Sunday, December 12, 2010

thanksgiving with our awesome friends

We were lucky enough to have our amazing friends come and visit us this thanksgiving. The Swintons drove all the way from Washington D.C. and we loved every minute of it. We filled our time with a lot of game playing and food eating. Once Danny gets a few pictures off his phone and up here you can see more of the great time we had. Jenna made pecan pie and we had the typical feast, with turkey (that magically turned out) potatoes, corn and green beans, oh and stuffing too.

We also went to the Louisville Slugger museum which did not disappoint, I definitely recommend it to all that ever visit Louisville. We also went on a date without the children (I love getting to go on dates) We went to Harry Potter and can't wait to see the next one.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Por Fin (Finally)

-Applied 3 years
-Took the DAT 3 times
-Interviewed at 6 schools
-Placed on 3 waiting lists
-Moved my family across the country
-Spent $10,000 on applications and fees
-Received countless prayers and fasts in my behalf
-Have seen a number of tender mercies
-Realized that we have been blessed with the most amazing friends and family who support and help us every step of the way

And what do I have to show for it....

Last night at 12:02 AM, I was accepted as a member of the class of 2015 at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. It has still not set in, but figuratively, and to tell you the truth quite literally, a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Behind my wife, daughter, family, and friends, this is the greatest blessing that Heavenly Father has ever given me. I am so grateful and excited for this next stage of my life. Thank you all so much for your love, thoughts, prayers, fasts, and support. I really appreciate it. GO CARDINALS!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Many Faces of Morgan

This is Danny. Our good friends, the Swintons, came into town for Thanksgiving and we had the best time ever. There is more to come on that. But first, one day I was putting Morgan's shoes on and Sterling was behind me trying to entertain Morgan. She was loving it and was busting out some pretty funny faces. So I grabbed my phone and started taking pictures. The faces just kept on coming. Enjoy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Morgan drives a car

Morgan is quite the crazy child, and this one is at the top of my list, I didn't think she could reach the peddle or figure out how to use it, but before I knew it she was driving away. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Marathon Weekend (Literally)

This is Danny. We just had a great weekend as a family. I had a dental school interview at Indiana University in Indianapolis, which is about 2 hours north of us here in Louisville. So Brynn and Morgan picked me up from my work on Thursday evening and, after stopping off for some Five Guys and Graeter's Ice Cream, we headed for Indy. Our hotel was right across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium where the Colts play. That night, we got to bed early in preparation for the next days activities. Friday morning, we all went to the dental school for the open house they had prepared. We took a tour of the school, met with faculty and students, and Morgan was basically a super star. Everywhere she went, people would huddle around. That night, we went to an awesome New York style pizza place, swam at the hotel, and watched one of the Harry Potters on TV. The real adventure started the next morning. My interview was at 9:00 AM and our hotel was about 3 miles from the school, so I left at 8:30 so that I would be plenty early. I drove about a mile and was brought to a complete (and trapped on all sides) stop because apparently there was a marathon that crossed my path to the school. I called every number that the dental school has, but no one was picking up (it was a Saturday morning). So around 8:50 I called Brynn just to let her know about my situation. She, being the problem solver that she is, tells me that she is on her way. So, she ran the mile to the car with Morgan in her arms (the stroller was in the car) and I hopped out and ran the remaining 2 miles to the school in my suit. Luckily (I guess) it was freezing so I didn't sweat really at all, but I did catch a glimpse of my beet-red face and nose in the glass as I entered the building. The financial aid guy who was acting as a receptionist simply said, "Let me guess, the marathon?" It was about 9:15, but everyone was super cool about it. I grabbed a few breaths and a water and went in to my interview. I explained the situation to my interviewers (one student and one faculty member), and said that I thought that I had just qualified for the Boston. They laughed and the rest of the interview went great. In fact, I think that it was the best that I have had this, or last year. Brynn just drove straight to the school after the traffic broke and she was waiting outside nervously when I got out. She was glad to hear that it had all panned out. Ryan and Ashley Baker then drove up from Louisville and we met them for lunch at Chipotle (they don't have them in Louisville). After lunch we went to the Indianapolis Children's Museum, which is the largest in the world. We spent the whole afternoon there and only saw about half of it. The kids had a blast, and after hitting up another good pizza place for dinner, we drove home. It was a much needed weekend for all of us. That was my final of 4 interviews before December 1, which is the first day that dental schools can accept applicants, so we would love your prayers in our behalf. Here are some pictures from our weekend.

Morgan at the Barbie exhibit.

I am considering becoming a pageant dad after Morgan's debut on the runway.

Morgan acting like a penguin at the North Pole exhibit.

Playing in the waterways.

Ryan and I helped the kids build this archway.

Riding the carousel.

About to get attacked by a raptor.

Practicing our dinosaur sounds.

Excavating at the dig site.

Morgan and Matthew ready to dig.

