Sunday, September 14, 2008

Summers End

Summer has come and nearly gone and the fresh cool air is a welcome reminder that Autumn is nearly upon us. The harvest has been good this year and we have been busy preparing for the coming winter. However, the most exciting news of late is that Laura is having a baby in February! We are both very excited. Laura is also excited that she has been feeling really well since the end of the first trimester. We find out if we are having a boy or girl in three days. It hasn't sunk in yet that I will soon be a father and I'm sure I don't know what I'm getting myself into.


This year we grew six kinds of squash, five varieties of peppers, peas, beans, lettuce, potatoes, carrots, radishes, onions, garlic, kohlrabi, tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches and pears. We almost drowned in tomatoes but luckily we found some good salsa recipes and friends to help us use them up.

I am happy to report that I finally graduated! I finished and submitted my geologic map and thesis. What a great feeling that was. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun, but it was sure nice to submit the final copy after all that work. Speaking of work....I have my first real post school 8-5 job. I work in Salt Lake doing geology related work. It's a great job.

The Great Outdoors
Laura and I had a lot of fun this summer. We were able go on some great trips and we have also had fun hiking and rock climbing. Here are some photos.


Heather said...

Congratulations! How fun and exciting. I'm expecting a post with the gender once you find out!!! Fun to see the pictures you've taken. Congrats on the post grad job! How does it feel?

Leslie said...

We are so happy for you two. You just look as happy as can be.

Laura and Alvin said...

Feels great. And we are super excited to be parents. Laura is going to be the best mom ever. The ultrasound was one of the coolest experiences ever. I can't believe that he is our child. Cool!