He just ran all over, jumped in the deepest drifts and kept eating the snow. He just played in it for ever, running trough it and flicking it in his face. Tyson and I of course were freezing so we just wanted to go back inside. Oscar just kept playing thoughand didn't seem to mind the cold and the wind at all.I'm glad that he likes the snow because it looks like we are expecting a lot of it over the next week and beyond. Good for Idaho, bad for driving.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The classic coming out of the temple shot...
Just a sweet picture....
By this time the rain was getting a bit heavier...you can see the rain drops on Tyson's jacket.
We ended up needing an umbrella...
So, it has been a year, we haven't killed each other yet so by all accounts everything is going great. It really has been wonderful, so much has happened and so many things have changed. We've gone from being two single people concerned with our own little lives to a married couple with a mortgage and a baby on the way. I love my husband and I am so grateful for him!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I got excited as the primaries got into full swing, but by the time that Idaho's primary came around my favorite candidates and withdrawn from the race. At the end of the process I was utterly disappointed. I was left with two major party candidates whom I did not feel like I could support. I decided that the I would wait it out and see who the vice presidential candidates would be and perhaps that would help sway me. When Obama chose Biden he was out of the running for me. I don't trust Obama, but I hoped he would perhaps make a good choice. His choice however could not have been worse as far as I am concerned. There is not a single senator that I dislike more than Joe Biden. So, I waited for McCain to make his choice. I was excited when he picked Sarah Palin. I don't care what you say, I like her. However, she was not enough to sway me. I don't trust John McCain either.
So, my dilemma. I have to vote. I always say that if you don't vote you'd better keep your mouth shut for the next four years because you've lost your right to complain. I had to vote, but I couldn't decide what to do. Do I go with the all too common lesser-of-two-evils option, pick a third party candidate (I didn't really like any of them either), or just opt out? I made my choice about a week ago. I decided to go with another option. I picked None of the Above. I wrote in my candidate's name. He may not be on the ticket, but he ran and I still feel like he would be the best president. Living in Idaho I know which way the vote will go, so it won't really make any difference. I just feel like I need to be able to be proud of my vote, and in order to do that, I couldn't pick one of the options handed to me.
Friday, October 31, 2008
5 Years Ago:
1. I was working through my senior year at BYU
2. I lived in a very run down apartment, but I loved it! Good friends make all the difference...
3. I swore that I would never marry a Utah boy...
4. I lived on so little I can't even fathom it now
5. We made our annual Fall trip to Zions and I haven't been there since
5 Things on My List Today:
1. Go to the grocery store
2. Survive the work day without killing a few clients
3. Give our dog Oscar a bath and pedicure
4. Get some sleep
5. Actually cook something for dinner tonight
5 Snacks I Enjoy:
2. Most any fresh fruit
4. Ice Cream
5. Chips and Dip
5 Things I Would Do if I Were a Millionaire:
1. Buy 20 acres and build a new house
2. Quit my job
3. Spend one month every year in another country
4. Finish my masters degree and get my PhD
5. Open a private school
5 Places I have Lived:
1. Blackfoot, ID
2. Boise, ID
3. Provo, UT
4. Auburn, CA
5. Sacramento, CA
5 Jobs I Have Had:
1. Day Care Worker
2. Student Manager at the Creamer on Ninth
3. Server at Brick Oven
4. Account Manager for Market Research Firm
5. Insurance Producer
5 People I Tag:
3. Becca Clawson
4. Tamara Kelm
5. Rachel Fisher
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
So, this last Saturday, fo the first time since we have been married, Tyson and I went shopping together to get something for me. I needed a new purse, my birthday was over the weekend, so I decided it was time. So, we went in and wandered over to the purse section and I proceeded to browse through the selection. I'm rather picky about my purses so I was taking longer than usual. The problem was, that in the purse area they have all of these little islands that are about five and a half feet tall on which they display more purses. I'm only 5'5" so I could not be seen behind these. My poor husband, one the other hand, is 6'4" and was perfectly visible. It was actually very entertaining to see the way that people looked at him. Here is this somewhat rough looking guy standing around looking and purses and pulling them off of the shelf (they were up high and I couldn't reach them). He really could not have looked much more out of place and he knew it.
