Friday, November 28, 2008

Giving Thanks...


T he gospel. I am so blessed to have the knowledge I have. All of my Happiness and my blessings are from the gospel.
H usband. I don't know what I'd do without you honey. You're perfect for me. Thank you for just being such a wonderful, trustworthy, hardworking, spiritual man. I love you.
A 2 year old. I can't imagine my life without my little Dallin. He's so sweet, and even though he's only two, he teaches me more than anyone else. His hugs and kisses are some of my favorite moments.
N ighttime kicks. It never fails... My little girl always kicks me around 11. I love knowing that she's inside me and I can't wait to see her, hold her, smell her, and be her mommy.
K neeling in prayer. I sometimes wonder what life would be like without knowing there was a loving father lisiting to me... I'm thankful for the simple act of prayer, and that I know somebody is listening.
S ound. There's such an abundance of music in my life, and I'm so greatful to have that gift of hearing what's around me. It truely is a gift.
G randparents. I think I'm a little spoiled in this area... I have 10 grandparents still alive. 2 being Great-grandparents. Dallin has 16. I love all of them so much and am so blessed to have all of them!! They are all so good to me.
I nventions. I would never have lasted as a Pioneer. I love this time that we live and the things that are on the earth today. Refrigerators, computers, electricity, blogging... :)
V ivacious parents. My mom and step-dad (Karen and Darrell) are so wonderful. My mom has always been there and has always been the BEST mother, and Darrell stepped right up to the plate when they got married. They are both great together and wonderful to us. My Dad also has many traits that I admire. He's very talented and smart, and is involved in so many diverse things.
I nexpensive gas. Yes... the enonomy isn't the greatest right now... but look on the bright side- the gas prices are awesome!

N ummy food. Heavenly Father definitely knew what he was doing when he made us need food. :) There are so many wonderful tasting things out there! And it brings so many people together for different occasions.
G reat life. I love where I live. I'm thankful I have a roof over my head. I love my family- my own little family and both extended families. I'm thankful that we have lots of love around us. I love my job and my husband's job. I'm thankful that we have a job right now with everything going on around the world. I love that my husband loves me and that we're home together everynight. I'm thankful for the power of sealings. I love my great little life.

I'm so Thankful for everything I have...


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Poor Little Guy...

My Poor little guy somehow got Pink Eye over the weekend. These pictures do not even do it justice. Last night, under his eyes were all bruised because of the swelling. It has not been a very pleasent experience. Most of the time, Dallin forgets about it- so that has been good... Yesterday morning, it showed up in the other eye... We finally got some antibiotics after the clinic being closed over the weekend, so hopefully we're done being contageious. They really need to think of a more kid friendly way to get rid of pink eye though... They gave me this goop stuff that I have to squeeze into his eyelids three times a day, as I sit on him so he doesn't move...
Seriously... I feel like the horrible mom out to get him. The last couple times we've put it in, we just give him a popsicle after, and he's as happy as can be- :)

This morning it looks so much better though! I hope it's on it's way out!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Time for a Tag...

Kristen tagged me a little while ago, and I just haven't done it yet... So here you go:

weird things about me
1. I seriously dislike overhead lights! Lamps and candles are so much better... and now Christmas tree lights!
2. I usually have to have my pajamas match... my mom always told me... "What if there was a fire?"- I'd at least want to have a matching outfit on for the next couple days... :)
3. I always cut the plastic that comes around pop cans. If they're left intact, they can strangle ducks and other animals... :)
4. I can't use the same towel two days in a row. It grosses me out.
5. I secretly think I should have been a dancer... Sometimes I almost lose my breath watching people dance amazing choreography.
6. I've always wanted to be an undercover FBI agent.
7. When I see an "owie"... even a scratch... my bum hurts.

10 years ago
1. I was twelve and in 7th grade.
2. I still had a good knee and was playing lots of sports- probably basketball at this time of year.
3. My best friends were Mallory Izatt and Lacey Gubler.
4. I had a crush on Zane Baum and Micheal Henderson.
5. I was obsessed with the game Mall Madness, and the movies "Titanic" and "Fried Green Tomatoes".
Ten years ago (ish):

5 things on my to do list
1. Finish the dishes I started.
2. Read my Scriptures
3. Take a shower. A LONG one... :)
4. Finish my Christmas list
5. Pack for our Thanksgiving trip

5 snacks I enjoy:
(Oh boy... with being pregnant this changes everyday! At this moment though...)
1. Wheat Thins and Crab Salad
2. any thing with Chocolate and Carmel together
3. Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips
4. Orange Juice
5. Rice Crispy Treats

5 things I would do if I was a Millionaire
1. Build a house!!!
2. Put money down for school- Jeff's Masters, and the rest of my schooling, and for our kids (also their missions and weddings).
3. Take my whole family, and Jeff's whole family on a fun vacation.
4. Hire a maid to come in and deep clean once a week. :)
5. Give to other people and organizations. There's so much to be done!

