Sunday, November 25, 2007

gobble gobble

thanksgiving was a bit different this year since corey was the only child with the decency to show up, and considering she lives with us , well how many options did she really have? although we missed the crowd and the screaming grandkids we still had much to be thankful for. it was great having mads folks here and of course pie and jeopardy later were great.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

the sky is falling!!!

i am realizing more than ever the amount of leaves these trees produce. honestly the need to be picked up at least 3 times a week or they get way out of control. fortunately the cub cadet does the job in a fraction of the time it would take to rake. but emptying the bagger 10 times is a bit of a hassel.

this was all clean the day before.

getting jazzy with the jakey

on monday nov19 . madelyn scored some jazz tickets for three november birthday boys. we all went to see the jazz take on new jersey, and it was a blast.

here is brian, jake, and madelyn before the game. this was right after carlos boozer was showing jake the fundementals of dunking. ( shame i missed that photo op)

although the game sorta sucked, a jazz blowout from the git go, nothing sucked about the food in the autoliv suite. as jake puts away another slice. like he said " the suite was sweet".

all in all it was a great time. thanks madelyn, and thanks autoliv.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

one 'ell- of-a halloween

well another roundy halloween party is in the books. it turned out great except for the fact that we were missing two of our favorite "ghoul " friends,( sara and brooke) and their families. here are some pictures of some of the guests.

as usual there was a mandatory law enforcement present.


kattie with mr scarecrow

the closer to midnight the better the heaters felt

the good witch that makes it all happen. grandma maddie

Saturday, October 20, 2007

10 years ago….

We were tagged by Allie, and Mike wanted me to answer the questions because he says he can't remember 10 days ago, let alone 10 years. I say if you can't remember, make it up! - Madelyn

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1 - Crying whenever I heard Bare Naked Ladies sing "If I Had a Million Dollars" because it reminded me of Allie and she was on her mission in Argentina
2 - Working at Morton International in Human Resources in Ogden
3 - Trying to be a good mom to Corey (age 13), Sara (age 19) and Brooke (age 17) Brian was married and Allie on her mission
4 - Struggling with being R.S. President in our Kaysville Ward
5 - Getting ready to graduate from Weber State College after going for seven years!

5 Things on my To-Do List Today:
1 - Make "Good Eats" meatloaf for Sunday dinner
2 - Clean my house
3 - Take a walk if it stops raining
4 - Go on a date with my honey (probably to Costco)
5 - Read a magazine until Erinne brings me "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer tomorrow

5 Songs I know the Lyrics To:
1 - Like Sara, every song on the "Wicked" soundtrack
2 - "Against the Wind" by Bob Seger (hey, I'm old alright)
3 - "I am a child of God" (again, old)
4 - "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles
5 - "Earl," by the Dixie Chicks

5 Things I Would Do if I Had One Million Dollars:
1 - Ditto on the tithing like Allie
2 - Give my parents, kids, and brothers and sisters (Mike's too) all $10k
3 - Take my family on a cruise to Hawaii
4 - Remodel our house
5 - Pay for Mike to go to school to be a chef

5 Things I Will Never Wear Again:
1 - A fanny pack
2 - Bell bottom pants
3 - Hair past my jaw
4 - Too-tight jeans
5 - Plaid anything

5 Favorite Toys:
1 - My I-pod and cell phone
2 - Cooking stuff
3 - Play doh and lego's (with my grandkids)
4 - Tivo
5 - The Web cam and Blogs so I can see my grandkids and kids who live FAR, FAR AWAY!

5 People I’m Tagging:
1 - Nobody because I don't know how
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3 -
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5 -

Monday, October 8, 2007

conference brunch and farewell to jeremy and brooke

Last Sunday was our traditional conference brunch. As usual everyone had a great time. We were a bit saddened by the fact that Jeremy and Brooke would be leaving Monday mourning for Louisianna. We wish them the best on their new adventure and want them to know we will miss them very much.

Grandkids giving uncle jeremy one last goodbye

Little Fischer wasn't the only one who nodded off on Sunday.
mads cooking was a hit

local hooligans raid roundy pumpkin patch

Friday, September 28, 2007

fall is in the air

the pumpkin patch and haunted barn are in great shape for the annual roundy halloween party. get your costumes ready.