Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Oh the joys of Halloween. This is Isabel's first Halloween dressing up, since last year she was a few weeks old on Halloween. This year she was a pink poodle. She loves this costume. Everytime I take it out of the closet she gets so excited and tries to hug it. It is very cute. I think she must know how cute she is in it and how much attention she gets while wearing it. She gets to wear it 3 times this year -- to the ward Halloween party, to our family Halloween party, and trick-or-treating. I know she will be pretty confused trick-or-treating, but Ryan will love the candy. I am trying to cut the candy out .... we'll see how that goes. But on that note, since Jan 1st of this year, I have lost 25 lbs. I am so proud of myself. So, Halloween = good times. By the way, I am dressing up as a Dog Walker. You can't go wrong with that costume. Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Jenny Phillips

For all of you who have not heard ...... Jenny Phillips and her husband Dan came to out Evening of Excellence this week. It was amazing!! The way I got them to come -- I know Dan. He was one of my teachers in the MTC. So, I contacted them about 2 months ago and asked if they would come. Did you know that Jenny gets booked for the whole year in January? I was amazed. Luckily, she said that since I know Dan, they would love to come. For our program we had 3 young women speak and then turned the time over to the Phillps'. They were great! They spoke, she sang, we all cried ... it was fabulous. I am so grateful for the spiritual experience we all had this week. I love Jenny Phillips! Her music is so wonderful. She sang songs from her new CD, coming out soon, and they were super good. I want it for Christmas. It was a really great evening and the young women loved it. It was a major success.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I belong in Rome too

I found this through Erika's blog and then someone elses...... long story short, I belong in Rome. I'm booking my flight right now.
You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Isabel's Birthday

Well, it was Isabel's Birthday last week. I can't beleive that she is one. It seems like she just came a few months ago. She had a lot of fun at her party. She got some fun gifts and made a huge mess of her cake. I, by the way, made her cake. I think it turned out pretty cute. I love cake decorating. Anyways, it was a fun day and we had a good time with family and friends. To all of you who came: thank you. To all of you who could not be there: We missed you. We love you all!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Only A Mother Could Love This Face

The other day I was wanting pumpkin cookies, so I make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Isabel was standing at my feet begging for a cookie, so I put her in her high chair and gave her one. She loved it! She also got chocolate everywhere. You know she enjoyed it by the chocolate all over her face. She's a funny girl.
On October 2nd Isabel turned 1 year old! I can't believe it. We are having a party on Saturday the 6th. If you would like to come, call me. I will probably put pictures on from her party later. More messy face pictures.