Sunday, November 16, 2008

Take another picture of me and Lindsay????

I hear this question almost daily... I think it is great that her sisters love her so much.

Future member of Chocoholics Anonymous

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


A few weeks ago I was able to see my cousin Tara and (her soon to be husband) Betz and her kids. We had a great time visiting. I havent seen her in years, It was great catching up with her and getting to know her kids. I really enjoyed meeting Betz, I wish I could have gotten to know him better. But he was pretty busy playing Rugby, which by the way is a way awesome and extremely insane sport. Not for the weak of heart... It is not something I would ever want to watch my husband or children play... I will put it that way. It was my first time ever seeing Rugby being played. And I really enjoyed it.
I look forward to getting to know Betz better next summer at the family reunions. He seems like a great guy. (Tara congratulations on the (recent) engagment. And Betz welcome to the family.

Mrs Meyers

My brother in law Jason works for SC Johnson.... Recently they bought a company called Caldrea. Well Jason was offered a position with this company. It is a great opportunity for him and his career and their family. This is the website of one of their lines so you can go check it out. I wanted to know what the products were like. So I found them at my local Fred Meyers in the natural section and I really like the hand soap. I am going to try another Mrs. Meyers product next time I go to Fredmeyers, I really liked the Lavender scent.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Decorating pumpkins

Does she look liek she is enjoying the gushy cold feeling of gutting a pumpkin or what?

Bella got right down to business...

Lindsay doing her part
And then this is me doing my part... Playing the Wii Mario Kart.

The Great Pumpkin

We decided to try something a little different this year.... We decided to have the
"Great Pumpkin" pay a little visit.... Some of our friends do a little thing called the great pumpkin with their kids every year, basically the children go through their candy and decide how much candy they are going to give to the "Great Pumpkin" And then in return the "Great Pumpkin" gives them a toy based on how much candy they give.... SO, for example if the children give 10 mini candy bars out of 200 then they get a cheapy dollar store toy. BUT... if they give 190 candy bars out of 200 then they get a cooler toy.
I like this idea because first of all do the kids really need 5 pounds of chocolate sitting around (or do I for that matter)?
Second of all... it really teaches choice and consequence in a different way.
Third of all I really liked seeing my kids give in faith that they would get something better back.
It was fun seeing them pick and choose what they are going to give... At times it almost seemed as though they were agonizing over it. And I would just remind them that they didn't have to give anything if they didn't want to. It was entirely up to them.

Bella's Great pumpkin Candy pile (above)
Ashlynn's Great pumpkin pile....

This is Ashlynn's pile of M&M's....

Bella saying goodbye to some of her big candy bars.... (She asked me to take a picture of her before she gave some away.... Next thing she will be asking for a funeral service for her Candy...