Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Our beloved prophet passed away Sunday night in his home at the age of 97. President Hinckley has been the prophet since 1995, the first one Jared and I have really ever connected with and known. The news of his death was sad, but we rejoice in knowing that he is reunited with his dear wife. He was a great man.
I told RJ that President Hinckley had passed away. I was a little unsure about his reaction, he just looked at me confused. I asked if he knew what it meant to "pass away" and he got all excited asking if it meant he was coming to our house. I smiled and told him no and that it meant that he died. He said, "oh that means he is with Jesus now, right. When is Jesus coming to our house? I want to see him too."
From the News Room
RJ giving me a weird pose. I can never get him to just look and smile.
Savannah following RJ into the Playground.
I thought this picture turned out really cool. Savannah was a little unsure about the net in front of her. SHe would run through the tubes but when she got to the nets she would always ask for some help. Once across, she would take off running again.
Our little dare devil is about to jump into the balls. No fear there, she actually just ran and jumped (or rather fell) in.
RJ and Savannah up in the tube.
ANd here she is climbing. The little boy at the top is the one she followed around and he loved helping her when she got stuck.
Climbing again. These stairs were of course a little bit easier for her.
Down the side.
Another cute photo Isn't she just the prettiest little girl. Jared made a comment the other day, that he is not giving up his shoot gun any time soon.
RJ and his puppy. Sally is believe it or not, in heat again. Oops, weren't we supposed to get her fixed three months ago after her first heat. I thought it was every 6 months, guess I was wrong. Poor thing was been living in "her room" a.k.a the laundry room for the past week and a half. Maybe this time I will finally take her in. It is so annoying to have to deal with. But the problem is, it cost $100. And aren't we supposed to be saving for passports. Sorry Sally, I guess you are out of luck!
And here is Miss Savannah pretending to be a dog. I think she is having Sally withdrawals.
Jared bought this magic tree for the kids when he was down in TN. Not only were the kids very excited to watch it grow, but Jared of course wouldn't let us do it with out him.
Watching the tree grow. They of course don't understands the concept of, "It will take an hour." After a couple minutes of nothing, they went back to the TV.
An hour later we all were pleased to find out that our little tree had blossomed, isn't it pretty.
This tree lasted five days, which is pretty good. We tried to keep it up high, but Savannah (the climber) got to it when we weren't paying attention and knocked it all over the floor.
RJ is always asking me if he could take some pictures. So the other day, I let him. He took many random pictures. Thank goodness for digital cameras. They were all very random but I still wanted to share some with you.
This was his first picture: The plastic ice cream
And here is his next masterpiece: His feet and colored pencil (that really shouldn't have been on the floor)
And no three year old could ever pass up taken a picture of their favorite cereal. Marshmellow Matty's (The Pirate Cereal.)
And last but not least, a portrait of his mother.
Hey, you never no, maybe he will be a photographer someday.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
PS: our pipes have dethawed, without any problems. Here is a layout I scraped about our pipe episode.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Type: Jennifer Wight in as the customer
For RJ's 18 month photos, we dressed him up as a cowboy. They turned out super cute.
We tired the same thing with Savannah. She was very serious it was hard to get her
to smile, but still cute.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
At 8:30am I called RJ’s preschool teacher to get the name of the mother that lived close by to ask for a ride. She told me not to worry about it. She was just about to call all the mothers and let them know that school was canceled. The
Jared came home just after 1 to switch cars and get ready for the airport. While he was home he figured out why the pipe froze and why we have had on and off problems with the washing machine line freezing. It seems someone had put vents for the foundation right next to the lines for both the washing machine and the toilet so nothing but cold air was hitting those lines. We then moved the space heater outside to blow into the vents in hopes of defrosting the line so we could further fix problem.
(Switch topics for a sec.)
Here is the exciting and overwhelming news. Jared is going to a meeting in TN to meet with the
I took Jared to the airport at 3pm to fly to TN. (His car still didn’t start). He has his meeting in the morning and will be discussing more details then. I should hopefully know what is going on tomorrow. Are we all going? When? And how long? And of course, what are we going to do with the house and everything? Any one want a dog?
And about our pipes, once we got home from the airport and library, I checked the toilet and it looks like the line is de-thawed! A friend is supposed to be coming by tonight to help cover the vents so the problem won’t occur again while Jared is away.
So here are some photos from last week of our indoor side. The kids loved it even thought it didn't work too well. The large box came from a futon we just bought for the extra room we built upstairs. Now we have a place for guests to stay when they visit. Too bad I didn't know about Belgium before. Not many guests will be coming to visit now and I could have used the money to get our passports. Jared has his, we knew he was going to Europe for sure some time this year. But now the kids and I need to start looking into getting ours which is about $100 a piece. You do the math.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Savannah weighs 20 lbs and is in the 3% for weight. The doctor says he would like to see her gain more, but he isn't too concerned. So I wondered, how the heck am I supposed to get her to gain more weight? She eats all the time. She even finishes off RJ's meals.
