Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Things I'm thankful for:

1. Family.
2. Friends. Both teach me things when they don't even know I'm looking.
3. Ice cream. McKay reminds me constantly to be grateful for the little things that bring me pleasure.
4. The Church and having opportunities to serve others.
5. Dry, desert air. Love it.
6. My own bathroom.
7. Cell phones.
8. My bed and my comforter.
9. Books. I devour them. (Just ask my family)
10. Soft breezes.

Of course, there are so many more things to be thankful for, but these are some I've thought about lately. What are you thankful for?

Enjoy all your family and food tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Now that it's almost Thanksgiving...

Happy halloween!!! To give you an example of how slow I am this year, poor Thanksgiving is getting shoved aside this year again. Not by Christmas, though, but by halloween. Yes, my halloween decorations are still up. Oh well, at least my seasonal block has been turned to Autumn.

Here are some pictures from our Halloween trunk-or-treating. We all dressed up and had a great time and are still enjoying the spoils and loot.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Yeah, I know. I'm a little behind on this blog. Seattle was a few weeks ago, but it was fun. I'm really glad we went.
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law picked up and took us to the best place in town for seafood, Ray's Boat House. It was really good. Dustin and Jeff convinced me to try the Ahi Tuna salad. It was only cooked on the outside (I'm not much for raw anything), but once I got past the texture it was yummy. The view was incredible from there and we got to watch the sun go down while we ate.
Jeff had a lot of training on Friday and Dustin had school, so it was just Sally and I. We decided to drive out to Snoqualmie Falls. The drive was beautiful. I'm so glad I saw Seattle for the first time in the fall. Amazing. The closer we got to the Falls, the more mist we were seeing. We walked to the overlook and saw nothing but a white wall of mist. What can you but laugh? We browsed the gift shop for a minute and then overheard someone saying the mist was starting to clear so we were able to hike to a better view point and see them. For you Bella and Edward fans, it was fun to see a little of their world (ok-so Forks is about 4 hours away, but still...).
We also walked around the Seattle Public Library, University of Washington, and ate at the most popular Thai place in Seattle. Let me tell you, if you ever eat at ThaiToms, don't got higher than a 1 on the spicy scale if you aren't into Asian spices. Whatever you do, don't sprinkle lemon juice on it to cool it down. Just ask Sally. The food was really good, though. I also have recently discovered frappaccinos at Starbucks. (For those who don't know, they don't have coffee in them. They're more like a milk shake, but different.) While we were waiting for our order, Jeff and I wandered up to Starbucks, a necessary stop in this coffee-crazed town.
Saturday we did the Pike's Place Market and did some shopping, saw some fish being thrown around and saw the biggest produce I've seen. We ate chowder and sourdough rolls. In the spirit of Halloween, we took the underground tour of Seattle. I'd say it's something to do once, but not worth going back to. Dustin and Sally took us out to this park to watch the boats. They made the park out of an old gas place so there are all these big pipes you can climb on. There is also a great view of the skyline. Before we flew home, we had some fish and chips for dinner. (Seafood is so much better when it's fresh. )

It was kind of a whirlwind trip, but it was so much fun. I loved having a little break from being mom and could just be Angie.

Monday, November 5, 2007


In true 80s synthasized traditon, a little video for you Enjoy!! (Yes, that is Hugh Grant and yes, that is his voice.)