Tuesday, November 25, 2008


8 TV shows I love to watch
1. The Mentalist
2. The Biggest Loser
3. Survivor
4. The Office
5. Extreme Home Makeover
6. Lost
7. So You Think You Can Dance
8. The Bachelor!

8 Favorite restaurants
1. Carmelita’s
2. Fats
3. Costa Vida
4. Tahoe Joe’s
5. Olive Garden
6. El Torito
7. Outback
8. Jack’s

8 Things that happened today
1. Dallin helped me do the dishes
2. Did 3 loads of laundry
3. Started packing for our trip
4. Dallin threw a plastic cow at Evie’s face and got TV privileges revoked
5. Made sugar cookies
6. Listened to Christmas music
7. Cleaned the house
8. Read my scriptures

8 Things I'm looking forward to
1. Thanksgiving with my family!
2. Meeting my new niece Mabel
3. Getting my piano fixed (someday!)
4. Christmas!
5. Seeing temple square with all the lights on
6. Finishing the Book of Mormon by Christmas
7. Jason’s end-of-the-year bonus
8. Getting pregnant again

8 Things on my wish list
1. A new road bike
2. To find more energy
3. Trip to Disneyland
4. To not be sick this Christmas
5. More sleep
6. World peace
7. Books books books
8. More time to read books

8 People I'm tagging
1. Rose
2. Rose
3. Rose
4. Rose
5. Jenilyn
6. Jenilyn
7. Jenilyn
8. Jenilyn
(Now you guys really have to do it!)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm way behind..

Here's my attempt to catch up on my posting:

First of all, I am just now posting Halloween pictures (only a month late). My family came over for chili and cornbread and then we took the kids trick-or-treating down our street. Dallin loved it, even when it started pouring rain on us. :) And Cari and Alec get extra points for dressing up.

Two days later was stake conference, and Jason got a second calling: stake mission prep teacher. He teaches every other Sunday evening, along with his ward calling as the priest's quorum advisor.

Then, while we were at stake conference, we got a text (oops, what was Jason's phone doing on?) that my sister just had her baby two weeks early! Please welcome, Mabel Anne Petersen. She is absolutely adorable and we can't wait to meet her.

What else? Last week, I finally solved the dilemma of why Dallin was getting out of bed 15-20 times every night after we tucked him in and staying awake until 10:00. Dallin is officially done taking naps. And yes, I am still pouting over it. I didn't want to admit that it might be time because naptime, as we all know, is a special time for mommies. However, I had a really busy day one Tuesday and there was no time for his nap...and that night he went right to sleep, 8:00 on the dot, and stayed in bed until morning. I had to face reality and do away with the naps, although really, it is totally worth it because we don't have to spend two hours every night trying to get him to stay in bed.

Now, the biggest news of the last few weeks (and possibly the whole year for us Californians) is that Proposition 8 passed (hooray!) and all our hard work and prayers were answered. I spent so much time and hard work with this...putting our sign in the lawn each morning...bringing it in at night...it was exhausting. I mean, Jason did what he could, walking the precincts door-to-door for hours, spending an entire Saturday putting up door hangers all over Folsom....but I really took it to another level. :)

Last week was spent celebrating my Dad and Bethany's birthdays, which was really fun. We also celebrated Jason Tanner's birthday with a win for BYU and a big Tanner/Nartker barbecue, which is our favorite way to spend our Saturday nights.

At playgroup on Monday, three of my friends and myself decided to read the Book of Mormon by Christmas. So I got reading that night and was thinking, I am gonna have a hard time reading this much every night until Christmas, this took me two hours! My husband later reminded me that I was supposed to read 14 pages, not 14 chapters. That makes a big difference! He also told me not to tell anyone that I did that, but I couldn't help making fun of myself.

Now that I'm all caught up, I hope I will stay caught up so that you don't have to see the same post on my blog for a month straight. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!