Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Utah, Here We Come!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Life has settled into nice routine, which is why I haven't blogged in a little while—not too much to talk about! One interesting thing did happen to us, though, in the last week. The bishop paid us a little visit last Saturday and released us from our callings and gave us new ones. We were surprised because we've only been serving in those capacities for a few months.

(Members of our church volunteer to help out in tons of different ways. I'd been working with the teenage girls in our congregation, and Ryan had been working with the Boy Scouts.)

On Sunday Ryan was sustained as the new ward mission leader and me as a ward missionary. I'd never pictured us in these roles (and for some reason, especially not at our age), but we're excited to get involved in this new capacity.

Ryan is busier than he's ever been, and between managing the complex, his long work hours, his CPA studies, our new baby, and now this new calling, I feel like the Lord is really stretching us. I know many of you are juggling a lot more than this, but for right now, I think I have just about all the balls in the air that I can handle. It's amazing how when you think you've got all you can handle, the Lord tosses you another ball, and before long, without even knowing, you're ready for another ball. I'm so grateful for the help He sends when I need it and for the confidence He blesses us with when we're doing all we can.

All in all, I've never been happier or more fulfilled. We are blessed beyond what we deserve. I mean, just check out this handsome little chunker heaven sent us!

Friday, October 17, 2008

All Smiles

Our baby is starting to fill out! And he's smiling up a storm.

See Rachel's blog for the read "large and in charge" shot.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Not a newborn for much longer...

Wasn't Conference wonderful? I think my favorite talk was Elder Anderson's talk on not knowing everything but knowing enough. I love this time of year. It hardly feels like fall yet in California; October seems more like an extension of summer. But this afternoon after Conference we drove out to the coast, and we passed gorgeous pumpkin patches tucked away in a valley. It finally felt like fall!

At our doctor's appointment on Friday, we found out Trenton weighs 12 pounds now, putting him in the 80th percentile for weight. He's getting chubby! He's starting to burst out of his newborn onesies, which actually makes me a little sad! But I'm excited to see the changes in him, like the double chin he's developing and the more frequent smiles he's rewarding us with.

Trenton was a trooper today for our little photo shoot! (Sorry I'm in so many of them!) Enjoy!

I love this last one. He looks like an upsidedown Superman.

And his expression in this one--Ah! I love this kid!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Erica's Pantry!

I've been wanting to start a cooking blog for ages, but until now, time hasn't allowed it. Hopefully the little guy will give me just enough time to share my cooking adventures with any of you. I'm always looking for healthy, practical and, every now and then, elaborate meal ideas, and this will be my place to share what I find! Hop on over and let me know what you think!!