Friday, October 31, 2008

I WON!!!!

My sis, Lene just called and asked if I had won the Memory Mixer from LeeLou...I said WHAT??, she continues with, "It says Janiece won!!???" Good thing I didn't have anything in my way from the kitchen to the computer...I would have ran it over and...
...And the winner of the oh so coveted Memory Mixer Software goes to...Janiece!!!

Thank you Leelou!!! I am so excited!!!

Not A Morning Person

I really am not a morning person, maybe because I stay up LATE, but after seeing this I might have to become one. 7:30am MST
Isn't that AMAZING. I am always in awe of sunsets, they make me feel a special peace, but this was beyond beauty. Our Father in Heaven sure has an eye for color.


Art work by: Cynthia Young Fackrell

Thursday, October 30, 2008


10/31/08 2:55am I never have had very good luck at winning drawings and so I wasn't surprised when I didn't win anything, but I have to tell you GO CHECK OUT the new Christmas Layouts and Buttons at Leelou .
She has had one amazing party...Today is her last day to check out her givaways!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thank You's and Jack-O-Lanterns

I love to share our garden. When the pumpkins are ready I let who ever wants come HELP THEM SELVES! The little Pre-schoolers are the best! I LOVE thank you cards!
Three of our favorite neighbors came to show us their pumpkin art! To CUTE Hu!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Our list of top 100 things about me #28 is this weeks SPT from Lelly. Mine is my youngest son is in Indiana.

Derek is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Indiana Indianapolis Mission.

His Mission boarders along Ohio where Josh served. It is hard to believe that Derek has already been gone
6 months.
Derek is a total kick, he is outgoing and VERY strong willed. He has a temper, but as
I always say...the Heart of a Lion.
I miss his hugs and the way he says,
"Mommy, I love you".
I am very proud of his choice to serve a mission. He truly understood why it was important for him to do so...if you ask him it was because of Obedience...and that is it plain and simple...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Chewy = A Good Night Sleep

My husband told me last night that he kept having dreams about Chewy from Star Wars. He kept "hearing" him in his dreams. As he was waking up he rolled over to....
Yep...I was the sound he was hearing...but at least I was getting a good nights sleep!

Visit LeeLou

Couldn't help but share the news...visit Leelou's blog!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Would the Real Josh PLEASE stand up!

Let me introduce you to my oldest child, Josh. These are the things you would expect to see him doing...

Sparing with his younger brother Derek. Doing advancement testings and presenting new ranks to his Taekwondo students.Competing in tournaments

Playing on his computer

Going to church meetings

and he isn't afraid to let his friends give him "silly" nick-names
Josh has a great group of people he has started to do stuff with and I have to say I am LOVING seeing the side of him, we always see at home, NOW being shared with other people. He is so darn funny and loves to just set and laugh. I swear he can quote all of Princess Bride and pretty much any of the "Office" tv show. He takes his responsibilities seriously and is a real gentleman

And now I see he is turning GQ on us too!

I guess I should not be surprised when I ask him how his day was...this is the answer I get...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkin Art

When you have a BILLION pumpkins only so many get taken off your hands, by who ever you can get to take them, what do you do with the rest?

I visited Sayda's blog and she had this idea...

Pretty darn cute hu?

Gold spray paint, ribbon and I added silk flowers to a couple.

I think I will pass 1 gold to 50 orange ones to my neighbors...

I'm off to load the trailer!

I am hoping...

I am struggling.

I am not a crier, yet that is all I want to do.
If I am awake I find myself close to tears.
I find myself not wanting to get dressed.
I find myself alone, though I am not...
I find myself not wanting to do what I usually enjoy.
I find myself awake at 3am not being able to sleep.
I find myself confused.

I don't like change, right now I feel a change that is tugging on me.
Is it the seasons? Is it the worry of a child not happy?
Is it normal?

Will this too pass like the clouds?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Itsey, my Chihuahua, is going to have puppies or more likely a pup. She has begun what the breader calls the "nesting stage". She has gathered 4 of her favorite "little toys" and has them tucked neatly into her basket. If you try to touch them she gets very upset. She even tried to nip at me! She spends all of her time in her basket unless she needs to go out side for a potty break.

This is how she spends her days
This is her go a head and try look!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Lelly's SPT is # 21 on our 100 list.
and is...
I was married in my parents back yard.
I believe this is a repeat of last weeks SPT. It is fun to look at the picture of Lene, Bonnie, Karen, Janys, myself, Kirk, Chris, Danny and Monte and to be grateful that I know where all but one of these friends are at 27 years later. I am lucky to have lived in such pretty places.
Janiece & Kirk July 1981

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Garden Has Been Put Away

Kirk getting the garden cleaned and tilled for the winter.

Ro and I gathered the pumpkins so that the pumpkin patch can be tilled up today.
It really is a sad feeling to see all the fresh produce gone from the garden, and just dark dirt waiting for next Spring.

Priceless Photo

Ro and girls getting ready to fish
Can you believe this picture was taken 1 week after our snow storm???!!! Yep, it is fall in Idaho!
For those questioning minds that want to know...Yes, this is in our backyard.

Weekend Company

My brother Ro and his girls came and spent the weekend with us. Ro is a total "hands on" kind of dad. His kids LOVE to cook and bake. "C" the youngest favorite channel on TV, the cooking network...yea she even hums the songs of all the shows. I LOVE IT

Friday, October 17, 2008


Leaving the SLC Airport
Our daughter Kira is serving in Argentina, and we hear from her via a Monday email.Today, I got a letter! I think MAYBE she is getting excited to come home too.
She says she is getting nervous about coming home. I am sure she is!