Thursday, December 04, 2008

I've been Tagged

So my lovely sister Sharee tagged me a while ago, and because I am so on top of things, I am just now getting to it. Here are 6 quirks ...

1. I always put up my Christmas decorations in the middle of November, but I save the Christmas tree for the day after Thanksgiving. I also start listening to Christmas music in September. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

2. I can't remember a thing. Seriously. I believe it's my short term memory that's faulty because I can remember details from years past, just not anything you've told me in the last couple weeks.

3. I love to vacuum! I could vacuum all day. I've had to limit myself to only twice a day, unless there is an emergency (Kyrie dumping Cheerios on the floor).

4. Like my sister Julianne, I can't sleep unless my feet are covered, even in the summer. Actually I guess you could say I'm a picky sleeper because I can't sleep unless conditions are perfect. No light, fans on, teeth brushed, night guard in, contacts out, prays said, clear airway, tucked in with sheets or blankets around my shoulders, feet covered, and sleeping meds:)

5. I don't like milk. I can stand a very little in my cold cereal and it has to be fat free. But, I've made a discovery with the help of my Aunt Esther. Vanilla steamers from Starbucks. It's just warmed milk with vanilla syrup, hazel nut extract, and lots of whipped cream. Delicious!

6. I go through different exercise phases. Right now I'm on an abs kick thanks to Melanie who has taken me up on the six pack challenge. Wash board belly, here I come!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Brian has been tiling this last week. He finished off the tile in front of the fireplace and has now taken on the kitchen. Kyrie of course has helped the entire time.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cumberland Cottage

Brian had Monday and Tuesday off from School so we were able to go to Cumberland Lake. We were able to stay at this amazing little cottage! We roasted s'mores right outside, and Brian made a great peach cobbler in the dutch oven. Inside, there was an oven that we baked a turkey breast wrapped in bacon with potatoes, onion and lots of garlic. Yeah, we were livin the good life. The drive down was so much fun! All the colors and the buildings we passed had so much character. We really loved this clock tower in Columbia Kentucky. Up close through the top window we could even see the cool stair case leading to the clock tower.

We were able to climb down to the lake and were so pleased with Kyrie's hiking skills. Most of those skills included sitting on dad's shoulders, covering Brian's eyes with her hands, yelling "a bug!", and collecting leafs from the branches of nearby trees. We were also so pleased to discover that throwing rocks into the lake can keep Kyrie busy for hours!

This little bridge had definatly seen better days. We were truly blessed that it didn't collapse with us on it.

I saw this lamp and fell in love. I thought it was so beautiful and would love it in the front of my house, but that's not really an option. So, I settled on a picture, in about twenty different angles. Have know fear, I've decided to post just one.
The first trail we hiked started at the Pumpkin Lodge. We couldn't resist the kodak moment.
Kyrie making her rock climbing debut!Yeah, another good time we couldn't resist!Too much fun!After all the strenuous exertion of the day, Kyrie needed a little R&R (rest and relaxation) on the couch to watch some of her new movie obsession, Jungle Book.

Kyrie and dad, lookin out over a secluded part of the lake.

We have found a new vacation spot and plan on returning as many times as we can! We love Cumberland Lake!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Huber Farm

Tuesday we drove out to Huber Farm to get some pumpkins! Indiana is so beautiful this time of year with all the colors changing. Kyrie and Brian had tons of fun launching apples into the lake. Kyrie thought it was one of the most amazing things she has ever done and almost launched herself into the lake several times.

Kyrie loves animals! She was extra excited to see goats! She kept asking where jo jo was and where Grandma and Grandpa were. (Grandma and Grandpa Evans used to have goats in their backyard.)

The goats weren't to thrilled with Kyrie trying to feed them rocks. But hey, beggers can't be choosers.

more pumpkins ...It really didn't take very long at all to find three perfect pumpkins. In fact we think they look so good we don't know if we can bring ourselves to carve them up.

Kyrie, just rolling her pumkin to the car. Yeah, she's pretty talented.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


So, these pics are from the ward bonfire, a week or two ago. But Kyrie is too adorable and I had to put them up. Kyrie loves Horses!
Kyrie is very independent and wanted to ride all on her own. She has a very good seat!

Kyrie and some friends, Dana and Darcy, playing with sticks and climbing into the cool play house.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In the Navy

Brian was commissioned into the Navy October 10th 2008. We are excited to have the opportunity to serve our Country.
Brian's parents came all the way from Utah for his commissioning. They suprised us Thusday night. We were so excited that they were able to be here! Thanks Mom and Dad!
Brian, saying the oath.
And after months of paper work and being cleared by the Pentagon Brian is in the Navy!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ball on the Bell

Saturday was ball on the bell. We went out to dinner with some friends before hand then it was onto the bell. We left the dock at 8:00 and got back at 11:00.
The girls hung out . . .

Megan and I (nat) had to get a shoe shot . . . while Brian looked like a stud.

Here are the girls looking quite smashing in their "little black dresses"

The ball on the bell was filled with dancing and tons of fun! I think it's safe to say that we had a great time!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sharee's visit

Sharee came to visit! Arthur watched the four kids back in New Mexico all by himself! Yes, I would agree that he is an amazing brother-in-law!
While Sharee was here we went to the zoo. Kyrie really loved having Sharee out here. Like melanie, Kyrie took Sharee very quickly and dragged her around the house with her. Kyrie is pretty strong and I wouldn't be suprised if Sharee has to have therapy on her shoulder for the next little while. Of course we had to scrapbook while Sharee was here. She brought tons of her close to my heart supplies and stamps. We spent the whole time working on a calendar that turned out so cute! Like I said, Kyrie loved Sharee. She even sat still for Sharee to paint her fingers and toes. This is an amazing accomplishment for Kyrie who can't sit still long enough to get a diaper change, let alone long enough for anyone to paint one toe nail.

Brian made crab, and it was the first time Sharee had ever had crab. It was great! Thank you Brian.

We went antique shopping! Sharee and I could probably spend days antique shopping and not get tired. We found a few cute things. Actually we found tons of cute things, but because we are so savvy and frugal with our money we only purchased these few things. It was so much fun having Sharee out here for a visit. We miss her tons. Kyrie still walks into the room Sharee slept in and calls Sharee's name sitting on the bed with books surrounding her. Sharee read a lot of books to Kyrie while she was here.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Holiday World

Last Friday we spent the day at Holiday World. They give you free drinks all day long. Kyrie loved it! We spent most of the day at the water park there. It was tons of fun.

It really didn't take anytime for Kyrie to get the courage to go down a water slide. Once she got started there was no going back. She would go down a slide then run to the top to go down again.

Kyrie and I going down a little water slide.

Below, Kyrie and dad playing in the water.

This was one of Kyrie's favorites. She would wave to me at the top and say "bye, bye!" then head down to dad waiting at the bottom.

I was really impressed with Holiday World. It was really clean with plenty of fun things to do! I still can't get over the whole free drink thing all day. That was amazing! We went down only one roller coaster with Kyrie and she loved it. Afterwards she kept saying "more, more again, agian" The line was too much for her to handle. She really didn't understand the whole concept behind the line and kept trying to cut in front of everyone. We did have a little adventure with our car keys, or rather our lack of car keys. We thought we had lost them somewhere in the park and spent quite a while looking for them. We went out in the parking lot to find our car and take a look through the windows and guess what we found, our keys! Answer to prayers! It was great day at Holiday Word and tons of fun spending the day with Brian!