Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pie Party

 We prepared for the Pie Party this last week.

On Friday, Hurricane said he didn't feel very well. I thought he wanted to stay home and help make pies. He went to school and after school we took him temperature - 101.6. He went to bed and wasn't allowed out or around any of us. His fever broke the morning of the Pie Party and hasn't returned. He reported that he only ate 4 pieces of pie and loved running around the backyard with friends.

Hurricane enjoyed being at the Pie Party and "set up" the table and pies at 10 am. When told he couldn't bring the pies out until 4:45, he asked how many hours until the event. We worked on telling time. He didn't report on how many pies he ate but made sure he had the first piece of Grasshopper Pie.
Previous to the Pie Party we made a list of pies we would make. The goal was to make 12 pies. Normally I make 36 pies. I made 15 different kinds of pie. We had 6 whole pies for left overs which Lance shared with people today after church.

On Veterans Day, I asked for the youth to come and help me clean our house and yard. Eight youth came and cleaned the inside and the outside of our home which took a huge burden off me to have a clean space ready for Saturday.

My college roommate traveled from Phoenix to come to the Pie Party. She has usually lived in Japan, Washington State, or Oklahoma. We are so thankful for all the people who came and shared their yummy food and friendship.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Adoption Profile

We completed our online profile for adoption.
The profile is to help someone get to know our family.

Please help us share our profile.
We would like to grow our family.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Old Man

Sweetheart said he felt old this year on his birthday. 
He asked Hurricane how old is OLD.

Answer: 50

He is here with his favorite cake
The only change this year is 
the peanut butter cup are cut up instead of whole. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Balancing Act

At school, Underfoot is learning about how levers and pulleys work.
His teacher took a picture of the balance beam his team made.
I love his smile.

Pony Piano Player

photo credit to B. Sullivan
 Hurricane wanted to wear his costume to piano lessons.
Later there was a musical to show off his skills.
When I looked at the piano, it was funny seeing a horsetail at the piano.

Monday, November 2, 2015


We were going to go for a Star Wars theme this year. 
The boys and I talked about our costumes as we were traveling over fall break.
The decision was made that Hurricane would be Yoda 
and Underfoot would be Luke Skywalker.
Then......we went to get the few details.
Hurricane found this horse at the thrift store, 
and he became a cowboy Sheriff with a horse.

This was my year because I was Princess Leia, 
and I had Han Solo by my side.
We got the blaster in the grocery store 
about an hour before trick or treating.

The boys went trick or treating with a neighbor.
We passed out candy together - Leia and Han.
When the boys were done, 
they were thrilled to pass out candy.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Provident Living: November

"The time will come that gold will hold no comparison to a bushel of wheat" 
Brigham Young
Journal of Discourses
An Address by President B. Young, 
Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 5, 1853.
Reported by G. D. Watt

My side note on the above quote: 
The entire talk should be read to understand this quote in context.

Spiritual Goal: Have personal prayers and scripture study

Provident Living Goal: Make a goal to reduce your family garbage by recycling.

Storage Goal:
  • 100 pound wheat/person
  • 1 #10 can juice mix with vitamin C/person
  • Hand/Shower soap
  • Light Bulbs
  • AT LEAST one month prescription ahead for all prescription medicine
72 Hour Kit:
  • soap
  • aluminum foil
  • infant needs
  • disinfectant
  • toothbrushes
  • shaving supplies
  • feminine needs