Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Snow Fall!

Today we woke up to this! It is so beautiful! This is Cally's first snow! Chueca likes snow but she gets so cold so last year we got her some sweaters. Even though it is unbelievable, she actually runs to her sweaters when it's cold outside! So I put it on her! Cally wouldn't stop biting at Chueca's sweater, so I put one on her too!

33 Weeks

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! What a blessing it is to have a day where we can all get together and remember what we are thankful for! And this year we have so much to be thankful for, we are so blessed! Josh and I decided to have thanksgiving at our new house this year! His family had not seen our house so we thought it would be a great way to let everyone see our new place! We ended up with a total of 17 people! It was great! The weather couldn't have been more perfect! It's already been below 3o here so I was worried but it was a beautiful day! We set up tables out on the back porch and ate outside! Everyone enjoyed themselves! We ate, watched the game and talked all afternoon. Josh set up the Wii in the back room so him and Caleb could entertain the kids! Mom and Brittany cooked the Turkeys, I made sweet potatoe casserole and fruit and veggie trays! Brittany, Mom and I also made all the pies! Brittany made Lemon Meringue, I made Cherry, mom made Pecan! Yum Yum! There was tons of food, which means lots of left overs! Myu favorite part of the Holiday! Turkey sandwiches!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

32 Weeks

I'm not looking so cute anymore! I feel like a fatty! It's weird cuz I don't think i'm as big as pictures make me look!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cup O' Cheer Homes Tour

Every year the Ronald McDonald House puts on the Cup O' Cheer Homes Tour. People open their homes to those who purchase a ticket, local stores and shops donate their time and decorations to go into these homes, which are mostly mansions, and decorate them for Christmas!My Aunt Evelyn, Grandma Rose, mom, Brittany, Josh as our schofer, and I go every year! It is lots of fun! there are 5 houses plus you stop by the Ronald McDonald House to have sweets and a hot cup o' tea. (we don't drink the tea, of course) But every year they feature a different tea cup and the first 1500 people to buy their tickets get to take their tea cup home! There is also a big tent set up outside the Ronald McDonald House, shops donate things and they have a silent auction! This is one of my favorites! you can get really neat stuff for cheaper!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock!

Tonight for Family Home Evening Josh taught the kids about making good choices vs. bad choices. He went all out, he built a mini house on a clay rock and one on a pile of sand. I wished I had a video camera with me when the kids were answering questions, they are smarter than we realize, they do listen when we teach them! Then, as the kids sang the song about the wise man and the foolish man Josh poured water upon each house. As you can imagine we watched the house on the sand wash away, and the other didn't move! After the lesson, we let the kids build their own houses! They spent hours perfecting their projects! They did such a great job! It was so much fun for them and fun for me to watch! click on the pics to view larger!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

31 Weeks

I think I'm getting huge! I don't want to get any bigger! my legs can't support much more weight in the front! Josh has to message them every night cause they just throb! no matter what shoes i wear heels, flats, tennis shoes.... my legs are not happy to carry around the extra weight!

My Little Helper!

Mom asked if I'd make a pie to go with dinner tonight, so I got my sous-chef and we made a delicious blueberry pie! It looks great don't you think? Ryann was very good at rolling out the crust, she even helped me lift it, she chose and cut out the hearts for the top and helped spread the milk so we could add some sugar! She is such a great little baker!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chueca is now 3!

My first baby is growing up! It seems like I've had her forever sometimes yet I can't believe it's been 3 years! I got her for Christmas 2005. She was 6 weeks old and weighed less than 1 lb, now she weighs 23 lbs!! She has brought so much joy to my life! I never knew I could love a dog as much as I do! Happy Birthday Princess!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Best Spot Remover EVER!!

My life as a housewife just got easier! I was out garage sale looking with my mom and she asked this lady what she used to get out baby stains! The lady said she used this PreSpot from Melaleuca! I was stoked, my brother-in-law Kristofer happens to work for Melaleuca. So I called up my sis and insisted she send me some! (You have to be a member to be able to buy their stuff!) Any way she sent it and I tried some on Josh's work clothes, he gets a lot of grease and dirt all over him when he installs gaurdrail and all kinds of crud when he fixes air conpressors! I already use OxyClean in everey load and it gets most things! But PreSpots gets it all!! His shirts were almost like brand new! It even got the spots out of clothes that had alsready been laundered and dried! It's amazing! I'm ordering a case!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nov Dr. Apt.

Went to the Dr. Today and I measured 33 cm which is a little big! I've been drinking a lot of milk to help with the heart burn, but I don't think I'm going to be doing that any more! I believe it has contributed to packing on the pounds!!! I've gained a total of 26 lbs!! I refuse to gain too much more! Dr. has given me homework, I have to record how many times she moves for thirty minutes after my largest meal! She doesn't really move much so lets see if I stay awake trying to count!

Monday, November 10, 2008

FHE painting!

What a beautiful pumpkin! Josh and I wanted to do something to make my big belly memorable! We thought to keep in season we should paint a pumpkin! Brittany, Josh and I all contributed to this rare piece of Art! It was so much fun and we will forever remember this FHE. The kids also wanted to paint, but we had another project for them. Ryann and Seiler helped paint my kitchen and living room, but I also wanted them to have a part in making the nursery so I gave them some pink and brown paint and told them to paint a bear! These are the masterpieces we ended up with! They are GREAT! ( Seiler painted a brown bear and a pink bunny)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Seiler camps out with Uncle Josh

Seiler likes to have sleepovers with Uncle Josh. He really wants to go camping but it's so cold. Josh set up the tent in the living room and they camped out! Seiler was so tired he passed out in mid sentence shortly after crawling into his sleeping bag!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It feels like Home!

The house is starting to feel like a home! But I couldn't stop without putting up some Fall Decor! Just when I think i got this house they way I want it, I open another box and find more stuff I've forgotten I had. It's almost like an early Christmas! Nothing makes it feel like a home more than having family there! We often go over here and cook dinner! It's fun using the new appliances! Josh spoiled me big time with all new GE Profile appliances! Now I just have to figure out how to use them right! You know how every stove cooks differently etc! I would hate to go to all the work to make dinner and have it burn! :)