Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October Highlights

Here's a little Halloween preview of Izzy, our lil' teddy bear. She's such a little cuddle bug!

I've had a few requests to get some pictures of Izzy on here since she never gets posted. Here she is...

Here are some shots from the fire station open house.

We went to the Hogle Zoo this month over the school break. Unfortunately everyone else in SLC did too but the weather was perfect and it was a great day.

Here's a shot of Brett, pre haircut. He decided to shave his head last week. You won't see any pictures of him for awhile.

Here's a rare shot of these lil' guys. Theyr'e usually at each other's throats but it's sweet when this happens.

Monday, October 13, 2008

My New Favorite

So yesterday I had to teach at church and although I really stunk at my lesson, I still felt okay because I was wearing this cute skirt, and my black boots as well! I just found my new favorite store, Down East Basics. If you live or have lived in Utah you most likely know about it, it's a place which specializes in longer length tops and layering tees. For a girl with a torso the length of a sequoia this place is just a little reminder that God exists! I just got this skirt there-they have really cute skirts and everything is really reasonably priced as well. The selection is limited, but if you're looking for length, check this place out at downeastbasics.com

p.s. they also have long maternity tops as well! (almost makes me want to get knocked up again just because I know the tops will fit me. almost.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

September Highlights

Nothing noteworthy to any man I know, but last month I weaned my baby. Because nobody really wants a picture to tell that story I've supplied WEEN, a pretty good band instead. I've been away for three nights a week lately and with the coming and going of errands, and Izzy's age I figured now would be the best time. The kid didn't even care, no transitional period for her...only wish my body took it that easily!

"...Who won in the end? I think I did. They underestimated just how much I love bacon."
In case you couldn't tell, these are pictures from a trip we had to St. George with the Smiths and the Hunts this past month. (yes, I pretty much forgot about pictures until the last morning when Brooke gladly posed for me.) Aside from Swiss Days, In and Out burgers, swimming, car injuries, $50 worth of pizza, and terrific deals at the outlets, we all learned so much about pork and the history of swine. We also had fun playing games and laughing into the night. Thanks for a good time guys! I hope we can do it again, and that someone remembers where our time capsule is! Thanks also to Nana Judy for taking Anna and Quinner for us for the weekend!
Another highlight for September, bagels. Brett and I started a tradition of getting bagels on Saturday mornings way back in our college days. We made it to Einstein's last month for some chocolate chip bagels with pumpkin cream cheese and then drove up through the canyon to check out the changing leaves. I think it's a sentimental thing for me because it's something Brett and I always did when it was just the two of us, and it's special now to share it with our kids.
We also made it down to Payson to see the family this month. Brett had to reach his goal of hiking two mountains by the end of the season, so while he hiked Mt. Nebo, Judy and I took the kids to pick raspberries. Our outing wasn't as exciting to the kids as I'd expected, but I really liked picking the berries, and we had some tasty shakes that evening.

And lastly, Peach Days. The Brigham City festival of peaches. I'll admit that I didn't eat anything peachy at the fair. I did however have some most delicious funnel cake. And the kids enjoyed the rides while Brett and I enjoyed the people watching.

So yes, as Brett has pointed out, my memories are mostly linked to food, okay-ALL linked to food! If I could make a scratch and sniff scrapbook of memories though it would be remarkable, and delicious.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Extreme Puzzling

Anna has given us all a reason to consider puzzle piecing as an Olympic event. This weekend as our girl was putting together a few puzzles with her Daddy and brother she was leaning across the couch and lost her holding on the coffee table, falling and splitting her chin on the way down. As a result, we took our first family trip to the hospital where Anna had ten stitches put in to close the gap. Who knew puzzles could be so dangerous!? Anna was in hysterics about having to see a doctor and what they might do to her, but she walked out of the E.R. with a smile on her face and princess stickers and a sucker in her hands.

Brett and I laughed about it all later because I'd just recently told him that I was surprised that we hadn't had an emergency room visit yet for our children, also, because we have the most benign rounded edge coffee table we could find! I was just glad that he was home when the accident happened to keep the situation calm and to help with Izzy and Quinn while I held Anna's hand through the stitching.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Okay, Chrissy tagged me and I'm sure I've done this, but I'm avoiding cleaning my house so I'm doing it again...

10 Years ago:

1. 10 years from today I'd just returned from traveling in Europe with the Coppas -I just found my journal in the closet from that year. I'll have some good reading later tonight!
2. I was best friends with Jay Tetzlaff, my "gay but not fessing up to it yet" friend from my Hawaii days. Ah Katherine, remember that infectious laugh of his?
3. I had perky boobs.
4. I could actually remember things
5. I was much, much more spontaneous

5 things on my "to do" list for today:

1. go to lunch with Melissa-mmmm..Cafe Rio-you missed out Bre!
2. planning mtg. for YW in Excellence-laborious, but done!
3. go grocery shopping-eh...maybe tomorrow.
4. clean the bathrooms-maybe after I finish my book...
5. take a shower -luckily I did get to this!

5 snacks I enjoy:

1.gooey brownies
2. cold leftover chinese food
3. a spoon of peanut butter covered in chocolate chips or M&Ms
4. Big Gulps and popcorn
5. Junior Mints-frozen

5 things I'd do if I were a millionaire:

1. have a maid
2. have perkier boobs
3. invent a fridge with a milk dispenser on the door and an ice dispenser with that good crunchy ice, oh, a Dr. Pepper dispenser as well
4. travel
5. pay someone to remember everyone's birthdays for me and to buy them all gifts on my behalf, as I'm crappy at both picking out gifts, AND remembering the occasion for which you buy them in the first place!

5 Places I've lived:

1. Redondo Beach, CA
2. Carson City, NV
3. Provo, UT
4. Logan, UT
5. Laie, HI

5 Jobs I've had:

1. paper girl
2. instructional technology lab assistant-yeah me!?
3. A&W drive through
4. substitute teacher, for like four days
5. custodian

5 people I'm tagging:

1. Bre
2. Brooke Anne
3. Jessica
4. Jill
5. Caralee

Rules: If you've been tagged, you then have to post your tag on your blog and leave me a comment once you've done it. Oh yeah, if you don't have a blog, then you have to start one already! Get to it sisters!