It was just to funny because we had never gone shopping together to get something for me before so he wasn't quite sure what to do with himself. I was informed that from now on, whenever we go shopping for me, I need to wear heels so that I can at least be seen over the top of the racks.
It may have been a little uncomfortable for him, but I came out of it with the greatest purse ever and a nice little laugh.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Unfortunately, now Oscar is a little down because the frog that he used to lay his head on as he slept it now just a flat mat with two large plastic eyes. Maybe I need to find something new for him...
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
On our way home from the zoo we also made sure to stop by Tyson's Grandma and Grandpa Spencer's home. They are always a lot of fun to visit with.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Our next project was something that I have wanted to do since we bought the house but I couldn't do it on my own. Again, I put Tyson to work. We pulled out (yes, I did help) the old rose bushes that ran along the sidewalk and moved them over in front of the house. They were beautiful bushes, but I hated where they were located. Three of the bushes are over fifty years old so you can imagine how large they were. What a good husband I have. We started putting in a border to create some beds, but as you can see, it still isn't finished yet.So, after he finished moving the roses Tyson tilled up the dead area around our front lawn and up where the rose bushes were (poor guy, never gets a break). The lawn was very uneven so we were able to level it all out and till under the dead weeds. Once we get back from our trip to Utah next week we'll put down some grass seed in the areas that we tilled up and also in the existing lawn to thicken it up a bit.Once Tyson finished tilling I put in a border along the front of the property to create a bed that was about half as wide as the old bed used to be (see, I help). Once I finished that I planted some new Nandina, heavenly bamboo shrubs that I believe we will like so much better. They aren't as thick and bless them, they are evergreen. Not really, the leaves turn red in winter, but they don't fall off until new green grown replaces them in the Spring. We went looking for five more because the ones we have are spaced out a little far, but every nursery in town is out of them. I guess we'll have to wait until Spring.Our other project that we just finished was putting in a bed on the southwest corner of our house. It was just kind of dead space so I thought a raised bed might look nice. I'm still not sure what all I will plant there, but I did find two beautiful hibiscus plants which I placed on each corner. I need to find a nice item to put in the back corner, if anyone has suggestions let me know. In front of this bed we'll continues the shorter bed that runs all the way around our house (or will once I finish putting in the border).
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I hadn't posted an update on our garden lately, so here it is. My garden is insane! By the 4th of July our corn was taller than Tyson and it is just getting taller. It is producing well though. We are having some of the corn for dinner tonight and one of our cantaloupes as well. I took over a dozen tomatoes to my parents yesterday because I had more than I could use and I have dozens of jalapenos and bell peppers. This is fun! More fresh veggies and less money spent at the grocery store. Tyson and I finally decided how we are going to do our garden beds next year so I can't wait to get those put in this Fall.
This next picture is just for fun.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I was asked yesterday what we were growing so here's the run down. Behind the corn we have a cantaloupe, then of course the corn. In front of the corn we have a cherry tomato and a cucumber. Then there are six more tomato plants, one of them being a yellow pear variety. In front of those are our peppers, red and green bells as well as a jalapeno. You can's really see them in this picture, but in front of the peppers are our onion plants. Our primary purpose in planting our garden this year is to be able to make salsa this fall, everything else is just for fun and to save us money at the grocery store. That and to have tomatoes untainted with salmonella.An then of course, there are my flowers. My petunias and daisies on my front porch are growing wonderfully and just getting more full and beautiful every week. We are finally supposed to have warm weather all week, so I'm excited to see where we are at in the next couple of weeks.
I had to put this picture up because I simply love the color of the roses on this bush. It is a little wild to Tyson is working on getting some starts going so that he can train a new bush that will give me the same vibrant orange color with fewer thorns.
Okay, this last one is where we laid some sod last week. This was where the dog run was and we moved that because we wanted to have a little more backyard and I also didn't want the run right up next to the garage anymore. I'm glad to see it all taking so well.