Friday, October 30, 2009


This Halloween has been so fun! Pumpkin carving with Matt and Charity, cookies, candy and JEOPARDY with my Webelos and cake decorating with Grandma (supervised closely by her kitty-Mali)!

Rachel asked me to make her a cake for her Halloween party on Saturday so me and my inability to say "NO" made her a spider Halloween cake, in addition to my inability to do anything simple took on a crazy fun project! I found a cake idea online and took my own spin on it! I had so much fun, Grandma and I spent 2 days mixing and baking the cake on Wednesday and then frosting and decorating the cake on Thursday! There are definitely things that I would do differently next time but all in all it turned out GREAT! If I do say so myself...

And to top it off, I have options for Halloween night! Seth is working for Casey in Florence, so I can follow him and spend Halloween at the coast, which I love! Or, I can stay home with my kitty and watch hours of chick flix's and hand out candy while working on my Christmas projects! Both incredibly nice sounding options...what to do, what to do?

She is so bashful! Adorable isn't it!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Gift Shop Sign

Today I really needed a laugh so, rather than writing some personal blog entry here are some funnies to just give you a little laugh!

Gift Shop Sign

A Puzzling Blond Joke
A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and Help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get it started." Her boy friend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a tiger." Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,
"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a tiger." He takes her hand and says, "Second, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then ..." He sighed........"Let's put all the Frosted Flakes back in the box."

Wedding Colors

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the groom wearing black?"

Sibling Humor

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."

Thanks for "Humoring" me in my quest for laughter!

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, something will happen to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they pass away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

It may sound ridiculous, but Angels exist, only sometimes they haven’t got wings and we call them friends; if you are reading this you are one of them.

Kris will be missed by many, may he be at peace and find the comfort he longs for.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Carving!

So last year we got together with friends and made gingerbread houses for Christmas and so I thought how fun would it be to get together and have a pumpkin carving date night!
So...we invited Matt & Charity over for some fun pumpkin carving & bean dip! (because Mexican food and pumpkin carving go together, right?)

So Friday morning Seth and I went to pick out A pumpkin, an hour and 2 stores later (with a little encouragement from Sis. Alston that you can never have too many!) we had picked out 3 pumpkins in graduating sizes!
Aren't they just adorable! Almost perfectly matching too!

The girls got right to work, but the boys...they were a little wussy about the whole pumpkin guts thing!

Back off Ladies...the one on the Right is mine!

Left to Right: Matt's Skully, Charity's Boo, and Sarah's Bugaboo!
(Seth's is pictured on the end above...its Joker!)

And completely unrelated to pumpkin carving...isn't that the cutest baby belly you ever did see! That's my niece in there!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Brick Oven Pizza!!

Saturday Night!

I ran out of time before I had the opportunity to finish about our trip! After conference we met up with a bunch of family and friends (old and new) to eat pizza and share lots of laughs! We pulled into the Brick Oven a bit late, and I thought I saw Colby walking towards the building, I wasn't sure because I hadn't seen him since Vegas so I yelled through the parking lot "Is that Colby I see?" my mom looked at me shocked that I yelled it so loud but when he turned I was so excited I ran and gave him a big hug! I have been planning our family reunion and have had such a huge desire to meet up with my family again!

Then Tracey showed up and I forgot just how much I missed her! She is so funny! One of my favorite memories was when Aimee, Tracey and I went to the Olive Garden for a girls
night and when our waiter came up she said "Your tip tonight entirely depends on whether or not the bread basket stays full!" I laughed so hard but I tell you, I have never eaten as many breadsticks at the Olive Garden...before or since!

I was a little disappointed because I thought that Lanette wasn't going to make it but she did show up and it was soooooo great to see her! She was one of my first YW in 3rd ward and definately one of my favorites! She married a great man and she seems entirely happy! I have always admired that about her though...she is always happy!

And last but definately not least, Josh was there and we were able to meet a bunch of his friends, its great to see him having so much fun with such great people! Go BYU!

This night was amazing, though I must say a bit overwhelming! I wanted so much to just sit and really get to visiting with everyone and there just wasn't enough time!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ro..Ro..Ro..ROAD TRIP!

Girls ONLY Conference Road Trip!!!

We left October 1st, about 4pm and headed outta town! Aimee, Rachel, Mom and I, we had an incredible time! On Thursday we made it all the way to Ontario and then stayed the night there! It was a blast and I enjoyed every minute of it!

We got into Utah Friday afternoon and went to visit Josh and his women, and brought him up to West Jordan with us for the night! He seems to be having a ball! I am so happy for him but miss him terribly! He will be home for Thanksgiving and I am so excited!
THANK YOU, Leland!

The next day we went to lunch and conference, it was amazing! I love the spirit that is so strong when you have the opportunity to sustain the prophet, when he is sitting directly in front of you!

It was so great to see Josh again, and to be able to stay with Steve and Lee!