Friday, October 31, 2008

A Happy Halloween

A monk, a snowman and a rooster.... we had a great Halloween! This year we spent Halloween with the Gold's. Aaron and I frantically dug through my parent's old halloween box and found some costumes for the festivities. We carved our pumpkins, ate chili and lots of other food, then went trick-or-treating with all the kids. I think Tatton made it to 7 houses, not bad for his first go around, and he made out with quite a bit of candy which Aaron and I will most likely be eating! Tatton did get to eat a sucker on Halloween, a sticky, messy sucker compliments of Uncle Chad!! It was a fun night even though Tatton had no clue what was going on, next year will be even better when he's walking.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Where to Start

I have been a slacker lately. I've been meaning to get all caught up so here you go. We went to another football game up in Logan a few weeks back. Morgan won in case you were wandering. It was freezing, fun but freezing!!! Tatton was all bundled up in his snow suit, yeah it was that cold. We were able to sit with Skyler and Ashley and Kenadee who was I think with Grandma during this pic. She is so cute, I can't believe she's one already! Ashley her shoes were awesome. Anyway, we're glad we got to hang out with the Benson's, and visit good old Logan.

Royce and Lauren came home for a few days from Connecticut to visit. It was so good to see them! We decided to have Halloween while they were here so all the Tatton kids got dressed up for a little party. I think we're just missing the newest edition, Talon, in the picture. Cute bunch of kids. I was so pumped and surprised to see that my brother-in-law Brent put on his Barnie Fife costume. It was classic, he completely made my day. Just looking at this picture again makes me laugh outloud to myself.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vegas Pictures...finally!

Well I had a minute to put some pictures of the trip on here. Um, top to bottom, Tatton sleeping on the way down... being very reverant, our pad, Aaron on his way to testing all happy and excited, our walk later that evening when Aaron was not as happy, the pools and yes Aaron's toes, Tatton and I with his new hat that we found while down there. It actually says T-Rex so of course that was a must buy for the little guy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

10 years ago I was...

1. 14, living in Park City probably at a youth conference or something.
2. Had no idea who I was or wanted in life.
3. No bills, no hubby, no kids... no life!
4. In our 8th grade play The Sound of Music... awesome I know. Just a nun in the back, I cannot sing.
5. A nanny for the best family the McLaws. I love Brad and Chris, and their kids Jacob, Rachel and Sara. Chris became my best friend and I learned and grew up so much while helping them. Miss them a ton!

5 Things on today's "To Do" list...:)...

1. Catch up the blog.
2. Some laundry and cleaning.
3. Dinner early so that we can make it to another darn football game tonight.
4. Huh, my days seem so busy with so much to do but right now I am literally stumped?
5. Oh, go through Tatton's clothes and pull out all the too small ones, pack them up, and then unpack hand me downs from Robby and Kru. Unpack my winter clothes and pack up some summer ones

5 Things I would do if I were a Millionaire...

1. Keep most in a nest egg, and some aside for a boob job or lift after having all the kids.
2. Pay off Aaron's school and our WorldMark/Wydham Share.
3. Give a good chunk to a good charity.
4. Buy a nice home with property and fill it with everything Aaron and I have ever wanted.
5. School tuition for our kids.

5 Places I would like to visit....

1. France
2. London
3. A trip to the East including many states... Aaron's mission states, all the church sites, New York and just a bunch of places all over there.
4. Hawaii
5. Italy

5 Places I have lived...

1. Park City
2. Morgan
3. Logan
4. Clearfield
5. North Ogden

5 Jobs I have had...

1. 1st job: Deb's Spicy Pie... the old one pre-out of business location. Hopefully I didn't contribute to it going out?
2. Chad's Sprinkling, yup I know sprinklers. My brother Ryan managed the store, and two of my brothers and a cousin have worked there... kind of tradition I guess, good times.
3. Standard Plumbing, the only job I could find at the time up in Logan. I miss that town.
4. North Ogden Dental, surprisingly loved cleaning teeth and all that yucky stuff. I worked with my cousin who is a dentist there and it was a blast.
5. IRS, I like it better when I'm furloughed.

Thanks Nel, I tag Lauren, Katie and Ashley

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Well kids, sadly Aaron didn't pass the test. Tuesday was the testing, the written tests and then the physical test. Thursday was suposed to be the Oral Board Interview but he didn't get that far. He passed all the written tests just fine, and then started the physical test. He failed the bend and twist exercise, he had to do 15 in 20 seconds. You have to squat and touch an X on the ground, then stand-up and touch an X behind you to your left, then squat, then touch the X behind you to the right and so on. So he did 17 in the 20 seconds but he kind of pulled his back midway and so the last 4 he didn't touch the wall all the way so they didn't count them, therefor he got disqualified. Luckily he can retest next month, just the physical, he doesn't have to the written again.
When he came home and told me what happened my heart just broke. He was so upset and discouraged. My poor guy felt like such a failure so he's had a rough few days. But I told him to keep his chin up and it only delays us a month which I'm sure our Grandma's are just fine to have Tatton for another month before moving. Since we were in Vegas we decided to stay the next day like planned and have some fun before heading home. We hit the pools and then took a drive around town to apartment hunt. We found a really, really nice area that we fell in love with in Henderson called Seven Hills. We found an apartment complex that we also loved. It's just perfect! So hopefully it will all work out to move in a few months there. We left Wednesday night late so that Tatton would just sleep through the night while we drove. It took us so long to get down there with Tatton stops so we decided it would be much easier if we drove at night. We ate dinner at a very good Asian buffet on our way out... oh it was so good. I knew I married Aaron for a reason, we love stuffing ourselves with Chinese food. mmm.... Anyway, it was a good little trip and looks like we'll be doing it again next month! I'll post pictures later

