Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Arizona at Last!


Arizona at last! It has been a hectic 7 weeks to say the least. But, we are finally home to Arizona, and LOVING it! Everything has been better than we could have even imagined! As I was thinking about the past 7 weeks, I realized - Lance has slept in 6 different places, been on four plane rides, and been to three states! We are excited to finally get on a good schedule. Spence started school officially today. (The past three weeks he has been doing intensive bootcamp classes in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics, as well as a week of orientation). He said school was amazing, and he is excited for a great year. Here are some pic's from AZ!


Lance is such a cutie! Whenever I bathe him, or change his diaper, or dress him... he starts crying, cause he is such a wimpie to the cold. Good thing we live in AZ! Hence, when I bathe him, I cover him up in warm washcloths, so he enjoys it more! :)


Here is a picture of the outside of our apartment complex. It is beautiful! It is great cause we still have the palm trees from Cali mixed in with AZ Cactus!


Last night we had a BBQ with some fellow T-birds! The HU family from Taiwan and Charlie and his wife Michelle. Charlie is from Australia (not pictured) and his wife is from Orange County. It was really cute, the Taiwan family brought rice noodles and this Bubba Tea that had tapioka balls in the bottom of it for us to try - what a cultural adventure already!


Lance is such a cutie! We love him to pieces!


Here is a picture of our kitchen - as you can see I have attempted to become a little more domestic down here - I am holding some corn that I dolled up on our way out to BBQ it on the grills they have down by the pools! Thanks Heavens for Baby Bjorn - it is amazing, I absolutely love it.


As you can see Lance loves the baby bjorn as well!


Here is my little GAP guy, looking adorable as usual!


Here is the outside of our apartment complex - we live upstairs, and have a nice covered parking stall for our car.


Here is a view of the pool - sweet. I definitely believe we will spend PLENTY of time here! Please share any advice regarding how old babies need to be before you can take them swimming!

13 comments:

Jonna & Eric said...

Glad to see you guys are settled and you posted a new blog. Always fun. Looks like you guys have some good weather...we are in a down poor as we speak, but it is very needed. Well keep up on the blogs and we will be in touch. Good luck with school spence!

Vic and Lindsay said...

Katie- Hope you are doing well, haven't talked to you since your grandma. Well Lance is mini-me Spencer. Holy cow!! So cute. I laugh that in every picture Spence is being the Robot. HaHa!! He is so funny. We miss you guys!! O by the way LOVE the baby bjorn.

Suzi said...

Great that you are all settled now in AZ and that you are enjoying it there. Lance is adorable! You look so little to have a baby, it is so crazy! I love the pics of your place too, it looks very nice and that pool will be a blast to have close by! I think, once Lance can sit up on his own, you could take him swimming, but i am not an expert. :) Take Care!!

Natalie said...

I love how you and spence instantly make friends where ever you go! Little Lance (LL) is such a doll! keep the pictures coming! Miss you!

Tenley, Robbie and Brooks said...

Katie and Spence! I am glad you guys are finally settled. I can't believe the adventures Lance has already had in his little life! I actually would not expect anything less from you two! Enjoy Arizona and Spence, good luck in school! Love you guys and miss you!

Chris and Katie said...

Looks like a pretty sweet pad, guys. Glad you are there safe n' sound!! I've been, sheepishly, but anxiously awaiting your next post, so thanks for the update!!


THat boy of yours is KILLING me softly with his cuteness. CUte parents you are.
Katie

jensens said...

you are to cute babies should be 9 mo before you put their head under but you can put them in the water at any age. if tey have bad skin wash them fast and i wouldnt do it very often.(i use to teach swimming classes thats how i know)

jensens said...

well exema i dont know how to spell it you would know like really rashy,red it looks really iritated anywhere on his body. jack has it everywhere and chlorine is so hard on his skin. smaller spots then acnemore like a rash. love you guys.

Wallin Family said...

Sounds like you guys are doing great in AZ. Lance looks just like Spence. About the swimming, all of my kids have been in the pool at about 3 months. Now they love water. Anyway, hope that helps. I don't know the real recommendations, but my kids are all still alive, right?

Erica said...

AZ looks pretty nice!!! I am glad the move went good and you are settling in!

Whitey and Amy said...

Love the Taiwanese! I have totally had that drink with the tapioca balls in it. Very jealous of the pool and the weather you are going to be having this winter. Good luck with school!

Ames Family said...

Katie I love the pics! I really wish I could have seen you and Lance. Lance and Linc kind of look alike! How funny. Darling apartment...love it.

Mauss Memories said...

Looks like an awesome place to live. Love the pictures of your cute little guy!