Thursday, December 3, 2009


We had a nice Thanksgiving this year. My parents, Aunt Lois and the Bridges came over for good food, good dessert and good games. Rick's parents were able to stop in for a short visit later in the day. I'm kicking myself for forgetting to take pictures.

I am grateful for good friends and family. I am grateful for the gospel, for my Savior and for all my daily blessings. I am truly blessed...

Twilight/New Moon Midnight Marathon

On Thursday Nov. 19th Elizabeth and I braved the crowds and went with some friends (Amber, Vanessa and her daughter Madison and Vanessa's friend Mary) to go see New Moon. We did the marathon where you saw Twilight first at 9pm and then midnight New Moon. We had t-shirts made, the front said Team Edward or Jacob (depending who you liked the most) and the back said Obsessive Cullen Disorder (OCD). Quite a few people asked where we got our shirts. We didn't get home until about 3:30am. I've never gone to a midnight movie before (I like my sleep) but I must confess it was pretty fun.

We had fun, it's 3am... Time to go to sleep now...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Party!

Elizabeth had a Halloween party this year at our house with her friends on Halloween night. They danced with the strobe light, ate pizza, played games (Trick or treat pass a long game and Mummy wrap game that turned into a toilet paper fight in the end) and had a costume contest. At the end of the night they enjoyed making smores. Happy Halloween!

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 30th was our ward Trunk or Treat. Elizabeth dressed as Supergirl brought Shadow, her Superdog.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Elizabeth found a new dog to love, a black cocker spaniel. We renamed him Shadow. We changed his name that his foster mom gave him "Tahoe" to Shadow. His foster mom shared with us that she had to come up with a name quickly because she was on his way to get his paperwork filled out. She was driving and there was a Chevy Tahoe in front of him. Lol. We thought Shadow fit him well, he's black and he's very mellow. He will just follow you around the house like a little shadow.

We found Shadow at a big adoption event Saturday morning in Scottsdale that had hundreds of dogs for adoption.

Shadow is around 4-5 years old. He was on the euthanasia list over in Kingman, he had a big cyst on his neck. The shelter there was trying hard to find a no kill shelter with more of a budget to save him and take care of his cyst. (They couldn't afford to keep him) So a shelter called Benji's Buddies rescued him. His foster mom said he is very loving and definitely an inside dog. If you keep him outside longer than he wants to be he'll howl like a siren. She said that's really his only flaw. He's 95% house trained, she said he's just had a couple accidents while she was gone at work longer than usual so with a new environment to not be surprised if he has a couple. She suggested we buy a crate while he gets used to us when we leave and put him in that just to be safe. So we just bought one and seems to be fine in it. He is very gentle and mellow, cute... Elizabeth loves to have him sit on her lap or lay next to her on her bed. Can't wait for you to meet Shadow!

Halloween Festival

I just finished hosting my piano Halloween Festival this last Friday. It was a great success. If you would like to see pictures go to my piano blog:

Monday, October 19, 2009


We're finally seeing progress on our backyard. We hired a company to put in the courtyard and retaining wall. It looks great! We will be adding artificial grass, but will probably have to wait until spring before that goes in. It's going to be so nice when it's all done!