Friday, October 31, 2008

Jack.....and the Halloween Party

We gave Jack a bath today. He really hates his bath time, but he has been molting so much lately and we read that we should bathe him once a week. So we have been alternating between his spray on oil bath and a water bath. He looks so funny when he is wet cause his feathers are all stuck together and he looks all skinny and little. He was freezing after his bath today so we put him on top of the vent in our front room. He was so cute, he started to fall asleep he loved it so much. Then when the heater would turn off he would look at us like "hey why did you turn that off, I was enjoying myself." So we had the heat up to like 75 just trying to keep it running so that he could get warm and dry faster. It was the cutest thing ever! Ok maybe not ever, but I get really excited about really small things.

Also, we went to a ward Halloween Party tonight that was the funnest Halloween Party I have ever been to, seriously! So we are heading over to gramps and grandmas house to hand out candy cause there is a parade down their street every year. As we pull onto their street there is a fire truck and two police motorcycles and about one hundred other people in costumes. It was totally awesome! The parade has a police escort around the block! So we handed out candy and then once every one was back from trick-or-treating around the block, there was popcorn, hotdogs, and all other sorts of sweets and treats at our friends house. We got some pictures of the various costumes people were wearing. Some of them are quite amusing!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Trailer!!

Saw this on Beth's blog. Had to share!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Personal Progress

Since I got baptized when I was 19, I never had the opportunity to go to young womens or participate in personal progress. I decided that there is no time like the present to start. So tonight I went to my first mutual activity. It was personal progress night, which is a night for us girls to get together and we do a personal progress activity so we can pass one of the things off in our books. Yeah so obviously I don't know all the technical names of everything but still, I had so much fun and can't wait til next month for the next activity. Becca helped us with a Mary Kay makeover and Emlyn gave a sweet lesson about inner beauty and that we should care more about what is in our hearts than how we look. She is so wonderful! Thanks Emlyn! I am so excited to continue doing personal progress! Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New calling...

Today we sustained Gerriss as the new Ward Executive Secretary. I am so excited for him to take on this new challenge, as I know he will do great. I have already noticed a change in his countenence since his sustaining earlier today. I am so proud of him for being a worthy priesthood holder and for the amazing example he is to me. I would not be who I am today without him. I know that this calling will be challenging and time consuming, but I know that he can handle it. I want to thank everyone for all of the continuous support that we have recieved through our trials and struggles throughout the years. We took the long road but Gerriss and I are back on the path (we hope) thanks to wonderful examples and, I am sure, many prayers. We love you all!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cutest baby ever!

Gerriss and I went to Colorado for the weekend. It was so wonderful to see Adam, Drea, and especially baby Caleb! We went out there in May when he was about a month and a half old, and since then he has grown so much. He is so adorable now that he has started figuring things out, and can make new sounds. He has such a wonderful personality! I can't wait to see him as he continues growing. Good job Adam and Drea on raising such a beautiful baby! Keep up the good work.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bump, Set, Spike

We have the best ward in the whole stake! Yes, that's right, we are undefeated! We have been playing ward volleyball for three weeks now and we are doing great so far. Tonight we played our singles ward, who was also undefeated, until tonight. The coolest part about tonight was that, not only are we the best ward but we also have the best Bishop. Bishop Black played tonight in suit pants, a dress shirt and a tie. Holy Cow! He is so amazing! Go Kimball Ward!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

$200 later

Last month Gerriss and I were saving for a few trips we are planning on taking this month and in February. So since we had to save so much for the plane tickets and stuff we decided to be as frugal as possible on our spending habits. Well, we learned that if you don't buy extra groceries for a month and only live off the essential items, it costs more the next month to replenish the extra things used up. So in the long run we didn't really end up saving that much at all. This month has just begun and we have already almost maxed out our grocery budget. I really need Richelle to show me how to get groceries for cheaper, and to use coupons better! If anyone doesn't know who I am talking about just check out her blog, and you can see how amazing she is at food storage and such. Oh well, at least we won't be eating mac and cheese every night again.