Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to Em

Well, my baby is now 9 years old.  She didn't have a big party... only the family.... but it was fun.  We took "broken glass jello" to her school for a treat, ate dinner at McDonalds, and went bowling
Broken Glass Jello (recipe on my sister's blog at
She wanted a Webkinz cake.  My decorating tools are stored in a box in a storage unit, so I was limited to using a butter knife, toothpicks, and a ziplock bag.  We came up with a "Wheel of Wow" cake, that she liked. 
Birthday cake with chocolate coins and polly pocket items as the prizes. 
I hope she had a fun birthday.  Love you Em!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Presidents Day Fun

On Monday, everyone had the day off, so we went to explore.  This is one of the many beautiful views we saw.  We drove on the back farm roads, and just poked around.  At one point, a big truck came zooming up behind us, so we scooted over to let them past.  We got into the mushy snow, and it pulled us off the road into a snowbank.  Then we had to wave the fast truck down, to turn around and come pull us out.  We both laughed at how we slowed him down, by trying to let him speed up.  We also drove to the Teton dam site, and went to the Teton Flood Museum. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

We're getting all settled down,  living among the Mormons.  It is quite a cultural change.  Even at school, they call each other "Brother and Sister"!  The kids are enjoying school and making new friends.  Tony enjoys going to work and getting to know everyone.  I spend my time cleaning the mold in my apartment, and doing all the wifely/motherly things I always do.  We went ice skating last night for FHE.  Em was a whiz, zipping all over the place, Tony did quite well too.  The boys and I hobbled around the edges, feeling proud of ourselves when we could stop without running into anyone.  It was a really fun evening!!!!  Our new phone numbers are as follows:  Tara - (208) 206-2255, and Tony (208) 313-5324. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Address

We finally got to move into our apartment!  As grateful as I am to family who let us stay with them, it's so nice to be in my own place.  Such as it is.  I am thankful that it is only temporary, until our house sells, and we buy a new one!  Em had a good day at school yesterday, and is excited to have so many LDS kids in her class.  The boys started school this morning, and I cried.  They were fine and had the help that they needed, but it was really hard for this emotional mom.  This morning I am sitting at the laundry-mat, keeping an eye on our clothing.  I will be really grateful to have my own washer and dryer again!  This whole experience is making me thankful a lot of things that I generally take for granted!!  Our new address is: 520 Yale Ave, #101, Rexburg, ID 83440.