Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We're finally bloggers! It took all the techie skills we had (well and a little tech support-Thanks Ang and Sig), but it is officially up and running.

What a crazy year it has been for the Frazier fam! Here is a little breakdown (sorry, it's a little long):

First of all...drumroll...30 hit the old man of the house. The smell of Icy Hot permeates and we're now buying metamucil in bulk. You look great though big guy, really. Who couldn't love that face.

As far as jobs go:

Tried for dream job (seminary)...didn't get it. Looked and applied for countless other ones...nothing happened. Finished two other jobs (sorority and 4-H). Eventually got dream job! (seminary again...who knew?)

It was insane and frantic for a while, but it really taught us that the Lord is looking out for us and needs us to endure to the end. When no other jobs were coming down the pipeline, we miraculously got a call 4 days before Shane's 4-H job was about to expire and 2 days before school started! They wanted him to teach seminary after all! Lucky for him, he is teaching at the best school...Viewmont High, my Alma Mater.

Our 4 homes:

We finally got to move out of the sorority! That was a lot of estrogen in one house, but it was fun. We moved into this little house in Logan. It was only with us for a little over a month because of the infamous seminary call...

which gave us little choice but to move into my parents basement for a while. You always think it won't happen to you, but it inevitably does. Just kidding Mom and Dad, we love you. Thanks for putting up with us for a while.

Eventually, we found and purchased our first home in West Layton. It's a little scary at first to sign your life away, but we are loving it and look forward to some good memories here.

Many Max:

Max got to meet
cousin Max (above) and cousin Max (below). It was fun to meet both, but we were especially grateful to have the human Max here from Khazikstan after a long adoption process.

Also, Max took up gambling
. He's pretty good. What a poker face.


Nothing too exotic, but we had a blast. Jackson Hole with the Wildings and a remote cabin on the other side of the Tetons with Shane's family.

Max turns 1!

The kid really grew up on us.

My Sister-In-Law Amber (never ceases to amaze) put together this great carnival for Max and his cousin Cohen (they're a week apart). Max and Cohen cried half of the time, but we all had fun at least.

Just some other pictures of the boy
that we had to show off (Thanks Ash...you're amazing):

Well, that about wraps it up...Happy Holidays!


Brianne said...

Wildling!! I love blogs!! I love your little max. He is an absoulte STUD!! I'm so glad you have a blog now!! YAY! You are beautiful and I'm so glad to see how you and you cute fam are doing!
te amo!
tchau bela!
sis. redding :)

Ang said...

Looks great Louie! I'm proud of you for doing a blog! Now you just need to do a post about every week. :) I sure had fun with you in Utah. Thanks for hanging with and putting up with me. Love ya Girl!

Spenny and Nellie Morris said...

I love the blog! You look like a professional blogger! I guess you better start looking at Shane's breaks so you can come visit out in sunny souther California! We wish we lived closer-we miss having friends like you!

Karrissa Winward said...

It was so great to see you at the baby shower! Welcome to the world of blogging- it will be a fun way to keep in touch!

kateworthi said...

Hey guys! It looks good. That's pretty fancy for your first post. It's good to see what you've been up to this year - and little Max is adorable! It's fun to see how he's grown! Maybe we can catch up a bit when we come to Utah next week. By the way, this is Doug Worthington's wife katie. Get used to my comments!

Kati said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I was excited to see your comment. Congrats on the house. One day.....:)

Danika said...

Hey, that's crazy that you guys live in Layton. My parents live there and I was there for 1 1/2 weeks over vacation, too bad we didn't run into each other. I'm so glad Shane gets to teach seminary! Congrats on the house, that is so exciting!

Siggy said...

Hello! You didn't tell me that you had finally put up a blog! Love it!

Catlin said...

This is great! It will be fun to keep in touch this way! Cute pics!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on your house! Max is getting so big! It looks like he had a great party! I'm so excited that you've started a blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys! I actually found your blog right before you wrote on ours, so you beat me to the punch! It's so great to see what you guys are doing! I'm so glad Shane got a job, that's fantastic! And your house looks so cute. Hooray! Hopefully we'll be there soon, too. I think you already have our blog address, but here it is anyway: jackandmichelle.blogspot.com

Joni said...

Welcome!! We are so excited that you have joined the blogging world! I love seeing your sweet little family! I really can't believe how cute Max is!

The Ericksons said...

Hey! This is Brittany Erickson. We were in the 61st ward together. Really I know Shane...but it is cute to see your blog. We moved out before you had your baby! So cute!