Sunday, September 21, 2008


Sorry if this video is a little grainy, but hopefully you get the idea. We saw this grass on one of our stops and it literally closes up when you touch it- check it out. Shyanne loved this and hey who am I kidding so did Nathan and I. We did this for about 15-20 min. I know, I know we're easily amused :)

Day at the beach

Shyanne being silly

Being silly again

We had so much fun this day! We went to the beach with my BIL's, SIL, my niece and 2 nephews. The waves were a lot bigger and harder today so Shyanne just stayed on the beach and played w/ her little cousin who's around her age. She found this swim mask in their bucket of sand toys and asked me to put it on. As you can see she kept it on the whole time and had the cute little imprint of the mask on her face after we took it off :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lei Making

Stringing Plumeria flowers

The finished product

Happy customer!

Flowers of Hawaii

This is a Plumeria flower. They usually make leis out of them.

I think this is a Hibiscus flower.

This one I think is called a Hollyhock.

This flower looks pretty awesome. Our friend, Duane, told us it is the Passion Fruit flower.

Random Ramblings about Fall

I love all of the seasons, but I think if I had to pick one Fall would be my favorite. The hint of a cool crispness in the air and the leaves changing colors to bright reds, yellows and oranges. Sigh... now if only I lived somewhere where this actually happens! I want to see and feel what Fall is like in other parts of the country especially back East. But, I digress... along w/ the cooler temps. and colors I love the decorations of the pumpkins, scarecrows, etc. and knowing that the "holiday season" (to me it's Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) is coming soon. What is your favorite season?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pre-K Crush

Shyanne started preschool last week and is 1 out of 2 girls in the class along with 4 boys. So when I went to pick her up today her teacher, Miss Erin, told me that she had to have a talk with her and another boy named Dylan about kissing. I've been told that he is a very affectionate kid and kisses and hugs everyone. I was totally fine with that and even thought it was cute that he has a crush on Shyanne. According to his mom he thinks that she is a "cute girl" w/ "pretty hair". I did have a talk with Shyanne when we got home and told her that it's okay to hug, but not kiss. Good thing I picked her up and not Nathan ;) I called him on the phone later and told him and he started laughing. This isn't supposed to happen for like another 12-13 yrs!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The rules: List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog!

3 Joys-
1) Being w/ Nathan, Shyanne and my family
2) Right before or after it rains smelling the rain w/ the dirt in the air (weird I know)
3) Being the Primary Pianist

3 Fears-
1) Nathan or Shyanne dying. I know I'll see them again it's just that I'd miss them so much!
2) Having someone break into our house while I'm there and Nathan's gone and having to use the gun.
3) I'll admit it I'm still a little scared of the dark. I have a very active imagination and always scare myself w/ scenes from movies, etc.

3 Current Obsessions/ Collections-
1) Scrapbooking
2) Learning how to sew
3) Getting our garden started

3 Facts About Yourself-
1) I am one of those people who know tons of useless bits of information
2) I love sports
3) I love cooking (I just need to find some new recipes)

3 Goals-
1) Get back in shape
2) Get the house clean
3) Read scriptures and attend the temple more often :)

Let's see I'm going to tag Launi, Ammanda, Sara, Tasha and Sariah

Friday, September 5, 2008

Adventures in Motherhood

So I have a headache and am trying to get some sleep and Shyanne wants me to get her some milk. Ok so I go and do that and as I'm pouring her milk I hear water running and I'm thinking oh she just went potty so she's washing her hands right? Wrong. She comes running out of the bathroom telling me her potty's water is spilling all over the floor. Well it turns out that a whole tub of bum wipes is no match for a porcelain toilet. I'm sure I'll look back on this in a couple of days and laugh, but not right now.