While we were in Utah for Christmas break we blessed Taylor in my family’s ward. It was such a sweet experience to be surrounded by family and to have both our dad’s and our brothers and brothers-in-law in the circle. Even Taylor’s great-grandpa Goff was able to be in the circle. He’s certainly loved. After church everyone came to our house for soup and salad, and Taylor got a chance to hang out with some of his cousins.
So it’s been a long time since I wrote anything noteworthy on here, but it has come to my attention that some people are still interested in what we Whites are up to in California. And truthfully, I have missed blogging a bit. Here’s a quick update. Our biggest news in the last year is that we welcomed a new addition to our family. Taylor William is now two months old and so much fun. He was 7 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches at birth… at his last checkup…read more
Brady and I have had a busy summer. Here are some of the highlights. A few weeks ago we took a much-needed vacation to Maui, along with my family. I had never been to Maui, and Brady had never been anywhere in Hawaii, so it was a good adventure for us. Scenic walk along a lava beach Iao Valley: This is considered a sacred burial ground by native Hawaiians. When King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands in the early 1800’s, his forces defeated the Maui warriors in this valley….read more
Moving stresses me out. Especially when everything is in boxes…and you know you’ll have to unpack it all. (That’s only the kitchen…but you get the idea.) A couple weeks ago we moved into our official home here in Silicon Valley. And since Apple is totally awesome, they paid for movers to pack up our stuff and drive it out here. Of course, they hired the best of the best, so everything was packed VERY thoroughly. Everything was wrapped in paper. EVERYTHING. It’s great for keeping things safe in transit, but…read more
It’s Saturday afternoon…a pleasant 70 degrees in San Jose, California. We’re parked outside an apartment complex, waiting for our 2 o’clock viewing appointment, applications in hand. I feel like a vulture circling over my next meal. Brady and I spent all day Friday prowling around Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino, searching for an apartment to rent. We had some help from a relocation specialist, which certainly made things a lot less stressful. But let’s face it, apartment hunting is still exhausting. Apartment hunting in the Bay Area has…read more
Brady and his friend Kyle won the Crexendo Online Marketing competition a couple weeks ago. (I know, I’ve killed all the suspense. But since it happened a couple weeks ago…most of you who care to read this probably already know. Continue reading if you wish.) It all started over Christmas break, when Brady got an idea: “Taking notes should be simpler.” (insert Windows 7 commercial here.) He found a little desktop app called Notational Velocity and loved it, but it was only available for Mac users. And since Brady is…read more