Thursday, October 30, 2008

The witches

So many people have recommended that I take the kids to see the witches at Gardner Village that I thought I better do it before Halloween. The kids had a good time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All Dressed Up!

Last night I took the kids to the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving point aka dinosaur museum. They had a family activity where there were Halloween crafts, “the bat cave”, and the dinosaurs were even wearing costumes. They received a candy surprise for counting all of the dinosaurs in costume. They also got to wear their costumes. Wyatte had to choose one of his 3 costumes for this year, and the winner for the night was Evil Stitch!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Saturday before Halloween @ Northwood

So we of course worked at Northwood Saturday. The Saturday before Halloween is a crazy day! Wyatte had a lot of fun dressing up in different costumes throughout the day. His favorite was the Darth Vader, it was way too big and grandma had to hem a cape for it to work but he loved it.

Corn Maze

Saturday night Jeremy and I went on a group date to the corn maze in North Logan. Jeremiah & his date, Anthony & Charley, and Jeremy & I found our way through the haunted corn maze. We spent about 40 minutes on the first part of the maze. Every path seemed to lead back to the look out. We even asked for directions and got it on the 3rd try. After our corn maze adventure we watch Shutter. It was a fun night.

Pumpkin Walk

Friday night we took Wyatte to the pumkin walk. He had a lot of fun. I haven't gone in years and was actually really impressed with a lot of it.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Life's challenges

Most people know that I and my family are always on the go. Many people have asked me how I can juggle so many things into my life. I work full time as a controller (usually 43-46 hours a week). I usually help my parents at Northwood on Saturdays (yes we drive up to Logan nearly every weekend). I have 2 small children, most of the time, except every other weekend when Terra goes to her mom’s. I still manage to do most of the housework, all of the laundry and cooking, and am over half way through my master’s degree. I don’t say this to be applauded in anyway. Most of the time I don’t mind my life being so busy, I rarely have idle time, and I like it.

I’m usually a keep-to-myself person, but I’ve had so many things spiraling through my mind lately that I’m starting to wonder if I’m going crazy. I’m not sure what has been causing it. It could be solely based on the high stress levels or I may have tried to overdo it taking 3 classes this semester (which was my choice, I’m ready to be done with school). Jeremy says it is because of my hormones (I took my IUD out in June and am not used to the hormones changes).

For some of you that don’t know I’m trying to get pregnant. I didn’t realize how emotional it would be to “try” and conceive. My pregnancy with Wyatte was an accident (the best accident ever though). I guess I assumed that once we were actually “trying” it would come very easily. I may be a drama queen about the whole thing; I do understand that these things take time. Despite the fact that I fundamentally understand that things happen in their own time I still find myself crying at the news of someone else being pregnant. It may be the “controller” coming out in me but it is terrible. Every time that I start my period I cry. My hormones must be going crazy!

In some ways I wonder why I’m suddenly so eager for another. I’ve never been baby hungry. I mean it was this spring that we decided that we wanted another child. Wyatte has been such a blessing and a challenge. I wonder what it would be like to actually hold your baby after they are born, not having to wait a couple of hours to see your baby and wait another 2 months before they come home. What it would be like to have a baby that just sits up, crawls, walks, or jumps by themselves without practicing hundreds of times with us and with the help of physical therapists. Wyatte has come so far and I am so proud of him. I would imagine how other parents could look at these as mere “milestones” rather than huge “accomplishments”.

I’m not sure what possessed me to feel like posting my feeling out on the internet but I’m hoping that getting it out there will help me get a better grasp on the situation.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Winner sports photos

Dinosour museum

So last Monday I took the day off to spend some time with Wyatte. We had a packed in the dinosour museum, a movie, and the discovery museum. It was a great day, something we should do more often. Here are some pictures of our fun!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wyatte the hulk

So, Jeremy did this with Wyatte so I thought I would share

Monday, October 13, 2008

Unspectacular quirks

Rules: 1. Link the person who tagged you – Hayley
2. Mention the rules on your blog. 3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours. 4. Tag 6 other bloggers by linking them.

1. Jeremy will tell my strangest unspectacular quirk is that I have to have my silverware placed correctly. I have to have them match and I have to have them placed in their correct spot.

2. I need the dishes done immediately. I hate leaving dishes in the sink. I have to wash then right when I’m done.

3. I can’t handle fidgeting. Jeremy’s constant tapping, clicking, or random noises and movements drive me crazy!!!!!

4. I love learning!

5. I can never turn down a piece of chocolate cake.

6. I really believe that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth.

I tag: Kassey, Sadie, Amanda, Wendy, Allison, and Michelle

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Winners Motorsports

Jeremy's work took their employees and spouces to an afternoon of "fast fun"
Everybody get signed in
Drive "training"
Safety gear
Ready Set

Josh, the speedracer of the day

Crazy hair day

For red ribbon week it was "crazy" hair day.
Terra said that everyone loved it!

Monday, October 6, 2008


I have to say that I’m so proud of Wyatte. We have been trying to potty train him for over a year. Now that he is 4 I’ve been wondering if he would get it before he starts kindergarten next year. We have been trying to put him in underwear in the evenings until he has an accident. The pull- ups are no help. All of a sudden it clicked.

Wyatte has wore underwear since Saturday morning. He even wore them to daycare today without an accident. Yes that is 72 hours without any accidents!!! Maybe we finally got it (we’ll keep our fingers crossed).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hair cuts

Between conference sessions I went and got both of the kid’s hair cut.

Wyatte looks lot better!

Both Wyatte and Terra like their new styles!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Olive Garden Toscana Soup

So I was given this recipe and I had to try it out. I love this soup. Well I used the Kale and I used a mild sausage instead of the hot (I didn’t think the kids would eat it otherwise). It really wasn’t hard to make. Here is the recipe if you want to try it out.

Olive Garden Toscana Soup
3/4 cup onions, diced 1/8 inch
1 slice bacon, 1/4−inch diced
1 1/4 teaspoon garlic cloves, minced
1 ounce chicken bouillon
1 quart water
2 medium potatoes, cut in half length−wise,
then cut in 1/4−inch slices
2 cups cavallo greens (kale can be substituted),
cut in half, then sliced into 1/16−inch strips
1 1/2 cups sausage link − spicy, pre−cooked, cut in half
length−wise, then cut at an angle into 1/2−inch slices
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Place sausage link onto sheet pan and bake in 300 degree oven for
15 to 20 minutes or until done.
Place onions and bacon into 3 to 4 quart saucepan and cook onions
over medium heat until the onions are almost clear. Add garlic and
cook for 1 minute.
Add chicken bouillon, water and potatoes, bring to a simmer for 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients then simmer for 5 more minutes and serve.