Thursday, December 18, 2008

We need a snow plow!!!!

So it has been snowing since yesterday morning here, and it has gotten amazingly deep, really fast. I haven't seen this much snow since I think I was in 3rd grade. I shoveled our driveway out yesterday morning a little bit after 9...there was about 6 inches or so when I did it. Well, it continued to snow, and this is what we found in the morning...

Before and After the Snow! :)

John managed to get out of the house with the help of one of his assistants and her SUV. They went to do a crown on a patient. Dedication! Our camry wouldn't have made it on the roads with 2-3 feet of snow! We are just enjoying being inside with each other, wrapping presents, playing in the snow and all know how I love the last one...:)

Thankfully we have a super nice neighbor who used his snowblower to clear our driveway for us. John started shoveling it this morning...what a joke! Then our neighbor came to help. We looked into getting a snowblower a month or so ago and I decided it was too expensive...after this storm I decided it is well worth the money--even if it only snows like this once a year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Nathan!

Just a few pictures from Nathan's party and his wonderful train cake that I made! Haha! I think it turned out pretty good. :) I can't believe that he is 2 now! He is such a good little boy most of the time...and then he becomes very opinionated and independent and throws tantrums--especially when it's time to get out of the bath or get dressed/put his shoes/coat on! Oh well, we love him and he is just getting so big and he's talking so much more. He loves to run and jump and do all those fun boy things. He loves the new toys he got including a basketball hoop, a tool bench with all the tools and a farm set with animals, tractors and implements. We love you Nathan! Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It has been COLD!

It's so funny to me to see some people's blogs who are bundling up for like 50 degree weather--not saying that I haven't done it before myself, BUT when you have 9 degree weather with the windchill factor making it feel like -15 degrees, it kind of changes your perspective on bundling up! :) It has been so cold this past weekend, and it will stay really cold until who knows when. Next week is supposed to be back up in the 30's, so we'll see. One large plus to the cold weather is that it snowed, and has stuck for several days!! Yahoo!! I haven't convinced Nathan to go play in it yet-- the first day when it was still in the 20's with no wind, he just wouldn't put his boots on. Now I don't want to go outside cause of the wind!

We celebrated Nathan's birthday last night, and I will post pics and give more info on that tomorrow when it is his actual birthday!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Update: We are still here!

For anyone who even cares...we are still alive. I have just been amazingly lazy and busy with all the holiday stuff. :) I did see Twilight with my sis-in-law xan and her sister, and also another sis-in-law and my mother-in-law. We had fun, and although the movie was a bit corny/cheesy, I liked it!

We had a little visit from my brother and sister-- Jarom and Megan-- and Nathan has been saying their names daily ever since.

Thanksgiving was fun, and I ate too many rolls and stuffing. I am not that big of a fan of turkey, but the rolls...:) We got snow here on the day after Thanksgiving and that is when we also put our tree up! YAY! I love Christmas trees and all the decorations at this time of year. Nathan will be two on the 17th, and he is definitely beginning the terrible two stage. He throws so many fits it's amazing, but with a few time-outs every day we manage. The worst is getting him to change out of his pajama's into his clothes and then getting out of the bathtub to put his pajama's on at night. He is talking so much more and will string two or three words together at a time now. I love him so much and just think he's adorable!

Here is a random picture from October with Grandma Jemmett--Go Broncos!

