Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm thankful for...

I 'm thanksful for my mother-in-law
(shhh... don't tell her I called her that b/c she wants me to call her mom...yeah she loves me that much)

1. Today when the car man was telling me how terrible my car was she went with me and actually knew what he was saying. asking about the blahdiblah belt (of course she didn't call it that she knew the real word!) I loved that.
2. She let me not only use her sewing machine but helped me when I continually messed it up and then blamed the machine instead of the user. so sweet!
3. She raised Brent to be a faithful, caring, fun, husband. He's also terribly handsome and I think she had something to do with that. She also understand his engineerish brain b/c she married an engineer. (she was wooed on her first date by the explanation of how a refridgerator works.)
4. At any given moment she might have 30 people staying at her home. You should probably call in advance to book a night at her house but she'll always tell you to come.
5. She loves me.
6. I lived in her house for like 8 months. that was pretty kind.
7. She is such an example of faith and service. a calling magnifier.
8. Everything she touches is perfection. wedding cakes, sewing projects, costumes, her hair
9. I've learned that a big reason her house is so inviting is b/c it's always clean. I've learned how much it invites the spirit and leads to more peace.
10. She loves Jackson and is always there for him, or me whenever I need a helping hand.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yeah me!

I just threw my clothes in the dryer with a lightbulb! No, its not a new way to decrease static. It's just now a bunch of clothes with tiny pieces of glass presumably throughout the load. Yeah...I'm just that cool. Should I just re-wash the load? I suppose I shouldn't keep the spare lightbulbs in front of the dryer sheets that sit on the cabinet above the dryer. Huh?
What silly thing have you done today?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

We seriously love the fall

I wish you could all be here with us! I just wanted to share some of the beauty but there are a million other shots in my memory that I wish you could see too.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Our new ward has a really big fall activity every year called Noctoberfest. We have it at a local farm and it was so much fun. It was my first time to go so I didn't know what to expect but we loved it. I gotta say, I forgot how big horses were and it was alarming standing close to them. Jackson tucked in real tight on Brent's shoulders to hang on.

Here Jackson is waiting his turn for a ride. Nervously looking back.
And not quite making it half way around the loop. I guess he's no cowboy.

Have I showed y'all this? Brent has been anticipating this day since he was born. Taking his son to church in a suit.