Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We Made It!

We are now in Oklahoma! Our whole family (Paul, Molly, Olivia and Aislee) is together in Oklahoma! Yea! Our flight from Salt Lake City to Oklahoma was actually very good. Aunt Chelsea helped hold babies and hold diaper bags. We got to the airport two hours before our flight, which was fifteen minutes late. The girls started to get a little fussy and I was a little worried about how the plane ride was going to go. We got to our seats and both of them fell asleep before take-off. They slept from Salt Lake to Denver. They woke up when we landed in Denver and were very hungry little girls. We had to rush to our next flight and got there just as they were giving the final call. We hopped on the plane, were seated, and I fed the girls during take off. Aislee slept the whole flight while Olivia cooed and smiled at our neighbors. We are glad we made it safely to Oklahoma! Thanks Aunt Chelsea for all your help!

Paul drove with Uncle Matt from Salt Lake to Bartlesville. They left Friday evening and arrived Saturday afternoon. They were both very tired. I don't think Paul has caught up on his sleep yet! We are glad they made it safely too. Their ride was a little scarier than ours with snow storms and ice storms.

Here are some pictures from the past month or so.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Great Migration

Oklahoma, here we come! With this year's fall semester coming to end (wahoo!) we are excited to announce that we are going to Oklahoma for the Holidays! And, we are leaving Provo, Utah. Paul is graduating from BYU in Electrical Engineering! (no more school for at least six months!) Our time has come to "go forth and serve" (hehehe). Paul and I are excited to start the next chapter in our lives. We've started several chapters this year, so why not one more?!?

Paul recently got a job offer with Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. So, I guess it's really "Arizona, here we come!" I've been told that this time of year is the best in Arizona. The girls and I can acclimate slowly to the heat rather than moving there when it's already 115 degrees! Paul will probably be indoors for a lot of the time (we don't really worry about him acclimating). We'll miss the snow capped mountains of Utah, black iced roads and frozen windshields...okay, maybe not the last two. We will miss our families. We will no longer be able to hop, skip, and jump to Cedar City on the weekends to visit Grandma and Grandpa and the Uncles. Or, run up to Salt Lake to see Aunt Chelsea and Uncle Matt. Or, cruise out to Eagle Mountain to visit Aunt Arianne, Uncle Adam and the cousins. We will miss being so close to family!

So the migration begins. The girls and I are flying out of Salt Lake City on December 16th with Aunt Chelsea to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Paul will be driving out later that week with Uncle Matt. We decided that an 18 hour car ride with two nursing infants, all the things we need for the Holidays and a very tired Mommy and Daddy wouldn't be the best idea. Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa Burkinshaw! We will spend the Holidays with Paul's family in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and maybe some time after until we need to be in Airzona. Hopefully, we will be able to figure out a way to get us all to Arizona without too much trouble. Grandma and Grandpa Einfeldt will bring a trailer with our things; Paul's books, Molly's rocking chair, and the TV to Arizona sometime after we get there. We don't really have a lot of stuff since we have been fortunate enough to live in a furnished apartment for the past year and a half.

We are excited for the future and what suprises and adventures it will bring!

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Invasion

The other day, while I was out of town, something very strange happened. Molly put the girls to bed as usual and went to sleep. The girls apparently slept the whole night, because Molly didn't wake up at all. I say apparently because, well...this is what the girls looked like when they woke up:

Abducted by aliens? Perhaps, but all we really know is that they are much more interesting to talk to these days.

I'm joking of course. They were doing some research on 3-month old babies at BYU, and Molly graciously took them in to participate (on Wednesday). These pictures were taken after the "tests" that were done, which is why they aren't screaming. I really can't tell the difference between them in these pictures, but Molly told me that Olivia is in the close-up. The spit bubble isn't a result of what they did to her, she generates those all the time on her own. Talented baby.