Just thoughts and updates on our little family!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Our ward put on a Trunk-or-Treat yesterday for all the kids. It was really fun despite the rain. Surprise... we are in Portland. That is like saying 'we went trick-or-treating even though there was snow' back home. It was great to take the kids out and have it all over with in the afternoon! Thanks Julie for planning it!

Here is our family after making the rounds. Daniel took the kids around while I handed out the candy at our van. Great thing about having a hatch back is that it shelters you in the rain! If any of you guess what Daniel and I are 'Kudos' to you! (Think about it until the end then I will let you know!)

Showing off our Bumble Bee and Puppy dog. Thanks for a friend here in the ward we got to super cute costumes for the kids. Their son in 9ish months old but has been given years worth of costumes! Luckily there was one that would fit each of the kids! There weren't any antennas for Kimber's costume so I just did little pig tails up to instead. She looked so cute!

Bens opted to stay with me at the trunk when Daniel went to get some drinks for us. That should make me feel special but I really know he wanted to sit there and eat his candy. He has been almost inseparable from his bucket since he filled it yesterday!

After our Trunk-or-Treat we went to a party our friends were planning for their church. Bens had a blast running around being chased by 'the bad guys' aka Iron Man. At one point he came up and asked for wings so he could chase the bad guys. I had to tell him no because we didn't have any wings with us. Silly kid!

Finally Daniel and I sporting our costumes. Any last guesses? My costume made more sense when Daniel was around. Not too many got right away that I was a gumball machine when they saw me alone. Thanks to Ali for the suggestion! It was between this and the Staple's easy button. Daniel and I won the 'Spooky Honorable Mention' for best costume at the Trunk-or-Treat. Next year if anybody is needing a costume for a fairly pregnant woman I have got you covered! We have two shirts dedicated to this costume now!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How to Play

So I have been tagged. I answer the questions and then make up my own and tag 5 other people.

1. Most embarrassing moment.
Unfortunately the only thing coming to mind is my first kiss. Cliff Notes version... I left a Stake Dance early and went around the side of the building with a guy. What I didn't think about was my parents coming to pick me and my friends up from the dance who showed up early and watched this happen. They sent my friends to find me when they came out. There have been a few catch phrases that friends from then will recognize but I will not put in here. Soooo Awkward!

2. If you could have an endless supply of any one food, what would you get?
Ketchup chips! I love them, and I hate them. They taste so good that I have a hard time pacing myself with them and then I hate how my mouth burns and sometimes sluffs skin after eating too many! I know... gross.

3. If you could be someone else who would you be and why?
A real person or somebody that I made up? I always said I would love to be a Pop Princess wearing a tuque (beanie for all my American friends) that dressed modestly. It always bugged me that all the celebs wore ridiculous outfits that never covered enough skin. Maybe I am getting a little bit too old for that one though. Somebody real? I have no idea. Pretty happy with me!

4. Top 5 favorite songs of all time.
Ok, maybe this will be my most embarrassing moment. 1- Mmm-Bop, Hanson 2- With Arms Wide Open, Creed 3- When You Say Nothing At All, Alison Krauss 4- Gracie Girl, Ben Folds 5- Time, Chantel Kreviazik

5. Oh what the heck...If you had a million dollars what would you spend it on and why? You have to spend it all in a month!
Well I would first pay off all of Daniel's student loans. Next I would have my dream house built therefore deciding where we are going to be living for the next however many years! Buy new clothes and some shoes and accessories. Pay somebody to come in and do my laundry for life. (I hate laundry, it never ends!) I think that might take care of it. If not we would throw a nice vacation, Japan or Australia or both, in there as well.

My Questions:
1) Where is your ideal place to live?
2) What would your perfect day be like?
3) Most embarrassing moment?
4) If you could meet one person from history, who would it be?

5) Favorite vacation of all?

I'm Tagging

Have fun!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Umm... It's about time!

So it has been awhile. I got on the ball there for a bit but dropped off the face of the blogging world since then. To make up for it here is one of my massive posts on everything interesting in the past month.

