Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

What a fun Halloween! Bella was a princess. This is not surprising, since right now she loves everything princess. I went as an oven with a bun in it, and Seth wore an apron that said "bun maker". Bella loved running around the house saying "dad's the bun maker".
I missed going trick or treating this year. I stayed home to hand out candy, and to be honest I wasn't looking forward to walking in the cold. That's what dad's are for, and Bella loved going with hers. Seth was also lucky enough to take all of the cousins too. Actually, I don't know how "lucky" he thought that was.
We had a great time at our ward trunk or treat, over the weekend. Bella loved playing with her friends in the back of a van and eating hot dogs and pouring out all their candy into one big pile. Our friends also got in the spirit of Halloween. Rick and Marianne went as a basketball player and cheerleader. Recognize the wig? And Dan and Amber went as superman and wonder woman.
Halloween was so much fun. I feel so thankful to have my little family and I can't wait to have another trick or treater in the family next year!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I miss school

I can't believe I'm saying it, but I really miss school. Maybe it's because it's fall and that time of year, or maybe it's because I'm not there. I don't know what it is, but there are so many things I miss about it. I'll admit I've never been a top student, but when I got to college and found something that I enjoyed learning, everything changed. I loved learning from someone who was working in the field. I loved being challenged. I loved reading. I loved graduating knowing I accomplished something big.
Now, I know I could challenge myself and read without going to college. But there's something different about being in the grind of school and reading text books and other books you're assigned to. I still read the news paper and I read the book club books as well as others, but it's not the same. I also miss the book store. That's a funny thing to miss, but I do. I just miss being on campus. I know so many people who are in school right now and probably think I'm nuts. Maybe I am. Hopefully in a few years when my youngest is in school, I'll be able to go back. Then I can look back at this and laugh.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

So much fun in October!

It's not even Halloween and we've been having so much fun this month. Grandma Jan thought it would be a great idea to have all the grand kids over every Monday and do Family Home evening with a special Halloween activity. This has been so much fun. So far the kids have painted pumpkins and next time they will be decorating cookies. We also went to the pumpkin patch with some of our favorite friends in the ward. They teased me about how the pictures would end up on my blog, and they were right. One night we went as a family and picked out a pumpkin from a little pumkin patch in Bountiful. We still have a little more time before the month is over so I'm sure there will be more pictures to come of Halloween costumes and parties.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Utah Man Am I

The pregnat women enjoying the whole first half inside eating and talking.

Today we had the great fortune of getting to sit in some boxed seats and see the U play. Most of you know that Seth has a season ticket. Yes, that's correct just one ticket. I'm not die hard enough to spend the money. Cindy Hatch I know you tried. So for each game this season Seth has car pooled with our friend Joe (Joe's wife feels the same as I do so he buys 1 ticket as well). But today we got a call from our cousin Jason (Allison's husband) telling us there were a few extra seats and they were ours if we wanted them. This was perfect for me and Jenny (Joe's wife), being the non-supportive wives that we are. We had so much fun watching our husbands loose their voices and getting so excited over every play. It was great! I have to admit I did love being at the game with Seth. The only down side to this is that, although I do want to go now, I want to have nice seats like the ones we had today. I can always dream, right?

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Family Cruise

There just wasn't enough time to talk and hang out with everyone! We had so much fun seeing all of our family we don't always get to see, and seeing the regulars from Crown Burger. Although, it wasn't the same without grandma and grandpa. Bella now has two new best friends; Jill and Sandra. She even wants to name the new baby Sandra. I'm excited to see everyone elses pictures on their blogs (Jenny, Lisa, and Kari). I just can't believe I didn't get a picture with all my fellow bloggers. That was my plan, but things went by so fast. Speaking of blog friends, I'm now torn about going private, thanks Kari. I can't decide. Any suggestions?
All and all the cruise was a blast! Even being pregnant. Bella loved dinner time when she got to play with Jill. She also loved the under water boat tour, (as you can tell from the picture) where she got to see the fish swim up close. Seth really enjoyed getting to know everyone better and I loved catching up with everyone I don't always get to see. I just wish I'd taken more pictures. I didn't get any of Alisha singing karaoke, or Bella and her best friend Sandra or one of me and Seth with the sun setting in the back ground on the boat (yes, I'm that cheesy, but I really wanted one). It's nice to be home, but as I sit here at the computer looking out my window at the snow I'm wishing I was back by the pool.