Thursday, October 30, 2008
Amy: Since school has started for Brock I'm alone again on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I don't mind the peace and quite because I know someday it will change and I will wish for my peace and quite again. I've been pretty busy I had a Halloween party at my house with about seven kids in my neighborhood including 3 nieces and nephews. We had a lot of fun watching movies and had a cookie decorating contest ( which everybody won) and a scary things race (the kids made that one up). I'm getting ready for my parents coming out on Friday. I'm so excited. Brock and my Dad will go to the football game and I will go shopping with my mom and maybe my sister on Saturday.
Monday, October 20, 2008
So This week Blitzlii some how found where I stored my chocolate chips. So that night he threw up 3 times and as you can tell he was holding on to Brock's arm for dear life.
( I love all my nieces and nephews but I have a special bond with these little girls)
Bruce and Elizabeth decided to play in the water at the Mall. while.....
Markey and Noelle didn't want to get wet.
Brock and I watched my friend Christina's kids for the night. We had a good time. Its really easy to be a push over when you only have a night to pretend to be parents. We let them eat junk and we let them stay up and watch Hanna Montana. Which if they were my kids I most likely wouldn't let them do any of those things.
Here they are camped out in the front room,dogs and all. I don't know about the kids but I know that the dogs were in heaven. Especially.....
Look at that dog all nestled in the sleeping bags. It was pretty funny in the middle of the night we heard little voices giggling so I got up and the kids were trying to get Blitzlii out of their sleeping bags. Some how he managed to emerge his whole body into one of the kids sleeping bags. It was pretty funny. The kids loved those dogs
RIP Camel hair Sweater
The story behind the sweater. My Brother is an avid junk collector. He likes to go to second hand store's and hunt for the ultimate find. Well, need less to say this gray camel hair sweater was one of those ultimate finds. My brother bought it and it didn't fit. So for Christmas Brock got the ultimate gift, the camel hair sweater. Brock loves this sweater and in the winter you could bet on him wearing the sweater more than once a week.
Today I got the call. The sweater had to be laid to rest. But, Brock wouldn't let me throw it away. I have to hold onto it and maybe make something out of it. Any Ideas?
Here is what happened. The neck of the shirt just gave out.
The holes on the sleeves.
So where am I going to find another another 100% camel hair sweater?
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Amy and I got some dance instruction this week and picked up a real nice three step, charleston and country swing dance, which would actually have been helpful to have known last weekend at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar where we went dancing Friday night. Thats alright.
So this week in the evenings I have been building up our wood supply for the winter. Amy and I have this goal to cut our utilities dramatically and so only this week where night temps have been dropping into the mid 20's have we turned on the furnace. Hate to burn the wood though, but it is really cozy in our home to have the fire. In any case it's chainsaws and splitting axes for me in my spare time.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Owen and Austin kept putting each other in the drawers it was pretty funny. When it starts snowing Brock's pants end up like the above pic. The funny thing was, he was trying to be cool and find what club had the night life.
we also met Big foot.
This one's for my sista's
The day we left we woke up to 4 inches of snow.
Jackson Hole in the fall. Oh how I love the mountains in the fall. This years weather kinda put a damper on the yearly traditions.
We go up with another family the Larsen's. We usually go rock climbing, or hiking. This year the weather didn't cooperate with us, the snow put a damper on our style. But we knew the weather was going to be colder. So we thought that we could make it over to yellow stone to visit Old Faithful. It was like a blizzard outside, and Yellowstone likes to shut down when the weather gets bad, So we didn't take our chances. We stayed inside and played games and went shopping.
It was still fun even thought the weather was not that great. We still had some cool hot-tub parties with the snow falling.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Brock's 88 year old grandparents came down from their home in Alberta, Canada for the wedding and his grandma fell down some stairs on the way to the sealing and was seriously hurt but is recovering. She is such a trooper and elegant regardless the circumstance.
After the wedding we drove straight to Jackson hole, WY, five hours. We have never driven to Jackson Hole the way we went, and it's definately a "must see" in the fall.Our plan was to go to Yellowstone on Saturday to see Old Faithful but the snow storm stopped us from furthering our journey. Instead we just played some games at the condo and of course, no snow can stop Amy from shopping! That night we hot-tub-partied with friends as the snow fell.
Should be a busy week, was definitely nice to get away for the weekend.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tonight we went to a grand opening of Bajio’s a chain Mexican restaurant. We’re excited, free dinner. And Brock really likes there chicken quesadillas. Awhile ago we didn’t have one nearby so we drove 45 min to the closest one. So he could have his chicken quesadilla, needless to say were glad to have one 5 min. away.
It was a late night for both Brock and I. Him at his computer doing homework, and me late night making a design board. I’m helping a friend redesign his brother in laws dentist office. I’m really excited about it, It’s my first time doing an office space.