Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Our Halloween

Our Halloween was pretty boring. Ashton and Dalton are still too little to go trick or treating (Jer wouldn't even let them dress up....I just have to give him a hard time). We just hung out and handed out Halloween candy and when we were just about out we bailed. We went to my parents house so they could see the boys in their Halloween pj's (they had to have something if they weren't going to dress up). Grandma and Grandpa Reese had a little treat bag for them that had many fun items. They were very excited. I think their favorite from the bag was a plastic cup that had a straw. Ashton thought he was pretty hot stuff with his cup. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the Halloween goodies. Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! ! !

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

After years of waiting....It's finally here!!!!!!!!!!

That's right, Cheesecake Factory is in Salt Lake City. It is by Nordstrom at Fashion Place. My two favorite things right by each other. It opens Thursday November 1st at 5:00. This is my favorite place to eat. Words can not express how excited I am. I am hoping (and begging) Jeremy will take me there this weekend. I am already craving the Dulce De Leche cheesecake! ! !

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

Last night for family night we carved pumpkins with my parents and my sister and her family. We had Jack O Lantern pizza's for dinner in honor of our pumpkin carving. It was a really fun night. I think we did pretty good if I do say so myself. Thanks for letting us borrow your house Ken and Mary Ellen.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I have never been really big into Halloween. I have never even known why we have it. So I did some research to see why we so called celebrate this day. Most of you propably already know but those of you who don't and want to know why this is what I found out......The modern holiday of Halloween has its origins in the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain (pronounced SOW-in). The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is regarded as 'The Celtic New Year'.[2] Traditionally, the festival was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. The Ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, where the bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.[3][4] When the Romans occupied Celtic territory, several Roman traditions were also incorporated into the festivals. Feralia, a day celebrated in late October by the Romans for the passing of the dead as well as a festival which celebrated the Roman Goddess Pomona, the goddess of fruit were incorporated into the celebrations. The symbol of Pomona was an apple, which is a proposed origin for the tradition of bobbing for apples on Halloween.[5]

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Drive

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it. Every year I have wanted to have a family picture taken up in the fall leaves, but never have. So today we went for a drive up to Mantua to have some pictures taken in the fall leaves. But we were about a week or two late. They are all gone for the most part. But it was still pretty up there anyway. (We just had to stay clear of all the deer hunters). Now I will have to wait another year to get my fall family pictures.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ashton's First Word............Uh Oh!!!!

Ashton's first word was uh oh. He is a thrill seeker and not afraid of anything. He does before he thinks. We have alot of oopses at our house with him. he almost always has a scratch, bumb, or bruise somewhere. I feel like all I ever say to him is no, and uh oh. And he caught on to the uh oh. We also call him mister chuckels because he laughs over everything. I have never in my life seen anyone who is always so happy. I hope it never changes.

Dalton's First Word............What's That?

Dalton's first word was What's that. He is very observant and cautious of his surroundings. He observes everything. Right from the minute I get him out of his crib in the morning he starts saying what's that to everything. Especially lights. He loves to look up at lights. He is also quite photogenic. Can't you tell?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Let The Healing Begin

As many of you know I have been struggling with a disorder most of my life. This last year has been especially hard. I very rarely go anywhere, or talk to anyone because I hate the way I look. I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder. There I have said it. I am a little embarrassed about people knowing, but I also want people to know why I am the way I am. I have been to a lot of doctor's and have been on several medications in the last ten years. But, nobody in Utah really knows how to treat it. There is a clinic in L.A. that specializes in treating this disorder. I have been down there for evaluation, and have decided to move to L.A. for one month for intense therapy. If all goes well I will be going in March. Then I will continue therapy in Utah for at least one to two years. I want all of my family and friends to know how much I appreciate all the love and support they have given me. I couldn't do this without all of you. I love you all so much!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Grandma Bischoff

Last Tuesday after Jeremy went on his helicopter ride, we went and saw Grandma Bischoff. We hadn't seen her since the family reunion. She is the sweetest person in the world. Ashton and Dalton had so much fun. They explored every inch of her house. We Love you Grandma Bischoff.