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Monday, October 30, 2006

Craft Lady Club

For the last few months my friend Susan and I have been meeting once a week with this amazingly talented woman named Ethel. She has been teaching us how to be "crafty". We have done some neat projects...scrapbooking, knitting, beading, and most recently she has been teaching us how to sew. We decided to make our kids Halloween costumes. We finally finished them on Friday, and can I say how proud I am. My kids have the coolest costumes ever, especially Anna's. I hand made the beads on her costume. She is "Cleopatra" Dallin is a mummy and Elizabeth wanted to be a "pretty" witch. I have learned a lot about sewing and hope to make some stockings for Christmas. We have officially named ourselves the "Craft Lady Club." (My brother-in-law, Marshall actually named us this in a mocking way I think, but we love it, and its going to stick). Here are some pictures from Saturday I took right before we went to a super cool Halloween party at our friend's house.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Audrey is Three Months!!

I cannot believe how fast time goes by. Audrey is already three months old. She is laughing and grabbing things and she is trying very, very hard to roll over. She is so much fun. She is sleeping 9-10 hours every night. She is growing and just so happy. Here are some recent pictures...enjoy!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Primary Program

This weekend was our ward's primary program. It was the first one that Elizabeth participated in! She was so cute, and said her part perfectly. "We came to earth to gain a body and make and keep sacred covenants." And Anna, had a solo. She sang the second verse in the Prophet Song..."Noah was a prophet." I was blown away, at how good she did. Every note was on key and she even had some verbrato. At home when she practiced she never sounded that good. I think I may need to get Anna into singing lessons. She LOVES to sing. Today is kind of a blah day. It is raining and I have a million things to do. So I better get off this computer and get going.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I am posting to wish my sister Cyndi a very happy birthday. Last year I totally forgot her birthday, so I have to make it up to her today by telling her happy birthday like a million times. So here is birthday wish number 3, only 999,997 to go... HAPPY BIRTHDAY CYNDI!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


So...here are some pictures from Kiernan's birthday party. He had it at this cyber cafe place where there are a million computers and tv's and leather couches and the kids get to play video games for free the whole time. It was a little too old for my kids but Kiernan and his friends had a really good time. Doesn't Kiernan look a lot like Jeff???

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Many Things...A Quick Summary

I know, I know it has been forever since I have updated my blog...sorry everyone. Things have been so hectic. Since Anna's baptism we have been running around like crazy people.

Let's see...Back in the beginning of September we went to Jeff's son Kiernan's Birthday party. It was the first time our kids had ever met their half brother. Kiernan turned 12! It was a really cool experience and we had a ton of fun.

The week after that we went and saw Jeff's mom, who we haven't seen in almost 2 years and that was really nice too.

My kids started soccer. Elizabeth's team is hilarious, four year olds have a very hard time getting the ball in the correct goal. Anna is doing really well though and made her first goal last week. Dallin is in swim lessons and loves it.

School is going good for everyone. Elizabeth LOVES pre-school and Anna had all A's and 2 B's on her midterms. She is going on a very cool field trip today to see treasures from the deep at a museum in Dover.

I have had a gazillion baby showers to go to lately. I think everyone in the whole world is pregnant. Speaking of which...poor Kimberly (my sister), she had her ultra sound to find out what the sex of the baby was...and no luck, the baby was turned the wrong way and the umbilical cord was in the way, so now they are going to have to wait until February when she has the baby to find out. Sad, sad day. But...the baby was very healthy and that is all that is important.

Last weekend we had our very good friends Vicki and Val Christensen visit us from Rexburg, Idaho. They brought Maryanne who is 13 now and 5 foot 8 inches tall! And George who is a senior in highschool. It was so nice to see them and we did a lot of fun things. We went to D.C. and saw the air and space museum, the Jefferson Memorial and the D.C. Temple. We also went to the beach and I taught Maryanne how to make earings. Vicki re-taught me how to knit, and now I am making my first scarf. It was great to see them.

This weekend we went to Ben and Cyndi's house for Jake's baptism. I cannot believe how big our kids are getting. Jeff gave a great talk at the bapism. I had a great time. I was able to see quite a few people from my old ward and it was great to have the family all together.

Audrey is almost 3 months old! She is getting cuter by the second. At her doctor's appointment she weighed 12 pounds! She is in the 95th percentile for height and the 75th percentile for weight. She is our biggest and tallest baby ever! The others were always in like the 10th percentile. She is smiling and cooing and starting to grab for things, and all those other super cool baby things.

Well that is that. Things should slow down for a little bit now. Wait, what am I talking about?? It is almost time for Halloween, and that means Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I AM NOT ready for that. Oh well, maybe by January my life will have a moment of peace.