Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'll play.

Tina "tagged" me. Not really because she didn't actually name me, but I haven't done this and it seems like an easy post, so why not?

So, this is the 4th folder under my pictures and the 4th picture in there.

(1) The date I have on this is 4/2/08. I'm not sure how accurate, but I know the month is right. (2) Starting in the front and going back is Dayne (13 months), Rebecca (16 months) and Crewe (55 months :). (3) Cousins playing together in the backyard. (4) The two girls just love Crewe and each other!

So any family who hasn't done this, I'll tag you. Rules: 4th album, 4th picture, 4 things about it. Quick simple post.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Shopping

With all the amazing deals going on today, we decided we couldn't pass them up and bought appliances for our new home. I'm grateful for the deals! I got way better appliances than I was hoping for! I'm not at home, so I will post later pictures of turkey frying.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

more lists

Here is an altered notebook I did for myself, for my many lists.

Monday, November 24, 2008

More trip

These first two pictures are taken in the middle of Nevada somewhere off of 50 - the Loneliest Highway.
This is grandpa and RJ with the ducks and geese at South Lake Tahoe.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Square Card

Unity Square card from Hip Hop Thursday yesterday! So ready for Christmas time!!!! Thanks for looking!

In Utah

More pics form our trip. I'm completely covered in the leaves in this picture.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grandma Jensen

Below is a conversation I got to overhear just a few minutes ago.

"Allen, come and sit down. I have something very important to tell you. And you need to sit because you may not like it."

A pause

"I wanted to thank you for providing such a wonderful home and a beautiful garden. I really appreciate them and you did a great job."

Now this is not the exact words, but for those of you who know Grandma Jensen, its pretty close. I am grateful that Steve's grandparents have been so generous to let us disrupt their quiet lives, while we have waited to hear about our house. And I am grateful for what wonderful examples they are in how we should treat our spouses even after so many years. Humor is a definite need in a relationship.

Sunset in Tahoe

On my trip last week, we came home through Tahoe and saw this beautiful sunset as well pulled in. Gorgeous! It was my first time to Tahoe. I like it, but it was cold!

Monday, November 17, 2008


This is a notebook I made for my sister. I did it back in the summer but forgot to post it. In my family we are huge on lists. My mom, my sister and I all have notebooks and make list after list of anything and everything. So I made this list book for Holly!

Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Doesn't get much better than this! Other than I should make homemade lemon curd to go in between the layers next time! I made this to celebrate getting our new house.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


RJ enjoying some cake at the family dinner after Uncle Rod's funeral. We are so grateful for all of our family and while this event was sad, it is so wonderful to see family. The silver lining on such events.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

RJ and I are heading to southern UT tomorrow with Grandpa. Our Great Uncle Rodney (Steve's middle namesake) died a week ago and he is being buried in Parowan. We are stopping by Hurricane on the way to see Uncle Rowdy. It should be a nice trip.

The picture is from Halloween when we were watching Johnny's class parade around in their costumes. She is wearing Isaac's shirt (who is 7 monthes younger than her).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fun with Photos

There is a new Digital Scrapbook Challenge everyweek on SCS and this weeks was to change a picture to b&w or sepia but then to put some color in it. Then to make a digital page with it. I'm not loving my page yet, so I need to finish it before I post it, but I was having so much fun with this technique that I did multiple photos. So check them out:
There is a purple tint on these pictures:

And a blue tint on this one:

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's Fall!!!

Crewe, Rebecca, and Dayne helping Grandpa rake the leaves.

You can see RJ's jeans in this picture as she is laying down in the leaves.

So much fun having cousins around! Rebecca never wants to leave when we go over to Crissie's house or if they come here she wants to go home with them. Yesterday we went to Steve's cousin's baby blessing in San Francisco. It was so much fun for Rebecca to go to church and for Crewe and Dayne to show up!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Standing on the side of the road

I wish I took pictures this morning but I didn't. This morning, as a family, we held up Vote Yes on Prop 8 signs on the side of the road with about 40 or more other people. Some of the signs said Prop 8 = Freedom of Religion, Prop 8 = Less Government, Prop 8 = Parental Rights and there were a few others too. There was also Honk for Yes on 8. We had tons of people honking and giving us thumbs up. Just to note, we are out there smiling and waving and we have our child who is under two. We had the middle finger out the window a few times. We had some thumbs down. We had people yelling out their cars "bigot," "vote no for hate," and telling us that we are teaching our kids to hate and more. One guy said that we had enough freedom of religion. To see the people who would yell at us and the hate they had for us was shocking.

My sister-in-law had Yes on 8 bumper sticker and she had someone glue a sign to her car with lots of glue. She luckily got there before the glue dried and any damage was done. My father-in-law sent a letter to the newspaper about how hundreds of Yes on Prop 8 signs have been stolen off of private property and public property. His name was published in the paper and he has been afraid of vandalism.

Its crazy because I thought I lived in America, where we are free to believe and to tell others what we believe without persecution. That we can all coexist in this country peacefully even though we believe different things. But it seems times are changing. Apparently now it is not enough to give others rights at our own expense. Furthermore, it is no longer our right as parents to be informed of what our children are being taught at school. Where equal rights means having a "gay day" but not a heterosexual day for KINDERGARTNERS (Hayward, CA). Neither seem all that appropriate to me.

Okay I'm going to step off my soap box now.

Anybody who has 4 min. and wants to know more about Prop 8, go here: