Friday, October 31, 2008


I'm so glad it's over! As we sit here with our bowl overfilling with candy, our stomachs are aching (except the kids, they're bouncing off the walls from the sugar) I am breathing a sigh of relief. Zach and Parker were hunters this year and Alivia was their duck. I have to post this pic, just because I think it is so stinking funny. Zach just had to have one with him pretending to shoot the duck. What makes it funny is that Alivia totally looks like she is playing dead (the sun was just in her eyes)!

Gus was taking them around for trunk-or-treating at the church. A dentist was handing out little tubes of toothpaste. Parker looked in his bucket, saw it, took it out, handed it back to him and said "I don't want this!" Gus took it for him and snuck it back in this bucket. Parker took it out and kept trying to give it away. What a ham! I've decided that we worked a lot harder for our candy when I was little. All in all, it was a good Halloween, and we actually had decent weather for once!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Okay, I know, 2 posts in a day. I really have other things to do, but I'm not doing them!! Here is an ABC tag the my lovely sis Heidi tagged me with:

A-Attached or Single? Attached and happily married
B-Best Friend? Gus
C-Cake or Pie? Cake all the way, not a fan of pie crust
D-Day of Choice? Sunday, I really don't worry about doing anything but being with my family
E-Essential Item? Dr. Pepper, my baby's still not sleeping through the night
F-Favorite Color? Blue
G-Gummy Bears or Worms? Worms, it's cool biting off their little heads/or rear ends however you look at it!!
H-Hometown? Rigby
I-Indulgences? Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream
J-January or July? January, it's my b-day
K-Kids? 3 little munchkins
L-Life Is Incomplete Without? My fam
M-Marriage Date? May 3, 2001
N-Number of Siblings? 3 sisters
O-Oranges or Apples? Apples
P-Phobias or Fears? I am afraid of mice and going blind!
Q-Quotes? "Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured" -Gordon B. Hinckley
R-Reason to Smile? Hearing what comes out of my boy's mouths
S-Season? Fall
T-Tag 5 People? Bonnie, Felicia, Becky, Melanie, Janet (and Jenn, but Heidi already tagged you)
U-Unknown Fact? I can't bake- I always screw up cookies and things like that. Alton Brown once said that baking is a science and everything has to be perfect. I hate science!!
V-Very Favorite Store? Anywhere, if I have money
W-Worst Habit? Never finishing laundry, it's always in a basket
X-X-Ray or Ultrasound? X-Ray. Ultrasound means your probably pregnant and that is something I don't want to go back to!!
Y-Your Favorite Food? Fried halibut-fresh (my mouth is watering at the moment)
Z-Zodiac? Capricorn

Soccer Season

I as thought about what to post, I realized that I had not posted any pictures of Zach playing soccer. His team was the Green Three-Headed Dragons. Sounds totally like 6 and 7 years made that name up! There were quite a few kids on this team this year. They actually learned how to play positions and weren't all running for the ball. It was great fun to watch.

Last week we were really busy. I am the activities chairman so I have to plan and prepare our ward party with my committee. We had dinner and a carnival. The kids loved it. Gus and Parker were also sick with some stomach stuff, so that wasn't fun. Tonight we are carving pumpkins. It just seems Halloween should be over by now!! It is not one of my favorite holidays. Teaching ruined it for me!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bald babies and Bowling balls

Alivia had her 4 month check up on Monday. Yes, Heidi, I know what you are thinking. I am behind on posting. Anyway, she weighs 15 lbs and 1 oz. She is almost 27 inches which makes her in the 90th percentile for height. We have no idea where that came from. She is so fun and developing her own little personality. And yes, she still is very much bald. I love bows and headbands to solve that problem. I have to admit that she has been my easiest baby. But, I guess she was my hardest pregnancy, so it all works out--for now anyway! We love you Livvy!

On Saturday we went out with our friends Spencer and Melanie and went bowling. I really am not good at bowling, but we had fun anyway. I beat Zach by only 2 pins--that tells you how good I am! I love watching the kids bowl because their ball slowly makes it to the end and slowly knocks over pins! I love the picture of Parker and his tighty whities showing!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Busy, busy

Okay, sorry that I haven't posted for a while. Last week was extremly busy! My sil Felicia arranged that we paint the inside of my in-laws house for their Christmas present. It's hard to know what to get them, so we all jumped at the chance. We put in money and time and painted their living room, kitchen, and dining room. Gus and I went out Monday and Tuesday and helped take down wallpaper and wash walls. Then everyone came on Wednesday night, Thursday, and Friday to paint. Sometimes it was chaos, especially with up to 20 kids there at one time! Anyway, it turned out so good! It was a lot of work, but it was all worth it. I am so lucky to say that I have awesome in-laws and love spending time with them! View some pictures here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Gus had his 29th birthday on Saturday. I know..he is so old! Here is a top ten list of things that we love about Gus: (with help from Zach and Parker)

10- His sense of humor
9- His wallet (Parker's answer)
8- How he teaches the gospel. (Zach)
7- How he plays with us. (Zach & Parker)
6- He is a handy man (although plumbing is not his forte)
5- He loves to shop! (We fight about who gets to go out the day after Thanksgiving!)
4- He cleans my house and does laundry.
3- He always looks at the glass half full.
2- He tries new things.
1- He always puts his family first.

We love you, Gus!!
We got to spend the weekend in Island Park for his birthday. It was so beautiful there. My parents, in-laws, and sisters all got to be there with us. We had so much fun riding 4 wheelers and little dirt bikes. We also went to Big Springs and on a picnic at Red Rock. Thanks everyone for a fun time!!