October 31, 2009

Healthy Marital Debate

If you were to see a jacket made with this fabric, what would be the color you would use to describe it? This has been a debate for the past few days and we've decided to turn the decision over to you.

PS, if you don't agree with me, we can't be friends anymore.

October 27, 2009


After having our conference trip to Utah canceled, we decided to make a more leisurely visit to Utah. It was a chill trip and it was so much fun to see people and enjoy a little bit of real fall weather. I have to say, I really love Utah I don't know if I would love snowy driving Utah but I think it's pretty great there.

-Traxx (we never got back in our car while in Salt Lake, Gus was happy about that)
-The Temple
-Beef Jerky
-Breakfast buffet
-Sister missionaries (they loved Gus, we got stopped at every turn)
-Conference center
-Fall leaves
-Ty (what trip would be complete with out T-bone)
-Portable DVD player (we watched Cars at least 4 times)
-Aunt Jan and Jessy
-Safe driving
-The tunnel through the mountain in Zion
-Accidentally driving through Zion National Park
-Road tripping (one of my favorite things)
-All the jewelry stands that were never open (rude)
-Going to breakfast in our pajamas

October 20, 2009

Ward Conference

We had our ward conference on Sunday, and I always walk away feeling good and wanting to do better than I am. Some thoughts the stuck out to me:

-Gain a greater testimony of Joseph Smith (our testimony will be tested and if we are not prepared we will fall) Bishop Richardson

-We are better than we think we are President Jones

-Raising kids is like planting a tree Brother Wheatley

I like the idea of being better than I think I am, that's always nice to hear. I do need to work on improving my testimony, I have a hard time sharing spiritual thoughts without crying so I avoid public speaking as much as possible. I'm sure my relief society can attest to that. I want to be one of those people who is able to share my testimony with such confidence that people will know that I'm being sincere and that it really is what I know to be true.

October 19, 2009

Is it wrong?

I totally love this song. I think it is super cute and catchy.

October 16, 2009

Come on Ride the Train

Or Light Rail... It's fall break, and to keep school kids happy we grouped and rode the light rail into town. We totally dominated one of the cars, the look on peoples faces was priceless as they would peak in and turn right back around and go to another car. It was hilarious! My friends are the best; I love them and all their rascals. Thanks Grandma Ford for coming along and helping with all the runts.

October 13, 2009

Halloween costume spoiler

Dude, he's cute

Funny things that Gus says:

Huuuuge tiny
I'm not a fan of that
Oh my gracious
I'm not huge, I'm tiny
Sooky tree
Shark it (vacuum)
I dooooooo
I want to hit him (not funny)
You're huge (also not funny)
You do it, you do it
Is this my tail?

When James goes shopping

I love that James will go shopping, it's always such a relief to not have to go myself. One thing I really love is he buys the good stuff, not always the cheapest option like I would choose. Last night though he brought back a box of cheesecake. I was confused until I looked at the list, I do have terrible handwriting.

Cheese sticks, cheesecake. It's an honest mistake. I guess we'll have some dessert this week.

October 5, 2009

Public, private, public, private

Make up your mind... I know private blogs are annoying and not nearly as convenient, but... I was reading in the Ensign this last month and they had a couple articles about blogging and some rules on "safe" blogging. Don't share too much information, don't say names, vague, vague, vague. Well being that this is my family journal, I don't want to be vague. I want to be able to write what I want and know the people who are able to see that information. So we are private, I'm sorry. If you know of anyone who doesn't have an invite that might want one (really, who doesn't want to be invited to my blog ??) let me know. There you have it, my justification.

October 1, 2009

Gilbert water feature

For FHE we went to the Gilbert water park. A little secret treasure I recently discovered. Under the water tower they've made a splash pad, fountain, marble ball thingy destination. There is never anyone there and it is really cute. Gus had a fever and was in a zombie state, so we tried to force him into having fun. It was a total success (disaster), but kept him happy for about an hour.