Monday, October 30, 2006


Why do I feel like I am contributing to animal abuse?



An indifferent ghost.


Giving the pony love.

We made a visit to the pumpking patch last week for Family Home Evening. I am not sure about other places, but it seems like here in Orange County, pumpkin patches are turning into big productions, like mini-carnivals. So we went and Archer jumped in a jump-house 'village', visited the petting zoo, and rode a pony. The pumpkin was a bit of an afterthought.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

So The Mayor Stopped By My House...


Here is an embarrassing moment for the record books, hope you all enjoy. As some of you know, Chad is out of town for a week so I have been playing (pregnant) single mom for a few days now. I will admit that my house is a mess with the dog chewing everything and Archer running amok. I don't mind it too much, maybe because I am so tired, I am not sure. Anyway, this morning I was in my pajamas playing with Archer when I heard a knock at the door. I ran and put on a sweater and answered the door thinking it was my visiting teacher. It wasn't. A man in a suit and tie introduced himself as Leland and explained that he had talked to my husband and that Chad had asked for a Gov. Schwarzenegger sign to put up before the election. I knew immediately who he was, Mayor Leland Wilson, who also happens to live one street over from us. I was MORTIFIED and I quickly explained that I am usually dressed by this time in the morning, but my husband was out of town and I had been up with my sick toddler, which was a lie. Don't worry though, I was punished for my fib when my healthy looking son walked up to the door with his pj's still on, one arm out of the collar, and shoving a cookie in his mouth. He then offered the half eaten cookie to Mayor Wilson, but he kindly turned down the offer. Anyway, that is my super embarrassing story, I thought I would share it with you all. I am glad that I can laugh at it and that I kind of don't care. But I am even more glad that we have a "Re-Elect Mayor Wilson" sign in our front yard. I will leave you with the comforting words that Allison left me with "What's the worst that could happen? It's not like he can turn you into Child Protective Services for feeding you kid cookies for breakfast."

Friday, October 13, 2006

5th Anniversary





Yesterday was our 5 year anniversary and I have to say it was the best one yet. My brother Cameron is leaving on a mission in a month and he went through the Los Angeles Temple last night, which is where we were married. It was so nice to be there with family, especially Chad. We even got to peek into the sealing room where we were married which made it even more special. I would also like to post a disclaimer that I am not sure what I am doing in that last picture, but it isn't very attractive.

A Fire Engine Visits the Preschool.


Holding hands with his friend Andrew.


Crying during the group piucture and clearly annoying Sammy, the girl next to him.


Group picture in front of the fire truck.


Sitting in the fire truck. Notice the serious expression on his face. This is all business.


Holding hands with his favorite Irish teacher, Ms. Maria.


Holding onto the class rope walking out to the parking lot.


When the fireman came out in his full get up, half the kids started crying.


The whole school.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Fence







We have a fence! This is very exciting for a few reasons. The first being that we have wanted to do this for a long time. The second reason is that it keeps Archer and the dog inside the yard without Chad and me worrying about either of them running into the street. Chad designed the fence and decided to make it out of redwood and keep the natural wood instead of painting it. Elder Norton and Elder Clark helped the first day to dig holes and set the posts. The second day Dick and Andrew came over to help put up the actual fence. Then yesterday the Elders came back and Chad was able to finish. It looks very beautiful. Thanks to all who helped, it was really hard work and we really appreciate it! Maybe now people will stop mistaking our lawn for a park and I won't catch people napping in my yard.