The view of the stadium from our hotel.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween with Morgan

Here are a few pictures of morgan from this halloween, we went to boo at the zoo with our friends the bakers it was a blast, and then we had a ward trunk or treat.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


We were lucky enough to get a babysitter on friday night so we could go to an awesome Halloween party. The party was really fun with a bunch of activities (my favorite) good treats and great people. Danny and I dressed up as Woody and Little Bo Peep, but when looking for our costumes earlier that morning we realized we both left part of our costumes back in Utah, so Bo Peep was with out her bonnet and Danny quickly made a vest. People thought of some pretty good customs, we had a couple from nightmare before christmas, napoleon and debbie, a meth addict and her homeless husband, and my personal favorite was a russian figure skater and her coach (who had an amazing mullet). We look forward to some events this weekend where morgan will be dressed up as our little sheep. maybe I will have time to make another bonnet:)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Oh, the Suspense

Just in case you wondered (or cared) this was what we were going for with the Jack-o-Lantern. We may not be Louisville Cardinals yet, but we figured it would help us get the popular vote at the party.

Monday, October 18, 2010

As of Late

Morgan This morning eating her regular breakfast of strawberries, a smoothy and eggs. She was so happy this morning, she woke up while danny was still here and they sneaked into my room and she came and gave me a big hug and a kiss while yelling in a happy tone MOM!
Here we are on the plane, Morgan is even pretending to be happy.
I wanted to show you a picture of her and her soother, because we finally got rid of it, Morgan really wanted it, so we cut it and gave it back to her and she told us it was broken but she still holds it when she goes to bed.
This is a picture I came across while uploading pictures, this was a few months ago when we just moved here. We like to go on bike rides to our local park, after a hard rain me and morgan left, not knowing that it was going to pour on us while we were playing at the park. So we playing in the rain but then it started to rain so hard it almost hurt, so we rode back quickly and had Danny capture this picture.

So we went to Arizona, Canada, Utah and now are back, We are glad we got to visit everyone while we were gone but we are glad to get back to our normal schedule. I need morgan to sleep regularly so I can sleep too! Luckily when I got back into town we were invited to a pumpkin carving party and Danny carved this pumpkin can you guess what it is?

Monday, October 11, 2010


I can't figure out how to get the video over to the blog, but I highly recommend going to and searching for Returns and Exchanges. It's an SNL skit and the guy does Denzel Washington spot on. I still have a side ache.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fun in the Sun, and at church?

Unfortunately I wasn't taking any pictures while we playing in Arizona, the days were filled with lots of swimming and good food.

Morgan and her cousins Thomas and Avery decided that during the primary program in Church, they wanted to play on this rolled up carpet. Joel snapped this cute picture, before we decided morgan shouldn't play and run around during sacrament.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Morgan loves to cuddle

Morgan and her new friend Paul, apparently I need to get morgan into a toddler bed, because she loved it! Krysta, was so nice to watch Morgan for me tonight, and morgan loved every minute of it, I practically had to peel her away.

Exciting Travels to come

Danny got another interview this past week for USC on the 29th, and since he is interviewing at Midwestern on the 27th, Morgan and I decided to travel with him to Arizona, and spend a few days relaxing at the swimming pool. So we are going to Arizona for a few days and then we are separating, Danny is going back to Louisville and I am going to Canada for 2 weeks, 1 week to do astro jump work and one week to spend time with Devynn, and go to Cassie's Wedding. I am really excited to see and spend time with Family. If you want to hang out let me know and we can make sure we spend time with you. We can't wait.... till friday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oreo Milk Shake

So Danny is really good at making oreo milk shakes, morgan is really good at waking up at 10:00pm to eat them. Morgan has been waking up at 10:00pm with night terrors, or just waking up for fun. One night Danny and I were watching a movie and made oreo milk shakes and popcorn, she woke up and she couldn't resist the need to drink all of Danny's Milkshake.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Activities

Today we wanted to make sure we had a wonderful day before Danny started work. So we made plans with our friends the Bakers. The boys went and played basketball early in the morning, and the girls and the kiddos went to a local "forest" and went on a walk, stopped by the lake and the little kids did their share of rock climbing. Later in the day we went to the YMCA and went swimming. Then our friends the Mills had a wonderful family BBQ over at there house.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I think Morgan wants to be a gymnast

I loaded a bunch of videos on our youtube, you should watch morgan dancing!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Which do you like best

I am getting some business cards letter-pressed and I am trying to pick a design I like. Which you do you like best?

Friday, August 27, 2010


My sister Kristy had a beautiful baby boy and named him Charles Clayton Williams. He was a bit big at 8 lbs 15 oz but super cute.

Listening to her awesome birth story was so amazing it made me want to have another kid, but on a serious note that will not happen soon.
Not much new has been happening here in Louisville, the weather is getting better (it isn't ridiculously hot anymore) so we go outside at least once a day. On thursdays we always go to the library and then go play with all our friends at the park or the Chick-fil-a it has a nice play place and great service.

Danny got a job and starts on the 7th of September, he also has gotten 3 dental school interviews (one he had today) at Louisville, Indiana, and Midwestern. We are hoping for more, but very excited that he already has 3.

My business is keeping me busy, which I love and is pretty fun so far. I had my first headache on a wedding invitation I was working on, but it all worked out in the end. I am really excited to work on the next few weddings I have (one in NY, one in Lexington and one here in Lousiville).

Morgan is getting to be soo big and soo smart, and now she will watch t.v. (for about 20 minutes). It is great, she is more shy here and misses aunt de de so much, but We are learning to love our new home.