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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Arrrggh, Matey!

Cute, right?
Shanna, you are the greatest costume maker ever. Thank you. Now if only he'd keep his eye-patch and hat on for longer than 30 seconds.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Naked Hunter

Last weekend Dallas joined many blood-thirsty (okay, so I added that word for spooky effect. Give me a break, it's Halloween) men and women for the annual Deer Hunt. He was headed up in the Logan area with his friend Brady, and busily packed his bag all Thursday morning with a wild and crazy two year old running around. What he didn't know, was how bad this two year old wanted to go with his Dad. After dudding Dallas' fluorescent orange hat Will announced that we was ready to go hunting. Naked. Perhaps if Dallas and Brady had hunted in their "birthday suits" rather than the Wal-Mart cammo they would have been successful. I think these two year olds know more than they let on.

While Dallas was hunting, Will and I went to S-town for a fun visit. It was Cami's 29th birthday (again), so we had a bash. James proved, once again, that he has very little life outside of video games after playing Guitar Hero and hitting 100% of the notes. What a loser. (I WISH I WERE YOU!!!) I even squeezed in visits to Whit and my Aunt Elaine.

Highlight of the weekend: Finding out that Dallas didn't shoot a deer, and that I, therefore, wouldn't have to eat any. Glad you had a good time, Dal!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I LOVE Halloween

In just three short days, one of my favorite things of the year is going to take place: AMC's Fearfest! One week before Halloween, AMC plays non-stop scary movies. I get my fill of vampires, serial killers, and spooks. Ever since I was a little girl I loved to "scare myself". My neighborhood friends Kristen Stock, Wendy Wilson, and whomever else decided to join us, would lock ourselves in a dark room with a mirror and murmur "bloody Mary" three times to see what would happen. I'm not sure if we ever actually made it to the third time before we would start screaming and frantically flip on the light. The Scary Stories series were my favorite books to check out of the school library, and I was a witch or "Vampira" (Dracula's wife) nearly every single year for Halloween. Something about that adrenaline rush just gets me excited! So, in 3 days I will be cuddled up on my couch with a blanket (and hopefully my Hubby) to watch some innocent people make stupid mistakes and get nearly killed by a creepy serial killer... and my Hubby will start walking around like Michael Myers to freak me out.
Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Day in the Life of Amylee

Kalie Rae tagged me on this picture tag, so here goes... (If I had anything else going on in my life, I probably wouldn't do it, but this is pretty much what my life consists of lately. When you ask what I'm up to, and I say nothing, now you know I'm telling the truth).

1. I collect.... toys for my little man! I know I've posted it before, but it's true. This is a picture of pretty much all of his cars. He always gets them all out and drives them from the table, to the couch, and back to the table.

2. I'm obsessed with... my new sheets! I finally sprung for a new bed ensemble last weekend. (We've been in need of a new one since our last comforter was fried by the commercial dryer at the laundromat. Oops). I tried really hard to get away from red and brown. I failed.

3. I drive... a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport. It is still missing its lift kit; we have tried to put it on twice now, and both times something breaks on the Jeep and we can't do it. Bummer. I also posted a picture of Dallas' "new" truck. It's a 1999 Chevy Silverado.

4. Self portrait... no comment.
5. I'm procrastinating... my History 1700 homework. I hate reading textbooks, especially when I day dream while reading and can't recall any of the information. This class is the worst; I don't recommend internet classes.

6. Favorite room... my bedroom. I do most of my living in there as of late. It's the only place in this basement that really feels like me. Isn't my new bedspread cute? It will look better when I get my brown decorative pillow.
7. Our backyard... I can't really claim that it is mine, but it is where Will plays. It's nice to have a fenced back yard where I don't have to worry about checking on him every 5 seconds. Now I can just check every 5 minutes.

8. Favorite things... My boy! I took this picture yesterday because he wanted me to, and this was his "smile". It needs a lot of work! But, he's still cute.
9. My closet... is twice as big as it used to be! It used to be more organized than this, but every time I try to pull down one hoodie, they all come tumbling down.
10. Item I can't live without... my camera! I can't very well take a picture of that, now can I? It's just a little point and shoot Pentax, but I have to have it. It makes me angry when I forget it on an outing. We finally got an external hard drive with 500 G of memory so I have room to store all of my pictures and digital scrap booking.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Very Interesting....

