Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This is a popular time to have a Birthday! So we decided to celebrate even though everyone having a Birthday would not be at our little party. Edmund was happy to blow out the candle, again and again. We sang all the Birthday songs we knew just to mix it up a bit.
Waste of time book. It turned out to be a romance novel with a little bit of stuff you could call historical fiction during the revolutionary war. There was a love triangle with a psychopath and a the hero was way too good to be true, an angel. The third person was the girl. She was not very bright and seemed to just be the victim over and over again. Really the book had so much potential and the author is a great writer and I have enjoyed her writing in the past. This was a first time novel. She really knows her history and the facts about the founding fathers but this time the book fell short by my standards. Really, did we need all that smut and evilness to get a good message about freedom and sacrifice of the men and families that lived during the Revolution times?
Saturday, September 22, 2012
We finally picked the pumpkins! They were almost completely covered in weeds and we were surprised to find a few hidden that we didn't even know were growing.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The temple grounds are also very beautiful. And you don't need to be as quiet or still in this part of the tour. PLUS you just got a big chocolate chip cookie and some water. The temple is very hot and so crowded the water was a welcome relief. Someone said that before 5pm there had been 9,000people that had already come through that day! My favorite part was the sealing room with the peach blossoms painted on the ceiling. My cousin Tyler Huntzinger (Aunt Cecil's grandchild) had a hand in this and it was beautiful to see his handiwork all over the temple! The chandeliers were really cool too, Peter said they were more impressive then the Sacramento's temple. The art was really fun too, sometimes it was scenes of the valley and mountains surrounding the temples and harvesting of fruit. Perfect for Brigham City!
This little guy wanted to be carried and wasn't the most quiet little guy but I'm glad we brought him anyway.
On a different note, OOKIE had his first day of school. He was not too thrilled that he as the only boy. He played with playdough and ate snacks, then made a cool sand craft with glue, it was blue of course. We sang a song and played freeze dance a rama and read a story. For playtime he demanded some boy toys. Luckily there was a bin produced so his life could go on. Next week a new boy will join us at Joy School! Whew!
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Okay, it isn't funny but in a way it is...long story short, if you skip school you are in big trouble. I really don't think it will happen again. The police, all the neighbors and a very very unhappy mother are not pleasant when they find out you weren't kidnapped, rapped and cut into a hundred pieces and stuffed into a car going out of state...but they are relieved. So on a happier note here is my lovely daughter sharing her talents on the piano.
Monday, September 03, 2012
It is harvest time! The garden is starting to wither away and the string beans are ready for blanching and packing in the fridge. I bottled a batch earlier and now I need some in the freezer.
Next up is the corn harvest!!