Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FHE Activity

With 4 days left until the big day we decided to carve our pumpkins for Family Home Evening. This is the result.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cute Bathroom

This is one of the "themed" rooms in our home. It is our guest bathroom. Before we even moved into our home I had started buying Disney stuff to decorate it. And these are the latest additions. I had seen these several years ago on our annual trip to Disneyland and finally got around to purchasing them. Aren't they just the coolest drawer pulls you've ever seen! :-)

Marvin Has Left the Building

If you've noticed Marvin's picture is no longer in our list of pictures. Before we left for the weekend we took him to the vet and had him adopted out to another family. The girls will miss him terribly but we just could not get him potty trained. We had him since June and he is now 7 months old. We thought we had crate trained him correctly. He would go outside just to come in and go again on our carpet. He spent most of his time either outside or in his crate and not very happy. This new family is willing to start from scratch in training him and he will be much happier. We'll miss you Marvin!

All I Want For Christmas........

She lost these within two days of each other. Don't ya just love the spider "tootaws".

BYU Who???!!!

As many of you know we went to the BYU/TCU game last week. What a crock of @#!$. We left during the 3rd Qtr. The rest of the time we spent seeing the sights around Ft Worth. We went to the Stockyards which has dining, shopping, and entertainment. Also went to the Ft Worth Zoo.   They have an AWESOME cattle drive they do twice a day of the Texas Longhorns. Next day we spent at Six Flags Over Texas. I had been here before as a child when we'd visit Grammy in Lubbock. Then on our way home we had to stop in Stillwater, OK (home of Oklahoma State University) and eat at Eskimo Joe's - Stillwaters Jumpin Little Juke Joint.

Holiday Fun

On a Saturday that Daddy was busy
we decided to make Halloween decor.
These were cute foam crafts I picked
up at Michaels. Savannah did the 
haunted graveyard and Haylie did the
haunted house. Turned out great!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Be Prepared

Are you prepared? Ours is a work in progress. We have been told time and again by the Prophet to get our homes and our finances in order. This is our food storage as of today. I had been in the habit of just putting stuff downstairs after I got home from the store and needless to say it was disorganized (WHO, ME?) and pretty chaotic. Yesterday was a gloomy, rainy day so I turned on the tv in the basement and spent 2 hours getting our storage back in order. We have started making monthly trips to Costco for the big stuff. Most things I do find less expensive per item at WalMart.
We have also started ordering from Shelf Reliance (www.shelfreliance.com). They are one of several companies that do the #10 cans of food items. But they also have these great rotation devices you can put together to hold any cans. These are good for those of us without the talent to build a shelving unit ourselves. We also buy from Emergency Essentials (www.beprepared.com) and A LOT of #10 items are the least expensive at Walton Feed (www.waltonfeed.com)
I say this is a work-in-progress because as much as we'd like to we can't do a full years supply for all four of us in one big swoop. We'd be looking at just about $7500.00 from Shelf Reliance. I do get to the cannery every so often but they still don't have everything these other companies have. This is the end result......

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kansas City Temple

We're getting a temple! We are so excited. Don't know exactly what "the greater Kansas City area" is supposed to entail but we have our theories that it will be on the 12 acre property the church acquired that our new Stake Center is going up on. We can only hope. How awesome to be 2 minutes away from a temple and not 4 hours.