From Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale

People disappear when they die. Their voices, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living mempry of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continut to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humour, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.

--Diane Setterfield

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I miss my boys

This Halloween our office is having kids come trick-or-treating through the office. It's totally something I'd want to invite Greyson and Aidan to.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

my eyes and my brain hurt... I must be doing too much computer work

But then again, my feet hurt too, so it might be pregnancy...

Here are some pictures. Baby stuff and feeding the ducks / turtles / fish.

We are sanding off the old dark stain from my rocking chair. Scott started working on it in the living room and this happened...
So I asked him to move outside. Yesterday when I got home for lunch I found Scott like this:
Out on the porch, in the cold, sanding the rocking chair for me! Thanks Bae'doll!

Here is a comparison shot of the wood tones. I love how the grain of the wood saturated with the stain and still is dark. It looks soo cool. I hope you can see it in the picture.
We went out and bought a bed for Jaedyn. We debated on the type of sleeping arrangement to get her, and a packNplay is the best choice for us right now. We're planning on using it until she moves to a bed. Inside is the first baby gift we've received. Our neighbors who have a 3 month old little girl of their own got us a Baby bijorn Carrier! They are awesome!

This is a closeup of the embroydery on the crib. It's not very lady bug... so i've started going to town with my new seam ripper. It will be lady bug soon enough!
Two Catfish in one frame!!

I threw some bread and this clever duck caught it on his back as a snack for later :)
Catfish maw, they come to the surface and open their mouth and SUCK the food from the surface before they dart back under the muddy water.
A cute turtle with a mouth full of bread. Yum!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It was really cold when we woke up this morning. Scott had eggnog for breakfast... and a home made cinnamon roll...

I could not find warm clothes to wear. I only have one pare of pants, one pare of jean and one pare of size too small stretchy- show my fat rolls and garment lines- pants. I wore the size too small ones, but because they are too small, I have to wear them VERY low on my waist to they don't squish the baby. (If I didn't we'd have some Oriental feet wrapping thing going on before she is even born.)SO I had to wear a really long shirt to cover the parts of me that would be exposed. I could not find anything. I have shirts that are long enough... but they are also tight around all my squishy parts, you know, the parts that are squished out of my pants creating very unsightly bumps and bulges.

I ended up having an ugly girl dog day, and wore one of Scott's huge red fleece sweaters. It covered all bumps and bulges, including the baby and my butt!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wish List

There is no REAL reason to put this together, other than I never know what to tell people what I want for gift giving occasions. Like Christmas, Hanukkah, baby showers or my birthday... All of which are coming up soon.

BOOKS:(this is actually our official gift registry at Barnes and Noble's... only they don't have a registry so I can't give you a link.)
I Can Read books
Bearnstein Bears
Caldecott books
Angellina Ballerina
Charlie and Lola
Dr. Seuss
Sweet Pickles books
Beatrix Potter (box set)
Baby Einstein Movies and CD's
Golden Books
What to Expect toddler / 1st year
CS Lewis (everything but Narnia, we already have that)
Girls Handbook by Miriam Peskowitz
Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
Nursery Rymes illustrated my Margaret Evans Price

silicon bakeware (I want muffin tins, really)
Dyson Vacuum (our vacuum is old and does not work so well anymore)
Pots and pans - the kind you really can't ruin.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Dude, just play the gig...never get invoved in politics..."

That's a quote from the great "Muppet Treasure Island".
Right after the drummer guy says this, Monster says "Politics! Politics!"

Just thought you should know.

I have been noticing an increase in the number of politically minded blog posts lately. Perhaps that is because of the coming Presidential elections, but who am I to say...

Here are two of my favorite posts:

From my brother-in-law, Quinn Kuzmich

and from a guy in my grade and Sunday school class, Daniel Woolston (listen to the show, I think Daniel did a great job.. and that's not just because I know him...)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Nesting" or cleaning... whatever...

There are updated 'fat-belly' pictures on the baby blog...

Two weekends ago we cleaned up the apartment. It's not perfect yet... there are still random things laying around but here are some pictures of our home. And some before and after pictures of our bedroom.

Walking into the apartment:

looking to the right:

Around the corner (it's not done yet... this is the baby's room):

Looking to the Left:

One of our projects, re-upholstering the rocking chair we got two years ago:

Scott working on removing the original backing :

The "old" bedroom:

The "new" Bedroom:

More "new" bedroom:

Beautiful bedroom: (lol,it's not done... something is still missing. However it is MUCH better now)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Girls Night!!

We had an impromptu "Anne of Green Gables" movie watching event during the Priesthood Session of Conference. It was tons of fun and we will be doing part two next time...