Okay, the digi-baby thing was just for fun. (NO, I'M NOT ANNOUNCING ANYTHING). However, I was kind of surprised at how much the boy picture looked like Will. Yes, I think the real genes are superior, but this is the picture that sprung to mind. The hair, the cheeks, and Will even has a weird ear like the digi-baby does. What do you think?

PS- Will read his first book today! Kind of. He repeated every word I said through out the entire book. We read The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. It's so cute. I'm going to record it and post it eventually. He's getting so smart.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Thank you Nicki, for your post on California's Proposition 8. It really is time to stand up for what we believe; I believe that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children."

"It is un-American and certainly un-Christian to say that because the ideal is not always possible, that we should stop striving for it all together." -Nicki Preece

Visit for more information on the proposition.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Will Man's 2 Yr Old Stats

Will is 36 in. tall (85%), 25.7 lbs (20%), and his head circumference is in the 60%. At the age of 2 he is able to count to 10 (with only forgetting about 1 number on occasion). Will knows all of his colors- even gold, orange, pink, and purple (thanks to his array of motorcycles). He uses 3-4 word sentences frequently and can understand 2 step commands (ie, go and get your motorcycle and put it in the toy box). He jabbers all day long with many other words that we don't understand. His favorite friends are James his cousin and James his uncle (thanks to his race car), Ty, and McKenzie Harvey. Will likes all kinds of foods; he has even been known to beg for beans! He doesn't like cake, but he does like pop and ice cream. His favorite shows are Curious George, Cars, Little Einsteins (which he calls Rocket), and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He also loves to watch motorcoss and off-road movies, or motorcycle videos on You Tube. He gives his Mommy and Daddy kisses frequently, but they don't come free to anyone else. He is good at saying "please" and "thank you" as well as "your welcome". He's even better at saying NO. He is pretty stubborn, and if he doesn't want to do something, then he won't. He gets hyper at night before bed and always makes us laugh. He usually sleeps through the night; he goes to bed at 9PM and wakes up around 6:45AM. He still takes one nap in the afternoon for about 1.5-3 hours (which I love!). He is our little man, always keeping us on our toes. We love him so much and are so glad he's ours.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Anne Pearson Photography

My sweet friend and old neighbor, Anne Pearson, took Will's 2 year pictures last week. He was such a good boy during the shoot (thanks to the motorcycles that I was driving on Anne's head). I can't believe how big he is. He'll still be my baby until he is replaced by another one some day, but he is definitely a little boy now. If anyone needs some pictures done, she is doing some specials. (You will probably have to wait about a month; she was due to have a baby last Friday.) She is so fun to work with, and does a great job. Thanks again Anne, we love them!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Love School

School is cause for many fun times. I am taking a Shakespeare class as part of my class load this semester. Professor Fulmer at UVU has a great way of making the class very entertaining, and pointing out little "Shakespeare Facts" along the way. Did you know that William Shakespeare helped translate the King James version of the Bible? The Bard was a humorous man, and he left his signature in the Bible. No lie. Psalms 46. It was Shakespeare's 46th birthday when we was doing this, so he changed a small word to leave his mark. If you go to Psalms 46 and count 46 words from the top you will find the word shake. This word was not used in this connotation at the time; you would have instead found the word quake or tremble. Then if you count 46 words from the bottom of Psalm 46 you will find the word spear. Coincidence? I think not. In class one of the students had a different version of the Bible, and in place of shake was quake, and it wasn't exactly 46 words. I checked in my Bible, and it is shake, and it is 46 words down. Very interesting; what a clever little man.

Plus, by going to school, you also get conversations like this:

Me: I'm going to my friend Katie's house tonight for a make-over.

Grandma K: When Dallas gets back from school he'll have to comment on how beautiful you look.

Dallas: And when I get back from my Math class you will have to comment on how big my brain is.