Monday, May 10, 2010

73 Days go by fast

It has been a while since I last wrote. I have written about 3 of these the past few months but Amber always wants to add something but then she doesn’t. Good thing she is on the couch and can’t get up because of the baby. I think that I should be able to get some info in. Here is something that I wrote on 2-26-10.
Just thought that I would update you on what is going on in the Stephens family. According to the blog baby counter we have 86 Days to go until the baby boy is here. We have been going to Babys RUS on a weekly basis getting cribs, changing table, stroller, clothes and a car seat. I think that we have most of the big stuff out of the way so that is good. Amber has been getting after me a little bit to move the computer room and get the babies room in order maybe in 2 months I will make the change. It seems like every time I update our blog I’m telling everyone that I got a job. I really wanted to update the blog so I got a new job. I currently work as a Customer Metrics Analyst for SUN Products. We make all kinds of soaps and clothes softener.
OK now we have magically skipped to 13 days to go. A lot has been going on at the Stephens home. The nursery is all the way finished and we just need a baby to occupy it. We are very thankful for all the wonderful things that we have received from baby showers and family.
On the church front I was called to be the Elders Quorum President a few weeks ago and it is going better than I thought it would. Amber has been a great help with allowing me to attend all of my church meetings and service opportunities. Well make sure that you keep up with the blog because I will be posting pictures of the new baby as soon as he arrives. We are still trying to figure out names but I told Amber that we should wait for the baby blessing and see how inspired I am.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It has only been a few weeks since the last entry but I thought that this was blogging material. We got married Aug 2007, Bought a house Aug 2008 and now September 2009 we found out we are pregnant and May 21st 2010 we will be having a baby. I would tell you what we are having but I’m afraid that my father might read this and he doesn’t want to know until we have it. According to the Dr. he said that the baby is healthy and everything looks normal.

Friday, December 11, 2009

4 Months later

Well not too much has been going on since I last wrote. This is probably why I never wrote. I have been waiting for Amber to update something but I guess what I say she says also. Last time I wrote I was working at BD Medical in Sandy UT and I’m still there. I think that I have been there for about 8 months and enjoying my time there. I have become the specialist at GPC analysis and if you ever want to know about Molecular weights and Molecular numbers I am always happy to explain the theory of it.

Before we left for Hawaii I spent some time with my best friend Brien in St. Louis. I hadn't spent anytime hanging out with him so I decided that since I went out there with him I should visit before he came home. Brien was graduating from St. Louis University with a PhD in Psychology. I had a great time catchup on a lot of stuff and just hanging out. We were able to see a lot of the sights and also a Cardinals baseball game.

Amber and I spent some time in Hawaii with Steve, Clarice, Jen, Chad and the kids. It was a lot of fun to be there with her family. One morning we all decided to go to the beach and I asked Ava if she was excited to go to Makapuu and she said “That sounds pooie” and she didn’t want to go. We had a great time with the kids and the family. Hopefully we can do it again another time with more kids. The only negative of the trip was no TV. We didn’t have TV so we went to bed early and got up early.

This is our Friend Paul Santos. We ran into him at Boots and Kimo. We found out that he worked in movies and TV shows on the Island and he invited us to the set of LOST. Well he told us to come around Midnight to Wainie. Well we showed up and I'm sure that he really didn't think that we would show. We got pictures with him before we left and we also got T-Shirts saying that we were part of the film crew.

Steve's friend Frank took us out on a yacht around part of the Island. The ride was great but we didn't see any dolphins.

When we got home I started school at the University of Utah in Material Science and Engineering. I thought that since I work with Polymers and enjoy it I should pursue more education towards that subject. Today was my last day of classes and I’m getting ready for finals. This semester has been really hard with working full time and going to school part time. I have classes that start at 11:00 and I go until 3:30. I drive about 75 miles a day in the car driving to work, school, work and back home. Luckily Steve was nice enough to let me borrow his Saturn with the tow bar just in case I need a tow.

I think that is all the excitement for now. Amber is at the church setting up for the Christmas Party. Hope you enjoy the blog and sorry for the long delay. Hopefully next semester I will be able to find some time to write more for our avid readers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

3 Months already

It has been a long while since I wrote something. Just a little update since May 13th. Well I don’t remember what we did in May so sorry. June Amber and I went to Disney World and it didn’t seem as magical as I remember it. Amber and I spent the first 2 days getting discount tickets to Disney World, Sea World and Bush Gardens. We went to three time share sessions and to be honest it really wasn’t worth it but now we know. I recommend doing two, three was just too much. The first day at the park we went with Jenny and the kids and it was a lot of fun.

Amber and I was able to take the kids on the tea cups and I was advised by Jenny not to spin the cups too fast because the kids might get scared and I agreed. When I got to the cups the kids wanted to go fast so I went really fast and everyone was happy.
We didn’t make it for the fireworks but we had a great time.

The next day we went to Sea World and had a great time but it was super hot. We rode Atlantis for the second ride at the park and we got soaked and everything was wet for the rest of the day. They had a lot of shows and Avery and Hudson had a great time. The rest of the vacation we spend at the pool kicking it and enjoying the sun. We rode in swan paddle boats, fished, miniature golf and tennis. I think that we spent more time playing instead of relaxing. When I got home I crashed for 13 hrs.

For the 4th of July I got to meet Ambers brother Pauls family for the first time. It was good to hangout with the kids and talk with Paul and Jennifer. Jenny, Hudson and Avery came to the pool and played too. We had a good time and hope that I can see Pauls family again. Later that night Amber and I walked to the Sugar House park to watch some fireworks because it is supposedly the last year for them.

For the 24th of July Jenny invited us down for a block party at her house. The party consisted of blow up slides, cotton candy, snow cones, zip line, a huge slip and slide, face painting and the best fireworks I have ever seen. We also celebrated Jennys birthday with lemon cake.

For our 28th Birthdays Amber surprised me with all of my friends coming over for a BBQ at our house. I had a great time with all my old roommates, Julian, Shawn, Brien, Darcy and Rachel. We just hung out and later played some card games. We were going to play Halo but it was getting late.

Our anniversary we spent our time at the ward campout in Emigration Canyon. Amber’s calling in the ward is Activities so she was incharge of a lot of the campout. We were thinking about sleeping in our house but we decided to just sleep in a tent overnight. It was very nice weather and not too cold. I think that Amber and I slept a total of 4 hrs. We had the best camp site and had foam pads but we still had rocks and a hard ground keeping us awake. Over all it was a great campout and very enjoyable to be with everyone from the ward.

I’m still at BD Medical in the QC Lab. I have been here for 4 months now and its going great. I have been learing a lot and I have been put incharge of a major project at work so that is all the excitement that I have for work. We will be leaving for Hawaii in a few more days and I’m very excited for the vacation and to see Ambers family. I’m a little stressed because I will be missing a week of school but I have talked to all the professors so I should be up to date when I get home. Well that’s the major stuff in our life hope you enjoy. I will try and write less next time.