Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Scariest Night of My Life!

I'll just start right in because this is a LONG story. So last night the young women were having a girls night, and pampering some us women in the ward. So nice huh?! Went to that and saw Lance at the church with his Young Men as I was leaving to go home. (which I hate going home without lance at night.) Anywho, so as I pulled onto our street I noticed that the motion light was on....side note: the motion light doesn't go on until you are RIGHT in front of it. K- back to the story. So I kinda got way freaked out and called Lance and made him stay on the phone with me until I got in and settled. So I got all settled and turned on all the main lights in the house. Brody was so tired, so I started to make him a bottle and then...I heard a shuffle upstairs and then a ring from a phone that quickly turned off after the 3rd ring. (I'm starting to scare myself all over again.) I froze. K- another side note...all of us scare ourselves, me probably a little more than others...but come on a ring tone ok. So I froze there looking down stairs looking at Brody. -How do I get out. There is only three choices. The only thought that kept coming to my head was "Get Out Now!" I had to be brave...As much as I didn't want to be. So I ran down stairs, grabbed B. and ran out the garage, slamming it closed behind me. I ran to Luci's house and rang her door bell and banged her door. I told her everything as I was bawling and shaking. She ran upstairs and grabbed her gun. ahah. I love her. I called Lance and he had sent his cousin over. So Luci and Troy went in. They were gone forever! Lance had gotten there too. And called me about 15min. later. And they told me what had happened. When they had gotten in the family rm. they heard the ring tone too. Luci said she got SO scared. Troy had the gun. When they got up to the kitchen, Troy heard it again...but he heard it really close to the kitchen, not upstairs. Then they discovered the culprit. The baby was out of batteries. Woops, probably should have replaced that. (oh and the shuffle, if you've ever been in my makes SO many creaks...even worse it literally howls when the wind blows.) Normally I would have felt so dumb. But I don't about this one. Everyone was just as scared. But I live in one of the best neighborhoods in SV. Thank you Luci and Troy! And my sweet hubby for not making fun of me.

By the time they looked through the entire house, it was easily 9:30pm and Brody was SO beyond tired. He fell right asleep on the floor!
Well I got my scare for Halloween. No need for a haunted house!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Annie's

Well since it was Columbus Day. Lance decided to take off work and hang out with us. Also, since we drove all the way to Tucson last Saturday, just to find out the zoo was closed, we needed to do something fun.
We are really wanting to get into the holiday and so Halloween is coming up and we needed to get some pumpkins!

Here's Brod riding in the cart to go and pick our pumpkins!
There were pumpkins EVERYWHERE! And tons of rows of fresh vegetables to pick. They also have an apple orchard that I need to go back to.

Daddy picking out our pumpkins.
Brody liked to hit the pumpkins...but I think he liked the rocks on the ground...lets just say we brought back some souvenirs in his pockets...

They had a HUGE field of sunflowers. This picture doesn't do justice. It was gorgeous!


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Sunday, October 11, 2009


This tree is right outside my kitchen window. I LOVE it so much. It begins to turn orange before any other tree I've does so early that this year I thought it was dying. It makes me love fall even more than I ever have. I wish when we move I could transplant it to where ever we go!

I wanted to upload a photo of Brody in front of it this year and last year. But our computer is so full that I had to burn it to a CD and delete it. bummer!

Yes, he is only in a diaper...again. He seriously hates clothes. That's ok, cuz I love his chunky-rolly body!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Back from Vacation...

We're Back!
First off- Bad news
I left my camera at my parents house. I was so upset!
So I have a couple pictures before I get some from my sis-in-law.
Well, like I said on an earlier post. We had to change our flight, because of my grandpa Standage's funeral. It was a sad and hard one, but it was very good! I learned even more about my grandpa than I knew! I was able to lead the opening song...that was hard. I just looked at my Granny Nelson the whole time, she had a huge grin on her face, just for me! Well, the Sunday before we celebrated my dad's 50th and Brody's 1st birthday. What better way than having my dad's AMAZING smoked ribs! They are seriously divine. And of course his favorite German Chocolate Cake!
Here is Brod and cousin Tate devouring their ribs!

Then, Tuesday morning we went to Idaho to visit Lance's mission comp. and his family. They had twin boys back in February, and they were SO cute!

Here is Lance, with the big rainbow trout he caught when they went fishing in...I think the Snake River.
Then we headed down to Salt Lake for conference. That was probably one the most amazing experiences ever! We weren't super close, but just to be able to physically see the prophet and apostles was incredible! I loved it! And not to mention, we were upgraded to the the Grand American Hotel! Can you say luxury!
. On our drive home we stopped at cove fort...and we seriously got the best tour guide! He was awesome! And we grabbed some apples....nice and tart just the way I like them!
Doesn't Brody look SO comfy. He was so happy to be home. Even though he needed a nap right when we got home, he played with all of his toys for two hours straight!

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