Monday, November 28, 2011

Josh's Photo Shoot

Here are some pictures we had taken after Josh turned 3 years old.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun

We have been enjoying our time in Chillicothe with Morgan's family. Tonight we went to see Breaking Dawn, Part 1.  I really enjoyed it. I think that it is my favorite adaptation so far. I can't wait to see the next movie and will get my fix by reading book 4 of the series again.  The inevitable changes to the plot were the least frustrating, and I liked seeing Stephanie Meyer at the wedding.  (If you see the movie, she is the first wedding guest you see, and wearing purple.)

I also did some Black Friday shopping today. I waited until Noelle woke me up at 6am and then leisurely ate some breakfast and went out around 7:30am. I found some great movies, a waffle iron, and Morgan asked me to buy him a BB gun.

We played a couple of games; Uno, Lucky Down and Bohnanza. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to go play some disc golf.

I hope that your Thanksgiving is going as wonderfully!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I have hesitated posting, not really feeling that it was my place. But, on November 16th Isaac and Porter Palmer entered and left this earthly life.  I never got to meet my sweet nephews. I am very grateful to their mother, Kim, for updating her blog with pictures and the talks from the funeral. I am so thankful for her testimony that she freely shares.

I am so thankful for our loving God who takes care of us. He knows how to comfort us and give us strength.

I am thankful for my children and my husband. Morgan does so much for me, and is a wonderful husband.

I am thankful for our home and the comforts we have. I love having a working toilet, internet and tv. I like being able to microwave food and make a good loaf of bread.

I am thankful for my friends. My life is so much more full because of the relationships I have. 

I am thankful for family. I think I have the best mother-in-law in the world. She is so giving and such a wonderful example to me.

I am thankful for my parents. They really sacrificed so much in raising my siblings and I. They are truly great people whom I love very much.

I am thankful for the scriptures. I love to read my scriptures first thing in the morning and the peace and help that it gives me through each day.

I am thankful for prayer. Heavenly Father hears us. He loves us. He answers us. I look forward to see Him again. I want to be worthy to enter his presence and feel his love surround me.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Morgan and I were sitting in the office working on the computer tonight. Eli comes running into the office asking us to buy some sort of magic ball that you can do tricks with all over your body.

Morgan reminded Eli that commercials try to get you to buy things, and that E doesn't need that ball, but is saving up money for a disc golf bag.

Eli responds that he doesn't want to buy the ball, he wants us to buy it for him. 

Later he comes running in again saying, "Mom, Dad, do you know what the best bed in America is?"  He then goes on to explain it is one where you can jump on the bed and have a glass of juice on the bed too and it won't tip over. He thought that we should buy that too.  

Our son is definitely influenced by commercials. It just gives us one more reason to not let him watch very much T.V.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This Month So Far

It seems like I am using the camera less and less and so I don't update the blog as often.  We are having beautiful Fall weather and so yesterday was a raking day.  Morgan and the boys rakes most of the yard (I helped with a little corner).  I also worked on trimming the grapes and vacuuming the whole house. Morgan helped a family that was moving take loads to the dump so the day was very full. 
The boys surprised us by coloring all over the walls. They have never done that before and I hope they never do it again. 
I have been getting ready for the Primary program, it is going to be next week.  Hopefully our chorister will be back by then.

Mostly we are doing every day stuff all the time. We're trying to get ready for Christmas and hope to get all of our shopping done by this time next week. 

Here are the few pictures I've taken lately.

I came to the Living room one morning to find that Josh had put the lifejacket on himself. He is ready for a Flash Flood.

Noelle, cute, with her bow and pacifier.

She is getting stronger and almost ready to start scooting!

As ever, she is almost always happy and smiling.

I tried a new recipe and made Seafood Lasagna.  It turned out pretty well, although next time I would change the cream of mushroom soup to a cream of chicken and see how that goes.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Halloween Boys

Eli was very serious about being a Ninja.  Josh described himself as a Ninja Lightening McQueen.  They both had a really good time Trick or Treating.

Friday, November 4, 2011

J's School Halloween Party

Josh's Mom's School had a Halloween party.  All of the kids dressed up, they played Halloween Bingo, pumpkin bowling, a bean bag toss and Spooky snacks to eat. Josh chose to dress up as  Ninja!

Josh was a serious Ninja

Noelle was happy to be able to see what was going on. The kids loved to come try and make her laugh.

I made these funny faced cupcakes.

Josh - waiting patiently for his turn to bowl.

Here we go!

It was a slow pumpkin.

J with his friends.

Strong Ninja face

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cute Girl!

Most mornings Noelle wakes up like this.  Happy and ready for the day.  Last night was not so lucky, she woke me up at 1am because she had vomited in her bed.  We gave her a late night bath. Today she is kind of grumpy and tired, but hopefully she is past the worst of it.

You wouldn't expect the kid who got no candy to be the one puking Halloween night!

Family Picnic

We decided to surprise our kids with a family picnic. I got the food all ready without them knowing and when Morgan got home from work we loaded up our bikes and  rode to a nearby park.  After eating we let the kids play around. We had a really good time. I did buy Twinkies as a 'special treat' for the boys, they have never had them before. They didn't really like them. Eli ate 3/4 of his, and Josh ate 2 bites or so. Oh well, it is healthier that way!