Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

This past weekend and all this week Josh has been checking out all the Black Friday ads, online and the ones that came in the mail. And yesterday he asked me to sit down with Him and make a list of what we wanted from certain stores. He was super excited about going, not sure why, but he was!
So we made our list, ate some Thanksgiving dinner and that night headed out to the first stop, good ol' Wal Mart. We drug poor Paisley along but luckily Nancy came and sat in the car with her while Josh and I ran in (since she was sleeping...Paisley, not Nancy :) He headed for the PS3 games and I wanted a mini chopper and hand mixer. (I didn't have one...but, I do now!) Most of the time spent in the store was waiting, you couldn't start grabbing things till mid-night.
About 5 till you could seriously hear the roar of people on the other aisles and then all of a sudden I was being pushed involuntarily toward the mini chopper I was hoping to get for a whopping $2.97. The kind lady next to me made it there first then handed me one. With a quick thanks I made my way down to the hand mixer. Grabbed one of those and headed to the register, I got a call from Josh, he was already in line with all the games he wanted!
I later found out that Josh had literally gotten down on his hands and knees and was reaching between peoples legs to get the games he wanted!(seriously!? my Husband!? I was so proud!) ;) He was excited and enjoyed the thrill. From the time we grabbed the stuff, checked out and then headed to the car it was only 12:05! Good, right!? :)
So, we went home and all slept. Josh and Nancy got up about 3:40 am! And then headed to Target...I continued to sleep!
Best Buy followed...
I woke up around 8-ish thanks to Paisley. Josh was still not home.
I text him and he said he was just now checking out at Best Buy!
He got home around 9 or so with all but 1 thing we had on our list! He was so excited and he had a great time! It was his first Black Friday experience and He was happy he got all the things he wanted and we knocked out a few Christmas gifts while he was out shopping till he dropped!
I liked all the deals, but I'm not to into the fighting crowds.
As I was standing in Wal Mart waiting for mid-night I kept thinking, look at all these crazy people! Then I realized I was there myself! :) Guess I was just as crazy for one night, one store! I'm glad Josh had fun, we'll see if he goes again next year!?
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Next Sunday

So I thought scripture stories and how they apply to us today would be an easy talk topic, It was harder to narrow it down to only a few than I thought. I have finally decided and can now start piecing together what I want to say. There are so many stories and we can learn and apply each one to our lives individually. I just hope I can make sense and don't speed talk! ;)

On the other hand, I'm kinda wishing I get sick...or this storm sticks around and I can just get out of the situation all together!

We'll see!?

Sunday, November 14, 2010


So I got a call from my Bishop earlier today, but missed the call...and sadly I did not call back. But he is persistent and called me again earlier this evening.
And dropped the bomb I did not want to hear..."I would like you to speak in sacrament." Neither telling me or asking me, tricky.
So I said yes.
I know it'll be good for me.
And this is where you all come in.
He asked me to speak on what we can learn from the scriptures that we can use today? Of course there is plenty material to talk about, but I was hoping you could share a favorite scripture story, something that has helped you or something you have learned from a particular story or two?!
My mind is going crazy with stories and I can't sleep, I guess I'll write my ideas down and hopefully add some of yours!
I would appreciate some input.

Can I

Just rewind time please!?!?

For more than one reason! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Elder

Jordan is now officially a missionary and is at the MTC as I type! I have started a mission blog for him for anyone who wants to keep track of what he is up to and how he is doing in Brazil. (There is a link on the right of my blog) He was originally supposed to fly out yesterday to study at the MTC in Brazil but because of Visa complications he is at the Provo MTC.
He will be there until they figure out the Visa situation. I had his address and e-mail last night but left it at Nancy's house. I will probably have that again by tomorrow and will keep his information up to date on His blog for those who want to write and encourage our Elder!
Thoughts and prayers are always welcome as well! :)

We are so excited and proud of Jordan and we know he is going to do great work with the People of Brazil!

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Little Librarian

Paisley LOVES to read. Yesterday I turned off the cartoons and was doing some cleaning. I noticed She was being pretty quiet (most times not a good sign!) but when I went to check on her she was in her room doing this...

She usually runs when she sees me with the camera...(a learned behavior from her Dad!) ;) But she was so into her books she didn't even care. She brought all her books out from her shelf and made a massive pile on the floor, she then made a little stack on her chair and read those, then got a new stack and worked her way through all of them! She did this for like an hour or so. I am so happy she likes to read, I hope she continues to enjoy it throughout her life and is super smart! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Paisley loved trick or treating. She walked to the first few houses and then was carried the rest of the way, but she had fun being with the other kids, getting candy and eating it along the way. She was a cow on Friday for a trunk or treat and was a strawberry on Saturday when we did the actual trick or treating (we're in Utah you know) :) Hope you all had a fun Halloween!!