Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Big 1 Month Anniversary

Well folks its been a while since my last post and I figured it was time for me to put forth two more of my cents (sense). That sounds al lot like my entries in the journals I usedto write. It has been a nice Sunday and Alex has been relatively happy. He's currently running around with a Mickey Mouse shirt on playing with red LED flashlight that belongs to his uncle Jacob (sorry Jake).

Washington is so nice. We (I) love it up here. People think we are crazy for having left the perpetual sunshine for the perpetual rain. I don't even realize it rains that much here. It drizzles a lot but for the most part it really is just overcast all the time. It makes you appreciate the sunshine all that much more.

I went on a flight test this week for one of the newer boeing jets for a high class customer this past week and I must say it was nice to go above the clouds for a bit and see the sunshine and the horizon. The flight was pretty boring and routine (i was in coach :( ) but it was a neat experience.

We are very excited about the prospect of having another Foote in the household. Sarah is convinced it is a girl because while she loves little boys lately she has been fauning all over the little girls. She is also thinking about getting a job at Target in the evenings so she can spend "Unreasonable Amounts of Money" without feeling guilty. I agree with her. It would let her get out and meet some more people and she is not nearly as sick this time. If you have any opinions please let us know. By the way congrats to Jo for the new job.

From this point forward Sarah will be typing. If I don't type again I love you all and I hope you know that I love you too! =)

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Friday, January 20, 2006

Home Sweet Home

Welcome to our new home!
I've attached pictures of all the main rooms
minus our bedrooms (which are not ready for this photo-op).
I am wanting to make my place super cute...
so, if you have any decorating ideas, please share.
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This is my new clock (it's even cuter in person)
Where would you put it?

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(The common area)
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The Kitchen that I LOVE!
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The Living Room
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Our Fireplace
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The Lounge Room ( aka:dinning room)
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Monday, January 09, 2006

The Great Planner

Alex is making plans of his own as he decorates
the floor plans of our new apartment.

He has really developed a love for drawing lately. Tonight we took a pen & paper away from him. The next time we turned around he had climbed on top of the counter top to retrieve them.
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Well this time it is Matthew talking. I guess this has been one of the most fascinating times ever. We've experienced a wonderful new place. Washington is absolutely gorgeous. No offense to you wonderful Zonies and your brown adobe homes, your articulate cacti and bushes, and the wonderful brown of the horizon but you guys haven't seen nothing yet. This place just has the most beautiful earthy spirit about it. Trees are everywhere with lots of grass and plenty of squirrels. As Sarah put it, it is like living in Payson but with all the great stuff of "city-livin". We can't wait until you folks can all come out here and visit us.

One thing of particular notice to those of you like myself is the change in lifestyle and area. The restaraunts are all different and so are the people. I guess I had a leg up in Arizona where I could understand the fast food "voicebox" talking in a deep hispanic accent. Now it is a deep asian accent. I'm getting used to it but it is definately different. One of my favorite things about here (not really favorite but really nice) is that Burger King serves the Rodeo Cheeseburger (A cheeseburger with onion rings and BBQ sauce).

I love the rain up here. It keeps everything so wonderfully clean. Ibetter end my post though because Alex is clamoring for some attention.

Love to All

Friday, January 06, 2006

Washington Post

This is my first post from beautiful Seattle Washington. (for those who didn't know- we moved her on January 1st) Matt is starting as an Engineer for Boeing on Friday the 13th. What a way to start a new year! Everything will be better in Washington right? What an amazing place this is. Today we went to the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Zoo, Red Robin, Target, Walmart & Payless. (for some closed toes shoes) I had to put away my tall platform shoes after a little fall on my second day here in Washinton. Appearently, all the moisture has done nothing to improve my grace and balance. Alex had so much fun at the Aquarium. It was quite a hands on experience, he banged on glass, talked (yelled) at the fish and even got to touch some star fish. He wanted to swim with them but we had to restrain him. Our favorite thing to see was this darling baby otter being loved and nurtured by it's mom it was SO SWEET! Matt discoved that he's going to need a jacket. He's been experimenting with various combonations of clothing, yesterday he just wore a shortsleeve shirt, today he added a sweater and decided a shirt & jacket or windbreaker would be just right. We'll see how that works out. The zoo was way cool too! There wasn't very many people there (probly caues it was raining most of the day) however, there was no rain while we were there. There were some really neat hipppos. They were huge. While we were there, one of them yaned and we were amazed by just how big a mouth could be. I really liked the eliphants. I've never seen so many animals as closely as I did at this zoo. It was really so awesome. We will be getting the keys to our new apartment home next Tuesday. We are looking forward to enjoying the cable TV & hi-speed internet to bring us into the 21st century. While we will miss the anteni that has served us will for our college years, we are thankful to enjoy some newer technology. I hope to be posting some pictures of our new apartment as soon as we get setted.