Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

What I'm Thankful for..a day late

Bob Andrew Benjamin my family Bob's family Bob's job our amazing home wood burning fireplaces friends healthy kiddos happy children music boys who love music DVR space heaters trains our wonderful ward
my Heavenly Father prayer the Holy Ghost templesa prophet talents gospel knowledge Knowing I am loved
Happy Thanksgiving (a little late)

Monday, November 24, 2008


Yes, I went to the premiere. Some of the women in the ward got together to see it. I really wondered all week what in the world I was doing! I will admit it was more because we're new in the ward and I knew this would be a chance to get to know some people and socialize (we had a nice lasagna dinner after. Thanks Laura! Everything was DELICIOUS!!) I was a little embarrased to be there. I have NEVER heard SO many screaming girls! It was comical. I'm glad that several of the women I was with were feeling the same way. The conclusion I came up with....NOT a theater movie, especially with teenage girls (maybe because I wasn't like that when I was a teen, never understood.) It's more of a wait until it's on DVD and watch at home with hubby. I think we'll try that. Here's a picture I stole from Lauras blog. Thanks again Laura it was a great night of great food and great conversation. In the end, I'm glad I went and was able to get to know the ladies better.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Train Expo

Last weekend Andrew earned himselfa trip to the Great Train Expo. Both boys really enjoyed themselves. Here are a few pictures.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Let's hope we never have to use this. Yup, that's right, we're at the base of a volcano. Mt Rainier to be exact.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

18 months!!!

Today Benjamin is 18 months old. I have been waiting for this day for a VERY long time. Why? Because now he gets to go to nursery and we actually get to attend our meetings!! Of course now they'll probably call me to nursery, they have 23 kids in there now with 3 leaders. CHAOS!! I took Benjamin in last week and I was exhausted by the time we got home.
To celebrate this special day we went to the library for story time and TRIED to take some pictures for christmas cards. Here is the result...

Benjamin wasn't too sure about the scarves, or the whole needing to sit and listen to a story idea. Andrew on the other hand...LOVED it! We went to the older story time jus before this one and they didn't have THIS much fun.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Today the boys experienced the joys of WORMS! Unfortunately I didn't have my camera.Andrew doesn't like to get dirty and he doesn't really like to feel different textures, or even TOUCH anything he's not sure of, so today when we were cleaning out the garage we found a worm that had crawled in during the rain last night. I totally ignored it, knowing it wouldn't entice Andrew at all, and because this is what I'm used to, didn't even think about pointing it out to Ben. Well, Dad pointed it out and Andrew actually got down and examined it. He wouldn't touch it, but he was curious. He then proceeded to ask what worms eat. We told him dirt. So, he decided that the worm needed to go home. She was sad and needed to go home. I told him that was ok and to just pick it up and carry it to the dirt. He proceeded to tell me that he couldn't because the worm was all gooey and that he needed a shovel. Dad showed him where his sand toys were and so off he went to get a shovel so that he could take the worm back to her home. By this point Ben was interested in what was going on and decided to come and investigate. His way of investigating, to touch. He LOVED it. Every time he would touch it, it would wiggle and Ben would laugh. All the time Andrew is trying to scoop it up. Andrew would just about get the worm and Ben would touch it and it would wiggle away. After many attempts and without having to touch it, Andrew succeeded. He moved the worm home. He then proceeded to find dirt for the worm to eat because she was hungry. He was VERY concerned forthe worm, wanting to make sure the worm was home and had enough to eat. Ben, just wanted to touch it and make it wiggle, and then stick his hands in his mouth. YUCK!!! We ran straight to the sink and ended the worm playing.
How different children can be. Yet be the BEST of friends.

P.S. Andrew doesn't like the tops of brocoli and Ben doesn'tlike the bottoms, their solution....Andrew gives the brocolli to Ben to eat all the tops, then takes them back and finishes them off. Works out quite well.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Leaves

This is the beautiful fall scene in our backyard right now. Look at all those leaves!!! Some are as big as me head! I don't know if I've ever seen them so big! Have we been able to jump in them yet you ask? No, it has rained everyday since the leaves have fallen and so they are soaking wet. Andrew keeps asking if he can gather them up and jump in them. I really hope the rain goes away before the leaves.