Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin Surgery

Jayme started working on our blog tonight but then lost everything right before he had to go home teaching. I figured that it was about time that my side of our story got told. In the past I have really enjoyed carving pumpkins, cut a hole in the top, get most of the guts out, chop out a few shapes that oddly resembles a face and put a candle in it. That is all I thought there was to it...until I got married. My first "real" pumpkin carving experience almost left me in tears. I tried to find the joy in making dots all over my pumpkin and then trying desperately to cut on those dots to make some sort of "cool" picture. Well, in my inexperience I had to redo my entire project because I cut too much of a angle and there were only slits on the inside of my pumpkin. The next year I got so frustrated (and so many blisters) that Jayme finished my pumpkin for me. This year I decided to go back to the old way of doing things but then gave into the peer pressure and tried a "real" design once more. I don't know if it was because it was an easier design, or if the pumpkin was thinner, or because I was more experienced, but I actually managed to finish a pumpkin all by myself. Jayme had a bit harder of a time. His pumpkin was really thick and his wizard design, while much cooler than mine, was also much more difficult. In the end we both finished and I have survived another pumpkin carving experience.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Weekend Snow

Well, the illness is finally going away, with just a nagging cough left for the time being. Where is that cough syrup of mom's when you need it? We had a little storm blow in friday night and saturday. Saturday was cold and wet and as you can see, left a little lingering precipitation. It's officially Winter/October in Utah. Have a great Sunday everybody.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Virus Update...

So the doctor says I have a virus with flu like symptoms. This was determined after two visits in three days with a fever never long staying below 100. It was also determined after a second strep test (gag) a blood drawing mono test (poke) and a flu test. The last test involve a narrow piece of plastic with a small sponge on the end being inserted 5 or so inches up you nose. This was not a pleasant experience. I recommend everyone trying it at least once. All except for Dad, he can already relate in more detail than I hope to ever have. So I will remain at home and drink fluids and hope to eat someday. Yea!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Demanding Family

It doesn't matter if your sick or overworked, when the family wants something they can get darn pushy about it. We are not picture happy people, all we do is work, but whine whine, the family wants us to post a blog so they can know what we are doing. Here's the rundown, Virginia teaches class and goes to class. I go to work. At various intervals, we get sick. Sound interesting? Hope you're happy. We don't even have a picture of us in the computer. So we'll give you Virginia's school picture. Which grade do you think it's from?