No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Well, Puget Sound said they would take two weeks to reply to us and let us know about a job, but.... two days later they called and offered us a job! AND WE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT!! Washington here we come!! This is such a scary, exciting, stressful, happy time in our lives! I am not sure when the job will start, it all depends on how long it takes to get the paper work done! Now, I have to start organizing things so the movers can pack it more easily! That's right... they are going to pack and move all of our things for us! I am so glad! That is the worst part of moving! What a good Christmas present!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Our Seattle weekend!!

We have returned safely, soundly, and OH SO TIRED! But it was well worth the fun we had! Here is a rundown of our trip!
On Thursday morning we left for Seattle. When we arrived that afternoon, we got a really nice rental car, and if it were in our budget, i would really like a car like that. It was a Pontiac G6. Then we went to a nice lunch at 13 coins. Then we rode on the ferry! What a fun thing to do! I really liked it because we could just park the car, and ride and play for an hour instead or being stuck in the car driving!waiting in the car for the ferry to let us on!

Elise and Lucy on the boat!
Our familyLucy looking through the gate on the boat

Then on Friday, Ben had his interview at 7:30 am. So Lucy and I got ready and went to our friends house. We were able to see Marcie and Melanie for most of the day! Marcie made us a delicious chicken salad sandwich lunch and we were able to chit chat for a bit!
After Ben's interview I asked him how it went, and he thought it went well. But we won't hear anything for about 2 weeks.

On Saturday, we had a fun-filled day with our good friends Ben, Marcie, and Melanie! We all went to Tacoma and rode on a fun train with Santa. It was funny to see Lucy and Melanie with Santa, they were both very skeptical!

After our sweet train ride, we all went out to eat! We weren't really sure of the area, so we picked a place from the GPS, and it turned out great! We ate at Anthony's restaurant right on the water. It was so pretty! The food was great and the company was best!! We always have so much fun with Ben and Marcie. We love them so much and who knows, maybe we will be spending a lot more time together!
Ben and Elise
Ben and Marcie
Melanie and Lucy holding hands
The girls again

The weekend went by too fast but we had so much fun! We had a great time and made so many fun memories!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oreo Dessert

I made this oh so delicious Oreo Dessert for our ward party tonight, and I thought i would share it's goodness with you!
1 package of oreos
1 stick of butter, melted
1 package of cream cheese
1 Cup of powdered sugar
1 big package of chocolate pudding
1 16 oz. tub of cool whip

Crush up all oreos, except for 6 cookies, with a rolling pin. Mix crushed oreos with melted butter. Press into a 9x13 pan. In a seperate bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in 1/2 tub of cool whip. Layer on top of oreos. Make chocolate pudding as directed on box. Layer on top of cream cheese mix. Use the rest of the cool whip on top of chocolate pudding. take the last six oreos and crush up a little and sprinkle over top! TA-DA!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm going on a trip and I'm taking......MY FAMILY!!

Seattle, Washington
This weekend, Ben has an interview at Puget Sound, the naval shipyard in Bremerton, WA. They are flying him down, and paying for a rental car, hotel, and food!! SO... We decided that Lucy and I would come along for the trip, and make a fun vacation out of it!! We only had to pay for a ticket for me, as Lucy is under two and free! I am so excited and proud of Ben for always doing good things for our family! I know he will do well and impress the pants off the interviewers!! And while we are in Washington, we get to see our good, sweet friends BEN, MARCIE, AND MELANIE!! I am just so excited, I can't wait! So, wish us luck and We will let you know how it goes!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

First Kiss!

On Saturday night we had our friends, the Sloan's, over for dinner! It was so much fun! Ben and I made a turkey and we had all the fixings for a Thanksgiving/Christmas feast...mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, jello, stuffing, rolls, and homemade pumpkin pie! It was delicious! Anyways, back to the main reason for this post! Lucy and Krew had their very first kiss last night! It was so funny, and i am glad that i got it on video! It is short, but oh so sweet!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Growing up!

It is still hard to believe we have a little girl! I took this picture of Lucy a few days ago, and she is looking so big to me! She is definitely growing up! Her hair is long enough for pig-tails and she doesn't cry when i do it anymore! And what a girl she is! she loves to wear mommy's necklaces and bracelets! She loves to kiss and hug her babies! I love that she is so girly! Gotta love Lucy!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dresser update

Ever since I finished our dresser, I felt it needed a little something more. So, one day Ben and I were shopping at the Idaho Youth Ranch, and found this mirror. I really liked it, but we had no where to put it. So once we had the dresser, I thought about that mirror and we went back to see if they still had it... and they DID!! and it was 50% off! I am pleased with the way it turned out!
"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo