Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let it snow...

Snow again! It's not even Halloween yet. Are ya kidding me? This was yesterday. It didn't stick but it is supposed to snow all week long. Crazy! I love the snow though I just can't believe it is here already.
I've been having fun all day planning a trip to CA in Jan. I looked at all the local things to do and had fun looking at pictures of the beach. I haven't been to the ocean since 06. I get a little crazy when I don't see it for awhile. I was really ment to live in Hawaii I just know it. Far cry from snow in October!!!!!
I have a student now for cello. I have taught three lessons. It is really fun. I know a lot more about how to play than I thought but I need to learn how to convey that information without getting overwhelming. I tend to try and say everything about a topic instead of just saying what they need to know now. Oh well I'll get better at it I hope. Hope you're having a good day.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Isn't this the funniest picture? He took it himself. That is a toy phone by the way. The boys borrowed my camera when they were bored one day and filled the memory card with pictures of toys and furniture and dizzying videos of the world ending and monsters jumping out from behind the couch and stuff like that. It was hilarious! I remember doing the same thing with my siblings growing up. We are all better and the older boys went to school today. It was nice to have them home for a few days. I miss them when they go to school.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

There's a new Destructo in town!

To my suprise Little man found a pen behind his chair in his room. He decided to make beautiful art on his face!I didn't know he was old enough to hit the destructo phase. He also drew on the wall. He is one talented nine month old. He still is no match for Dr. Destructo boy...
This is his latest work. His is in his toothpaste period. I just need to keep a better eye on my children I guess. Oh well. They are obviously feeling better. They have been playing transformers and making lots of noise which is a good thing after all those movies! I think we are caught up on them for awhile. They are still not well enough to be out and about. I don't want to spread whatever they had. I think we might be able to do something fun by FHE. Yeah, I can't waith to get out of the house. Hope you don't catch what's going around.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The sick season started!

So it has begun again. We all have the flu. Don't know which one because the doctor didn't want us to come in and spread it. Most likely it is influenza A or swine flu. Those are the two we have been exposed to. All the boys except boy #6 have it. Of course boy #1 doesn't have it because he is at his moms. Doc gave us tamaflu for the three younger boys because they are at the highest risk for complications. So I just get to be nursemaid for everyone. So fun. At least I don't have to get up early to get them off to school. We have caught up on all the movies we have been wanting to see because no one feels like doing anything else. So sad. #1 man came home early today to help. I love that man! He knows just when to swoop in and help. Well back to watching movies. Yay!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yay for family!

My sister came to visit with her boys last weekend. My parents came too. Here are some pictures. I took lots of video but for some reason it won't transfer from my phone to the computer. Oh well, the boys all had so much fun playing whatever this was. Starwars/ avatar/ goblin/ zombie?Who knows what it was. It was just a lot of fun! My nephew will probably kill me for putting his picture on here but I had to. He is getting to be so grown- up. We went to the old spaghetti factory and the joseph smith memorial building. Then everyone got tired so we came back to my house to play. Sunday we went to church and spent the day playing with the boys. I had a great time with all of them. I love having company. I just love having people around, especially my family.
Here is one of the latest meals. Witch's hat soup. It was so good. It's a lot more colorful in person. It just looks brown in the picture.
I finished book 6 of work and glory. I really feel like I know a lot more now about the history of the church than I ever did. I also have a stronger testimony of it's truth than ever before. It's a good feeling.
I am happy to have such a wonderful life.
I hope all is well with everyone who reads this. I think I'm going to go take a nap...
(Yeah right!!!)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Forgetful me

I keep forgetting to take pictures of all the fun food we are having. We ate bar-b-qued worm sandwiches, pumpkin crunch parfaits, and eyeball cookies just to mention a few. I get going and I just forget to stop and take some pictures. Oh Well.
I have been reading book four of the work and the glory. Wow! what a hard book to read. I have heard of all the stories but reading them from that perspective just hits you a bit harder than it does when you hear about it in church. It documents fictionally the events surrounding when the saints were driven fron Far West Missouri. I will forever be grateful for those who gave their lives and I mean while living for the freedom to worship that I have. I don't have mobs surrounding my home trying to do vile things to my family. I live in a huge house with room to spare. I feel blessed to be living near where some of those great people did.
I hope all is well with you and your families. Keep them close and cherish every moment you have with them.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Conference and more great food

Here's dinner last night. Funny face pizza.
Here are some goblin eyes. Here are some spider cookies. Really easy and yummy.
This was dinner tonight. Chili cauldron with breadstick spiders. It was really good.
Conference was today and yesterday. We try to keep the kids busy and happy during conference. The rule is they have to be in the room and quiet. we made special conference folders last year, The kids love them. They are just binders with thier pictures on the front. I fill them with fun church related activities. I also get construction paper, markers, glue, scissiors, and our favorite pipe cleaners. The kids love to make glasses and bugs with the pipe cleaners. We also had some yummy treats :)
This is what I do to keep our two year old busy. He loves it. I think it's pretty fun too! If you missed conference I suggest one talk in particular. Jeffrey R. Holland gave his testimony of the Book of Mormon. It was the Sunday afternoon session. He was the first speaker. It was so neat to hear his powerful testimony. Of course all of conference was great. Hope everything is great with everyone out there. Hug your family!! Tell them you love them.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fun fun fun!

Here's breakfast. Pumpkin Spiderweb pancakes with cranberry apple cider.Here's lunch. Can't go wrong with mummies. The kids helped.This was our fun day at the zoo on Thursday. I didn't have the pictures until today. I look a little insane don't I? There is another one too. He's taking the picture.Here he is.The zoo was busier than I have ever seen it. There was a members carnival. We were going to participate but decided to wait until the crowd wasn't so bad. We went back to it too late and they were out of everything they were using as prizes. So they gave us carrousel tickets. #1 Man met us there and we had a blast!We also rode the train.Then we went out for dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. It was so fun! I was exhausted!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I told you I love Halloween. We ate broken back bones, boiled brains, mad scientist potion, and witch's fingers. We had so much fun! I will be making something Halloween related from now until the big day! If you would like any recipies or ideas let me know.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I know I just blogged last night and I am a Once a week blogger now but can you believe it? Snow on the mountains on Oct 1st! I took this picture from my backyard. There was also a sort of snow hail rain mix yesterday. I love Utah!!!!! Cold is not worth anything without snow to go along with it.
I only woke up once last night. I was up for an hour but that is still better than what I've been doing lately. Yee Ha! Life is going my way today. :)