Friday, October 30, 2009

New House

We may be getting a new house!
It might be blue with a working mailbox.
We can finally have a dog and doggie door,
Plus a vegetable garden with no weeds!

This is a super cute idea for anyone who needs a fall project!
(If anyone makes one, make one for me too!
Check out all four sides at Homemade by Jill
You may be getting a new house too!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rainy/Snowy Day Plan

"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. -A. A. Milne

I'm planning on snowy and rainy weather this week.
To be prepared for the next cold wet day I have a plan of how to enjoy the day!
1. Wear a comfy sweatshirt and slippers all day. (And don't worry if people think I look slob-ish)
2. Play my violin for awhile. I passed off book 2 a few years ago, but haven't played much since then.
3. Make cookies! Something C-man and I like to do on cold days. Probably Pumpkin Chocolate Chip; even though Bruce doesn't like that kind. Sorry honey!
4. Make a cool hut in the basement and finally play Pokemon figures with C-man. We basically play Pokemon house with a little "battling," hey, that's how moms play.
5. Read a book during nap time. (I better get one soon..suggestions?)

This post was "homework" from the Travelin Oma blog. Actually it was "late homework" since the assignment was given during the end of October..oops.

**Thanks Kenz, I borrowed your great picture!**

P.S. HELP! I started this post on Oct. 27 but just posted today on Nov. 11. Does anyone know how to make the post show todays date and not the date I started the post? I tried changing the date where it says "post options" but it didn't work apparently.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Time

One of our favorite scenes, The Keebler Elves!

Baby Brother showing his fall enthusiasm

The classic Yoda photo op!

The Pumpkin Walk has started in North Logan! C-man, Baby Brother, me and my mom ran over on Thursday. The theme is "And now a word from our sponsors!" It is so great to go in the daytime when it isn't so crazy busy. We usually try to go once during the day and sometime when things are all lit up! So come on over to good old North Logan and see the pumpkins!

It is running Oct. 22-27 (except Sunday) from 9 am - 10 pm. I have gone on Sunday and it is kinda nice. Everything is set up but they won't have the witch there or hand out cookies, and obviously the lights and music won't be on.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

How Cool

My mom grew up in one of the fun old houses on Center Street in Logan and she always told me about her neighbor friend who had a secret passage-way in an old fireplace that went to a playroom. How cool!

Well at My Creative Attempts, she and her husband actually built a secret bookshelf doorway! Now I think I want one at my house someday to get to the storage room, or a fun playroom.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Precious

We made these Halloween witch's finger cookies tonight! They were easy to make, and would be lots of fun to take to a Halloween party or to the neighbors. I thought it might be fun to add a little green food coloring to the dough (next year.)

They did the trick in the spooky department: C-man really wanted to make them but after I took them outside for the kids he was too nervous to eat one. My neighbor boys wanted to know if they were real fingers...I finally convinced them that they were real "cookie" fingers and they ate some.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Share the Love!

This is your chance to help someone else!
There is a little family in Richmond dealing with a big issue. Their little girl has cancer.
A friend from high school has set up a fundraiser for this family and little Taylie.
The money will be a big help to the family but I have also learned that sometimes it is just as helpful to know that someone else is thinking about you and acknowledges and supports your hard times!

Here is how it works:
Everyone that makes a post on their blog or facebook page about Taylie will earn the family $2.
Thanks to a kind donor we can easily raise some quick money for this family.

1. Link Taylie's website on your blog with any message that you'd like to about inspiring and helping each other. Then make sure to leave a link to Kylene's blog so people know where to go to enter their information, go to Kylene's blog and let her know you have linked Talie's blog to your blog, that way she knows the money pot is growing...remember each link is worth $2.00.

After the weekend they will count the comments on Kylene's blog and hopefully write a big check out to the Abbott family.

Oh, by the way...everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win a nice, black Prada bag!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Thank You!
I'm lucky to have friends like you!
(You know who you are!)

Friday, October 2, 2009


This is the first thing I see in the morning.

Six stitches and five days later.

Three words: Early Morning Basketball!