Thursday, September 16, 2010

Moving Details

For those wondering, we are moving to North Ogden, Utah. Ty will arrive Oct. 1st, and I will arrive Oct. 17th-ish. I'm stopping in Colorado to visit my family!!! Weee!!!!

And now for a little shout out to Florida.

A sincere thank you to all the people who have made me feel so loved and welcomed! I have truly had a wonderful experience living here, and I'm forever grateful for the memories we've made!

If you're lucky, I'll come back and visit you! :0)

Enjoy the sunshine while I freeze my butt off!

My man...

Let me explain...

For the past year, we have been living with my parents here in Florida (in case the palm trees and beach pics weren't evidence enough), and during this time, my man, Tyrone, has been working on getting his gaming career jump started.

And then, Catapult for Hire was born. The premise: A medieval knight who lost his job in the slumping economy finds work by renting out his catapult to those in the kingdom who could use his services.

He finished a prototype of his game last month and entered it into a competition online, in hopes of being acknowledge by the "indie" community that he was legit - he could make games. Like for reals.

So there were 147 entries to the IndiePub Games Contest this year. Lots of talented people working hard to "prove" themselves, just like Ty.

Well, guess what? That hard work is paying off! He is one of the top six finalists!!!!! SOO COOL!!!

He will fly to Austin, TX for the Game Developers Conference held Oct. 6-8, where they will display his game for all to play, and at the end will announce the winner of the contest! My mom and I were freaking out yesterday when Ty told us. We all shed a few tears of joy!

So now we wait with anticipation!

You're the best E.V.E.R. I love your guts, Tyomeo!

Here is the link:

Scroll down and you'll see the list of finalists. Click "Catapult for Hire" to demo his game! Happy gaming!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

16 Months and Utah Bound

Bella has really been trying to talk, and it's so cute! Ty and I laugh so hard when she jabbers on and on.

She is also using new signs to communicate. For example, in the grocery store today, she did the sign for "cracker" and "please". Sweet, right?!?! I tossed some crackers in the cart, and apparently she wanted one! So there you go!

For some words, she prefers using sign language, and other words she just says! I love her sweet little high pitched voice! Bella will grab the phone, press it against her mouth and just start hollering into it. It's absolutely hysterical. I could listen to her jabber away all day.

Bella is quite a little swimmer lately. She'll jump in the pool on my command and will go completely under water for a few seconds, then come up with this incredibly surprised look on her face. She cracks me up!

She was rockin' the goggle look!!! What a cheeser! Man, I love this kid!

Bella loves shoes. If you can't find your other shoe, Bella probably lost it for you. We went to Target to get her some new shoes, and she was in heaven! She tried on every pair of shoes she could get her hands on and loved it. She does fairly well in the shopping cart, but when she's done, she let's you know!!!!

PS. We're moving back to Utah! We have had a wonderful time here in Florida with my family, and we are now excited to be near Ty's family! Fun! We look forward to our many adventures together!