Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trunk - Or - Treating!

We had so much fun at the church last night trunk or treating! And the kids had a GREAT time eating (and sharing!) all of their candy! I really love this time of year - when people seem to be getting together more for parties and just plain get togethers.

Mike and I talked about our favorite church gatherings / parties that we have been to in the last few years. He decided that his favorite is the New Years Eve party where we all get together and play games, dance snack and ring in the new year with breakfast at midnight. I really love all the time we share together with our ward family. It's hard being out in the middle of nowhere without a church building in our town.

So, back to the kids - Kali was a fairy, all dressed in beautiful pink. Abby was a witch - good thing she's not every day! Adrian wore a black gown and had cuts, scratches and scars on his face. I was the lunch lady. (I figured it was fitting...) Mike wasn't able to go this year, but we took a couple of friends in his stead. It all reminded me of how comercial things have gotten, and I can honestly say that it was great to let that go for this party.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Forgot To Tell You!

Sorry to post twice in one day, but I forgot to tell you about this really cool idea I got from a friends blog! I made a mosaic of pictures using the answers to the twelve questions below. I had a lot of fun, and when I was done we did my kid's mosaics. It makes me smile just to look at it! Thanks for the idea, Ashley! (

To make your own:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.

b. Using only the first page, pick an image.

c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into

The questions:

1. What is your first name? Erika

2. What is your favorite food? vegetables

3. What high school did you go to? ccdhs

4. What is your favorite color? purple

5. Who is your celebrity crush? billy corgan

6. Favorite drink? soda

7. Dream vacation? ireland

8. Favorite dessert? cream puff

9. What you want to be when you grow up? old

10. What do you love most in life? family

11. One Word to describe you. LDS

12. Your flickr name (or your blog name or handle or whatever) better-than-ewe

I'm Back

Wow! It's been a long week! I can't beleive all of the car business and family "stuff" that has gone on!

My aunt Cindy in OR got ahold of me yesterday and we were able to visit for a little while. It was awesome to hear from her, since we don't get to see eachother very much. (It's been a couple years...)

I've been trying to work with my guitar a little more - progress stalled a couple months back, and I have since decided that I need to get back on the band wagon. I bought the "Learn and Master Guitar" series from Legacy Learining. VERY worth the money. Steve Krenz is AWESOME to learn guitar from. My falling off the band wagon was NO fault of his, or of the instructional material. I just got lazy...

Tommorow is "Trunk-Or-Treating" at church, and I'm really looking forward to taking the kids. I have to get their costumes ready tonight, so I guess that means it's time to commit to something.