Thursday, November 25, 2010

As per our Thanksgiving tradition I present to you the pilgrim and indian ready for their Thanksgiving feast. We hope everyone enjoys their day and takes a few minutes to acknowledge all of the blessings in their lives.

Happy Thanksgiving
(were going to have to get a new picture next year that has Alison in it)

Friday, November 19, 2010


Im giving a lot of thought to our year supply right now - mainly because it is not a year supply. We'd be lucky to last a couple of months. REALLY lucky.
I want to beef it up, but am unsure where to begin.
Anyone have ideas? What has helped you?

I am seriously considering just buying the ready-made-delivered to your door supply. That's really my style, but it definitely is more expensive.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thank you

I would just like to give a public "THANK YOU" to my sweet husband. I had a Young Women's meeting go long on Sunday night and when I came home the dishes were done, dinner was cleaned up, and the laundry had been changed. It means so much to me to come home to a clean house. AND the kids were all in bed.
It means more than flowers.

Menu 11/8/2010

Monday - family party
Tuesday - Roasted chicken/carrots/potatos
Wednesday - Shephards pie
Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches/soup
Friday - BBQ
Saturday - out
Sunday - breakfast

Friday, November 5, 2010


I'm inchin' some good fall or Christmas decoration craft ideas. Has anyone seen any good tutorials out there? If so could you give me the link ? I need some good, original ideas!


Thursday, November 4, 2010


I despise school fundraisers (except for the cookie dough one because I buy from that one). I hate that they give an assembly to the children and show them all of the "prizes" they could win. "If you can sell 50 items you'll with this paper airplane" Oooh, Ahhhh.

Its lame.

Its also lame that Caitlyn is totally taken in by these tactics. She is my infomerical child. On a regular basis she brings me phone numbers that she has written down and tell me that we need to buy that item. Our latest and greatest was the Shoes Under. This was just one that wouldnt go away. She kept asking and pleading for it. She would convince us that this item would change her world!
So, we used it to our advantage. A long standing problem in our house is random shoes strewn around the house.... see where this is going? Chad challenged Caitlyn to not have a pair of shoes left out for two weeks, then we would buy her a Shoes Under. She accepted the challenge, and wouldnt you know it? We didnt see any of her shoes for two weeks. She is capable of cleaning up her shoes!
Here are the ultimate results: She got the Shoes Under and her shoes can still be found all around the house.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I took this photo last year. Quite honestly, I think its one of the best photos ever and is totally Nathan.


The Friday before Halloween Alison sporte her skull and crossbones bow in preparation of Halloween

Too cute not to post. Notice the lid is on. I just dont want anyone to think we have bad parenting skills

Batman at the trunk or treat. The Bat Mobile was made by Chad a few weeks ago for their Primary Activity Day so I decided to roll with it.

The kids ready for the trunk or treat. Batman costume - free on Craigslist and the mask and gloves were $5 on Craigslist. Cowgirl items were mostly borrowed. Indian costume - borrowed. (Thanks Becky!)

Menu 11/1/10

Monday - Stuffed Shells
Tuesday - White Chili
Wednesday - Beef Stroganoff
Thursday - chili rellenos
Friday - homemade pizza
Saturday - date night :)