Sunday, October 19, 2008

check out what I did!!!

Can life be crazier??

Here are a lot of pictures from yesterday!! Abby turned 1, as many of you may know. The past year has flown by, and I thank the Lord everyday for the wonderful gift of being a mother. We love Abby so much, and can't imagine life without her!
This is Abby eating her lunch. We had BBQ sandwiches, funeral potatoes, baked beans, and tracies delicious salad! It made for a great lunch!
I had my heart set on a huge cupcake for Abby. We actually found a cupcake store that made it for us. It was BEAUTIFUL! They actually just barely started making them, and so they all loved it and have it posted on their website! It sure was more pretty than tasty though.

This is the table we set up with the cake, Abby's picture and her memory box. I made a box (with Tracie and Cassie's help) and made slips of paper for everyone to write something to Abby that she can open on her 16th birthday. Letters of hopes and dreams for her, or something they love about her....etc. For those of you not in attendance, We would like you to add your letters as well. I have paper I can send, or you can send it on whatever you would like. We hope you will add your thoughts to this special day!

This is the big cake that everyone ate. It was quite delicous. The party sure turned out well. Thanks to Mom and Dad for the birthday call! Abby loved listening to you sing!
My camera died, and I don't have the pics of presents, or the eating of the beautiful but not so yummy Abby cupcake, but I will be getting some from Gail, and Cassie has some, so she might add them!
On other news..... I GOT INTO NURSING SCHOOL!!! I just found out on Thursday that I got accepted to the LPN program. I start in January and will have my LPN in December. I might be able to hop right into a bridge to RN which will only take another 2 semesters. So it's basically getting the job done, without taking a ton of pre-reqs that KS didn't accept. I'm super excited, and have been waiting SO long for this opportunity!
We hope and pray all is well. We love and miss you all!
Allison, Matthew, and 1 year old Abby

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Anne's first house

To the right is a close up of our wrap around porch and rock fountain.

The back yard has a cool little fire pit and lots of trees, including an apple tree on the side that's not in the picture.

For those of you who haven't heard, we're buying a house in Albany, Oregon. We feel like we were able to get a pretty good deal on it. It's a custom home on .21 acre with lots of cool features including covered RV parking, two gas fireplaces and a wrap around porch. The people who have lived in it are the same ones who had it built, and it has been very well taken care of. We think it looks like a small bed and breakfast.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cross Country--The Next Generation
Porter started running cross country at the middle school this year and he is loving it. (Must be the Haddock side of the genes) Today he ran a 6:05 mile (a new PR for him) and got 7th place! The first two pics are from today's race, the other two are from earlier races. One in particular was a mudbath.

On a side note, I just love all the clever sayings on the backs of the team shirts from the various schools. My favorite to date is: Our sport is your sport's punishment.

On another side note, we were amazed and thrilled at the announcement of a temple to be built in the "greater KC area". Its hard to put into words the feeling that comes over you when the prophet announces new temples and one is in your home, a place that you have lived for 12 years and grown to love. Its really, really the best.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Friday, October 3, 2008

More of the good stuff

Something about that lumber-jacket just gets me everytime.
Tuckered out.


So I thought I'd let you guys know that I made a post about my birthday shenanigans. It is on my personal blog and I am too lazy to redo the whole thing here. Check it out if you want on Jeremy's Random Blog.

P.S. This pic is about 6 months old. I'm older, cleaner shaved, and skinnier now.