Monday, November 26, 2007


SO before Thanksgiving my family had a family home evening together with several relatives to celebrate my Payne grandparents' 65th anniversary. Maren even flew in to join the festivities. I feel so thankful for the heritage that I have and great family members.

Before the program(another Mom production) we had dinner together and I got this picture of the kid table:

It's funny how when you are a kid you can't wait to sit at the adult table and the older you get you long to be at the kid table(it's way funner). And even crazier still is that my grandparents sat together in Primary and probably never imagined sitting together many years later as eternal companions.

One of the highlights was the special appearance of the Grinch himself. (well not really-meaning not really the Grinch) Even with my dad in the costume that couldn't fool me. Ironically my dad is the exact opposite of what the Grinch represents. He is so giving and caring to everyone. He is always dedicated to his family, his students and his ward members. Thanks Dad for not really being a Grinch!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

6 things

Here goes for Laura tagging me. This is supposed to be 6 unique/weird things about me. Though there are plenty -my list is more like things that I can't change about myself even when I have tried.
1. I am a night- owl. I have all my life. I remember when I was younger, my mom tucking me in and later me turning on the light to do a puzzle or finish a book. In high school I read a lot at night or talked to Paul until the wee hours. In college even when I worked at 4:00 in the morning I couldn't go to bed until I finished my homework AND got some play time in. (and now I have a night owl child-I know and it is all my fault.)
2. I hate white socks. Why? I don't know. I rarely where them, mostly when I exercise and that is about it. I usually have socks to match the season. I am a classic candidate for what not to wear.
3. I know a lot of random songs. I think this comes from working at a care center and adult day care (early 1900's sing-a-long songs), my grandpa's radio in the barn (classical and oldies), watching musicals with my grandma, my grandpa's 8-tracks (why I love Pink Panther), my mom's "Rainbow Connection", my sisters' collection of records (good 70s&early 80s music),Paul listening to Casey Kasem's top 20 count down every week, the music part of Aca Dec, music classes at BYU, clogging (my country that I know), and waking up to Mormom Tabernacle every Sunday. Sorry Jaden- I know it's like living in a real musical.
4. I usually remember peoples' last names better than there first names. I wonder if that comes from church up bringing. ???
5. I usually have at least one eye open during prayers. This I have really tried to change. I think growing up in a big family I never wanted to miss out on any of the action, including prayer time.
6. I like hanging my shirts in order of color. It starts with the rainbow colors and then brown, white, black. I never realized how bad it was until I got married and Jaden tried to hang my shirts up.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Make It Work

Okay this is the lamest thing to blog about, but I have one show that I really like to watch-Project Runway! The fourth season starts tonight! I like the crazy things they make them do like make dresses from stuff at a floral shop, recycling plant, and the clothes they are wearing. I guess I just like the creativity that goes on. So watch what happens-Project Runway begins.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


This Halloween I got Jaden to dress up in something other than his scrubs. Yeah!! So we were the family from down under. It is not much of a costume but Jaden was the crocodile hunter, me-an alligator (not a frog with teeth) and Kayda the Kangaroo or Kaydaroo as some people called her. We went to the stake party and had the back of our truck ready for the trunk or treat but the carnival, dinner, costume parade and magic show all went over time so we had to skip out before it happened since we were going to valley for Jaden's clinicals. We did make it to the end of Duane's "Christmas" party (he was dressed up as Buddy on "Elf" and Lari was Jovie). So it was a fun Halloween. We just need a post-Halloween party to get rid of our candy or go reverse trick-or-treating (knock on people's doors and give them the candy).