Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's Fall!

We had our first thunder storm of the season and it was a fantastic show!  I heard the first rumbles of thunder around 3:30 and it continued until 8ish.  They predict more rain for Halloween.  Know what that means?  Snow in the mountains!!!  Guess you'll know where to find us this weekend :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Travis has safely returned from Colorado.  He spent 6 days with this dad and a number of other men, hiking the beautiful hillsides.  He took a few pictures for me- now I want to go!  

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween already?

Happy Halloween!  Hayley and Mac have already visited one of the local pumpkin patches and purchased their decorations (baby not included in pumpkin!)
Trace is already 7 months old and cute as can be.  He's finding his voice and trying to talk to everyone.  Laura is 2 1/2 and completely potty trained!  Yay for Laura!!!!  Hopefully I will be able to post a few pictures of the kids in their costumes...I think Hayley and Mac are still waiting for Laura to decide what she wants to be....she's a big girl and wants to pick for herself :)
Can you believe Halloween is here already?  It was just Labor Day!  The stores already have Christmas decorations for sale *sigh*

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Survey Time!

I've been tagged by my friend Sarah (who's a sucker for lists), to complete this survey (and you know I'm a sucker for Talk about myself? O000kay.)  Since Travis is enjoying his nature hikes in Colorado, this survey will reflect me, and me alone.

Four Random Things I Like About My Husband:
1) He can fix anything.
2) He gardens.
3) He's patient with me.
4) He lets me help him do things, without his manhood being threatened.

Four Jobs I've Had:

1) Babysitter for the church nursery.
2) Merchandiser and sales rep for my dad's company.
3) waitress/student
4) Autism Specialist/Behavior Analyst.

Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once:

1) Dirty Dancing
2) Sound of Music
3) Forrest Gump
4) The Sixth Sense.
(I LOVE movies.)

Four TV Shows I Watch:

1) Brothers and Sisters
2) Grey's Anatomy
3) Eureka
4) CSI (only Las Vegas- and don't know if I'll be able to keep watching after Grissom leaves!)

Four Places I've Been:

1) On the top of a mountain as the sun sets and the moon rises.
2) the deathbed of someone I loved.
3) the pound to give a home to a dog in need.
4) the alter with the man I love.

 Four of My Favorite Foods:

1) Potatoes.
2) asparagus
3) pears
4) walnuts

Four Places I'd Like to Visit:

1) Ireland
2) Sweden
3) Alaska
4) a field in the Midwest surrounded by flat fields as far as the eye can much so you can see the curvature of the earth and no McMansions. 

Four Things I am Looking Forward to in the Coming Year:
1) Relaxing into my new job.
2) Spending time with Travis, now that we're both out of school
3) Snow, snow, snow.
4) The end of election campaigns

Four People I Tag:

1) Hilary (even though she's already been tagged)
2.) Amanda
3) Jessica
4) Dawn from Taba-ville

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Basil, Basil, Basil...I love Basil.

We made our first batch of pesto this afternoon.  The house smells fantastic, and I can't wait for dinner to try it out.  It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be.  Thank goodness Travis likes to try new things.  He trimmed back three of the six basil bushes this morning and I plucked the leaves off them for at least an hour.  My hands smell great, and the garden looks good, who could ask for more :)  Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


We went on my first sailing trip for Ed's birthday.  We ahd a fantastic time and the weather was beautiful.  I couldn't have asked for a better day.