Merry Christmas from the Cottings! Our annual family update can be read here.
Nerd alert! B) I’m going to be making some changes to the computers here at home. As a Batman fan, I have decided to go with a Batman them for the names on the network. I haven’t decided how to name my old laptop yet, but here is what I’m thinking about so far.
This is what has been keeping me busy this fall. I began my construction of a water feature in the backyard. I won’t be able to finish it until next year when the weather warms up again, but I got this much of it done before the cold winter weather set in. I’ll write more […]
Mia has begun to talk more and identify objects in books and in the world. I figured if she can say the word for a picture of a cow, she should be able to see a picture of a letter and make the sound for it. She has some books and things that have letters […]
This is Mia’s second Christmas, and we bought her a stocking this year. We have two fireplaces in our home. The one upstairs, where our Christmas tree is, does not have a mantel to hang our Christmas stockings on. Wendy found a photo on Pinterest of an idea someone had made for hanging their stockings. […]
During the summer of 2014, I set out to fulfill a dream I have had for a while of building a playhouse/treehouse. This is an entry about my experience as well as some photos of progress along the way. I am happy with the result, but more importantly I hope my kids enjoy it.
While Wendy and I were visiting in St. George Utah earlier, we stopped at a museum that is run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. If you don’t live in Utah, you don’t understand the cultural significance that the church, as they like to call themselves, has on living here. The missionaries that were running the tour were of course proselytizing during the tour. We got to talking about how we go to a Baptist church, Risen Life Church. It came up that there were no LDS families on our street. That is where we learned a new term. We live on what the LDS church calls Gentile Street. According to this missionary, there’s one in every ward. Wards are small neighborhoods around the ward/church building they gather at. Anyway, we thought it was a funny term.
We just got back from the doctor’s office for the 20 week ultrasound. The baby looks healthy, has 4 chambers in the heart, 2 kidneys, an aorta, 2 legs, 2 arms, and everything else that should be normal. Its a good thing I saved my Boy Scout uniform as I might be needing it. We also learned that our baby is going to be a boy. We are going to start thinking about a name and are excited! He is due sometime in mid February.
2013 has been one of the biggest years for us here at the Cotting family. Our biggest event was the birth of our daughter Mia. She was born in early January at 5lbs 13 oz. Since then, Mia has become what all of our plans for the day seem to revolve around. Mia is a […]
Hello everyone! Hope you are doing great. Time for the annual update. Wendy and I have had some changes go on with more in store for next year. Around Christmas time of last year, Wendy found out that she had been overpaid by her company for the previous two years. I already wrote an in […]