Friday, October 31, 2008

BEE-autiful day

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Trunk or Treat.....or NOT!

To make my husband proud/happy I decided to decorate our truck for the ward Trunk or Treat. I'm not usually the Halloween decorator in the family but I actually really got into and had a blast. I finished the truck, got everything ready for Sophie's costume and headed to Wal-mart for some last minute items. (candy, etc.) I got back out to the truck running right on schedule when to my surprise the Durango wouldn't start. I take a deep breath and try it again...still nothing. And than I think, ok this is not a big deal I'll find someone with jumper cables and we'll get this started and I can still make it to church on time. Well, after trying to jump it with 3 different vehicles, I started to panic. Luckily, I was able to get a ride to church so that I could still go to the party, but all my hard work on the truck to decorate it was all for nothing. I did however take some pictures before I went to Wal-mart so I thought at least I would share them with all of you, since no one else had the pleasure of seeing it.

Oh, just in case you were wondering. Jon was finally able to fix the truck. Luckily, it was only a bad battery. Also, another quick note just in case you ever own a vehicle that is a V8 to get it jumped properly, the vehicle helping you has to be a V8 also. It makes total sense now, but I never realized that before. I guess my blond is coming out again.

Fun fact

Did you know????!!!.................................. That after you carve a pumpkin, you can keep it from wilting. Or if it starts to wilt, you can put it in a tub full of water for a couple of hours and POOF it comes back to life. I know, I know I didn't believe it either. I thought it was a crazy idea of my husband's, but we tried it and it really works. In fact the pumpkins look better than they did before they were carved.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Final product. (I did the cat and Jon did the witch--allthough he carved the spider out on mine)
For our Family Home Evening we carved pumpkins and decorated cookies (see below). We had so much fun!! Although I did realize that I am much better at carving pumpkins than I am at decorating cookies. I'll leave that to my husband in the future.

Yummy Yummy in Sophie's tummy

Isn't my husband amazing!! He did all the rolling out and cutting of the cookies. Sorry, to all of you ladies out there, I have the best!!
This is what happens when Sophie has to wait for you to cut a whole in the frosting. How dare I make my child wait? What was I thinking? LOL!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

You wanna Rock

Mom... I can do it myself

I guess I am no longer needed by my daughter, she can do it all herself. I think it's finally time to remove the changing table from her room.

Check this out

For anyone out there that is in the Primary, you have to check out this blog. I just found it and it's FANTASTIC!!! I really wish that I had the kind of dedication that this woman has, but I am very greatful to her for doing all of this work!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Family update

Unfortunately, I don't have any new pics to share. But, I thought I would give you a little family update and let you know what we've been up to.

First.... Sophie. She is doing fantastic!! She recently had her 18 month check up and is perfectly healthy. She is still in the 95% for height and has moved up to the 75% for weight. (I guess she likes food as much as her mom and dad) The amazing thing is that she is in these brackets against normal 18 month old. Pretty impressive for an 8 week early preemie. She has been working with a therapist once a week to help her with her speech and fortunately (or maybe unfortunately depending on how you look at it) it's really helping her. She now says "Mama", "dada" and "hi". She barks, signs "please" and "more" and tries to say "open" and "up". And anything that start with a "b" she will say the "buh" sound. She is making progress....slowly but surely.

Now, for Jon and I. We've embarked on something really exciting. We have decided to be foster parents. So, today we completed the 2 day training that we needed to receive our license to foster/adopt. This is however just the beginning of the process. We still have to have a background check done (cross your fingers guys so I can pass this....J/k), and we also have to have a ridiculously long, intense home study. But, if all goes perfectly we should have a child in our home in about 3 months. So, please keep us in your prayers so that everything goes smoothly.

I hope all is well with everyone out there and we miss you and love you all.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Sophie had her first pony ride this weekend. She wasn't so sure about it at first, but by the end she was holding on and laughing her head off. She still only knows the sound a dog makes, so she walked away from the horses barking at them.