Sunday, August 31, 2008

I know, I know

I haven't been posting for two weeks now. I guess that's just the joy of not having internet...
We get internet this coming tuesday, and I will update all of you on what's been happening when it's finally here. I just thought I'd write this before my next long post so that you all know we're still alive! Updates and pictures, so many pictures, in two days! You wont believe how much has happened!!...That is, except for the fact that you'll see the evidence of what's happened right still wont believe it.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Last Week in Twin!

This last week, Porter figured out how to climb up...

...and down...

...his car seat! :) He ended up off of it and on the floor, and started to cry...he's so funny.

Jo fell over while sitting in her seat...

"I'm a turtle!"

I love my crazy sister.

Yesterday, Mom, Dad, Mikki, Jo, Porter, and I went down to Brigham City and ate at Maddox! If you've never been there, go! It's actually in Perry, Utah, but right by Brigham City. GREAT food...especially rolls!! :)

My great little traveller...hopefully he'll be this good on the drive to Oregon!

So, I got my hair trimmed and my bangs cut (which has been heavenly, let me tell you), and then my hairdresser, Kellie Thomson (friend since third grade!!), added some extensions! I just wanted to try it out. I'm not sure if I like them or not...

They're black!! I had a choice of various shades of pink or purple, or black...I think this one is the most "normal" out of all of them.

Seth is home!!! He came in as I was in the middle of doing this! I'm so glad he's here! He doesn't seem to like my extensions much, so maybe I'll take them out :) What do you think?

PS: We head out to Forest Grove at 9am tomorrow!! AH!!

Cookie Recipe

This is for all of you APX girls! Chelsey reminded me of it the other day, so here it is!!

1 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. brown sugar
1 lb. butter
6 c. flour
3 eggs
2 tbs. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Can add:
3 c. choc. chips
2 c. nuts
3 c. raisins
2 c. nuts
1 1/2 c. oatmeal

(I usually just do one bag of choc. chips)

Preheat oven to 350. Cream sugars and butter in large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Change to a sturdier whip, and add flour, soda, and salt. Blend in desired additive and mix. Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until top is slightly brown. Let set on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing.

Enjoy!! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008


...I was going to post a bunch of videos for Seth from my parent's camera, but Mikki dropped the camera's kinda not working right now. Sorry, Seth. They were cute videos too. I guess I'm just not going to be able to post videos ever! :(

Here are some pictures, anyway! The two of Porter were taken just now with Becca holding Porter. :) Becca is in town for a recital and master class that she's doing tomorrow for Mom's violin students. The two dogs are Senji and Duchess. Senji is my parents and Duchess is from the Christensen's place. They are brother and sister, and mom babysits Duchess when she can...which is actually a lot! :)

This is Senji...

...and this... Duchess :)

Porter has had a rash since before we left from Texas. I think I'm going to take him to the doctor this week to check it out because it has spread to his arms. I wonder if I could just get his shots when I go instead of waiting till he's actually 6 months.

Seth has hit his goal of 261 installs! He wanted that many because that's an even number in dollars...and more than we've ever made. We certainly need it! I'm very proud of Seth! I'm really glad he's such a hard worker, and has a drive to get things done. He even sold some items this last week!!

Porter and I sure miss you, Seth!!

I had a fun week! I finally got some pairs of jeans! I've needed jeans for a long time, but since it was summer, I didn't think it was too important to get it. Now that fall is coming quickly, I definitely needed them!
I spent pretty much the rest of my birthday money on a couple nice shirts that can be casual or dressy, which is good.
I also got to go out to Coldstone with Monica and Chilie's with Chelsea! It's nice to hang out with good friends! Monica is engaged and will be married in a couple weeks, and Chelsea got married right after I left for Texas!! I think it's very exciting! :)

Yesterday, I went to Corinne Casperson now Anderson's wedding reception. She looked absolutely gorgeous! It was really good to see her, and I'm glad she is so happy! While I was there, I also saw a lot of old friends that I haven't seen in a long time!
I love Twin Falls...

PS: I realized I didn't say anything about the memories on here! I had a great time reading them!! Good times...I love all of you! :)
Thanks for posting them!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Trip to Twin

Porter and I arrived safely in Twin Falls, ID! We had a really great time in Texas, and already miss the Texas friends and the APX wives!! We hope you're all doing just great!

This is the first time in over five years that all of my siblings have been together! So, to celebrate, we went to the Twin Falls Temple open house! It was gorgeous!! The Reese family joined us, and it was really great to see them!

Arika Julienne Gourley, our niece, was baptized on Saturday in Jerome, which is right by Twin. We are so proud of her! Before we got to the baptism, we took some family photos and went to eat sushi at Sushi Ya...real yummy!! The only family members missing from the pictures are Seth, Donnie, and Paige. We wish they could've been up here with us. It was a lot of fun to be with all the family over the weekend!

Here we are!! Aren't we just so cute ;)

All of the girls with their brother! Poor Rob ;)...Becca was being a bit of a bum and not cooperating, so I might have to do some editing, but I think it's really funny! Love you, Becca!

Arika with Porter! He's more interested in the strings on her dress than the camera :)

Little Robbie and his adorableness!

Seth's news: He's been doing well with his installs! He got 19 last week and is very close to his goal! Go Seth :)