Monday, January 25, 2010

Cheapest Mom You Know

So, when I send him off to school in these, sometimes I wonder if I am the cheapest mom alive. We found these authentic moon boots in the house, and since they fit, S inherited them. They had to belong to one of Phil's youngest brothers, which means they haven't been worn in 20+ years.
Other times, when I send him off to school in these, I can only think of this:

Monday, January 18, 2010

Small Town Schooling

We enrolled S at the local elementary school since we weren't (still aren't really) sure how long we'd be staying with Phil's Mom (Phil's arranged for a leave of absence from work). Sometime during the first week, when I went to pick him up after school, he was making gun gestures with his fingers.

"Gun games at school?" I said
"Here we can!" With obvious glee.

Welcome to small town America.

Time Flies...

... when you're livin' in your mother-in-laws basement.
I can't believe it's been nearly two months since I last posted, a pretty busy two months too. However, as I heard repeatedly from those who left India while I was there, life back in the USofA can seem pretty boring by comparison. Turns out that everyday can pretty much be the same here, you can always get hot water, your electricity is reliable. You're only relying on your dishwasher, washing machine, and car, not a whole staff of help. And, what do you know? The machines are for more reliable, but really far less interesting. So, I'm not sure what I'll be posting about... Small town Utah tales? Aren't my children cute posts? Pregnancy complaints?

Here's a few photos of the Holiday haps in our new/old world, to tide you over as I rediscover my blogvoice:

Snow Fort Building

Assisting Snow Fort Building


Nativity Acting (and Picking)
Tidepool Exploring
OJ Making
Seeing 2009 Into the Sunset
Christmas with family in UT. New Years with more family in California/Mexico. It's been great to spend so much time with those we missed while we were so far away.