All I Can Say Is....

GO UTES!!!!!
I am so glad my Utes did so well


Mashed Potatoes

You Are Mashed

Ordinary, comforting, and more than a
little predictable

You're the glue that holds everyone



So many have you have commented on our choice to adopt. Thank you for your
words of support and encouragement. To keep everyone informed along the process, and to let
you know how long the process is and what is involved, I have put our "time-line" on the side
of the blog. It is much more involved than that, this is just the basic outline. The things we
have completed and the date we completed them are in purple. At our orientation interview we
were told it would take between 4 and 6 months to complete the application process. Then we
could end up waiting for months or years to get a baby placed with us. So here it goes.



5 things I was doing 10 years ago ...
1- In my sophomore
year of high school
2- Still taking piano lessons
don't really remember much

5 things on today's "to do" list...
1- eat -
you laugh - but I swear my stomach is shrinking and I'm sick
2- do 3 loads
of laundry
3- go to costco for milk
4- walk
5- do dishes

5 snacks I
1- cheez-its
2- brownies
lemon bars
4- Take 5 candy bars
5- fruit

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire...
1- build my dream house
2- buy a 2009 Honda CRV
3- treat my friends to dinner more often
4- spoil my
5- have my husband stay home with me

5 places I have lived...
1- Sunset, UT
Ogden, UT- Shadow Valley
3- Ogden, UT - 36th Street
Orem, UT
5- Ogden, UT - grandma's house

5 jobs that I have had...
1- Utah Museum of Natural
2- Weber State Special Collections
3- Museum of
Church History and Art
4- Park City Historical Society
5- University of Utah Special Collections

tag Amy C., Candace K. Aleisha M., Becky S., and anyone else who wants to do this.



Candace did this one on her blog and I
thought it looked fun. I would like to see anyone else do it

7 things I can do:
1- I
can play the piano well enough that no one else in my ward thinks they can take over for me
when we move (if we move :( )
2- I can do crafts -I flatter myself, but I
do okay.
3- I can be lazy. You laugh, but I know people who
4- I can cross-stitch, I have patience for the weirdest
5- I can read anything - I've even read a 900 page Charles
6- I can spend money with the best of them!
I can drive a stick shift car - both of current cars are standards.

7 things I can't

1-I can't do the splits - never could, even when I
danced when I was little.
2-I can't keep up on laundry - speaking
3-I can't have children. But I am okay with it. I will get my
miracle in a different way.
4-Play the violin - I wish I could. Maybe one
of my kids will.
5-I can't sing. Just in the car.
can't control my dogs. Crazy animals.
7-I can't grow my hair long. It's
just too fine - but it looks good short!

7 things that attract me to my hubby:
1-His mouth. He has the greatest lips.
sense of humor.
3-How he makes things up - like you would not believe. It's
pretty hard to fool me now.
4-How much he loves me and makes me feel like
the best thing in his world.
5-His left over track butt - track in high
school does a boy good!
6-His ability to make friends.
7-His height. I've always had a thing for a tall guy. With the dark and handsome of
course - he's dark in a different way ;)

7 things I always say:
1-"But you love me!"
2-"I love you"
3-"What do you want to do for dinner?"
4-"How was your
5-"Where's my animals?" - that's what I call my dogs.
6-"What do you want to watch?"
7-"Winston, stop that!"

7 things I love to

1- dough, batter, etc. - anything you bake
before you bake it!
2- bread, I love bread, rolls - especially hard
3- Black Tie Mousse Cake from Olive Garden - I used to take three
days - now it takes only a few minutes to eat the whole rich piece!
4- Take
5 Candy bars
5- Butterfingers
6- fresh fruit - I love
it! Thank you Costco!
7- Macaroni and

Anyone who
reads this blog needs to do this. I can't wait to learn things about you


The Biggest Adventure of Our Lives!

We are about to embark on the longest, hardest journey of our lives. But
first a little history. When I was 19 I got an auto-immune thyroid disease. We zapped my
thyroid dead and I am now on medication. Then next spring I had another auto-immune failure
and since then I have known I could not have my own children. So today Daniel and I went and
met with LDS Family Services for our Orientation Interview. Over the next 6 months we will go
through the process of applying for adoption through LDS Family Services. Wow. It's going to
be long and something of a roller-coaster, but we feel it's the right for us to do. So here we
go. I am so excited!


Dog Park!

There has been a dog park open in South Ogden, just behind Shopko on
Riverdale Road, this whole summer. Unfortunately we just decided it was worth visiting. We had a blast. We took the dogs for a romp a couple of times.

loved to run with the other dogs. She'd pretend to fetch the other dog's toys and then she
wouldn't let them retrieve them. It was like she was playing defense. It was good for her.
Winston played a little but he mostly stayed by us. He gets a little timid with lots of other
big dogs around. I can't wait til it opens again in April.

Happy Halloween

We didn't do much for Halloween. We did have friends over to watch "Corpse
Bride" and make cookies.
I took
the cookies very seriously.
As far
as the house goes - We have had people come and look. Someone even came for a second look. We
hope they are getting financing now and hope we will get an offer sometime this week. I hope.
We found the house we want to buy in Washington Terrace. So now we hope an offer is made soon
on our house. Wish us luck!