5 places I have lived
(I put 6)
1. All over Orange County, CA
2. Santa Clara Heights, Swiss Dr.
3. Santa Clara Heights, Swiss Dr. (We moved up the street to my step-dad's house when they got married)
4. Manzanita 3B, Cedar City
5. Jeff's parents' basement, Cedar City
6. Orderville, UT

5 jobs I have had
1. Babysitting
2. Waitress at Mongolian BBQ
3. Waitress at Garden House in Cedar
4. Kindergarten Aid at Valley Elementary in Orderville
5. Drama Teacher at Valley High School (Also the Cheer adviser last year)

I tag my husband Jeff, Camie, Emily, Jami Sue, and Sam and Jami Barker

Monday, November 10, 2008

Better late than never...

Well... We're now into November two weeks and I still haven't posted about Halloween! :)
I've been a LITTLE busy with trying to get the play going (for those of you who don't know- I direct drama up at the High School after school). We just finished up Seussical the Musical (such a fun show!) and it went awesome! I was so proud of my kids! They did such a great job! But first- Halloween... :)
*FYI... Probably going to be a pretty long post... :)*

For family night the Monday before Halloween we finally carved some pumpkins! We've never done this with Dallin yet! It was definitely time! This was Dallin's face when he first saw what was inside of the pumpkins- haha...

After a while, he got really into it- and had a fun time. He was so excited when his pumpkin was done and we put the lights inside. We also made a little one for our baby girl. :)

For Halloween- we had an awesome party in our backyard! The weather was perfect... almost hot! A bunch of our neighbors were invited, and we actually got EVERYONE to dress up! :) We all had a great time jammin' to Halloween tunes, and eating yummy food. :) I made little bags for the kidlets with goodies (Halloween straw, teddy-grams, glow bracelet, Halloween 3D card, and stickers), and also let them decorate their own Trick or Treat bag with foam stickers. I originally was going to make their little orange drinks into little pumkin faces- but I just ran out of time. :( Next year...
This is me with some of the kids that came to the party at their special "kids table". And also a picture of our yummy food...

Dallin in his cute Buzz Lighyear costume (thanks Marci!)

Chantelle and I were Elizabeth and Jane Bennett from Pride and Predudice this year. It was a way fun dress to wear.

Also- Jeff was going to be Indiana Jones... I made him a whip and everything. But last minute decided to be... some cowboy guy. haha. I told him he was my grandpa (Papa Bill).

These are my good friends Bruce and Autumn... so cute! Bruce NEVER dresses up... and we got him too!! YAY! Yehah Bruce!

The play went so well! I was so happy! I was REALLY nervous two weeks ago because I wasn't sure everything was going to pull together... But it did! Thursday was our opening night. My mom, great grandma, Kellie and Garrett all came down to help out. I really appreciated them! My wonderful husband also brought these come for me since it was my opening night! So beautiful! :)

Thursday was a big dinner theater show. The tables looked so cute! I didn't get any pictures of the tables totally done, but here's a sample of them in the process. After they were done they had a better assortment of sizes of red dots (felt cut out) and the colored paper were all Dr. Seuss Books and information about him. I really liked the center pieces though:

And here's a bunch of pictures from the play. If you haven't already seen this play somewhere, I'd definitely recommend it! And take your kids! It's so much fun and has great music that they'll be singing for days (with you secretly humming along). :) There are all sorts of Dr. Seuss characters in the show- like Horton the Elephant, The Who's from Whoville, The Grinch, Mayzie laBird, Gertrude McFuzz, and more! I had such a great time with my kids. Even though it's stressful at times... it's so worth it to see them succeed like that.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Hey everyone from Snow Canyon High School-
Class of 2004!

We have a new blog to try to keep everyone connected:
We are in the process of planning the reunion for next year, so this will be a great way to post information! I already linked a bunch of people to the blog... but I don't have everyone on there, and some of you are private. So... our email is if you want to add us... Also there are probably those of you who will want to see each other's. I have access to all of the ones that are posted- So let me know if there is somebody who you want to have add you. Also- If you find the blog and you are not the list, let me know! :)
I'm excited!
Please leave a comment so we know you've been there!