Friday, October 31, 2008

october fun: part III

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here we are carving our pumpkins. we have taught our children well in the proper usage of sharp knives...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

october fun: part II

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actually, this should probably be part I because it happened first. but, i am not that organized.

we hit a pumpkin patch in silt a few weeks ago. the kids had fun. the cat made me want to be a cat that day. perfect. mikey kept trying to throw the pumpkins like a ball. and anna was the boss of the wheelbarrow.

october fun: part I

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last saturday was the annual halloween fest up at beaver creek. we went up for the fee ice skating. the kids love it. it was a beautiful day for ice skating. i even donned a pair for a little bit.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

just in case you forgot what we look like...

these were taken just up the street a bit. thanks to my friend kathy for taking them.


fourth picture from the fourth folder of my picture files.

anna on her 8th birthday.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

my good friend

for a great story read here. it's amazing and she's even amazinger.

Friday, October 17, 2008

i should be fired. but that's impossible, now, isn't it

so for being your typical, stay-at-home mormon wife and mom, i suck. i thought i wasn't very good at homemaking because i always had a kid around. boy was i wrong. mikey and anna are in school full-time now, that's 7:50am to 2:50pm--seven full hours of alone time, and my house is still always a mess. dinner is hardly cooked (although i have improved immensely on this one since moving to the middle of nowhere) and when it is cooked, it ain't that great. laundry seems to still always pile up. and for some reason i thought it would change after the kids started school. what's wrong with me? i need some inspiration! or some serious consequences. or maybe i should just come to terms with the fact that i am not that great at keeping house.

now, don't get me wrong. i am not depressed. i just wish i had little magic fairies to come and do my work so i could play or rather so i would not feel so guilty about playing. anyone know where i could find these little fairies?

in the meantime, i guess i will go do my dishes. so i can make something scrumptiously yummy for dinner. oh wait, it's friday. i don't think i cook on friday. and besides that, i cooked last night. so maybe i don't have to do my dishes now. wow. i feel great.

Monday, October 06, 2008

enjoy the saturday drive

on saturday we drove up to aspen and over independence pass. it was beautiful.


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Thursday, October 02, 2008

how much is that doggy in the window?

just call me the queen of domesticity

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this is what i did this week. hah.

25 quarts of peaches for me.

and for my friend, double that. plus, a few quarts of tomatoes. maybe two batches? crazy.

who'd have ever thunk i could be so home-mecky.