Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy halloween!

Go enjoy this Pumpkin Carving, and then, if you're like me, you can bemoan your artistic skills.

happy halloween! I'll post pictures of our penguin girl later :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shameless plug for my new 'toy'

It's kinda sad that this is my new favorite thing. Besides my new comforter. I'll talk about that later.

But wow, I love it! Our entire house (aka--our basement apartment) has hardwood floors except for the three bedrooms. That's a lot of floor to clean!! and I hated doing it. Granted, we were lucky enough, that when the cleaners came to clean upstairs, they came and did the floor and bathroom downstairs as well (have I mentioned before that I hate cleaning bathrooms? I HATE it).

once a month is not enough for this floor though. once a week is not enough for this floor. Indy's constantly tracking things into the house--sticks, leaves, dirt. That and she sheds something fierce. it just gets really bad, really quick. but I hated getting down on my knees and mopping the whole floor!

Katryn's almost crawling now. She gets everywhere she wants to--backwards--but she gets there. and is finding all sorts of 'goodies' to try to eat on the floor. Gross, I know. Way too many things I don't want her to find!

I finally broke down and bought a starter kit at costco the other day. I can't believe what I've been missing! Granted, it takes two wet clothes to clean the whole floor it's so big, but it gets clean. And it doesn't take me an hour!!

I love my Swiffer. Does this mean I'm officially a house-wife?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My dog Indy

When I was a teenager, I would go to church camp every summer for about a week. And I was an angel child too--just wanted to make a record of that. Ok, so angel's probably not quite the right term. But that's a post for another day and time.

Anyway. . .there was a song we'd sing around the campfire. I don't know the title, but here are the words.

(first thing you'd do is pick a bean--I'll do jelly for this version)

My dog jelly likes to roam,
my dog jelly he left home
he came back,
quite unclean,
where oh where has jelly been?

Jelly bean, jelly bean,
where oh where has jelly bean?

Then we'd pick another bean and sing the song again and again.

This is how I sing it now:

My dog Indy likes to roam,
my dog Indy, she left home
she came back,
quite unclean,
where oh where has indy been?

The little stinker runs whenever she can!! If she can make it out the door, she's off like a bullet, with a huge grin on her face. A few day ago, she made it into the neighbors backyard. Which she loves because their entire backyard is pretty much a garden. She loves all the smells.

Normally she doesn't get out. We have a fenced in backyard, so she can roam around there, dig all the holes she wants, and cause trouble back there.

But if she'd have her way, she'd be roaming the streets for a few days. unless it was raining, then you couldn't get her to even stick her nose outside.

Yup. that's my dog. gotta love her.

Family Pictures

A few weeks ago, we made our way up the canyon with my sister and her camera. We wanted to get some family pictures taken before the leaves dropped. Ok, I wanted to get some pictures taken. Matt, Katryn, and Indy could really care less whether or not it happened. This is why I rule the house.

The leaves were just starting to change. Now though, as I look at the mountain it's full of colors. I guess the snow last week helped things move along.

We got lots of good shots. Jenni has an awesome fast camera, that takes pictures like the the speed of light. I'm dreaming of one still. . . maybe santa will bring me one for Christmas.

Katryn was so good while we were up there, laughing at Michael (big surprise there!) and smiling for most of the pictures.

Now we have to decide between the 75 pictures Jenni took for which one will be the family picture we give out for Christmas, as well as hang on the wall.

But hey, we got the taken!! that's really quite a feat in itself I thought. Indy was VERY distracted by all the exciting smells up there. Can't say I blame her though, she's a crazy dog!

Friday, October 03, 2008


After reading Emily's post about how she's decorated for halloween, I thought I would break out my halloween/fall items. All three of them. they looked a little meager, so I went to the store and purchased a few things. Not a lot, because we don't have a lot of space to decorate. Here's my little attempt for the halloween spirit.

Thank you Target for having these great blocks!

Most of these came from the Willey. . .except for the candy dish, that came from Target.

But this came from the willey

These came from Target. Maybe I'll get ambitious and put little tea lights in them. Probably not.

And this isn't even mine! I found it in my mother-in-laws storage room while I was looking for my fall box.

I am excited about halloween this year. I've found a puppy dog costume for Katryn that looks very similar to Indy. We may even try to dress her up this year! That's not an easy task. We'll be able to go to family members homes that are close and show her off. Hopefully, we'll be able to hit Walt and Kristy's home, because I KNOW she goes ALL out for Halloween, and I really, really want to see it. Maybe it'll give me some inspiriation for next year!