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