshmallow, book, milk, change your diaper, yes, and eat. It has been really fun to see her respond when we do signs she wants.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Before the rain

The first two landscapes were taken on our way back from Idaho Falls yesterday. The next two were taken in my in-laws backyard. The last is a bouquet of lilacs. I liked them so much I made a similar arrangement today and used it at Young Womens.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

After the rain

It rained yesterday evening and it has been gloomy today. I am bummed because I was going to go the park with Clara.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Noodle and others

Kelly fed Clara some Raman noodles that he was eating for lunch.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Murex is a genus of medium to large sized predatory tropical sea snails. These are carnivorous marine gastropod mollusks in the family Muricidae, the murexes or rock snails. The word murex was used by Aristotle in reference to these kinds of snails, thus Murex is arguably one of the oldest classical shell names still in use by the scientific community. They live in the shallow subtidal zone, among rocks and corals.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Spiny-Keeled Heart Cockle and Coral

I had no idea what the shells were called so I looked it up.

A type of Cardium, this is a completely heart shaped shell remarkable for it's elegant form and the singular flatness of it's valves. It is a whitish color, sometimes variegated with milky spots and sometimes though more rarely with pale rose color. Inhabits the Indian ocean , the coasts of Coromandel and the Persian Gulf.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Close ups

Some photos from this weekend.


Kelly and I have some news. Kelly got into a medical school in Pomona, California called Western University. So we are moving at the end of June. We are very pleased and excited. It will be sad to leave Idaho but are looking forward to having some new experiences in a new place. I am excited to be living by my cousin Kassie and her husband Allen. Allen also goes to Western U.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Another Trip to Salt Lake

We went down to Salt Lake again! We had a fun dinner Saturday evening and party at Lauren's house after the blessing. I love all my family. Samantha, Tate, Maryn, Seth, Jackson, Clara, Daniel, and James.