Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
At least Brandon would get close enough to Mrs. Claus to get a fun stocking from her.
That is the best picture we could get of him with Santa.
His favorite part of the evening was the big punch ball that came in the stocking.
At least Brandon was not the only one who would not cooperate. Chandler was not to sure about the Santa thing either. :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I didn't think I would miss Friend as much as I do, but play time with Maggie just isn't the same without Friend. I can not say if Maggie misses Friend or not, but I have often wondered if she would like a Friend replacement. So today I looked online to see if I could find Friend, and wouldn't you know it, I found the exact one, (Thank you GUND!) mind you it is $28.00. So my question is this, should I, or should I not buy Maggie a new Friend? Here are the pros; more fun playing tug, a buddy for Maggie, a toy that will last for another two years rather than the typical two days, and it would make a perfect Christmas/2 year anniversary present. Here are the cons: it is ridiculously expensive, it tends to get very dirty, and on a rare occasion Maggie does become a little unnatural with Friend, yuck! Now you have the facts, What would you do???
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I love the picture of Alexis' older brother Cooper holding her hand, so sweet. Cooper is ten months older than Alexis, to the day!She is so beautiful!
We celebrated Thanksgiving in Idaho.
Brandon was able to play lots with his cousins, especially Cooper, although I do not think Cooper had a great time playing with Brandon, Brandon is a bully (we are working on that) he kept trying to climb on Cooper so that he could get out of the playpen. Brandon's favorite part of our trip to Idaho was having lots of time with his grandparents and playing their new piano (it makes car noises).
Last Month we payed off our Mazda, and then Jared got a raise, we were feeling pretty good about our finances, and then the car problems started. The battery in the Honda had a short in it and would not start so we had to have that replaced, while there I asked to have my tires rotated for winter, and they informed me that they were too bald to even pass inspection, so we bought four new tires. Then Jared got pulled over because he had a headlight out in the Mazda (fortunately he got just a warning) so the next day Jared replaced the light and then the other light went out, the lights are impossible to replace, so we took it to get it lubed, tires rotated, and the light fixed. While there they told us no way would they fix the light for us because they do not do electrical work, and the tires were too bald to rotate, (again) and the transmission fluid was looking bad, so we needed to take it in to get that fixed as well. So we took the car to the Mazda dealership to get the lights fixed, put four new tires on the car, and then took it to a transmission shop here in Heber to get the transmission fixed. We had already poured so much money into both of our cars, that we were not prepared for them to tell us the the transmission problem was going to cost us $2,700. But once again Heavenly Father blesses us when we pray, fast, and pay our tithing! Our extended warranty decided to cover the cost in full, and my parents have chipped in a considerable amount of money as well to help out! What an amazing blessing!!!! Time and time again my testimony of tithing is strengthened! Heavenly Father truly has blessed us beyond what we could have imagined. And a big thanks to my parents as well!!!
That was the biggest time restraint this month. But there were a few other fun things, That kept me from my blog,here they are:
Swiss Christmas with Natalie, Scott, and Chandler. The Creche display in Midway is amazing, I plan on visiting it every year from now on. They had a manger scene carved into a match that you could only see with a magnifying glass, as well as thousands of international manger scenes. We also went to the Gingerbread display which was pretty amazing in its own fun way.
Swiss Christmas with my piano students. We had a lot of fun performing , (they did a wonderful job) for the Swiss Christmas boutique display, even though some of the guests were quiet rude. (thanks Jared for defending us!)
One of my favorite parts of the season is decorating!! I love it! I especially like the lights on the tree, garlands, and houses. This year I managed to put the lights on our house all by myself, it was terrifying being on top of the roof, particularly when I knew no one knew I was up there, and I was wearing slip on shoes. (not my smartest moment) I am however very happy to say that they look very good, and next year I will enlist Jared's help, and not try to surprise him. :)
Well now I am caught up, however with another busy month ahead who knows how on top of things I will be. I will try to be better, but I make no promises!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
#1 I love my home's location. Heber city is beautiful! I love the small town atmosphere, seeing beautiful big red barns all over, having horse's within walking distance in every direction, hearing the sounds of the Heber Valley Railroad, and a donkey braying, and seeing hot air balloons nearly every morning in the summer. I also love the many trees in our yard, they are so pretty all year, even if they cause a big mess.
#2 Weird I know but I love this bathroom, the toilet is a little broken, as well as the sink, but I like the way the bathroom is decorated, and I love that this is the second bathroom in our house, after living in apartments where we only had one bathroom, two feels like a luxury.
Bonus reasons for loving my house:
*It is only 1,100 +/- square feet, small by most expectations. I love that it is small, I have all the space that I need, but everything is on one floor, which means no stairs for Brandon to fall down, and I can clean it very thoroughly in one day.
*It has a large yard, I am learning how to do yard work, and I am even beginning to enjoy it.
*It has a room dedicated to our office, and hobbies.
*It has a space just for laundry.
*The kitchen is a galley kitchen, (fancy way of saying a small kitchen that looks more like a hall) it makes cooking very easy and convenient, when everything is right at your fingertips.
So now I tag; my mom, who has lived in her house for over 20 years, there must be something about it, Megan, Erin, Natalie S., and Camille, who moved into their house recently, and Holly, whose husband built their house. As well as Alana, Karie, and Kim, whose house's I have never seen and would like to see.
HAVE FUN! :)
Lucky us, our front yard looks like we never made an attempt to rake them up, and our trees are still covered with leaves. Oh well.