November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, food, and fun! This thanksgiving is going to be our last one living in cedar and we are having a big get together with both of our families. My mom is so excited to have a house full of people she can hardly stand it. We are going to have some yummy food and lots of fun visiting. In the spirit of the holiday I thought I would just mention some things that I am thankful for...
  1. Josh, my best friend and my eternal companion.
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints and the blessings of the holy temple
  3. Our humble little apartment and all of our many comforts we have living in this country in this community.
  4. Our loving families who help us and support so much
  5. The freedoms and liberties that we have as Americans
  6. The opportunities that I have been given to get an education and pursue a career of my choice
  7. Our calling in the church to teach the sweet yet crazy sunbeams
  8. Our health and strength and able bodies so that we can do anything without problems
  9. Good friends that are great examples to us
  10. The atonement of Jesus Christ. What a wonderful blessing it is to know that we can be forgiven for our imperfections and that we can strive to become perfect like him through repentance, faith, and effort.
These are just a few of the many blessings that I enjoy in my life and I hope that you are all thinking about what you are thankful for at this time. Please be safe and happy and we love you all very much!
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!! (well sort of)

Every Halloween since I was little my family has done a very yummy but disgusting dinner. We have Elephant scabs with blood and pus, Giant's toenail clippings, and brains, with witch's brew to drink with worms. My little sister is only ten and she gets a kick out of it. Josh was on his interview in indiana so it was pretty lonely with out him there. I made some cute little bats out of felt with little pockets on the back for candy to give to our little sun beams. and my dad and I went out for pumpkin milk shakes at artic circle while my mom and brother took tess out trick or treating. After all the trick or treaters were gone we watched Hancock. It is really funny and my mom and dad are hilarious to watch movies with. While Josh was gone I was able to deep clean our apartment and re-organize some things. It feels good to have a clean house. Saturday morning my friend Julia and I went to Yoga for a couple hours and then I made us some lunch and we got to spend some time together chatting. I went to a wedding for a friend (alone) and saw my good friend from way back in middle school and her husband and they were nice enough to let me hang out with them for the night so I wasn't lonely. Josh got back at midnight and then it was daylight savings so I guess he really got back at 11. It was so nice to have him back. I will have him write up a blog about his last interview. I hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Scabs and Toenail clippings
Witch's Brew and Worms
My Mom was a vampire Tess was a Kitty