Tuesday, November 25, 2008


For Family Home Evening last week, we talked about all the things that we are thankful for and put them on our Thankful Tree that is hanging in our kitchen. Every time we look at it, we remember all the blessings we have in our lives.

Here are some additional things I am thankful for:
*My fabulous husband. I can't imagine ever being without him.
*My beautiful triplets. My life wouldn't be the same without them and the experiences I've had because of them.
*My parents who have always been there for me.
*My brothers and sisters. They are truly some of my best friends.
*My preschool. It's always been my dream to have my own preschool. I love to teach and the kids make my life so much richer.
*My friends, old and new. You've all helped me through very tough times.
*My knowledge that families can be forever!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Is anyone else out there ready and excited for Christmas? I can hardly wait! And the snow today just makes me even more excited! Listen to 106.5 or 100.3 if you're ready for the Christmas music! ' Tis the Season!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted!

I went out today and cast my vote to see who will lead this country. I felt rather proud voting this year even though I've been doing it for more than ten years. I just felt proud that I live in a country where I have the right to help determine who leads this nation. I am so blessed to be an American and to raise a family here. I know times are hard now, but we are in Heavenly Father's watchful care. If we are faithful and do all that we can to prepare ourselves, we have no need to fear what is in store no matter who gets voted as the next President.
So everyone do your part and go out and vote today! Hurry, there's not much time left!


We had such a great Halloween this year. Last Monday for FHE, we carved our pumpkins. (Well, I carved them because Dave was playing in his soccer tournament.) This year Connor and Brooke dug right into their pumpkins and pulled the guts out! They are so brave! Aspen on the other hand wasn't. I stuck her hand in with mine a couple of times to show her it was okay, but she just screamed. So, I finally gave her a long handled spoon and she dug out her pumpkin that way. I ended up carving 5 pumpkins total. Mickey Mouse, the Rose from Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, a vampire going to bite a girls neck, and a funny face. We also ate bugs and slime for a treat. (Bug graham crackers and green vanilla pudding!) The kids loved it.

We also had parties at preschool. We played Bingo, decorated bags, did a candy toss, and ate good snacks!

The girls also had a Halloween party at their dance class. They got to wear their costumes, do a Halloween dance, share candy, and have lots of fun.

Halloween day was a big one. I made orange pumpkin pancakes for breakfast and I made spider sandwiches for lunch. They were delicious and huge! The kids loved them.
Later, we went to Dave's work to trick or treat and see all of the fun decorations. It was so much more crowded this year than previous years, but it was still great. They had a jewel quest, a large Candyland game, a super hero section, the Wizard of Oz, a BYU/UofU football field, and many more fun places.

Finally, we came home and the kids trick or treated around the neighborhood with Dave. I stayed home and passed out candy. We had so many trick-or-treaters. The most since we've lived here. I loved it. I also made a Halloween 7 Layer Dip that Dave and I dug into while the kids were chowing on their candy. It was really a fun, busy, day!