Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fall Happenings

I'm a little late posting this week. For the last week I've felt pretty yucky. About once a year I get an attack of gastritis (a precursor to an ulcer) and this was the week. I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday where I got some good drugs and I'm finally feeling better. In addition to the pain it makes me feel light headed, woozy and nauseous - fun! The doctor said I should be fine but to call him if I start throwing up blood - yeah that made me feel good

Despite feeling yucky most of the week we managed to pack a lot of activities into the week.

Jim spent a few days in Spokane and while he was gone I had my Moms of College Girls Support Group (we all have daughters who have gone off to college this year, the girls were all friends together growing up). We have decided to change our name to Play Group! We had a potluck dinner ( I took a pasta salad) and we each brought something to put into a care package for each of the girls. I brought cute little bags of homemade caramel corn. The packages were full of lots of fun stuff - Cali called after receiving hers to say it was amazing!!! We plan to get together once a month so watch for more care packages Cali! (sorry boys!)

Thursday during the day I hosted a Kikapaprika Party - it is a new Direct Sales company my friend Kim Shaw has started. They make casual clothes for women. I served lunch to the group - made a yummy Asian Noodle Salad, homemade bread and apple crisp.

Thursay evening was my Camp Craft Ladies night - the craft ladies from camp and the Destiny leaders - we had a craft room tour in September and decided to get together once a month to be crafty! This month we made these darling stuffed pumpkins out of beautiful tapestry fabric. One of the gals had seen them at Hallmark for $30.00 and we made them for $10.00!

Friday was a no school day so Tessa slept in while I went to an American Mother's Board Meeting.

That afternoon we had a fun fall activity. Jim, Tessa and I went to the Apple Festival over at Portland Nursery - it was a perfect fall day for it.

Wetasted lots of yummy apples and pears and then bought some of our favorites Since Jim eats 5-6 apples a day on his diet we go through ALOT of apples.
We also enjoyed some apple strudel ala mode at the festival!

It was time to harvest the pumpkins in the back yard. We let Tessa pick her pumpkin first.
and then we let the neighbor kids come pick out a pumpkin - we had nice big ones this year (pumpkins, not neighbor kids!)
Of course Delcan always gets a little bit of the preferential treatment from Jim!!
My Young Women's lesson this week was on living the Lord's Standards so I decided to pass the lesson on Elaine Dalton's Conference talk from this past weekend - an excellent talk!!
I made these handouts for each of the girls - they turned out so cute I just had to share. I wanted them each to have their own yellow banner that would remind them of Sister Dalton's call to Return to Virtue. We all have some area in our life that can be worked on and improved - some area that we need to Return to Virtue in. I attached the card and ribbon to a yellow pencil.
I haven't forgotten about the College Kid update - since this post is getting a little long I will do it in a seperate post!


Logan said...

You know times have changed when your mother tells you that you have a boring facebook page!

Cali said...

ha. I love the pictures of Tessa. Your a DORK! The kids looks so big:) Molly is getting really tall. AHHH. Declan is my phone background picture :)!! and of those pictures.....hmm funny story

Michelle Wilkes said...

So, when are you going to post the pictures of the pumpkin crafts you made with your camp leaders on craft night?

Tamara said...

Thanks for your updates on the family. . . .Glad the BYU students are having a blast (hope they are getting some studying in). You all get an A plus in my book. Smiles and Hugs from Aunt Tamara!

Tamara said...

Thanks for your updates on the family. . . .Glad the BYU students are having a blast (hope they are getting some studying in). You all get an A plus in my book. Smiles and Hugs from Aunt Tamara!

Emily said...

Wow you accomplish more during a yucky week than I do in a really good week! I hope you are feeling better. I would love to know some of the other ideas that were in the care packages. We are looking forward to feeding your crew this week and seeing you in 11 days.