Thursday, October 29, 2009


Have you ever had one of those moments where you see something and it brings back sooo many memories...NOT necessarily good ones??? Today was one of THOSE days!
I went to college @ Utah State University... in the fall the would have a INFESTATION of these little Box Elder bugs... OR I I like to call them little red devils!
They are harmless little bugs... BUT you would be sitting in class and the person in front of you would have them crawling on their back! I was always nice enough to flick them off of the unsuspecting victim BUT I always knew that if they were crawling on the person in front of me they were more than likely on my back also!!! EEEWWW!!!
(NO Laura we do not have an infestation... I only saw one!!!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Where have all of the years gone??? It was just yesterday that we went to Logan Hospital to have Ben. I didn't believe the doctor when he said that you had red hair... both Russ & I were tow heads!!! So strong and handsome!!! You were always so independent... learning to walk... doing things yourself... It is nice to see you make these grown up decisions now as you become a man. Thanks Jeanette for the fabulous picture!!!

Is it who??? or hoot???

This is the cute owl ipod cozy we made Friday night. Everyone had a different ipod so they were all different sizes and shapes! TOO CUTE!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Party! Party!

Morgan & Madison.
The dead girl who got run over & the dead ballerina... see any connection here?
Laura always comes up with the cutest crafts for us all to do... I will post mine tomorrow!
See anything that looks like it might be lost?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Finishing Touches

The Thomson Halloween party is an annual get together with any of the NON hunters in our family. Because of SWINE FLU it got changed to our house this week. I love having family and friends over... but with every crazy thing going on in my life my house needs a DEEP cleaning DESPERATELY!!! I vacuumed, washed light switches, put the gym back together etc... and put on a few of the finishing touches that I had been wanting to do, but not finding the time for!
I need to find some cute gourds for my table topper... but I LOVE the mum topiary!!! The wreath I had, I just added the letter & the ribbon! Cute idea I saw on Ucreate I think!

Sweet Fifteen!

We celebrated Meg's B-Day last week. WOW Fifteen! She is still my big helper and beautiful (not little anymore) girl! She is an excellent student, who I don't have to bug or prod to do her homework! LOVE YOU!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Life lesson...

This past week has been... oh, not so good! Morgan & Brayden were sick last week, but they got over it fairly quickly. Megan & Zack started on Thurs. kind of, & Russ started on Sunday. He got Zapped! He has been home this whole week! (He even missed out on hunting on Monday, his day off!) I have been threatening since Tuesday.. and Ben started yesterday!
It's hard when our large family gets sick! IT TAKES FOREVER TO GET RID OF ANYTHING!!!
ANYWAY.. on to my reason for this post.
Last week my visiting teachers learned of our woes! They called me and said that there was a present on the porch for us... (they didn't want to risk the gumbah!!!) Dinner, desert and enough drugs that I didn't have to go to the store!!! One of my children (who shall remain nameless for fear of embarrassing him!) commented on how great "THE CHURCH" is. He recognized that this gift was divine design... I am SOOO thankful for fabulous visiting teachers who came to our rescue!!! They not only took care of our needs, but gave one of my children a life lesson!

Monday, October 12, 2009

A trip to the salon...

Last week my friend Cami opened her cute little salon @ her house. I had won a set of glitter Gel toe nails at our wards service auction so Megan & I made an afternoon of it. Megan had her fingernails done. They look really cute!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The best laid plans...

You know when you have a to do list for the day & inevitably you hear a loud bang, thump or whack coming from the other room??? Well that was our day today! Morgan was hanging on on of the towel hooks in the bathroom upstairs (because of course it could hold her weight!!!), and broke the metal hook. This sent her crashing down to the tile floor which ensued the loud whack and crying!
She came and found me (thus a test of how badly they are hurt... if they can make it to mom... it must not be too bad!!!), and I gave her a love, she turned to leave the room and I SAW THE BLOOD!!! We calmly went into the bathroom to see how bad it was... Yep, a few stitches were needed...
This is one of the main reasons for the lengthy story... if you are squeamish DO NOT SCROLL DOWN!!!!!
THREE staples were all that were needed. None of our kids have actually had staples before... they were kinda cool.
It is pretty bad though when tears are avoided because of the promise of being featured on the BLOG!!! She will have very scary hair tomorrow cause she cannot get it wet for 24 hrs. My guess is a pony tail in the back will do the trick!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

When you do this... You get this!!!

When you make 16 of these...
You get lots of this!
I went out today to do my LAST tall witch (I don't even get one!!!) and before I could start sanding... I had to take a pic of the little colorful sawdust mountain!!! It reminded me of Lake Powell!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Temple Night

Wednesday night we went with Ben to the Bountiful Temple for the first time. It was a little surreal going to the temple with my baby... but he did a great job and I really look forward to going with him to the temple regularly before he leaves for his mission.
Thanks to everyone that was able to be there with Ben. It was so great to be surrounded by family!!! I imagine that is how Heaven will be!!!