Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What a weekend!

Weddings can be budget busting and the bridal gowns a huge part of that. So to help pay for mine, I decided to have a yard sale to get rid of all the extraneous items I would no longer need when combining households.

We packed the kids up Friday night and drove down to Cedar Hills to spend the weekend with my parents. Grandma Kandi had the kid room all set up with sleeping bags and pillows & blankets. She even brought in the TV & VCR so they could watch Charlotte's Web.

Saturday morning we unloaded everything into the driveway and turned the yard sale over to Tiffani the yard sale Diva. By 2 o'clock when we closed up shop, we had made over $500! That was a great big help in paying off the dress. Jason and I got a night out without the youngin's that night as they stayed with Grandma & Grandpa. We went to the Mayan Restaurant in Salt Lake City and had great steak & mexican food and watched the awesome cliff divers. Then we cruised to downtown and walked around Temple Square. I hadn't been there since last Christmas. It's beautiful to see in the Fall.

Dad took Jason to Cabela's on Saturday after they went and got fitted for Tuxes. Now he's hooked and had to go back each day we were down there. We came home with bags full of Cabela's gear.. hats and shirts and even camoflauge winter coats for the kids. He was like a kid in a candy shop.

Gracie got a new pair of Disney Princess sneakers this week and she just loves them.

Madi is excited about putting in a book order and is selling cookies for a school fundraiser. If we haven't called you to order yet... wait by the phone LOL.

Jake is learning all about seasons in pre-school this week and brought home a fun picture today where he had glued leaves of varying colors on a tree.

Time for me to go get dinner started and change the laundry and help Madi finish her homework and......

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Beginning

So much is going on with wedding planning and running a house and raising three kids I thought I'd have a place to keep you all informed of what we're up to. Check back frequently for new pictures and updates. Here's what we've been doing lately:

Met with Millenial Falls Reception Center on Tuesday and selected all the linens, food, invitations etc for the wedding. All that's left now is to meet with the florist so I'll have to schedule another trip down from Vernal to take care of that.

Madi has started school and loves her computer class. She's excited to have the same teacher for 2nd grade that she had in Kindergarten and Noah is in her class as well which is making things easy for her as well. They ride the bus together every day and she shares her snack with him. ;-)

Jakob started pre-school today. He was bouncing up and down with his Cars backpack and couldn't wait to get out the door this morning. He had a well baby check yesterday and is in the 95th percentile for weight and 75th for height. The Dr. says he's going to take after Jason.

Gracie is growing like a weed and she's so smart. She's vocalizing more and more everyday and chases the older kids around to play. She loves her peaches at dinner time and is our little binky baby.

Jason is working hard at Schlumberger and trying to help me adjust from "single and fancy free to married & mother of three". It's a bit of and adjustment for us all but we're taking it one day at a time and enjoying every minute.

Well time to go pick up Jake...