Sunday, April 13, 2008

Beth and Her Boys

After years of "not getting with the times" in the world of blogging, we finally decided to start our own blog. Because I'm the "DAD," I took it upon myself to bring my little fam into the 21st century....Here's goes:

A little background....In September, we moved from our home in Austin, TX to Saratoga Springs, Utah on a "feeling." Within two weeks, we heard about an awesome company called Del Sol, and to make a long story short, Sam was offered a position to work in Key West, FL. In January, on Sam's first day of training at the corporate offices in Utah, he drove his car through a blizzard and three feet of snow - a commute that should have taken 20 minutes and ended up lasting 2 HOURS. Key West never looked so good, and we knew we were making the right move! What a difference a few thousand miles makes!

Sam is really enjoying his work with Del Sol ( He is the manager of a very busy but profitable store. He went through two months of training and was recently given the keys to the store. Sam enjoys meeting the tourists that come through the store and hopes that they at least buy a shirt...or seven. The place keeps him busy, and he is never bored.

Sam just turned 30 on April 4th. He enjoys all the new aches and pains of this magical age. He lately has enjoyed all the "old jokes" along with what he calls "The Crazies" that come with the 30's. Honestly half the time he forgets that he is 30, which may also come with his new age.

Beth also had her birthday on February 10th. We celebrated her birthday this year with a Key Lime pie instead of a birthday cake. She recently cut her hair short. In Sam's words, "She looks hot!" Beth says that's why she did it....she was "hot" in Key West. She is also working in the store with Sam. Sam hired her not only because of her brains but also because she is super sweet to the customers. She loves to people watch - especially tourists, as well as shopping in all of the stores along Duval Street. Most of all, Beth loves to go to the beach and spend time with "Pickle" (Nicholas). Beth is excited about living here and is always looking for new things to do around town.

Nicholas just turned four! He still loves his Thomas the Tank Engine, Diego, Dora the Explorer and the famous Sponge Bob. He loves to go to the library for story time and the train table. Nicholas has met many friends, especially a new friend, Hal, from Jackson, WY. The two play at the library and the beach and feed off of each others' "enthusiasm" (aka screaming and acting silly). He is always coming up with new things to say. The other day he asked Beth, "Mom are you happy or sad?" Beth said that she was sad because she had to go to work and could not be with Nicholas. Nicholas responded with "Don't worry mom, if you work hard you will be happy." Words of wisdom from our little munchkin.

We are all enjoying our time in Key West. We look forward to sharing our experiences in paradise while some of you continue to freeze in the snow. All joking aside, we really do miss our friends and family and hope all is well with you. PLEASE COME VISIT!!

Lots of Love,

Sam, Beth and Nicholas

Here are some other pictures:

Sunset over Key West

Beth and her new hairstyle

Nicholas and Beth

Beth's oldest boy!

Beth's youngest boy!