Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween from a cowboy and an elephant!

These two are something else! It's been so fun counting down to Halloween. Marshall has gotten really into it this year. We have eaten ghost and bat shaped pancakes and sandwiches for the last couple of weeks. He points out every skeleton, witch, and scary pumpkin (jack-o-lantern) he sees. Grandma Wallace and Papa Perry grew a pumpkin patch in their garden and Marshall is sure that every pumpkin in the world came from Grandma's house. It's so darn cute! He chose to be a " 'owboy" and he loves getting dressed up. When we were trying to get pictures it was really windy and he was worried about losing his hat. Marshall was either holding onto his hat, holding it at his side, or frowning... grouchily... in EVERY picture I took tonight. No worries though. He's such a cute little cowboy.
And no cowboy would be complete without his weapon of choice, and he undoubtedly know how to use that gun.
And then there was this sweet little elephant. From the time I opened this costume Tyler became my little elephant. It seems to suit him so well. He may not be as enormous as an elephant, but he has that adorable quiet quality... have you ever described an elephant that way? (It made sense in my head. I hope you understand what I mean.) In the last week he has mastered blowing raspberries and sometimes it even sounds like an elephant. It is so stinkin' cute! HE is so stinkin' cute!
Doesn't he look like he's ready to graze...? Good thing we still have these gorgeous weeds in our backyard. wink. wink.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In case you were worried too...

If you live in Wash. Co. the health dept. is having an H1N1 vaccine clinic tomorrow, Wed. the 28th at the Dixie Center from 1 to 6 or while supplies last. Kids 6 mo. to 10 yrs., parents of babies under 6 mo., pregnant women, and those with chronic c...onditions (I think, I kinda stopped listening to the recording) can get the shot. It sounds like they are getting new shipments weekly so if you miss out tomorrow, call the health dept. to make sure you make it to the next one. I've been kinda weary of getting the shot, but my doctor (who I trust VERY much...) assured me that if you get the regular flu shot there is no reason to be afraid of the H1N1 vaccine. He said, in fact, that because the H1N1 virus is highly contagious (more so than the regular flu) it is even more important to get this vaccine.

For the last few weeks, my sister in law and I have asked every credible source we could think of about the vaccine and couldn't get a consistent answer. Now, thankfully, the health dept. is offering some info...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Jerky Nazi is in town...

and he said "No Jerky for You!"

Bummer, I know. Colby is already talking about next year and the big one he's going to get. 51 weeks and counting.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Buck Fever!

I'm in love with this wooden gun. It was Colby's when he was little. His Grandma and Grandpa Tom made it for him and then restored it for Marshall. He carries it with him all the time and it has come in especially handy during the hunt this year. He holds it up, waits a bit, then says, "BOOM!" The other day we were driving the roads on the mountain and Marshall would say, "I see a deer. Marshall shoot the deer. BOOM!" So I pointed out a cow and asked him if he was going to shoot it and he said, "No. I'm nice." I cracked up.
Can you believe it? A family picture! I really don't like the way I look in orange, especially flourescent orange, but a family picture is priceless and has to be posted. (Thank you to my timer setting and the trailer that was right there.)
It was windy and cold on Kolob tonight. I'm so glad I remembered these fleece lined jeans I bought at Old Navy last year. The only other time we used them (snowmobiling) Marshall was cooking and I thought I would never actually have a need for them. They worked like a charm tonight.
Hopefully all the orange in these pictures sends the vibes out to all those bucks on Kolob so we can be home in the evening for a change. Can't wait for the jerky.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2 is still so close to Heaven

I've started to call Marshall the "sweetest little monster you've ever met." He can be so sweet or so scary. Usually sweet, but you know how two year olds are. Well, I want to share a sweet story with you.

The other day we were at my Mother-in-Law's house and Marshall was playing the piano. He would turn the pages of the Children's Song Book, play a little, and narrate the picture he could see. This went on for a little while and Connie and I sat talking and smiling about how cute Marshall was. Suddenly Marshall turned around with his arms folded and said "fold your arms Mom." He wanted to pray. So we took the opportunity to pray for a loved one in real need of support and a helping hand from our Father in Heaven. Once we were done he turned around to play more on the piano. After a few seconds he turned around with his arms folded again. We took the chance to pray for more loved ones. And then the whole thing happened again.

It made me smile from ear to ear to watch my little boy behave in such a reverent manner. I really felt like he was so close to the spirit and knew there were people close to him that needed an extra prayer full of the power that can only come from a sweet soul so close to heaven.

Monday, October 5, 2009

PARTY!!! All are welcome.

I'm hosting a Heritage Makers party at my house on Thurs. at 7 pm. I'm a little challenged and haven't learned to do links on here yet. I know everybody... it's SOOOO simple. I just haven't done it yet and don't have the time RIGHT NOW. Just go check out heritagemakersDOTcom. You'll love all their products. Then when you want to buy some, order them from my party. Thanks. I was told that all of their books have gone down in price, that anyone who attends a party gets a free 12x12 page, and 8x8 books (one of the BEST sizes) is on sale for $39.95. If you need something to do Thurs. night come on over and bring anyone you want to. Leave me a comment if you need my number or address. I hope you can make it!