Sunday, November 23, 2008


What happens when mom doesn't do a final clothing check before heading out the door to church?

At the end of Sacrament meeting, Jay stands up and I notice he is wearing a pair of his school pants.

Between Sunday School and Relief Society, I pass Justin in the hall and notice he is wearing Jay's pants, who is quite a bit shorter than he is. His comment, "They still look nice."

I went to pick Niko and Nick up from their Primary class. As I walk into the classroom, Niko is leaning up to the table and I notice his pants are on backwards.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Conversation With Nick

Nick: Mom, can I pick an apple out of the garage when we get home?

Me: You sure can.

Nick: Thank you, mom! I like it when people say yes to me. It makes my feelings so happy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Season

I'm always so anxious to get the holiday season going. I start playing Christmas music in early October, always too early for the rest of the family.

A couple of days ago I said to Todd, "I don't think I am ready to do this whole holiday thing again already."

Todd says, "Really, I was just about ready to get the decorations out."

Our Apples

What to do with all those apples . . .
First, make three pies.

The last one, complete with a finger hole in the top. Still tastes yummy.


After our apple adventure, Todd built the first fire of the season in the fireplace. I curled up on the couch with a blanket to warm up. Niko curled up next to me. Next thing I know we are fast asleep.
Thanks for the photo, Todd.


We took the family out to pick apples on Saturday.

Well . . . it was mostly buying bushels of apples and then walking through the apple orchards and gleaning a few right off the trees.

There is nothing quite like eating a fresh picked apple right off the tree on crisp fall afternoon.

Too Good to Eat

Grandma brought us a couple of jars of peaches. They were so beautiful in the jar. I almost didn't want to open them. Almost.

Todd and I shared a jar with Travis and Jenna when they came through town last month. The second bottle was opened to feed my 2 teenagers something soft and yummy after their wisdom teeth were removed.

Glad we opened them. They were even more delicious then they were beautiful!


Todd built some shelves in the food storage room to hold the stockpiles I've been collecting during my bargain hunting adventures.

Wisdom Teeth

Kim and Thomas got to share the experience together . . . getting their wisdom teeth out. I'll forgo the really embarrassing photos for now.
We've had some fun giggles at their expense with their full cheeks and the memory loses before and after the surgery.


Am I dreaming?! $2.35

Trunk or Treat

Todd has just finished his 3rd Halloween party as the Ward Activities Chairman. There was food, fun, Trunk or Treat, and . . .

a visit from the fire department to turn off the fire alarms that went off due to too much smoke in the spook alley.

Some people will try anything to get released. Hee, hee, hee.


Halloween 2008 . . . lots of kids to keep track of, lots of fun and excitement, too much candy.


I need to remember not to be the last one in the shower Sunday mornings. Even with two large water heaters, number 12 to bathe or shower does not get the joy of hot water.