Hey All! Not much to say around here these days... we've been experiencing a bit of boredom lately. Most of the big move-in tasks are done, so we're kind of bored. In my boredom, I came up with a list of things that indicate that we are bored...

10. In the last week, I believe I've finished 4 books and stayed up until 5 am reading on two separate occasions... why? because I can.
9. We go for really long family walks... we have the time, why not?
8. We walk everywhere- playground, store, blockbuster... we have the time, why not?
7. I check to see if people have commented on our blog about 80 times per day.
6. Jeff sat at the Cheesecake Factory for an hour and a half waiting for an interview (read the entire menu), and he really didn't mind.
5. Jeff has started working out again "because it's something to do"- health is just a bonus.
4. Bejewelled 2 Deluxe
3. Tumblebugs and Luxor
2. Chuzzle
1. Yikes, I've gotten way too into free online puzzle games.

Avery is eating up all of the mommy and daddy time. So, that's nice for her. She really is a daddy's girl! Lately, any time she sees someone wearing a hat she exclaims, "look, cowboy"- regardless of the gender of the person, of course. So during our long walks when Jeff wears his hat she constantly says, "you cowboy?". Then she puts it on, "I'm a cowboy!" She could spend hours putting the hat on the three of us and telling us we're cowboys. Perhaps it's much cuter in person. So she completes the look by getting her rocking horse and being a cowboy.

Here's Avery on a bike trip to the playground. She's really not at all getting the concept of riding her bike, but it was fun to try. By the end, she was pedaling better, but the girl can't steer and pedal. It's quite astounding.

Jeff and I are getting a bit more serious about the job search. He's applied at a few restaurants and I've inquired at a few softball places and some retail. Jeff should know soon if he got hired on at Cheesecake Factory and I have an interview tomorrow at the Children's Place. So, pray that God would bless us with some really fun jobs!

So I never know how to end a blog entry... our sincerest regards, miss everyone, best wishes...
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  1. James on July 6, 2007 at 4:17 AM

    Good luck on the job searches! I'm glad you have time to enjoy one another.

  2. Bob on July 6, 2007 at 7:50 AM

    I miss you guys! I hope you find great people to help fill your time!

  3. Stacey on July 6, 2007 at 12:02 PM

    I miss you! I'll be praying for fun jobs for both of you! Avery is TOO cute :) I love the cowboy picture!

  4. j.ro on July 7, 2007 at 5:55 PM

    what in the world are numbers 4, 3 and 2?

    we happen to get our blog on at the same time don't we? only mine wasn't at 3:30 a.m. ... out of books? :o) I love you girl. wishin' you were here, wanting to take a day trip to the zoo :o)

    oh and mark has been wearing his hat that is just like jeff's (or avery's), so they're twinsies from a distance.

    blog comments are so addicting aren't they?

  5. Beth on July 8, 2007 at 7:04 PM

    Hey Steph!

    I've been thinking lots about you guys and missing you much!

    I'm certain that Meghan is missing her Avery time too. I don't think we'll make it this summer to visit...somehow the time is flying by.

    Hopefully soon we will though!
    Sending you my love!

  6. darbistrahle on July 9, 2007 at 7:36 PM

    good luck on the job search!! avery is soooo cute! :) glad to hear you guys are enjoying your time in colorado so far!

  7. Kelly on July 10, 2007 at 10:31 PM

    remember that time when I was in denver and we went to the mall on a hunt for curtains. and I saw the sign in the winde of childrens place "Now hiring" and you went in and got and application. That wsa beautiful moment. I hope your job search goes better then mine.

    Oh yeah and ending blog enteries.. I dont think that you have to sign off. think they are like a continual conversation. kid of like a phone call and you just put us on hold becasue you got another call.

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