Wednesday, December 3, 2008


we went to Grandma Julees house this year my family was all there and my dad went down to salt lake to pick up Grandma Joy it was nice having her there she doesnt drive so she cant just come visit unless she has a ride.
Everybody helped with dinner even the "lazy kids", as Amy called them, went to the store and bought four different kinds of rolls.

here is my father carving the yummy turkey!

while i was preparing my dishes for dinner the night before mickey and Dahlia wanted to help so i put a chair next to the counter for them to stand on and make............well something. it had water and sugar and flour, i think.

this is what dahlia does when i tell her to smile.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Manny's Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the books and stories that go along with it, especially if they remind me of the true meaning of christmas. Mannys Christmas by Kyle Crane is one of those. If you have ever felt like Christmas is an obligation or is overwhelming or hurried. this book will help you find the grace and joy of christmas again. or if you just like to read christmas books. it took me about fourty five minutes to an hour to read, so it is just short, but to the point. read it, it will make you feel good. thanks Brittany!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

headaches and blessings

this is our new water heater. that we HAD to get.

last weekend we went to salt lake to finish up a huge painting project, we came home sunday morning to get ready for and go to church, I was still out in the car in front of out house when I heard it.... and at first I thought the battery in our smoke detector had gone out. you know that annoying beep.....beep.....beep, really loud? by the time i got the kids and came in the house Jason had found where the noise was coming from. It was this little gadget here.

It is a Carbon monoxide alarm, and i highly recomend everyone get one and if you do have one make sure the batteries work. It saved my life and my families life. we would have not known there was any problem at all with out it. so we called the gas co. and they said they would send some one over asap, but i did not feel comfortable staying in the house and especially did not want the kids in it. so we left jason there with all the windows open to wait, for what turned out to be an hour, for the "gas man" his little detector gadget thing shows the levels of co2, the highest level being 4000. with all the windows open the level was still 4000 in our house. he said it was the coming from the water heater, ours was twelve years old and had some corrosion so the co2 was leaking instead of going out the top pipe thing. he told us to have a plumber come look at it, so i called a guy in our ward i had only met once who is a plumber to come look at it, he came that day after church and said he could get us a new one for a really good price.
My parents just replaced their water heater too, and they installed it themselves and it still cost them about twice as much as ours did and this guy installed it for us too! what a great guy!

this is mickey and Dahlia playing in the box tghat our new dryer came in while dad was installing it, they were laughing and giggling. it was there house.

thats right we got a bran spanking new dryer! our old one that we bought of the side of the road a year and a half ago finally went out, thank heavens, it was ruining our garments.

Oh yeah we got a new washer to go with it, front load, so it is more energy efficient, I am now a little green! these can be stacked to wich we hope to do in the future, I want to eventually redo my laundry room, to make the space in there more useful.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008



Monday, November 10, 2008

Baby Jane

This summer when the Grandma and Grandpa Torg came up for the "cruise in" apparently Grandpa told Mickey that this old house was the "baby Jane house" I know this because mickey would always ask to go see the baby Jane house. At first I didn't know what he was talking about, but then he told me that Grandpa had shown him the baby Jane house and he would point the the direction of where we parked when we went to the cruise in. So after driving around, we found this house. For those of you who don't know baby Jane is scary! there was a way old movie called what ever happened to baby Jane, i think was the name of it. Any of Jason's siblings or cousins would know the real name so correct me if i am wrong.
Well Bobi had a volley ball game at Logan High which just happens to be right across the street form the baby Jane house. I parked in front of the house and Mickey got nervous, I wanted to get his pic by it so we could show grandpa Torg. he was really nervous about turning his back on it. and kept yelling at Dahlia not to get close.

this was the best picture i could get, but notice he is on the far end of the side walk, closest to me

this was before when i couldnt get him to stand on the sidewalk or turn around for a picture, he was trying to see baby jane in the window.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


On halloween night we both took the kids trick or treating. we were so glad for the good weather, no coats to cover up costumes! Jason was Jason from Crystal lake, Dahlia was a balerina.

Mickey changed his mind five or more times on what he was going to be until Jason convinced him to be a mummy. first he wanted to be a car, then frankenstien, then a mummy, then a scare crow, then back to a mummy.

oh and i was a witch, thanks to Megan letting me barrow her hat.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

sugar cookies

We have a tradition in my family to make sugar cookies, the only problem with our tradition is it is not firm or ever the same, but we love to make, and frost sugar cookiesaround the holidays. sometimes it is valentines day, christmas or this year we did Halloween cookies. Sometimes everone helps some, sometimes its just a few of us, and sometimes its just my mom and I, it is more fun when more people help! this time it was my mom and I and kind of Mickey and then Kyle came home and helped decorate a few too.

above is the ghost Mickey frosted. Before he picked it up for the camera, it had a lot more sprinkles on it!

Dahlias first home made sugar cookie

she liked then so much she wanted more!

