Monthly Archives: February 2013

Valentine’s Day 2013


Happy Valentine’s Day!!

This year, Valentine’s was a little anti-climatic for us. I didn’t go out of my way to make Megan’s Valentines like last year – which disappointed her a little, and Adam and I didn’t really do anything special for each other. He was recovering from his trip to Australia, and I was also recovering from his trip to Australia. So I asked him if we could just order Cafe Rio for dinner and keep it low-key (and delicious.)

I did get each of the girls a Valentine’s gift. Megan got a new book and a new mini Lalaloopsy and Jane got some Toy Story Squinkies. This was our first experience with Squinkies, and Jane loved them! But how do we keep track of them!?!? Oh, and we bought a little Valentine’s cake from someone in the ward. Mmmmmm…cake…

Here is a picture of my girls from last Valentine’s and from this Valentine’s. I can’t believe how much Jane has changed.


I ❤ my girls and my husband. Hope you had a lovely day.

Adam turns 30! Twice!!!


On February 6th, Adam boarded a plane bound for Sydney Australia. When he arrived in Australia, it was February 8th. His 30th birthday!!!


He went to Australia to gather some information that should help further his dissertation. We are hopeful that the trip will produce great results for his research.

While there, Adam manned these massive Radio Telescopes, and directed them where to look for the information he was seeking.
He took a bike out to the telescopes so he could see them up close. I love this picture because there are kangaroos just hanging around by the telescopes.


He spent many hours and worked late into the night controlling the telescopes. He said it was so awesome and he had a great time.

He had a little time to check out what Australia had to offer. Here is the famous Opera House in Sydney.

We celebrated his birthday here without him, on what was actually the 9th for him. We really missed him, but it was fun to track him 8,000 miles away!

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I hope I haven’t totally botched the description of what he did there. I only really understand the basics…and even that is an exaggeration!

I am glad that Adam got to do something fun and exciting and that he loved for his 30th birthday. The girls really missed him (especially Janie!) and they were so excited to see him when he got home.


I love you Adam and I’m glad every day of my life that you were born!!!!

Happy Chinese New Year


Sunday, February 10th, was Chinese New Year. Megan’s Chinese class had a big celebration the Friday before, and Megan had such a wonderful time.

She was insistent that we release a balloon up into the sky to wish her brother Jack a “Happy Chinese New Year.”


Megan is such a sweet and tender girl. I am glad that her brother is often on her mind and that she wants him to be a part of her life.

Happy Chinese New Year, Jack!!!