Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sister Fife v. BROTHER FIFE!

I lose... Look at that well behaved, reverent primary class...

...ahem. K, so Brother Fife is way more fun. Only one Sunday left with these little monkeys. I've always been struck by how much you grow to love those you serve. I'm going to miss them.

I look super tired in these pictures, but Austin looks so adorable that I had to post them. This was our first picture together with the new camera! :D

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Camera, Old Tree, and almost done

My camera came!

This happy, breakfasting group is almost done for the summer. Our numbers have dwindled and I think everyone is ready to go home. Once Austin hits the 200 mark we hit the road.

I love my job, but I will be changing my ringtone when we get back, I don't want to accidentally pick up and say "This is Tikla with Linx, how can I help you?"

I'll miss our corn-fielded, ever sticky, chip on your shoulder Iowa. It's beautiful. Every morning I walk by this tree to get to the garage.

Don't you just want to build a tree house right there...mmmm, it's a perfect tree.

Guess who is coming to visit in 4 days!!!
the ever beautiful Shawnie-magoo! Exciting to say the least. What a lucky girl I am to have such an accepting, friendly sister-in-law.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Sharing doesn't have an "e" in it. Thank you to James, the honorary genius of our 9-year-old primary class. How embarrassing! We were learning about friendship, and one of the friendship flowers had to be stricken from the board, due to my spelling issues.

Primary has been the best calling ever this summer!! I love watching Austin teach and I love making cute things so we are the perfect team. Brother Fife does the important part and Sister Fife does the part that helps them remember the important part. ;)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just a reminder, we've been married for over a year.

Oh , Austin...

Old picture

Austin: The hardcore Jazz fan, and his wife, along for the free hats. :)

Last November Linx sent us to a free game. It was the season opener so there were fireworks, dancing, Bear sliding down the length of the entire area stairs.

I had to post this because of Austin's glorious face. Enjoy.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Avacado Facial anyone? (late update on Austin's surprise for by Birthday)

Welcome to Fife Spa, established July 16, 2010 in Cedar Rapids, IA.
"Get out of the office, home or where ever you work for our one day special.  Anytime July 16th or 17th in celebration of the most amazing woman in the world's birthday all of the following options are available free of charge. Happy Tikla Day!"

This is what greeted me when I came back from the store Saturday evening.

My beautiful chocolate cake, whipped cream frosting, and chocolate covered cherries on top! Mmmmmm! 

Here is the stud who works at this spa.  I was so relaxed by the end of the night I couldn't stand up straight.