Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Angriest Easter Bunny

We have added some pictures of Zoe taken this Spring to our Picasa account. Here is a sample of some of the cuteness that can be found.

Click the image below to see all the pictures.

Spring 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

The grass looks Green-er

When the Greens are in your front lawn! Holy crap, Andrew and Andrea Green just stopped by. They are visiting from California for Andrew's brother's graduation. We haven't seen them since they left Orem before Zoe was born. Of course, they were smitten with Zoe and the feeling seemed mutual. Maybe we will get to see them again before their unborn child is 10 months old!


So, after I titled this, I realized that I'm not even sure if "Domo" is Japanese. Either way, we would like to bid farewell to our friends the Petersens. They are on their way to Japan as we speak. They are going to teach english there and after that, they are going to spend some time (a few years) in Sweden, where Eleanor is from. We loved spending time with them while they were here and Zoe is going to miss Christina - she was one of her only gal pals. Oh well, now she gets all the boys to herself.
Good luck Petersens! We will miss you! (Insert appropriate Japanese phrase here)!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Littlest Sea Monkey

Zoe got to go swimming today!! No, it is not warm enough for outdoor pools, but we went to the Orem Rec Center and got our swim on. It took Zoe a little while to "warm" up to the not so warm water (I thought an indoor pool would be much warmer) but after she did she loved it. She kicked and splashed and tried to drink the water - just like she does in the bathtub. I think she would have stayed there all day if I had packed a lunch for us. I'm thinking we are going to have a TON of fun this summer.
Sorry there are no pictures it was just me and Zoe and a friend and her 6-month old. Maybe next time James will get to come as well. We really missed him.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Wow, after so much bad news, finally something good to post. And this is something that I really didn't see coming and makes me happier than anything else (besides James and Zoe). Today my mom told me that my brother Garrett proposed to his girlfriend and they are getting married next May. HOORAY!! I am so excited for them, I got to meet Heather when I was in NM a few weeks ago. She's nice and they seem to get along really well. Seriously, Garrett, if you EVER read this, I am so happy for you. I've always thought you would be an awesome family guy so you better prove me right!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Great Aunt Mary

I felt like titling this post "Will it ever end?" but thought this would be more respectful. On Tuesday night, my parents called to let me know my great aunt Mary had died. She broke her hip on Easter and as they were transferring her to a rehab center she stopped breathing. My aunt Mary was an amazing lady and I love her so much. She was like another grandma to me and I loved visiting her each time I came to New Mexico. She was a wonderful penpal, even to Zoe. I wish I could go to the funeral services tomorrow but money is way tight after all we've been dealing with and I just can't drag Zoe on another trip. They have been pretty hard on her lately.
Mary was the first in her family to get a real education (like, past the fifth grade) and she put her smarts to work. She wrote a book called A Roof Against the Rain. It is like The Grapes of Wrath, only better because it is true. You can check it out at Amazon or Xlibris, the publishing company. She even let me "help" her with the book. She doesn't own a computer so she had me type her manuscript and send it to the publisher. When I sent her the disk she didn't even open the envelope because she was afraid of smudging the words off of the disk. I will really really miss her. Oh yeah, that's me she's holding in the picture when I was 9 months old. Hey, that's how old Zoe is now.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Brokeback on the Mountain

On Friday night we got news that my cousin Jessie had broken his back in a skiing accident. We spent Saturday in Salt Lake at the LDS Hospital visiting him.

It turns out that he broke his neck and back but will not need surgery. He can walk and move around if he wears his back and neck brace. He will have to wear it for the next 3 months.

Jessie's mom (my aunt Chris) and my other aunt, Cheri are coming out to Utah to see Jessie and take him back to Oregon.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Mii Familia

Our Nintendo Wii allows you to create little characters called Mii's. We were feeling crazy one day and decided to create our families. Here are the results for my family. See if you can figure out who is who.

Dozens of Cousins

Well, maybe not a dozen, but a lot anyway. Zoe got to be with all of her cousins (on James' side) while we were in Oregon. James also got to see all of his cousins (except for Tom and Joy's "coffee bean") but we didn't get any pictures. They probably wouldn't have been as cute anyway.

[left to right: Tre (JoAnne's); Jordan, Belen, and Rebekah (Fern's); and Zoe (ours of course)]

Monday, April 9, 2007

Uncle John

On Saturday March 31, 2007, my uncle John Montgomery passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bend, OR. He was a great man and will be greatly missed.

Desta and I found out the sad news on Sunday morning. That night we went up to Alta Ski Resort to tell my cousin Jessie the news. At the resort we made the decision to drive to Oregon early Monday morning to be with my family. Jessie stayed with us Sunday night and drove with us in the morning.

We were only in town until Wednesday, because Jessie and I had to work on Thursday, but we are so glad we could be there to offer what support we could. Our love and prayers are with my aunt Cheri and her two boys Kellen and Cody. We love you guys so much.