Tuesday, December 16, 2008


James picked it out all by himself (with a little help from Linds, via the iPhone). We never went to look at rings together. He wanted the ring to be a symbol of his love for me...that is exactly what it is. Our love is pretty much perfect too.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Did I mention that I am going to Maui tomorrow? Well, I am. Lindsay needed me and I am helping out. I love to serve others. My fiance will be staying here, alone, without me.

thanksgiving 08

Thanksgiving feels like it was months ago. Honestly, where does the time go? James and I, along with our two friends Sydney and McCall Biddle drove to Fruitland on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Tons more visitors followed and we had a glorious vacation. We had a great time, I love this time of year! Thanks Farmers for hosting. We love you.

Pit-stop somewhere in Idaho

One of James' favorite things about being at the Farmers- their lego collection!

Kaitlin and I during the celebration preparations

This years Thankful Turkey...we even added more feathers

Joslin's new hair (I guess KK has new hair too), Linds even came

Silly girls

James made some mean mashed potatoes

(James' hand is slimy with turkey juices, yuck)

James was happy to be at the Farmers for Thanksgiving

We relaxed on the couch after dinner before we stuffed ourselves again with dessert

With 29 people at Thanksgiving dinner this was one of the smartest things we did

Rick's extended family came by one afternoon and played a hard core game of flag football

I did a little bit of crafting, James and Duncan Biddle helped

The teenagers (and KK) slept in the attic, I lost track of how many girls were sleeping up there

The little princess, thanks Claire for sharing your room with James

Sunday after church before James and I left, there was even more people than this most of the weekend

I didn't realize James had such wild hair that day

Little did I know I'd be seeing Lindsay in Hawaii 3 weeks later!

I love these girls!

i have a secret...

you'll want to go here to find out my secret (well its not really a secret, I want the whole world to know!)

Monday, December 08, 2008

today is monday

I forgot my cell phone this morning. Dang, I hate being without it. I slept in a little (we had a crazy weekend and didn't get anywhere enough sleep, I thought I deserved a few extra minutes) and used of some of my workout time by doing so. By the time I realized I was cell phone-less I figured it would take 10 to 15 minutes to go back and get it, time I already used up sawing logs. So, I didn't got back...James being the super hero that he is took time out of his day to bring me my cell phone. I feel connected to the world again. Thanks dear for all you do for me.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

and the winner is

Number dos!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

a decision has been made

I went to the Eye Doctor the other day and I picked out my new pair of glasses. I will post a picture when I get them (in 7 to 10 business days) to let you all know what pair won! Love you all.

Monday, November 03, 2008

we need your help

Yesterday there was an accident...James thought a tickle fight would be a fun activity. He didn't realize that I am hardcore, I play by no rules. I hate tickle fights. It got heated, the 5 seconds that it lasted until this happened:

The glasses lost (this made my sweet boyfriend really sad, he didn't realize he has super human strength that can snap a pair of glasses in two like a crisp carrot and he almost cried)
So, needless to say we went looking for glasses for FHE tonight. In honor of Election Day please cast your vote (every vote counts!) for one of the following:

Those two pictures are of the black, skinnier frames...More classic, appealing to the masses, and perhaps a little more polished. Let's call them the Oh-Momma! Glasses.

Now these two pictures depict the glasses with perhaps a little more panache...as if I got them at say...Saks Fifth Avenue for say...$150,000. At first, we didn't know if we liked them as well, but they just kept creeping up on us and they may just be our favorites...although we shall let the pundits decide. After all, polls are for chumps. Ironically, these are labeled Divine Chocolate. Take that, Michelle O.
Ready Set Vote!
(Obviously James helped with some of the above text. Thanks honey!)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

halloween 2008

Warning: There are a lot of pictures in this post, but you'll just love 'em.

Halloween started last week with Nicki's big Halloween Bash. James stayed home with the boys and I went with my family. It was a great party.

The best costume ever...can you guess what they are?

The wild party goers!

At the party...

The party (minus James)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Andy Shaw

I like my hair down better
Pigging out at the party, there was so much good food
We made caramel apples with the Nylands last Saturday. I don't think I've really ever done that before. It was a little messy. I don't know how people make them look so good, ours were kind of sloppy. But they tasted dang good. Did I mention I love fall?

This is what we started with
Thanks guys for your help, so glad you came over
The madness

Too much fun!

After we used caramels it was a free for all with all of the leftover fixins'

This is what we ended up with

The boys and I made Mummy-dogs after Church on Sunday. The boys enjoyed making them and surprised James with a spooky lunch. Its the little things, that make such great memories.

Caramel Apple face- yum!

For Sunday dinner we all pitched in and had a Halloween feast. Check out more pictures here.

I forgot to be afraid...(this picture reminds me Bella and Edward)
Halloween soda, I forgot these for our dinner. Dang. We drank them a few days later.

We finally carved our pumpkins on Halloween Eve at my parents house. James spent a lot of time on his pumpkin and it's awesome. He's so creative. Good job honey.

We roasted these pumpkin seeds and they are so good

Total concentration (James' pumpkin phase one)

Phase two
Phase three- the masterpiece

For the Farmers!

I love this guy...and James is pretty great too
I even wore my pumpkin PJ's
Actual Halloween...last night. Up until an hour before our Ward Party we didn't know what we were going to "be." James sewed himself a pirate blouse(?) out of a t-shirt sheet. Sorry honey, I can't remember what its called. The looked hot. I was a witch. Obviously. I even wore fish net stalkings...don't even worry that we wore our costumes to the movies with Monica after the party. (We saw Secret Life of Bees, so good!)

Cute idea: Church tables over in plastic table clothes, it looked like a pumpkin patch