Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Apartment photos

Kelly found this Praying Mantis in our stairwell.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Burr Oak Acorns

Trunk or Treat

We had a really good time last night. Good chili and it was fun to talk to some new friends. The truck next to our car had a fun game that the kids would play so we got a lot of business. Kelly passed out the candy and Clara ran around all crazy like. I could have really used a tripod...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

More Brown Bag Lanturns

The quote "The goblins will get you if you don't watch out!" is from a poem written by James Riley named Little Orphan Annie. My Dad would recite it to us before bed. It is one of my favorites. Read it! It is perfect for Halloween.
As I was taking the first photo the "Watch Out!" bag caught on fire. I guess I will have to make another and be more cautious.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Yesterday we went down to Newport Beach with the Evans. Clara has a new favorite word is boat! So I took her on the Farris Wheel so she could get a better view of all the boats around Balboa Island. Then we all had lunch and played in the sand. It was chilly but we still had a great time. I was glad that we could do something together with our husbands!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Brownbag Lanterns

I have been making these the last three years for Halloween. Fun, cute and low cost. If you want to try them be sure to put the bag seam down the back. I double up the bags so you can glue the details on and you can't see the candle. I am not a great drawer so I use templates and trace the patterns on. I think I am going to make more. Try it!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Candy Corn

Even though it is October you would never know it was suppost to be fall. Happy Halloween anyway.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Funny Tag

HaHaHa. Normally I don't do tags but I was curious when my sister in law Stephanie asked me to do this one. This is how it works.
You go to My Pictures
and into your fourth folder
and click on the fourth photo in that folder.
Now describe it.
I am just giggling my little heart out at how funny this is. This is Kelly at his BYU-I Graduation. I must have not been looking through the view finder. I think it is hilarious where I cropped off his head and hand. Right through the eyes and his hand looks stumped. I guess this shows how hard of a time I have deleting photos.
I would love to see Brother Clark, Brother Atkinson, Jon, Andy, or Julie do this tag.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


I thought the first photo was interesting because on the left it is mostly gray and on the right there is sharp contrast. On the second I like the symmetry and how the leaves silhouette at the bottom.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

To Grandma

You read me a book. You sing me a song. You smile when you see me too. I wish every child in the whole wide world had a Grandmother just like you! Thanks for taking the time to see the fish and boats, shopping and watching conference! We had a great time and miss you already.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Storm Drain

Mt. Baldy

The last several Wednesdays Clara and I have been getting together with my good friend Michelle and her son Coleman. We have gone swimming, had dinner together and gone to Bonelli Park. Today we went to a waterfall by Mt. Baldy. Coleman started playing in the water no problem but Clara never really warmed up to it. Actually she was only really happy eating snacks on my lap and playing at there house. So no cute photos of her getting soaked, only Colman! He is so fun and adventuresome. Thanks for showing us around Michelle!