Monday, November 17, 2008

This is Halloween!

This Halloween we had A DEVIL, AN ANGEL, AND TWO WEREWOLVES. As you can see my oldest really got into character!! I want to spend every Halloween in California. The kids had so much fun, Halloween is a great holiday to spend with cousins. The candy in California is unreal - they brought home real candy bars (snickers, almond joys, kit kats and not just minis or a sack load of smartees. My three year old was a trooper and went door to door for almost 2 hours. He feel asleep in my arms on the way home and he never does that!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Twilight Giveaway!!!

This twilight giveaway would make any twilight fan's heart melt. This Bella inspired gift basket is loaded with lots of must haves for the big movie premier. We tried to put a little something in from every character!

Carlise and Esme: Your very own Twilight Tee-shirt.

Alice and Jasper: Yummy Twilight Gumballs to snack on while watching the show.

Edward and Bella: a Twilight Bracelet saying : "I run with vampires" from shoppe vendor Ear and Now -- a must have for the show!

Charlie and Renee: Lapel Button Pin saying: Bella Cullen Forever.

Emmett and Rosalie: Dog Tag from shoppe vendor: DizzlePOP

Jacob and the Pack: Pendant Necklace feature the Twilight Book Cover from shoppe vendor: Homestudio.

To enter this Twilight Giveaway, make a comment about this post on the Tom and Lucy Blog about how you're dying for the giveaway! Winner will be announced Friday Morning. (Winner must come by the Art Shoppe to pick up PRIZE!)

***Even if you don't win, all these amazingly fabulous items will be available for purchase at Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe. So don't despair!***

Monday, November 10, 2008


On our last night in California, me, my boys and Anna and Sophia went on a nature walk. On our way back Jack missed the turn for the house, and had gotten separated from the rest of us. So, with the help of Sophia and Anna , we piled into the car and started looking and calling for him. The sun was setting and I was getting really worried. So, I starting a dialogue with Heavenly Father. After a few, very long minutes, up ahead we saw a light flashing in mid-air and as we approach it a teenage girl trying to flag us down with her cell phone.

I was so overcome at seeing him and thankful - I realize now I should have given the girl a hug too, I grab Jack and didn't let go. Jack said the girl had heard us calling for him and knew we would eventually come back that way.

Now, if you any of you know my son, he is an animal lover, he has such a tender, inquisitive heart for all animals -- big, small, slimy or furry he loves them all. After hugging him forever, I told him I was saying a prayer to Heavenly Father and He had helped me find him. He didn't say much and just got in the car.

When we got back to the house, we walked in the door Jack turned around and said to me "Mom I said 5 prayers hoping you would find me and I could hear the animals and creatures telling me to turn back, turn back."

That was worth every hard day... by a million miles


There is nothing like a family baptism without DINNER! My sister really out did herself -- but it is easy for her because she is a great cook.

Tortilla Soup
Taco Soup
Split Pea Soup
Sausage Lentil Soup

Homemade Rolls

Whipped Cream Salad
Cranberry Spinach Salad
Potato Salad

Don't forget Dessert:

Carrot Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

We feed about 35 people and had lots of good laughs and great memories.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

California was so much Fun!

I will be posting for the next few days about our fun trip. It was so nice to be in the warm sunshine. Getting out of my car yesterday in Utah- was a sharp contrast to the great weather in Southern California.

We had alot of fun adventures on vacation.....

Prop 8
Knotts Berry Farm
tie dye

Check back to read about all the juicy details.


Friday, November 7, 2008


Hey, I am back from my California trip. I extended my trip two more days because.......

Adam flew home early for an interview and I thought: "If I have to make this trip by myself (those of you who know me, I am not a road tripper!) with two little boys, I am going to wait as long as humanly possible." So I left today.

5:00 a.m. left Tina's house
7:00 a.m. McDonald's, Barstow CA.
12:30 p.m. Wendy's, St George UT
1:30 p.m. Flying J, Cedar City UT
4:45 p.m. Home

10 things I was able to identify as enjoyable about my drive home!!!

10. Boys slept the first 1 1/2 hrs. before sun came up
9. Joshua Trees
8. LA freeway, minus traffic
7. Snacktime CD, by Barenaked Ladies
6. Sausage Egg McMuffin
5. Animal books Tina gave me for trip home
4. My oldest Son, totally the best little helper ever!
3. 1st grade homework to pass the time
2. Boys slept the last 2 hours of trip
1. Got home before the sun went down!!!
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