Monday, October 29, 2007

Family Photos

Yesterday was a gorgeous Autumn day, and we were all clean and dressed simultaneously (some days we never get to that point), so I asked my friend Heidi if she'd go with us to a nearby park and take some pictures. Here are my favorites - I look a little spazzy (maybe if I smile REALLY big while I stare at the camera, it'll be contagious and my kids will smile a little while they glance at the camera....), but I think my kids are gorgeous. :) (no, I'm not biased AT ALL)

My Mighty Hunter

Joseph has become more interested in hunting since his return to the midwest -- he's brought home a few deer in the last couple of years, and we've figured out how to cook venison so that it's enjoyable. :) But this year he brought home something different: a wild turkey! Thanksgiving, here we come!! I must say, I'm proud of my man in a please- just- keep- it- away- from- me- until- you've- processed- it kind of way -- now I can say with confidence (in Scarlett O'Hara tones), "I'll never be hungry again!" At least, not as long as Joseph has ammo. :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


For all you Darcy addicts, I just read a fun book by Shannon Hale, Austenland. It's full of references to all of Austen's books, as well as other favorites (Jane Eyre, Scarlet Letter...), and even has men with breeches and sideburns. Fun, easy read, nothing too serious. Just yummy fluff. And (sad bonus) short enough that I only neglected my family for one night.
Happy Reading!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fun at the Farm

One of my favorite roommates from college, Monette, came through town yesterday. Last night, after she left, I was going through conference notes and realized that she is a lot like the 'woman who knows' that Sister Beck spoke about in her talk on Sunday morning. Isn't it fabulous to have friends who inspire you to be better than you are?
We went to the local farm/petting zoo with her family Tuesday morning -- I should have taken more pictures! But here's a few.

This is a careful examination of a bug (who, unfortunately - or naturally? - didn't survive the 2-year-old physicians' inspection)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

True Colors

We're officially BYU grads, and we will always be true blue, but you've gotta love a little Aggie now and then. Especially when they're this cute. Thanks, mom, for the gear! We love you!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Halloween Box

In honor of October we pulled the Halloween box out of storage. And found treasures we'd forgotten we had....