Thursday, October 29, 2009


Just a few photos

Monday, October 26, 2009

Grandma's & Grandpa's Visit

Grandma & Grandpa Harrison came to visit last weekend. We had a great time canning apples, knocking holes in closets, and camping. On Thursday we started our day off canning apples. It was lots of fun, everyone got involved and it only took us a few hours to can all the apples -- about 2 dozen jars all together. Tyler and Jack even helped out. Tyler loved using the slicer; he thought that was the coolest machine ever. After canning apples, I put Grandpa to work knocking a hole in our coat closet, which revealed additional closet space under the stair landing. We drywalled the area, installed a light, and put molding up around the opening.

Friday we went camping in Payson. Grandpa's cousin Eric Levi and his family joined us too. Camping was a little cold but we all had a great time. I don't know if my boys have ever been so dirty. We roasted hot dogs, went hiking, and fishing. Tyler's and Jack's first camping experience was great.

Grandmas are such great teachers.

Roasting hot dogs Friday night.

Beautiful mountain morning, nice and cold.

Above, Tyler and Jack found a moth to admire and annoy. Below Jack in our new tent.

Grandpa and his cousin Eric getting ready to play horseshoes.

Tyler made a new friend, Mackenzie. They had lots of fun playing together.

Morning marshmellows.

Grandma was nice enough to hike with Jack; he was a little slower then the rest of the group.

Tyler caught his first fish at Woods Canyon Lake.

Tyler was worried the bugs would eat the fish and didn't want to leave it in the water after catching it.

Me and my fantastic Mom.

Nap time for Jack. I guess the rock was a comfortable spot.

It was a great weekend. I learned so much and really enjoyed having my parents around. They are awesome.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What's New

Mike started a new job about two weeks ago. Mike is focusing on plaintiff's class action lawsuits again. The change back to the the work he enjoys most seems to be a good one. Last weekend, we went to Scottsdale to see Mike's new office and help him hang pictures. Tyler and Jack loved playing under his desk and getting into his things.

For art class a few weeks ago, I had the students take impressions (using alginate donated by Dr. Pearson's office) of their own hands. We poured maleable plaster into the alginate casts creating a plaster hand of each student. I thought it would be fun to paint the hands creepy looking for Halloween. So we used acrylic paints, and painted spooky hands. I think my students really loved the project.
Maybe I'll take an impression of baby #3's hand when he is born. Then I will have a tiny mold of his perfect little hand.

This is my latest project. Baby #3 needed a dresser. So I've been looking for one for a few weeks. Nothing was the right color or price. I'm getting picky, and only want furniture that is solid wood, why buy something that is not going to last? Finally, I found a dresser on Craig'slist. A solid wood dresser made by Bassett for $130. Granted it was pretty old style and a ugly green color, but I sanded and painted it. Now it matches our existing bed perfectly. I couldn't be happier. I have already loaded 6 months worth of baby clothes into it
I think I might be nesting or something because I just have an itch to get things together around the house.
Can't wait to see you next week Mom and Dad; canning and camping should be fantastic! Love you and miss you.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Spooky spooks

Well it is that time of year when the spooks come out and the kids dress up. Last weekend the boys helped me decorate our house for Halloween, we had lots of fun. The boys especially loved decorating and hanging bats from light fixtures and fans. I love Halloween , it is one of my favorite holidays. It almost feels like fall with all the decor out, it would be perfect if the it would just cool off outside. I'm so tired of this heat!

wall climbers and web shooters.

I purchased a couple of costumes from Savers, out of all of them my boys prefer to wear Spider man, they would wear the costume everyday if I would let them.