Monday, July 28, 2008

Breaking Bean

Amos has started randomly spinning in circles. We think its from watching "So You Think You Can Dance." (Sorry my laughing is obnoxious).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What Not to Read

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson.

I have been trying to turn over a new leaf and read more this summer, and up until now its been ok. I love reading, but I have a hard time choosing a book. When my Mom suggested Suzanne's Diary, I thought, "Sure, why not? She's a good person who loves me. Why would she make me read a book that would make me cry. And cry. And cry. And cry. And sob. And cry."

Not only was my mother kind enough to introduce me to this book, she was also thoughtful enough to take my picture while I cried because of it. Horrible, horrible book. Mean mommy.

Monday, July 21, 2008

And we're back.

Its been a very busy couple of weeks for us. It started with a cross country road trip for Eric. He went to Washington D.C. to help a friend pick up a mini van and drive it back to Utah. They made the 31 hour drive in 38 hours. Pretty impressive. As soon as Eric got home, Amos and I packed up and headed to Boise for some time with the Shavers. Eric came up later in the week, and we were so glad to have him back.

While we were there, we had the chance to go to the Twin Falls Temple open house. It was a hot day, but the Temple was beautiful.

I was so excited to take Amos swimming for the first time in Boise. He liked it, but not as much as he liked eating the stuff he could find around the pool.

My parents have three cows they keep in their pasture. The cows are really fun to watch, and really friendly. They will come right up to the fence and lick your hand. Their tongues feel like sand paper! They were a little overwheming for Amos, but I think he warmed up eventually.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


We're in Boise visiting my parents again, and it has been a great time to be with family. Amos and his cousin Morgan are old enough to start noticing one another. They are both a little possesive of Grammy, as is Grammy's own baby, Bruno (the dog). Grammy is loving all of the attention.

Morgan and Amos still love each other though, with Morgan giving lots of hugs, and Amos not quite sure what to make of it all.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Amos' new toys

Amos LOVES when Nan and Pop Horne visit. Who wouldn't love the endless attention? Not to mention all of the really fun new toys he got. As always, we ended up with some awesome pictures. Here is my favorite, Amos surrounded by the new toys Nan bought him.

Monday, July 7, 2008

I'd Love to Play!

Thanks for tagging me Annie, I love these things:

4 Places I go over and over:
1. The loop in our neighborhood I walk with the girls
2. Walmart/Costco (grocery shopping)
3. Cracker Barrel
4. To bed, I live for bed time

Last 4 people to e-mail me:
1. Eric
2. The Hornes (in-laws)
3. Facebook (someone requested Amos as their friend)
4. Kelli

4 Favorite Foods
1. Sushi. So much sushi.
2. Random, but, the Chicken Bryan from Carrabas, and their Caprese Salad
3. Popcorn
4. Vinegar (that's new baby Horne talking, she can't get enough???)

4 Places I'd Rather Be:
1. A spa getting a massage (we should go Annie!)
2. In the bathtub
3. Target
4. Eating out at a restaurant instead of eating my cooking

4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
1. Remember the Titans
2. Shawshank Redemption
3. Kinky Boots
4. Mean Girls

4 People I'm Tagging:
1. Eric
2. Laura Denner
3. Deveney
4. Emily

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July

Whew! I feel like I am just now recovering from the 4th of July. We somehow managed to have a great day, since just about everything we did was unplanned and an afterthought.

We started out by going to the Provo parade. Totally unprepared. I thought I was being so smart by bringing water and sunglasses. The people around us had chairs, tents, entire meals, and fans. We were just fine without all of that though. Amos had a good time, and seemed to be most fascinated by the Curious George balloon (my favorite too!).

After the parade we headed to lunch at Ihop. After lunch we swung by Walmart and picked up some steaks to BBQ, watermelon, corn on the cob, and potato salad. I sent Eric to the fireworks stand to pick up some sparklers, and he came back with things with names like "The Pyro Silo." I should have known better.

In the afternoon we all took naps and rested up for more eating. The boys bbq'd and the girls played with Amos. After dinner we set off some fireworks in our driveway, and watched our neighbors set off theirs. Amos liked the look of the fireworks, but the loud noises really scared him. It was kind of sweet how sad he got.

Once we'd blown through our own stash of fireworks we waited around to see if we could see the Stadium of Fire fireworks. Just as we were about to give up, our neighbors came and invited us to join them across the street in the cemetary. They knew the perfect spot and we had an amazing view!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Standing Room Only

Amos has started to let go of things to stand on his own. It is so funny, mostly because as soon as he realizes he's doing it, he just tips over. For the most part he pulls up on something else, and then lets go. Last night, for the first time, he just stood up right in the middle of the floor. Eric and I were both watching, and we just sucked in our breath waiting for the tumble. He stood there for just a minute, then slowly sat back down. It was awesome!

If your driver license says it... must be true!

No, we're not talk about my weight =) It's my Utah resident status. I have been fighting it for years, almost 7 to be exact. I cried the day I had to trade in my Oregon driver's license.

The point of all this is, Eric and I have chosen a new name for baby girl Horne:
Kherington Allison Horne.
We found "Carrington" on a baby name list and both really liked it. Being fans of So You Think You Can Dance, we were familiar with the "Kherington" spelling already. Eric prefers "Car," but I have exclusive baby naming privileges, so "Kher" wins.

I have often mocked Utahns for giving their children made up names with made up spellings, and here I am about to do it. When in Rome...