Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Halle has been looking forward to Halloween for over a month, so we were relieved when the day finally arrived!  She wanted to be a "mean" witch this year.  I don't know how mean she is, but I do know that she makes one adorable little witch!

This is her mean witch face.  She's been practicing it all month.  Quite scary, right?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gardner Village Witch Festival

Last Friday, my mom and dad were watching Audrey, so I invited them to join us at Gardner Village for the Witch Festival.  I had never been before, but since Halle is obsessed with witches right now, I thought it was the perfect year to give it a try.  Halle loved seeing all of the witches, and Audrey loved chasing Halle around.  They are such cute cousins!

I tried and tried to get a picture of the two girls together, but one of them would look away every time.  This is the best I could do!

Halle with one of the witches.  She is so excited to be a witch this Halloween.

We bought this hat for Audrey before we went and she hated it.  By the time the day was over, we couldn't get it off of her!

Pregnancy Update

I'm a tad bit apprehensive to post about this, because I don't want to jinx myself, but, what the heck, I'll live dangerously.  I went to my 37 week doctor appointment yesterday.  Since Halle came late, I wasn't expecting much, but my doctor had pretty good news for me.  I am already dilated to a 3!  He said that the baby could come at any time.  So, the waiting game begins.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


1.  If every job paid $50,000 a year, and you had no physical or mental limitations, what would you do?  Ever since the movie Bed of Roses came out, I have thought that delivering flowers has to be one of the best jobs out there.  Not only do you handle something beautiful, you make someone's day too!

2.  What is your current church calling?  What do you like about it?  What have some of your callings been?  I am currently over Activity Days and part of the activities committee.  I love working with the girls in our ward as they prepare for young women's.  As far as activities committee goes, I love working on the activities with Sam.

3.  Name a person you regularly encounter (outside your family) who brightens your day.  I love when Halle's friend Quinsi comes home from kindergarten.  When she comes home, it means I don't have to entertain Halle anymore.

4.  In twenty years, what do you think you will miss most about your life now?  I'll miss having little kids.  I'll miss picking up toys.  I'll miss making cookies with Halle.

5.  What's something you appreciate about your spouse?  Lots of things...I love how he calls me a couple times a day just to tell me he loves me.  I love that he cleans the kitchen because I don't like to.  I love that he wakes up in the middle of the night to talk to me, since I can't sleep anymore (can't get comfortable, pregnancy heartburn, etc.)

6.  What is your favorite routine, household chore?  I don't like cleaning (Sam can attest to that), but if I had to pick one thing, it would be vacuuming.  I love when the carpet has straight lines in it.  

7.  What's a book you return to occasionally (besides the scriptures)?  There's no way I could pick just one.  I return to The DaVinci Code, The Great Gatsby, The Giver, Twilight books (among others).

8.  Favorite Small Pleasure:  On Saturday mornings, Halle comes and climbs into bed with us and we all cuddle and watch the Care Bears.

9.  Favorite time of day?  5:30... Sam comes home from work!

10.  Name a person who performed what they thought was a small act of service, but ended up being a big deal to you:  My mom came and talked to me when I was stressed out a while ago.  I was a mess that day, and she helped a lot.

11.  Name someone who somehow changed your life:  My first (and best) friend at BYU was Lisette.  We had the best time together at school.  Plus, meeting her led to meeting Sam.  So, needless to say, she had a big impact on my life!

12.  Consider what you do each day.  Think of one attribute or trait that you bring to your daily work that is a strength--what is something you do really well?  I am a good listener.  I remember just about everything anyone tells me.

Anyone who wants to play along...go ahead!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We went with our friends to the pumpkin patch on Monday, but my camera was out of batteries (note to self: always check beforehand!), so Halle and I went to recreate the experience today.  I love fall colors, so I couldn't pass up the photo-op.  Even though it was her 2nd time in 3 days, Halle loved every minute.  

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dear Halle,

When you woke up this morning, were you planning on terrorizing me all day?  Was it really your plan to turn the bathroom into an indoor pool?  Did you have to waste a whole bottle of new shampoo just because you didn't have enough bubbles?  At painting time, did you have to paint 3/4 of the table and 1/4 of the paper?  Was it really necessary to dump out every toy basket to find one baby shoe that was exactly where it always is?  Did you really need that red punch so bad that you couldn't wait 30 seconds for me to pour it for you, so it didn't end up all over the floor?  

On the other hand, were you planning on looking so adorable every time you got caught?  Did you practice saying, "Sorry, Mommy?"  Did you know that when you kiss my cheek you can get away with anything?  Were you aware that your big blue eyes can solve any problem?

Snookums, I just have one request.  Next time you wake up with trouble on the brain, will you warn me first?


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