She is in the 35% for height at 31.5 inches tall. Looking back she really hasn't grown much since her 15 month appt.
I wouldn't be worried unless she hasn't grown by her two year visit. But until then, she is just our cute little petite girl.
The Rexburg Temple.
I got this photo awhile back via email. Not sure who took it, but it it a very pretty picture of the, newly finished, Rexburg Temple.
The open house for the Temple is going on this month and we were able to get tickets to an early morning tour on Friday.
The beauty inside the temple is more than words can describe. It was absolutely gorgeous. The wood trim was imported from Africa and the stone and tile was from Israel.
It was wonderful to be inside the temple with our family and sharing our love for the temple with our children. RJ loved the baptistery, the murals, and the chandelier in the celestial room.
They asked us not to talk when we entered the celestial room, since it is a room to medicate and reflect. RJ spotted the beautiful chandelier in the room before we entered it and he made me stop just before entering the room. He made certain that we weren't inside the room because he wanted to talk about the chandelier and knew we shouldn't talk inside the room. So he pointed out the chandelier, making sure I noticed it to. (how couldn't you, it was gorgeous. Over 8,000 crystals.) Once he said what he wanted to say, he told me we could go into the room now, he wasn't going to talk anymore. It was really cute. And he didn't talk again until we left the celestial room and moved on to the sealing rooms.
What a blessing it will be to have another temple in the area. When we were in St. Anthony, we were so excited to learn that Rexburg would soon have a temple. But since we have moved, our temple will be the Idaho Falls temple. But I look forward to coming to the Rexburg Temple once or twice in the near future.
It will be dedicated on Feb. 3.
We went through the tour with My aunt and uncle who live in Rexburg. My cousin Seth and RJ are good buddies. I just loved this photo of the two of them. They look like great future missionaries, don't you think?
Monday, January 7, 2008
This is another new dress Savannah got for Christmas from Grandma Bartley. I just love Sundays when I can dress her in cute dresses. She is such a tom boy, so any other day she would just ruin a dress. And it is also nice to have grandparents who can afford to buy her new cute dresses. Thank you Grandmas!
We share our church building with two other wards, so every year we switch time schedules. This year we have the 1:00 session. So, we had a lot of time to kill before church today. The kids killed it by playing motorcycles with daddy. Even Savannah got into the fun of it.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
We have so much snow in our yard. It snowed non-stop from Christmas Eve till through the 29th. RJ and Sally our out playing in the snow. Sally loves it and it is so funny watching her running through it. She has really short legs and she just sinks in the snow.
Jared's dad came up for a visit. After 16 hours of driving in the thick snow he made it up on the 29th to bring the kids their Christmas Gifts.
RJ is opening a gift from his Uncle Josh who gave him his old Sega system. I was hoping to hold off awhile on the video games. I guess we still can since we are missing the hook up cord. But RJ loves the gift and is so excited to play them.
Molly (Hawk's girlfriend) helping Savannah open her present from Uncle Tony.
Thanks Uncle Tony for thinking of us. Savannah loves her polar bear.
Grandpa Wight got RJ the Cars bedding. Maybe this will help him stay in his own bed. He sure loves it.
RJ got a kit to build a bird house from Uncle Tony. Grandpa helped him put it together.
RJ was a pill while his Grandpa was visiting. But he did enjoy the visit and looks forward to his birthday in February when Grandpa Wight will visit again.
Jared's dad came up to help work on the room upstairs. Jared is wishing he lived closer because he enjoyed his dad's help and all the tools he was able to use. Since this picture was taken, all the framing in the room is complete as well as the installation of the window. The next step is the electrical work and then the sheet rock. After which it will be my turn to get to work with the painting. Almost there.
For Christmas Jared got me a new dishwasher. I went on forever about not really wanting one because I am a tight wade and didn't want to spend the money. Washing the dishes was my break from the kids. But lately it wasn't much of a break and I couldn't stay on top of the dishes. So I was very much delighted when Jared surprised me with a dishwasher. It was truly a surprise, I even surprised myself with how excited I was about getting one.
In this photo Jared is getting ready to remove the cabinets.
The cabinets are out; now where will I put all the stuff that is inside? Still haven't figured it out.
And here it is. I have a dishwasher!!!
The kids are waving goodbye to Grandpa. Thanks for visiting and helping with all our projects. Wish we were closer.