Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Moving on...

Just a couple of little itty-bitty minor things have happened since our last post. Jesse graduated medical school, we packed up our little Denver house, took a killer drive through beautiful Wyoming, and have moved into our new little South Ogden house. Besides that, not much has gone on.

Graduation was nice and we had a few family members and friends come in for the big celebration. Jesse is now the proud owner of a very expensive piece of paper known as his medical degree. He is totally freaked out about not going to school anymore. Being a student is much easier than actually working and having responsibility. That stuff is scary.


Here he is in his dork-hat and dress-thing. Graduation garb has never been his favorite thing.


After the ceremony. That green thing around his neck is called a "hood". They do a weird hooding ceremony and it is just more weirdness to add to the graduation clothing.

With Mark after the graduation. He will be in Salt Lake for a surgery residency so there were no tears of goodbye at graduation. We took a picture with the ladies of our lives, but it didn't turn out too good so we will just have to settle for a shout out to them.

The graduation party then went to Senor Rita's for some greasy Mexican food. Jesse will miss this place for their fish tacos. Lindy will not miss this place at all. It was fun having everybody out. We hit downtown Denver, ate too much, went to a Rockies game (Granny Angus is now 80 and has done loads of things but this was her first MLB game), and had a good time catching up with everybody. We really appreciated having everybody show their support and spoiling us rotten as always.

Obviously, the worst part of moving was leaving friends that we have made over the years. This is the Tobler clan on "Bachelor Night". Michael was nice enough to come along with April so that Jesse had somebody to mock the show with. Anyhow, leaving friends is never easy and we had a rough week saying goodbye to the Toblers and others. Luckily, many of them are staying in Colorado so they aren't too far away.

This is Finn's final stroll around the old Denver place. He loves putting his little stuffed critters in his stroller and taking them for a walk.


Finn was a huge help packing, if crawling in empty boxes that are ready to get packed is considered helping. We thought about closing this one up and sending it to China but then we remembered that we like him most of the time and we are going to need somebody to take care of us when we start pooping our pants again in our old age.

This is Finn's new bedroom. It looks a lot like the old one. Hopefully it will be a little more magical and he will actually sleep in it.

Finn giving the new couch a rub down just before bedtime. Our graduation gift to ourselves was this couch, of which you get to see a whole lot of. It is also a gift for our anniversary, Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Flag Day, etc... The rug was a steal from Lowes that covers up a few "blemishes" on the carpet from the last people who lived here. As a sidenote, we would like to encourage the world to get rid of white carpet. Please join us in this cause.

We like this picture just because of Finn's hair. For some reason, Lindy always makes it wild just before his bedtime.

Here is a picture of the new place. It is nice and open on the main level.


Lindy's favorite place in the house- the crafting nook. Stay tuned for some amazing projects.

Finn's favorite room- the ball room. Not a dancing ballroom, a playing ball room. Although, because pretty much anything goes in this room, if you wanted to dance, you could. Finn loves this place and just runs around in circles, howling like a dog.

15 comments:

Amy said...

I'm in love with your craft room and the ball room! What I wouldn't do for a room like that for Sebastain!

Congrats to Jesse on graduation. That's such an awesome accomplishment!

Hiatt Family said...

I'm glad you guys survived the big move. We've been wondering about you. The new place looks great. I too am envious of the craft nook...I could do so many things with a room like that! Hopefully we'll be able to come play with you all on our next trip out! Congrats on graduating Jesse...Kay and Randy and nothing but good to say about their trip to visit their favorite son. I mean favorite neighbor...Lenna

Chambers Family said...

I for one am glad to have you closer to home! I cant believe the brother who farted on my face all the time is now a doctor. Cant wait to see your house...
XOXO

Anonymous said...

Jesse and Lindy congratulations on all of your recent milestones. You have completed some amazing accomplishments in your life and we are so proud of you. I know it was a team effort so -way to go! You will have to teach Finn how to run and slide across the wood floor in his socks! Hey ...I think I'll try it when I come for a visit!!!

Luv ya all,
Aunt Kathy

The Porters said...

I love your new place, I cant wait to come sit on your couch and dance in your ball room!!! And I LOVE your craft room, I cant wait to see all the fun things that Lindy (and Jesse) sew and create!
Congrats to Jesse for Graduating, and to Lindy and Finn for being your rock through it all. I love you guys, youre awesome, and I miss you sooo much!!! Thanks for the updated post!

ClinTeeny said...

Dudes, nice diggs. Congrats on officially being 'Mr. Smarty-pants'. Maybe Lindy could make you an official pair in her craft room. Glad to see that Finn has so much more to get into now.

The Johnson Fam said...

Congrats on the graduation! What a wonderful accomplishment.
We hope you guys like it up in South Ogden, we lived near there for a bit and it was a fun place.

Finn is so dang cute. His hair is awesome.

Shauna said...

Congratulations Jesse! Your house looks adorable! Best of luck with your awesome new adventure!

Melissa said...

Awesome pictures of the house!! Once again, I'm jealous of another friend who gets to move into a house. When that time will come for us, Jake only knows! Hopefully we can see you guys while we are in Utah. Also, congrats on graduating, it's a great feeling!

Barnes said...

Congrats you guys on everything really! Love the house. Totally jealous. Bytheway, I've decided to make my blog private so please send an e-mail to joshlovesbecca@hotmail.com and I will send you an invite! Thanks!

Dave, Mandi and Blake said...

LINDY COME BACK! I know you can't because you have a husband and a little Finn and a really great looking house. I miss you though, it was so great to chat with you the other day! Can't wait until December!

The Smiths said...

Juice, CONGRATULATIONS Brother! That's pretty smooth that you're all growed up now, and you'll have a sick job in Utah, A cute wife and a cute kid, what more could a dude want. I'm like a proud father right now, probably not as proud as Neil though. Can't wait to chill again some day , till then, enjoy your new life.

Jake said...

Jesse, Lindy and the Finn-man! Those are some grrreat pics of graduation and the new house. A big fat congrats to you all for surviving medical school and for the big move to O-town. You guys are seriously living the dream. I couldn't be more proud.....

Hopefully we can get together when we're out there next week. Good luck w/the trasition from Rockies fans to Raptors fans.....shouldn't be too hard, they're both at about the same talent level!!! Bwahhh!!! Sorry, I just had to say it. j/k. I love the Rockies!

Con amor,
Jake

amy said...

I am so jealous. Can I move into your craft nook? My boys could be great entertainment for Finn. Maybe we could work out a deal?
amy

Tripp said...

Hey guys, congratulations on both Jesse's graduation and the new house. Sorry I'm late to this, but that's pretty normal for me. Jenn and I will have to stop by and see the new place next time we're up in Utah (although that'll be a while yet for me...).