Sunday, November 23, 2008


6 TV Shows I Like to Watch
1.  Utah Jazz
2.  American Idol
3.  Today Show
4.  Dancing with the Stars
5.  Movies on Hallmark Channel
6.  Sorry . . . Out of answers . . .

6 Things That Happened Yesterday
1.  Finally started Christmas shopping--real deals already!
2.  Ran into Jason & Mary Okerlund at Costco--I'll forgive the "red" attire
3.  Watched BYU vs. Utah football game -- Oh, well; it's just a game
4.  Visited with Ryan, Bethany, Audrey, Devin, and Megan
5.  Went to BYU basketball game with Jorgensens--Thanks for those front row tickets
6.  Slept in until 7:00 a.m.--A rare treat at our house

6 Favorite Places to Eat
1.  Red Lobster
2.  Cafe Rio
3.  Red Mango
4.  El Mexicano (still)
5.  Olive Garden
6.  Subway

6 Things I'm Looking Forward to
1.  Winter Snow Storm (just one time)
2.  June - July - August
3.  Summer Concerts at the Orem Outdoor Theater - MUST SEE!
4.  Deron Williams - Carlos Boozer - Kyle Korver to return to the court
5.  Reading a non-school book during Christmas break
6.  A Completed Redwood Road Construction Project

6 Things That I Wish for
1.  Visits from Halle, Audrey, and Chase
2.  A classroom with windows
3.  Magical paper-grader
4.  North Sevier victories
5.  To lose 10 pounds--at least
6.  A 401-K that doesn't keep falling

I tag anyone over 40--come on ladies; you can do this!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's a Boy!

Like all moms-to-be, Ashley wondered if her baby would ever arrive. The only day she wanted to avoid--Halloween!  Luckily, the phone didn't ring that day.  But we did get the good news on Election Day, November 4.  The little guy's name . . . Chase Samuel Taylor.   Chase is our third grandchild, and like Halle and Audrey, we know he will fill our life with all that is good.  

During the days that Mom, Dad, and baby Chase stayed at the hospital, Craig and I kept Halle busy by shopping at her favorite store Hello Kitty, playing with Cocoa, going to the Jazz game, eating hot dogs (surprisingly, her favorite food), and watching every grandparent's favorite show "Little Einstein."  

Welcome Chase!

The Season for Witches!

On October 31, two little witches named Halle and Audrey flew in on their brooms to surprise their grandparents with smiles, giggles, and a few not-so-scary faces! 

Devin even made a quick stop at home that afternoon to see his nieces before  racing back to BYU for a Stake Halloween party. 

While I've never been an avid Halloween fan (probably from my days of teaching school and trying to maintain some semblance of order in the classroom), Halle and Audrey certainly were the highlights of a long night of knocks at the door from visiting spooks and goblins.