Thursday, October 30, 2008
We are spending Halloween with her family and on Sunday her youngest daughter is getting baptized - I have to give the talk! Plus.....legoland!!!
See you all when I get back. Don't forget to visit www.tomandlucysartshoppe.blogspot.com while I am gone.
Monday, October 27, 2008
On my drive home I really debated on going downstairs and turning on the tube to satiate my addiction. Alas, reality hit and I knew it would be there in the morning - thank you DVR. I would have all day to mull it over instead of staying up all night doing it. So for one last time, WATCH (meaning since the season finale just aired) on demand, rental, etc.
Mad Men it is fabulous -- the best show on T.V. and the season finale didn't disappoint. Visit http://www.amc.com/ to catch up on everything.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Spiritual, sunrise, hoods, picking more than eating, good times
Guess who said which one?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is my favorite thing about all my fall decorations. It is an Old German Candle that I found at Deseret Industries for .50 cents. Jealous!!!
That year we had bought tons of pumpkins and thought if we bought some really big cheap candles we could light them for..... blah blah blah
Looking in the candle isle, my husband turns to me and says: "This hideous candle is perfect!"
I snatch it out of his hands and exclaim, "It is not! This candle is beautiful" and it has sat in a place of honor every year since: September through the day after Thanksgiving.
There is a whole treasure trove of goodies at D.I. you just have to be the lucky one to spot them.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
My mom has probably been making this cake for 50 years. She started when she was 14, making it for Sunday dessert. When she was married, she scaled back to birthdays and special occasions. Once I left home, she was making it opnly when I visited, which was only about twice a year.
We'll now that my parents have a condo in Utah, my request is that each and every time she is here. I think she is up to about 8 times a year.
Nothing is more delicious than my Mom's German Chocolate Cake, now I know all of you don't like pecans and coconut, and I've heard...oh it is sooooo rich. ZIP IT! It is delicious and I have the final say!
p.s. if my three year old loves it, you know its amazing!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
This is a list of some of the important places in the Boise area that we went to growing up. Cloverdale is where our brother and grandparents are buried. Black Cat - is a road in Kuna, where our grandparents had a farm, Golden Star is a chinese restaurant that is a framily tradition to have dinner at.
Friday, October 17, 2008
"Life's a peach", nobody loves peaches more than my sister Tina. This is her block.
Once again, this is appliqued by my amazing friend Jeanette!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
My husband is a Utah fan (alum) and I went to both schools so I sit nicely on the fence, leaning ever so slightly so the Utah side. I gotta keep peace! Living in BYU territory tends to get a little ugly for us. So, every once in a while we get a great big belly laugh out of a Utah fan really getting it right.
Hence the picture above. FYI for those of your outta staters: The Grim Reaper is a Utah Ute, and all the graves are teams from the Mountain West Conference. I Love It.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I read a statistic that Halloween is now commercially bigger than Christmas. I don't know if I can quiet believe that but, I DO LOVE HALLOWEEN. Not the scary stuff, but defiantly all the ghosts, devils, pumpkins , garlands, black cats, candy!!!!, witches and ghouls, crows, and spiders. What is their not to love?
My son's birthday is in November, right before Thanksgiving and it never works out to have a party, the weather is too unpredictable. So the last couple of years we've done a party in October - Halloween themed. It is so much fun and easy with costumes, Halloween games, treats and of course decorations!!!
Above is a picture from our Halloween Birthday Party a couple years ago. I have always loved this picture. The kids are on a treasure hunt and they are looking for a clue on the door. (I am on the inside taking the picture.) Minnie Mouse is priceless and so is Cinderella. My son is in the purple with the yellow hair.
"NO!' That what my little 3 year said this morning when he looked out the window. He can't say his "s" sound very well and that's what I heard in my sleepy slumber. I know everyone in Utah will be blogging about how it snowed yesterday...and lets face it ,it is something noteworthy. Most people are just starting to get pumpkins on the front porch - let alone thinking about snow shovels.
Since my camera broke, I can't take any current pictures of the snow day, but I thought I would put up some from last year '07. We got tons of snow last winter, a skiers dream, our yard was covered with snow from December ,when these pictures were taken, to March. That makes for a very long winter for Moms when you don't even see your grass. The kids don't mind as you can see they love it.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
WAIT HERE .... I am going to look for it.
BACK and shirt still missing.
Crap, it is gone. Really this was a fabulous shirt. Totally thread bare, and really really really soft. It was from 1990 - how do I know? Because it has the date on the shirt.
Sunday to do list: find my shirt, tear the whole house apart til I find it - unless my husband threw it away.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Here in American Fork, fall has arrived. The sun sets early, a chill is in the air, and I am craving warm sunday dinners. But, with fall comes Halloween and Thanksgiving and that makes it all worthwhile. I am trying to save my tomatoes from the frost, by covering them at night- they just need a few more weeks.
My husband took a great trip last fall to Southern Utah and got some amazing pictures. Wish I could have been there. Southern Utah is amazing anytime of the year, but last fall it was breathtaking. I hope to take the boys, when they are old enought to hike the distance.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
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With Christmas lists getting prepared, you'll want to find the perfect gift for someone special. So mark your calenders. November 21st 9:30-7:00 & 22nd 9:30-5:00 (weekend before-Thanksgiving). Bring a friend and shop, laugh, chat, and have some fun.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Oh it is dreamy. The characters and storyline, you'll hold your breathe the whole hour. Betty, Peggy and Joan - i'll do a picture of them next time are spot on (or at least thats what my mom says and she lived through it) Other than the smoking, this show is totally superior to any silly show on the CW. (p.s. comcast offers the whole 2nd season -on demand- so catch up)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
But - da, da, dA DA!!!! We got a home desk top computer. Funny after being without it for so long, there are a lot of things I really do want and need to do on my home pc. Before, if I thought of something I wanted to check or see about, I might write it down to check when Adam came home, but more than not I would just forget. Now, if I want to check something out well, la-tee-da I just held down stair and behold the information!!!
Friday, October 3, 2008
I think my little three year old had something to do with it. So for now, I will have to be interesting enough.
Here is a little shout out to my sister, Catherine, she has a very funny blog, that she doesn't write in enough called http://www.downtownperks.blogspot/. Check her out. Whenever she does write, I always laugh.