Benson was in dire need of a hair cut. He wouldn't let me do it when I did Daniels so after a bathroom miss hap (third day in a row happening) I told him he had no choice and it was getting cut the next day.

He did pretty well with it and looks so handsome with his new do! I cut it the same as Daniels but you can't tell with Bens as we don't actually do his hair in the morning. That is a blessing of cutting his hair so short!

I thought being in the booster instead of the high chair had stopped Kimber from falling asleep but I guess not. She was so cute!

I started to sing Gracie Girl to Kimber and realized she was out to the world!
At the beginning of October we were invited out to a country estate ( I guess that is what you could call it!) to spend the weekend with some friends. It was really cool place and luckily the weather was nice enough that we could go swimming while we were out there. This is the view from our bedroom window. I would say the only draw back was there were no window coverings so the kids woke up at the crack of dawn. Daniel took them one morning and I took them the next. Thanks Barnette's for inviting and arranging everything for us!!

While we were out that weekend we went into Hood River and had a picnic by the river. It was great. We got to watch Kite Boarders (?) and people training for something. The most entertaining was Benson though. He dropped some tomato on his pants and was trying to get it off. Too funny!

Benson also wanted to show us how he fell on the ground.

While in Hood River we went to get Ice Cream and we tried to get a video of Kimber eating her first ice cream cone but the camera started acting up. So I tested out pictures on Chandler... I don't think he was too impressed with that though!

We had a great Canadian Thanksgiving. Really it was the first one that we spent with our family since we got married. My brother Ian and his family came down for the weekend and rented a house by the beach in Seaside. While we were there we had to go to the Carousel so the kids could have a ride.

Daniel and Shar took the kids on while Ian and I watched. I started getting really dizzy when I took Benson on it in April!

Here they are starting to go around. I guess Kimber loved it except when she saw me. Unfortunately that happened every time around so she would cheer up just in time to see me again. Huxley ended up crying so much they stopped the ride so Shar could sit down with him while the ride finished. He seemed to calm down a bit after that.

It poured the whole time we were in Seaside so our trip in town was short. Here is Kimber sitting in the car waiting to go back to the house. Before we went though we went to a candy store and got some candy for the family to share. The kids loved that!

Finally while we played games that night I made a pie for one of my goals. I learned a few things that I would do different if I was doing the lattice top again. I also learned that I really don't like working with lard! Oh, does it ever stink! Maybe it is the pregnancy nose picking up all the smells but it stuck with me for a long time!

Kimber wore her first ponytail not too long ago. She looked so cute! It also didn't last long. Any tips moms on how to get pony/pig tails to stay in? She sits in her car seat and rubs her head so it comes right out! She looked really adorable while it lasted though!

Benson got a new Mr Potato Head for Halloween and he was more interested in the packaging for a little while. I just had to get it on tape cuz he was being so funny!

Other news from this month. My sister and cousin both had their babies. Yay! Two more girls in the family now! For me that means it made me hit a wall in this pregnancy and feel like it should be over already. On Sunday I had a hard time sitting so it made church really fun. Hopefully at most there will be only 3 more one of which is Stake Conference so it will be shorter! My doctor says I should be a couple more weeks at least. I have hit the stage that when I wake up to go to the bathroom it takes me an hour or two to get back to sleep because I am so uncomfortable. Feel bad for the kids as that shortens my patience with them. Almost there!

As of yesterday Daniel has been approved to start treating faculty and family in the campus health clinic. We are excited as that gets him started on the last of his hours he need in the clinic. The last... he needs over 200 hours! So anybody that is looking for an intern at the clinic ask for Daniel. He is under Dr Patton so especially if he is your clinician and you need a new intern as for Daniel! There, I have given my plug. I always felt awkward when people would ask me to go see their husbands or email me about it so I am just doing a general invitation!

I will try and be better at keeping up to date here for the next bit. Halloween will be fun so I will get those pictures up early next week! Hope everybody has a great weekend!