Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Blog

Hey everyone. I finally made the move. Visit us now at:

I make no promises, but I will try to be better about updating this.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Voting Time

I have decided the time has come to rename the blog. "Doha Digest" worked while we were gone...but now it just feels like living in the past. (Like a homecoming queen that never gets over high school.)

I know I haven't been very good in the past year about posting, so I don't know how many people even check our blog regularly anymore. But for those few faithful followers out there, I want you to vote on the next name. I would like it to be something somewhat generic so that we won't have to change it for every new phase in our life. Here are the possibilities my sister and I came up with tonight:

Park and Jet
Park N Jet
(Both of these are also available if I use “parks” instead of “park”)
Short Term Parking
(Long term parking was taken.)
Parks City
"To Park"
Parks Department
Parks Division
Dept. of Parks and Rec
Recreation and Parks
(“Parks and Recreation” was taken)
Central Parks
Boldly Going. Somewhere.

Vote on one or two of your favorites by posting a comment. You can also suggest your own. By the way, "Parks Place" and "Park Place" are already taken. And before anyone thinks they are too funny, "Trailer Parks" is taken too. :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I wanted to give a plug for my old roommate April. She and a friend have started an online business selling baby accessories that they make. Their stuff is really cute. You can check it out at:

Here are some of my favorites:

Monday, July 21, 2008

FINALLY! Some news...

Jon will enter officer training school on September 17 at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. OTS is 12 weeks long and Emily will stay in Utah while he goes. After that it is on to navigator school (probably Texas) for 8 or so months. We will update more as we get more info!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In case anyone ever doubted my love for Jon...

After five years of discussion and over the loud objections of his mom and mom-in-law, Jon finally got his motorcycle.

He really loves it.

I am getting use to the idea.

Jon's riding buddy: Baby Zane Shaeffer

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coulam Family Visit

This picture was too cute not to share.  Mel and her family came to visit me the other day and her kids had a great time playing in the hammock in our backyard.  I can not believe how big they have gotten and how much little Em is just like her mom. :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's Spring!

After a LONG COLD winter in Utah, we are starting to see signs of spring.  Last weekend we started getting our garden ready. Jon did most of the work as a surprise for my birthday last month.  Neither one of us has much of a green we will see how it goes.

Our seed starters

This nest is on the wreath on our front door.  I knew we had a nest nearby somewhere, but I was so confused for a couple of weeks until I actually saw them flying out from the door.  The nest is well hidden.  We are trying to be careful every time we open and close the front door so as not to "wake" our little birds too early. :)

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sactown visit

We drove to California to visit Jon's family and to celebrate Easter with them.  It was a lot of fun and was really great to see everyone.

Mom and Grandma Bette

Easter egg hunt at Chris'

Jon with is nephew and great-niece

Our "great-niece" Monroe.  That's right! We are Great Uncle Jon and Great Aunt Em