Monday, November 24, 2008

breaking the block

I guess that I hit my first bout of bloggers block. It could be that nothing has happened to write about or that the steam has run out of my blogger or that I have been so busy that I haven't taken the time to read my email let alone blog. Honestly, it is the third option! Some of you might think that I still am having some post election blues, but I have moved on.
So what is happening at the house of Buntrock? Well Shane is leaving this Wednesday to elk hunt. Yes, you read that right. The man survives a plane crash, 3rd degree burns on his lower half of his body and 60 days in the hospital and yet he still wants to do a once in a lifetime elk hunt 7 months after this accident. We all are a little nervous about him going on a hunting trip but the one item that gives us some comfort is that he is not flying!! So he will be gone for his birthday and Thanksgiving(same day). Then he leaves for Washington D.C. on Monday to get home Wednesday.
I was in S. California last week for some What's your Virtue? business. We even ate lunch at the Bright Spot Cafe and saw Mark Ruffalo eating lunch. He was in 13 going on 30. It was a very positive trip and I will write more on this later.
Then last Friday morning, Madison, Haley, myself and two of Maddy's friends skipped school and went to see Twilight. I didn't love the two books that I read in the series, but I did really enjoy the movie. I would have to say that maybe my neck might belong to Edward.....

Friday, November 7, 2008

moving forward....

Ok, I am not going to lie. I was disappointed by the outcome of the Presidential campaign. It has taken me a couple of days to gather my thoughts about the changes coming to our country. It was a truly historic moment in time to have the first African American voted into office, but I wish I agreed with more of his policies. I am an American and I will give him the chance to be President. So for now, the only things I can do are 1. pray for him 2. pray for my country 3. pray for peace. It seems as though I will be very busy praying, but I will not have fear moving forward (just less money...).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fhe, cookies & trick or treating

I will apologize for the lengthy post that follows....Last Monday night the sister missionaries came over with an investigator and her daughter for Family Home Evening (FHE). Jessie gave a great lesson on Service and then we moved into the kitchen and decorated some of the best looking cookies and then delivered them around the neighborhood..

door bell ditching cookie deliveries (the kids favorite part). Above is Sister T.(hard name to say), Jessie, Shannon, Sister Harper, me and Haley. We all had our inner decorator come to the surface, some more than others, but all in all we had a great time. Thanks to the sisters for the opportunity to have a great family in our home!

Wednesday night Maddy and I had a mother daughter Halloween dinner, in costume no less. It was really fun and dinner was really good! Thanks to Ruth for all of her hard work with the achievement day girls. There will be a photo posted when I have it. But here was my cute mime, without all of her makeup(easier to eat dinner with). But I have to say that her costume idea was super cute and she pulled it off as only Maddy could. She even stayed in character all night while trick or treating, she did not speak a single word! Jake had a great time and he would say that trick or treating is his favorite holiday. He had a party at school on Thursday, that included super cute parade(see below).

But I loved the bat man pose that Jake made every time I took a picture. He loved everything about his costume and about being bat man for one night. He has already started talking about his costume for next year. It was a successful Halloween all around.