Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween and Birthday

Happy Halloween! Here is our little Ridge running wild in his costume. Gotta love Mickey mouse.

In hopes of a good picture i let him at the candy jar in my office, and although i didn't get a great photo, he did get some yummy candy. (I'm starting him early)
Hey mom, let's do this everyday!
And Happy Birthday to my Brother Kelly,you may have been born on Halloween but you might have just turned out to be the most normal of us all. Love ya.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Canyon's Baptism

Our sweet little Canyon was baptized this month by his dad, it was an awesome day. The spirit was really strong and Canyon was very tender in his feelings. It was such a testimony builder for me, and a reminder of how much this gospel means in my life and how much our Heavenly Father loves us.
Canyon also attended his first pack meeting. It was in our new ward and just happened to be the rain gutter ragada. We only had 2 days to make his boat and it turned out pretty cool. He had the second fastest in the wolf den. For some reason his boat got "the funniest" award, maybe it was the pirate sticker. Great job Canyon.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Getting settled

Well, it's official, we are now residents of a new county. We are still unpacking boxes but it is starting to feel like home. I get really weirded out when i go to my old house and see it empty. It's hard to imagine any one else living there. Crazy. I have had several request to see more pictures of our new house and my response to that was then come visit me. No one has yet, except family and my neighbors the Linebaughs. (Thanks guys for all your help moving by the way) So I give in and post a few pictures. If you want to see the rest, please come visit!

This is our view from the back yard.
The kitchen is much prettier without any stuff in it.
Our family room. Yes we have furniture, but these are pictures taken before we moved in. There are still too many unpacked boxes to take pictures now! Sorry.  So call me and come visit.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Quick updates!

So today is our big moving day, i've been packing none stop and all the big stuff is going today. we have taken several smaller loads over the last few days and living out of boxes and oops i shouldn't have packed that! will soon be over. Can't tell you how many boxes i've had to tear open looking for stuff i needed. So here are a few things going on at our house:

Sweet little Aspen got a haircut and a slight color change. This picture doesn't show it well but it's now very close to her actual hair color. She wanted something different for her new school.

I turned 35 yes, i said 35 last week, i can't believe i'm on the up side of getting to 40 now. Crazy.

What's behind your stove? Well this is what's behind mine, and i pride myself for cleaning behind it at least 2x a year. Maybe i haven't been so good lately. I had to clean behind it before anyone came over and helped me clean behind it, if you know what i mean. I'm mental i know.
Canyon got baptized on Saturday, it was such a great day, i'll have pictures of that as soon as we get settled in the new house. So i'm off to pack!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Utter Frustration!

So it was one (i mean two) of those days where no matter what you do, things don't seem to work out. Not bad days but just, well frustrating. So yesterday i needed to get two things done, car emission/inspection and fruit fresh to finish canning while i watched conference today. I figured i could do them at the same time and save some time. I ran to the Walmart near me and stopped at their car place, thinking i could shop while i was waiting, but they don't do inspections so i drove to the jiffy lube which was still within walking distance of Walmart, and yep, you guessed it, they couldn't do it. They had recently lost their license. So i ran into Walmart anyway and ended up spending half hour looking for fruit fresh, which they did not have! Ok, so off to the next Lube place, nope they lost there license too, they sent me to this scaaarry place that said they could do it, but not for an hour. SO finally the next Jiffy Lube could do it, but it would take 1/2 hour and i had ice cream in the back. The guy was really nice and said i could put it in the freezer in their work room!  Yea finally.So back home later that night i sent Willie to Smiths to get, yes fruit fresh, he came home with pectin and said this is all they had! So this morning i ran to Allen's market just positive i'd come home with some and they were out, so then i ran to Macey's and yep they were out to. Talk about frustrated. I came home and called the local fruit stand and she said, we haven't been able to stock it this fall. Must be a shortage. So rather than give in to frustration and climb into bed, i decided i would just start packing up my craft room while i watched conference. It proved to be very productive except i decided i do have too much stuff.  

Fast forward to dinner and Willie was going to Priesthood, so i told the kids i would make a big pot of chili. Ran out to the freezer and guess what, no meat. I called the neighbor and she said sorry i only have elk meat (YUK). So off to the store i ran. Mind you i always keep the ingredients for chili or spaghetti on hand. I buy ten of everything. I grabbed the meat and quickly drove back home. Threw it in the pot and added everything except the seasoning. And let it cook. Went to the cupboard to grab the seasoning and it was almost empty. I almost passed out. I had nothing else to spice it up. Kids hated it and said it was gross. And you asked why am i telling you this, well i will tell you: HAVEN'T A CLUE, i was just bored! he he. Have a good day.