Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Five

1- Happy Halloween! We get to go trick-or-treating with our little family and carve pumpkins. I am so excited.
2- The week has been jam packed of fun things, a couple of Halloween parties that were wonderful, Frightmares and a haunted house, trunk or treat, oh and Gardner Village, it's been so festive!
3- Last Sunday we got to decorate TONS of sugar cookies at my mom's house. Everyone was decorating and it was so fun being together. Liam's cookie was the most tempting one to eat as it was frosted to the table..mmmm.
4- Adam is working so hard studying for the LSAT and working on his thesis. He is so busy and never complains. He is also the sweetest daddy with endless patience. You are truly Mr. Incredible love!
5- Adam and I were saying a prayer on the food at dinner and Caroline walked in with her arms folded (and squinted eyes like she was closing them) and then she waited and said "Amen" at the end. Oh we melted...doesn't everything they do just make you smile!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Five

One of my dear friends from childhood has a really entertaining blog. One of the things she does is Friday's Fabulous Five, so I thought I would start doing it on ours!
1- We got to dress up in our costumes last night and go to Corinne's Halloween party. We ate delicious treats like "kitty litter" (pics to come soon)!
2- My sweet hubby booked our tickets to Colorado Springs for Nov...whoo hoo a getaway!
3- I got off work early a couple of times this week so Caroline and I were able to go to Cinderella park and play on the pumpkin carriage and swings.
4- I am anticipating another Halloween party tomorrow and going to Frightmares also with Adam, my brother Clark, and one of my best friends!
5- Right now the trees that canopy over the driveway at work are yellow and gorgeous. Some of the leaves always fall down as I drive in....breathtaking really.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

For any of you that don't know, we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, LDS, or "Mormon" as you may hear. Adam and I have been reading a lot of interesting things in our recent study, and I wanted to share a powerful story that is in the book "Our Heritage" that is a brief history of our church.
"At Adam-ondi-Ahman, 20-year-old Benjamin F. Johnson was spared a fate at the hands of a Missourian who was determined to shoot him. Benjamin had been arrested and kept under guard for eight days in intensely cold weather before an open campfire. While sitting on a log, a "brute" came up to him with a rifle in his hands and said, "You give up Momonism right now, or I'll shoot you." Benjamin decisively refused, upon which the ruffian took deliberate aim at him and pulled the trigger. The gun failed to discharge. Cursing fearfully, the man declared that he had "used the gun 20 years and it had never before missed fire." Examining the lock, he reprimed the weapon and again aimed and pulled the trigger-without effect.
Following the same procedure, he tried a third time, but the result was the same. A bystander told him to "fix up his gun a little" and then "you can kill the cuss all right." So for a fourth and final time the would-be murderer prepared, even putting a fresh load. However, Benjamin declared, "This time the gun bursted and killed the wretch on the spot." One of the Missourians was heard to say, "You'd better not try to kill that man."

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Our sad bear

Our little peanut makes us laugh and smile over and over each day. Isn't it amazing how much joy they bring into lives!? Last Sunday we were at my parent's for dinner and Caroline had not had any sleep that day (isn't church such a test of patience with cute little toddler's?). She was having so much fun playing with everyone, but it was time to put her to bed. Adam picked her up to take her to bed and everyone started saying bye-bye. Caroline started crying, while she was doing that she started waving over and over and slowly and sadly said her cute "ba-bye, ba-bye". Even though she was so sad, we have to admit it was the cutest thing!