Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Tuesday, December 4, 2007


We have problems because this little man:

Is OBSESSED with this movie:

We start this movie 4-5 times a day. He doesn't always sit through the whole thing. But that is one of the first things he asks for when he wakes up. I'm going crazy with the numbers of times a day he wants to watch this.

Isn't there more than one Curious George movie out?

House Pictures

Here are the house pictures I've been meaning to post. The front window to the left of the door is our bedroom and the other window is the living room.
There are two apple trees in the backyard which will be perfect for applesauce next year and we have grapes along the fence which made some good jam.
There's a large garage in the back - it has lots of room for Tim's tools! Right in front of the garage on the right side is our garden. And here's our new car - happy in its new home. We are so very happy with this car. We couldn't of gotten it at a better time.


I know the title says snow but first I had to post pictures of something Jayden did that was such a boy thing. A few weeks ago he had a lunchable and he was on the counter eating while I was cleaning. I look over and this is what I see - he has everything stacked and is trying to eat it. It made me laugh so hard, how do boys know to do those things? I'm convinced they take a 'How to be a BOY' class in Heaven. He was having a good time as you can see.

My next thing before I get to snow pictures is Jayden's big boy bed. We set it up the other night and he will play and take naps but hasn't make it through a night yet. Which is fine, I know it's still early.
My son thinks I'm crazy, he's always giving me this look when I'm taking his pictures. Silly boy.
Snow! We were excited for the snow. Sadly, Jayden hated it. He didn't want to go outside when it was falling and didn't like to walk in it and refused to touch it. He's a wussie. After having snow on the ground for a week I finally convinced him to walk outside.
I don't know if you can see but there is the "look" again.
He made it to the end of the driveway and wanted to turn around and go inside.

This last picture is just so you don't think I'm a bad mom for not putting gloves and a hat on my son. We have tried and tried and tried. We get the same results EVERY time.

Sad, so sad (translation: pathetic, so pathetic.)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Heather!!!

Today is Heather's 17th Birthday!!

I can't believe how old you're getting!

For those of you who don't know Heather you really should she brings a lot to the table.

She has a great sense of humor and is always making those around her laugh.

(Please don't kill me for posting these pictures)

She is a great aunt to my son.

She is a great sister - even if she was the reason my room was always messy.
She's very DEDICATED! If she decided to do something she does it 110%.
It's either all or nothing with her.
She's a great baker and makes my husband fantastic treats - this wins Tim's heart every time.
Dearest Heater ... I mean Heather, I love you and hope you have a great day. I'm grateful for your example and friendship. I'll see you soon!
Amanda (Tim and Jayden)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Dad got Elfed

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Papa Johns

Happy Day! My husband dearest works here again!!

I personally think that if you have to eat pizza this is one of the best places to eat from. I couldn't be happier that Tim is working hard and earning money and can bring home great pizza or breadsticks (mmmm good!!)

What do you think - where is your favorite pizza place? I must also say that Pizza Pipeline is a close second - especially now that we live near one again.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Look-a-like meter

Monday, November 5, 2007

Lots of Pictures

There are a lot of pictures I've been meaning to post so here they all are. Then I should be caught up with blogging at least for the month of October.

We went with family to Green Bluffs to get pumpkins - we made an afternoon out of it and got pumpkin donuts and walked around the farm. Here are pictures of Tim and Jayden selecting a pumpkin. Jayden was in awe at how many pumpkins there were - he wanted to touch them all.

It was a long day for him and by the time we left he had had enough. Here's a picture Tim insisted we take of his melt-down. (I think I have a few pictures of me when I was younger with this exact same face.)

We made Tim's favorite treat - pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Everytime I cook Jayden always wants to get on the counter and help stir. He had a lot of fun with this project. And I think Tim liked the end result as well.

Here is Jayden making his mad face. When he gets annoyed and doesn't like what you're doing this is the face you get. Tim was trying to tell him to stop playing with the light switch.

We went to the park one afternoon with my aunt and cousin and Jayden kept going down this climbing wall like it was a slide. No matter how many times I told him it wasn't a slide and showed him the slide he insisted on going down this.

Pumpkin carving with Daddy! Jayden liked to play with the electronic cutter (don't panic - we took out the blade.) And Tim just likes to carve the pumpkins - it's a boy job in our house.

Trick-or-treat! Jayden would just say treat please? We went to my aunt's ward's trunk-or-treat on Halloween night and then went back to their neighborhood to go door to door. Jayden loved the suckers - everytime anyone let him pick he always went for the sucker. His costume on the other hand he didn't like so much. He was a dragon (thanks grandma for the costume) and we had to trick him to get it on. Putting the hood on was too much to ask so he walked around the whole night like this:

Wow - I know that was long but now I'm all caught up! Happy Day!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Happy Halloween! I got the fun font here. Hope everyone has great holiday! I'll post pictures of Jayden in his costume after tonight.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Laurie!

Laurie is my sister-in-law. She is Tim's brother, Chris's wife and she is the BEST!
She LOVES her husband and family.
She loves running.
She loves anything science.
She loves a good movie.
She loves good food and has a sweet tooth.
She likes frogs.
Best of all she loves life and those around her. And in return those around her LOVE Laurie.
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Laurie
Happy birthday to you.
I don't know if she's ever seen this picture but I love it. To me it captures her personality, I've been saving it for something special. And her birthday is something VERY special.
Happy Birthday Laurie!!!
We love and miss you and hope you have a great birthday.
Tim, Amanda, and Jayden

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Eric!

Happy Happy Birthday Eric Dear
Happy Days will come to you all year
If I had one wish that it would be...
A Happy Happy Birthday to you from me.
I know that he's on his mission and won't be able to read this but Happy Birthday Elder Scott!
You have been such a great example to me - I love the choices you're making in your life. I'm so happy that you're on your mission and giving up your time for our Father in Heaven. I hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed all the cards you got (don't we have a great Mom for doing that?!)
Here's a picture I have from the cruise where the guy made you put on a tattoo - you resisted at first then fully embraced the challenge! Hope you don't mind me posting this picture.
And here's a more recent picture of you and a companion. I love you and love getting those emails you send every week.
Happy Birthday
With lots of love,
Your favorite sister.