Thursday, October 30, 2008

Eight Months



Not much to report except getting closer!

Our countdown is the same countdown to christmas day, so is everyone ready?

Friday, October 24, 2008

I think I was tagged!

I think I was tagged to give 6 fascinating facts about myself(unless Lindsey has another blogging friend Megan) I will go for it anyway! This isn't going to be easy!

1. I have learned in the past year and a half not to fear my kitchen! I have never loved to cook or do much in the kitchen, but I am actually learning to like it and some weeks, I enjoy it. I finally have some recipes that are favorites and one of them is in the oven right now.....banana chocolate chip bread! I love finding the foods that Sawyer loves and enjoys making with me!

2. I really enjoy coffee! I am taking a break from caffeine during pregnancy as it makes me feel weird, but it is something Zach and I look forward to everyday. I like to make mochas at home and save $4 a day! It also brings great joy to Zach as that is his breakfast! my favorite is white peppermint mochas with little candy cane pieces!

3. I absolutely love fall! it is my favorite season! Growing up in AZ, I didn't get to experience the change of seasons except hot to kind of colder. I love taking walks and seeing changing colors, smelling wood stoves that are starting to be used, pumpkin patches and the chill in the air!

4. I am a new snowboarder. Last year was my first season and in spite of all the bruising, I really loved the challenge of a new sport! I skiied since I was 6 years old and when I am asked to compare the two, I have trouble. I really like to be good and not fall and tackle any part of the mountain, but not wearing ski boots could possibly top that list! I'm hoping I'll get a few runs in this winter after the baby is born...I might be dreaming. Oh yeah..my snowboard is the girliest thing you have ever seen, thank you hubby for that!

5. I'm thinking if I left my hair alone, it would all be gray. I struggle with the vanity and cost of having it colored, but I really enjoy it right now and it is a special treat. (I need to clearly state that I don't think gray hair looks bad as most of my family is blessed with it, but I'm just not ready to go there yet!)

6. I have been a scrapbooker since 1996 and have a huge collection of scrapbooks. i love the creative outlet. With that being said, I have really enjoyed blogging! I like that my pictures can be caught up to the minute and my thoughts can be shared while they are fresh in my head. I like that family from a distance can see what we are up to, where my scrapbooks just sit on the shelf rarely looked at. I am trying to figure out how to publish my blog and have it bound somehow. Let me know if anyone knows how to do it!

I'm going to tag Jenny, Tricia w, mary, sherry and breanna are you up for the challenge?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Salmon, Sonic, Soccer, and Sparklers...oh my!







On Saturday, we went to the Coleman Fish Hatchery, Return of the Salmon Festival! This is one of Zach's favorite local events, I think it is pretty cool also. Every year the salmon come back to the place where they were born(I think they are gone for 3 years before they come back) Pretty much, they spawn and die. Sawyer was very intrigued by the whole process...can he be any more like his dad?


After our festival we went to Sonic for lunch and headed to Sawyer's soccer game. I dreaded the 2:30 game as he still needs a nap, but he manged to keep it together. Once again our little team got slaughtered, but fortunately they don't seem to mind too much as long as they get their special team treats at the end.


We finally got home for a little rest and then went to the 4th of July fireworks show. Yes, 4th of July was cancelled here due to so many fires in our area. It was awesome! It wasn't hot or too crowded. It seems ironic to have hot chocolate at a fireworks show. Redding never lets us down! The fireworks here always impress!

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So, a very long day, but definitely fun!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkins!




Zach and Sawyer were very successful growing pumpkins this year! The pumpkins actually overtook our whole garden and most of our other crops died due to the major takeover! They have been picking pumpkins the past few weeks and we still have a few more growing. Today we decided to see if we could actually do something useful with them. I thought I should at least try, since they spent all that time growing them. Sawyer picked 2 pumpkins just the right size and we cut them, cleaned them, cooked them, scooped them, mooshed them, mixed them and cooked them again! I had enough mixture to make 2 pies, but only one pre made crust, so I broke down and made a pie crust. We just finished sampling and it was surprisingly really good!

Baby Buzz update

Just a quick note: We went to the Dr. yesterday and had another Ultrasound. Everything is looking great, the baby is healthy and strong and is definitely a boy! No question on that! He is head down(he can still flip, but Dr. seemed to think he would stay there). We are so thankful that God is protecting this little guy and growing him. Zach set up our crib while I was gone and it is starting to seem pretty real! I love walking by the room and catching a quick glimpse of the baby's special place!

Back From the Land of Mickey Ears!






We finally returned from our trip and have gotten around to posting some pictures. We spent Sunday at the California Adventure Park and then to Disneyland on Monday. Sawyer did great on Sunday and enjoyed the fastest rides the most! By Monday he was a pretty tired and we broke down and rented a stroller. The highlight rides are Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear Astroblaster and the new Toy Story ride. Rides that were a bust include Finding Nemo, the 3-D bug's life show, and the Monster's inc show. Zach was our main rider since I wasn't able to go on many of the rides. The next day we loaded up and went to the beach. It was a perfect sunny beach day and the kids had a great time!


We drove to AZ the next day and had a great time hanging out with family! We feel very blessed to have the family we do and miss them so much!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Going to the Magic Kingdom

Tomorrow we leave for Disneyland! We are very excited to bring Sawyer for his first time! Zach and I haven't been there for 10 years, so we are actually pretty excited also! I'm sure I'll have pictures to post when we return, so stay tuned!