Friday, 29 August 2008

To JAGER

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAGER! I love you and miss you berry much".

-millie

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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

RAT


Brady gave Millie two wafers and told her to bring one to me. She started walking over but abruptly stopped and turned around so I couldn't see her. I then hear a CrUnChing sound. She (a.k.a. The Rat) flips back around and hands me the wafer with the chunk out of it like it was no big deal. I said, "Um, Millie don't you think you should eat the one you took the bite out of and let me have the other one"? She said, "No mommy, dad said to give you that one, this one is mine, Sharing is Caring".

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Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Miss Millie

I was bored last night and decided to straighten Millie's hair. It was a little scary how happy she was to have her picture taken.




Friday, 22 August 2008

Monday, 18 August 2008

R.I.P.


Our friends the Swintons have been letting us borrow their hunk-of-junk car for the past week and it has been awesome. The BEAST (as we like to call it) has no air conditioning, the trunk slams on my head every time I get something out, the car light doesn't work, the front of the glove box falls off when I open it, the sun visors are constantly falling down, but the BEST part of the BEAST is the lack of radio. Brady and I resort to singing classic 80's music at the top of our lungs with the windows rolled down. Anywho, we decided to venture into the Cotswolds this past weekend. We took Millie to Birdland and we all loved it. I am really not a huge bird person but it was great. We had so much fun.

Millie just may be the next Vana White

We were so close to the penguins that we could actually touch them. Don't worry we didn't, but we were that close.

This little bird was so cute and friendly. It followed Millie everywhere she went. It probably thought she had food for it.
Just thought he was a pretty little guy


Next we drove to Lower Slaughter. It was a perfect picturesque town will a working water mill.


Our next stop in the Cotswolds was a little place called Stow-On-The-Wold. There was a lovely little church and I always adore an old grave yard. Weird I know.


This was my favorite picture of the day. It looks like it came right out of the Princess Bride or something. The door literally looked like it was growing out of the trees.

While Mill napped Brady and I enjoyed a spot of afternoon tea.

The cup fits his personality perfectly doesn't it.

So we come to the close of a lovely day and on the way home the BEAST let us down. We were stuck with a dead car and a dead cell phone with no working car lights. Brady would hail a car every 15 minutes to see if Eisha had found someone to come to our rescue. (Luckily we got the Swinton's number out of Brady's phone before it died!) A cute couple in our ward picked us up and we made it home sometime after midnight. The BEAST was left on the side of the road and will be sold as scrap. Thank you for the fun times while it lasted.

R.I.P.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Who Knew

We found out there is a Chili's a few towns over from us and we were so excited we jumped in the car and drove an hour just to eat dinner. I was not disappointed! Yum! I was in real need of some "American" food.








Last weekend Brady and I decided to take a special trip to see some animals for Millie but it didn't turn out as planned. Not only was it raining like crazy but it was suppose to take 2 hours to get there and when we had already been driving for that long we hit Holiday traffic; Not Fun. We made a quick decision to ditch the animals and head to Salisbury instead. We went and saw their beautiful cathedral and wandered through the town. Millie napped in the car all the way home but when she woke up she asked where the animals were so we took her to the pet store and called it good. Aren't we great parents. We promise lions and wolfs and settle for rabbits in a cage. Oh well, she didn't seem to mind.




Eisha is home alone right now with her new baby boy, so we had them over for homemade chicken noodle soup. Millie couldn't have been happier to hold baby Thomas. She was so cute.
Brady and I still don't know where we will be settling after we leave Oxford in 5 weeks but we will be heading back to Utah at least for a visit. It's been really hard on me not knowing what is happening next but I know things will work out for the best. He has interviews lined up with a couple different companies and has sent out a ton of applications, including for a job in Bahrain. Yicks!

Saturday, 2 August 2008

The Rad Reitz's

We got a sweet package in the mail today from our friends the Reitz Family. Millie got her very own Real Salt Lake Uniform and Brady and I got a TON of American candy!! YUM
Thanks so much you guys, that was a fantastic surprise.



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