Monday, September 22, 2008

Update and Happy Anniversary

OK, so it has been awhile since we posted anything, sorry. We have kept ourselves pretty busy. Alyssa started second grade this month, and Ambrey started Pre-K (for those of you who are not familiar with the Pre-K program, it is something that New York does to help prepare kids for kindergarten). Both seem to be doing fairly well so far.
Anna is just getting over her first ear infection, which means that we got very little sleep last week. Fortunately we have all recovered. She is not yet crawling, but she scoots around a lot, and is starting to dance to music (hopefully I will get it on video because it is kind of cute).
Janna is enjoying her time with Anna while the girls are at school. She also got called to work in the nursery at church, which she is excited about.
Not much has changed for me. I am still in school (and wondering if I will ever be able to say anything else), and currently doing my third rotation, which incidentally ends this week, at a hospital near by.
Since I will likely not have the time to put up extra posts, we would like to wish Jeremy and Shannon a Happy Anniversary. We would also like to wish Tyler and Apryl a very "Happy Anniversary" as well. We hope that you guys are all able take some time to have fun, and reflect on the good times that you have had together.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Zoo

For those who check this blog on a regular basis, I am sorry that we have not posted anything for awhile. We do have some exciting news that we would like to share, we have less than 16 months left here!
We went to the Buffalo Zoo on Saturday. It is about half the size of the Hogle Zoo, but we were pleasantly surprised with the variety of animals that we were able to see. It also seemed like we were able to get closer to the animals (specifically the lions, tigers, and bears), which was pretty cool. The zoo has a polar bear that we visited just after arriving (probably around 11:00). When we first saw it we watched it swim laps for about 10-15 minutes before moving on to the next attraction. On our way back out (around 3:00) we stopped back by and found that it was still doing the same thing. What an exciting life.OK, so the train is not as big or as cool as the one in Utah, but at least they have one. The track is laid out in an area that is about as wide as our old back yard in Utah was, and twice as deep. At least the kids seemed to enjoy it.

Check out the bite on this lion.