Friday, October 10, 2008

Kids These Days...

So Aaron and I had a little scare thinking that kid #2 was on the way. Rest assured, I'm not pregnant. But I was standing in line at the grocery store buying that beloved pregnancy test which is still awkward for me I don't know why. So when I got up to the stand I put down the test and I think like a candy bar or something just so it wasn't so lonely. I kid you not this really young cashier, a girl, said "Oh how exciting. Or is it bad news? Oh I never know what to say to people with these." It took all of my might to keep my mouth shut, I just smiled. But in my head I was screaming "You don't say anything at all!!!" Honestly who was this girl and who raised her? Kids these days are a little worrisome at times. Anyway, just thought I'd share that with you...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

MySpace Countdown Clocks
Aaron goes to Vegas next week to test for the Police Academy. He better pass... wish him luck!!!


We have had Jayden, my cute little niece, again for a few days while Talon is being taken into the hospital and Challise recovers. Today I took Jayden and Tatton outside to take some fall pictures. This is a sneak peek of Tatton's Halloween costume... a handsome little rooster! Anyway, there were a few pics that turned out pretty cute but my favorite is them kissing. I told Jayden to give "baby" a kiss and surprisingly they both dove for each other. It was full on kissing cousins! I'm so glad I caught it, they'll appreciate it when they're older...

Friday, October 3, 2008


I've become very anti-Twilight series lately mainly because it's rediculous how much people are obsessed with them!! So I was determined that I would not read them. But the curiousity has gotten the best of me. I really just wanted to read them now to know for myself if they are really that rediculously good or if girls have just run wild about this Edward character. As usual yesterday I was gearing up my ipod for work which usually consists of movies, the office and some good music since my job requires not a whole lot of brain activity, and added what I thought was Twilight. It got about an hour or so into it when it got cut off... stupid limeware can be very untrusting at times. As for now, I'm trying to get it all downloaded still so that I can keep listening to it at work but it's not going well. I will admit that within the first little bit I have been intrigued enough to want to continue reading... we'll see

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jane Austen

So we came across some good news this week. If anyone has become obsessed with Jane Austen as I have, you'll be happy to know that her work has been done! My parents are on a service mission right now and every once in awhile they have to come home and research things talked about in church to find out if there was any false doctrine involved. Sunday's topic you ask... the work that Wilford Woodruff did in the St. George Temple for the signers of the Declaration of Independence which was somehow brought up in testimony meeting? Anyhow so after some extensive research following their meeting, we came to find out that not only were there the signers of the Declaration, but many many others including Jane Austen. This is an excerpt from his journal: “I will here say, before closing, that two weeks before I left St. George [Aug. 1877], the spirits of the dead gathered around me, wanting to know why we did not redeem them. Said they, ‘You have had the use of the Endowment House for a number of years, and yet nothing has ever been done for us. We laid the foundation of the government you now enjoy, and we never apostatized from it, but we remained true to it and were faithful to God.’ There were the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and they waited on me for two days and two nights. I thought it very singular, that notwithstanding so much work had been done, and yet nothing had been done for them. The thought never entered my heart, from the fact, I suppose, that heretofore our minds were reaching after our more immediate friends and relatives. I straightway went into the baptismal font and called upon brother McCallister to baptize me for the signers of the Declaration of Independence [total of 56], and fifty other eminent men, making one hundred in all, including John Wesley, Columbus, and others; I then baptized him for every President of the United States, except three; and when their cause is just, somebody will do the work for them.” Journal of Discourses 19:229, Sept. 16, 1877.
Wilford Woodruff’s journal later on tells more of the “fifty other eminent men – and women” – They were people like William Thackeray, Amerigo Vespucci, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, William Wordsworth, David Livingstone, Sir Walter Scott, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Lord George Byron, Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, Admiral David Farragut, and Robert Burns. Some of the women were Marie Antoinette, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Sarah Barnard, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sarah Kemble Siddons, Abigail Smith Adams - wife of John, Martha Wayles Jefferson - wife of Thomas, Dorothy Payne Todd Madison - wife of James, 10 of the eminent women were relatives of George Washington. There were 68 women (20 were not listed by name). Interesting huh? Now I just want to find out about Tom LeFroy's work...