Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Kason isn't the easiest person to get a picture of. Here he is before the school parade and during the parade he wouldn't look at me so all you get is a side shot of my "scary" vampire.

Trick or treating at grandma and grandpa Scott's house. Sorry grandpa but you don't make a very "pretty woman".
The kids had so much fun trick or treating with uncle C.J. Thanks so much for taking them out with you, they had a blast and got a lot more than they would have if it were just me that took them. So they thank you also. It's nice to have so much family around to help out.
We missed you Ben but hope to see you next weekend.
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween doughnuts

Last night I got the bright idea to make homemade doughnuts for Halloween. I didn't want to actually spend Halloween making them so I decided to make them today.

Darcee, McKayle, and my mom came over to help make them. Then Derek and Kendal came over to frost and help decorate with sprinkles.

McKayle got stuck at the kids table helping them with their doughnuts.

Ellie, Avery, Kendal and McKayle putting sprinkles on some doughnuts.

Some of the finished products. These are ones that didn't get all of the sprinkles that the kids wanted to put on them. They weren't as good as Krispy Kreme but not too bad for my 1st time ever making doughnuts from scratch.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


4th picture in the 4th file and explain it.
This picture was of Christmas 2006.
Ellie's first Christmas with some of her Barney cousins.
I tag Brooke, Melissa, Lisa and Malea

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday night fights

I came home from work Monday night to find Ellie and Ben watching some fights on t.v. Ben thought it was so funny that Ellie learned to "fight" like they do on t.v. What a tomboy. I was so excited to have a girl but Ben treats her like one of the boys! I guess I am totally out numbered and should just be happy that she likes to get her nails painted. Maybe it's just because she likes to eat the polish right after they have been painted but I will tell myself it's because she isn't a total tomboy. Her favorite color is pink. She does like to wear dresses and play dress up. She says she is going to marry the little neighbor boy. Just let me live in my denial! Maybe I shouldn't encourage her so much in the video, but it was kind of funny to see her fight her daddy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ellie Update

O.K. so this may be way too many posts in one day but Ben is leaving tomorrow and I have to make good use of the laptop while it is here. There have been some people ask how Ellie is doing after her surgery. She is doing great. We have been over a month now and no fevers! I don't know if it is because of the surgery or just dumb luck, but whatever the reason we are extremely happy for it.

Before surgery with the sweetest nurse possible

After surgery she wasn't looking too hot. She threw up a couple of times in the car. Thank goodness for the little pink puke thing. I don't think she was in any mood to be taking pictures.

At home and all drugged up she was in a much better mood. She even wanted a drink of chocolate milk.
Now things are completely back to normal and she is as wild as can be. But we wouldn't want it any other way. We love her so much and are so happy she is part of our family.

Day 2

As I said before Ben had control over the camera so that kind of explains the pictures. The 2 are of the Mississippi river. I have never really traveled so everything to me was exciting and I would have got so many more pictures, but Ben seemed annoyed that I wanted pictures of "stupid things".

The Nauvoo temple was so pretty. I actually took the picture of that but Ben said we would go back later(that same day) and get a better picture of all of it. That never happened. Our time at Nauvoo was really rushed and we didn't get to do all that we wanted to but it was a really spiritual experience. It makes things so much more "real" for lack of better wording. It was definitely worth going for.

The pictures of the the house was where Joseph Smith started a hotel. We caught up with a tour group in the middle of the tour. We didn't know that we couldn't take pictures so the 3 pictures are from inside of that building. Brooke those are for you! I have so many more pictures of the gravestones (inside joke) if any one is interested I will e-mail you. It really was so neat to get to see some of the historical places from our religion. I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to go and to those who help make it possible. Sorry about the random placement of the pictures. I am still learning and I am slow.

Pictures at last!

O.K. Ben had control of the camera so here are some of the pictures from my visit back east. The first day that I was there we went to all of the local sights where he thought would be interesting. The rock islad arsanal (the biggest thrill for me!) the John Deere house and one other. This day was his day.So here are pictures from day one.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nauvoo here I come!

As most of you know my husband has been gone for quite some time now. He has come and visited but it just never is long enough. He is going to be changing the area that he is working in so he said if I wanted to come out and see Nauvoo I would have to do it this weekend. I got on the phone with my family and started making arrangements for the kiddies to be placed in good homes while I will be away. Thanks again to all of my great family for your help. Then I called Matt to see if I could even get a flight. I know, I do things a little backwards. Things have fallen into place and it looks like tomorrow I will be going to visit my husband and see Nauvoo. I never thought that I would be doing anything like this and I am so excited. I will have to take pictures and post them all while I have Ben's laptop so everyone can see pictures.

If any of you that have been there have any suggestions on what to do or see let me know.