Monday, January 28, 2008


So, Dillan is taking after his Uncle Mark. He loves to play in the cupboards, the bathroom ones specifically. Here are pictures of the fabulous Dillan in his secret hiding place.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chunky Abby

Well, figured I would was due for an update! The picture on the right was taken 5 minutes ago. Like father, like daughter! They love their naps together! Well I went to the Brestfeeding clinic today to weigh Abby! She is 13lbs and 13oz. I fed her just one side and she got 5 oz, and she wasn't done eating! She sure loves her food. So anyways, They suggest that you double the birthweight by 6 months, and she's more than doubled it and she just turned 3! ha ha. I asked her about waking her up at night. Last time I went to the dr. they asked me how she was sleeping at night, and she usually sleeps 10 hrs and 12 if i have the day off and let her. The Nurse Practicioner told me I should be waking her up to eat, but the lady told me she wouldn't because then Abby might get in the habit of it, and then start doing that. And obviously her weight isn't suffering at all. In other news, I got another calling. I'm RS teacher for the third Sunday of every month. I'm really excited about that! Other than that, I'm loving working in the birthplace! I get to see lots of cool stuff! Anyways, thats about all the news for now. I hope to hear from you all soon!
Love, Matt, Allison, and Abby!

Sledding take one -

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Angels in the Snow by:Larry Haddock y Cocina Limpia

It was the day after my 30th birthday. (Happy Birthday to me!) I excused myself from work so I could spend more time with my good friend, Clean Kitchen (Colleen Kigin), who came into town for my birthday. I was trying to go about my life in a normal fashion. What I forgot is that NOTHING is normal when it comes to Clean Kitchen!

A few days ago, it snowed at least 20 inches. It continued to snow on an off over the next couple of days. My idea of normal life in the snow is to be inside, out of the snow, playing computer games. Clean Kitchen's idea is a little bit different, (or maybe a lot!).

She asked me if I'd like to go outside to make snow angels. Of course, the idea sounded a little bizarre at first, especially for a guy in a wheelchair; not to mention the freezing-cold temperatures involved! After she insisted enough and Mom offered me warm dress, I finally agreed. My boots weighed about 4-tons each, making it hard to walk. But I got out of my wheelchair and walked across the seemingly 3-feet deep snow, with Clean Kitchen in tow.

It was so fun walking through the snow because my left leg picked up and cleared the snow pretty good (considering the 4-ton boots!).


It was also neat becuase we could fall and not die! We would count, "ONE, TWO, THREEEEEEEEE!!!!" and then purposefully fall backwards into the snow!!!!! It was a nice, cushy landing every time. Then we would flail our arms and legs around and when we got up, 'VOILA!' siamese-snow angels!

Instead of making one snow angel, we made three. Instead of fifteen minutes, we stayed out there over an hour. We even made a mini-snowman, caught snowflakes on our tongues, and walked a mile uphill both ways (ha ha ha). And we got it all on camera!
Mom was out there with us to help get me back onto my feet, and was also covering as our own personal photographer and videographer. She did such an incredible job; I think she should go professional! Feel free to post comments on your own personal thoughts of Mom's work!!! Clean Kitchen and I also took some of our own self-portraits. Not bad, either... at least because of the subject-matter!!!

The end of the trek involved going all the way into the house was long and hard after playing for so long, but I am better and stronger because of it. Now I can say, "Been there, Done that, Let's do it again sometime!" And I hope you'll join me.

The End. Goodbye. :)