A little of what the Thompson's are up to.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sara + markers =

yesterday I'm browsing craigslist for like the 100th time trying to find a decent treadmill in my price range (so if you know of one for sale or have one to lend let me know), I should have known Sara was a little too quiet....

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Halloween

Check out the girls in their costumes, they are princesses but can you guess which one?

If you can (and I haven't previously told you) I may bring you one of these for your brilliance as this is not a very well known princess.

Aren't these little pumpkin cakes cute? made even easier as I found this brilliant product made by Wilton at Michaels and so each one of them slid effortlessly out of the mini bundt pan.

Need a yummy fall dinner idea? I got this from a magazine Brooke gave me for my birthday, a delicious and healthy fall vegetable chili, I served it over rice and it was delish.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

morning commute

Eric got moved to the West LA office and now he has to battle the 405 freeway every morning and night. So far he has been trying to leave early enough to avoid traffic. This morning he left at 7:20am and is stuck on the 405 at a standstill because of this wildfire near the Getty Center. So sorry darling, the girls and I wish you a safe and bearable crawl to the office, thanks for doing all of this for us, we love you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Prop 8

If you have 6 minutes to spare check out the video above, I come from a pretty diverse family who make many choices that don't go along with my beliefs but I have the ability to teach my children how and when I please about these things. Lets keep our right to choose, YES on 8.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thank Heavens for....

Oh My Thursday, you left me thankful for a
On Thursday we had an interesting incident at our house leaving me oh! so grateful for my FABULOUS SISTER-IN-LAW who is currently blog less but is there on the other end of the phone for crazy advice relating to my kids and then has no problem when I show up on her doorstep to leave a 2yr who just woke up so I could take big sis to the WONDERFUL PEDIATRICIAN who can help get noodles out that are stuck in an AMAZINGLY BRAVE 4YR OLDs throat.

Yeah that's right, weird, Kate was happily eating her fettuccine noodles and tells me one feels like its stuck, I look in the back of her throat and there it is dangling, we tried drinking, blowing the nose real hard several times (this has happened before, once, and Kate blew the noodle out of her nose) gargling, coughing and trying to sniff it back down all to no avail. And so we woke up little sis, took her over to fabulous sister-in-law and went to wonderful pediatrician who was quite stumped as to why the noodle would just be stuck there. A little saline wash up the nose and some coaching from our very nice nurse Doris and Kate did cough the noodle out. Anyhow, no more stringy noodles for Kate. And thank-you Trader Joes for yummy FROZEN BURRITOS that were dinner as what I had originally planned to make was no longer an option due to the fact that I had a stake primary leadership meeting the same night. And I am also grateful for my cute family who will happily eat frozen burritos for dinner and not complain.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

like it?

Like this? It could be yours if you bid high enough here. All money goes to a good cause, Christmas is getting closer...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


You've got to be in it to win it! Check out Bakerella's blog for some fun giveaways, ends tonight. Also don't forget to check out Thursdays for Nie, something will be auctioned off every Thursday to go towards the Stephanie Nielsen Recovery fund.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

PB & J anyone?

I'm not really political, hey I can't even vote but this issue is pretty big right now, my household is Yes on Prop 8 - A friend sent me this:

Defending Marriage: ...The issue is simple – trying to protect what God created. I personally find it amazing that a society thinks it has the right to redefine something God was so clear about defining.I know it sounds silly, but it's like trying to redefine a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you put peanut butter on one slice of bread and jelly on the other. But then someone comes along who says, "I don't like jelly, just use peanut butter on both slices of bread - but I still want you to call it a peanut butter and jelly sandwich." It doesn't mean the same thing and you can't redefine a PB & J just because you like the way the name sounds better than a peanut butter and peanut butter sandwich! It's a different combination and it needs its own definition......Have any of you ever seen that commercial where the bride is trying to make her way to the altar, but she keeps encountering obstacles? She trips over cans tied to the back of a car; a flower girl tries to block her way; a wedding guest trips her with a cane. Finally, after the groom is restrained from going to the bride's aid, words come up on the screen: "What if you couldn't marry the person you love?If you didn't know any better you'd think, "Oh my gosh, how horrible if someone couldn't marry the one they loved," right? That commercial very cleverly misguides people to think that proposition 8 is going to keep couples of the same sex from being able to be in a legally binding union with all the rights of any other legally bound union. That's not what this is about! Same sex couples that would like to commit to each other legally have been able to do that for years. This vote isn't going to change that right, this vote only applies to what they are able to call that union. They want to redefine the peanut butter and jelly sandwich!... I hope you enjoyed the analogy as much as I did!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall food faves

So is the cooler weather really here to stay? Myself and several others I know are dying to make soup and other cold weather fave's, today I did, I made a turkey meatloaf with Roasted Winter Vegetables. No pics sorry, my food pics never turn out all that appealing. As a side note does anyone else struggle with the organic issue? Its been on my mind a lot lately, I really want to buy organic but I just don't think my budget would allow. Anyway, I read this little snipit in a magazine that said "going organic can be costly so prioritize, 1)milk 2)meat and 3) fruits and vegetables." I really like that and think I am going to start by buying organic or soy milk for us, I already buy the organic eggs at Costco. Meat will be the hard one as it really is a bigger expense but if you think about all the crap they are pumping the animals with.... anyway, its a tough one for this household, we are trying our best and I have to say, I've been trying to come up with more vegetarian options these days. Enjoy the cooler weather, I hope its here to stay and I challenge you all to post your fave soup/winter recipe.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Parenting class

As part of Kate's pre-school I have to take this retarded parenting class, really it's 95% a waste of time, not to mention I'm struggling to find someone to watch Sara. Anyway, today as I was there all I could think was that to learn to be a better parent I need to sit and listen to these women, really I want a lunch date with them. I can't describe the feeling I get when I hear them speak, they are amazing and inspiring women of Christ.

Julie B. Beck

Silvia H Allred

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

these are a few of our favourite things

Books, Kate was sick, real sick. Sara just sat with her big sis and read books.

Fairy wings.

Crafts especially if they can include glitter.

Pony rides.

My girls are the best!