Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ghost Falls Hike

In September, our family went on a Sunday hike after church to Ghost Falls.
 Isaac is a sweet brother helping Ammon by the Falls.
Justin commandeered a post for his work bench in the garage.

November Randomness

11/1  I'm hoping that none of our pumpkins were smashed last night.
Kids had successful trick-or-treating.
Allison went with two friends from school.
Jacob, Isaac, and Ammon went on their own.
This is the first Halloween Justin and I have spent together in years.  
We watched an episode of Psych.
11/7 Still in shock learning that Justin's friend, Jim, his wife passed away from a massive stroke at the age of 32, leaving five children behind.  We were able to visit in the hospital Sunday night.
Justin is in Vegas Tuesday-Saturday for work.
11/8 Arg.  Why did I register to vote!?
Got "randomly" selected for Jury duty again.
Why didn't I listen to myself?
At least this time I don't have a newborn.
11/9 Thankful for heated seats in our new car.
Great.  Just great.  Rain right before a huge snow storm.
Missed the funeral due to a blizzard.
11/15  We're having a house warming party on Saturday so I've been rampantly slowly getting the house ready.  I work best under pressure so will probably be a mean crazy lady Saturday.
Justin and I hung pictures last night (most of them).  Makes our home feel more like a home.
I painted our pantry door a lovely shade of robin's egg blue.  I am in love with it.
I'm planning on antiquing it when I have more time.
Allison's school play was super cute.
Jacob and Isaac are grounded from all media until they can get their grades up.
Why can't they ever turn in assignments on time?
11/29  Does anyone else LOVE getting boxes at their door.  It's like Christmas!
I always forget what I ordered.
Now that I live 'in the mountains" I've been doing a lot more online shopping.
I got hired as a substitute teacher in the Alpine School District.
I'll make a whopping $60/day.
I can't believe the amount of paper work they need.  Piles and piles.
Fingerprints.  Reference letters.
You'd think I was applying to be a real teacher or something.
Allison got straight A's on her report card.
Ammon did almost as well.
Jacob and Isaac are playing catch-up again this semester.  I hate it.
Makes me a grumpy momma.
I love all the sparkly Christmas lights.
Justin and I met up for lunch at Rumbi's.
In the evening, we went see The Bourne Legacy - not so great- ($1.25/ticket), then ate dinner at Del Taco.
THEN got ice cream cones at Iceberg.
I should eat only carrots today.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December Randomness

12/6 Got my email down to six emails in my inbox.  Happens about once a year.
Justin is in Las Vegas this week.
Allison has a fever.
We are getting caught up on Once Upon a Time.
I've been crafting it up in Christmas gifts.  I love Pinterest for ideas.
My blog is too full for more pictures again.  *running in circles pulling hair out*
All of our basement windows leaked (one quite badly) during a rain storm the other night.
Our toilet kept running (clean water) and over flowed.  
I think that was why water leaked in our basement on all of my crafty stuff; a different water leak.
I bought myself a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and because I'm rotten.
I opened it already.  I'm using it to make presents.
Did I mention I'm rotten?  Well I am.
I also got a new pair of leather boots at REI on clearance.  They're mostly like these, but all one color, and were WAY cheaper.
They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.
We started the tradition of a Christmas Elf.  Ammon loves LOVES it.
We bought Christopher Pop in Kins because he's not so creepy looking, and he's cheaper.
The first night he was found playing Wii, second putting cotton balls on Ammon's Santa beard advent calendar, and third playing Isaac's bells (xylophone).  
12/11 Sick.  This house has sickies.  Ammon: cold.
Allison:  fever, sore throat.
Justin:  chills, diarrhea, nausea.
Stay away!
Grandpa Cardon passed away about a week ago.
It's sad, but happy to be seeing family.
Isaac had a band concert tonight.
12/19 Jacob had a band concert Monday night, but thought it was Tuesday.  Lame.
Grandpa Cardon's funeral was very nice.  Great talks and music.
Reconciled with my high school boyfriends mom (she was helping at the luncheon).
Tried to make regular pants into skinny pants.  I'm on the fence.
They look a little like jodhpurs.  Probably works better with stretchy fabric.
Got a new game called Lost cities.  I LOVE it.
The kids last day of school is today.
What am I supposed to do with them until Christmas next Tuesday?
I've been making a list, that's what.
Justin needs new tires.  His car is a menace to himself, and other drivers.  Might as well be a sled car.
Made roasted cinnamon almonds.  Oh my goodness, they are so good.
12/27 Christmas was great.  Quiet.  Everyone was happy with their presents.  We didn't go overboard with the kids.  I was a little spoiled though.  Allison did say she wanted more skinny jeans.
Kids went sledding today.  I stayed home because I feel under the weather.
Cancelled our trip to Las Vegas/Arizona due to a two day snow fest.
Made quiche for the first time, twice in one day it was so good.
Trying to get my Etsy shop in better working order.
I love getting the mail in December and opening Christmas cards.
I have all things Christmas boxed and ready for deployment to the basement.
Justin is in charge of the tree.
Finally found some inspiration pieces for start decorating Allison's room.
Excited to do some watercolor artwork for it.
Although, Justin should be doing it, the lazy.
12/28 Spent half the day updating my Etsy shop.  Not getting much accomplished.
Why are things never as simple as they seem?
Kids had fun sledding down the luge-y sidewalks.
12/31 Justin and I saw Les Miserables.  One of the best movies I've ever seen In.My.Life.
We took the family to see Wreck it Ralph tonight and that was a good movie too, worth seeing.
Lots of funny quotes, one of my top favorites being: Milk my Duds!
We have several feet of snow on the ground.  Yes multiple feet.  It's beautiful.
Allison skyped Gracie, her bff, for about three hours or more today.
I love to hear her so animated and happy.
I've been reading a lot of books on Allison's Kindle.
It is a HUGE pain to get Jacob and Isaac's medication in Utah.  WAY stricter rules.
Moving the Wii downstairs really has been one of the best decisions.
I want to make my house cuter next year.  Worthy goal?  or Worldly goal?
I've been trying my hand at water colors.
Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE paper?  It makes me giddy.
So does waxing my 'stache.  I like doing Isaac's uni-brow too.  He's grows a great one!
Did I also mention that Justin and I were asked to be parents for our stakes Trek next June?
I never got to go as a youth, so am excited about it.
I am extremely nervous about my health issues though.
Anyway, our Bishop wants everyone to prepare:  walk 2.5 miles/day + read the Book of Mormon.
By June.
This includes Jacob, Isaac, Allison, Justin, and ME.
So far, I've read four chapters and walked maybe 1/2 mile today, Day one.
It will take a miracle if I finish the Book of Mormon.
I'm not going to push myself to walk that much all the time:  too much time commitment.
Ammon saw me and Allison reading our scriptures and said, "I want to read my Book of Mormon."
He read six chapters in his.
This year has been full of changes for our family.  I think that most of them have been great.
 I'm thankful for Heavenly Father watching out for us.