Sunday, November 23, 2008



Eight favorite TV shows:
1. Law and Order SVU
2. House
3. Without a Trace
5. Cold Case
6. Chuck
7. Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles
8. Pretty much anything on HGTV

Eight favorite restaurants:
1. Olive Garden
2. Good Mexican food
3. The Cheesecake Factory
4. Applebee's
5. Blimpie's
6. In-N-Out
7. Any good Chinese food Pau Pau's comes to mind in Hayden :)
8. Good Japanese food and sushi (for the rolls)

Eight things I did yesterday:
1. Worked on my lesson for Church
2. Attended a Missionary discussion
3. Put up Christmas Lights
4. Bought Krispy Kremes
5. Exchanged some shoes
6. Ate at the Olive Garden
7. Went to Twilight
8. Bought a CD for John and some more stuff for Christmas lights

Eight things I love about Fall:
1. Pumpkin foods, desserts
2. The crisp cool air
3. Frost on the grass in the morning
4. Holidays/family time
5. Fall colors
6. Decorations
7. New TV shows start
8. Sunny, cool days

Eight things I look forward to:
1. Thanksgiving
2. Christmas
3. Seeing Family
4. The weekends
5. Trip to Mexico in February
6. Going to the gym
7. New Babies
8. Being Debt free

Eight things on my wish list:
1. A flat screen TV
2. New furniture for our living room
3. Dining Room Table
4. New Mattress
5. Fenced in Yard
6. A new car--preferably a crossover SUV
7. Healthy family
8. Snow

Eight people I tag:
1. Carrie
2. Sarah
3. Jessica H.
4. Debbie
5. Brittany
6. Becca
7. Holly
8. Lisa

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Carving Pumpkins and Costumes!

We carved pumpkins last weekend for Halloween. Below is a picture of Nathan and cousin Ayden, so cute!

Here I am making John's costume...he talked me into making a costume for him on Monday night...we got the fabric Tuesday night and I started working on it Wednesday. Talk about a few crazy days of sewing!

Nacho Libre, Encarnacion and a little dragon!

Pics of John's B-day

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday John!

It is John's 26th Birthday today! John is such a great husband and Dad, we are so glad that he is ours! John had to work today, but when he got off we went to the fabric will see when I post for Halloween...and then went home for his favorite breakfast dish for dinner and ice cream cake for dessert! Pictures to come soon...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

For my birthday we went out to Mexican food and then Mark and Xan came over to help John sing. John got me a Marionberry pie...yum! He also got me a KitchenAid Mixer and he surprised me with tickets to a Sarah Bareilles Concert at The Knitting Factory. We had a great time at the Concert, she sounded GREAT live.

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Thanks for all the birthday wishes and cards from everyone!

Halloween Preview

I was worried that Nathan would be screaming on Halloween when I forced him to wear his costume, but last week Nathan pulled it out of his closet and wanted to put it on! Yay!! Hopefully this means he will wear it for a little while on Halloween! I think he makes such a cute dragon!

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Pics of Nay-Nay (Nathan's pronunciation)

Nathan with his Elmo slippers!

I was cleaning bathrooms a couple weeks ago and Nathan had disappeared. I found him "reading" his books in his room. It was so cute!

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General Conference

We had a great time in Salt Lake with my family! We celebrated Megan and Jarom's birthday's and just had fun hanging out. Nathan liked the plane ride, it was fun cause he could say plane this time around (sounds like pane)!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

I made these cookies the other day, and a friend wanted me to post this recipe. Maybe somebody else will love it too! Here it is:

1 1/2 C. pumpkin
1/4 C. water
2 C. brown sugar
1 C. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
4 C. flour
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 C. choc. chips

Mix together first 4 ingredients. Mix together dry ingredients and stir in, add choc chips last. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 for about 10 min.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Welcome to North Idaho!

As I was reading blogs this morning, I noticed a recurring theme...most people are still wearing shorts! It has gotten a bit chilly here lately, highs in the 60's, 70's if we're lucky. Now, I'm not saying this is really cold, but it has warranted pants and jackets. It's not even October yet! I am excited to be pulling out my cute winter clothes that haven't had much use in the past few years, but I am also beginning to wonder how long I'm going to have to wear them! I am a little sad that I can't wear shorts and sandals anymore, but I am also loving the fact that I can curl up on the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot cocoa! :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

He Survived!

