Thursday, October 30, 2008

Der Elizu

Lydia is really into writing on EVERYTHING right now. She writes notes to anyone and everyone she can think of. Sometimes we can't tell what she is writing but she's getting so good at spelling phonetically. I found this note she had written to a friend who recently moved away (interpretation below):

Dear Eliza,
Some day I'll visit you. Are you five or are you six?
I am in kindergarten. Are you in kindergarten or preschool?
The End

Me love take you ice-cream
(The little phrase that goes with the picture on the bottom left).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I've been tagged

My friends Shilo and Mary tagged me so I will do both on one post. I'll keep it SMALL! Here it goes:

Shilo's Tag

8 TV Shows I Love:

  1. I used to sometimes watch the show on TLC during the afternoon that tells about people's houses being haunted by spirits until I kept hearing noises in my own house. I don't watch it anymore=)
  2. King of Queens
  3. American Idol
  4. College Football (especially WVU and UT, and I ESPECIALLY like to see BYU LOSE) Kira, don't let Aaron read this post=)
  5. Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe
  6. Everybody Loves Raymond
  7. Um, there is this new show on Discovery Channel called Time Warp. It's COOL! They video record cool things like someone being punched and then show it in REALLY slow motion.
  8. I really don't watch much TV, really.

8 Restaurants I Feast At:

  1. Chili's (went there for my birthday)
  2. Cheddars (LOVE the Monte Cristo)
  3. Cheesecake Factory (but they don't have one very close)
  4. Cracker Barrel (I really like restaurants that start with a C)
  5. But I HATE Chick-Fil-A (sorry Jon, I don't like BYU and I DON'T like Chick-fil-a)
  6. We LOVE Goodwood but it's not here=(
  7. Cafe Rio (keeping with the "C" theme)
  8. Panera

8 Things that Happened Today:

  1. It's still pretty early
  2. Ate birthday cheesecake for breakfast
  3. Used my new egg hard boiler I bought myself (I LOVE hard boiled eggs and toast for breakfast)
  4. I am in the process of updating my blog
  5. Derrel took our old avacado fridge to the dump
  6. Fed my kiddies
  7. It's rainy and cold (I think I'll drink some hot chocolate to go with my cheesecake)
  8. I'm still celebrating my birthday. . . . . I mean birth-week=)

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

  1. Reading Twilight (I got the first two books for my birthday)
  2. Putting a post about Kate's haircut she gave herself and I had to take her to fix
  3. Taking a temple trip soon=)
  4. A nap
  5. Tinkerbell coming out on DVD
  6. Well, I'm looking forward to USING my new dining room table I got for my birthday, YEAH!!!!
  7. The November Ensign - rereading the conference talks- Shilo you hit the nail right on the head with that one
  8. Thanksgiving- Sister Amy and fam are coming into town

8 Things on my Wishlist:

  1. To weigh 40 lbs less
  2. Stop nursing, not that I don't enjoy it sometimes
  3. New carpet
  4. Redo my bathrooms
  5. Redo my kitchen cabinets
  6. Not to have a bunny anymore (does anyone want a sweet smelly cute bunny?)
  7. To eat anything I want and be really healthy (I didn't say skinny)
  8. My front porch to be redone (along with a lot of other stuff)
Mary's Tag

Four things I love about my husband
1. He is so easy to get along with, I LOVE it!
2. Derrel is SO selfless
3. He LOVES his icecream
4. He is such a hard worker (just like his Dad)
5. (just because I want to put one more) He's a SPECIMEN. That word says it all;)

4 movies you would watch more than once
1. Pride and Prejudice the old 8 hour one
2. Dan in Real Life
3. Napoleon Dynamite
4. Jungle Book

4 places I have been
1. Texas (it's a whole other country=)
2. Mexico
3. Russia

4. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

4 places I 'd like to go
1. I agree with Mary, I'd LOVE to go to Hawaii
2. Tahiti
3. Maine
4. Canadian Rockies

4 people who e-mail me regularly
1. Jen West
2. Emergency Essentials
3. Bath and Body Works
4. Deseret Book

4 things I look forward to in the next year
Winter being over (it hasn't even started yet)
2. Visiting family

3. Watching my kids grow and learn
4. Change

I'm also attaching the fourth picture from my fourth folder in my fourth folder:

left to right: Kate, cousin Esther, cousin McKayla
Doesn't Kate look like Grant?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

For all the Husbands!

I thought this was hilarious!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Over the river and through the woods, grandma and grandpa come

Literally over the river and through the woods, Grandma and Grandpa Walker came to our house to visit. We had such a great time! Dad and Derrel got so much accomplished. We had a few projects unfinished projects. Some of them are still unfinished but well on their way. We finally have lights outside in our backyard!!!! Yeah, no more fidgeting for keys in pitch black darkness on the back porch. Even better, the lights are sensored so when someone walks up the stairs, the light turns on!!!! Yeah! The only problem is we have a hole in our sun room floor so they could wire the light outside. But it's WORTH it! Derrel's brother, Devin, blessed their new little baby boy, Lincoln, so we took a little trip over the Baltimore for that. It was great to see them and little Lincoln.
We also went to a little cabin at Blackwater Falls and stayed in a little 2 bedroom cabin. It was so beautiful. The trees were changing colors and there was even a deer outside of the cabin in the morning while we were making breakfast. We fed it good ol' white bread. Lydia named it POPCORN. It was a blast! Thanks for making the trip Grandma and Grandpa! We sure love you guys.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Birthday #3

Sorry this post is so late but I have lots to post about coming soon and I had to do it in chronological order. First order of business:

MISS KATE'S Birthday!!!!

What a big girl we have now. Big girls with BIG EMOTIONS! Wow, I thought that Lydia was emotional but Kate is out to prove me wrong. We celebrated Kate's third birthday a few weeks ago. We let her choose her favorite place to eat. We found that she really didn't care too much (Lydia cared more than Kate). Her three choices were: Chick-fil-a, Chili's and Cheddars (Cracker Barrel came in somewhere at the end). Needless to say, she changed her mind every 10 seconds so Lydia chose for her: Chili's. It was a fun little family celebration. We sure love our sweet and spunky Kate! She has been having a blast at home with her little Grant brother. She loves to play with her princess dolls and a little castle. She is a princess at heart-she won't take off her play dresses for anything.
We love you, Princess Kate.