Friday, July 30, 2010

Off to work

Tomorrow is my first day back at work since having Gavin. I decided to clean out the bag I take with me to work. Items I found in said bag include:
-A list of MLS numbers of houses we were considering
-The February Ensign magazine
-A list of medications pregnant women shouldn't handle
-Two Nutri-Grain bars (both very flat), two FruitSource bars, a baggie of Craisins, a mint truffle, and one stick of gum
-A receipt for zinc drops
-My library card
-Two pencils and a pen
-A note that says "Send Twin Peaks"
-A paperclip
-Instructions for infant CPR
-20 bucks I forgot I had
-An empty baggie
-Five spoons
-Six hair elastics in the pocket of my smock

I think I'm ready to go. Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pioneer Day weekend

We celebrated the 24th of July in style this year. We started on the 23rd at Salem Pond with some canoeing. The biggest moment of the evening was when we introduced Gavin to the ducks.
I think they all got along just fine. We did back away once the bread was gone, though; we were afraid they'd go for Gavin next.

Rob got some canoeing in with the nieces and nephews; I think he had about six of them in his boat. Gavin and I stayed on the shore and offered moral support.
I love how you can see Rob's reflection in that picture. That's what you get when your wife wears the biggest sunglasses in the world, honey!

On Saturday morning we interrupted Gavin's nap to drag him to the parade in Spanish Fork--his first parade!
He was okay with the situation until the firetrucks came by with their sirens blaring. (That was about three minutes into it.) From that point mommy held him and he eventually got to finish his nap.
We spent the rest of the day relaxing at home, which is how we like it. We saw a couple of fireworks from our house, but that was pretty much it for the day.

Pioneer Day feels especially significant to me this year. My parents just returned from serving as missionaries at Winter Quarters in Nebraska. Most of my own mission was spent in Nauvoo. It's hard for me to really consider all the early Saints went through without feeling guilty about how easy we have it (in terms of living conditions, lack of persecution, etc.). I am so happy to live in a place where I can feel secure in practicing my religion. I can't imagine experiencing the losses and sorrows that so many of those people went through. What a great holiday to celebrate and what a wonderful place to live!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I am finally participating in Random Thoughts Thursday. You should all give it a try!--next week, I guess, since I'm not really giving you any notice to do it this week. (Sorry, Allison; I've been wanting to do this for weeks. It's still Thursday for another 36 minutes, so this still counts. :)

Not much randomness to share today, but here's what I've got.

I really hate when people abbreviate the word tutorial as "tute." Seriously, just spell out the whole word; you sound like an idiot.

I have been a really lazy blogger recently. Events I still intend to blog about, but haven't gotten around to include: Adrienne's wedding, moving into our new house, my parents coming home from their mission, etc. Maybe someday.

If I live to be 100, my birthday will be on a Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rebecca: PharmD, SAHM

Congratulations are in order. I informed my pharmacy manager and district manager that I will not be returning to work full-time. They were both totally fine with it! I expected some sort of fight or attempt to convince me otherwise, but it was smooth sailing. So now I can officially take on my most important title: stay-at-home mom.

My new full-time job involves looking at this rather than a line of angry customers. :)

Monday, July 12, 2010