This is Nathan and his cousin Ayden one day while I worked. My sister-in-law Xan watched him for a few days and my mother-in-law Sally watched him for a couple of other days. It would take him some time to warm back up to me. I think he was trying to decide if he was going to forgive me or not, and if I was going to be leaving him again. I finished almost two weeks ago, so it's nice to be back at home again. He had lots of fun playing with Ayden, Xan and Sally.

On another note, it has been pretty nice weather until yesterday. We woke up to rain this morning, hopefully it doesn't rain too much!

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Fairly Close Call

We live just south of the Coeur d'Alene, ID, airport. It hasn't been too bad because mostly small private planes and jets fly in and out of there. (Spokane International Airport is a 30-40 minute drive from here). This morning as a plane flew overhead I thought, "A plane could totally crash into our house!" Later today I read this news about a plane crash about 300 yards from us. Check out this map to see how close it was to our house! Maybe we should move?

Friday, August 29, 2008


So, on Tuesday, I started my 80-hour preceptorship at the hospital here in Coeur d'Alene. I am doing this to get my Idaho RN license. I was amazingly emotional after leaving Nathan that whole day. I had to be there again on Wednesday, and by Thursday morning, Nathan was quite mad at me. It made me feel terrible! So, I have 4 more full 12 hour days, and one 8 hour day. Wish me luck!

My Garden

Since it's the first year that we have had a garden, I am pretty darn proud of what has come out of it. We started reaping the benefits with zuchinni and some peas a few weeks ago. We got our first tomatoes earlier this week. As you can see from the pictures, we have some pumpkins growing, I probably have about 10-15 right now. I am excited to see how many we'll get and how big they will be. Stay tuned!

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Aunt Megan giving Nathan a ride!

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Taking time to smell the flowers :)

Waiting outside of the Temple in Boise for my cousin Brian and his new bride Whitney to come out. I just think he's so cute!

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Riding the Combine with Grandpa Jemmett

I know Nathan looks really out of it, and even my Dad looks a little mad--but we really had fun riding on the Combine. Nathan liked watching the grain get "eaten" up and then pour into the holding bin. It was another fun day on the farm!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Breaking Dawn

I finished the book yesterday morning, and I must say that I thought it was great. Yay for good books! Now I just have to go through and read them all over again...:)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fun in the Park

Just a few shots playing in the park with cousin Ayden and Mom and Dad. Yay for swings and slides!

Breaking Dawn Release...

Here I am with my Sister-in-law Xan and two of her friends from her ward at Barnes and Noble for the Breaking Dawn Release...and yes, we are in prom dresses!!! I just started reading the book tonight, I'll probably have it finished by Tuesday. We'll see, but we had a lot of fun just talking with all the girls and being crazy without kids. Thanks all you husbands for staying home alone on a Friday night!! We had a blast! Xan got about a million compliments on her dress that she borrowed from one of the Young Women in her ward, it was pretty funny, she had at least 3 people that wanted pictures of her in it too! :) Love you Xan! Along with the night came a costume contest, and for some odd reason I was handed some Red Hots, I don't know why, but I will say that I won a portion of that contest (maybe cause with my short hair all spiked up in the back I looked like Alice?). Wahoo! :)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pictures of Jarom's homecoming

Nathan loves to help water!

Just a few pictures of Nathan watering our plants. He LOVES to do this, and he asks for more water over and over. I finally have to tell him no more, and he gets pretty sad. It is so dang cute and pretty helpful too!

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Monday, July 14, 2008

He's Home!!

My brother, Jarom, just got back from his mission tonight!! It's so exciting to see him again, a little weird too, but great! I will post pictures when I get home!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

4th of July

We spent the afternoon and Evening of the 4th at the Lakehouse with family. We had a yummy BBQ and we went for a ride on the pontoon. Later we watched the fireworks from the Pontoon on the Lake. It was really fun! Nathan liked the fireworks until he started to fall asleep cause he was SO tired from playing all day! He finally got to bed about 11:30, the next morning he didn't wake up until 9:45!! Yahoo!