Monday, October 20, 2008

no really, thank you

My kids are so lucky! they have two of the best grandmas ever! Grandma Torg and Grandma Julee make the holidays fun, I am so grateful we are able to live within driving distance of both grandmas.

Both grandmas have lots of fun costumes at their house that Mickey loves to try on. Dahlia gets to too, but not sure that she LOVES it.

I told you about the fun halloween package Grandma Torg sent with the movie, and halloween pajamas for the kids, slippers and hair accesories for Dahlia, candy pencils, erasers and more! We get packages from Grandma Torg often because she lives in Salt lake and cant just drop them off herself, it is always a good day when we get a package!

When ever Grandma Julee comes this month she brings her halloween bag, wich contains halloween surprises for the kids, such as costumes, masks, treats, stickers, flannel board game, books and more! one day she brought crete paper and lanterns to decorate mickeys room.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

thanks so much

Have you seen the movie Monster House?

I have about hmm..... 73 times.

Mickey got it in his care package for Halloween, from Grandma Torg. He loves it because it is SCARY he likes anything that has the scary element in it.

Yesterday after he disapeared into the bathroom for about five minutes, He yells, "WIPE MY HARRY BUTT!"

A line from the movie but twisted a bit. In the movie the kid pretends to tell his dad to kiss his harry butt, in a poor attempt to impress the neighbor girl he just met.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

dinosaur park

Last thursday Jason took the day off and we went down to Ogden to the Dinosaur Park. we were really excited, and people had told it us it was fun and about the moving dinosaurs. The entire week before we went Mickey asked to look on the "cuputer" to see the Dinosaur place. On the website it shows some dinosaurs and Mickey would ask which ones moved. I told him I didnt know, hoping they would all move!

When we got there the girl told us where the robotic dinosaurs were so of course we wanted to see those first.

Mickey liked then at first until they started moving then he slowly started whinning, getting more and more nervous, soon he was full out crying! Dahlia was just sitting there starring, but no hint of being scared. we wanted to get a picture of him with the dinosaurs, but he would only look away from the dinosaurs for a second. see the picture of me laughing my head off, while we tried to get a picture and mickey squeezing me so tight, while at the same time climbing up me.

then we put him back in the stroller and he was crying and pulling at his face, we were so mean just sat there and laughed at him.
The two dinosaurs in the picture were the only moving ones, I was a little dissapointed. At the park they were getting ready for halloween and had some scary decorations all over the park, I guess they do a little haunted house thing there when it gets closer to halloween or something. Mickey liked the decorations probably better then any thing else. We should have done every thing else first, then saw the robots, after that he was a little gun shy the whole time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

fall leaves

Sunday we went for a drive in Logan canyon to see all the pretty fall leaves. Mickey was excited because i told him that when the leaves turn orange it is almost halloween. He was worried though because of the river that ran along the side of the road. He was worried we would fall in, and Jason kept teasing him so Mickey was screaming. after a while Mic started to fet sleepy and in an effort to keep him up till we found a place to get out, Jason told him he needed mickeys help so that he wouldnt drive into the water. eventually mickey did doze off for a minute, just before we found a place to get out. when we pulled off the road Jason perposefully did it kind of quickly. I think he may have said something too. It woke Mickey right up, he opened his eyes and said, "can i help you?" " are we in the water?" we said yes thinking it was obvious we were not. when i opened mickeys door so he oculd get out, he was confused because he wasnt getting out into the water. we fooled him! Here are some pics of the day. including one of Jason teasing mickey about driving into the water and one of mickey getting mad at him.

Monday, September 22, 2008

"show me your face"

shortly after Kyle came back from phillie he came to our house with Amy and my dad. Dahlia hadnt seen him since May. My dad was holding Dahlia, because that is where she usually is if Grandpa Webb is around, anyway, Kyle said he would look at her and she would give him a dirty look. Since then we have trained her to do it when we say, "show me your face." here is a picture i was able to snap of it and also a clip of it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

two years ago today.

I was in Hawaii, with my sister Amy. she went there to work for the summer and convinced me to come visit her. It was a lot of fun, and it was so beautiful. I hope my one day Jase and I can go back together. That was the only bad thing about the trip. I was in one of the most romantic places on earth and my Husband was at home working hard to pay for my trip. Thanks Jason for supporting me in that and sending me. You are the best husband ever! He is, sorry to all of you that thought your husband was the best. you are wrong. Thanks Amy and Nesha for showing me a great time, sorry about the waterfall thing. but i really dont regret it. here are a few pics.

Monday, September 15, 2008


I have a very pointless window in my kitchen, it is the only window in the kitchen but it just goes into my laundry room because originally there was no laundry room( my house was built in 1904) so anyway, I think it is ugly and I want to do something with it, but not sure what. I have a few ideas, but thought someone else would have better ones. so what do you think? here is a picture of it, the first is the side in the kitchen and then the side in the laundry room.