Sunday, November 11, 2012

WOW! Fall is here!

I looked out the window and what did I see?
The Mountain Ash tree is really pretty.

Another shot of the Mountain Ash tree from outside

The apple tree is slowly losing its leaves

The May Day tree has shed all its leaves.

So we got the rake out and went to work. We covered the roses and
the carrots to protect them from the cold.
We also added more carrots to the freezer.

My Christmas cactus is blooming

Does it have its seasons mixed up?

Sunrise over Rexburg.
I don't recommend this while driving - especially with a dirty window.

The view is great on my way to work.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Chris, Chantelle and Chelsea's pumpkins
Tinker Bell sure likes suckers!

Peter Pan

Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook

Yep suckers help you fly better!

Ashley, sorry I caught you with your eyes shut

after carving pumpkins, frosting cupcakes is fun and tasty

Kyle is concentrating way too hard!

Livy enjoys time in her walker while we work

cupcake with witches hat

Vic and Kathy's pumpkins
Check out Kat and Kyle's blog to see their finished jack-o-lanterns


After carving pumpkins, we sat down to rest. Chelsea picked up grandma's camera and wanted to play with it. Chris told her it was grandma's and she would have to ask. She looked at me and said "Please". What grandma can resist. So daddy helped her take a few pictures.

Good form!!

Then she hopped down and took a few of her own! She was spinning and taking one picture after another! But the best part was when she turned the camera off and turned it back on, punched her arm into the air and said "I did it!"                 

Just that very day I had been at church and had an "I did it!" moment of my own. I played the piano for the Primary program. I was so scared that I would mess up and not be able to play. I practiced on the piano in the Hinckley building, on the piano in our chapel and of course, at home - over and over and over again. The day of the program, I arrived early to practice once more. I did fine until people started coming in and then my hands started shaking and I was scared. You can believe that I was doing a lot of praying before the program started. And when I started to play, I felt at peace. I played better than I know how. Of course, I have thanked my Heavenly Father because He helped me so I could say "I did it!"
Grandpa pulling faces

Chelsea spinning - this is a cool picture!

Chantelle - what fun!

Grandma taking pictures of Chelsea and then viewing them!