Sunday, October 21, 2012


A couple of weeks ago I was talking to David that I had a regret in my life.  I had never had really short hair and I would not want to be 70 years old and always wonder if I would have liked short hair.  I know that it is something super stupid to have a regret.  It is something that I can change and it won't hurt me or I won't be doing anything really wrong, so why not.
During conference one of the apostles talked about regrets.  He mainly talked about spending time with our families, but I just heard regret.  This is my only life I get and I want to at least try this so... I did it.  I cut my hair.
1.  I don't know if I love how it looks on me.
2.  How often did I really "do" my hair when it was longer, maybe 4 times a month.
3.  David claims that he likes short hair.
4.  I use less shampoo.
5.  I don't have any stray hairs all over my floor, tub, clothes, bed, everywhere. 
6.  I have no hair to get in my way while doing dishes, sewing, sitting, sleeping.
7.  I like the easiness of short hair.

I am getting used to it and like it more and more each day.  I know that my hair will grow into a cute hair style I can do.  SO... no more regrets.

Carter dancing at the BYU parade

My Dad's big weekend at BYU.

 We went to BYU homecoming for my dad's award.  We had a great week there with the whole family.  We went to the witches village and saw all sorts of fun halloween things and witches.  We bought a metal spiderman lunchbox and a blow pop gun, and a little purse with a kitty for Eliza.  I loved the vintage toys.

 At Bridal vale falls with the cousins.
 Eliza and Cassidy were inseperable.
 my cute kids
 My dads name on the plaque already.  We are so proud.
 The fancy luncheon.  We were so glad that kids weren't there.  David and I really enjoyed the dinner and was super excited for my dad.
 At the BYU homecoming parade.  Carter stole the show. He walked and danced around like that for about an hour.  He was super freaking cute.
My parents convertible in the parade. 
I was glad to go back to utah and see my family again.  I had to travel with the kids alone and it was pretty hard with Carter.  He wanted his own seat.  It turned out fine in the end but I don't  want to do that very often. 
Congratulations to my dad who is a great example to me.  He has touched so many peoples lives and helped so many.  He is always thinking of how he could maximize his time by helping others. 

Our fall

 Carter just had a Popsicle.  silly bean.
 Our house in the fall.  Beautiful red tree and a front door that is going to eat Fenton up.
 Our house is full of "door monsters".  I was ambitious one day.  the kids think it is silly but I think it is more for me.
 Fenton's door monter
Eliza's door monster.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Carter's few words

here is a link to Carter's first few words.  he is really starting to say words and copy.  it is such a fun time.  Some of his other favorite words that I didn't get was "shoe"  "pumpkin" "grandma".

The big D

 We went to a park downtown Detroit.  It is right near the water and you can see Canada.  Behind the kids is the big GM building.  We went on the "People mover" which is a odd version of the metro.  It only goes one direction and hits all the main places downtown D.  It cost only .75. It is fun for the kids and we get to have a quick sight of all of the D,,, ugly and all. 

 Near the park is a fun waterfountain and nice walkway along the river.  It is a nice place for a Saturday stroll with the family.

David took the kids fishing

 David took the kids fishing and got them all a special pole.  They had such a great time and they had caught one fish. 

Peach festival

 There was a fabulous peach festival about 30 minutes north of us.  We took the kids there on Saturday and they had a great little festival for kids.  They had gunnie sack race, which the kids came in 1st place, they had a book race, egg race, bouncy house, train, free lunch, balloons, wooden projects to do...ect.  IT was awesome and all for free.  The kids had a blast and it was such a beautiful fall day.  We bought some not so good peach cobbler and some peach ice cream. 

 They had snow white and Belle there and Eliza loved it.
 We had lunch on the street.  We are a good looking family.  Notice our backdrop is the tatoo and cigar shop... a little odd.

Eliza's first day of school

 Eliza is finally in Kindergarten. I feel like she has been ready forever.  She loves school and she loves being with her friends all day.  She was so excited to wear jeans to school.  The only bummer was that the 1st day of school was only a half day and she said she was bored.  She just wanted to go to a full day of school.  She goes to school until 3:30 everyday.  She was a little cranky the first couple of days after school because she was tired and it was a long day but she has adjusted well.  I thought it was funny because the 1st week the teacher really made a effort to get them used to not being with their moms so they read stories and made craft projects to remind them that they were ok.  They had a special table to go if they were sad or missed their moms or dads..... Eliza didn't even look back when she went to school.  Had no problem saying good bye to me.  She wants to go to school by herself and walk from the corner by herself.  She if very independant.  I think she is very special and I am a little sad to share my special person with someone else, but I know that this will make her even more special.

David's 32 birthday

David had a very uneventful birthday.  He was working the night shift that week so he came home at 8 AM and slept until 3:30.  Eliza came home from school and I quickly put candles on the cake, sang to him and ate cake and ice cream... then he went back to sleep.  We really didn't do anything exciting on his birthday but he and I went to the BSU Michigan State football game in August and had a great time.  I  told David it was his birthday present.
For his cake I made a oreo frosting and it turned out quite well.  Even he was surprised.
Happy Birthday David.