Sunday, October 26, 2008
The rules: Go to your picture files. Pick the 4th file, and the 4th picture in it. Tell alittle about the picture.
This is my mom and dad. I think it is there engagement picture. I know it is of them before they were married. They look so young, so happy, and so glad to be together. They have been married for 34 years now. I think they still look as young and as happy and as gald to be together as they did back then.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
It was a good recipe, so I will be making more of it.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I am so glad that Doug allowed for Court to go. I know he wouldn't have a problem but I am sure it changed the trip some too. Doug and his family have been apart of our lives since we were dating. We have never lived by each other, but we feel close. It is great to have friends like that.
I know this isn't the biggest fish Doug caught this trip, but it was the best one of him. :)
So happy birthday Peaches! You will always be our princess.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
BODY WORLDS 3 is a first-of-its-kind exhibit where visitors learn about anatomy, physiology and health by viewing real human bodies. The bodies are preserved through plastination, which is a groundbreaking method for specimen preservation invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977. BODY WORLDS 3 & the Story of the Heart features more than 200 authentic human specimens including whole body plastinates, organs, translucent body slices, and a special presentation on the heart
It was incredible. More than I expected. It took about three hours and I learned a lot. If you are thinking of going, do! It is only here until the new year and so worth going. Also, rent the head set. I was able to tune out others around me and just enjoy the experience more because of them.
I wasn't able to take pictures (because it isn't allowed and I usually follow rules) but if you are interested or just want to learning more, go to http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html
I did have one complaint. Too many people. I don't understand how this happened. When I went on line to order my tickets they only sold 15 tickets every half an hour. Somehow though, we went through with about a hundred people. Making it not only crowded, but uncomfortably hot. So my suggestion to try and avoid this would be to go earlier during a week day if at all possible.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Now that we have TiVo, I am able to watch The View whenever I would like too. Since I am (still) undecided on whom I am to vote for I like how much the ladies talk about politics. Their conversations are always lively and give me something more to think about. Often I end up not agreeing with any of them, but I enjoy the experience to get to my own truth.
Ever since the bailout was purposed the ladies have been talking about it. Whoopi had an idea that I could totally get on board with. For EVERY home owner to get a percentage break off of their home loan. I really like that idea. I think it would help the economy. McCain came up with a plan in this last debate, a $300 billion plan to stabilize the housing market by buying up and renegotiating bad mortgages. Yet but he did so in a way that left many questions. I think McCain will still need to do a lot more in order to win this election.
So I give two points to Whoopi for the idea, Ten points to McCain for taking it, and trying to figure out how to make it work. Too bad it is going to take more than that to get my vote.
My favorite quote of the night came from McCain in his final statement: "I know what it's like in dark times. I know what it's like to have to fight to keep one's hope going through difficult times. I know what it's like to rely on others for support and courage and love in tough times. I know what it's like to have your comrades reach out to you and your neighbors and your fellow citizens and pick you up and put you back in the fight."
I believe him. That may be worth a few more points.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
My kids certainly loved it!
This is on old picture of Peach with the pumpkins we grew a couple years ago.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There are certain moments that rank up there in the great moments of life. As insignificant as tying a tie might be, standing in front of the mirror with my dad and standing in front of the mirror with my son are two of them.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
We spend some time Saturday on our own little Utah Lake. It was the perfect day. The water was like glass and hardly any other boats were on the lake so it was just us.
Courtland and his friend Jonas did a little knee boarding
Everyone was happy to ride around in Ben and Jennifer’s boat. Peach and Isabel just hung out.
The water was pretty cold so it took some warming up after being in the water.
It was a great family activity.
This is a video of Courtland knee boarding; it is about a minute long.