Friday, September 30, 2005

Still excited for the Lion King tomorrow, even though our seats may not be as good as I originally thought, and the time isn't right either!

Mama needs a house

Mom needs a house. If she had 1 more bedroom we could have saved $150 this weekend and just stayed at her house. We need to get her an asset.

I think all 4 kids show sign with her and get her into something. I think you can gift someone up to $10,000 without having to report it to the IRS, so I think she could possibly dig out her SSI money, send it to each of us, where we then turn around, and with our name on the signature line, fork it over to a lender and get her into something.

I've been looking at townhomes and such, minimum of 2 bedrooms. She may not have a yard to care for... although she may have some sort of condo dues. If she has $500 a month to give towards rent, payment, she could maybe cover the costs herself, because she has a nice downpayment.

So, what do you think? She needs an asset. We could put it in our names, if she can't put it in hers for tax or government reasons. I am looking at a townhouse that's $119,000 right now. I just don't know how far out of her way it is, but it was in zip 97206.

Anyway, I think we need to start working on this.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


I admit to being so tired and scatterbrained this time around that I have to look at my blog to see where I am with this bunny. With Morgan I knew to the day where I was, but this time around, with the help of my tickers, I don't need to keep track, so I periodically check my blog to see where we are. Sad, sad, sad. On a good note, I found the PERFECT thing to knit bunny for the ride home from the hospital. This time, I'll try and make it a little bigger. I'm worried, because the instructions say, "intermediate", and I am at best a beginner, but I have.... 200+ days to figure it out....

Isn't it ADORABLE?!!!! ABSOLUTELY perfect. No booties this time. :)

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Morgan was chillin' on the couch, watchin' some boob toob, and I looked at her, and she looked like such a ...... kid! No baby in this pic!

Morgan Paige Fiero.... 20 months

Morgan watching the elephants.

More hoop girl

Trapeze. Too bad all their wires confuses the photo!

This gal was doing all sorts of tricks on this hoop 20 ft up in the air, and didn't have a harness. Egads!

We went to a fairly sad little Shriner Circus at the fairgrounds..... but the elephants were pretty cool. I just wish the sun would have been up, or down. Not in between my photo!

Smile Cookie face!

Cookie face


Thursday, September 22, 2005

I can't seem to figure out how to draw arrows on my picture to point out certain things, so I give up. I don't have the energy to look any more. Okay, you are looking at babytwo with the head up. It looks like it has bunny ears, which is appropriate, because it's our little easter bunny. In the middle, where it says Hi Dad, the little underscore is actually pointing at one of it's arms. The feet are below that all tucked up. When we were in the office, the baby waved at us, and even though I am 9 weeks, we were able to hear the heartbeat! It was exciting, and neat to see the new member of our family, growing away. I was accurate with my dates, and am due 4/28, but will probably have it 10 days early so that I don't go into labor before getting my Cesarean. The reason smaller hospitals don't offer the VBAC is because they can't guarantee immediate repeat Cesarean if it is needed. The OR's are just too small, and can easily be filled. So, a repeat C we will go. I had a great experience with it the last time, so am okay with doing it again. Anyway, meet the bab!

Monday, September 19, 2005

My latest TTDT layout. The theme was "stars".

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


The trip to Wyoming was a necessity, but it totally wiped me out. Morgan needed to meet her Great Grandma Rufi, who can't travel this way, so we had to do it. I was worried that the car part would be where we had our trouble, but thanks to a portable DVD player, Toy Story, and Ice Age, amongst a Baby Einstein video or two, Morgan was fine in the car. She just never slept, which means I never slept. I was a zombie the entire time, and was no fun. It was a very long week, and I am still recovering.

We drove 5 hours then stayed the night in Nampa with the Thorne's the first night, then drove 6 1/2 the next day before reaching Evanston. We stayed with Grandma 3 nights and then travelled on to the ranch in Lyman to stay with Aunt Kathy for the next two so that Steve could antelope hunt, which was a success. Then we headed home, travelling 6 1/2 hours to stay with JoRae again, and the remaining 5 the following day, to bring us home after being away a week.

I don't know when and if I can do that again, but I was glad to get Morgan to her Grandmother. I thought she would be afraid of her, but they actually did quite well, so the trip was a success. Thank goodness!

Morgan and her daddy.

Steve and his antelope.

This was so cute. Steve had gotten some eensy teensy splinters in his leg while antelope hunting which required tweezers and a magnifying glass, and Morgan sat down next to him and pulled her pants up too, although she didn't know why she was doing it.

One of the two elk that live at the Evanston State Park

I see you!

Another day at the park

Daddy, Morgan, and Grandma on the patio

Bebby bun! One of the goofiest pictures I've ever seen of my girl. I barely caught it!

Morgan at Grandma's house

A picture of a buffalo that lives at the state park

Helllooooooo up there.


Morgan hanging by her hands... with the help of daddy.

Morgan at the park.

Kisses for Grandma Rufi

Meeting Grandma Rufi and showing her belly button. She then wanted Grandma to show her hers!

Monday, September 05, 2005

I have updated this layout to be a charity auction, with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Humane Society. I find it amazing that people are still refusing to leave their homes because of their pets, instead risking starvation and disease in order to stay with their furry friends. Please bid high!

We are so excited about the smiling we are going to take a ride on the dog, whether he likes it or not!

We are kicking up our feet we are so excited about the smiling...

And another smile the next day!

Another smile on the SAME DAY!!!!

Oh my goodness! I didn't know when I got a new camera that it would come with smiles! Bare with me..... these aren't the best quality, I haven't had time to read my manual yet. Saving that for the trip to Wyoming... I am just so excited because I got a few smiles of my girl!

Friday, September 02, 2005


It's my 5th wedding anniversary. Morgan is going to hang out with "awh Been" and "baby" while Steve and I go out to dinner and a movie, which is a real treat for us. I can't even remember the last movie we saw in the theaters. To celebrate our big day, we are going to see "Wedding Crashers". Ha.

Steve sent me flowers and Morgan balloons yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of our rehearsal dinner. Ha!

Today he gave me the Canon Digital Rebel! YippEEEEE! The jacket I got him at the Sportsman Warehouse paaaaales in comparison. I'm spoiled!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

My latest TTDT - the theme was hardware store finds. I used a washer, nut, and some paint chips, as well as scrapbooking hinges and a drawer pull - I love the ragdolls and am going to use the colors in this layout on a Morgan layout. They are so cute!