Sunday, October 31, 2010

1/2 of our Halloween

This is Marge and Maggie Simpson.
I tried to convince Brit to be Homer but it was a no go.

Brit and Zoey were not matching. Brit was a Zombie killer or as he calls it a Zombie holocaust survivor, to complicated for me, ask him if you have more questions. Zoey was Jane from Tarzan. There is no picture because I was too busy on Trunk or Treat night to take picture (a member of the activities committee). And she would not get in her costume tonight. I'll get it and post another day.

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's a go

I started Weight Watchers on Monday. When I weighed myself on Saturday I lost 5 pounds! SUPER EXCITED to have the motivation! I pigged out at a Halloween party on Saturday night. But come Monday I know that I will be back in the swing of things! Let's see how long it takes me to lose 20 pounds!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We love you Emma Dawson

Emma came in and left this world very quickly but her sweet spirit will always be known. My heart aches for the Dawson's at this time. Sarah has had many difficulties with getting pregnant and has had 3 miracle pregnancies. Sarah is one if the first friends that I made here in Cortina. Her and I have been great friends ever since. She is such a great mom and is so caring to everyone she meets. Sarah and I have a lot in common AND she loves ORANGE TOO!

Zoey and Craig have have been buds for a long time. Chad is actually the one who introduced and taught Brit all about smoking meat. We are going to miss Emma dearly but will are excited to meet her someday.
We love the Dawsons!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Maggie's cute noises

Such a happy girl. This was taken 30 seconds after the first video but I missed her flipping around.

Happy girls

Maggie has this new thing where she spits and blows bubbles. In the video you can tell when she sees the camera because she starts laughing. At the end of the video Zoey tells you a few things that she is proud of. btw this is a still camera video so the picture is a little grainy.

The fishy store aka Bass Pro Shop

Zoey in front of the big fish!
Maggie just chilling
Zoey making a jack-o-lantern

Anyone want to clean for me?

My floor is gross! Spaghetti this piece of spaghetti has been down here for a week...I wonder who will pick it up if I don't?
Maggie is too cute
Daddy's girl...reading a comic book

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Zoey's Mind

A few thoughts from the mind of Zoey Orange Miller
-I want to be a baby doctor when I grow up
-I don't like mosquitoes
-Did you know Ladybugs don't bite
-I don't want you to bother me because I am working on something
-One time there was a girl name funny...ha ha isn't that funny?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kitchen Invasion

The other morning I woke up to find a mouse running from my oven to my dishwasher. I felt so violated. I called my local pest control company...BRIT... and he said, "what do you want me to do about it?" It was a good question because he can't even kill a spider on the first try. So I set out for what I was born to do...solve my own problems! I bought a mouse house trap that locks the mouse inside with no poison just bait. Cost me $4 for 2. Put that down in the morning and by the evening there was still no mouse. I took matters into my own hands by looking under the dishwasher, taking a few things a part and using the vacuum to try and suck him out...Needless to say that did not work because he made a hole in my wall! Gurr! I was unable to catch him. But he did think that all off my commotion was worth checking out a few times. I took a break for a few hours to watch TV. At about 9pm he scurried across the floor to the coat/water storage closet. Let me tell you it was hard to catch him, this guy was fast and jumpy. I chased him into the bathroom and sealed off the exits. It was there where I caught him with a paint cup. I got him out of the house and threw him in the back yard behind us...I didn't have the heart to kill him. And I'm not that horrible of a person because no one has occupied the house behind us for 3 1/2 years.
How he got in our house with 3 dogs in the back yard...I don't know but we think the last monsoon/hail storm has somthing to do with it.
My pest control company was proud of my acomplishments and just kept saying, "Way to go hun, you just caught a mouse!"...Thanks for the help HUN!

Fall break

Monday- Play day at Charity's house
Tuesday- Play day at Payton's house
Wednesday- Car wash, chiropractor, cash out Zoey happy jar at the bank($4.80),Bounce house (3 hours), lunch with Dad
Thursday- Tour of a dairy farm, petting zoo complete with calf, horse, chickens, bunny, sheep, goat, and unicorn...yep you heard right unicorn, lunch with dad and play time at Craig's house while I went to the cannery.
Friday- Barns and Noble, Lego store, play place at the mall, army surplus store, Joe's Farm Grill, plant nursery

Can you guess which days I had Zoey vs the days that Brit had Zoey???

Zoey and Mommy bling

I made these 2 and they are super easy,cute AND CHEAP!
Zoey made the flower and picked out the neckless all by herself

Friday, October 15, 2010

Maggie had a reason

Miss orange loves baby Maggie
Pumpkin by nature
This bugger kept me up at all hours of the nightMaggie sprouted 2 teeth last week. 5 months exactly!


My cute model is in bed so I settled for the sexy one..hee hee

I made them myself! Thanks Lannan for teaching me!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


She loves tummy time

One DANG cute Family


My beetle bum in a basket

Another fun photo shoot with Diana


WoW! We...and by We I mean Zoey and I...watched all 4 sessions of conference! Zoey was great. I had a conference packet for her and she was totally engaged! She would watch and listen so she could read the names on the screen and then color their tie on a piece of paper. She did awesome. We only fell asleep for 20 mins in the PM Saturday session.
Here's a few cute things she said to me...
She yelled this with lots of excitement
-Did you know Jesus is going to come here someday to see all the people? Did you know that we are people? I can't wait to see Him!

Between sessions on Sunday Zoey made a blanket trail for her and Maggie but then needed a wall so Daddy could not was fun and Maggie enjoyed it.

I enjoyed watching while canning chili. Ha ha I love it! Thank you Rachael for getting me started. I'm on a roll and just can't stop.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

3 Cs for Saturday

Conference, Canning, and Cooking
Before conference I started canning chicken. 12 more cans added to my food storage. After that I canned chili for the canning club. In the middle of all that I managed to make corn and steaks for dinner. My kitchen is a mess which will involve lots of Cleaning...Oh well! Maggie and Zoey were super cute! Zoey entertained maggie and even shared/ Mr. Frog!