Saturday, October 31, 2009

Is my blog becoming a pictures-of-my-kids fest??



Calvin is a month old. (And he's wearing a cute onesie by Miss Angela Jane. Pants bequeathed by Charlie Bones, and blanket via the very kind Stephanie.)




PLUS! What we came up with an hour or so before trick-or-treating from the dress-up box, special thanks to Mrs. Pam Craig and her creative prowess from years past that made some of it possible. (Here is where I admit to the world that I don't have my children's costumes planned and sewn weeks, months, or even days in advance...But I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.)

Monday, October 26, 2009

En oh ar ay aitch






Remember when this girl was born?

So do I. Now she's three and a very sweet and spunky big sister.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sometimes I don't want to blog about anything, sometimes I want to blog about nothing

Stuff keeps going missing around here. Important stuff -- arguably, the best stuff we have:

  • keys to the van (lost at the doctor's office. what?!)
  • Steve's BYU ID card (which he takes with him on bike rides for the purpose of helping the paramedics quickly identify his mangled and/or dead body after an accident)
  • one of Calvin's favorite pacifiers (where do those things go?)
  • my tweezers
I'm most distressed about the tweezers. I really hate making unplanned trips to the store to just get one thing. Steve says, "Christmas is coming" in case I opt to let him replace them for me. I say, "Won't you love your unibrow wife come December."

Monday, October 19, 2009

The fact is

Suppose you're driving along in rural Utah, and come upon this sign:


Do you

a) Keep going and risk getting shot by the angry cowboy who commissioned this very large sign
b) Turn around and find some other, less controversial place to have your picnic in the mountains
c) Get out your red marker and fix the spelling mistake
d) Assume your very best affected rural accent and quote the sign for the rest of the day
e) Feel just a twinge of homesickness for Arizona, because this sign is just so Utah
f) Revisit your understanding of COMMUNISM

Thursday, October 15, 2009

So hard

I am so sad today because my friend Amy has lost a child. My heart is aching for her and her family, and I wish there was more that I could do to alleviate just a fraction of her pain. All I can do is mourn with her, and offer my love.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Eyes are open





Calvin and I are just hanging out at the computer, listening to the BYU game, quite entranced, and playing with PhotoBooth.

Thanks, everyone, for your congratulations and kind words. We feel very loved.