Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quick Trip

Cami and I made a quick trip to Mesa last Friday for supplies. We enjoyed a little time at the mall, had Olive Garden for lunch, went to Costco and stopped by Cole's soccer game.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Leaves

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So Long, Farewell

Jake passed away yesterday too. No more dogs. The kids are dealing with it well, just sad. It's crazy to think that they all died so quickly. At least they're not suffering anymore.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Tiger didn't make it either. He just died this morning, and the kids don't know yet. So sad. Jay was with him all day yesterday, and he finally locked his jaw and refused to drink anything. Jake is pretty bad too. Not sure if he'll make it either.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Jake and Tiger

Here's Jake
And Tiger and Jake wrestling

And then she's gone...

Apparently Bella's shyness and calmness wasn't just shyness and calmness. We think that by the time we got her- just a week ago- she had parvo. She died yesterday. I found her out in her cage. Not fun. Maybe we'll get another dog. Today Tiger started showing signs of being sick as well, so the cage has to be moved, and everything disinfected. So sad.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Leaves Are Falling All Around

So many fun things to do with leaves.

Swimming in November

Yes, we're still swimming. We swam Monday night for family night. The water was wonderful.


I don't have any pictures yet, but we brought Jake home with us from Mesa. He's a French Brittany. Yes, another dog. He's really playful. He obeys better than Bella so far. And Tiger is getting huge. So, right now we have:

2 cows (Oreo already got butchered and will be eaten for Thanksgiving)
3 rabbits
3 dogs
2 kittens
Countless chickens and ducks

Plus the occasional skunk, squirrel, snake or bat.

Jay called me on Saturday while I was in Mesa and asked if I wanted to bring back a friend. I thought he meant a human. He meant the new dog. I bought a plastic tub for him to ride home in, but he kept jumping out. Just what I needed. Another distraction on my drive home. As if 8 kids weren't enough. I had to keep one hand on the steering wheel and one hand on Jake almost the entire drive. Not to mention the fact that I had to stop 3 times to feed an unhappy Suzee. It was a long drive home. And by the way, I don't even like pets. Jay owes me.

Mesa Day

Grandpa gave everyone a motorcycle ride around the back yard.
Karen gave 5 haircuts.
Brent and Jones
Rachel and Lilly
I took the kids to Mesa Saturday for haircuts and to see Brent and Errin before they move to California.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hydrogen Peroxide

Remember that time last week when I tried to get a measuring cup out of the cupboard, and I accidentally spilled an open bottle of hydrogen peroxide on Suzee and myself. Typically that would be no big deal, but this bottle has been without a lid for quite some time, and had become "oxidized" or something. I rinsed right after it happened, but about 20 minutes later it BURNED! I called Jay who looked it up on the internet, and it said the only way to stop the burning was to flush for 15 minutes. Who has 15 minutes in the middle of dinner with 8 hungry children? I got plates served and then got Suzee and myself in the bath. Our feet and legs were getting round white patches where the hydrogen peroxide has spilled on us. Luckily, after the bath, the burning, and eventually the white spots, went away.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Meet Bella. She joined our ever-growing family yesterday. She's about 8 weeks old, and she's a Great Pyrenees. Mix that with Tiger the LabraDane, and you get one large dog. Tiger is happy to have a friend to play with. So far Bella is very shy and calm with the kids.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009

Abbey the baker
James showing me his tiger tail
Emma the sorceress holding Suzee the ladybug

Lilly the cowgirl
Brook the duck
Waiting in line to go fishing for candy at our trunk-or-treat.

Lilly, Abbey, James, Brook

Emmy, Audriana, Emma and Bob

Janna the China girl (she made up her costume last minute)

Our ward soup dinner before the trunk-or-treat
Me- the Red Rider. The costume was hot... as in warm.