Thursday, November 03, 2005

Caught up - again

Things have been very busy but exciting lately. I have been doing a lot of research to decide on starting my own practice or not. After finding out what I would need for a successful practice I set out to see if those conditions existed. I found a great area, good dentist/patient ratio, good building, etc, etc. The best thing is that it is in the most beautiful area of America. A place where we wanted to live, but there were too few people. I am stoked to be able to practice there. I found the perfect building and will hopefully open my doors next March. It has been exciting and scary at the same time.

I updated the calderwood family history links. I'm glad I was told they were down.

Saturday, October 15, 2005


We had Kristin make another visit which meant that we had to do some work with our Home Depot Manager while she was in town. This time we took it a little easier and just put a fire pit in the back yard.

We are excited to do some dutch oven cooking and have fun campfires with friends and family. We have already had what Trevor called a "smores party." Pictures of all this and more have been updated as well.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Caught up

We are finally catching up on getting our home where we wanted it. The dining room is all but done. We installed some 18" slate tile floors and got our new dining room table and chairs. After painting the room and putting trim around the windows we set the room up and were very happy. Please come visit us so we have plenty of excuses to eat in there!

Beckham is growing fast and his infancy is passing us by. He has already had a few hard falls from climbing up onto things around the house and using his head to soften the fall from standing. He loves people even more and will cudle up real tight to your neck if you pick him up when he is sad.

Trevor is in preschool and feels that he is a very big boy now. He is passionate about spiderman still, but has added legos and his friend Dane is close runner ups.

Marisa ran a race with some friends here and had a great time. Our ward recently split and she "lost" some friends, but so far she is still getting out a lot with everybody "across the border."

Carson has recovered nicely from his leg surgery. He is out of physical therapy, but can't do any lateral motion activities. That pretty much rules out everything but the tv and bed, right!?

We have posted new pictures so check them out.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Summer Fun

We just got back from a great weekend with some college friends (Runyans & Schicks). It was great to spend time with them and play like college kids again...staying up late and playing cards after a hard day of wakeboarding and biking! The pictures are being posted to the picture page as well.

By the way, many people have asked us to post pics about our house. We put those on the picture page as well under a new folder - House.

It looks like I am going to have to eat my anti-blogger words...I am posting to this site way more than I thought I would. It is kind of turning into little abstracts of my journal...or what my journal would say if I did a more consistant job of writing one.

Beckham has started to babble instead of just crying when he wants to communicate. He has more of a tan than Marisa and rolled over for the first time today, both front to back and vice versa! He thinks Tre is the coolest person in the world and has demoted mom and dad to best friends numbers two and three :(

Friday, July 08, 2005

July 4th

New Pix Posted!

We had a great time with our neighbors this fourth. After the barbeques we gathered at the house across the street for a multifamily firework show. The laws are MUCH looser here in Washington where there isn't a fear of burning the entire state to the ground and it resulted in a great show for the kids.

Friday, June 17, 2005

New Pix Posted

We posted new pictures to the picture page or click on the link to the right under "links." We will post here everytime we do or you can just scroll to the bottom of the picture page to the "last additions" section to see if anything is new for you. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Short Version Of Our Move

If you want all the gory details read the next post and skip this one.

Well, we finally feel like we can take a breath. It has been a long few weeks. We packed up everything we own and shipped it from Baltimore to Maple Valley, Washington. We drove three days with Trevor to Utah. We spent some time with family and friends then drove two vehicles with Trevor and Beckham to our new home in Washington. It took a while to get everything squared away for the closing, but we made it. We have been spending the rest of our time replacing all the carpet and installing some hardwood floors where we didn't put carpet. We love the house and our new ward. That and Trevor's new friends have made the transition much easier than we expected.

Long version of our move

Dear Family and Friends,
Things have been very crazy for us the last couple of weeks since we started our cross country trek. We sent Beckham with Carson’s mom on a plane and drove our Passat to Utah with Trevor. He was an angel the entire three day drive. He was so much better than he is at home, it made us consider keeping him in the car all the time! Each day we would wake up, drive, pull over only for fast food to eat in the car or bathroom breaks and drive until we reached our campground. We would set up our tent, go to bed, then get up and do it all again. Crazy! Trevor spent a lot of time drawing in his new notebook and making snakes with his play dough. Finally on the afternoon of the third day we reached Salt Lake City.
While in Salt Lake (and on our stop over in Boise) we were able to spend some time with some great friends and Carson’s family. We picked up Beckham and the Jeep and drove to our new home in Washington...not quite. We were supposed to close on a Thursday, but we didn’t close until the following Thursday. The loan officer got very sick and tried to finish our loan herself. Every day she said, “we just need one more thing,” but then we would hear the same thing the next day. After a week of nervousness and trying to reschedule everything else that was planned for the move in, we finally were given the keys to our new home!
We love the house and our new ward. There are a ton of young families. The Primary has 16 active Sunbeams. Trevor has already made of lot of new friends which has made the move much better. We have also made some new friends. The women have scrapbook parties every Friday. Carson was considering selling his Xbox now that dental school was over, but he has already been invited to play with the all the other 25 to 40 year old guys and the 42” HDTVs. He can’t wait to test his skills against the other guys.
Once we got into our new home, we flew Carson’s sister out to help us install hardwood floors in the living room and family room to match what was in the kitchen and entryway. The carpet was delayed, but is finally in. We finished moving everything into the rooms today and now we have to organize it. Our new phone number is 425-432-4410. We will be posting more pictures to our website soon. Carson gets his dental license in less than two weeks. He can’t wait to start working. He went in to the office to get familiar with everything and had a hard time remembering to introduce himself as Dr. Calderwood instead of Carson.
Marisa is ready to move onto painting. Going to the paint store and figuring out which colors to use where has been lots of fun. We would love for anybody to come and stay with us, so if you are in the area or just want to come see the great Pacific Northwest, let us know!
There are so many things we are excited about in addition to what we have already written. We are three houses down from a great children’s park. There you can see Mount Rainier so close that if it ever becomes a volcano again we are in trouble! It is so nice to be out of school!

Carson & Marisa's Family News

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