Wednesday, October 31, 2007

S.W. convention?

Nope just Halloween with the Jorgensens '07
(the pictures are so bad because I didn't realize the flash wasn't on! I could just kick myself)
Obi-Wan Kenobi..............Kail
Padme Amidala...............Lily
Darth Vader.................Niels

Lily can not take a picture with out needing to pose- I think she and her cousin Kate should have a "walk off"

How could you not love Darth Vador if he looked this cute in the movie?

While Kail kept wanting Gary to come to the door with him, Lily would walk right up ring the doorbell (numerous times) then yell and I mean as loud as she possibly could "trick or treat" or "candy!" She cracks me up.

Kail hates to dress up- laothes it! He kept telling us "only two doors okay?"

I thought Lily was going to throw a fit about her costume it wasn't the kind of "royalty" she had in mind but the costume had a gun so she was all for it- she definitely is the princess that can take care of herself!

This Darth Vador costume has a cape too- it was so cute!

And a picture of our pumpkins. Kail's is the bottom one, he drew the face and I carved it out. Lily painted hers but after seeing Kails she insisted I "pull all the guts out" of hers too. Niels' has a pumpkin but it was too hard to carve (apparently I bought the wrong kind.)

I was pretty sad about costumes this year because I prefer to make my own but nothing is normal this year & I had to order the costumes. Luckily for me the Padme costume was sold out everywhere and I ended up piecing Lily's together. I think I did a pretty good job if I don't say so myself. Although I didn't finish the cloak in time. Oh well.

And just like everything else in the Army it was hurry up and wait except this time it was just HURRY UP (Gary said all night) He had to get at least 2 hours study time in and go to bed early. Next year will be better. We'll just have a "harvest party" at my parents home and let the kids open the door and hand out treats - that's all Kail wants to do anyway.


Friday, October 26, 2007

flash back friday

Who doesn't love a flash back?
Gary, Kail & Me hunting for the perfect Christmas tree in '03
Our friends Mark and Jacque Wimmer took us we had tons of fun on their snowmobiles.

This is Lily just back from the hospital, That is a shirt she's wearing not a dress but I had forgotten how tiny babies can be.

Kail holding Lily he was almost 3 years old. He didn't pay too much attention to her except to protect her from people. I remember one night when my friend Wendy came over for a second and was holding Lily, Kail told Wendy, "Give her back she's not yours" Then with a worried look on his face asked me if Wendy was going to take Lily home.

That's why I wanted a boy first, they tend to be protectors over their siblings.
Not that Lily needs protecting, she pretty much holds her own.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

7 degrees of blogging

Okay I've talked to a few people about this but no one ( that I've seen) has posted about it so I am. Have you ever decided to follow a link on someones blog that you know or don't just to see theirs and then follow another from that one and so on? I like to do it now and again -okay I do it all the time. When I do, it always seems sooner or later I stumble upon someones blog that I know. Like for instance my cousin Devry. I was just randomly going from blog to blog and ended up on a blog of a family who lived in Idaho then followed theirs to someones who lived in Arizona and on their friends links was the name Devry. I thought no way could this be my cousin, but it is an unusual name so I clicked on it an sure enough it was! I love it! So has this ever happened to YOU?

Who's blog is seven degrees from yours?

This is a picture of my cousin and her cute family

I hope you don't mind Devry I copied it from your blog ;)

(It just happened again so I am editing this post.)

from mine I went to 'my happy little life' -a blog I like to read that I found randomly it ended being a girl who used to live in my ward, then from hers I went to 'surfer family' , I do not know this girl but recognized my little sister's friend who was in a recently posted picture & who happens to have the same name as me, this blog had JaNae's blog under 'janae' (the other JaNae) then from 'janae' I could click on 'nicole' who is my sister and my sister has my blog link and then I've made a full circle which I really didn't mean with the whole 7 degree thing but still I've never made full circle before.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!
Gary: gee janae how much time do you spend in front of that thing?"
if only he knew how much fun it really us

Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy belated Birthday!!

Lily's 3rd birthday was in August but at the time I was sick & I couldn't do anything for her. So right before we moved we had an impromptu birthday celebration. Luckily at this age they don't know the difference!

Who needs expensive party favors- just blow up some balloons

Princess Kate

Someone needs to inform my gorgeous sister that she just had a baby

Niels is clearly having the time of his life

Niels' first balloon

Bff's (these two really know how to ham it up for the camera

So does Ohpa

Try as she might- maybe if the candles were on her head?

Kate couldn't wait, I think those first four ended up being hers

Kail. Kail. Kail! (mesmerized)

Needless to say we all had lots of fun and we watch

"Cinderella" 5-10 times a day. Thanks Aunt Nic

My baby could eat your baby

Right before we left, Niels had his four month 'well visit' appointment with Dr Johnson. His assistant started asking me the usual development questions. I got a little worried when her first question was "can he clap his hands?" Because he can't, when she saw the look on my face she said "oh those are for nine months" Whew! But he does look nine months! At the appointment he was 18 lbs (90th percentile) and 27 1/2 in. long (100th)
What is this kid eating?
Here are some pictures with his new cousin Sophie.
GIANT baby

What a difference 4 months and GIANT genes make!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Ghettoville oh um I mean Fayetteville, North Carolina

Well we made it! We are now in the most ghetto town I have ever seen. I'm sorry to all of you who love this place but I can't see why. Just 50 min north is the cutest town called Cary. They have a Whole Foods market and Trader Joe's and REI. But heck Fayetteville has the Food Lion and prostitutes! Who could ask for more? Our apartment complex is really pretty nice. And the apartment is spacious and I can actually see the family room from the kitchen which is more than I can say for our house. But we love love love being here just so we can be with Gary. He on the other hand isn't too sure about all the noise. June is here helping- a lot and trying to convince me that base shopping isn't so bad. I don't know if I'll let her go back home but I'm sure she's ready. We miss Utah but we are going to try our hardest to make a good go at this. Only 362 more days to go!

These last pictures are from Labor Day. Gary was able to come home for the weekend and while he was home we blessed Niels.