July 2010The Wallace House: July 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Temple Square

My mom and dad are in town this week for EFY session directing in Logan.  They flew into Salt Lake today and we all (Thomas & I, Laurin-Mark-Emma-Max, and Kelli) met them for lunch at Cafe Rio then we all went to the Museum of Church History and Art.  After that, the Woodlands headed home and the rest of us went to temple square to see this cool to-scale model of the Salt Lake Temple (it shows how the inside looks).  We also searched out Ali Teerlink who just barely started her mission on Temple Square and we also found Nellie Mackey who just barely started her mission too!  It was fun to see them and talk to them for a little bit.  After temple square we went to Cold Stone and enjoyed yummy ice cream!
 
At the museum they had some gold plates that were the same estimated weight as the ones Joseph had to carry while he ran from the thieves/attackers.  You could (try to) lift them and they were SO heavy!  I could barely hold them up and definitely can not imagine having to run with them!
 
the ship bunks.  Thomas can hardly fit!

Monday, July 26, 2010

California!

Because the family I nanny for was taking a vacation I decided I should take one too!  So I invited Laurin, Emma, and Max to come along with me to California.  The drive was miserable--13.5 hours each way (regularly it's only a 10ish hour drive) but the vacationing was fun!...and relaxing!  We drove to California on Saturday the 17th and drove home Sunday the 25th.  Thomas had a meet and greet with Ernst&Young the following Tuesday so he flew to Sacramento early to join us on Thursday.  Our trip consisted of:

  • Spending time with family
  • Swimming
  • Breakfast @ Grandma & Grandpa's
  • Going to the park
  • Taking the dogs for walks
  • Playing Frisbee golf on Wii Sports Resort (x29839048234)
  • Eating out
  • Spending one full work day with Mom (8am-6pm)
  • Shopping
And just pretty much hanging out--and enjoying the time off work :]

 
our first stop on the 13.5 hour drive
 
we got to see our cousin, jordan, for the first time since he got home from his mission in Japan

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Farmers Market

Thomas came home today!!!  It was a long and lonely week without him.  So excited for him to finally be home!...now one more week and I leave him behind when it's my turn to go to California.  Excited to go to California but not so excited to be apart again!!...especially since I'll miss our 2nd anniversary!

Also...went to Farmers Market today and did pretty well!  I don't know if I would do it again though just because of the heat and all the work it takes to bring everything there, set up, take down, and all the time of sitting there all morning & afternoon.
 
Rosette magnets & push pins
 
Rosette headbands and shoe clips
 
 Fabric flower bobby pins
Rosette bangles & other accessories

Friday, July 9, 2010

KPMG

This week Thomas is in California for a summer leadership program with KPMG.  He flew to Sacramento to spend the 4th with his family and then drove to San Francisco for his program and stayed there for two nights and then went back to Sacramento to spend a little more time with his family.  He comes home tomorrow--woohoo!!!  Kelli has been staying the night with me but still it is so lonely without him!!--even though the silence has been nice--practically no TV for a week...for that part, I'm in heaven.  For every other part--time to come home!!!  Thomas said his leadership program was really fun and he got to know a lot of people in the San Francisco office.  He has another meet and greet type thing in two weeks with Ernst&Young.  We're hoping these meetings will open doors for internships and jobs! :]

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday, Emma!!

Emma Boo turned 2 today!!!  We celebrated her birthday yesterday with cake&ice cream and lots and lots of presents!  Most of my family (Mom&Dad, Thomas & I, Kelli, Jamie, Chris, Grandma Masters) chipped in on a "Big Piano" for Emma.  It's a piano mat made by FAO Schwarz that you walk across to play.  You can record songs you make and change the keys to make different sounds (piano, trumpet, horn, violin, etc).  Emma wasn't really sure what to do at first but I think she likes it!  She also got finger puppets, a movie, books, puzzles, and more!  Lucky girl :]

 
Happy Birthday, Emma!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

4th of July 2010

Even though I was sad to not celebrate the 4th with Thomas I still had a great time with my sisters!  Kelli and I went to a BBQ Laurin and Mark set up for their friends in the ward and then watched the kids do fireworks in the street.  Pictures are worth 1000 words so I will save you the boring stuff and you can judge for yourself all the fun we had by looking at the pictures! (oh...except PS...so as not to confuse you for tomorrow's post this was really on the 3rd of July...we're weird...we are celebrating the 4th on the 3rd and the 5th on the 4th...you'll see)

 
this weird cat came up to us after the BBQ and just wanted to sit on our laps and be cuddled. what random cat does that?
 



emma didn't really like the fireworks...
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