Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My New Addiction

I am officially addicted... to digital scrapbooking! My friend Bobbi introduced me to this software and now I am hooked! I do it constantly! I have never been a scrapbooker because it took too much time and money and creative talent. But, I can handle something on the computer, especially since it's fast, cheap, and I can get ideas from awesome pages and make my own spin on it! And best of all - it's easy! I have seriously been doing it every spare moment! The past two days have been torture because Jake has taken the computer with him and I have sat at home imagining the pages I could be making! Okay, so it's not that bad, but it is bad enough for me to scrapbook during the most recent BYU game and hardly even pay attention, which for me is huge! I have been using Scrapbook Factory Deluxe and I absolutely love it! It is user friendly and has tons of pre-made pages where you just drop your picture in or you can make your own custom pages. Here is a page I made in less than 10 minutes for Wilson's Quilt: Usually what happens when I scrapbook is that I get great ideas and then ruin it as I put too much on and there is no way to fix it. With this, I just delete it and I'm good! I am in love!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Welcome Hallie!!

I have a new niece! Hallie Peterson was born on Friday night and I have been able to babysit her the last few days while her mom gets some well deserved rest. She is adorable! She likes to stick her tongue out (as seen in the photo below) and she always seems to have the hiccups!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Death of a Black Widow - If you are sympathetic to spiders, please don't read on...

Last night my sister Alex found a MASSIVE black widow right outside our door:
There is Jake's shoe for scale, but seriously - the camera doesn't even come close to capturing the size of this thing! Since it is right outside our door and it is extremely venomous (I read on wikipedia that although it's unlikely to cause death, it's venom would be awful to endure) and since I am scared to death of spiders we decided that this spider couldn't be saved. Now those of you who really know me will know that even seeing this spider will give me nightmares, and unless we really make sure it is dead, I will have nightmares about it coming back to get me. So we made sure it was dead dead.
If you look really close in the picture above you can see the red hourglass. Freaky.
And then, like I said, we had to make sure that this spider was dead dead.
This was for my peace of mind. Those of you with arachnophobia will understand. My parent's sure didn't. They got mad at us for torturing this poor spider. But let me assure you - the spider was dead long before we torched it. This was just for my sanity.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Waterford Weekend - Day 2

After checking out of the hotel we went to the Salomon Center in Ogden and first played mini-golf

and then went bowling where Robbie almost won - Jake beat him after the last frame and Jake was the only one of us who bowled without bumpers!

After that we went and played on these bumper cars twice! We were the ONLY ones in the whole place because everyone else was in school so it was fun and we didn't have to worry about being too loud!

The last thing we did was go to this place called iFLY where you fly in this vertical wind tunnel and it simulates sky diving but without all the risks! It was crazy fun, but also really odd to have a ton of air flying up your nose! I'm going to try to get out movie of us skydiving on here, but who knows if I'm technically savy enough to do that.

All in all, we had a great Waterford Weekend!

Waterford Weekend - Day 1

Last week Jake and I took my little brothers Conner and Robbie on a fun filled two days before they start school. It's kind of a tradition in our family since they start school way after most people for them to get a weekend of fun while everyone else is in school. Since my dad is out of town, I was put in charge of it this year so we went to Salt Lake and had a blast! First we went to the Discovery Children's Museum at the Gateway:

Then we went to the zoo

Then we went to the hotel and swam, ate, and fell fast asleep - after some talking and giggling between the boys after lights out of course!