Wednesday, October 22, 2008

All Together

This past weekend was a lot of fun. Fielding Steinlarsen a friend of my boys got married in the Idaho Falls Temple so they both came for the weekend to be at the wedding. I let Danielle know that they were both going to be here and her husband Jason had Saturday through Monday off so they came too. This is the first time that Christopher and Rachel had met Jason, and Danielle and Jason's first time to meet Christopher's daughter Emma.

I just am so grateful that we can all get together and have fun. Everyone found something to do and we were able to spend a weekend together. Michael and I were both sad when they all left. Of course today I am doing wash and cleaning house, but don't mind the clean-up it was worth having all the family together. The one thing I am sad about is we didn't get a picture of all of us together. Trevor's wife Miranda could have her baby anytime and we wanted to wait for her to get here before we take a family picture. So all my children need to send me their pictures from this weekend so I can post some!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I thought it was Autumn!

When I went for my morning walk today (wearing a jacket, mittens, and ear muffs) this is what I saw. Can you believe it? I thought it was Autumn but apparently winter can't wait. And when Michael and I left for our date tonight it was snowing. October 10th and it is already snowing and getting very cold. I love Autumn, the changing of the leaves is just amazing.....and I am not quite ready for winter. The cold weather brought back memories of growing up in Idaho. I remember most Halloweens getting really cute costumes and then putting winter coats over the top of them. So whenever you went to someone house they would invite you in, have you take off your coat so they could see your costume. No wonder we only went to about ten houses! Sometimes we would find those outfits that fit over our coats with plastic masks to match. I still remember breathing through them but we thought they where the best.
Well, I guess I won't be wearing this outfit this year!
I guess it could warm up for a few weeks....nah most likely not!

So maybe Michael and I could go
dressed as this!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Things I miss most!

It is really beautiful outside today, the kind of day you grab the children and head for the beach. Which made me homesick for California, and all that we left behind. My friends, my hometown, Mia & Sophia (Shannon can you tell I need a new picture of the girls), strawberries, and the beach! Even though we knew we needed to move, this has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. We lived in the same place in California for 17 years and it's impossible to replace the friends and associations we developed there. Not that I could ever replace the friends, I just miss them so much! Here are just a few things I miss most!