Sunday, October 28, 2007

Murder Mystery

Last Friday night we did a murder mystery dinner with our friends, we all had to dress up like our parts, I originally was so supposed to be a gypsy astrology advisor. But someone cancelled at the last minute and I ended up being another part. Tyler was obviously a soccer player. We were an Italian family and my "husband" had been shot and we had to figure out who did it. It was really fun and we had a yummy dinner at the same time.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Twilight Series

I got into the hype of reading these books and borrowed them from a friend in my ward. She is obsessed, she has read them 3 times. She held a daytime book club today and went all out. She had treats that went along with the book, prizes, and we had a huge turnout of 16 people. It was chaotic most of time but a ton of fun as well. If you need a good book to read might I suggest these, because I enjoyed them very much.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Apple Cider Days

Last night our friends invited us to an apple cider making party. They crank the apples through the press to make the cider. Caleb and I stayed inside where it was nice and warm. We ate soup and breads and yummy cookies and cakes. Holden had a blast playing with all the kids.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Falling INTO Fall!!!

A little backyard fun for the boys before the snow hit--yuck!!

Am I the only one???

Is anyone else having problems uploading pictures?? Or is it just me? I know they are trying to fix it but just wondering if I am the only one?

Saturday, October 20, 2007


You are most like:

You are Brown

Earthy and humble, you are often mistaken for being plain, when you are actually quite interesting. Your gentle spirit causes you to be very attractive to others who are searchng for genuine friends.


Take this quiz: Which Crayola Box of 8 Color Are You?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Puppy "Size"

Here is a story about Puppy "size" that I hope you all enjoy.

"Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this," the mother told the volunteer.
"What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.
"Puppy size!" replied the mother.
"Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."
"I know...we have seen most of them," the mom said in frustration...
Just then Danielle came walking into the office
"Well, did you find one?" asked her mom. "No, not this time,"
Danielle said with sadness in her voice. "Can we come back on the weekend?"

The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed

"You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there's always a supply," the volunteer said.

Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. "Don't worry, I'll find one this weekend," she said.

Over the next few days both mom and dad had long conversations with her.

They both felt she was being too particular. "It's this weekend or we're not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration.

"We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom added.

Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the section that housed the smaller dogs.

Tired of the routine, mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of the first row of cages. There was an observation window so you could see the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted.

Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each one.

One by one she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."

It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup.

The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up the dog and held it closely. This time she took a little longer.

"Mom, that's it! I found the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!" she screamed with joy. "It's the puppy size!"

"But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last few weeks," Mom said.

"No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she said.

"Don't you remember? When I asked you one day what love is, you told me love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger the sigh!"

The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she did a little of both.

"Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the right puppy if it sighed when I held it in my arms," she said.

Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, "Mom, he loves me. I heard the sighs of his heart!"

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress of a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day.

They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will be surprised at what you hear. "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

I wish you all puppy "size". I have mine.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's Party Time!!!!!

Yesterday was the boys 7th birthday. I am just getting around to posting the pictures now. I went to a little party in Calebs class. They sang songs and played duck duck goose and got to chill out for awhile. After school Holden had 6 friends over for a party. It was nuts around here for awhile. In the evening we had family members come over for pizza and cake. I sure am glad the stressful day is over but here are some pictures....

Sunday, October 7, 2007

MMMM Yum, I would gladly be cheesecake

You Are Cheesecake

Rich, sweet, and simply perfect.
You're not boring - you're just the best!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Gardner Village

I went with Caleb's class to Gardner Village and it was a lot of fun. Caleb was so cute and was sooo good, he didn't cry at all. He cooperated while I was trying to take his picture and just seemed to enjoy being out and about. Gardner Village is really fun in the fall because they have all their witches and pumpkins and everything festive out, if you live in the Salt Lake Valley you should go.