Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Making Halloween, Making Halloween . . . "

As I'm sure many of your houses are in a spin of Halloween preparation, we are also getting ready. I tried and tried to convince Annabelle to let me make her up in this chicken costume from the Martha Stewart website
But after about a month I still couldn't convince her, and Annabelle never wavered with her desire to be a cat. So I gave in. Cute, determined kid! So we've got the cat costume put together now.
The funny thing is that she loves dogs and is usually really scared of cats!

Last night we carved our pumpkin. Looks A LOT like last year's design, I guess Annabelle's picks for what shape the nose and eyes should be took root at an early age.
With the weather being so warm here we've decided to keep it on our kitchen table until later in the week. I wouldn't want to bake it!
My favorite part of it all is baking the pumpkin seeds, soo yummy. Last year I discovered a Worcestershire sauce recipe and stuck with that again this year. Perhaps it these will be our new traditions: Star eyes on our Jack o lantern and baking our seeds with Worcestershire sauce. Some traditions are designed on purpose. Others are born because the holiday is just better that way.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Get the Hint

So I need to update my blog apparently, since I've been tagged TWICE today :) No worries, this is a good push to get me back on here. So here goes the latest chain mail . . .

8 Favorite TV Shows:
Sesame Street (1986)
AFN {Armed Forces Network - the only channel we had for 3 years} (1991) 
Captain Planet (1994)
Touched by an Angel (1996)
Whatever taped shows my Grandpa sent us in Germany, mostly Star Trek {we had no TV} (1998)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2000)
ER (2002)
The Office (this week at least)

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
Checked Email, Facebook, Blogs
Went to Park to meet my Visiting Teach-ee
Drove a friend to an appointment
Hit up a case lot sale at a grocery store
Checked the Mail
Laid on the couch
Ate the yummy stir fry that Mike made
Helped Mike clean the kitchen

8 Things I Look Forward to:
Putting up Christmas lights at the Temple
Paul, Shauna, Jake, Sam, Kristin and Isaac coming for Thanksgiving
Warm weather this winter
Getting my cavities filled
Snowboarding in Colorado
Mike's commute going from 1 hour to 5 minutes
Nona (my Italian Grandma) coming to visit
Adam & Trudy having their little boy

8 Favorite Restaurants:
Chen's Noodle House (Orem)
Panera Bread (Colordo)
Cafe Rio 
Shangri La
Samurai Sam's
Pita Pit

8 Things on My Wish List:
To be caught up on my scrapbooking
To be fluent in Spanish
To go to Argentina
To learn/remember how to make my Nona' Gnocchi
To work in the Therapeutic Rec field later in life
To go on a mission
To have a dark room to develop photos
To have 12 more kids (Ha ha, maybe 5)

8 People to Tag:
If you know my real name
If you have had pizza in the last 5 days
If you can finish this lyric "It seems to me that 'maybe' it pretty much always means __"
If you have a G in your name
If you have lived in another country
If your favorite number is 17
If you are in Med School
If have ever taught/substituted Public school

The 4th picture from the 4th picture folder (or event as Mac users would say)
No, I was NOT thrilled when this was the photo in the 4th of 4th place. But never the less I posted it - SO no matter what photo is yours, you should know that you can post it too. So clearly, this is toward the end of my pregnancy with Annabelle. My mom reminded me to take some pictures. I'm so glad I did . . . sick!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Political Shenanigans