Sunday, November 30, 2008

Updating and reinventing

Time is flying by and I am eliminating more and more things from my "To Do" list;) But I did get the leaky roof and the resultant wall damage repaired and living room and stairs painted. (By someone else!)
I also updated the dressers in our bedroom - went from colonial to cottage. Things learned?
  1. Cabinet hardware is EXPENSIVE!

  2. The screws will ALWAYS be the wrong length!

But I am having fun. I am even going to sew for Christmas. Be afraid!!!!

Fun Family Time in Utah

Natasha's wedding was beautiful. It was so fun to see everyone. Family is great:) Her reception was held at the church that President Hinkley attended as a child. It was built in the mid 1800's .

We had a great time at the Winters' stake play - " A Mighty Change In Christ". Jerry wrote the music and script and directed. It was centered on the story of Alma and Abinidi and was a powerful experience. Really excellent. (This is a picture of their son as one of the priests of King Noah.)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Here's a few fotos from around Madrid. The first one is down by Sol, it always makes me think of New York and how packed it is with people. The next one is the 'Metropolis' just a cool old building downtown. Then there's the gate of Alcala, used to be a gate to get into the city in the 1700's. The next one is what used to be a palace and now is the central post office. People call it the 'mail palace' as a joke. Last one is part of Plaza Mayor, the big central square.

I also found out this week some breaking news...they don't have the tooth fairy in Spain. But, they do have 'Ratoncito Perez' or 'little mouse Perez' that comes and leaves a little toy. I thought that was cute, but I think I would be a little scared to have a mouse going under my head while I was sleeping...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas gift list
this is who you give to.

Sunni - Carson
Dan - Chris
Chris - Sunni
Carson - Dan

In a way to make things easier and on the whole shipping thing I thought it would be nice to just ship to one location. So for example it says Sunni give to Carson. So Sunni and Alan give to Carson and Deena. Not to difficult but seems to make it easier. Of course everyone remembers do their own thing for Mom and Dad.

Hopefully that works for everyone. If not sorry.

Honey same as always our kids to your kids. What do you think about not doing individual but a family gift for the kids. Let me know if you would rather do individual. So instead a game for the kids to play for FHE, or movie you know.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 4th was a very exciting day for Brookie and Emma. Emma was elected the real President of the United States by her classmates. She had to give a speech and everything. It was very exciting for her. And Brookie was promoted to the next level in her Gymnastics class. She gets to go from G1 to G2, which is a BIG DEAL. She really is becoming quite the gymnast and we are excited for her.
(P.S. We disenrolled Emma from Gymnastics a while ago after ANOTHER visit to the ER. We thought we'd stop while we were ahead, before something serious happened. We're thinking about professional piano lessons for her instead. Is it possible to break a finger playing piano?)
Hope you're all doing well.