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

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quigley Quibbler October 2011

These past months have flown by. October Started out with General Conference for our church. We get to hear from our Prophet and other apostles and church leaders. It's an event for sure roughly 7 hours of instruction over three days, but it's so uplifting; we have made it a part of our culture to participate via the internet every 6 months when another General Conference happens. This time we met up with a group of friends at the park and played Ultimate Frisby and had a pot luck breakfast and then we went to another friend's house to watch conference online. The girls got to play and between sessions we had pancakes and pasta. The next day was another session of Conference and we went to our frisby-in-the-park friend's house for another pre-conference pot luck breakfast. So yummy. Our hostess's birthday was that day so we all sang her happy birthday before we left to our homes to watch conference again. I love going to church for Conference, but it has not happened yet.
I have been bitten by the crafty bug (thank you and really wanted to do a craft. I got some girlfriends together and we crafted magnet boards one evening. It was really fun. I'm using mine in the bathroom now to store my makeup. Everything is magneted and easy to find. It definitely was not easy to navigate my makeup before.

Now for Pictures! They all have captions and should be self explanitory. Enjoy!

Pumpkin varieties. Crazy!

Two pirates and um, I wore my wedding dress.

Four Generations!

Family Pictures! Princesses and they guys.

Family Picture where Jaedyn is smiling...

Manly men. They're very serious.

Miles and pumpkin carving.

Grandpa Ogzewalla chilling. He is one of my favorite people. 

Jaedyn hanging out at Grandpa's house.

Scott and Jaedyn hanging out at home. Eating cheese, I think.

The pumpkin 'patch' with friends. There are no pumpkin patches here... all the pumpkins are trucked in, but the corn maze and flower picking and tractor rides and petting zoos and stuff are a blast.

I made individual meat loafs... they tasted MUCH better than they photographed.

I ran another 5K. This is the only picture of the event... 

Finger painting!

Our little pumpkin. 

See the baby squirrel? It was FEARLESS!

What a cute little vermin. I happen to really like squirrels. Baby squirrels are sure tiny. 

Kinda gross... this is where the cats hang out. I cleaned it in stages. Clean,  only one pass with the vacuum attachment, and original cat fuzz.. 

She's getting taller!

Preschool field trip to another pumpkin 'patch' at the Elgin  Christmas Tree Farm. Go figure. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The weekend

's post will have to wait, I can't do it justice on the sleep deprivation I am currently suffering.

In other news, I ordered my first Bountiful Basket in Texas. I am SOOO excited for my fresh fruits and vegetables on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I'm not sure who to tell, so I will tell the internet*. I'm so excited to go see Breaking Dawn! I can't wait.
I feel a little silly** but we have gone to see all the Twilight movies in the theater and it's so fun. I think they are the only movies we have seen in a theater and paid pull price for***. Allowing myself to get giddy over something so really, really silly. Priceless****.

* Somewhere I know Mr. Universe is watching^.
** Okay. A lot silly.
***This may be an exaggeration... then again maybe not.
****My mental health will attest to that.
^(That's a Firefly / Serenity reference.)