Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween! I was especially excited that Karter and Ty could be Batman and Robin. And don't you love that Kollan is a "military guy" for the second year in a row? Trick-or-treating kicked off last Saturday at the Candy Corn Carnival at our church. Then today we went to the Med Clinic (along with all the kids on base) for trick-or-treating to all of the different clinics. Karter especially loved handing out candy at the Optometry clinic with Daddy. He said it was better than the trick-or-treating. And to finish off the night we went out in our neighborhood and it was perfect weather!! I was so happy- the last few days have been surprisingly warm, and last year we froze when we went out on Halloween. So, excepting Karter being a bit sick with a cold, it was a perfect day!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scarecrow Festival!!

Trip to Utah!

While Kollan went to a Conference in Anaheim, I drove the boys to Utah, and we had way too much fun! We stayed with Grandma Bell which is always lots of fun- painting pumpkins, reading stories, and playing games. We also got to go to the Scarcrow Festival at Thanksgiving point (next post) with Grandma Arritt and Aunt Kelsie, plus see lots of other family and friends!! What a great time! This third picture is outside of Los Hermanos (yum!) where we went with my friends from college who I miss so much- it's a picture of Karter with Taya, who he loved to play with. The first two pictures are at Chuck-E-Cheese! We went there for lunch one day with Aunt Kelsie, and Karter had a blast! I could say that he was very spoiled this trip, but the truth is- we all were. It was great!

Friday, October 24, 2008


5 things I was doing 10 years ago

1. I think I was a Sophomore
2. Piano Lessons
3. Drivers Ed
4. Orem High Lacrosse!
5. Lots of art classes

5 things on my to do list today

1. Laundry
2. Find a Batman Costume
3. Clean
4. Library Storytime
5. vacuum

5 snacks I enjoy

1. chips and salsa
2. chips and cheese dip
3. chips and guacamole
4. doritos and cottage cheese
5. let's just say, I like snacks involving chips

5 things I'd do if I were a millionare

1. Help those less fortunate
2. Travel
3. buy an awesome house close to family
4. Take lessons (dance, guitar, painting, etc)
5. Hire a chef!

5 places I've lived

1. Utah (orem, american fork, lindon, taylorsville)
2. Idaho (rexburg)
3. Oregon (banks, cornelius)
4. Washington (steilacoom)
5. Wyoming (cheyenne)

5 jobs I've had

1. maniquin cleaner for American Red Cross
2. KFC
3. Kinderland Day Care (best job EVER!)
4. Western Watts (surveys)
5. Target

5 people I tag

1. Katie Bell
2. Rachel Loser
3. Rachel Watson
4. Sarah Pacheco
5. Cali Hawkins

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Something good about the cold

So, as the weather starts getting colder I've felt the dread of winter approaching. Last winter was just so cold and WINDY that I didn't feel like I could ever go outside. But I've decided to try for a better attitude, and Elder Worthlin's conference talk keeps coming to mind- "Come what may and love it." It's going to be cold and it's going to be windy and there's nothing I can do to change that, so why complain right? So I decided that I'd try to post some good things about the cold every once in a while.
Today- it's hats. I just love my little guys in their cute winter hats. And they couldn't wear those cute hats if it were summer, right? Right!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

So, this post is very late. Kollan and I celebrated our 6th anniversary back in August, but I figured I haven't posted anything for a while, so why not? Pictures without our kids in them are pretty rare these days. Let's face it, pictures of Karter and Ty are just more fun and much cuter. But Karter did take this picture and I thought he did a great job. It was shot right before we went out on our date (those are also pretty rare these days so I'd better document it, right?). We had a great time and I'd like to publicly say how much I love Kollan- he's the best and I feel like the luckiest girl ever!