Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thankgsiving!

(The above picture is of "Tilly the Turkey" that use to live at Clear Creek. She would come and visit the students who went to summer camp there. I always looked forward to the seeing Tilly when I worked there.)

This time of year always provides opportunities for us to think of some of the things that we are thankful for. I am thankful for many things, but below are a few of them.

T - Time with family
- my Husband and my Home
- America
- Nature
- my Kids & Kindergarten students
- my Sister Shelly
- the Gospel
- musical Instruments
- our Vehicles
- the Internet
- our nice Neighborhood
- a giving God

I hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving and remember all of the blessings that you have in your life to be thankful for.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jr. Rangers

Boy, is it hard to get kids to pose and get a cute picture sometimes!

Looking back at it, I think these are pretty funny.

I was pretty annoyed at the time though.

We love to do the Jr. Rangers Programs at State and National parks. The kids have earned so many badges and pins that I decided to make a banner. We have had a great time learning about this amazing world we live in. We are already thinking about what state or national parks we want to go next summer. Any great ideas anyone?

Nap time

Mark works in the middle of the night. When he gets home, he sleeps for a while and usually takes a nap with Jacob in the afternoon. This is often the way we find them. Notice the remote in Mark's hand and his glasses still on.

Jacob loves the song The Wheels on the Bus. We have a Scholastic movie of the song. He loves to watch "swish, swish" before he goes to bed. He likes to hold his toy bus as he watches it.

I thought it was so cute to find my sleeping boys. Mark is such a trooper with a crazy sleep schedule. He does it to support our family. We sure love him!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tagged - 8

8 TV shows I love to watch
1. The Amazing Race
2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show
3. Dancing with the Stars
4. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
5. Jon & Kate Plus 8
6. The Price is Right
7. What Not to Wear
8. American Idol

8 Places I love to eat
1. At home
2. My mom's house
3. Creamery on 9th
4. Brick Oven Pizza
5. Bajio
6. Betos
7. El Azteca
8. Apollo Burger

8 things that happened yesterday
1. Jacob got the pitcher of apple juice out of the fridge and threw it on the carpet.
2. I shampooed the carpet.
3. We made blankets for Primary Children's hospital.
4. We had yummy fajitas.
5. Had library day at school.
6. Went to recess and enjoyed the warm afternoon.
7. Went grocery shopping and saved 66% on my Savvy Shopping trip.
8. Filled up the van with gas for under $30.00. Yeah. Road trip anyone?

8 things I am looking forward to
1. Weekends
2. Going to the temple this weekend.
3. Thanksgiving break
4. Putting up Christmas decorations
5. Teriann's Wedding
6. Going to Primary Children's Hospital to take some donations, not for a stay.
7. Cleaning up my house - should I say having a clean house.
8. Christmas break.

8 things I love about fall
1. Seeing the beautiful mountain.
2. The smell of autumn. (I wish that you could really get that scent in a candle.)
3. The nice mild weather.
4. Driving in the mountains to see the leaves.
5. Finding cool leaves.
6. Starting a new school year. Did I just say that?
7. Harvesting the gardens.
8. Playing in/raking the leaves with the kids.

8 things on my wish list
1. Another baby
2. More relaxed, "fun" time with my husband and family.
3. A desire and the drive to get fit and healthy.
4. A clean, organized house.
5. A clean, organized classroom.
6. More time to get things done.
7. A "good" group of students.
8. A new kitchen floor.

8 people I'm tagging
1. Shelly
2. Mardi
3. Michelle
4. Amber
5. Marissa
6. Gray
7. TeriAnn
8. Sheridan

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sunday in the park

After Church we went over to the botany pond at BYU and then a nearby park. It was a beautiful fall evening. Jacob loved feeding the ducks.

He started following this big white duck. He was trying to catch it, but he never did.

Jake had a fun time running around the pond several times, each time he would scare away all of the ducks that other groups were feeding. He laughed as the ducks would hurry away.

The ducks started honking so loudly that Jacob started covering his ears.

At the park it was designed for toddlers, so Jacob could play without much help although he loved interaction from both Mom and Dad, so we did race him down the slides.

He kept wanting us to slide with him again and again. We did finally have to tell him that he could have one more turn before it was getting dark. We had a nice relaxing evening enjoying life through and with our our two year old.

Happy Halloween

Halloween was so busy and fun. Jacob had fun trick-or-treating. He especially likes to pick a candy out of his bag to eat. We have to keep all of the bags out of his reach or the candy would be gone. I was a clown. Sammi was a vampire. Joe was a skeleton. Jacob was a monkey.