Monthly Archives: November 2008

Welcome to the world Alexis!

Eric’s neice Alexis was born Thanksgiving morning at 4:02 a.m.  She weighed 7lbs 5oz and 20.5 inches long.





Look at that hair

Look at that hair

Emma and Alexis

Emma and Alexis

Emma is excited that she has a new cousin.  Welcome to the world little one!

Turkey Day

We spent Thanksgiving down at my Aunt Sharon’s house.  While there we played Mad Gab.  Must get that game for Christmas!

Thanksgiving morning

Thanksgiving morning

Sammy got to wear her new outfit.

Eric, Sam, Emma and Pugsly

Eric, Sam, Emma and Pugsly

Sammie likes doggies.

Great Grandma and Sam

Great Grandma and Sam

Sam attempting to drink

Sam attempting to drink

Grammy and Sam

Grammy and Sam

We got to meet our new little cousin today.





Mckinley is 3 weeks old.

Farewell Fearless Leader

Last night we had a party for our fearless leader/knitting guru.  Margret is who we go to for knitting knowledge.  Her husband has retired and they are moving to their home in Colorado.  She will be missed!

The Cake

The Cake

Margret’s home in Colorado had to be repaired not too far back because squirrels had gotten into their walls and did extensive damage to their bedroom.  Peggy has a plan to cross squirrels and beavers and genetically alter them to like Margret’s house and lock them in the bedroom so that they have to stay in Utah.

Over one hundred things

This has been floating around the internet and I decided that I wanted to participate.  I have done the one’s in bold.

1. Started my own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (Color Guard)

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than I can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught myself an art from scratch.  (Most of my knitting)

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisioning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown my own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train (rode it, but couldn’t sleep)

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb (must do someday)

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught myself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had my portrait drawn

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie – do home movies or youtube films count?  haha.

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma – nope and never can cause of my Dad’s CJD

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check – unfortunately, yes.

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job (can we say CONVERGYS)

76. Seen the changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book – edited on that was published

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had my picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible -working on it right now

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Visited to Mt. Rushmore

101.  Learned a musical instrument

102. Graduated from college

Another Tooth!

Sam cut another tooth today!


You can barely see the second one, but it is there!

I love my new camera.  There is no way I could have gotten this shot if not for it!

Sam’s one year appointment

We took Sam to her appointment yesterday.  Sam got 5 shots, and Emma got her flu shot.  Sam was very brave.  Emma not so much!  Sam is now 16 lbs 12 oz and 27 inches long.  She is in the 5% for her weight and 5% for her height.  She is just my bitty girl.  She is enjoying all her outfits she got for her birthday.

I love Tofutsies

For those of you non-knitter’s, it is a 50% wool, 25% soy silk, 22.5% cottton and 2.5% Chitin sock yarn.  I am working on a pair of socks for me and these are going to be so soft and nice!  And they are in a pretty peach and pink color.  I am excited to finish them!  Depending on how they wear, I might spend the $17 dollars to get me another ball Tofutsies.

Birthday Cake

Emma was so hesitant to touch her cake that is kindof surprised us that Sam dove right in.

Busy Day

The day started early.  I nursed Sam and gave her to Eric to cuddle.  I went out to the bathroom and Kami was upstairs (she came in last night and stayed the night) looking for help on her first pair of socks.

Kami and I made hot cocoa and went downstairs to knit.  I worked on my socks and helped her understand hers.

We also made me a sock bag like hers.

My sock bag

My sock bag

Kami's Bag

Kami's Bag

I got to play with my new camera today!  Jamie, I really like it.  Check out for better prices on it if you buy one because we got a good deal!  Better than Inkley’s sale.

My old manager had comissioned a hat and called just as I was going to start cutting Eric’s hair.  We cleaned the front room and waited for her to pick up her hat and then we started.



I won’t cut his hair in the house and he has to clean it up!

Sam was a little concerned.

What is mommy doing to daddy?

What is mommy doing to daddy?



Now we just need to trim the goatee.

By the time we got around to all of this, it was 2 O’clock.  We made cheese bread and then took off to Joann’s for some girl time and shopping.

Next we ran home and picked up Emma.  We went to Wal-mart, picked up Sammie’s cake and did some more shopping.  We didn’t find the clasps Kami needed so we went to Hobby Lobby.  They were sold out of the clasps so off to Micheals we went!  Finally, they had some.  Then with only and hour to spare, we went home.  Before any of the guests arrived, another person picked up there commission item.

Next came the party guests:

Sam, Ruthann and Joel

Sam, Ruthann and Joel

Ranna and Emma

Ranna and Emma

Emma attacked Ranna as soon as they got here.





Seth, you look like a fool, but that’s you!  I promise he is not retarded, just acts it sometimes.





Mathieu wouldn’t look at me.

Mary Beth

Mary Beth



Just like his sons.

Alison and Susan (my mom)

Alison and Susan (my mom)

Kyle, Eugene (Dad), Bailey and Braden

Kyle, Eugene (Dad), Bailey and Braden



It is late and I need to get to bed.  I will finish posting tomorrow.  I must say, I hate Vista!  I can only upload one photo at a time.  It has taken me 2 hours or more to do this post!

Look who’s one.

Samantha is one today!


It took 5 pictures to get this picture!  My new camera is sitting less than 10 feet from me and the battery is charged, but it is a Christmas present.  Hey Eric, I will let you have your book that you want before Christmas if I can use my  new camera.  It is the Nikon d40.  It is an SLR camera.  It takes pictures instantaneously, there is no wait time while the picture saves, and it automatically adjusts settings for the light!  I want to use it so bad!