Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Life with Morgan

Last weekend was Morgan's last Fall soccer game. Her team's name this year is the Pink Comets. She has played with this same group of girls since we moved to Utah. They are a fun group with a lot of personality! Morgan, much to my and Sandy's chagrin, LOVES to play keeper. We just don't want that sweet freckled face to catch an errant cleat...yikes! She does have quite a boot though.

Another fun part of life with Morgan is Girl Scouts. We have a combined Brownie/Junior group that is comprised of about 20 girls. When they all get together it is rather loud! Last week, the meeting was at our house. We did some Halloween crafts and activities to prepare for our big Halloween bash this week. Morgan is difficult to spot in these pics. She was so intent on her Halloween word search that she has her head down. She is at the top of the picture, on the left, with the yellow pen. You will also spot Mallory(look for the peace sign) in the background acting goofy. She was helping out by teaching the girls a few Halloween songs and assisting the younger girls with their word searches.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Weekend Chores

We had a beautiful weekend to get out and do some chores around the house. We blew the water out of our sprinkler lines so they don't freeze and break during the winter. Tamara planted some perennials she got from the neighbors. The next couple tasks didn't go so well. We tried to clean the outside of our windows using the hose and the Windex spray. That seemed to work pretty well until the hard water dried and left deposits all over the glass. It looks worse than when we started. Now I need to buy a squeegee and a 20 foot extension pole. I hope the deposits will come off easily. The last task was sealing the stamped concrete patios in the front and back. That went well until I decided to let Mallory seal the curbing around the beds in the front with the rest of the sealant. She spilled the sealant onto the sidewalk (which I didn't want to seal because it is extremely slippery). So now I have two shiny squares of sidewalk and the rest normal. This week, I am working on my scooter which has an oil leak. The leak is from around the crankshaft, so this may be an interesting repair. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hold on a sec

Hey! No winter pics before some fall colors. Here is a pic we took a couple weeks ago when we took a ride on my scooter 2-up around the Mount Timpanogos Alpine Loop. I think we killed the scooter. It hasn't been the same since. The second pic is from the same ride. We stopped at Cascade Springs and walked around the trail. Pretty place.

What happened to the Wasatch?

Here is a picture from our bedroom window of beautiful Lone Peak, part of the Wasatch Mountains. Sandy took this picture on Friday. Big changes were supposedly on the way...

On Sunday morning, October 12, the Salt Lake Valley awoke to snow! This caused quite a bit of excitement in the Bostic household. The kids can't wait to hit the slopes. Morgan has been spotted around the house in her full ski regalia a couple times already this Fall. Even with the appearance of the first snow, we are still at least a month away from any resort having enough powder to open. Still, it is a beautiful sight...

However, not everyone was thrilled with the change in the weather. Storm(one of our cats), was a little offended to find that after getting to the relative dryness of the patio, she would have to go through the cold, wet stuff again to get back into the house!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rainy Weekend in Riverton

It was a rainy, cool weekend. Sandy had to work part of the weekend. Marcus' friend Chris was over. They played on the PlayStation all weekend. Mallory and Morgan were feeling creative. We baked cupcakes, painted, and made a few Halloween and Thanksgiving cards. Just wanted to share a couple of pictures of the future Food Network stars. :-)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

First Post Anxiety

Ok, here goes. Tamara and I (Sandy) are at Rovicos coffee shop with our friend Tara on a rainy Saturday evening in Riverton, UT. Since I don't have any images handy, here we are courtesy of PhotoBooth.