Thursday, April 26, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Here is a pic of me and Allison. She is the blonde. For those of you who may have forgotten what I look like, I am the brunette on the left. Her birthday is tomorrow (4/17) plus she will be out of town this weekend, so I figured this weekend would be the perfect time to go and secure housing for the summer. Yes, I will be returning to Dallas for the summer to work for Texas Instruments in their Finance Leadership Development Program. My first day of work is the Tuesday after Memorial Day. I'm pretty excited to see what they will have me do. And hopefully it won't be getting coffee and picking up lunch for everyone. Plus, this means I will be in Dallas to celebrate the Championship that WILL be won by the Mavs.
I'll be heading up to San Jose, CA for Allison's brother's wedding in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the mirror-smiling baby will see me while I'm out there. I fly back on the same day that Mom flies out there--we'll probably pass by each other in mid-air.
Teaching gospel doctrine is still going on, though this Sunday is my second-to-last day to teach. I'm trying to give my lessons a little something extra--you know, so that I can go out with a bang.
Other than that, not much else is happening. The semester is starting to wind down--can't wait for it to be over.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
For Easter we had dinner down in Livermore with Steve's extended family. We did an easter egg hunt for the adults. There were 5 or 6 people (including me) and 40 eggs. I got 15. That's right, I kick butt especially when it comes to finding candy.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
There is guacamole all over her mouth...so cute. She made some of the funniest faces. I'm not quite sure if she liked it or not; I don't think she was sure either.
So for some reason she has started to suck her two fingers. She has done it at least two times this week. I personally feel like its either a thumb or a pacifier. Anybody else have thoughts on this?
Friday, April 6, 2007
Now this is my life at home. I've taken over the guest room. I can spread all my text books out over the bed and have my laptop on. Yes, I'm in my jammies because the best study is late at night or early in the morning and changing clothes is too much work. :o) (When hygiene becomes a burden, you know you are too stressed!)
Ok, so I am lame and included the hail. But it was so cool, just another wild spring storm in Texas. People a mile away from us never even got more than a sprinkle of rain. You can see all the hail on the ground...some were pea-sized, but most were the size of a large marble. The temperature had to have dropped from 84 to 60's within the hour. Our temps are supposed to be in the 60's all weekend with lows in the 40's. Now how cool is that for Texas in April!
Love to all and I look forward to reading blogs from everyone. You have to participate because it is the only fun I'm having right now. :o)
P.S. Matt, can't wait to see a pic of Allison...or your broken finger. :o)
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Here is a picture from my half marathon two weekends ago (March 24). I ran it with two girls in my ward. Erin, me, Jamila (we did not coordinate the pink, it just happened--By the way, this picture was taken after the race so we were all sweaty and tired.) I later found out there were a whole lot of other people from our ward running it. My goal time was 2:15:00, but I ran it in 2:03:41. I loved it!! I had bought some new running shoes (actually 2 pairs) the night before at the expo where I picked up my racing packet. I decided that I was going to wear them in the race, which is never highly looked upon, but I didn't care. My mentality was, It's only 13 miles. I got a few blisters, but I was going to get some either way. My next half marathon is in September in Virginia Beach and my goal time for that one is 1:50:00.
I only have 2 1/2 weeks until the Salt Lake Marathon. I'm excited and scared.....a little more scared than excited, though. Hopefully that will change soon. I got my marathon shoes in the mail last week. (I had ordered these before I went to the half marathon expo and bought the other two) They are gorgeous!!! If I get the iPod shuffle that I want they should match perfectly. I'm will be breaking them in the next few weeks. I'm excited to go back to Utah, and get away from here! Which reminds me, Steve is dating someone. A girl he works with at Sky Box. And....she's Mormon. He needs a swift kick in the buttocks. And I'd be happy to be the one to give it to him. Today I made the reservation for the pre-marathon dinner that we are having at Thaifoon. It should be a pretty good turn out. Around 20+ people. (Jake has not yet responded--also, someone who needs a swift kick in the buttocks.)
Well, I think that's about it for now. I can't wait to see what all of you post and to know how everything is going. Love ya
Welcome to the Van Leeuwen, Perkins, and Palmer website! Alright, so upload some pictures, and tell everyone a little about what's going on. On the right is a place to put your favorite websites. If everyone could add one or two webistes to get a top ten and if we want to put more on then we can change that.
If you are wondering why the picture to the left is a little crazy its because anytime I put the camera up to take a picture of Rebecca, she won't smile and just stares at the camera. So I keep the camera out of site, get her to smile, and then whip the camera out to take a picture. This is one the results.
The smaller picture to the right is Rebecca in a Bumbo chair. Ashley Palmer has a niece who is about 5 monthes older than Rebecca and they bought this chair for her (her name being Addison). She grew out of it quickly and they sent it to Ashley to use for Dayne. Dayne is too young for it, so Rebecca gets to borrow it. This was her first time to sit in it during Sunday General Conference at Grandma and Grandpa's. She is getting so BIG!