Monday, November 26, 2007

My New Ride

We got a "new to us" SUV. It's a 07 Yukon Denali. It was used with only 3,000 miles and a super deal. I LOVE this car!!! It is loaded to the max...I don't know what to do with all the buttons and gadgets. My favorite features are the heated steering wheel (because I can never find my gloves), and the rear back-up camera (so I don't backup over any children or dogs..well, let me rethink the dog). The retractable running boards are pretty cool too.

Seat Belts
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Friday, November 23, 2007


"Ours is the responsibility to show our gratitude by the actions of our lives."

--Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Boys

Top 10 things Jason and I are thankful for:

10.) To live in America
9.) Church
8.) Frindships
7.) Good relationships with our parents and siblings
6.) Both sets of parents are living and in good health
5.) We are in good health--physical and mental
4.) Brian is a good teenager
3.) Happy-beautiful-healthy children
2.) Good marriage
1.) Being each others best friend

Prozac Thanksgiving
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Jason's website

I'm so proud of Jason! His work is absolutely beautiful. We send surveys to all our customers upon job completion and they just rave about the staff and finished product. He is such a suave business man. He has such integrity and is meticulous with every detail of what he does. Plus he has great employees. It took many years (and still some) of blood, sweat, tears and a few phone calls to divorce lawyers :) But after 8 years in business we think that we're gonna make it...whew! Jason figured out how many hours he averages in a week..guesses anyone??? (110+ yes, thats right many, many hours). We are all looking forward to a few weeks of down time over the winter so we can spend time together and get re-aquinted...haha!

New to blogging

I have been trying to get our blog out of the constructions phase for weeks now. Either I can't find the time or when I'm sitting trying to figure this out I get overwhelmed and feel very computer challenged. I must admit my biggest obstacle is my own obsessive compulsive disorder. I felt like I needed to have everything perfect and write something poetic or eloquent. I've decided to overcome that and just get 'er done! Besides when have I ever been eloquent?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Melissa and the little ones

Zack cuts his hair

I asked Zackery to find something quite to do while I tucked Taylor in for a nap. He was sitting at his desk coloring a picture, and then he discovered his scissors. OH-NO! Well, he was right...cutting hair IS quite!

After cancelling our family "photo shoot" for Christmas, we tried to get Zack to wear a hat to cover his ridiculous head, but he wouldn't. So, the only solution was to shave it all much to Daddy's dismay (yeah-right!).

Look it's MINI-ME!

New and improved picture wall. And yes, Amy, there is even a picture of you. :) It makes me so happy to look at these pictures of the ones I love most. hint-hint...keep sending me updated photos!

I repainted my "happy bathroom". I can't believe we've lived in our home for almost 10 years. I'm starting to see that it's time to start doing some updating. So it was goodbye yellow, and now everytime I go into this bathroom, I hear the theme song "Under the Sea" in my head. I used a metalic blue-green RL paint. I like how it turned out.

November 18th...we got about 4 inches of snow! I can't remember the last time we got snow before Thanksgiving. It was SO beautiful this morning...snow covered bare trees but then there were many snow covered trees with bright red, orange and yellow leaves peeking out underneath the snow. Lots of broken branches by the afternoon. The snow on the leaves were too heavy. We weren't expecting snow this early in the season so we hadn't put away our patio furniture yet, the weight of the snow snapped our patio umbrella. Jason is feeling very positive about his first ever snow plowing contract that he picked up for a large condominium sub-division.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Taylor (AKA "Baby Sister"), Brian, Zack