Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vegas Vacation

Our dear friends Jessica and Brady Balls were able to come down and visit us this last weekend. It was so great to see them! They are a riot, and we had a blast with them. Especially as we cruised around the Strip. It was funny, we were just taking in the sights and we ran into a few locals. Luckily, we had a camera and were able to snap a few pics!

Yeah right, I wish we were that lucky! We went to the wax museum. It was still fun to run around and pose with the figures, although they could be creepy cuz they were so life like. Jess and Brady also brought their two dogs, so Tok had friends to play with all weekend. At first they were crazy just checking each other out, then they were an inseparable pack, constantly on the run chasing each other and toys, always wanting to play. It was hilarious - we spent a lot of time just watching them run around in the backyard. It was sad when they left, Tok walked around the house for 2 days looking for his friends and giving the saddest huskie face when he couldn't find them.

It was awesome to see them - I hope they had fun, too.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

baby shower

This last Saturday the ladies of my ward were kind enough to throw me a baby shower. It was a blast! Showers are always cute and fun because they are all about babies, but this one was awesome. There was, of course, great food and decorations, but the company is what made it so spectacular. The ladies of my ward are hilarious. We played a few games: match the animal as a grown up to the animal as a baby (ie: duck with duckling, sheep with kid) and remember all the stuff on the tray. But for me, the best games was the "Baby Powder Game." I'd not played this one before. There are a bunch of baggies all filled with a white powder. It was our job to determine what each powder was - and there were some doosies! Anything from flour and sugar to comet and dried milk! It was hilarious to see people try and smell or taste the powders to see what they were. (Play this game with caution - especially if you are using non-edible powders!)

The gifts were also wonderful. All the cute clothes and outfits - this poor baby will be my living doll just so I can dress him in all his cute new clothes. There was also things I didn't even think of, even after all my baby-must-have lists. Things like a thermometer for the bathtub or a bottle brush. They even have single serving packets of baby formula for on the road, like koolaid or crystal light! It was a great day, and I'm so thankful for such fabulous ladies in my ward who are so excited for this baby, too!

Thank you ladies!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

may we always remember...

We all know, we all saw...may we always remember why - freedom is not free!

Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than to be loved. ~ Cornelius Nepos

In the huge mass of evil as it rolls and swells, there is ever some good working toward deliverance and triumph. ~ Carlyle

May the Lord watch over and provide for our loved ones overseas (TJ is a Marine, he heads to Iraq next month).

(Taury is in the Army Reserves and heads to bootcamp next month)

And may the Lord watch over and provide for the families.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Baby Supplies

Thank you to everyone who has helped us out with getting ready for the baby. And thank you for all those who have asked what I still need or want. In order to make it easier, I have registered at Babies R US for stuff that we still need before the baby is born (34 weeks and counting!).

Feel free to check out their website and see what items we need. You can also have the items shipped to the house, as opposed to purchasing them and sending them yourself. (6344 Arlington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89107)

I'm so excited for the baby, and it warms my heart to see so many of you happy for us too!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Montana Perspectives

For those of you who don't know, I get all my teaching skills from my very talented parents. My father is also a teacher (high school spanish baby!! Como frijoles?) and my mother is a motivational speaker. Mom has been taking off with her speaking business: she's written a book, has a cd out, and has just gotten her latest website up and running, so I'm giving it a free plug.

With a unique Montana Perspective (hence her business name!) of working on the ranch, she talks about how to change attitudes, motivate employees, and more. She does a phenomenal job if you're interested in hiring her :-)

In the meantime, cruise by the website and check out her articles and newsletters - she's one in a million!