Thursday, October 30, 2008

Why I Love Halloween!

I love Halloween for the following reasons:

1-Cool decorations

2- Fun Parties

3- Great Candy!

I was sitting around the other day and figured out that those candy pumpkins made by Brach's are the absolute best candy of all time. Terry and I have gone through about 10 bags of those things since the middle of September. I always get freaky when I don't see them on the shelf at the store. The other day I was in Walgreen's and found them on sale for $1.00 a bag. Sweet!!

My least favorite Halloween candy is SweetTarts. I used to get mad when I was a kid when people would give apples or popcorn balls. Now people who give toothbrushes and stickers are lame. This year we are passing out Hot Tamales, Mike&Ikes, Laffy Taffy and Runts. Hope you come to see me!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

This is what I really want to be...

Halloween Candy Quiz

Halloween Candy Quiz

You are a Pumpkin Cookie

Like the pumpkin cookie you are both sensible and always welcome

Find out which Halloween Candy you are at

My Witch Name Is...

Your Witch Name is

Not So Ugly Witch

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What a great witch name! I thought that I would be Sharon- the Nasty & Mean Witch. Who knew?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sarah in a Bag...

We baby-sat Sarah last weekend while Devin and Angela went to Denver to the Bronco game. What a sweet girl! She is into everything and everything facsinates her. I took this picture after she had thrown everything out of her diaper bag and proceeded to sit in it. Terry laughed and laughed at her, but she loved that bag.

My Girls

One of the things that I am involved with is Activity Day for the Primary girls of our Branch. When I was first called to this position, I was overwhelmed and a little bit scared of Girls! Never having a daughter of my own, I thought that I would not be able to plan appropriate activities to help these girls grow in the Gospel. That has certainly changed. Planning a bi-monthly activity has been about as much fun as I had in Cub Scouts. (Those of you who know me, know that I had a blast in Cubs!).We've done a bunch of great things in the past few months-nature walks, mini-golf, Articles of Faith, and learning the Gospel Standards. Yesterday I planned a fun Halloween activity. We decorated t-shirts with Halloween decals and made "Puppy Chow", a quick and easy treat the girls can make for FHE or anything else. We also have our own blog called "Girl Power" that chronicles our activities.They love to look at themselves in our past activities and I've opened the blog so that they can post also. Thanks to those who post on the Yahoo activity day list, they have great ideas.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


It's a good thing that we have friends. Our friend Mike took Terry up in his airplane this morning to see the sights along the Continental Divide. If you look closely, you can see patches of snow from last year. This could be the last weekend that these views could be available due to a winter storm warning. We are expecting up to 12 inches of snow this weekend. The fall colors are really beautiful around here this year. I don't know why some years seem to be brighter, more majestic or vibrant than others. I've always wanted to do a fall color tour of New England, but maybe I need to stay close to home. Could it be any better?

Autumn in the San Luis Valley

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Moves

I thought that I would be really cool and try something different for my blog. So I got on the Twilight website, downloaded the widget and promptly lost my JibJab. Well, back I go to JibJab and find one that really is us. We met at a social Dance class at BYU. And yes-Terry did dress like that. In fact, I think I just barely got rid of some of his old clothes! He had some moves in those days-still has some of them left-just a little bit slower!

The Way We Really Were...

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I'll Be Ready...

OK... So I finally get it!!!

OK-I finally get it. All of you with your weird obsession with the Twilight series.(That means you-Tyanya and Angela!). I figured that if I wanted to see the movie, I should really read the books. So, in June I borrowed Susan's copies and began to read. I liked the first one-it just took me a really long time to read it. About a month ago, I started the second one, and now I am about half-way through #3. They are pretty good, although I still have times that my "dispension-of-belief" mode doesn't kick in. Vampires and Werewolves are not really my style, but the writing is good, and the character's relationships are pretty real. I guess that with everything that is going on in the world today, I just need a good ol-fashioned escape from reality!