Sunday, January 24, 2010

San Diego and Woody's Homecoming

*I've updated this post with a few new pictures since it was first published*

This weekend was a busy one for us. On Saturday afternoon we went down to San Diego to visit my cousin Katrina and her family. They just had a new baby last Saturday so it was so fun to be able to meet little Seth (little meaning newborn, he was actually a pretty big baby weighing in at 9 lbs 12 oz) . Newborns are so precious, there is just something about their peaceful innocence that makes me want to have that again in our house. Ha ha, until I remember what it was really like to have a newborn keeping me up all night. BTW, if I were to get pregnant now Julia would be the same age as Ali is now when the baby is born. Hmm, maybe that wouldn't be so bad. Here's me and Julia with Seth and Ali.
Then we headed over to San Diego State University for a little of this:
BYU basketball was playing SDSU. We met up at the game with Robert's freshman roommate Taylor, who was in town for a conference, and one of Robert's accounting friends from BYU, Daniel Reeves, who now lives in Escondido. It was a really exciting game and it was good seeing some old friends. Both teams kept trading off who was in the lead, but in the end the Cougars prevailed with a 71-69 win. Go Cougars!Today after we went to our church we headed out to West L.A. to see Robert's cousin Woody, who returned home on Friday from his mission in Antofagasta, Chile. He spoke in church today and did really well with the little time he had. He let us know that area is so dry and desolate (it is the Atacama Desert) that NASA regularly tests probes there for practice on being on Mars. So essentially we are to infer from this that Woody has just returned from Mars.

Afterwards we met back up at the Wheat's house for some lunch and chitchat. Julia was introduced to Kevin J. Fluffernutter, the newest addition to the Wheat family. The Wheat's share custody of him with Amanda's family (Daniel's girlfriend. And if you don't know who Daniel is, just don't worry about it.)

At first, Julia wasn't really interested. "So what, Mom," she told me, "It's just another stuffed animal." Then he started hopping around and scampering down the hall. Now she was really interested. I have never seen her crawl as fast as she did going up and down the hallway trying to catch that poor bunny. She really liked to pull on his ears, and I tried my best not to let her manhandle him too much. Here she is with Kevin:
In all the commotion I completely forgot to take a picture of Woody and actually had Robert go back to the house after we had left to snap a picture. After all, we were there to welcome home Woody! Unfortunately, by then Woody had already taken off to a friends house. What a missed bloggertunity! Luckily, Wendy e-mailed me a picture from today to post! Here's Woody with the Stake President.
And that's it from us. Have a great week everyone!
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