Saturday, October 27, 2007


Steve and I just got back from "The Happiest Place on Earth!" Thought I would post a few pictures. We had a great time and the kids were fine at home with Grammy Huish. I missed them a lot and decided 4 nights away is too long!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Today is my 30th birthday! It has been a really good day, very relaxing! We had the Primary Program, the first Jakob was in. He did great! Steve made me dinner, delicious!! He should cook more often, hint, hint. After dinner I put on my pajamas and we all went downstairs to watch a movie together. A really good day, a day to be grateful for all that I have in my life, all that I have been blessed with.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just Playing Around

I grabbed the camera today and snapped some fun, silly shots. Jakob wanted me to take a ton of pictures of him flexing his muscles, sleeping, laughing, you name it, he did it!! Anyway, caught this fun one of him. Love his eyes, my crazy boy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I'm really loving being back with the girls in Young Womens at church. They are so much fun to be with and are such good girls. They have impressed me so much with all that they are involved in and all they have planned to do. It has just been fun to hang out with them!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My Two Readers

Isabelle did her back-up sit (don't know how else to describe it) and plopped down by her brother who was reading, grabbed a book, and started reading too. Too cute to not snap a shot.

Friday, October 12, 2007


I tell you, my son has the eyes of an eagle!! We just got back from Woodburn and we were getting out of our car. It was dark outside, and Jakob spots a dark green frog in our wet grass. It was so cute to watch him as he pointed it out to us and got so excited. He kept trying to pick it up, but its slimy skin creeped him out, so he would quickly pull away. He kept asking us to do it! It was too cute!! We followed him across our dark street and crouched down to look at him. Jakob finally got Steve to pick up the frog and bring it to our front door so we could check it out in the light. He was a good size frog for a little tree frog.

Quite an exciting evening and an adventure for us all. I let Jakob come down to tell the frog goodnight. I didn't think it would still be on our porch, but it was, crouched in the corner under the siding on our house. Jakob said, "Goodnight frog. I will see you tomorrow. I won't fight you, frog." What a good boy I have. So sweet!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Busy Days!

We have been busy with all of the daily activities that we are involved in. Jakob started Preschool this year. He goes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and is really enjoying his teacher and all his new friends. He loves to socialize!!!!! Today he goes on a fieldtrip with his class on the bus and then on the Max (Portland's Train) down to look at a train expedit in Portland. I am/was planning on going with Isabelle, but Steve just called and it looks like he might make it and take my place. I hope that he can. . . . Steve just called and he can make it! I'm excited that he can go with Jakob so they can spend time together and so I don't have to take Isabelle all over town. She doesn't do well when she is constrained in a stroller or on my lap, she can get very grumpy and it isn't fun for anyone. Now I can get a couple other things done and know that Jakob is having fun with his dad and Isabelle will not be miserable.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


This mornings sunrise from our bedroom window.

I am determined, yes, determined, to keep up with this blog! I have looked at so many blogs that I just love and they are so great for keeping in contact with people and letting them know what is going on. Mine will also take the place of a journal since I am such a slacker at doing that. (I still kick myself for not keeping any kind of journal when I met and dated Steve! )

So, the reason I am posting my newfound determination, I want all of my friends and family to trust that I will have something new to look at every few days!! Thanks for all those that have kept looking when nothing was posted for such a long time! I will keep up with this, I will, I will, I will! Promise!

Monday, October 8, 2007

New Calling

I was called this last week to be in the Young Womens. I'm really excited to work with the girls again and be part of a Presidency, but I have to admit, I'm a bit overwhelmed! I hope that I can keep up with everything the way that I want to. I guess that is the problem, my expectations of how things should be done. I already feel like I haven't been keeping up as I should, and now I will be busier than before. Well, I have been reading a lot of talks that remind me that we do not pray for less work, challenges, obstacles, etc., we pray that the Lord will qualify us to meet those challenges, whatever they may me. I love that!! In the end, we improve, we are able to do what we couldn't do before. Isn't that amazing.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Back From Utah

We just got back from Marie and Keaton's Wedding in Utah! It was a quick trip and we wished we could have stayed longer. We were planning to come back today, but we had to come back a day earlier to attend a memorial service for Steve's Uncle Randy. He will be missed. He was such a kind, compassionate man.