Monday, November 30, 2009

From Mom

99 things you've done. Bold the things you've done and post it on your blog.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower- sort of, it wasn't like a super great one

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain- I guess I've hiked in the mountains...haven't climbed a certain mountain though.

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo-duets yes solo no way

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea--in Mexico i saw a storm come in that's about it

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty--you can't go to the very top anymore, but I've gone as high as I can

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill--Felt horrible about it, but I was feeling like crap.

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb--prob...I've held a goat (kid)

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied--I'm satisfied with very little

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangeo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class--mini class yes

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching--went, but at the wrong time and didn't see any:P

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check--only because the stupid banks like to hold your money for like a week before putting it into your account!

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job--worst day ever

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House--(saw it from a distance does that count?)

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating--saw it done enough to not want to

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life--I'm sure we all have at one time or another

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby--SOON!:D

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Okay - who else wants to play?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Baby Alli


This year we stayed in Rexburg, Idaho for Thanksgiving. my brother (Aaron) was going to come up and visit and spend Thanksgiving with us, but didn't want to make the road trip alone. So we invited one of Chandler's friends, Eric, over instead.
May I just say that EVERYTHING I made turned out great! The only thing that turned out not so great was the pie we bought at Albertsons (yuck, don't ever get there fresh dutch apple pies). But everything else was great.
I made Ham, Loaded Mashed Potatoes,Cooked Carrots, Pasta Salad, Stuffing, and Cresent Rolls. All of it didn't take me very long and nothing was under or over cooked. It was a miracle! Normally there's that one thing that gets a little more done than you'd like, but not this meal baby! And I managed to not spill anything on the floor! Yay! Anyhow, I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious everything turned out. I just wish I would have either made my own pie or went with the more expensive frozen pie. Oh well, we don't need pie right.
I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of everything. We kind of just gobbled it all down :)We still have some leftovers though sense there was only 3 of us and I made about enough for 6.
So ya! That's my thanksgiving news. Wish we could have spent it with family, but it's all good. There's always next year.

Friday, November 20, 2009


I didn't video us doing the castings because I had my hands dirty with them and chandler was drilling holes in the buckets. I'm sure you'll see what we did later:)

Worm Video 1

The 1st video i deleted b/c it just shows him picking out the worms and this one only shows where he put them. the other videos are better.

Worm Video #2

Worm Video #3

Worm Video #3- just shows him weighing the castings.

REAL Worm Video #1

This is actually the first video from start to almost finish. The other two finish it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Things and Projects

Our new freezer. The Shelves are beside it. Talk about a freezer huh.

Things I'm going to re-upholster.

Blast From the Past

awww....I was SO CUTE !haha


I wanted to show you how bleached out my hair got in the summer when i was younger

Funny the pictures you can dig up hehehe

This was the year I got a rock stuck in my elbow:S

yaa...i was a goofball

Jake, Crys, Me& Aaron-The year crys was expecting Audrey

Chrissy, Me, Melissa, Ashley, Elahna, Marissa & Jenna (sorry if spelt wrong)

?, Margie, Keira, Glessie & Me-Stake Dance

Me & Lindsey Cooper

Can anyone guess who this guy is?
Me & Keira at a stake dance

Senior Pic

Me, Lindsey & Megan Cooper

Me and Elyse at Disneyland

San Diego Pictures. Me with the kids: Solly, Max&Ainsley

Me and Chan Dating:)

We were married in these two pictures I think.

engagement pic

Newlyweds awww

Not so distant past-our wedding day

Just a Note

Just wanted to add that sense those pictures were taken just a couple days ago I swear I've grained like 2 pounds of baby belly! It's getting more uncomfortable to sleep, bend, putting on shoes and socks sucks, and to do things like turn over, get up or get in and out of the car seems a little more uncomfortable. Pretty much everything's uncomfortable right now...prob. from now on I'd guess haha. My little body is already sore and I'm only in my 23rd week! Not to mention she's kicking extra hard now. I can tell she's bigger too because she's up higher in places she wasn't before. It's cool, but totally shocking how fast she's growing! By my appointment the 23rd hopefully she's no longer the "slightly small" baby. We'll see :)


Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Pictures!

I figured you might want to see some pictures of my HEAD with my stomach...these are HORRIBLE pictures, but my hair looks cute at least haha.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Digs & Christmas Stuff

Above: My Messy living room :P
I need to figure out where to put all my decor...

Chan's Fish Tank

My crazy Christmas Living Room

Ho Ho Ho...Notice Chandler being all "smart"
looking in all the pictures. haha

Part of my kitchen...Not very exciting right now.
It's much bigger than what you can see in this picture.

Our Very Colorful Kitchen Table

Upstairs Bathroom-boring...

Spare Room--Very sad looking right now.
I'm sure Kassie will do wonders for it when she's here!

Craft Room Bed (All made and everything)

Our Christmas Village (see video below)