Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A white Christmas

It's always fun to wake up to fresh snow on Christmas morning!
Santa delivered presents to everyone (naughty or nice) later that day!
Jared & Tim wii boxing. It was pretty funny to see Tim getting into a video game!
And even funnier to see Pat get into it.
We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!

From zero to three!

Jared & I had the opportunity to babysit 3 adorable kids while their parents went to the BYU game. It was a lot of work but they were really good for us! We made sugar cookies after they decorated the little aprons they are wearing. Abby (below) ate a TON of cookie dough. She is so cute and loved to cuddle with Jared. The girls went over to a friends house earlier that day & Abby came home with pink eyebrows. It was very hard to get off!
Sophie is 7 1/2 & very smart.
Nicholas was a lot of fun but loves to scream whenever he doesn't get his way. We tried teaching him to walk but he's pretty content with crawling.
Our cookie dough mess!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Jared's new thing

Jared has decided he wants to go into landscape architecture design. So he has began practicing with graham cracker houses. His family makes these every year & Jared loves to have the biggest one & even started an hour earlier than everyone else this year.
I didn't put a picture of mine on here becuase it's not too exciting & it looks the same every year anyway.
He was very excited about doing a winding staircase.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Every year these people have the best display in their family room & I finally got a picture of one.
The guys decided to get together Wednesday night & go bowling since Derek is here from Oregon. The only bowling alley that wasn't packed was BYU's so that's where we went. Stefanie & I were the only wives so we had a nice time chatting & playing with Ellia.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The latest with Brother Morris

Jared just finished his 10 day teaching assignment with Payson Jr. High. He said it was a very talkative class & that he was constantly telling them to pay attention. He did have one really good day that he was excited about. His class was all ninth graders :} The class filled out evaluation forms at the end of the 10 days and it sounded like they really liked Brother Morris & a lot wrote about how the class was noisy and didn't respect Brother Morris. I'm proud of him for his hard work in preparing the lessons (from the Old Testament none the less) and for putting up with the 9th graders. Now we wait to see if he moves on to the next course.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Updates on Santaquin

Here's an update on the house. The cement is all poured, the insulation is in & they will be working on drywall this week.
I guess we were pretending to stay warm even though we were freezing! Don't make fun of my boots, they are the only ones I have here and they were an end of the season purchase one year to go tubing at Soldier Hollow.
This was just taken on Saturday the 1st. They're set up to start doing our stucco work soon.

First day of December

It was exciting to wake up to snow yesterday, finally. Jared & I started our day cleaning house then went to Santaquin to check on our soon to be home. Then we came back and took Pat to go take some pictures of us to send with our Christmas cards. I don't know if we'll use any of them yet.

Next we went to the Gateway & to Temple Square. It was sooo cold but very pretty. I tried to take as many pictures as I could but it's hard knowing what setting to put the camera on since it's dark but with lights on the trees.
And here we are with our Christmas tree. We just got home from Church which is why we are dressed up. We always cut down our own tree up Paris Canyon with my family. It's hard to find good ones but I think we did pretty good.

Just some more pictures at Temple Square.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The roof is on for winter!

We have been very blessed to have such good weather so far! Jared is still thinking it will be done early January and I still say end of February. If anyone has any good referrals for good places to get carpet & tile please let us know. I'm sick of looking already.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

It's a Boy!

So Casey & Melanie are having a boy! Jared loves how his hand is by his cheek in this one.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


A Halloween tradition for us is to go with the Gillespie's to Stefanie's cabin in Fairview, play games, & watch a scary movie. This year the game was pit, and the movie was The Messengers. The first night we watch Blades of glory. We always have a great time. This year the guest were Travis & Liz Gillespie, Brett & Britney Allred, and Greg & Mallory Carling.
Another activity this year was fly fishing at Huntington creek.
Ellia is such a trooper. I finally got her to smile!

Happy Halloween

Just don't ask.

I carved this on Halloween day, the weather was perfect so I sat outside which made for easy cleanup.
Jared decided it would be fun to scare everyone, and he did a good job. Kids really didn't know if he was real or not. We had one little boy who got his candy and Jared growled at him then as he was walking away he said "that machine scared me." Cute.
Here's one Halloween party that is becoming a tradition hopefully!

A late update

Here's how the house looked while I was unable to post anything. I will get the most recent pictures on soon.
Yep, you guessed it, this is where the toilet will be.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So Boring

Ok, so our internet hasn't been working so I haven't been doing any blogging. Tonight I am too tired to put anything on but I will soon. I win the most boring blog prize! Can someone teach me how to dress it up. I haven't taken time to figure out how to put pictures side by side & such. Please give all tips and clues and when I make time I will try to make this more exciting. Thanks :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Golfing with the Gardners!

I don't think we could have picked a colder day to do this. The morning started out warm but by the time we got to sleepy ridge the wind was blowing and it was 10 degrees colder! We were able to play 4 holes and got a rain check to come back another day. We decided to go & get breakfast & hot chocolate instead.

Lindsay wore Jared's wind breaker but it was so big it would just poof out.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

It's going up fast!

Here is some of the plumbing

Sunday, October 7, 2007

And it Begins!

For a long time we've been waiting for the house building to begin and....

now we have a hole and the building can begin thanks to Jared & his hard work with getting this going. I can't hardly wait!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Our Fun Weekend

Andrea, Megan, & Austen came from Rexburg to play this weekend & here are some of the exciting things we did.
We went to Color Me Mine and painted some cute things. We don't get to see the final product until Thursday so hopefully they turn out good! Jared painted a bowl. Good job J.
Another fun thing we did is go to Ikea. It is a long store to go through with kids but Meg & Aus did great!
Ok, this looks a little weird but we decided it would be fun to clean the wax out of our ears. It's an activity everyone should try once.

We're going to the zoo zoo zoo, how about you you you, you can come too too too, we're going to the zoo zoo zoo. -Raffi
Here are some Turkeys and the "Ghost of the Bayou" (white aligator)
Megan's almost done with her cute vase.
Austen beat us all done with his fun Halloween ceramic.